100+ Free Outdoor Family Movies This August in NYC

Monthly Free Outdoor Movie Calendar for NYC Kids and Families

In August, free outdoor flicks can be found almost every night in New York City. Not all are family-friendly, though, so we've rounded up those that are, and behold: More than 100 FREE outdoor movies this August, most rated G, PG, or PG-13, organized by date. All you need to do is carve out time in your busy NYC summer schedule and pack a blanket and snacks.

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

Wednesday, August 1

Gifted (PG-13) at DeWitt Clinton Park — Midtown West
Coco (PG) at Pier 1, Riverside Park — Upper West Side
West Side Story (G) in Long Meadow North — Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Hackers (PG-13) in McCarren Park — Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Black Panther (PG-13) at the Unisphere — Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Thursday, August 2

Justice League (PG-13) at Highbridge Park — Washington Heights
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (PG-13) at Union Square Park — Union Square
Bend It Like Beckham (PG-13) In Brooklyn Bridge Park — DUMBO, Brooklyn

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Catch the classic The Muppets Movie in Riverside Park. Courtesy of Disney

 

Friday, August 3

The Jackie Robinson Story (PG-13) at Jackie Robinson Park — Sugar Hill
Paddington 2 (PG) at Pier 46, Hudson River Park — West Village
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 (PG-13) in Transmitter Park — Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Justice League (PG-13) In Crocheron Park — Bayside, Queens
Black Panther (PG-13) on Firefighter's Field — Roosevelt Island

Saturday, August 4

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (PG-13) at The Peninsula — Inwood Hill Park

 

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Catch the women-fueled Ghostbusters 2016 remake downtown. Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Sunday, August 5

Love & Basketball (PG) at Habana Outpost — Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Coco (PG) on Field 81 — Randall's Island

Monday, August 6

Toy Story (G) at Waterside Plaza — Gramercy/East River
The Wiz
(G) at Bryant Park – Midtown West
Coco
(PG) on the Coney Island Boardwalk – Coney Island, Brooklyn
Beauty and the Beast
(2017) (PG) at the George Seuffert Bandshell – Forest Park, Queens
Black Panther
(PG-13) in Cunningham Park -- Fresh Meadows, Queens
ET the Extra Terrestrial (PG) on Astoria Park's Great Lawn — Astoria, Queens

Tuesday, August 7

The Boxtrolls (PG) At Raoul Wallenberg Playground — Washington Heights
Hairspray (PG) at Valentino Pier — Red Hook, Brooklyn
Coco (PG) on the roof of the Bronx Terminal Market — Concourse Village, the Bronx
Spider-Man: Homecoming
(PG-13) at Paradise on Earth -- Foxhurst, the Bronx

Wednesday, August 8

Night at the Museum (PG) at Carl Schurz Park — Upper East Side
Wonder Woman (PG-13) at Hudson River, Pier 63 — Chelsea
Summer Wars (PG) at Pier 1, Riverside Park — Upper West Side
Space Jam (PG) in Long Meadow North — Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Fantastic Mr Fox (PG) in McCarren Park – Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Spirit of the Beehive
(NR) in the Socrates Sculpture Park – Long Island City, Queens

Thursday, August 9

Isle of Dogs (PG-13) at Matthew Sapolin Playground — Upper West Side
Mean Girls (PG-13) at Oculus Plaza — Financial District
Hairspray (PG) at Union Square Park — Union Square
Wayne's World (PG-13) in Brooklyn Bridge Park — DUMBO, Brooklyn

Friday, August 10

Peter Rabbit (PG) at Twenty Four Sycamores Park — Midtown East
Ghostbusters (1984) (PG-13) on board the Intrepid — Midtown West
Spice World (PG) at Pier 46 in Hudson River Park — West Village
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (PG) at the Narrows Botanical Garden — Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Black Panther (PG-13) at  Transmitter Park — Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Black Panther (PG-13) at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk — Far Rockaway, Queens
Ghostbusters (1984) (PG) on the Parade Grounds — Governor's Island

Saturday, August 11

Elf (PG) at Oculus Plaza — Financial District
Coco
(PG) on Rockaway Beach at Beach 94th St -- Rockaway Beach, Queens

Sunday, August 12

Grease (PG) at Habana Outpost — Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Monday, August 13

Labyrinth (PG) at Waterside Plaza — Gramercy/East River
Casablanca (PG) on Astoria Park's Great Lawn — Astoria Park, Queens
Wonder
(PG) at the Lower Highland Playground – Highland Park, Cypress Hills, Queens

