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New York Outdoor Movies: Free Movies in New York City-Summer 2018

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Nothing is better than a summer evening in New York City. And on weekdays after work my favorite thing to do is pack a picnic and head to the park to watch an outdoor movie. There is something about watching the sunset over the city that makes me happy.  Even though the summer in NYC can be both exhausting to your body and your bank account one of my favorite things to do is catch a free outdoor movie with the hubs or my girlfriends.

The great news is that you can find an outdoor movie for free almost every night of the week. To make it easier for you I went ahead and put together a list of all the Free Outdoor Movies being offered in and around New York City this summer. I will try to update this list on a rolling basis so bookmark and be sure to come back to see any updates.

Before we get to the list of movies here are some of my tips in order to make the best of your movie night.

  • Get there early. Locations like Bryant Park and the Intrepid Fill up Quick so if you want a spot make sure to get there early.
  • Bring a Blanket and/or something comfy to sit on.
  • Movies usually start at Sundown so pack a picnic, a good book or a deck of playing cards.
  • No Glass. Some of you may want wine. Technically Alcohol is not permitted however if you must decant into a non glass container. I like to use my S’well bottle.
  • Clean Up After yourself. This is one of my favorite things to do in NYC. Don’t ruin it for your neighbors.
  • Unplug. Instagram and Facebook will be there when the movie is over. This is a great time to just live in the moment.

New York Outdoor Movies - Free Movies in NYC All Summer

New York Outdoor Movies for Summer 2018

Week of July 2nd

Tuesday July 3rd

Black Panther, Samuel N. Bennerson 2nd Playground

The House, White Playground, Manhattan

Independence Day, Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island

Justice League, McCarren Park, Brooklyn

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square), Manhattan

Bedtime Stories, Bellevue South Park, Manhattan

Jumanji Seaside Wildlife Nature Park, Staten IslandBest For

Star Wars: The last Jedi Bronx Park Amphitheatre (in Bronx Park), Bronx

Rocky John Paul Jones Park, Brooklyn

Friday, July 6, 2018

Southside With You  Harlem Art Park, Manhattan

The Lego Batman Movie WNYC Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

Le Boucher (The Butcher)  Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park), Manhattan

Stormy Weather Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Lamberts Lane and Arlene Street (in Father Macris Park), Staten Island

Happy Feet Heritage Park, Staten IslandBest For

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle St. Mary’s Park, Bronx

Movies Under the Stars: Despicable Me 3 Claremont Park, Bronx

Marshall Lawn (in Herbert Von King Park), Brooklyn

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Hotel Transylvania Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan

The Greatest Showman Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfe’s Pond Park), Staten Island

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Maine Avenue and Neal Dow Avenue (in Westerleigh Park), Staten Island

Wonder St. James Park, BronxBest Fo

Pacific Rim Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Field 81 (in Randall’s Island Park), Manhattan

Week of July 9th

Monday, July 9, 2018

Little Miss Sunshine Bryant Park, Manhattan Must See

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hotel Transylvania 2 Asser Levy Playground, Manhattan

Movies on the Pier [Fill In} Valentino Pier, Brooklyn

Movies Under the Stars: Pitch Perfect, Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park), Staten Island Best For

Paddington 2 West Bronx Recreation Center, Bronx

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Jawbreaker Berry Street and North 12th Street (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

Monsoon Wedding Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

Movies Under the Stars: The Secret Life of Pets Cherry Tree Park, Manhattan

El discreto encanto de la burguesía (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie) J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park), Manhattan

Jaws Detective Russel Timoshenko Soccer Field (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

La La Land Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island Must See

The Last Jedi Seton Park, Bronx

Daddy’s Home 2 Cedar Playground, Bronx

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Some Like It Hot North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square), Manhattan

Despicable Me: 3 Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, Queens

The Space Between Us Tecumseh Playground, Manhattan

The Lion King Brevoort Playground, Brooklyn

Beauty and the Beast (2017) Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island

Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx

Friday, July 13, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Golden Pond (in Crocheron Park), Queens

Queen of Katwe Frederick Johnson Park (in Frederick Johnson Playground), Manhattan

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Crocheron Park, Queens

Inside Out WNYC Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

Romantics Anonymous Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park), Manhattan

Cars 3 Bloomingdale Park, Staten Island

Hook Faber Park (in Faber Pool and Park), Staten Island

Coco Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

Wonder Woman Macombs Dam Park, Bronx

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Big Fish Beach 94th Street, off Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach), Queens

