Free Outdoor Movies for Long Island Kids This Summer

Summer Nights Mean Movies Under the Stars for Kids at These LI Destinations

This summer when the sun goes down, chances are a free, family-friendly movie will be playing outdoors somewhere on Long Island. It’s an ideal way to spend family time under the stars. So spread a blanket, bring a few lawn chairs, pack some snacks or perhaps a picnic dinner, and enjoy the show.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so it is best to arrive early. And be sure to check each venue’s website for up-to-date information on weather-related cancelations.

For more outdoor family activities, check out our roundups of the best places for a family picnic and the best beaches for families on Long Island. Plus, our Event Calendar and Summer Fun Guide are loaded with ideas for more seasonal fun for your family. Happy summer.

Mondays

Town of Babylon Summer Movie Series
Tanner Park, Copiague
400 Baylawn Ave.

  • July 10: Finding Dory
  • July 24: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
  • August 7: Sing

Town Hall Lawn, Lindenhurst
200 East Sunrise Highway

  • June 26: Max

Town of Huntington: Movies on the Lawn
​Heckscher Park, Huntington
​Prime Avenue

  • June 26: Star Wars: Rogue One

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Enjoy Sing under the stars in Huntington and elsewhere. Photo courtesy of Universal Studios​

Peter Nelson Park, Huntington 
Oakwood Road

  • August 14: Sing

Tuesdays

Town of Babylon Classic Movies by the Lake
Geiger Lake Memorial Park, Grand Boulevard, Deer Park

  • July 18: Casablanca
  • August 1: To Sir, With Love

Port Jefferson: Movies on the Harbor
​Harborfront Park

  • July 11: Secret Life of Pets
  • July 18: The Great Gilly Hopkins
  • July 25: Sully
  • ​August 1: Moana
  • ​August 8: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • August 15, August 22, August 29: TBA

Seaford: Movies at Cedar Creek
Cedar Creek Park, Merrick Road

  • July 11: Good Dinosaur
  • July 25: Toy Story 2
  • August 8: Goosebumps

Valley Stream: North Woodmere Movie Night
North Woodmere Park, Hungry Harbor Road

  • July 18: Monsters University
  • ​August 1: The Lego Batman Movie

Wednesdays

Roosevelt: Rev. Mackey Park
49 Lakeside Dr.

  • July 12: Monsters, Inc.

Thursdays

East Meadow: Lakeside Movie Night
Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theater, 1899 Hempstead Tpke.

  • July 6: Secret Life of Pets
  • July 13: Storks
  • ​July 20: Jetsfest Movie Night: The Lego Batman Movie
  • July 27: Trolls
  • August 3: Middle School
  • August 10: Angry Birds

Farmingdale: Movies on the Village Green
Main Street

  • July 6: Hotel Transylvania
  • July 13: Moana
  • July 20: Sing
  • August 3: Pete’s Dragon
  • ​August 10: Kubo and the Two Strings
  • August 17: Trolls

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Enjoy The Lego Batman Movie in Plainview and elsewhere. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

Plainview: Movies by Moonlight
Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park, 175 Washington Ave.

  • August 3: The Lego Batman Movie

Jones Beach: Family Movie Night
Jones Beach bandshell, Wantagh
​The Jones Beach program runs Thursday evenings from July 6 to August 31. Movies are still to be announced.

Town of Huntington: Movies on the Lawn
Crab Meadow Beach, Northport
Waterside Avenue, drive-in and regular seating available

  • July 6: Secret Life of Pets
  • July 20: Moana

Woodbury: Movies by Moonlight
​Syosset-Woodbury Community Park
7800 Jericho Tpke.

  • July 20: Sing

Fridays

East Moriches: South Bay Bible Church
578 Montauk Highway

  • July 21: Finding Dory
  • August 18: The Jungle Book
  • September 15: The Lego Batman Movie

Freeport: Movies by the Bay
​Sea Breeze Park, 11 Richmond Street

  • July 7: Beauty and the Beast
  • July 14: Moana
  • ​July 21: Kubo and the Two Strings
  • July 28: My Life as a Courgette
  • July 28: Finding Dory
  • August 11: The Lego Batman Movie

Lido Beach: Movies at Nickerson Beach
​Nickerson Beach, East Terrace

  • July 28: Toy Story 3
  • August 11: Hotel Transylvania 2


Immerse yourself in the world of Disney's Moana, playing in Yaphank and elsewhere. Photo courtesy of Disney

Suffolk County Farm & Education Center-Yaphank
350 Yaphank Ave.

