FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES IN NYC THIS SUMMER

That’s right, every single flick on this list will cost you exactly zero dollars. So mark your calendars (or just save ours) and maybe even splurge on a new sweet picnic basket/blanket set-upNYC

May/June

MAY 28
Sat
Spider-Man
Space for chairs and blankets; bottles (no glass!), and picnic food all OK.
Lawrence Virgilio Playground, Queens
JUN 7
Tue
Breathless
Music by local DJ before screening. Space for blankets, chairs, picnic spreads.
Central Park Cedar Hill (Fifth Ave & 79th St)
JUN 10
Fri
The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe
Music by local DJ before screening. Blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK. Close to bars and restaurants.
Washington Square Park
JUN 17
Fri
Air of Paris
Music by local DJ before screening. Blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK. Close to bars and restaurants.
Washington Square Park
JUN 24
Fri
Subway
Waterside park; music by local DJ before screening. Blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
Transmitter Park, Brooklyn
July

JUL 1
Fri
The 400 Blows
Waterside park; music by local DJ before screening. Blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
Transmitter Park, Brooklyn
JUL 6
Wed
Scream
DJ starts at 6pm. Blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
McCarren Park, Brooklyn
JUL 6
Wed
The African Queen
Reserved seating for Cinema Stars! contributors; blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
JUL 6
Wed
Mad Max: Fury Road
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 63, Chelsea
JUL 7
Thu
Singin’ in the Rain
Great view of Manhattan skyline; bike valet; DJ Emch, and a short film curated by BAMcinématek prior.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
JUL 8
Fri
Minions
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
JUL 8
Fri
April and the Extraordinary World
Music by local DJ before screening. Space for blankets, chairs, picnic spreads.
Riverside Park Pier 1 (500 West 70th St)
JUL 13
Wed
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
DJ starts at 6pm. Blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
McCarren Park, Brooklyn
JUL 13
Wed
L’Atalante
Reserved seating for Cinema Stars! contributors; blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
JUL 13
Wed
Jurassic World
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 63, Chelsea
JUL 14
Thu
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Great view of Manhattan skyline; Bike valet; DJ Emch and a short film curated by BAMcinématek prior.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
JUL 15
Fri
Un Flic
Music by local DJ before screening. Space for blankets, chairs, picnic spreads.
Riverside Park Pier 1 (500 West 70th St)
JUL 15
Fri
The Peanuts Movie
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
JUL 20
Wed
The Fast and the Furious
DJ starts at 6pm. Blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
McCarren Park, Brooklyn
JUL 20
Wed
Sonita
Reserved seating for Cinema Stars! contributors; blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
JUL 20
Wed
Trainwreck
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 63, Chelsea
JUL 21
Thu
Grease
Free popcorn.
Pier 96 in Clinton Cove (West 55th St and the Hudson River in Clinton)
JUL 21
Thu
Purple Rain
Great view of Manhattan skyline; Bike valet; DJ Emch and a short film curated by BAMcinématek prior.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
JUL 22
Fri
Cleo
Music by local DJ before screening. Space for blankets, chairs, picnic spreads. Close to bars and restaurants.
Tompkins Square Park
JUL 22
Fri
Shaun the Sheep
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
JUL 27
Wed
10 Things I Hate About You
DJ starts at 6pm. Blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
McCarren Park, Brooklyn
JUL 27
Wed
Rivers and Tides
Reserved seating for Cinema Stars! contributors; blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
JUL 27
Wed
The Big Short
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 63, Chelsea
JUL 28
Thu
It Happened One Night
Great view of Manhattan skyline; Bike valet; DJ Emch and a short film curated by BAMcinématek prior.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
JUL 29
Fri
Boyfriends and Girlfriends
Music by local DJ before screening. Space for blankets, chairs, picnic spreads. Close to bars and restaurants.
Tompkins Square Park
JUL 29
Fri
Kung Fu Panda 3
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
August
AUG 3
Wed
The Royal Tenenbaums
DJ starts at 6pm. Blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
McCarren Park, Brooklyn
AUG 3
Wed
Girl Asleep
Reserved seating for Cinema Stars! contributors; blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
AUG 3
Wed
Creed
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 63, Chelsea
AUG 4
Thu
American Graffiti
Great view of Manhattan skyline; Bike valet; DJ Emch and a short film curated by BAMcinématek prior.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
AUG 4
Thu
The Goonies
BYOB (we mean blanket!); food OK.
Union Square Park, North Plaza (17th St & Union Square East)
AUG 5
Fri
Penguins of Madagascar
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
AUG 10
Wed
Audience pick (TBD)
DJ starts at 6pm. Blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
McCarren Park, Brooklyn
AUG 10
Wed
Suzhou River
Reserved seating for Cinema Stars! contributors; blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
AUG 10
Wed
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 63, Chelsea
AUG 11
Thu
Selma
Great view of Manhattan skyline; Bike valet; DJ Emch and a short film curated by BAMcinématek prior.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
AUG 11
Thu
Grease
BYOB (we mean blanket!); food OK.
Union Square Park, North Plaza (17th St & Union Square East)
AUG 12
Fri
Goosebumps
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
AUG 17
Wed
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Reserved seating for Cinema Stars! contributors; blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
AUG 17
Wed
The Martian
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 63, Chelsea
AUG 18
Thu
A League of Their Own
Great view of Manhattan skyline; Bike valet; DJ Emch and a short film curated by BAMcinématek prior.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
AUG 19
Fri
The Princess Bride
Free popcorn; beverages and snacks available for purchase.
Pier 46, Greenwich Village
AUG 24
Wed
Embrace of the Serpent
Reserved seating for Cinema Stars! contributors; blankets, chairs, picnic spreads OK.
Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
AUG 25
Thu
Public vote
Great view of Manhattan skyline; Bike valet; DJ Emch and a short film curated by BAMcinématek prior.
Brooklyn Bridge Par

September
SEP 8
Thu
Girlhood
Blankets and food allowed (no booze); rain plan (move it inside if inclement weather).
Columbia University, Rotunda, Low Memorial Library (535 W 116th St)