3. Socrates Sculpture Park and Film Forum

Photo Courtesy Socrates Sculpture Park

Another great event in the park, the yearly film festival in Long Island City is a collaboration between Socrates Sculpture Park and the Film Forum. While most of the other festivals on this list highlight mainstream movies, this tries to focus more on international pictures.

For its 30th anniversary, the festival will “examine the theme of The River,” according to the event’s website. This includes features like The African Queen, L’Atalante, Suzhou River and more. Along with the movie, each week has music and food vendors that reflect the film’s country.