#InTheLoop | Queens Botanical Garden Screens Family-Friendly Films in the Great Outdoors
BY QEDC It's In Queens
It’s green, beautiful, and a wonderful place to watch a free film.
Queens Botanical Garden’s Movie Nights returned with Moana on June 3. The series partners family-friendly films on a big screen in the Oak Allée with thematic activities, food, and live entertainment.
Here’s the remaining schedule.
A Bug’s Life is on Friday, July 9, at 7:30 pm. The Pixar/Walt Disney production follows an ant that deals with hilarity and incompetence while trying to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers.
Take a dance lesson and watch Grease on Saturday, July 16, at 7:30 pm. Opposites attract as high school seniors Sandy and Danny have a magnetic summer romance in this classic film, but will it cross clique lines?
Make clay dinosaur artifacts and watch Jurassic Park on Saturday, July 23, at 7:30 pm. Paleontologists Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. Ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt in this special effects masterpiece, which is Steven Spielberg’s most successful movie.
Make miniature flower medallions and enjoy Encanto on Saturday, July 30, at 7:30 pm. The Madrigals are an extraordinary Colombian family living in a charmed place called “Encanto.” Every child has a unique gift, except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the family’s last hope when the magic surrounding Encanto is in danger.
Get your fortune told, watch a cooking demo, and enjoy Princess and the Frog on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 pm. Tiana’s plan to open the finest restaurant in New Orleans takes a slight detour when she meets Prince Naveen, who’s been turned into an amphibian by evil Dr. Facilier. Mistaking her for a princess and hoping to break the spell, Naveen plants a kiss on Tiana, turning her into a frog, too. The pair hops along on an adventure through the Bayous to seek the help of a powerful voodoo priestess.
Make botanical remedies and watch Jungle Cruise on Friday, Aug, 19, at 7:30 pm. Dr. Lily Houghton enlists the aid of wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff to take her down the Amazon in his ramshackle boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal and might change the future of medicine.
Non-member ticket prices to Movie Nights are $17 per adult and $15 per child, student, senior, and individuals with disabilities. Children under age four can attend for free. Each ticket includes a $5 food voucher, complimentary craft or performance, depending on the night’s program. Four-packs are available for $55.
Queens Botanical Garden’s main entrance is at 43-50 Main St.
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