#InTheLoop | Queens Botanical Gardens Screens Family-Friendly Films Outdoors
BY QEDC It's In Queens
It’s green. It’s beautiful. It’s full of nature. And now it’s an outdoor cinema.
Queens Botanical Garden will present Movie Nights in the Oak Allée this summer.
The first-ever series will show family-friendly films on a big screen along with thematic activities, food, and live entertainment. Plus, purchasers will have after-hours access to the Flushing oasis.
Zootopia is the opening night choice on Saturday, June 12, at 7:30 pm.
Bunny Burrow Bazaar — QBG’s themed marketplace for the event — will sell Night Howlers (blueberries in a fresh fruit bowl) and Pawpsicles (fruit-flavored popsicles). Animal print badges, bunny ears, and police whistles are also in the mix.
Next up is Dirty Dancing on Friday, June 25, at 7:30 pm.
Margaret Batiuchok will offer free dance lessons before the movie and she’ll lead some moving-and-grooving afterward. Kellerman’s Mountain House Bar, the themed marketplace, will peddle Watermelon Margaritas and Classic Sliders.
An animated Alice in Wonderland is on tap for Friday, July 9, at 7:30 pm.
Attendees will mix herbs, flowers, and plants to take home in tea bags. Plus, the Queen’s Dining Hall will be stocked with tea and cake.
QBG, whose entrance is at 43-50 Main St., is still working on details for the next three screenings, which all start at 7:30 pm. The lineup includes Raya and the Last Dragon on Saturday, July 24; Wonder Woman 1984 on Friday, Aug. 6; and Abominable on Friday, Aug. 20.
Tickets to Movie Nights are $15 per adult and $12 per child, student, senior, and individual with disabilities. Children under age 4 can attend for free. Each ticket includes a $5 food voucher, a complimentary craft or performance, and a $10 parking voucher. Plus, four-packs are available for $50. (Registration is required.)
Images: Queens Botanical Garden