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Manhattan Free Things To Do: Free Summer Movies In NYC & Parks

Free Things To Do In Manhattan - Free Films & Summer Movies On the Upper East Side UES, Upper West Side UWS, Midtown, West & East Village, SoHo & Tribeca

free summer movies riverriver park flicks uws upper west side photoJuly 27, 2022 / Manhattan Neighborhoods / Foreign Films & Movies Manhattan / Manhattan Things To Do / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

Summer is in full swing. A number of community groups in collaboration with the NYC Parks Department and frequently some measure of government funding, have put together a summer full of films and free summer movies in the parks. The foreign films and free movies listed below are designed for young and old alike and they're FREE.

Editor's Note - Note that only ASTERISKED LOCATIONS have been updated. Pay attention to the movies dates / years. We will be updating / adding a few more movies between now and the end of September. So check back periodically for updates which you can note by the date changing above.

 

Music / Concerts in the Park Manhattan. Click here to view our report on free concerts in the parks - summer concerts in Manhattan, Upper East Side UES, Upper West Side UWS, Midtown, West & East Village, SoHo & Tribeca this summer.

Theater in the Park Manhattan. Click here to view our report on free Shakespeare in the park - summer theater in Manhattan, Upper East Side UES, Upper West Side UWS, Midtown, West & East Village, SoHo & Tribeca this summer.

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Directory of Free Summer Movies in Manhattan NYC 2022

Click for Each Neighborhood - Performances Organized by Month

1. Upper West Side Free Summer Movies - Manhattan NYC - free summer movies & things to do NYC

2. Upper East Side Free Summer Movies Manhattan - free summer movies & things to do NYC

3. Midtown Manhattan Free Summer Movies Manhattan NYC - free summer movies & things to do NYC

5. Chelsea Free Summer Movies - Manhattan - free summer movies & things to do NYC

6. East & West Village Free Summer Movies - Manhattan NYC - free summer movies & things to do NYC

7. SoHo Bowery & Lower East Side Free Summer Movies - Manhattan - free summer movies & things to do NYC

8. Downtown NYC & Tribeca Free Summer Movies - Manhattan - free summer movies & things to do NYC

9. Harlem, Inwood & Washington Heights Free Summer Movies - NYC - free summer movies & things to do NYC

 

Also Check Our Monthly NYC Events / Manhattan Things To Do Calendar


 

Upper West Side NYC

Paid & Free Summer Films & Festivals in Manhattan NYC

 


* New York Asian Film Festival & NY Film Festival at Lincoln Center on the UWS in Manhattan NYC

Things To Do on the Upper West Side NYC - Paid Fall Film Festivals at Lincoln Center in Manhattan

Location. Film at Lincoln Center which is located off Broadway at 70th Street on the UWS of Manhattan.

  • July 15 - 31, 2022 - New York Asian Film Festival. This is being held at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. This year [2022] they're back with live events and in person screenings which they've organized in collaboration with Film at Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side.
  • NOTE _ Also see Asian American Film Festival at the Asia Society & Musuem from August 3 - 13, 2022 in the listing below under the Upper East Side.
  • Contact. Tickets are $17 / $14 - For details see www.nyaff.org.

 

  • September 24 - October 10, 2021 - New York Film Festival - Over two weeks long series of films and events at Lincoln Center.
  • Contact / Tickets. www.lincolncenter.org

 


* Riverside Park Pier I - Free Summer Movies on the Upper West Side Manhattan

Free Things To Do In Upper West Side NYC - Free Summer Movies In Riverside Park Pier I

free summer movies riverside park uws upper west side photoLocation. Pier I in Riverside Park is located between 70th & 72nd Streets on the Upper West Side. The movies take place at Pier 1 at 70th Street near the cafe.

Contact. The free summer movies are organized by the Riverside Park.

Note. Seating opens at 6.30 pm. The movies generally begin a little before or after 8.30 pm, at dusk. Free.

The photo to your right was taken in Riverside Park at the cafe along the Hudson River.

