WATCH FREE MOVIES THIS SUMMER IN NEW YORK CITY PARKS

Courtesy of Hudson River Park.

It’s summer time, so grab a blanket, head to your nearest park and check out these free movies!

MIDTOWN

BRYANT PARK
Sixth Ave. between 40th and 42nd St.
Manhattan, NY

The gravel area surrounding the Lawn opens 4pm.Lawn opens at 5pm for spots and the film starts at sunset (usually 8-9p.m.). No dogs, chairs, tables, or plastic ground coverings permitted. Captions on all films.
Food by Hester Street Fair on the Fountain Terrace.
New this year: Beer and Wine Lounge on Upper Terrace.

SHOWINGS:
July 2: A League of Their Own (1992)
July 9: Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
July 16: Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
July 23: The Princess Bride (1987)
July 30: When Harry Met Sally (1989)
August 6: The Wiz (1978)
August 13: Thelma & Louise (1991)
August 20: The Terminator (1984)

TRIBECA

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WESTFIELD WORLD TRADE CENTER OCULUS PLAZA
185 Greenwich St.
Manhattan, NY 10007

Playing classics and modern hits.

SHOWINGS:
July 12: When Harry Met Sally (1989)
July 13: Moonstruck (1987)
July 14: Lady and the Tramp (1955)
August 8: Mean Girls (2004)
August 10: Coming to America (1988)
August 11: Elf (2003)

FLATIRON DISTRICT

UNION SQUARE PARK
North Plaza (17th Street from Broadway to Union Square East)

Seating opens at 6:30 p.m. Movie begins at sunset. Alcohol is not permitted.

SHOWINGS:
August 2: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
August 9: Hairspray (2007)

CHELSEA

Courtesy Hudson River Park.

PIER 62
23rd St at the Hudson River
Manhattan, NY 10011

A movie with a sunset view. Child-friendly options available in Pier 46.

SHOWINGS:
Big Hit Wednesdays, Pier 63
July 11: Get Out (2017)
July 18: The Big Sick (2017)
July 25: Jumanji (2018)
August 1: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
August 8: Wonder Woman (2017)
August 15: Lady Bird (2017)
August 22: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Family Fridays, Pier 46
July 13: Moana (2016)
July 20: Wonder (2017)
July 27: Jumanji (1995)
August 3: Paddington 2 (2017)
August 10: Spice World (1997)
August 17: Karate Kid (1984)
August 24: Coco (2017)

UPPER EAST SIDE

CARL SHURZ PARK
East 86th Street & East End Ave,
New York, NY 10028

Free Insomnia Cookies with the movie!

SHOWINGS:
July 31: Paddington 2 (2017)
August 8: Night at the Museum (2006)

UPPER WEST SIDE

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RIVERSIDE PARK
West 70th St.
New York, NY 10115

Park opens at 6:30 p.m. and film starts at 8:30 p.m.

SHOWINGS:
July 11: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
July 18: Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
July 25: Toy Story 3 (2010)
August 1: Coco (2017)
August 8: Summer Wars (2009)
August 15: WALL-E (2008)
August 22: Up (2009)

HELL’S KITCHEN

DECK OF THE USS INTREPID
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, Twelfth Ave. at 46th St.
Manhattan, NY 10036

SHOWINGS:
July 13: Friday the 13th (1980)
July 27: Dunkirk (2017)
August 10: Ghostbusters (1984)
August 24: Community Choice Pick

BROOKLYN

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BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
334 Furman St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Movie with a view of the Lower Manhattan skyline.

SHOWINGS:
July 12: Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
July 19: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
July 26: Paris is Burning (1990)
August 2: Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
August 9: Wayne’s World (1992)
August 16: Love & Basketball (2000)
August 23: Wonder Woman (2017)
August 30: Public’s Choice (BigPoint Break, The Matrix or Dance, Girl, Dance)

PROSPECT PARK LONG MEADOW
Grand Army Plaza entrance
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Family-friendly environment with live music.

SHOWINGS:
July 18: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
July 25: Alice in Wonderland (1951)
August 1: West Side Story (1961)
August 8: Space Jam (1996) 

MCCARREN PARK
Lorimer St. between Bayard St. and Driggs Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Playing mostly from the 90s favorites. Live music by local bands before the movie. Food trucks at the event.

SHOWINGS:
July 11: Jawbreaker (1999)
July 18: When Harry Met Sally (1989)
July 25: Love & Basketball (2000)
August 1: Hackers (1995)
August 8: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
August 15: Die Hard (1988)
August 22: Musical Movie Night
August 29: Audience Choice

QUEENS

Courtesy of Socrates Sculpture Park.

SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
32-01 Sculpture Park at Broadway
Queens, NY 11106

Showing independent and international films, with English subtitles, next to the park’s art installations.

SHOWINGS:
July 11: Monsoon Wedding (2001)
July 18: Black Mother (2018)
July 25: The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
August 1: Loveling (2018)
August 8: Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
August 15: Tampopo (1985)
August 22: Kedi (2016)
August 29: The Passionate Thief (1960)

HUNTERS POINT PARK SOUTH
Center Blvd, Long Island City
NY 11101
SHOWINGS:
July 19: Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
August 16: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
September 15: Ratatouille (2007)

GOVERNOR’S ISLAND

GOVERNOR’S ISLAND PARADE GROUND
Governors Island
New York, NY 10004

First time Governor’s Island is showing free movies in the summer. View of Lower Manhattan skyline. Movies are all NYC themed, preceded by a short film from a NYC-based director.

SHOWINGS:
July 13: Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
August 10: Ghostbusters (1984)
September 14: The Last Dragon (1985)

RANDALL’S ISLAND

RANDALL’S ISLAND PARK, FIELDS 42 AND 81
Randall’s and Wards Islands
New York City, NY 10035

SHOWINGS:
July 8: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Field 81
July 22: The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Field 42
August 5: Coco (2017), Field 81
August 19: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Field 81
September 9: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Field 42

Courtesy of Hulu.

ROOSEVELT ISLAND

SOUTHPOINT PARK
Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044

Playing movies under the Queensboro bridge with a view of the Manhattan skyline. Contests, prizes, and food at the event. Family-friendly environment.

SHOWINGS:
July 6: A League of Their Own; (rain date July 13)
July 20: Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi; (rain date July 27)
July 21: The Fifth Element; (rain date July 28)
August 3: Black Panther; (rain date August 10)
August 17: A Wrinkle in Time; (rain date August 24)

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