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Every Summer outdoor movie screening in NYC, now in one calendar

Our new 2015 Outdoor NYC Movie Calendar is out! Find it here.


In a city as painfully expensive as New York, finding an activity that’s free is a breath of fresh air, especially when that free thing involves, uh, fresh air. Enter the outdoor movie screening, a NYC Summertime staple that would be the greatest thing ever, if only it wasn't so hard to keep track of.

Fixing that, we’ve compiled a master calendar of NYC's six outdoor movie screening series, then organized them all by date for maximum planning ease.

Since there will undoubtedly be more movies that get scheduled, we'll be updating this list throughout the Summer on the 1st of every month. Got tips on a new outdoor movie screening series? Leave 'em in the comments below.

May 21
Cold in July (click here for info)
Location: Solar One, NYC
Amenities: Water views, live music, and an after party.

May 22
We Are the Best! (click here for info)
Location: Trilok Fusion Center For The Arts, Brooklyn
Amenities: Rooftop, live music, and cocktails.

May 23
The Infinite Man (click here for info)
Location: The Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn
Amenities: Rooftop, live music, and an after party.

May 23
Mission: Impossible (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

May 23
Top Gun (click here for info)
Location: The Intrepid
Amenities: Seating right on the flight deck and BYOSnacks and drinks.

May 24
New York Non-Fiction; Short Film (click here for info)
Location: Industry City, Brooklyn
Amenities: Live music, after party, and cocktails.

May 24
Ratatouille (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

May 25
Breakfast at Tiffany's (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

May 25
Police Academy  (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

May 28
The Princess Bride (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

May 29
Off The Beaten Path; Rural Shorts (click here for info)
Location: Navy Yard Farm, Brooklyn
Amenities: Rooftop, skyline views, live music, and cocktails.

May 30
Super Buddies (click here for info)
Location: Crocheron Park, Queens
Amenities: BYOPicnic, food trucks, and it's dog-friendly.

May 30
Ping Pong Summer (click here for info)
Location: The Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn
Amenities: Rooftop, live music, and an after party.

May 30
Purple Noon (click here for info)
Location: Central Park 

May 31
Dark 'Toons; Short Films (click here for info)
Location: Industry City, Brooklyn
Amenities: Live music and an after party.

May 31
Jaws (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

June 1
Poetic Justice (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

June 2
An Honest Liar (click here for info)
Location: Jewish Community Center, NYC
Amenities: Live music.

June 4
Wall-E (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section.

June 6
Brave (click here for info)
Location: Crocheron Park, Queens
Amenities: BYOPicnic, food trucks, and Medieval duals.

June 6
Frozen (click here for info)
Location: Rochdale Park, Queens
Amenities: Crafts (snowman building?) & games.

June 6
Sundance Film Festival Shorts (click here for info)
Location: Metrotech Commons, Brooklyn
Amenities: Live music and an after party.

June 6
Les Tontons Flingueurs (click here for info)
Location: Washington Square Park

June 7
Trapped In The Machine; Short Films (click here for info)
Location: Industry City, Brooklyn
Amenities: Live music and an after party.

June 7
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section.

June 8
Salsa  (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

June 10
Caddyshack (click here for info)
Location: The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC
Amenities: Themed cocktails and food service (gophers prohibited).

June 11
The Muppets Take Manhattan (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section.

June 13
Tangled (click here for info)
Location: Crocheron Park, Queens
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food trucks, and hair maintenance tips.

June 13
The Search for Emak Bakia (click here for info)
Location: The Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn
Amenities: Rooftop, live music, and an after party.

June 13
Buffet Froid (click here for info)
Location: Washington Square Park

June 14
Love Hurts; Romantic Short Films (click here for info)
Location: Industry City, Brooklyn
Amenities: Live music and an after party.

June 14
The Breakfast Club (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section.

June 15
Victory  (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities:  Family-friendly and food vendors.

June 16
Saturday Night Fever (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park, HBO Summer Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food kiosks, and dance-offs.

June 18
Rango (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

June 19
The Last Season (click here for info)
Location: Navy Yard Farm, Brooklyn
Amenities: A rooftop and skyline views.