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2022 beginning at 8.30 pm - Films on the Green | Sullivan's Travels. Free summer movies in Riverside Park South on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022 beginning at 8.30 pm - Films on the Green | The Artist. Free summer movies in Riverside Park South on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022 beginning at 8.30 pm - Films on the Green | State and Main. Free summer movies in Riverside Park South on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC.
  • Friday, July 22, 2022 beginning at 8.30 pm - Films on the Green | MANDABI (The Money Order) by Ousmane Sembène with Makhouredia Gueye, Isseu Niang, Ynousse N’Diaye. They describe the film as follows, " ...
    After jobless Ibrahima Dieng receives a money order for 25,000 francs from a nephew who works in Paris, news of his windfall quickly spreads among his neighbors, who flock to him for loans while he finds his attempts to cash the order stymied in a maze of bureaucracy, and new troubles rain down on his head ..."
    Free summer movies in Riverside Park South on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC.
  • Contact. The French Embassy - https://frenchculture.org /
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022 beginning at 8.30 pm - Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show: Singin' in the Rain. Free summer movies in Riverside Park South on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC.
  • Friday, July 29, 2022 beginning at 8.30 pm - Films on the Green | DELICACY (La Délicatesse) by David and Stéphane Foenkinos with Audrey Tautou, François Damiens. They describe the film as follows, " ...
    Nathalie is a beautiful, happy, and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. To cope with her loss, she buries herself and her emotions in her work to the dismay of her friends and family. One day, inexplicably, her zest for life and love is rekindled by a most unlikely source, her unexceptional, gauche, and average looking office subordinate, Markus.
    .."  Free summer movies in Riverside Park South on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC.
  • Contact. The French Embassy - https://frenchculture.org /
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022 beginning at 8.30 pm - Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show: Hail, Caesar. Free summer movies in Riverside Park South on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022 beginning at 8.30 pm - Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show: Sunset Boulevard. Free summer movies in Riverside Park South on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show: La La Land. Free summer movies in Riverside Park South on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC.

Also see free summer concerts in Manhattan on the Upper East Side and the Manhattan things to do calendar and the things to do section of the UES Upper East Side Neighborhood.

Also see free summer concerts in Manhattan on the Upper East Side and the Manhattan things to do calendar and the things to do section of the UWS Upper West Side Neighborhood.


Columbia University Campus on the UWS

Location. I believe this is in the Quads.

  • Thursday, September 8, 2022 beginning at Sunset. THE VELVET QUEEN (La Panthère des neiges) by Marie Amiguet and Vincent Munier. They describe this as follows, " ... In the heart of the Tibetan highlands, multi-award-winning nature photographer Vincent Munier guides writer Sylvain Tesson on his quest to document the infamously elusive snow leopard. Munier introduces Tesson to the subtle art of waiting from a blind spot, tracking animals, and finding the patience to catch sight of the beasts. Through their journey, the two men ponder humankind’s place amongst the magnificent creatures and glorious landscapes they encounter along the way..."

Contact. The French Embassy - https://frenchculture.org /

 


 

UPPER EAST SIDE UES

Paid & Free Summer Films & Festivals in Manhattan NYC

 

 


* Asian American Film Festival at the Asia Society & Museum UES NYC

Things To Do on the Upper East Side NYC - Paid Summer Film Festivals on the UES in Manhattan

Location. The Asia Society & Museum is located at 725 Park Avenue at East 70th Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan NYC.

  • August 3 - 13, 2022 - Asian American International Film Festival. This is being held in Manhattan. Last year they had a reduced venue due to CoVid, mostly streamed video via Lincoln Center, sprinkled with a few live events held at the Asia Society on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. This year [2022] they're back with live events and in person screenings at the Asia Society & Museum on the Upper East Side.
  • NOTE _ Also see New York Asian Film Festival at Lincoln Center from July 15 - 31, 2022 in the Lincoln Center listing above under the Upper West Side.
  • Contact. Tickets are $16 / $10 - For details see www.aaiff.org.

 

 


* Carl Schurz Park - Free Summer Movies on the Upper East Side Manhattan NYC

Free Things To Do In Upper East Side NYC - Free Summer Movies In Carl Schurz Park

free summer movies at carl schurz park ues upper east side photoLocation. Carl Schurz Park is located along the East River east of East End Avenue and between East 84th and 90th Streets. Screenings are held overlooking the East River near the hockey / basketball courts off of East 84th Street in the Park. Limited seating available.

The photo to your right was taken at Carl Schurz Park on the Upper East Side in Manhattan.

