(Original photo by Scott Lynch)

Soon we'll all be shivering in our apartments drinking whisky and watching whatever Netflix just recommended, alone, on a tiny laptop screen. But right now you can be outside, with other humans, illegally drinking wine spritzers and watching movies on a big screen, for free and in the warmth of summer. Below are all of the movies you can see while sitting under the night sky this week. They are all FREE, but bring your own mosquito spray and picnic blanket. Top picks this week: Heathers, Beetlejuice, and Fried Green Tomatoes!


Coney Island Flicks on the Beach (website)

Monday, July 28th, 7:30 p.m.: see The Lego Movie

Notes: The movie is screened on a giant 40-foot inflatable screen on the beach at West 10th Street. BYO-picnic.

Bryant Park (website)

Monday, July 28th, lawn opens at 5p.m., movie at sundown: Key Largo

Notes: Get there early for a good spot, this place gets crowded! Blankets are allowed, as is your own food and drink, but vendors will also be available if you want to purchase something (still no alcohol though!).


Coney Island (website)

Tuesday, July 29th, 8:30 p.m.: When Harry Met Sally

Notes: Bring a blanket to fully enjoy your rom-com-on-the-beach experience.

FAB Flicks (website)

Tuesday, July 29th, 8 p.m.: The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings in the Putnam Triangle Plaza (at Fulton and Grand).

Red Hook Flicks (website)

Tuesday, July 29th, 8 p.m.: Fried Green Tomatoes will screen at Valentino Pier, in Red Hook.


Summerscreen (website)

Wednesday, July 30th, sundown: Heathers will screen in McCarren Park.

Notes: there will be food carts, live music after doors open around 6 p.m., and even free Wi-Fi. BYO-blankets, red scrunchie, and low folding chairs; Summerscreen movies are on concrete.

Socrates Sculpture Park (website)

Wednesday, July 30th, film at sundown: Viola

Notes: Live music at 7. This is a grass and blanket seating situation.

Pier I Picture Show (website)

Wednesday, July 30th, sundown: The Princess Bride along the Hudson River.

Notes: BYO-picnic and watch out for the ROUSes.

South Street Seaport (website)

Wednesday, July 30th, 8 p.m.: The Goonies

Notes: Bring a soft blanket, and practice the Truffle Shuffle beforehand.

RiverFlicks (website)

Wednesday, July 30th, sundown: The Lego Movie on the Pier 63 lawn.

Notes: This one's got FREE POPCORN.


Brooklyn Bridge Park (website)

Thursday, July 31st, film at sundown: Beetlejuice

Notes: Bring a blanket and a picnic, and try not to get distracted by the view of the Manhattan skyline, directly behind the giant screen. No chairs allowed on the lawn.

Summer Movie Series on the Intrepid (website)

Thursday, July 31st, film at sundown: The Hunt For Red October... on a boat!

Notes: Bring something soft to sit on (you can even bring lawn chairs), and BYO-picnic foods.

Films In Tompkins (website)

Thursday, July 31st, sundown: The Harder They Come in Tompkins Square Park

Notes: Bring a blanket and remember the first rule...


RiverFlicks Family Friday (website)

Friday, August 1st, film at sundown: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on Pier 46

Notes: Again, FREE POPCORN.

Films on the Green (website)

Friday, August 1st, 8:30 p.m.: 2 Autumns, 3 Winters at Transmitter Park in Brooklyn.

Notes: BYO-picnic and picnic blankets.


South Street Seaport (website)

Friday, August 2nd, 8 p.m.: When Harry Met Sally

Notes: BYO-Katz's picnic


Habana Outpost (website)

Sunday, August 3rd, 8 p.m.: Nine to Five

Notes: Food will be available for purchase, but BYO-sequined dress.

50 Kent (presented by Nitehawk)

Sunday, August 3rd, 8 p.m.: Three Amigos

Notes: Doors at 5 p.m., band at 7 p.m., movie at sundown. Beer, wine, refreshments & food will be available for purchase.