Coco Playground 89, Manhattan

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Cpl. Thompson Park (in CPL. Thompson Park), Staten Island

Peter Rabbit The Meadow at Cedar Grove Park, Staten Island

The LEGO Movie Watson Gleason Playground, Bronx

Week of July 16th

Monday, July 16, 2018

Fried Green Tomatoes Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Beasts of the Southern Wild Blake Hobbs Playground, Manhattan

Red Hook Flicks 2018: Movies on the Pier Valentino Pier, Brooklyn

The Sandlot Neal Dow Street and North Avenue (in Northerleigh Park), Staten Island

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

When Harry Met Sally Berry Street and North 12th Street (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

Sita Sings the Blues Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

Black Mother Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

The Wizard of Oz Long Meadow North (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

Moana Hamilton Fish Park, Manhattan

Wonder Woman Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

Viva Las Vegas Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island

ET Seton Park, Bronx

Wonder Woman Poe Park, Bronx

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sleepless in Seattle Hunter’s Point South Park, Queens

Coco North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square), Manhattan

Little Shop of Horrors Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Manhattan

Lion Playground 103 CIII, Manhattan

Sundance Short Films Central Lawn (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn

Despicable Me 3 Lemon Creek Park, Staten Island

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Neal Dow Avenue and Maine Avenue

Peter Rabbit Frank Frisch Field (in Mosholu Parkway), Bronx

Friday, July 20, 2018

Fences West 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park), Manhattan

The Jungle Book Dry Dock Playground, Manhattan

Southside with You Beach 59th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

at WNYC Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green Festival Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

You Will Be My Son Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

Wonder Woman Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park), Staten Island

Movies Under the Stars: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park), Staten Island

Flubber De Matti Playground (in De Matti Park), Staten Island

Lullaby of Broadway Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park), Manhattan

Coco Basil Behagen Playground (in Behagen Playground), Bronx

Coco Ferry Point (in Ferry Point Park), Bronx

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Brave Paul Raimonda Playground, Queens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park), Staten Island

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? The Meadow at Cedar Grove Park, Staten Island

Mrs. Doubtfire School Road and Bay Street (in Von Briesen Park), Staten Island

Welcome to the Jungle Clinton Playground (in Crotona Park), Bronx

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Edward Scissorhands Athens Square, Queens

The LEGO Batman Movie Field 42 (in Randall’s Island Park), Manhattan

Week of July 23rd

Monday, July 23, 2018

Grease George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park), Queens

The Princess Bride Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

Bambi Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Justice League Nathan Straus Playground (P.S. 140), Manhattan

Red Hook Flicks 2018: Movies on the Pier Valentino Pier, Brooklyn

Coco Clove Lakes Park Parkhouse (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island

Boss Baby Williamsbridge Oval, Bronx

Captain Underpants Franz Sigel Park, Bronx

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Love & Basketball Berry Street and North 12th Street (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

Toy Story 3 Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

The Young Girls of Rochefort (France) Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

Alice in Wonderland / Morricone Youth Long Meadow North (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

The Lego Batman Movie St. Nicholas Playground South, Manhattan

Bye Bye Birdie Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island

Despicable Me 3 Tremont Park, Bronx

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Vertigo North Lawn (in Stuyvesant Square), Manhattan

Zootopia 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

The Lion King Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, Manhattan

Loving Vincent Asser Levy Playground, Manhattan

A Wrinkle in Time Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

Jurassic Park (1993) Willowbrook Park Archery Range (in Willowbrook Park), Staten Island

The Last Jedi Hunts Point Recreation Center, Bronx

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Princess Bride Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan

Coco Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx

Coco WNYC Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

Summer on the Hudson: Films on the Green Festival Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

Haute Cuisine Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

Pitch Perfect 2 Hylan Boulevard and Cornelia Avenue (in Wolfe’s Pond Park), Staten Island

A Wrinkle in Time Merriam Playground, Bronx

Leap Concrete Plant Park, Bronx

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Frederick Douglass Playground, Manhattan

The Last Jedi Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

Week of July 30th

Monday, July 30, 2018

Big Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park), Queens

When Harry Met Sally Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

Moonstruck Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Justice League St Nicholas North Playground (in St. Nicholas Playground North), Manhattan

Coco Yellowstone Park, Queens

Red Hook Flicks 2018: Movies on the Pier Valentino Pier, Brooklyn

The Lion King Seton Park, Bronx

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Hackers Berry Street and North 12th Street (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