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022 beginning at 8.30 pm - Babe - In prior years they offered free popcorn while it lasted, but no such mention this year, possibly for health reasons / precautions. Free summer movies at Carl Schurz Park on the Upper East Side of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022 beginning at 8.30 pm - Encanto - The movie was described as follows, " ... The Madrigals are an extraordinarily family living hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called an Encanto, which has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift–every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the family’s last hope when the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger. Sing and dance to the songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda ...".
  • In prior years they offered free popcorn while it lasted, but no such mention this year, possibly for health reasons / precautions. Summer movies at Carl Schurz Park on the Upper East Side of Manhattan NYC.
  • Contact. The free summer movies are organized by the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy at www.carlschurzparknyc.org.

Also see free summer concerts in Manhattan on the Upper East Side and the Manhattan things to do calendar and the things to do section of the UES Upper East Side Neighborhood.


* Central Park - Free Summer Movies on the Upper East Side Manhattan NYC

Free Things To Do In Upper East Side NYC - Free Summer Movies In Central Park

Location. Central Park is located between 59th and 110th Streets and between Central Park West and Fifth Avenue, north of Midtown and sandwiched between the Upper East and Upper West Sides of Manhattan.

 

French Film Showing in Central Park - Free

  • Friday June 3, 2022 beginning at Sunset - LES CHOSES DE LA VIE (The Things of Life) by Claude Sautet (Courtesy of Rialto Pictures) with Romy Schneider, Michel Piccoli, Léa Massari. They describe the film as follows, " ... Based on the acclaimed novel by Paul Guimard, Les Choses de la vie begins in the aftermath of a violent car crash along a rural motorway. As the man, Pierre, lies in a semi-conscious stupor, his life flashes before his eyes—specifically, his complex entanglement with two quite different women: his dutiful, long-suffering wife and his adoring, free-spirited lover..."  Free summer movies in Central Park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan NYC.
  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Friday, July 9, 2021 from 8.30 - 10.30 pm - French Embassy Sponsored Cinema
  • Location. Cedar Hill in Central Park which is you may find by entering Central Park at 5th Avenue and 79th Street. Free summer outdoor movies / films in Central Park Manhattan NYC.
  • Contact. https://e-cinema.the25hour.us/cinema/1

 

Central Park Film Festival - Free

  • Tuesday - Friday, August 16 - 19, 2022 - movies begin around dusk [8 - 8.30 pm'ish] - on 8/16 The Territory, on 8/17 America's National Parks, on 8/18 Fire of Love and on 8/19 Jane. Free summer movies at the Central Park Film Festival in Central Park in Manhattan.
  • Time. Gates open at 6.30 pm and movies start at dusk but there is some pre-show entertainment. It generally ends about 10.30 pm.
  • Location. At Mineral Springs, which is just north of Sheep Meadow and south of 72nd Cross Drive [about West 69th and West 70th Streets]. Limited seating available, but it's a large area.
  • The free summer movies are organized by the Central Park Conservancy - https://www.centralparknyc.org/

Also see free summer concerts in Manhattan on the Upper East Side and the Manhattan things to do calendar and the things to do section of the UES Upper East Side Neighborhood.


 

MIDTOWN NYC

Free Summer Movies in Midtown Manhattan NYC

 


* Bryant Park - Free Summer Movies in Midtown Manhattan NYC

Free Things To Do In Midtown NYC - Free Summer Movies In Bryant Park

bryant park photo free summer movies manhattan nycLocation. Bryant Park is located between 5th & 6th Avenues and between 42nd and 40th streets in Midtown Manhattan NYHC. Free summer movies in Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan NYC.

Contact. Film Festival Hotline: 212.512.5700. The free summer movies are organized by www.bryantpark.org with help from film curators.

The photo to your right was taken before a summer movie was shown in Bryant Park.

Note. The lawn opens at 5 pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically at 8 pm). All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks are subject to inspection. No dogs. Bike parking available. Limited seating - first come / first serve. Free summer movies in Bryant Park in Midtown NYC.

