06/07/16 7:55am
The ultimate summer movie guide: All the free outdoor movies you can see in Brooklyn in 2016

Free outdoor movies in so many parks, bars and backyards it’ll make your head spin. Dan Nguyen / Flickr

I just watched the Game of Thrones pilot (late, I know) and Ned Stark keeps saying that “winter is coming.” I’ve inferred that since Westeros must be some kind of fortressed land off the coast of Australia, what he actually meant by this was that “summer is coming.” And boy, is it ever! Don’t let this week’s lower temperatures fool you; the countdown started long ago, and the Gowanus Yacht Club just declared outdoor drinking season officially open. It’s time to get outside and get lit, not to mention start racking up those demerit badges.

I’m not sure where I was going with the elegy to summer above, but it eventually leads us back to free outdoor movies. Because yadda yadda “nothing says summer like” yadda yadda. So here’s a massive list we made of all the free outdoor movies playing in Brooklyn this summer. We’ll keep adding to this list as more and more free outdoor movie schedules come out because trust us, there’s plenty more to come. Screening series will soon be announced at Coney Island Beach, Red Hook Park and at various other bars we love in the borough. Some series are more weather-permitting than others, and some make better dates than others. But don’t worry: as you’ll see from the list below, you’ve got more than enough chances to catch Purple Rain this summer.  (more…)

09/01/15 2:09pm
west indian day parade 2014

Summer is almost done, but there’s still time to enjoy yourself and it, at things like the West Indian Day Parade. Photo by Madelyn Owens

Well, here we are, in September somehow, stuck with back to school sales and people talking about pumpkin spice everything despite there being clear rules about seasonal creep. Guess fall is here and there’s nothing we can do…hey wait a minute! Summer isn’t over according to the seasons until September 23! That means there’s plenty of ways for you to enjoy the season before fall finally takes the stage, and even if things are moving a bit more to an indoor bent, it’s still technically a summer night out if you do something from this guide. So get out there and enjoy yourself, because summer won’t be back for another year. (more…)

08/25/15 9:10am
It'll be just like this, hopefully

It’ll be just like this, hopefully

So yesterday I told you to attack the week like Jon Stewart attacked John Cena. Hopefully if you did that, the week didn’t hit back at you like John Cena did to Jon Stewart last night. Even if it did though, just get a couple friends to drag you off the mat and to one of the cool events going on tonight, especially one pulled off the Brokelyn Event Calendar. (more…)

08/18/15 9:43am
Finally, a place to go where a pizza face is honored and respected.

Finally, a place to go where a pizza face is honored and respected.

It’s another dang Tuesday, but at least it’s Tuesday in the summer. On a Tuesday in the summer, you can get outside and enjoy things, as opposed to any upcoming Tuesdays in October and November, where if it’s warm enough to enjoy anything outside you have to worry about this finally being the day it’s so hot worldwide the ice caps finish melting and the angry ocean swallows you. So! Here’s some fun things to do, found on the Brokelyn Event Calendar. Get out there and enjoy one. (more…)

07/28/15 7:40am

There’s big trouble on the horizon, but your old pal Jack Burton is here to take care of it

It’s Tuesday, which is fine, we guess. Certainly it means that if you’re just learning about Montero’s going away soon, at least that dread isn’t combined with Monday’s existential dread. Other than that? Eh, not a huge difference between today and Monday. Except of course that the Brokelyn Event Calendar has new and different fun things for you to do tonight, different things than last night. (more…)

07/21/15 8:06am
Agent Cooper approves

Agent Cooper approves

I know these usually start with some pleasantries (or well, unpleasantries) about where we are in the week and how it relates to enjoyment, but I’ll be honest: it’s too damn hot for jokes. It’s so hot the dog is shaving all of her fur herself. It’s so hot that your Gawker takes feel more like a gorgeous spring breeze than an angry fire. It’s not so hot though, that you can’t enjoy the five best things to do tonight, as found on the Brokelyn Events Calendar. (more…)

07/14/15 7:50am
Is there something else out there? Like a planet with two suns? Find out tonight at The Bell House!

Is there something else out there? Like a planet with two suns? Find out tonight at The Bell House!

Is it Friday yet? Haha, no, of course not, it’s only Tuesday which means your week of drudgery has barely begun! My goodness, what would make you think you get to skip to Friday so quickly? Let’s not focus on that. Also don’t focus on the meeting you’re at right now, instead focus on choosing which of these five cool things pulled from the Brokelyn Event Calendar you’re going to do tonight. (more…)

07/07/15 8:00am
Life uh, finds a way to put you in a position to watch people run from dinosaurs. For free.

Life uh, finds a way to put you in a position to watch people run from dinosaurs. For free.

Hello there and welcome to the Tuesday after the Fourth of July. Today’s the day that your post-holiday hangover bullshit won’t work at all, so if you’ve got a regular hangover, you better just hide it like you’re used to doing. Also be sure to drink plenty of water or Brawndo or Pedialyte, because you’re gonna want to feel ready, or at least hydrated, for any of these incredible events we’ve pulled from the Brokelyn Events Calendar, whether it means taking advantage of cheap alcohol or cheering on the dinosaurs at Jurassic Park. (more…)

06/25/15 9:40am

Grab your bestie and your most pastel pastels, and go see some outdoor movies

The temperature is only getting higher, you’re sweating more and your brain feels covered in a sticky film that makes critical thinking all but impossible. You might think you feel like that because you’re in love, but really, it’s summer. And nothing is better in the summer than getting together with some friends, putting down a blanket, fighting off other people encroaching on your blanket space and watching a movie outdoors. Where to do it though, and which movie to see? With this handy guide of all the Brooklyn outdoor movies this summer, you’ll always have the answers to those questions ready. At least if you keep this page open on your spacephone all the time or something. (more…)

06/01/15 9:44am
Gather up the crew, it's time for some free movies

Gather up the crew, it’s time for some free movies

What’s the best way to make your summer truly fantastic? We’ve got a suggestion for you: head on down to Red Hook and sit on the Valentino Pier and watch free movies once the sun has gone to sleep. If that sounds as appealing to you as it does to us, then great news, because the Red Hook Flicks schedule is out and includes great selections for all nine weeks of its run, and with the inclusion of The Fantastic Mr. Fox you can probably use some other superlatives to describe the lineup. The word isn’t coming to us for some reason though. (more…)