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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- Monday, June 6
Taste of Times Square: The annual festival of food and music in the Crossroads of the World, with tastes from local restaurants and live dance bands on 46th St.
Meet Ryan Seacrest: Join the famous TV host at Macy’s Herald Square for the launch of his Distinctly Rio menswear collection. There’s a Brazilian-themed indoor beach party 11AM to noon, and again at 2PM, with an adult sandbox, music and more. On the Second floor.
- Tuesday, June 7
Double Feature: “The Red Balloon” by Albert Lamorisse and “Breathless” (Films on the Green): Central Park, Cedar Hill, Upper East Side
“The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble” (Rooftop Films): The Old American Can Factory, Gowanus
“The 33”: Antonio Banderas and Martin Sheen star in this riveting tale about the real-life rescue of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. 6:30PM at the Mid-Manhattan Library, the NYPL branch on Fifth Ave. at 40th St. across from the main branch guarded by those two famous stone lions.
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 8
Dancing to a live band in Bryant Park – Bachata tonight
Preserving South Street Seaport: A multimedia presentation about the dream and reality of creating a new NYC urban renewal district. 6:30PM at the Mid-Manhattan Library.
Zootopia (Movies Under the Stars): Van Cortlandt House Museum, Van Cortlandt Park
“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (Movies Under the Stars): 135th Street Lawn in St. Nicholas Park, Harlem
“Inside Out” (Movies Under the Stars): Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Corona
Queens Symphony Orchestra presents a special Jazz Ensemble performance at Knockdown Center, 52-19 Flushing Ave., Maspeth, Queens, at 7PM. The performance is FREE, but you are asked to RSVP to guarantee space, to [email protected] or call 718-570-0909.
- Thursday, June 9
FAB Flicks celebrating favorite African-American films and stars every Thursday in June. Tonight, “Cleopatra Jones” with Tamara Dobson
Everybody Tango – FREE lessons in Argentine Tango by instructors from Strictly Tango NYC, followed by the chance to practice what you learned. 6:30PM to 9:30PM through August 6 at Pier I at 70th St., Riverside Park. There also are FREE Latin Dance lessons, including Bachata, on Sundays in June.
- Reminder that Midsummer Night Swing in Lincoln Center begins on June 21.
“Trapped: Uncanny Short Films” (Rooftop Films): Industry City, Sunset Park
“Wreck-It Ralph” (Movies Under the Stars): Claremont Park, Claremont
“The Great Debators” (Movies Under the Stars): Jacob Schiff Playground, Harlem
“Star Trek  (Movies Under the Stars): Owl’s Head Park, Bay Ridge
- Friday, June 4
Good Morning America free summer concerts in Central Park. Today’s concert by Iggy Azalea
Today Show free summer concerts in Rockefeller Plaza. Today’s concert by country star Nick Jonas
Sunset on the Hudson kicks off Friday night concerts by local musicians with Shanti Starr & the Afro-Reggae All-Stars 7pm on Pier 45 at Christopher St.
“The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe” (Films on the Green): Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village
“Sundance Short Films” (Rooftop Films): Metrotech Commons, Downtown Brooklyn.
“The Last Dragon” (Moca Cinema): Columbus Park, Civic Center
“Men in Black 3” (Movies Under the Stars): Brady Playground, Bronx Park
“42” (Movies Under the Stars): Cpl. Thompson Park, Port Richmond
“Inside Out” (Movies Under the Stars): Crocheron Park, Bayside
“Inside Out” (Movies Under the Stars): Frederick B. Judge Playground, South Ozone Park
“El Cantante” (Movies Under the Stars): Sunset Park Recreation Center, Sunset Park