5 free events happening in NYC: 4th of July, outdoor movies and more

5 free events happening in NYC: 4th of July, outdoor movies and more

Historic New York: Prison Ship Martyr’s Monument
Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, Brooklyn
July 4; 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This Independence Day, learn about the important role Fort Greene played during the American Revolution. Using the storied monument as a jumping off point, historians with the Urban Park Rangers will educate attendees on the conditions of prison ships.

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks
Coney Island, Brooklyn
July 5; 9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Couldn’t find a nice seat at the Fourth of July festivities? Here’s your chance for a do-over. Tip: the best seats are typically in the Amusement District, along the beach and boardwalk.

Films on the Green: Tomboy
Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan
July 5; 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Directed by Céline Sciamma, this French film follows a ten-year-old girl who crafts a new identity as a boy after moving towns with her family. The heartwarming coming-of-age tale explores identity, friendship and authenticity in under two hours.

Summer Highlights
HG Contemporary Gallery, Manhattan
Through August 4
Pieces from Pablo Picasso, Arsen Savadov, Philip Tsiaras and Andy Warhol are on display as part of HG Gallery’s “Summer Highlights” show. Forgoing the constraints of time periods or artistic styles, curators have instead opted to organize this show around pieces that excite them and help define the gallery.

Lunchtime Concert Series
Richard Tucker Park, Manhattan
Wednesdays through August 28; 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Lincoln Center’s popular summer concert series is back for its 12th year. Featuring a wide range of artists and musical stylings, the weekly events are held rain or shine and are intended to provide free cultural offerings to the Upper West Side community and beyond. See here for a full list of upcoming acts.