The Tribeca Festival is hosting free outdoor film screenings across the city this summer


As the weather warms up, New Yorkers are starting to plan their outdoor adventures. Here’s one to add to your list: the Tribeca Festival’s free outdoor screening program.

Between June 8 and 19, the Festival will host free outdoor screenings of world premieres and classic films at Pier 57 and Brookfield Place. While details on specific dates and times have yet to be released, the lineup was released today and it looks awesome.

A total of three world premieres make the list. They include Destiny of a sporta feature documentary about controversial lacrosse player Paul Rabil; Hargrove, another documentary, this one about the last year of jazz artist Roy Hargrove’s life; and Out of ordera short film directed by Nico in New York about “an affable 30-year-old man [whose] digestive system backfires as he rushes to find an ever-elusive bathroom on the streets of New York” on his way to a big date.

As exciting as the various world premieres may seem, it is the classic films of the lineup that hold our attention. Among the family options (The Addams Family, Ratatouille, Shrek) to sing along (dirty dance, Fat, purple rain) and environmental choices (Erin Brockovitch, Star Trek IV: The Journey Home), New Yorkers of all ages will find something they like in the deals of the week.

Other featured film categories include LGBTQ+ (The bird cage, Moonlight) and special events (Before night falls, Giant).

So if you happen to be unable to attend the various Tribeca Festival screenings this summer, don’t worry: these free outdoor options are just as fun and memorable.

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