There’s so much happening FREE in NYC every week of the summer season that we have launched this weekly roundup, in addition to our regular Friday morning list of free and cheap weekend events. Add these free film screenings, concerts and lectures and more to your “to do” list. Outdoor movies generally begin at dusk (8PM or 8:30PM), but check the links for specific times.
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See Hamilton for FREE along with other international celebrities, at the Javits Center, through June 4th
Celebrate the last few days of Fleet Week New York with FREE military concerts and ship visits
- Tuesday, May 31
“Happy Feet” (Movies Under the Stars): St. Mary’s Recreation Center, Mott Haven
Stargazing at the High Line – Every Tuesday until October 25th, take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by the knowledgeable members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. At the Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck, on the High Line at West 14th Street
- Wednesday, June 1
Dancing to a live band in Bryant Park – Cuban Salsa tonight
Books at Noon at the NYPL – Meet author William Finnegan, discussing his latest work, Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, a New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review Notable Book. He is also the author of Cold New World, A Complicated War, Dateline Soweto, and Crossing the Line. He has twice been a National Magazine Award finalist and has won numerous journalism awards, including two Overseas Press Club awards. In Astor Hall of the main New York Public Library building on Fifth Avenue, guarded by the two stone lions.
“The Italian Job” (Movies Under the Stars) at Vesuvio Playground, Manhattan.
- Thursday, June 3
FAB Flicks celebrating favorite African-American films and stars every Thursday in June. Tonight, Mohagony with Diana Ross
“Galaxy Quest” (Movies Under the Stars): McCarren Park, Williamsburg
“Jurassic World” (Movies Under the Stars): Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, Norwood, Bronx
Broadway Show Tunes – Free concert of toe-tapping favorites, by the Queens Symphony Orchestra. At 7PM Maspeth Town Hall, 5337 72nd St., Flushing. Reservations can be made by calling (718) 570-0909 or by email at [email protected]
- Friday, June 4
Good Morning America free summer concerts in Central Park. Today’s concert by Pitbull
Today Show free summer concerts in Rockefeller Plaza. Today’s concert by country star Luke Bryan
SummerStage kicks off today with more than 100 FREE concerts and dance perforances in NYC parks in all five boroughs.
Screening of documentary “T-Rex” and Meet the Producer: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, West Village, 7PM to 9PM
“Teenage Ninja Turtles” (Movies Under the Stars): at Parking Lot near New Dorp Beach , Staten Island