Film Works Alfresco

Bring a blanket, watch a free movie, enjoy a summer evening

Film Works AlfrescoFilm Works Alfresco is is New York City’s only English and Spanish language free outdoor cinema series. Organized by Inwood Art Works, it presents independent and popular films with local relevance that culturally resonate with the Northern Manhattan community. This seasonal cinema series expands public access to professional filmmaking in Northern Manhattan, and presents as diverse an array of films as the community it serves.

In 2017, the inaugural Film Works Alfresco presented 12 films from June through August at Gaelic Field in Inwood Hill Park. In subsequent years we expanded the program, showing more films at more beautiful outdoor locations with live pre-movie performances from local talent. After a year off due to the pandemic, we moved to a new, covered location where we’ll be again for the summer of 2023, beginning with the Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly classic Take Me Out to the Ballgame and ending with another classic 101 Dalmatians. Further screenings at other locations might also be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!


Film Works Alfresco @ The Hudson

Thirteen free screenings will occur consecutively every Monday evening at dusk at The Hudson, located at Dyckman Marina in Inwood Hill Park, from June 6 through August 29 (rain or shine). Come early and enjoy special pre-show music and theatrical entertainment by local artists! Food and drink available for purchase.

Food and drink is available for purchase at the venue. Capacity is currently limited to 200 people and admission is free only with RSVP ticket. Unclaimed tickets will be released to the walk-up wait list ten minutes before the film starts. Walk-ups will then be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating for 80 people will be provided, but you can also bring your own blankets and folding chairs if you prefer. All Covid-19 protocols followed as advised by CDC.

Upcoming Alfresco Films

There are no upcoming Film Works Alfresco events at this time. Check back soon.


Film Works Alfresco is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Partial support for Film Works Alfresco is provided by a Cultural grant from Manhattan Borough President, Mark Levine.

Funded in part by a grant from the NYC & Company Foundation.

Film Works Alfresco is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

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Cultural and artistic events breathe life into our public spaces and neighborhoods. I’m thrilled that Film Works Alfresco will be in Inwood Hill Park this summer, and commend Inwood Art Works for its efforts to bring culturally relevant arts programming into this community.” — Mark Levine, Manhattan Borough President.