All-Star Film Festival

An image card showing baseball artifacts and food being made. The text reads "Watch the films you love. Rediscover the power of the game. Reimagine ballpark favorites."

The bases are loaded with baseball history just in time for the All-Star game.

Watch your favorite baseball films on the big screen!

See rarely displayed objects from players who changed the game, and hear from baseball history makers at Giving and the Game

Reimagine ballpark favorites at Cooking Up History: Exploring the Northeast


Giving and the Game

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On Friday July 13, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., spend the evening exploring how baseball can change communities, with the people that changed the game and the objects that made baseball history at this special reception, part of our All-Star Baseball Film Festival!

Enjoy ballpark favorites with a special twist! Our custom menu will include:

  • Mojito Brined Pork Medallion, Mint & Parsley Gremolata
  • Ropa Veija, Tortilla Chip, Cilantro
  • Red Beans & Rice
  • Roasted Eggplant Spears, Cuban Mojo Aioli
  • Arroz con Leche 

Get up close and personal with rarely viewed objects from our baseball collection. 

Celebrate and explore Latino baseball culture and the impact of baseball on communities with baseball players and leaders, philanthropists, and historians. Panelists include: 

  • Omar Minaya, special assistant to the New York Mets' General Manager
  • José Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation 
  • Adrian Burgos, scholar of Latino and Afro-Latino baseball history, editor-in-chief at La Vida Baseball 

This is a 21+ event. Tickets start at $65.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Luis Tiant will be unable to attend.

The program is made possible by the Fidelity Charitable Trustees’ Initiative, a grantmaking program of Fidelity Charitable, through the museum’s Philanthropy Initiative. The Initiative is also made possible by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and David M. Rubenstein.  In addition, Giving and the Game is supported through a gift from Cordoba Corporation and a partnership with the Smithsonian Latino Center and La Vida Baseball.


Baseball on the Big Screen

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Catch your favorite baseball film at our special screenings Thursday through Sunday. 
Tickets are $13.50 and up, or see every movie for $58.

Thursday, July 12
6:00 p.m. | A League of Their Own  with special introduction by curator Eric Jentsch
8:30 p.m. | Eight Men Out
Make it a double feature.

Friday, July 13

7:30 p.m. | Sugar
9:30 p.m. | 42  with special introduction by curator Eric Jentsch
Make it a double feature.
Make it an evening to never forget and join us for Giving and the Game, a special reception!

Saturday, July 14

6:00 p.m. | Field of Dreams
8:00 p.m. | The Natural
Make it a double feature.
Before each film, enjoy a musical performance of baseball classics for the organ by Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Orchestra pianist Tony Nalker. 

Sunday, July 15
4:45 p.m. | Moneyball 
7:00 p.m. | The Pride of the Yankees
Make it a double feature.
Before each film, enjoy a musical performance by our artist-in-residence interns, Hannah Rose Baker, Kelly Bosworth, Rose Rodgers, and Libby Weitnauer.


Cooking Up History: Exploring the Northeast

People sit in a test kitchen, having fun. Text reads "Cooking Up History, Friday July 13"

Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks … and kielbasa and sushi.

The food we serve at the ballpark says a lot about the community inside and outside the ballpark. Join guest chef Brian Peterson to explore regional folkways of baseball at Cooking Up History: Exploring the Northeast on Friday, July 13, at 1 p.m.

Free! No tickets needed!