June 20
Giuseppe Makes a Movie (click here for info)
Location: The Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn
Amenities: Rooftop, live music, and an after party.

June 20
The Women on the 6th Floor (click here for info)
Location: Tompkins Square Park

June 21
Living Stars (click here for info)
Location: Industry City, Brooklyn
Amenities: Live music, after party, and cocktails.

June 21
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

June 22
Coming to America (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

June 23
The Mask of Zorro (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park, HBO Summer Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, ping pong tables, and occasional sword fights.

June 24
Man of Steel (click here for info)
Location: The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC
Amenities: Rooftop, food service, and kryptonite green cocktails.

June 25
Brave (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

June 27
Five Star (click here for info)
Location: Metrotech Commons, Brooklyn
Amenities: Nearby restaurants.

June 27
La Haine (click here for info)
Location: Tompkins Square Park

June 28
Skanks (click here for info)
Location: Industry City, Brooklyn
Amenities: Live music and an after party.

June 29
Black Orpheus (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities:  Family-friendly and food vendors.

June 30
A Soldier’s Story (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park, HBO Summer Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food kiosks, and ping pong tables.

July 1
The Disobedient (click here for info)
Location: Navy Yard Farm, Brooklyn
Amenities: Rooftop, skyline views, and live music.

July 2nd
The Karate Kid (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

July 3
Thanksgiving (click here for info)
Location: Industry City, Brooklyn
Amenities: Live music, after party, and arguing relatives.

July 5
The Notorious Mr. Bout (click here for info)
Location: The Old American Can Factory, Brooklyn
Amenities: Rooftop, live music, and an after party.

July 5
The Avengers (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

July 6
Top Gun (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

July 7
Blazing Saddles (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park, HBO Summer Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food kiosks, and ping pong tables.

July 8
Rocky (click here for info)
Location: The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC
Amenities: Rooftop, themed cocktails, and hanging meat to punch (maybe?).

July 9
Back to the Future (click here for info)
Location: McCarren Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: Food carts, free Wi-Fi, and DeLoreans.

July 9
Clueless (click here for info)
Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)
Amenities: BYOPicnics, nearby restaurants, and virgins who can’t drive.

July 9
Wreck-it Ralph (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

July 9
Iron Man 3 (click here for info)
Location: Pier 63 Lawn
Amenities: Free popcorn!

July 10
Duck Soup (click here for info)
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Amenities: Concessions from the stands in the park, like Luke’s Lobster, No. 7 Subs, and Lizzmonade.

July 10
Happy Christmas (click here for info)
Location: Solar One, NYC
Amenities: Water views and live music.

July 10
Independence Day (click here for info)
Location: The Intrepid
Amenities: Seating right on the flight deck and BYOSnacks and drinks.

July 11
Broken Hearted: Twisted, Romantic Short Films (click here for info)
Location: Metrotech Commons, Brooklyn
Amenities: Nearby restaurants.

July 11
Despicable Me 2 (click here for info)
Location: Pier 46
Amenities: Free popcorn!

July 11
The Moustache (click here for info)
Location: Riverside Park, Pier I

July 12
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (click here for info)
Location: Industry City, Brooklyn
Amenities: Live music and an after party.

July 12
I Am Legend (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

July 13
The Outsiders (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

July 14
Suddenly, Last Summer (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park, HBO Summer Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food kiosks, and ping pong tables.

July 15
Dusty Stacks of Mom and Doc Shorts (click here for info)
Location: Jewish Community Center, NYC
Amenities: Live music.

July 16
Zoolander (click here for info)
Location: McCarren Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: Food carts, free Wi-Fi, dog-friendly, and walk-offs.

July 16
Back to the Future (click here for info)
Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)
Amenities: BYOPicnics and nearby restaurants.

July 16
The Deadly Ponies Gang (click here for info)
Location: Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City
Amenities: Live music.

July 16
Fantastic Mr. Fox (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

July 16
American Hustle (click here for info)
Location: Pier 63 Lawn
Amenities: Free popcorn!

July 17
Sharknado (click here for info)
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Amenities: Concessions from the stands in the park, like Luke’s Lobster, No. 7 Subs, and Lizzmonade.

July 17
Gravity (click here for info)
Location: The Intrepid
Amenities: Seating right on the flight deck and BYOSnacks and drinks.

