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Free Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies

Free Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies

Enjoy a movie under the stars!

Looking for a way to appease your crew of movie buffs and enjoy the great outdoors at the same time? From big-name Disney musicals (Coco) to super-powered smash hits (Wonder Woman), from cult classics (Ghostbusters) to animated blockbusters (Sing), you can catch FREE outdoor screenings of family flicks under the stars all summer long!

NOTE: Some schedules were not available at press time. Check back often or visit websites below for details. All movies listed in this roundup are rated PG-13 or lower; some venues are also showing R-rated movies.

Find outdoor movies in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the BronxLong Island, Rockland County, Bergen County, NJ, and Westchester County.


Outdoor Movies in New York City

Outdoor Movies in the Bronx

Rooftop Films at Bronx Terminal

610 Exterior Street, Level 6, Garage Roof deck

Watch a family-friendly movie on the roof of the mall's parking deck. There are also pre-show activities starting at 7pm.

June 5: Sing

July 17: Beauty and the Beast

Aug. 7: Coco

Outdoor Movies in Brooklyn


McCarren Park, North 12th Street and Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg

SummerScreen is free to the public on Wednesdays in July and August in McCarren Park, in Williamsburg. Enjoy food from vendors and live music when gates open at 6pm; films start at sundown.

July 11: Jawbreaker

July 18: When Harry Met Sally

July 25: Love & Basketball

Aug. 1: Hackers

Aug. 8: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Aug. 22: Surprise Musical Movie TBA

Aug. 29: Audience Choice

Movies With a View

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Harbor View Lawn, 334 Furman St., Dumbo/Brooklyn Hieghts

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is hosting screenings of outdoor movies every Thursday in July and August. The evening usually begins with music from a DJ and a short film. The Beer Garden opens and music starts at 6pm; the movie begins at sundown.

July 12: Desperately Seeking Susan

July 19: Kung Fu Panda 2

July 26: Paris Is Burning

Aug. 2: Bend It Like Beckham

Aug. 9: Wayne's World

Aug. 16: Love & Basketball

Aug. 23: Wonder Woman

Aug. 30: Audience Vote

Outdoor Movies in Manhattan

Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

Pier 86, 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue, Midtown

Enjoy free feature films on Fridays on the flight deck of the Intrepid Museum. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets (with food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages). Flight deck opens at 7pm; films begin at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited and tickets are handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members can reserve tickets in advance.

June 29: Wonder Woman

July 13: Friday the 13th

July 27: Dunkirk

Aug. 10: Ghostbusters

Aug. 24: Audience Vote

Hudson Riverflicks Family Fridays

Hudson River Park's Pier 46, Charles Street and West Side Highway, Greenwich Village

The family-friendly movie and popcorn are free (snacks and beverages are available for sale). Movie begins at dusk on Fridays.

July 13: Moana

July 20: Wonder

July 27: Jumanji (1995)

Aug. 3: Paddington 2

Aug. 10: Spice World

Aug. 17: Karate Kid (1984)

Aug. 24: Coco

Sunset Film Festival

Basketball/hockey courts in Carl Schurz Park, East 84th Street and East End Avenue, Upper East Side

Bring a chair or blanket and arrive early for free Insomnia Cookies.

July 31: Paddington 2

Aug. 8: Night at the Museum

Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show 

Pier I in Riverside Park South, West 70th Street at the Hudson River, Upper West Side

Movies start at dusk near 8:30pm on Wednesdays.

July 11: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

July 18: Sita Sings the Blues

July 25: Toy Story 3

Aug. 1: Coco

Aug. 8: Wall-E

Aug. 22: Up

Citi Summer in the Square: Throwback Thursday Movie Nights

Union Square Park, North Plaza at 17th Street and Union Square East, Union Square

Seating begins at 6:30pm; movies start at dusk. Bring your own blankets or chairs.

Aug. 2: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Aug. 9: Hairspray

Movie Night on Randall's Island 

Check website for exact locations. Films begin at 8:30pm.

June 9: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

June 22: Wonder Woman

July 8: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

July 22: The LEGO Batman Movie

Aug. 5: Coco

Aug. 19: Guardians of the Galaxy

Sept. 8: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Tribeca Drive-In: Dinner and a Movie on Oculus Plaza

Oculus Plaza, corner of Church and Dey streets, Tribeca

Programmed by the Tribeca Film Festival's curators, this series showcases 10 classic and fan-favorite films, all of which are set in NYC. In a limited-seating, reserved access section, guests can purchase dinner from Eataly, as well as beer and wine from Beer Table and Pure Liquid. Seating opens at 5pm; movies begin at 7:30pm.

June 14: La La Land

June 15: Chef

June 16: The Princess and the Frog

July 12: When Harry Met Sally

July 13: Moonstruck

July 14: Lady and the Tramp

Aug. 9: Mean Girls

Aug. 10: Coming to America

Aug. 11: Elf

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Bring blankets and sit on the lawn to enjoy a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before the start of each film. Food available for purchase, curated by Hester Street Fair. Lawn opens at 5pm; movies start on Mondays at sunset.

