3. HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Courtesy of Bryant Park, by Angelito Jusay Photography

Enjoy free movies all summer long in the great outdoors at the HBO Bryant Park Film Festival. On July 4, there will be a screening of the 1986 Tom Cruise classic “Top Gun.” The lawn opens at 5 pm to give guests time to lay out their blankets and chairs for picnicking, and the movie starts at around 8 or 9 pm. Note that all bags will be subject to inspection before entering the park. Click here for a full list of films being shown at Bryant Park this summer.