  • Monday, June 13, 2022 beginning at 8 pm - Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. Free summer outdoor movies / films in Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan NYC.
  • June 20, 2022 beginning at 8 pm - Creed II. Free summer outdoor movies / films in Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan NYC.
  • June 27, 2022 beginning at 8 pm - Hairspray. Free summer outdoor movies / films in Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan NYC.
  • Mondy, July 4, 2022 beginning at 8 pm - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Free summer outdoor movies / films in Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan NYC.
  • July 11, 2022 beginning at 8 pm - Wayne’s World 2. Free summer outdoor movies / films in Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan NYC.
  • July 18, 2022 beginning at 8 pm - Scream 2. Free summer outdoor movies / films in Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan NYC.
  • Monday, July 25, 2022 beginning at 8 pm - Beverly Hills Cop 2. Free summer outdoor movies / films in Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan NYC.
  • Monday, August 1, 2022 beginning at 8 pm - Star Trek VIII: First Contact. Free summer outdoor movies / films in Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan NYC.
  • August 8, 2022 beginning at 8 pm - Grease 2. Free summer outdoor movies / films in Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan NYC.
  • Monday, August 15, 2022 beginning at 8 pm - The Godfather Part II. Free summer outdoor movies / films in Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan NYC.

Also see free summer concerts in Midtown Manhattan and the Manhattan things to do calendar and the things to do section of the Midtown Neighborhood.


* The Intrepid - Free Summer Movies on the Intrepid in Manhattan NYC

Free Films on the Flight Deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in West Midtown NYC

Location. The Intrepid is a floating museum / old aircraft carrier and it is located along the Hudson River at 46th Street and 12th Avenue / the West Side Highway.

Notes. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets to view the films outdoors, free of charge, on a huge inflatable screen on the flight deck. Light concessions will be sold onsite, and visitors are encouraged to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is not permitted. All exits are final; there is no reentry allowed. Movie will begin at sunset. The Space Shuttle Pavilion will close at 8 pm. The bridge will be closed during free fridays. All movies will have open captions.

  • Friday, May 27, 2022 - beginning at sunset - Crimson Tide. Due to a forecast of inclement weather, Intrepid Museum’s movie night, this Friday May 27 will be cancelled.
  • Friday, June 24, 2022 - beginning at sunset - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Free summer outdoor movies / films on the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Flight Deck in Midtown Manhattan NYC.
  • Friday, July 29, 2022 - beginning at sunset - Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Free summer outdoor movies / films on the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Flight Deck in Midtown Manhattan NYC.
  • Friday, August 26, 2022 - beginning at sunset - Blade Runner. Free summer outdoor movies / films on the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Flight Deck in Midtown Manhattan NYC.

 




 

CHELSEA

Free Summer Movies in Chelsea Manhattan NYC

 


* Hudson River Park at Pier 63 - Free Summer Movies in Chelsea Manhattan NYC

Free Things To Do In Chelsea NYC - Free Summer Movies on Pier 63

Location. Screenings are held on Pier 63 with restrooms on Pier 61. Films are rated PG-13 or R and begin at sunset which is generally between 8 and 8:30pm.

Contact. The free summer movies are organized by the friends of Hudson River Park and the Hudson River Park Trust and their flyer says "Your attendance at any event constitutes permission to use your image in our publications".

free summer movies at carl schurz park ues upper east side photo The photo to your right was taken at Hudson River Park in Chelsea along the Hudson River.

NO MOVIES THIS SUMMER OF 2022, BUT THE DANCE AND BLUEGRASS BBQ FESTIVALS RETURN.

  • Thursday, June 9, 2022 beginning at 7 pm - Hudson River Dance Festival. Done in collaboration with the Joyce Theater in Chelsea. Free summer dance at Chelsea Piers in Midtown Manhattan NYC. PIER 63.
  • Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 1 - 9 pm - Blues BBQ Festival. Free summer concerts at Chelsea Piers in Midtown Manhattan NYC. PIER 76. The BBQ isn't free.

 

Also see free summer concerts in Manhattan in Midtown Chelsea NYC, free theater in Midtown and the Manhattan things to do calendar and the section for things to do Midtown NYC - Chelsea Neighborhood.


 

EAST & WEST VILLAGE NYC

Free Summer Movies in the East & West Village of Manhattan NYC

 


TBD _ Little Island Park - Free Summer Movies in the West Village Manhattan NYC

Free Things To Do in the West Village of Manhattan NYC

Location. On the Hudson River at West 14th Street and the West Side Highway in the West Village of Manhattan NYC.