July 18
La Grande Illusion (click here for info)
Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)
Amenities: BYOPicnics and nearby restaurants.

July 18
Mateo (click here for info)
Location: Industry City, Brooklyn
Amenities: Live music and an after party.

July 18
Ghostbusters (click here for info)
Location: Pier 46
Amenities: Free popcorn!

July 19
10000KM (Long Distance) (click here for info)
Location: Industry City, Brooklyn
Amenities: Live music and an after party.

July 19
True Grit (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

July 20
Heathers (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

July 21
National Lampoon’s Vacation (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park, HBO Summer Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food kiosks, and Christie Brinkley posters.

July 22
Little Shop of Horrors (click here for info)
Location: The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC
Amenities: Rooftop, themed cocktails, and food (feeeeeed meeeeee).

July 23
Cry-Baby (click here for info)
Location: McCarren Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: Food carts, free Wi-Fi, and dog-friendly.

July 23
Harold and Maude (click here for info)
Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)
Amenities: BYOPicnics and nearby restaurants.

July 23
E.T. (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

July 23
This Is The End (click here for info)
Location: Pier 63 Lawn
Amenities: Free popcorn!

July 24
Fantastic Mr. Fox (click here for info)
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Amenities: Concessions from the stands in the park, like Luke’s Lobster, No. 7 Subs, and Lizzmonade.

July 24
Animation Block Party; Short Films (click here for info)
Location: Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center)
Amenities: Live music, water views, and nearby restaurants.

July 24
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (click here for info)
Location: The Intrepid
Amenities: Seating right on the flight deck and BYOSnacks and drinks.

July 25
NY Shorts (click here for info)
Location: Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center)
Amenities: Live music, water views, and nearby restaurants.

July 25
Ghostbusters II (click here for info)
Location: Pier 46
Amenities: Free popcorn!

July 25
Le Magnifique (click here for info)
Location: Transmitter Park

July 26
The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color (click here for info)
Location: Brookfield Place (formerly World Financial Center)
Amenities: Live music, water views, and nearby restaurants.

July 26
Men in Black 3 (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

July 27
Tootsie (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

July 28
Key Largo (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park, HBO Summer Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food kiosks, and ping pong tables.

July 30
Heathers (click here for info)
Location: McCarren Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: Food carts, free Wi-Fi, and dog-friendly.

July 30
The Princess Bride (click here for info)
Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)
Amenities: BYOPicnics, nearby restaurants, and five-fingered men who killed your father.

July 30
The Goonies (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

July 30
The Lego Movie (click here for info)
Location: Pier 63 Lawn
Amenities: Free popcorn!

July 31
Appropriate Behavior (click here for info)
Location: Greenpoint High School, Brooklyn
Amenities: Live music.

July 31
Beetlejuice (click here for info)
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Amenities: Concessions from the stands in the park, like Luke’s Lobster, No. 7 Subs, and Lizzmonade.

July 31
The Hunt For Red October (click here for info)
Location: The Intrepid
Amenities: Seating right on the flight deck and BYOSnacks and drinks.

August 1
R100 (click here for info)
Location: Industry City, Brooklyn
Amenities: Live music and an after party.

August 1
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (click here for info)
Location: Pier 46
Amenities: Free popcorn!

August 1
2 Autumns, 3 Winters (click here for info)
Location: Transmitter Park

August 2
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (click here for info)
Location: The Knockdown Center, Queens
Amenities: Live music and an after party.

August 2
When Harry Met Sally (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

August 3
Nine to Five (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors and shoulder pads.

August 4
The Karate Kid (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park, HBO Summer Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food kiosks, and ping pong tables.

August 5
Skyfall (click here for info)
Location: The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC
Amenities: Rooftop, food service, and waitresses dressed as Bond girls.

August 6
The Big Lebowski (click here for info)
Location: McCarren Park, Brooklyn
Amenities: Food carts and caucasians.

August 6
Anchors Aweigh (click here for info)
Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)
Amenities: BYOPicnics and nearby restaurants.

August 6
Forest of the Dancing Spirits (click here for info)
Location: Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City
Amenities: Live music.

August 6
The Croods (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

August 6
Lone Survivor (click here for info)
Location: Pier 63 Lawn
Amenities: Free popcorn!

