3 More Films: At Waterside’s Summer Movie Series!

If you joined us for our showing of “The Wizard of Oz “, you know what a good time we had.

If you didn’t, don’t worry: There are still three more films to see on our scenic NYC outdoor plaza – as part of our Summer Movie Series!

And all screenings are free!

Coming up:

Friday, August 24th – “Labyrinth” (7:30pm) 

Monday, August 27th – “From Up On Poppy Hill” (7:30pm)

Tuesday, August 28th – “Toy Story” (8:00pm)

Popcorn and an assortment of beverages are provided!

You’re welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. And, of course, your friends.

(Location: Outside on the Plaza – of Waterside Plaza. At 25 Waterside Plaza, NY, NY 10010.
Need directions? Here you go: https://gowaterside.com/visit/ )

Spotlight onFrom Up On Poppy Hill” 

Set in Yokohama in 1963, as Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics, the beautifully animated From Up on Poppy Hill tells the story of a high school couple’s innocent love and the secret surrounding their births.

The film evokes both a wide-eyed hope for the future, and an aching nostalgia for a past that can never be recovered.

Written by Academy Award Winner and the legendary founder of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, and directed by Goro Miyazaki, the film marks the first creative collaboration between father and son.

This English language version features the voices of Christina Hendricks, Anton Yelchin, Gillian Anderson, Beau Bridges, Jamie Lee Curtis and Bruce Dern.

From Up On Poppy Hill - Waterside 2018 Summer Event Series, NYC
From Up On Poppy Hill

Register for any of our scenic screenings on Eventbrite.

See you on the plaza!

Photos: Kimya Dawson at Waterside

We were so thrilled to have Kimya Dawson here at Waterside!

And so were her fans – some traveled over 100 miles to see the show!

Here are a few photos from the event:

Kimya Dawson - at Waterside in NYC

Kimya Dawson - at Waterside in NYC

Kimya Dawson - at Waterside in NYC

One of our favorite Instagram posts was from Deanna Young (deannagyoung), who wrote:

“I probably heard Kimya Dawson’s My Cute Sweet Fiend Princess when I was 13 or 14. I can’t remember my exact age but I remember the shyness and sadness and strange ability to relate to songs that perfectly captured the extremes of being a kid who spends to much time in their head. More than 10 years later, my heart is full and my favorite human is filling NYC with her songs. Now to solve the rest of my daily crises..”


Thank you for joining us for this very special night.

Coming up next in our Summer Music Series: George Gee Swing Orchestra
Wednesday, July 25th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

George Gee’s 8th album is: “Swing Makes You Happy” – and that’s exactly what this show will do! When the George Gee Swing Orchestra plays popular songs from the Swing Era, you’re sure to feel more pep in your step. George Gee Swing Orchestra’s appearances include MTV, the Apollo Theater in Harlem, and ABC’s Good Morning America.

RSVP for George Gee Swing Orchestra’s show at Waterside! (Note: This event will take place rain or shine! If it rains, we have an indoor space to sway and swing in!)

(Find all our 2018 Summer Events here.)

A Royal Good Time!

Saturday was an exciting day! Not just for the Royals (although we assume it was pretty special for them too) but for us here at Waterside and The British International School of New York.

Waterside is home to The British International School of New York so we celebrate our two countries coming together every day!

We collaborated to host a merry Royal Wedding Watch Party.

Tea and scones were served – alongside the viewing of pre-wedding coverage.

Royal Wedding Watch Party – at Waterside and The British International School of New York

The New York Times stopped by (coverage to come in a special issue of the paper).

Classic Movies Come to Kips Bay

This year, Turner Classic Movies brings Big Screen Classics to just a few select theaters – including our local AMC Kips Bay 15.  (Just a 10-minute trip away, via the M34/M34A.)

Nostalgia nearby!

“Fathom Events and TCM bring some of the greatest titles ever back into movie theaters. In addition, these classics will each be accompanied by exclusive commentary from TCM hosts who will provide insight, background and more, making these events that movie lovers won’t want to miss.”

This spring and summer, the films showing are:


"Vertigo" - Showing at AMC Kips Bay 15

“A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. ”



"Grease" - showing at AMC Kips Bay 15

“Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?”


Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard - showing at AMC Kips Bay 15

“A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star’s script, only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.


The Producers

"The Producers" - showing at AMC Kips Bay 15

“Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.”



"Big" - Playing at AMC Kips Bay 15

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.”

The Big Lebowski

“‘The Dude’ Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.”


South Pacific

"South Pacific" - showing at AMC Kips Bay 15

“On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission.”

Enjoy these classics in your neighborhood!

Liveliness and Lantern-Making: Celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Today begins the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Year of the Dog.

It’s a beautiful cultural event and the city offers plenty of ways to celebrate!

Some awesome options:

19th Annual New York City Lunar New Year Parade and Festival

Chinatown NYC Lunar Parade 2017 from Anonymous Motion on Vimeo.

“In its 19th consecutive year, Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Parade is unarguably the city’s biggest and most popular celebration of the holiday. Beginning at Mott and Canal streets, the parade will make its way through Chinatown, showcasing festive floats, dancers, and music groups before ending near Sara D. Roosevelt Park. It all happens on Sunday, February 25 starting at 1 p.m.”


Lunar New Year Family Festival

Drawing of Girl and Dog - Lunar New Year Family Festival Poster - for the Museum of Chinese in America)
(from mocanyc.org)

“The Museum of Chinese in America in Little Italy packs an afternoon full of activities. From 11 a.m. on, drop in for festive performances and workshops — including a lion dance kick-off — plus kid-friendly arts and craft classes. Little ones will learn to make rattling drums from household supplies, decorate paper pups and customize lion masks with foil paper, pom poms and more. (215 Centre St., 855-955-6622, mocanyc.org; $12, free for kids under 2)

NY Daily News

Family Sundays: Himalayan New Year

Adult showing a child how to make a craft - at the Rubin Museum - Losar Family Day: Himalayan New Year Celebration
(From the rubinmuseum.org)

“The Rubin Museum of Art invites families to celebrate Losar, the Himalayan New Year, as well as Lunar New Year each Sunday in February. There will be opportunities for family art-making in which participants can create a Earth Dog-themed mud painting, interact with therapy dogs, add their wishes to the Wishing Tree, and enjoy a DIY gallery scavenger hunt. FREE”

Mommy Poppins

Lunar New Year Celebration

Women doing a ribbon dance - part of the Lunar New Year Celebration - at Museum of the City of New York
(from mcny.org)

“Come ring in the Lunar New Year as we celebrate the coming of the Year of the Dog. Join us for a special Ribbon Dance performance hosted by the New York Chinese Cultural Center and Dance China New York. Get hands on for a lantern-making activity to learn about traditional stories around the holiday, and enjoy a special snack. ”

– At the Museum of the City of New York

And if food is your preferred way to celebrate, this is the day for you! Partake in one of the many sumptuous banquet dinners.