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Tuesday, August 14

Gremlins (PG) at Henry M Jackson Playground — Lower East Side
Hair (PG) at Sheep Meadow and 72nd Street — Central Park
The Lion King (G) in Alley Pond Park — Oakland Gardens, Queens


Cheer on Woody and the gang in Toy Story 3! Photo courtesy of Pixar

Wednesday, August 15

Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (PG) at James Weldon Johnson Playground — East Harlem
WALL-E (G) at Pier 1, Riverside Park — Upper West Side
Crooklyn (PG-13) at Sheep Meadow and 72nd Street — Central Park
The Greatest Showman (PG) on the Rooftop at Pier 17 – South St Seaport
Tampopo (NR) in the Socrates Sculpture Park – Long Island City, Queens

Thursday, August 16

Fantastic Mr Fox (PG) at Samuel Seabury Playground — Upper East Side
Dr. Strangelove (PG) at Sheep Meadow and 72nd Street — Central Park
Love & Basketball (PG-13) in Brooklyn Bridge Park — DUMBO, Brooklyn
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (PG) in Hunters Point South Park — Long Island City, Queens

Friday, August 17

Selma (PG-13) at Hansborough Recreation Center — Harlem
Karate Kid (1984) (PG) at Pier 46, Hudson River Park — West Village
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) at Jacob Schiff Playground — Upper West Side
The Producers (1968) (PG) at Morris-Jumel Mansion — Washington Heights
The Muppets Take Manhattan (G) at Sheep Meadow and 72nd Street — Central Park
A Wrinkle in Time (PG) on Firefighter Field — Roosevelt Island

Saturday, August 18

Wonder Woman (PG-13) at Marx Brothers Playground — Upper East Side

Sunday, August 19

Dirty Dancing (PG) at Habana Outpost — Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13) on Field 81 — Randall's Island

Monday, August 20

The Wizard of Oz (PG) at Waterside Plaza — Gramercy/East River
Black Panther
(PG-13) on the Coney Island Boardwalk -- Coney Island, Brooklyn
Black Panther (PG-13) on Astoria Park's Great Lawn — Astoria, Queens
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
(PG-13) at the George Seuffert Bandshell – Forest Park, Queens

Tuesday, August 21

The BFG (PG) at Col Charles Young Playground — Harlem
Coco (PG) at Valentino Pier — Red Hook, Brooklyn


Vikings, dragons, and peacemaking are all on display in How to Train your Dragon. Photo courtesy of Dreamworks

 

Wednesday, August 22

Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13) at Booker T Washington Playground — Upper West Side
Up (PG) at Pier 1, Riverside Park -- Upper West Side
This Is Spinal Tap (R) in McCarren Park — Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Kedi
(NR) in the Socrates Sculpture Park – Long Island City, Queens
 

Thursday, August 23

Frozen (PG) Sing-Along at Clinton Cove — Midtown West
Pick of the Litter (NR) in Fort Greene Park — Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Wonder Woman (PG-13) in Brooklyn Bridge Park — DUMBO, Brooklyn
Coco
(PG) at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum -- Flatbush, Brooklyn

Friday, August 24

Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13) At Carmansville Playground — Sugar Hill
Coco (PG) at Pier 46 in Hudson River Park — West Village
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) (G) at the Narrows Botanical Gardens — Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Despicable Me 3 (PG) in Crocheron Park — Bayside, Queens

Saturday, August 25

A Ballerina's Tale (NR) at Martin Luther King Jr Playground — Harlem
Community Choice on board the Intrepid — Midtown West

Sunday, August 26

 

Monday, August 27

From Up on Poppy Hill (PG) at Waterside Plaza — Gramercy/East River
Coco
(PG) at the Lower Highland Playground – Highland Park, Queens

Tuesday, August 28

Isle of Dogs (PG) at Sol Lain Playground — Lower East Side
Dr. Strangelove (PG) at Valentino Pier — Red Hook, Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 29

Minions or Annie (PG) on the Rooftop at Pier 17 – South St Seaport
Audience Choice in McCarren Park — Williamsburg, Brooklyn

 


Catch everyone's favorite superhero family, The Incredibles, in The Bronx this summer. Photo courtesy of Disney/Pixar

 

Thursday, August 30

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13) at Jackie Robinson Park — Sugar Hill
Audience Choice in Brooklyn Bridge Park — DUMBO, Brooklyn

Friday, August 31

Black Panther (PG-13) at Hansborough Recreation Center — Harlem
Sherlock Gnomes (PG) at The Peninsula — Inwood Hill Park

Top image: Movies at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo courtesy of the park

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