June 18: The Breakfast Club

June 25: The Philadelphia Story

July 2: A League of Their Own

July 9: Little Miss Sunshine

July 16: Fried Green Tomatoes

July 23: The Princess Bride

July 30: When Harry Met Sally

Aug. 6: The Wiz

Aug. 13: Thelma and Louise

Aug. 20: The Terminator

Escape in New York: Outdoor Films

Parade Ground, 15 Evans Road, Governors Island

Enjoy this film series produced wtih Rooftop Films and in partnershp with The Film Society of Lincoln Center. Stop by on Friday nights with pre-show entertainment at 7pm and films starting at dusk.

June 8: Escape From New York

July 13: Desperately Seeking Susan

Aug. 10: Ghostbusters

Sept. 14: The Last Dragon

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Outdoor Movies in Queens

Outdoor Cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park

Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City

Relax, enjoy a movie, and celebrate the cultural diversity of Queens with international films shown on Wednesdays during this summer festival. Films are presented in their original language with English subtitles. Check the website for film information. Pre-screening performances at 7pm, films begins at sundown.

July 1: Monsoon Wedding (India)

July 18: Black Mother (USA/Jamaica)

July 25: The Young GIrls of Rochefort (France)

Aug. 1: Loveling (Brazil)

Aug. 8: Spirit of the Beehive (Spain)

Aug. 15: Tampopo (Japan)

Aug. 22: Kedi (Turkey)

Aug. 29: The Passionate Thief (Italy)

Cinema LIC

The Oval at Hunter's Point South Park, 50th Avenue and Center Boulevard, Long Island City

Films begin at 8:30pm.

June 15: Moonstruck

July 19: Sleepless in Seattle

Aug. 16: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Sept. 15: Ratatouille

Outdoor Movies in New York City Parks

City Parks throughout the five boroughs are hosting outdoor screenings all summer long. Pack a picnic, blankets, and some beach chairs and get ready for silver screen fun. Check the website for park movie screenings near you.


Outdoor Movies on Long Island

Outdoor Movies in Nassau County

Cinemas on the Bay

Sunset Park, 347 Main St., Port Washington

Enjoy clean air, waterside views, and all of Port’s natural beauty during a stroll Main Street, and, of course, a movie under the stars. Movie starts at 8:30pm.

June 16: Wonder Woman

July 21: Ghostbusters

Aug. 11: Sing

Nassau County Parks

In conjunction with its annual summer entertainment series Nassau County Parks Department hosts outdoor screenings at the Lakeside Theater in Eisenhower Park as well as other parks.

Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell

Field 4 Boardwalk, Wantagh

Watch free movies under the stars every Thursday beginning at 8pm.

June 28: Coco

July 5: Despicable Me 3

July 12: Cars 3

July 19: Peter Rabbit

July 26: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Aug. 2: The Lion King

Aug. 9: The Incredibles

Aug. 16: A Wrinkle in Time

Aug. 23: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Aug. 30: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


Outdoor Movies in Suffolk County

Town of Huntington Movies on the Lawn 

Watch movies at various locations throughout Huntington. See website for addresses.

June 25: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Heckscher Park)

July 5: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Crab Meadow Beach Drive-In)

July 19: The Little Mermaid (Crab Meadow Beach Drive-In)

Aug. 13: Despicable Me 3 (Peter Nelson Park)

Movies on the Harbor

Harborfront Park, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson

Each summer the Village of Port Jefferson and the Business Improvement District sponsor this series of summer screenings. A portable, inflatable screen provides easy viewing and the sound system is awesome! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic style dinner for a fun evening of togetherness while watching your favorite family movies. Films start at dusk.

July 10: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

July 17: Wonder                  

July 24: The Zookeeper's Wife                  

July 31: Cars 3          

Aug. 7: Coco

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Outdoor Movies in the NY Suburbs

Outdoor Movies in Rockland County

Family Movie Night

Veteran's Memorial Park, Orangetown

The 20th annual Movie Night in the Park on July 27 features a concert by The Bossy Frog Band at 6:30pm, a magic show at 8pm, and a screening of Moana at 8:45pm.


Outdoor Movies in Bergen County, NJ

Movies in the Park

Memorial Park at Van Neste Square, Ridgewood


Bring snacks, a picnic blanket, and get ready for a great evening with your community. Movies begin at sundown.

Movie schedule is TBD, check the website for details.

Summer Movies in the Park

Veterans Park, Westwood

Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a free screening in the park, plus complimentary popcorn for the whole family! Movies start at 8pm on Thursdays. Rain dates are the Friday following planned screenings.

Aug. 2: Inside Out

Aug. 9: Wonder Woman

Aug. 16: The Princess Bride

Aug. 26: Rudy

Movies & Music Under the Stars

Fort Lee Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terrace, Fort Lee

Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Music starts at 7pm; movies begin at sunset on Saturdays.

June 30: Pinocchio

July 7: The Greatest Showman

July 14: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

July 21: Grease

July 28: Beach Party

Aug. 4: Black Panther

Aug. 11: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Aug. 18: Wonder Woman

Aug. 25: Isle of Dogs

Sept. 1: Donkey Skin (Peau d'Ane)


Outdoor Movies in Westchester County

Entergy Screenings Under the Stars

Kenisco Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic for an outdoor movie. Entertainment begins at 6pm; screenings begin at dusk.

July 6: Despicable Me 3

Aug. 10: Paddington 2

Outdoor Movies in Westchester County Parks

Parks throughout Westchester County are hosting outdoor movie nights beginning at 7pm. Check the website to see locations and dates.

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