Coco Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

Loveling Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

West Side Story / Skyline Salsa Band Long Meadow North (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

Black Panther Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens

Gifted De Witt Clinton Park, Manhattan

Friday, August 3, 2018

Justice League Golden Pond (in Crocheron Park), Queens

The Jackie Robinson Story Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 WNYC Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Coco Field 81 (in Randall’s Island Park), Manhattan

Monday, August 6, 2018

The Wiz Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Boxtrolls Raoul Wallenberg Playground (in Highbridge Park), Manhattan

Red Hook Flicks 2018: Movies on the Pier Valentino Pier, Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Fantastic Mr. Fox Berry Street and North 12th Street (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

Summer Wars Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

Spirit of the Beehive (Spain) Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

Space Jam / DJ Dr. Israel Long Meadow North (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hairspray (2007) North Plaza (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

Isle of Dogs Matthew P. Sapolin Playground, Manhattan

Friday, August 10, 2018

Black Panther Beach 59th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

Malcolm X Hansborough Recreation Center, Manhattan

Peter Rabbit Twenty Four Sycamores Park (in Twenty-Four Sycamores Park), Manhattan

Black Panther WNYC Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Autumn Sonata Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan

Monday, August 13, 2018

Thelma and Louise Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

Casablanca Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Lion King 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

Movies Under the Stars: Gremlins Henry M. Jackson Playground, Manhattan

Red Hook Flicks 2018: Movies on the Pie Valentino Pier, Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Die Hard Berry Street and North 12th Street (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

WALL·E Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

Tampopo (Japan) Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature James Weldon Johnson Playground, Manhattan

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Hunter’s Point South Park, Queens

The Fantastic Mr. Fox Samuel Seabury Playground, Manhattan

Friday, August 17, 2018

Selma Hansborough Recreation Center, Manhattan

Wrinkle in Time Jacob Schiff Playground (in Jacob H. Schiff Playground), Manhattan

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Wonder Woman Marx Brothers Playground, Manhattan

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Guardians of the Galaxy Field 81 (in Randall’s Island Park), Manhattan

Monday, August 20, 2018

Bryant Park Movie Nights: The Terminator Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park), Manhattan

2018 Movies on the Waterfront Series: Black Panther Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park), Queens

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Movies Under the Stars: The BFG Col Charles Young Playground (in Col. Young Playground), Manhattan

Red Hook Flicks 2018: Movies on the Pier Valentino Pier, Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

SummerScreen Movie Series: This is Spinal Tap Berry Street and North 12th Street (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show – Up Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan

Outdoor Cinema: Kedi Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

Movies Under the Stars: Thor: Ragnarok Booker T. Washington Playground, Manhattan

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Rooftop Films Presents: Pick of the Litter Central Lawn (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn

Community Movie Night: Coco Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

Friday, August 24, 2018

Movie Night Across from Golden Pond: Despicable Me 3 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park), Queens

Movies Under the Stars: Lee Daniel’s The Butler Hansborough Recreation Center, Manhattan

Movies Under the Stars: Spider-Man Homecoming Carmansville Playground, Manhattan

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Movies Under the Stars: A Ballerina’s Tale Martin Luther King Jr. Playground (in Martin Luther King, Jr. Playground), Manhattan

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Movies Under the Stars: Isle of Dogs Sol Lain Playground (in Sol Lain Plgd), Manhattan

Red Hook Flicks 2018: Movies on the Pier Valentino Pier, Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

SummerScreen Movie Series  Berry Street and North 12th Street (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn

Outdoor Cinema: The Passionate Thief (Italy) Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Movies Under the Stars: Jumanji Jackie Robinson Park, Manhattan

Friday, August 31, 2018

Movies Under the Stars: Black Panther Hansborough Recreation Center, Manhattan

Sherlock Gnomes Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Wrinkle in Time Frederick Douglass Playground, Manhattan

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Grocer’s Son

Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, Manhattan

Friday, September 7, 2018

Love Beats RhymesWest 135th Street Plaza (in St. Nicholas Park), Manhattan

The Greatest Showman Corlears Hook Park, Manhattan

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Field 42 (in Randall’s Island Park), Manhattan

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Ratatouille Hunter’s Point South Park, Queens

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Spider-Man Homecoming Sol Lain Playground (in Sol Lain Plgd), Manhatta

Pack a picnic and get out and join me in one of the many parks in New York City for a free movie night. Hope to see you around.

-Taima

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