United States New York New York City New York City Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Itineraries Events Getaways All New York City Free Outdoor Movies in Brooklyn Bridge Park DUMBO The skinny on movies with a view Written by Ellen Freudenheim Facebook Twitter Ellen Freudenheim is the author of four guidebooks to Brooklyn, where she has lived for more than 20 years. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Ellen Freudenheim Updated 07/04/19 Share Pin Email Ellen Freudenheim/Getty Images If you want a ticket to one of the most scenic free film festivals in New York City, you should head to Movies With A View on Thursdays from July through August at Brooklyn Bridge Park. This well-curated film series has been entertaining New Yorkers since 2000. With views of lower Manhattan, you might have a hard time concentrating on the films. But seriously, the line up is fantastic, and although the backdrop of NYC and the Brooklyn Bridge are both intoxicating, you will definitely enjoy the films that are screening this summer. The 2019 series kicks off on July 11th and ends on August 29th. This year the first flick, on July 11th, is Pariah, a touching drama about a teenage girl embracing her lesbian identity. Other highlights this season include The Big Lebowski, Crooklyn, It Happened One Night, and Selma. You can bring a picnic to the park, but if you don't to lug food, you can get some great grub at the movies. This summer, the Smorgasburg is setting up an outpost at this popular weekly event. Want enjoy some excellent food from the Smorgasburg while watching a great flick? Vendors include Burger Supreme, Groundlings Pizza, Destination Dumplings, Home Frite, Bona Bona Ice Cream. Bring a blanket and watch a movie on the lawn as you enjoy these tasty eats. If you're more a poetry fan rather than film, you should head to Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sunday, June 2nd from 4 - 6:30 pm to attend the annual Walt Whitman Song of Myself Marathon, where readers will read from the classic poem. If you'd like to read, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your favorite three sections of “Song of Myself” (using the 1891-‘92 edition’s breakdown of 52 sections). They ask readers, to arrive no later than 3:30 pm. Like the film series, this event is free and open to all. Check out the Brooklyn Bridge Park schedule for summer long events or just stop by for a swim in their pop up pool or enjoy an afternoon roller skating on the pier, but if you want to see the flicks--Here's the skinny on all the info you'll need to have a fantastic time at this annual film series: Summer in New York, New York! This is one of the hottest free tickets for films in Brooklyn! And, it's great summer entertainment. Free movies are shown every Thursday evening, from mid July to late August. To get a seat, go early, as there's limited seating on the lawn. Usually the last film of the season is decided by popular vote (no corporate contributions!). When: DJs at 6:00pm, Movies at sundown Things to Know Practical tips: TIME: 6 - 10 p.m.. Music at 6:00 p.m., movies at sunset LOCATION: DUMBO's Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Harbor View Lawn Valet Bike Parking Easily accessible from Manhattan by walking over Brooklyn Bridge or by subway to DUMBO. Sponsored by Netflix, StreetEasy, Twizzlers, Jaguar, Underwood Wines, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Plan to get there early! Get more information before you go Research and plan your DUMBO activities Love outdoor movies? Then also see: Rooftop Films Summer Schedule and our pick of free flicks. Edited by Alison Lowenstein Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Outdoor Summer Movies in Brooklyn A LGBTQ Travel Guide to NYC Top Summer Things to Do in Brooklyn Best Brooklyn Sunsets Over the Statue of Liberty and the NY Harbor A Guide to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park The Best New York City Hotels The Best Time to Visit New York City Top Things to Do in Greenpoint, Brooklyn Brooklyn Bridge Park, A Visitors Guide The Top 20 Things to Do in Brooklyn The 7 Most Romantic NYC Hotels of 2021 Summer Means Cinema Under the Stars in NYC Romantic Ideas for Valentine's Day in New York City 9 Brooklyn Music Festivals: Something for Everyone Williamsburg Waterfront Visitors Guide Free NYC Concerts! You Won't Break the Bank for Some Summer Fun!