100+ Free Outdoor Family Movies in July for NYC Kids

July 2018 NYC Free Outdoor Movie Calendar for Kids and Families
RiverFlicks for Kids in Hudson River Park is the perfect setting for a picnic and a movie. Photo courtesy of NYC Parks

New York City overflows with no-cost outdoor movie screenings each summer, with at least one FREE flick nearly every single evening in a park or garden this July. While a few series aim specifically for children, including RiverFlicks for Kids, most series sandwich their family films in between grown-up ones.

But it takes a LOT of time to sort through all the different calendars to weed out the movies for kids, so we've done the work for you. Behold: More than 100 FREE outdoor movies this July, all rated G, PG, or PG-13, and all organized by date.

So pack your picnic, grab a blanket, and head out to one of our picks for the best family-friendly alfresco flicks this month. Need more options? Check out our 100 Free Things To Do with Kids This Summer in NYC to save both your wallet and your sanity this school break. And keep an eye on our calendar, too!

Click through to our listings for all the details, including addresses and times. Arrive early to stake out a good spot or to enjoy pre-screening fun where offered. In the case of rain, movies may be canceled, so before heading out check the series' official websites for weather-related updates.

Sunday, July 1

Top Gun (PG) at Habana Outpost — Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Monday, July 2

A League of Their Own (PG) at Bryant Park — Midtown West
Dunkirk
(PG-13) at Walt Whitman Park — Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
Gnomeo and Juliet (G) at Bathgate Park — West Bronx

Tuesday, July 3

Justice League (PG-13) at McCarren Park — Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Edward Scissorhands
(PG-13) at Juniper Valley Park Playground — Middle Village, Queens
Independence Day (PG-13) at Clove Lakes Park — Sunnyside, Staten Island

Thursday, July 5

Splash (PG) at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center — Greenwich Village
The Birds (PG-13) at Stuyvesant Square Park — Gramercy
Bedtime Stories (PG) at Belleview South Park — Kips Bay
Rocky
(PG) at John Paul Jones Park – Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) at Roy Wilkins Park — Jamaica, Queens
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13) at the Bronx Park Amphitheatre — Allerton, the Bronx
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
(PG-13) at the Seaside Wildlife Nature Park – Great Kills, Staten Island


Watch Batman and Robin defeat The Joker in The LEGO Batman Movie. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros.

Friday, July 6

Southside with You (PG-13) at Harlem Art Park — East Harlem
Stormy Weather (NR) at Morris-Jumel Mansion — Washington Heights
The LEGO Batman Movie (PG) at Transmitter Park — Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) at Broad Channel Park — Broad Channel, Queens
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) at St. Mary's Park — South Bronx
Despicable Me 3 (PG) in Claremont Park — Claremont, the Bronx
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) at Father Macris Park — Staten Island
Happy Feet (PG) at Heritage Park — Port Richmond, Staten Island
A League of Their Own (PG) in Southpoint Park — Roosevelt Island


Check in for family-friendly craziness at Hotel Transylvania. Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures

Saturday, July 7

Hotel Transylvania (PG) at Tompkins Square Park — East Village
Pacific Rim
(PG-13) in Sunset Park — Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Moana (PG) at Springfield Park — Springfield Gardens, Queens
Wonder (PG) at St. James Park — Forham Manor, the Bronx
The Greatest Showman (PG) at Wolfe's Pond Park — Prince's Bay, Staten Island
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG) at Westerleigh Park — Westerleigh, Staten Island

Sunday, July 8

Jaws (PG) at Habana Outpost — Fort Greene, Brooklyn
The King and I (G) at Athens Square — Astoria, Queens
Sing
(PG) at Rockaway Beach – Hammels, Queens
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) on Field 81 — Randall's Island

Monday, July 9

The Greatest Showman (PG) on the Coney Island Boardwalk — Coney Island, Brooklyn

Tuesday, July 10

Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG) at Asser Levy Playground — Peter Cooper Village
Lilo and Stitch
(PG) at Swindler's Cove – Fort George
Paddington 2 (PG) at the West Bronx Recreation Center — West Bronx
Hidden Figures
(PG) at Paradise on Earth – Foxhurst, the Bronx
Pitch Perfect (PG-13) at Conference House Park — Tottenville, Staten Island

Wednesday, July 11

The Secret Life of Pets (PG) at Cherry Tree Park — East Harlem
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (PG) Hudson River Park, Pier 1 — Upper West Side
Zootopia (PG) at Joseph Addabbo Memorial Park — Tudor Park, Queens
Daddy's Home 2 (PG-13) at Cedar Playground — Morris Heights, the Bronx
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13) at Seton Park — Riverdale, the Bronx
Jaws (PG) at Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach — South Beach, Staten Island
La La Land (PG-13) at the Greenbelt Recreation Center — New Springville, Staten Island

