Every summer in NYC, there are a slew of no-cost outdoor movie screenings. So many in fact, you can probably find at least one FREE alfresco flick per evening being shown somewhere in the five boroughs. But here's the problem for families: A lot of these films aren't kid-friendly. If you don't plan ahead, you may end up accidentally dropping into Bryant Park when Die Hard is on, and you really don't want your preschooler repeating Bruce Willis' R-rated variation on yippee ki-yay, do you?
While there are a few series aimed specifically at children like RiverFlicks for Kids, most sandwich their family films in between the grown-up ones. But instead of you having to peruse all those different calendars, we've done the work for you. Behold: More than 40 FREE outdoor movies this July, most rated G or PG (with a couple of PG-13 titles for the tweens in your life), all organized by date. From recent blockbusters like Frozen and The Lego Movie, to '80s hits such as The Goonies and Back to the Future, to classics like Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz, here are the best, FREE, kid-friendly outdoor movies playing in NYC this July.