August 7
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (click here for info)
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Amenities: Concessions from the stands in the park like Luke’s Lobster, No. 7 Subs, and Lizzmonade.

August 7
Spaceballs (click here for info)
Location: The Intrepid
Amenities: Seating right on the flight deck and BYOSnacks and drinks.

August 8
Groundhog Day (click here for info)
Location: Pier 46
Amenities: Free popcorn!

August 9
Four Weddings and a Funeral (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

August 10
Singin’ In The Rain (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors and umbrellas.

August 11
Lover Come Back (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park, HBO Summer Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food kiosks, and ping pong tables.

August 12
Despicable Me 2 (click here for info)
Location: Crocheron Park, Queens
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food trucks, and dog-friendly.

August 13
The Outsiders (click here for info)
Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)
Amenities: BYOPicnics and nearby restaurants.

August 13
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (click here for info)
Location: Pier 63 Lawn
Amenities: Free popcorn!

August 13
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

August 14
The One I Love (click here for info)
Location: Greenpoint High School, Brooklyn
Amenities: Nearby restaurants.

August 14
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (click here for info)
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Amenities: Concessions from the stands in the park, like Luke’s Lobster, No. 7 Subs, and Lizzmonade.

August 14
Captain Phillips (click here for info)
Location: The Intrepid
Amenities: Seating right on the flight deck and BYOSnacks and drinks.

August 15
Smurfs 2 (click here for info)
Location: Pier 46
Amenities: Free popcorn!

August 16
Pitch Perfect (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

August 17
West Side Story (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

August 18
The Shining (click here for info)
Location: Bryant Park, HBO Summer Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food kiosks, and creepy twins.

August 18
Big (click here for info)
Location: Central Park Conservancy Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, live DJs, and proximity to FAO Schwartz.

August 19
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (click here for info)
Location: The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC
Amenities: Rooftop, themed cocktails, and Keira Knightley in tight pirate outfits.

August 19
The Royal Tenenbaums (click here for info)
Location: Central Park Conservancy Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, live DJs, and people hating on Gwyneth Paltrow.

August 19
Monsters University (click here for info)
Location: Crocheron Park, Queens
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food trucks, and dog-friendly.

August 20
The Way We Were (click here for info)
Location: Central Park Conservancy Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics and live DJs (alcohol prohibited).

August 20
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

August 20
Captain Phillips (click here for info)
Location: Pier 63 Lawn
Amenities: Free popcorn!

August 21
Coming to America (click here for info)
Location: Central Park Conservancy Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics, live DJs.

August 21
The Birds (click here for info)
Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Amenities: Concessions from the stands in the park, like Luke’s Lobster, No. 7 Subs, and Lizzmonade.

August 22
Rear Window (click here for info)
Location: Central Park Conservancy Film Festival
Amenities: BYOPicnics and live DJs (alcohol prohibited).

August 22
The Wizard of Oz (click here for info)
Location: Pier 46
Amenities: Free popcorn!

August 23
The Aviator (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

August 24
Purple Rain (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

August 24
The Bodyguard (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

August 26
Europa Report (click here for info)
Location: Crocheron Park, Queens
Amenities: BYOPicnics, food trucks, and dog-friendly.

August 26
Frozen (click here for info)
Location: Highland Park, Queens
Amenities: BBQ areas and seriously happy children.

August 27
Frozen (click here for info)
Location: Forest Park, Queens
Amenities: Food carts, dog-friendly, and seriously -- these kids are thrilled.

August 27
Frozen (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

August 30
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

August 31
Skyfall (click here for info)
Location: South Street Seaport
Amenities: Turf seating section and river views.

September 4
The French Minister (click here for info)
Location: Columbia University

September 7
Hoosiers (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

September 9
Gravity (click here for info)
Location: The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC
Amenities: Rooftop and BYOOxygen masks.

September 14
Wild Style (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

September 21
The Big Lewbowski (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

September 28
Foxy Brown (click here for info)
Location: Habana Outpost, Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Amenities: Family-friendly and food vendors.

Christine Fischer is a freelance writer dedicated to a strict diet of Champagne, cookies, and the occasional pizza. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.