Thursday, July 12

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (G) at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center — Greenwich Village
Some Like It Hot (PG) at Stuyvesant Square Park — Gramercy
The Space Between Us (PG-13) at Tecumseh Playground — Upper West Side
The Lion King (G) at Breevort Playground — Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Desperately Seeking Susan (PG-13) at Brooklyn Bridge Park —  DUMBO, Brooklyn
Despicable Me 3 (PG) at Los Battalion Hall Rec Center — Rego Park, Queens
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) at Williamsbridge Oval — Norwood, the Bronx
Beauty and the Beast (PG - 2017) at Clove Lakes Park — Sunnyside, Staten Island


A young woman strives to help her family and save her island in Moana. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney

Friday, July 13

Queen of Katwe (PG) at Frederick Johnson Park — Sugar Hill
Moonstruck (PG) at Oculus Plaza — Financial District
Moana (PG) in Hudson River Park — West Village
The Lion King (G) at the Narrows Botanical Garden — Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Inside Out (PG) at Transmitter Park — Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13) at Crocheron Park — Bayside, Queens
Coco (PG) in Pelham Bay Park — Middletown, the Bronx
Wonder Woman (PG-13) in Macombs Dam Park — Concourse Village, the Bronx
Cars 3 (G) in Bloomingdale Park — Pleasant Plains, Staten Island
Hook (PG) in Faber Park — Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
Desperately Seeking Susan (PG-13) on the Parade Grounds — Governors Island

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Saturday, July 14

Lady and the Tramp (G) at Oculus Plaza — Financial District
Coco (PG) at Playground 89 — Upper West Side
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
(PG-13) at Cooper Park -- Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Big Fish (PG-13) at Movie Nights in Rockaway — Rockaway, Queens
The LEGO Movie (PG) at Watson Gleason Playground — Soundview, the Bronx
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) at Cpl Thompson Park — Edwin Markham Gardens, Staten Island
Peter Rabbit (PG) at the Meadow at Cedar Grove Park — New Dorp Beach, Staten Island

Sunday, July 15

The Last Dragon (PG) at Habana Outpost — Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Monday, July 16

Fried Green Tomatoes (PG-13) at Bryant Park — Midtown West
Despicable Me 3
(PG) at Thomas Greene Playground -- Gowanus, Brooklyn


Miguel travels to the Land of the Dead in Coco. Photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar

Tuesday, July 17

Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG-13) at Blake Hobbes Playground — East Harlem
Creed (PG-13) at Valentino Pier — Red Hook, Brooklyn
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) at Canarsie Park -- Canarsie, Brooklyn
Coco (PG) at Grover Cleveland Park — Ridgewood, Queens
Beauty and the Beast (PG) at Bronx Terminal Market — the Bronx
The Sandlot (PG) in Northerleigh Park — Westerleigh, Staten Island

Wednesday, July 18

Moana (PG) at Hamilton Fish Park — Lower East Side
You've Got Mail
(PG-13) on the Rooftop at Pier 17 – South St Seaport
Sita Sings the Blues (NR) at Hudson River Park Pier 1 — Upper West Side
The Wizard of Oz (PG) at Prospect Park — Brooklyn
Mary Poppins
(G) at Carroll Park -- Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Black Mother (NR) at Socrates Sculpture Park — Long Island City, Queens
Wonder Woman
(PG-13) at the Unisphere — Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
ET: The Extraterrestrial (PG) at Seton Park — Riverdale, the Bronx
Wonder Woman (PG-13) in Poe Park — Fordham Manor, the Bronx
Viva Las Vegas (PG) at Greenbelt Recreation Center — New Springville, Staten Island

Thursday, July 19

Little Shop of Horrors (PG-13) at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center — Greenwich Village
Coco (PG) at Stuyvesant Square — Gramercy
Lion (PG-13) at Playground 103 CIII — East Harlem
Kung Fu Panda (PG) at Brooklyn Bridge Park — Dumbo, Brooklyn
Justice League
(PG-13) in Cooper Park -- Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sleepless in Seattle (PG) at the Oval at Hunters Point Park South — Long Island City, Queens
Peter Rabbit (PG) in Frank Frisch Field, Mosholu Parkway — Norwood, the Bronx
Despicable Me 3 (PG) in Lemon Creek Park — Prince's Bay, Staten Island
The Lorax (PG) in Westerleigh Park — Westerleigh, Staten Island

Friday, July 20

The Jungle Book (PG, 2016) at Dry Dock Playground — East Village
Wonder (PG) at Hudson River Park — West Village
Lullaby of Broadway (NR) at the Morris-Jumel Mansion — Washington Heights
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) at Transmitter Park — Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Southside with You (PG-13) at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk — Rockaway, Queens
Coco (PG) at Basil Behagen Playground — Forest Houses, the Bronx
Coco (PG) at Ferry Point Park — Throgs Neck, the Bronx
Wonder Woman (PG-13) at the Willowbrook Park Archery Range — Bull's Head, Staten Island
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (PG-13) at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex — South Beach, Staten Island
Flubber (PG) at DeMatti Playground — Rosebank, Staten Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13) in Southpoint Park — Roosevelt Island

