NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2
Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, Beach 17th St. at Seagirt Blvd., Queens; 718-318-4000; 7/22 at 7 p.m.
See the sequel to the animated megahit, featuring the vocal talents of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig.
Summer Movie Night: Pete’s Dragon
Pembroke Avenue Community Garden, 253-13 Pembroke Ave., Little Neck, Queens; 212-333-2552; 7/22 at 8 p.m.
Enjoy Disney’s fantasy flick while feasting on complimentary hot popcorn during an evening hosted by the New York Restoration Project.
Arts, Culture & Fun Film Series at Sunset: Edward Scissorhands
Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson St.; 212-242-5418; 7/22 at 8:15 p.m.
You can see Tim Burton’s iconic film on the rooftop of the recreation center as long as you arrive early—doors open an hour before the screening, and only the first 50 people get in.
Red Hook Flicks: The Incredibles
Valentino Pier, Coffey St. at Ferris St., Brooklyn; 7/22 at 8:30 p.m.
Watch Pixar’s superhero movie with an equally incredible backdrop of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
McCarren Park, Bedford Ave. at N. 12th St., Brooklyn; 7/23 at 7 p.m.
If Edward Scissorhands inspires you to see more of Johnny Depp in his youth, catch Cry-Baby in Williamsburg, featuring food vendors and live music beginning at 5 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show: Harold and Maude
Pier I, Riverside Park South; 7/23 at 8:30 p.m.
Summer on the Hudson is screening Riverside Park’s staff picks this year, including this 1970s diversion from the typical romantic comedy.
RiverFlicks Big Hit Wednesdays: This Is the End
Pier 63, W. 23rd St. at West St.; 7/23 at 8:30 p.m.
This summer’s RiverFlicks offers a chance to catch several of the past year’s blockbusters, like This Is the End’s star-studded party interrupted by the apocalypse.
Syfy Movies With a View: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge Park; 7/24 at 6 p.m.
Enjoy Wes Anderson’s stop-motion adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic along with spectacular river views.
NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: The Lego Movie
J. Hood Wright Recreation Center, 351 Fort Washington Ave.; 7/24 at 8 p.m.
Check out this animated adventure with Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, and Liam Neeson lending their voices to Lego figures.
NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Annie
Maria Hernandez Park, Knickerbocker Ave., Brooklyn; 7/25 at 8 p.m.
It’s not such a hard-knock life when you can catch this classic New York musical for free in Brooklyn.
Films on the Green: Le Magnifique
Transmitter Park, Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn; 212-439-1425; 7/25 at 8:30 p.m.
This free French film festival is a must-see for New York’s Francophiles.