Films al Fresco – Melrose Movie Nights

June 30th, 2023 through October 21, 2023
(all films begin at sunset*)

Yolanda García Park
East 159th Street and Melrose Avenue.
South Bronx

Nos Quedamos is proud to present a wonderful program of family-friendly films during the summer and fall of 2023 as part of its new free screening and park activation series, Films al Fresco – Melrose Movie Nights.’ Starting on June 30th and continuing through October 21st, Films al Fresco is curated to delight movie lovers of all ages with some of the most endearing animated films ever produced. Films al Fresco will showcase popular and culturally-relevant films that uplift, inspire, and entertain in a safe outdoor setting in your favorite community space—Yolanda García Park!

Join us with your folding chair or Yoga mat and settle in for a summer of animated movies right in the heart of Melrose Commons. The popcorn is on us! *  😉

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* To find out the approximate predicted time for the sunset of the next screening date, or get information on the day’s air quality, click the appropriate graphic —

June 30, 2023 - “ENCANTO” (Rated PG)

A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.

This screening was Postponed due to detrimental air quality in the region at the time. See forthcoming screenings below.

Next Up: Sepember 2, 2023 - “LIGHTYEAR” (Rincón Criollo Community Garden's annual "Back to School event")

(This screening was rescheduled from an earlier date due to regional thunder storms)

Legendary space ranger Buzz Lightyear embarks on an intergalactic adventure alongside ambitious recruits Izzy, Mo, Darby, and his robot companion, Sox. As this motley crew tackles their toughest mission yet, they must learn to work together as a team to escape the evil Zurg and his dutiful robot army that are never far behind.

Rincón Criollo is located at 749 Brook Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451

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September 23, 2023 - “RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON” (Rated PG)

Raya and the Last Dragon travels to the fantasy world of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in harmony long ago. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people.


The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jackaccidentally stumbles on Christmastown, he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But not everything goes as planned.


Nos Quedamos
Friend of Yolanda García Park
NYC Parks Department

Films al Fresco – Melrose Movie Nights is generously supported by a NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund grant from City Parks Foundation.

This event is part of Nos Quedamos’ yearlong programming in celebration of our 30th anniversary.