Saturday, July 21

Despicable Me 3 (PG) in Owl's Head Park -- Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Brave (PG) at Paul Raimondo Playground — Ditmars Steinway, Queens
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) at Clinton Playground — Crotona Park, the Bronx
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13) at Conference House Park — Tottenville, Staten Island
Mrs. Doubtfire (PG-13) at Von Briesen Park — Shore Acres, Staten Island
The Fifth Element (PG-13) in Southpoint Park — Roosevelt Island

Sunday, July 22

Viva Las Vegas (PG) at Habana Outpost — Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Edward Scissorhands (PG-13) at Athens Square — Astoria, Queens
The LEGO Batman Movie (PG) on Field 4 — Randall's Island

Monday, July 23

The Princess Bride (PG) at Bryant Park — Midtown West
Back to the Future
(PG) on the Coney Island Boardwalk — Coney Island, Brooklyn
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
(PG-13) in Scarangella Park -- Gravesend, Brooklyn
Grease (PG-13) at Forest Park — Forest Park, Queens
Bambi (G) at Astoria Park — Astoria, Queens

Tuesday, July 24

Justice League (PG-13) at Nathan Straus Playground — Lower East Side
Big Hero 6
(PG) in Sherman Creek Park -- Inwood
Captain Underpants (PG) at Valentino Pier — Red Hook, Brooklyn
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
(PG-13) in Wingate Park -- Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Boss Baby (PG) at the Williamsbridge Oval — Norwood, the Bronx
Coco
(PG) at Paradise on Earth -- Foxhurst, the Bronx
Captain Underpants (PG) at Franz Sigel Park — Concourse Village, the Bronx
Coco (PG) at Clove Lakes Park — Sunnyside, Staten Island

Wednesday, July 25

The LEGO Batman Movie (PG) at St. Nicholas Playground South — Harlem
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13, 2018) Pier 63, Hudson River Park — Chelsea
Toy Story 3 (G) at Hudson River Park, Pier 1 — Upper West Side
Alice in Wonderland (Disney's animated version, G) at Prospect Park — Park Slope, Brooklyn
Love & Basketball (PG-13) at McCarren Park — Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Mulan 2
(G) at the Homecrest Playground -- Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
The Young Girls of Rochefort (G) at Socrates Sculpture Park — LIC, Queens
Despicable Me 3 (PG) in Tremont Park — Tremont, the Bronx
Bye Bye Birdie (G) at the Greenbelt Recreation Center — New Springville, Staten Island

 


Prejudice in a big city plays out in Zootopia, but we expect love to win. Image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. 

Thursday, July 26

The Lion King (G) at Tony Dapolito Recreation Center — Greenwich Village
Vertigo (PG) at Stuyvesant Square — Gramercy
Chicago (PG-13) at Hudson RiverFlicks' Sing-Along Special — Hell's Kitchen
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum — Flatbush, Brooklyn
Zootopia (PG) in Alley Pond Park — Queens
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13) at the Hunts Point Recreation Center — Hunts Point, the Bronx
Jurassic Park (PG-13) at the Willowbrook Park Archery Range — Bull's Head, Staten Island

Friday, July 27

The Princess Bride (PG) on the Dongan Lawn in Fort Tryon Park — Inwood
Dunkirk (PG-13) on the Intrepid — Midtown West
Jumanji (PG) at Hudson River Park — West Village
Vertigo (PG) at the Narrows Botanical Garden — Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Coco (PG) at Transmitter Park — Greenpoint, Brooklyn
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
(PG-13) in McGolrick Park – Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Coco (PG) at the Playground for All Children — Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) in Merriam Playground — Highbridge, the Bronx
Leap
(PG) in Concrete Plant Park — Foxhurst, the Bronx
Pitch Perfect 2 (PG-13) at Wolfe's Pond Park — Prince's Bay, Staten Island

Saturday, July 28

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (PG-13) at Frederick Douglass Playground — Upper West Side
The Incredibles (PG) in Marine Park -- Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13) at Rockaway Beach – Rockaway Beach, Queens
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (PG-13) at the Sachkerah Picnic Area — Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx

Sunday, July 29

Zootopia (PG) in Shore Park – Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
The Little Mermaid
(PG) on Rockaway Beach – Rockaway Beach, Queens

Monday, July 30

King Kong (2005) (PG-13) in Bushwick Inlet Park – Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Big (PG) at Lower Highland Playground — Highland Park, Queens
Moonstruck (PG) at Astoria Park — Astoria, Queens

Tuesday, July 31

Justice League (PG-13) at St. Nicholas North Playground — Harlem
Paddington 2 (PG) in Carl Schurz Park — Upper East Side
A Wrinkle in Time
(PG-13) in Saratoga Park -- Bed Stuy, Brooklyn
Coco (PG) at Yellowstone Park — Forest Hills, Queens
The Lion King
(G) in Seton Park — Riverdale, the Bronx

 

Not seeing a flick that fits your fancy? Check out the Parks Department website as it updates and adds to its "Free Movies Under the Stars" series regularly. For more seasonal activities, check out our jam-packed Summer Fun Guide.