New York

Tribeca Festival Just Announced Its Free Movie Screening Lineup for This Summer

The free festival will take place from June 8 through June 19.

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Ilya S. Savenok/Stringer/Getty Images Entertainment
Ilya S. Savenok/Stringer/Getty Images Entertainment

With summer around the corner, New York City’s under-the-stars and drive-in theaters are awakening from their winter slumber.

Last week, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum announced its lineup of free summer movie screenings that will liven up Hell’s Kitchen. Those looking for a similar series of events in Lower Manhattan are in luck. The Tribeca Festival is back for the season, and it will host screenings at Pier 57 and Brookfield Place.

The events will be free of charge, and you don’t need to be an NYC resident to attend. The festival-which was initially founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff in 2001-will celebrate its 21st year this summer, and will run from June 8 through June 19.

Including world premieres, the programming will feature multiple genres catering to all audiences. Movies will explore a variety of themes, including Juneteenth, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ issues as well as music, the environment, and family-friendly stories.

While specific dates and times are yet to be announced, the lineup for this year’s Tribeca Festival is already available. Highlights include the world premieres of Hargrove-a tribute to iconic jazz musician Roy Hargrove featuring Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Questlove, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, and Yasiin Bey-and Fate of Sport, an intriguing lacrosse documentary.

All-time favorites and critically-acclaimed movies will also be part of the festival. Free screenings of The Addams Family, Dirty Dancing, The Hunger Games, Shrek, Ratatouille, Grease, Moonlight, The Birdcage, and more will all be shown this year.

For more information and to stay up to date with announcements, you can visit the Tribeca Festival website or follow @Tribeca on Instagram.

Check out the full festival lineup below divided by movie themes and categories:

World Premieres

  • Fate of a Sport
  • Hargrove
  • Out of Order

Juneteenth

  • The Great Debaters

A Tribute to Sidney Poitier

  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • Buck and the Preacher
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Stir Crazy

Family-Friendly

  • The Addams Family
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Lego Movie
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Ratatouille
  • Shrek

Sing-Along

  • Dirty Dancing
  • Grease
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Purple Rain
  • Singin’ in the Rain

Special Events

  • Before Night Falls
  • Giant

LGBTQ+

  • The Birdcage
  • But I’m a Cheerleader
  • Moonlight
  • Set It Off

Environmental

  • Erin Brockovich
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

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New York

How to Shop Local for Small Business Saturday in NYC

From West African packaged foods to hand-poured candles.

Egunsi Foods
Egunsi Foods
Egunsi Foods

Walk around any local neighbourhood throughout the five boroughs, and through empty storefronts, it’s clear that small businesses in NYC have been hit hard since the start of the pandemic.

This year for Small Business Saturday, not only can you show your support by popping in to your favourite shop, but by also making purchases online. Here are just a few brands to spend your money on this holiday season.

Photo courtesy of Coffee Project New York
Photo courtesy of Coffee Project New York
Photo courtesy of Coffee Project New York

Coffee Project New York

Various locations
This coffee roastery focused on inclusivity and sustainable practices has locations in the East Village, Chelsea, and Fort Greene, in addition to a training center in Long Island City. For the holidays, stay caffeinated with Coffee Project New York‘s special Around the World in 12 Days gift set featuring 12 global beans and tasting notes for each.

Egunsi Foods
Egunsi Foods
Egunsi Foods

Egunsi Foods (part of Harlem incubator program)

Virtual
This online packaged food brand started by ‘Yemisi Awosan when she was homesick for Nigerian flavours during college offers West African goods made with farm-to-table ingredients. From soups and stews to fufu and sauces, Egunsi Foods also has vegan items.

I Like It Black (part of Harlem incubator program)

Harlem
This cozy coffee shop highlights products from coffee roasters in the Black community. In addition to sandwiches, coffee beans, tea, and more, I Like It Black‘s space also offers a great view of Harlem’s historic 125th Street thoroughfare.

Lee Lee's Rugelach
Lee Lee’s Rugelach
Lee Lee’s Rugelach

Lee Lee’s Baked Goods (part of Harlem incubator program)

Harlem
This Harlem institution from Alvin Lee Smalls has been a NYC destination for rugelach since 1965. For sharing during the holidays, at Lee Lee’s Baked Goods, the popular Jewish treat that translates to “little twist” in Yiddish is available in a 12, 24, and 36 set, in addition to a special 26-piece gift tin.

Make My Cake
Make My Cake
Make My Cake

Make My Cake Bakery (part of Harlem incubator program)

Harlem
Make My Cake Bakery is run by several generations of the Smith family with recipes passed down from their matriarch, Josephine Smith aka “Ma Smith.” From cakes and cookies and pies and pastries, order flavours ranging from double chocolate delight cupcakes, coconut pecan cookies, cinnamon rolls, and black & white cake. There’s also an Upper West Side location in addition to the Harlem storefront.

Sugar Hill Creamery
Sugar Hill Creamery
Sugar Hill Creamery

Sugar Hill Creamery (part of Harlem incubator program)

Harlem
As longtime Harlem residents, the husband-and-wife team behind Sugar Hill Creamery opened their popular shop in 2017 to be a place for the neighbourhood to grab a seat and enjoy artisanal ice cream made from scratch. In addition to offering an array of flavours like the Chairperson of the Board (blueberry cheesecake) and Nunu’s Peach Cobbler (peach with cobbler crumbler), they also regularly host community based programs throughout the year meant to empower the Black experience while facilitating connection and storytelling. In addition to a location in Hamilton Heights and Time Out Market in Dumbo, products are also available for nationwide shipping.

Photo courtesy of Schaller & Weber
Photo courtesy of Schaller & Weber
Photo courtesy of Schaller & Weber

Schaller & Weber

Upper East Side
Schaller and Weber is an Upper East Side butcher shop that’s been offering German-style sausages and Northern European speciality foods for more than 80 years. If a single order of pate or charcuterie isn’t going to cut it this year, choose from an array of gift packs like the Christmas Gift Box with an array of items ranging from truffle brat to olive oil crackers.

Photo courtesy of Spoken Flames
Photo courtesy of Spoken Flames
Photo courtesy of Spoken Flames

Spoken Flames

Virtual
Spoken Flames is a candle company founded by Shavaun Christian and each candle is hand-poured and made with a natural coconut wax blend. Choose from selections like Sea Sea Me made with salt, melon, musk, and chamomile, and the LOL featuring notes of mango, lavender, and fresh linen.

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Tae Yoon was born and raised in Queens, and is the Editor of Thrillist New York.

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