Free Movies in the Park

It’s that time again! Beautiful summer sunsets, blankets, picnics, and friends – These are a few of my favorites things during the summer months in NYC.

Last summer I was able to see a few movies on the Hudson at Pier 63 and in Bryant Park. Hopefully this year I’ll have time to check out movies at other parks around the city. It’s such a great way to end the day relaxing on the lawn watching the sunset and watching a movie with friends.

Intrepid 4th Annual Summer Movie Series

The doors open at 7:30pm, first come first serve

  • July 13th – Spiderman
  • July 20th – Star Trek
  • July 27th – The Muppets
  • August 3rd – Jurassic Park
  • August 17th – The Goonies

Central Park Conservatory

All screenings begin at 8:00 pm, rain or shine, and gates open to the public at 6:30 pm. Films will be shown in the landscape north of Sheep Meadow, beside Le Pain Quotidien (mid-Park at 69th Street). Enter the Park at 72nd Street. All movies will be closed captioned. Bring a picnic!

  • August 21st – Do the Right Thing
  • August 22nd – Pee-wee’s Big Adventures
  • August 23rd – The Big Lebowski
  • August 24th – Animal House
  • August 25th – Viewers Choice. Vote between Coming to America and Clerks. My vote is for Coming to America :)

Hudson River Park – River Flicks for Grown-Ups

Location: Lawn @ Pier 63 – Cross at West 22nd St or West 24th St to enter. Arrive early! Bring your picnic, blankets, and chairs.

Subway: C,E at 23rd St.
Bus: M14, M23

Begins at 8:30pm (Free Popcorn!)

  • July 11th – Moneyball
  • July 18th – Super 8
  • July 25th – Bridesmaids
  • August 1st – Limitless
  • August 8th – Cowboys and Aliens
  • August 15th – Crazy, Stupid Love
  • August 22nd – Horrible Bosses

Hudson River Park – River Flicks for Kids

Location: Pier 46 – Cross at Charles St to enter. Arrive early! Bring your picnics, chairs, and blankets

Subway: 1 at Christopher St.
Bus: M8
Taxi: Drop at Charles St. and
West St. (Northbound only)

Begins at 8:30pm (Free Popcorn)

  • July 13th – Kung Fu Panda
  • July 20th – Superman, The Movie
  • July 27th – Hugo
  • August 3rd – Puss in Boots
  • August 10th – Rango
  • August 17th – Back to the Future
  • August 24th – The Smurfs

Bryant Park HBO Summer Film Series

The gravel area surrounding the lawn opens at 4pm and the lawn opens at 5pm. Entry to the lawn is only permitted at the 6th Ave side of the park. No chairs, dogs, plastic sheets, tarps, bags, or pads are permitted on the lawn.

  • June 18th – Psycho
  • June 25th – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • July 2nd – The Wizard of Oz
  • July 9th – On the Waterfront
  • July 16th – Roman Holiday
  • July 23rd – The Maltese Falcon
  • July 30th – Rebel Without a Cause
  • August 6th – The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • August 13th – All About Eve
  • August 20th – Raiders of the Lost Ark

Movie Nights on the Elevated Acre

  • June 18th – Stella Days
  • June 25th – Collaborator
  • July 9th – Side by Side

Narrows Botanical Gardens Friday Night Series

Movies begin at Sunset

  • June 29th – Bride of Frankenstein (Rain Date June 30th)
  • July 13th – The Adventures of Otis and Milo (Rain Date July 14th)
  • August 3rd – Mae West in I’m No Angel (Rain Date August 4th)
  • September 7th – Forbidden Planet (Rain Date Sept. 8th)

Habana Outpost Movies Under the Stars

Location: 757 Fulton Street (On the corner of Fulton and South Portland)

Summer Screen in McCarren Park

  • July 7th – Cruel Intentions
  • July 18th – Raising Arizona
  • July 25th – Dirty Dancing
  • August 1st – The Princess Bride
  • August 8th – Top Gun
  • August 15th – Audience Pick!

Syfy Movies with a View

Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn for the 13th season of our movie series on Thursdays this summer!  DJs from Brooklyn Radio kick off the evening, shorts curated by BAMcinématek follow, and bike valet provided by Transportation Alternatives will be available all evening. Music at 6:00pm, movies at sunset. (Chairs are not permitted on the lawn)

  • Thursday, July 5
    Movie: E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial [PG]
    Short: CatCam by Seth Keal
    DJ: Ayres
  • Thursday, July 12
    Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird [NR]
    Short: Eye on the Stars by Rauch Brothers
    $mall Change
  • Thursday, July 19
    Movie: Slumdog Millionairec [R]
    Short: Odysseus’ Gambit by Àlex Lorca Cercos
    Emch Subatomic (of Subatomic Sound System)
  • Thursday, July 26
    Movie: Clueless [PG-13]
    Short: Once It Started It Could Not End Otherwise by Kelly Sears
  • Thursday, August 2
    Movie: Wet Hot American Summer [R]
    Short: Summer Bummer by Bill Plympton
  • Thursday, August 9
    Movie: Barefoot in the Park [G]
    Short: Love Competition by Brent Hoff
    Lupe Loop (of Discovery)
  • Thursday, August 16
    Movie: The Big Chill [R]
    Short: Aquadettes by Drea Cooper and Zack Canepari
  • Thursday, August 23
    Movie: Unforgiven [R]
    Short: The Hunter by Marieka Walsh
    Geko Jones (of Que Bajo)
  • Thursday, August 30
    The final movie of the summer is selected by public vote! Check back later in the summer for more details
    DJ: Emch Subatomic (of Subatomic Sound System)

Socrates Sculpture Park Outdoor Summer Cinema Series will run July 4th to August 22nd at 7pm. The schedule isn’t post yet, but check their website for more info.

  • July 4th – TBA
  • July 11th – TBA
  • July 18th – TBA
  • July 25th – TBA
  • August 1st – TBA
  • August 8th – TBA
  • August 15th – TBA
  • August 22nd – TBA

See you in the park!

Love AGT :)