  • July 14: Moana

Saturdays

Baldwin: Movies in Baldwin Park

  • July 29: Secret Life of Pets
  • September 9: Families vote for their favorite movie

Long Beach Movie Nights
Various locations and times

  • June 24: Mamma Mia! (Lincoln Boulevard, 8:15pm)
  • July 8: Rogue One (Grand Boulevard 8:15pm)
  • July 22: Jaws (Edwards Boulevard, 8pm)
  • August 5: Sing (Riverside Boulevard, 7:45pm)
  • August 19: Rocky Horror Picture Show, (Grand Boulevard, 7:30pm)
  • ​September 2: Moana, (Edwards Boulevard, 7:15 pm)

Massapequa: Movies by Moonlight
Marjorie R. Post Community Park, Unqua Road

  • July 8: Secret Life of Pets

Port Washington: Cinema by the Bay
Sunset Park

  • July 8: Pitch Perfect 2
  • July 22: Back to the Future
  • August 5: Finding Dory

Sundays

Lido Beach: Movies at Nickerson Beach
​Nickerson Beach, West Terrace

  • July 23: Toy Story
  • August 6: Hotel Transylvania

Top photo courtesy of Town of Huntington Movies on the Lawn

location: 
Tanner Park
400 Baylawn Ave.
Copiague , NY 40° 39' 29.9772" N, 73° 23' 44.8188" W
New York
Town Hall Lawn-Lindenhurst
200 East Sunrise Highway
Lindenhurst , NY 40° 42' 17.1828" N, 73° 22' 30.5868" W
New York
Hechscher Park
Prime Avenue
Huntington , NY 40° 52' 31.35" N, 73° 25' 20.784" W
New York
Peter Nelson Park
Oakwood Road
Huntington , NY 40° 50' 52.3536" N, 73° 25' 53.274" W
New York
Movies at Cedar Creek
Merrick Road
Seaford , NY 40° 39' 55.4004" N, 73° 29' 33.0972" W
New York
Movies on the Harbor-Pt. Jefferson
Harborfront Park
Port Jefferson , NY 40° 56' 58.362" N, 73° 4' 2.4852" W
New York
Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Trnpk
11554 East Meadow , NY 40° 43' 27.0192" N, 73° 33' 59.7852" W
New York
North Woodmere Park
Hungry Harbor Road
Valley Stream , NY 40° 38' 41.7012" N, 73° 43' 16.8384" W
New York
Crab Meadow Beach-Northport
Waterside Avenue
11768 Northport , NY
Phone: 631-351-3000
40° 54' 26.7372" N, 73° 19' 39.8172" W
New York
Marjorie Post Park
Unqua & Merrick Roads
11758 Massapequa , NY 40° 40' 3.0756" N, 73° 26' 23.0136" W
New York
Syosset-Woodbury Community Park
7800 Jericho Tpke
Woodbury , NY 40° 48' 36.8748" N, 73° 29' 1.6548" W
New York
Movies on the Village Green-Farmingdale
Main Street
Farmingdale , NY 40° 43' 34.4244" N, 73° 26' 37.05" W
New York
Geiger Lake Memorial Park
Grand Blvd.
Deer Park , NY 40° 45' 29.7828" N, 73° 19' 22.638" W
New York
Rev. Mackey Park
49 Lakeside Drive
Roosevelt , NY 40° 40' 57.0828" N, 73° 34' 29.3988" W
New York
Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park
175 Washington Ave.
Plainview , NY 40° 47' 3.0048" N, 73° 27' 43.5204" W
New York
Jones Beach
Field 4 Bandshell
Wantagh , NY 40° 39' 31.0644" N, 73° 30' 29.3436" W
New York
South Bay Bible Church
578 Montauk Highway
East Moriches , NY 40° 48' 4.8348" N, 72° 46' 2.8416" W
New York
Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
350 Yaphank Ave.
Yaphank , NY 40° 49' 35.6052" N, 72° 55' 3.2304" W
New York
Sea Breeze Park-Freeport
11 Richmond St.
Freeport , NY 40° 37' 41.52" N, 73° 34' 52.9896" W
New York
Movies at Nickerson Beach
Nickerson Beach East Terrace
Lido Beach , NY 40° 35' 22.1964" N, 73° 36' 0.8424" W
New York
Cinema by the Bay-Pt. Washington
Sunset Park
Pt. Washington , NY 40° 49' 57.756" N, 73° 42' 5.8824" W
New York
Baldwin Park
3232 Grand Avenue
Baldwin , NY 40° 38' 26.9088" N, 73° 36' 46.2348" W
New York