  • Thursdays, June 16 & July 14, 2022 - TBD. Free, but it's advisable to rsvp because there are park capacity limits.
  • Contact. www.nycparks.org

Use the links at the top of this report to see other summer events / concerts / theater at this and other locations in Manhattan.

 


TBD _ Hudson River Flicks at Pier 46 - Free Summer Movies in the West Village - Family Fridays

Free Things To Do In The West Village NYC - Free Summer Movies on at Pier #46

free summer movies at carl schurz park ues upper east side photoLocation. Pier 46 is located along the Hudson River on the far west side between / north of Christopher Street and south of West 11th Street. Screenings are held on Pier 46 with restrooms on Pier 45 comfort station. Films are rated PG-13 and begin at sunset which is generally between 8 and 8:30pm.

Contact. The free summer movies are organized by the friends of Hudson River Park and the Hudson River Park Trust and their flyer says "Your attendance at any event constitutes permission to use your image in our publications".

The photo to your right was taken in Hudson River Park along the Hudson River.

  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Friday, August 5, 2016 beginning at 8.30 pm - Penguins of Madagascar. Free summer movies in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Friday, August 12, 2016 beginning at 8.30 pm - Goosebumps Free summer movies in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Friday, August 19, 2016 beginning at 8.30 pm - The Princess Bride. Free summer movies in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.

Also see free summer concerts in the West Village NYC, also free Shakespeare in Central Park and the Manhattan things to do calendar and the section for things to do NYC - West Village Neighborhood.


* Tompkins Square - Free Summer Movies in the East Village of Manhattan NYC

Location. Tompkins Square Park is located between Avenues A & B and 7th & 10th Streets in the East Village. Organized by Free Films in Tompkins org.

  • Friday, July 1, 2022 - beginning at sunset - TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI by Jacques Becker (Courtesy of Rialto Pictures) with Jean Gabin, Jeanne Moreau, Lino Ventura. They describe the film as follows, " ... After pulling off their “retirement job,” 50 million in gold bars, aging criminals Max and Henri think they can give up the game. But when Henri’s girlfriend tells the drug dealer Angelo about the loot, violence erupts. Angelo kidnaps the old crook and asks Max for the “grisbi” as ransom… ". Free movies / foreign films in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Contact. The French Embassy - https://frenchculture.org /

 


* None as of this post _ Union Square - Free Summer Movies in the Village / Chelsea / Gramercy Park

Location. Union Square Park is located between 14th and 17th Streets and between Park Avenue and Broadway in South Midtown, just north of the center of the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.

Seating begins at 6.30 pm and the free movies start around dusk which is generally around 8.30 pm.

  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, August 1, 2021 - from 6.30 - 10 pm - Space Jam. Free movies / foreign films in Union Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Sunday, August 8, 2021 - from 6.30 - 10 pm - Ghostbusters. Free movies / foreign films in Union Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.

 


* Washington Square - Free Summer Movies in the Village

Summer Cinema Provides Free Summer Films / Movies in Washington Square Park in the Village Neighborhood of Manhattan NYC

Location. Washington Square Park is located between Washington Square North and Washington Square South in the center of the Village. Free summer films / movies in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.


Foreign Films Provided by the French Embassy - with English Subtitles

  • Friday, June 17, 2022 beginning at Sunset / 8.30 pm - THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS (Le Sommet des dieux) by Patrick Imbert (Courtesy of Netflix). They describe the film as follows, " ... Were George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine the first men to scale Everest on June 8th, 1924? Only the little Kodak VPK camera they took with them might reveal the truth. In Kathmandu, 70 years later, a young Japanese reporter named Fukamachi recognizes the camera in the hands of the mysterious Habu Jôji, an outcast climber believed missing for years. Fukamachi enters a world of obsessive mountaineers hungry for impossible conquests on a journey that leads him, step by step, towards the summit of the gods ... " Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Friday, June 17, 2022 beginning at Sunset / 8.30 pm - BAND OF OUTSIDERS (Bande à part) by Jean-Luc Godard (Courtesy of Rialto Pictures) With Anna Karina, Sami Frey, Claude Brasseur. They describe the film as follows, " ... Franz and Arthur don’t have money, jobs, or prospects, but they do have a black convertible and a shared romantic interest in Odile. When Odile lets slip that a stash of cash is ineptly hidden in the isolated villa where she lives, the men hatch a plan to take it for themselves ..." Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.

