The same South Street Seaport that brought you a pop up ice-rink in the winter has big plans for summertime, too.
Starting with the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 24, their FRONT/ROW CINEMA outdoor FREE film series will kick off an entire summer of regularly scheduled FREE movies with "Ratatouille."
Then, on Sunday, May 25, another family favorite, KidAround!, returns with a FREE special performance from Tim and the Space Cadets, story time, and kid-friendly DJs at the FRONT/ROW stage from 2pm-4pm.
See the rest of their Summer Movie Schedule, below:
May 28 – The Princess Bride (PG)
June 4 – Wall-E (G)
June 11 – The Muppets Take Manhattan (G)
June 18 – Rango (PG)
June 25 – Brave (PG)
July 2 – Karate Kid (PG)
July 9 – Wreck-it Ralph (PG)
July 16 – Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)
July 23 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG)
July 30 – Goonies (PG)
August 6 – The Croods (G)
August 13 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG)
August 20 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit (PG)
August 27 – Frozen (G)
But, if you don't feel like heading down to South Street Seaport, NYC offers plenty of other FREE movie options.
There is also the 2014 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, screening films that celebrate film-making in New York City, at the north edge of Sheep Meadow, beside the cafe (mid-Park at 69th Street).
Enter the Park at 72nd Street. All screenings begin at 8:00 pm, rain or shine, with gates open to the public at 6:30 pm. A DJ will perform from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. All movies will be closed captioned. Schedule below:
Aug. 18: Big (PG)
Aug. 19: The Royal Tenenbaums (R)
Aug. 20: The Way We Were (PG)
Aug. 21: Ghostbusters (PG)
Aug. 22: Rear Window (PG)
Obviously, some movies are more family-friendly than others. Parents can decide for themselves whether their little ones are ready for The Giant Marshmallow Man, Alfred Hitchcock... or Barbra Streisand.