Contact. The French Embassy - https://frenchculture.org / Washington Park - https://washingtonpark.org/

 

NYC Parks Free Summer Movies

  • Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - TBD. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - Crooklyn. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - Legally Blonde. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, July 6, 22, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - Sing-a-long: Lion King (1994). Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - Pirates of the Caribbean. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - Inside Out. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - Dunkin' Dog Movie Night: Cruella. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - Good Burger with Frisch’s. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - Wizard of Oz. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - Remember the Titans. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - 10 Things I Hate About You. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - Encanto. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 9 - 11 pm - Black Panther. Free movies / foreign films in Washington Square Park in the Village neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.

Contact / Rsvp. Washington Park - https://washingtonpark.org/

 


 

SoHo Bowery LES

Free Summer Movies in SoHo & the Lower East Side LES of Manhattan NYC

 


* Seward Park - Free Summer Movies on the LES of Manhattan NYC

Free Outdoor Summer Movies & Films in Manhattan NYC

Location. At Seward Park Track at East Broadway and Essex Street on the Lower East Side [LES] of Manhattan NYC.

  • Friday July 8 | Seward Park beginning at sunset.
    BALZAC AND THE LITTLE CHINESE SEAMSTRESS (Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise) by Dai Sijie
    With Zhou Xun, Liu Ye, Chen Kun
    In 1971 China, in the lingering grip of the cultural revolution, two university students are sent to a remote mountain village for re-education to purge them of their classical western-oriented education. Amid the backbreaking work and stifling ignorance of the community, the two boys find that music, and the local tailor’s seamstress granddaughter are the only pleasant things in their miserable life. After discovering a secret cache of forbidden books, they set about teaching her things she had never imagined. 
  • Free summer movies in the Bowery / Lower East Side in Manhattan NYC.
  • Friday July 15 | Seward Park beginning at sunset.
    THE CLASS (Entre les murs) by Laurent Cantet
    With François Bégaudeau, Louise Grinberg, Esmeralda Ouertani, Boubacar Touré 
    François and his fellow teachers prepare for a new year at a high school in Paris. Armed with the best intentions, they brace themselves to not let discouragement and difficulties in the classroom stop them from trying to give the best education to their students. Neither stuffy nor severe, François’ extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics and his resolve are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods… 
  • Free summer movies in the Bowery / Lower East Side in Manhattan NYC.

Contact. The French Embassy - https://frenchculture.org / & the NYC Parks Dept - https://www.nycgovparks.org

 


* Sara D. Roosevelt Park - Free Summer Movies on the LES of Manhattan NYC

Free Outdoor Summer Movies & Films in Manhattan NYC

Location. At Sara D. Roosevelt Park Track in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in the Bowery / Chinatown / LES in Manhattan NYC. The park is located between East Houston Street and Canal Street and between Chrystie and Forsyth Streets.

  • Friday, May 6, 2022 from 8 - 10 pm - Belfast - NYC Parks describes the movie as follows, " ... 
“It is 1969 and 9-year-old Buddy finds his peaceful life disturbed as a national conflict is starting to brew in Northern Ireland: unionists and loyalists—mostly Protestants—want the country to remain within the United Kingdom, while nationalists and republicans—mostly Catholics—are campaigning for the country to join a united Ireland. As the tension between these two opposing forces escalates, he and his family must decide whether to stay, or move somewhere safe.”. Free summer movies in the Bowery / Lower East Side in Manhattan NYC.

Contact. NYC Parks Dept - https://www.nycgovparks.org

 


* None in 2022 because of Reconstruction _ East River Amphitheater - Free Movies NYC

The Elevation of this Park, which is Landfill, is at Risk due to Climate Change, So ...

 

*** WE RECOMMEND YOU VISIT https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/free_summer_movies TO FIND THE MOST RECENT LISTINGS OF FREE SUMMER MOVIES IN MANHATTAN PARKS.

 

  • manhattan free summer theater manhattan tribeca bowery soho nyc free summer theater manhattanLocation. East River Park is located along the East River in the Bowery / Lower East Side, just south of the Williamsburg Bridge and East Village. The Amphitheater in East River Park is located between the FDR and East River and between [south] of Grand Street and east of Jackson Street. It's where the coastline along the East River turns north when going north.

    For motorists - At the East River Park Amphitheater in John V. Lindsay East River Park at Grand Street exit between Cherry & Jackson.

    As of July 2022 - This park is undergoing reconstruction due to its low elevation and proximity to the East River. It's become a part of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. The last event was held earlier in the summer of 2021 and thereafter programming ceased as reconstruction began. The Amphitheater itself was reportedly torn down in December of 2021. Stay tuned for updates, but nothing is expected to return in 2022.

 


* Angelika Film - Foreign & Artsy Films in the Village / SoHo

Location. At 18 West Houston Street at Mercer in the Village near SoHo in Manhattan NYC.

Contact. https://www.angelikafilmcenter.com


* Film Forum - Foreign & Artsy Films in SoHo / The West Village

Location. At 209 West Houston Street between 6th Avenue and Varick in Manhattan NYC.

Contact. https://filmforum.org/


* Anthology Film - Foreign & Artsy Films in SoHo / The East Village

Location. At 32 2nd Avenue at 2nd Street in the East Village in Manhattan NYC.

Contact. http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/


 

TRIBECA, FINANCIAL DISTRICT aka FiDi & DOWNTOWN NYC

Free Summer Movies in Tribeca, FiDi & Downtown Manhattan NYC

 


* South Street Seaport - Free Summer Movies Downtown NYC

Free Things To Do In Downtown NYC - Free Summer Movies At The South Street Seaport

Location. Rooftop at Pier 17 at 89 South Street in the Downtown / FiDi neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.

free summer movies at carl schurz park ues upper east side photoThe photo to your right was taken at South Street Seaport along the East River in Downtown NYC.

  • June 5, 2022 - Doors Open 6 pm / Short Film 6.30 pm / Movie 7 pm - Space Jam. Free movies / foreign films at the South Street Seaport in the Financial District / FiDi / Downtown neighborhood of Manhattan NYC
  • June 13, 2022 – Maiden.
  • June 27, 2022 – Walk With Me.
  • July 2022 - Weekly.
  • Sunday, August 7, 2022 - Doors Open 6 pm / Short Film 6.30 pm / Movie 7 pm - Inside Out + You Are Not Alone short film. Free movies / foreign films at the South Street Seaport in the Financial District / FiDi / Downtown neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.
  • *** Note. They announce the films on short notice so you're best off checking their website using the Contact link below.

Contact / Rsvp. Organized with the help of the Seaport District NYC - https://theseaport.nyc and the Downtown Alliance - https://downtownny.com

They do host other events, including Taste of the Seaport, a holiday tree lighting and more. Go to the neighborhood or do a search using the box on the top left corner of this site.

Also see free summer concerts in Manhattan on the Upper East Side and the Manhattan things to do calendar and the things to do section of the Tribeca & SoHo Neighborhoods.


* CLOSED for Renovations Until 2024 _ Tony Dapolito Rec Center - Free Summer Movies NYC

Free Things To Do In SoHo & Tribeca - Free Summer Movies In Tony Dapolito Recreation Center in Manhattan NYC

free summer movies at carl schurz park ues upper east side photoLocation. At 1 Clarkson Street at 7th Avenue in the West Village / SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.

Note. Limited seating available. They found a structural problem in July 2021, which they are in the process of fixing. It's due to reopen in 2024.

The photo to your right was taken in Tribeca looking north toward the area in which Tony Dapolito Recreation Center is located. The free summer movies are organized by the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center.

This is a listing from a prior year to give you an idea of past offerings of free summer movies in downtown NYC.

  • In June the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center hosted a weekly Pride Month film series.
  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 7 to 11 pm - Saturday Church - "A 14 year-old-boy, struggling with gender identity and religion begins to use fantasy to escape his life in the inner city and finds his passion in the process. This movie is not rated. It will start at around 8 pm." Free summer movies in the SoHo Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan NYC at the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Gay Pride Film Series in Manhattan NYC.

Also see free summer concerts in Manhattan on the Upper East Side and the Manhattan things to do calendar and the things to do section of the SoHo & Tribeca Neighborhoods.


* Robert F. Wagner Park - Free Summer Concerts in Downtown Manhattan NYC

Location. Robert F. Wagner Park.

  • Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - River & Blues Festival - in Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Downtown Manhattan NYC.

Contact. Downtown Alliance - For details see - https://downtownny.com

Also use the links at the beginning of this report to find concerts and theatrical events at this location, as well as at other locations around Manhattan.

 


* Westfield World Trade Center - Free Summer Movies in Tribeca & Downtown NYC

Free Things To Do In Downtown NYC - Free Summer Movies At The West Field World Trade Center

Location. Located in the North Oculus Plaza at 185 Greenwich Street at Church and Dey Street in the Downtown neighborhood of Manhattan NYC.

  • Thursday, July 21, 2022 - Doors open at 6 pm and screenings begin at 7 pm - The Goonies. Free summer movies in Oculus Plaza at Westfield World Trade Center in Manhattan NYC.
  • Saturday, July 23, 2022 - Doors open at 6 pm and screenings begin at 7 pm - Shrek. Free summer movies in Oculus Plaza at Westfield World Trade Center in Manhattan NYC.
  • Thursday, August 18, 2022 - Doors open at 6 pm and screenings begin at 7 pm - When Harry Met Sally. Free summer movies in Oculus Plaza at Westfield World Trade Center in Manhattan NYC.
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022 - Doors open at 6 pm and screenings begin at 7 pm - Encanto. Free summer movies in Oculus Plaza at Westfield World Trade Center in Manhattan NYC.
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 - Doors open at 6 pm and screenings begin at 7 pm - Monster-In-Law. Free summer movies in Oculus Plaza at Westfield World Trade Center in Manhattan NYC.
  • Saturday, September 24, 2022 - Doors open at 6 pm and screenings begin at 7 pm - Minions. Free summer movies in Oculus Plaza at Westfield World Trade Center in Manhattan NYC.

Contact / Tickets. Rsvp is recommended - https://oculusoutdoors2022.eventbrite.com / Westfield World Trade Center - https://www.officialworldtradecenter.com /

Also see free summer concerts in Manhattan on the Upper East Side and the Manhattan things to do calendar and the things to do section of the Tribeca & SoHo Neighborhoods.


 

HARLEM / WASHINGTON HEIGHTS / INWOOD NYC

Free Summer Movies in Harlem, Washington Heights & Inwood NYC

 


* Hood Wright Park in Washington Heights NYC

Location. Between 173rd and 176th Streets and between Haven Avenue and Fort Washington Avenue in Washington Heights in Manhattan NYC.

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022 beginning at Sunset - FEVER MOUNTS AT EL PAO (La Fièvre monte à El Pao) by Luis Buñuel (Courtesy of Oscar Arce and the Luis Buñuel Film Institute) with Maria Félix, Gérard Philippe, Jean Servais. They describe this film as follows, " ... When the governor of a prison on the remote Caribbean Island Ojeda is assassinated, his secretary, Ramón Vasquez, assumes the role of acting governor until a replacement can be appointed. Vasquez, an idealist, exploits this opportunity to improve the lot of the prisoners, and to start an affair with the former governor’s widow… "

Contact. The French Embassy - https://frenchculture.org /

 


* None in 2022 but They Host Live Concerts & Theater _ Marcus Garvey Park

Free Concerts & Theater in Harlem NYC

 

*** WE RECOMMEND YOU VISIT https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/free_summer_movies TO FIND THE MOST RECENT LISTINGS OF FREE SUMMER MOVIES IN MANHATTAN PARKS.

 

Location. At the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park [enter at 124th St & Fifth Ave and walk south to the venue].

  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Friday, June 1, 2018 - Black Panther and Wakanda Fashion Show - from 6 pm to 10.30 pm. Free summer movies in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem in Manhattan NYC.
  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Thursday, June 14, 2018 - The Shape of Water - from 8 to 10.30 pm. Free summer movies in Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem in Manhattan NYC.

Use the free concerts and free theater links at the beginning of this report to view live entertainment events held at this location.

 


Other Boroughs - Free Summer Movies 2022 NYC

The following are links to the film events / free movies going on around the five boroughs of the city over the next couple of months.

Enjoy.

Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Bronx NYC

Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Brooklyn NYC

Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Manhattan NYC

Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Queens NYC

Free Things to do NYC / Free Outdoor Summer Movies Staten Island NYC

 

Free Summer Movies, Foreign Films In Manhattan Parks NYC 2022

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