Outdoor movies on Long Island

People enjoy an outdoor movie night at

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It's that time of the year again -- outdoor movies are screening at a park, beach or restaurant near you. Warm summer nights set the perfect backdrop for a movie with the little ones or an evening out with friends.

"It's something fun and it makes the dining experience that much better," says Dennis McDermott, owner of The Riverhead Project restaurant, which screens films on its open-air patio.

Outdoor movies are an affordable and relaxing way to end a summer day packed with activities. Most films begin at sunset -- admission is often free or at only a nominal charge. While many venues allow you to bring a picnic, some do not permit outside food. Double check with the venue before heading out. --Dorianna Valerio

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  • Divorced, Separated and Widowed Support Group St. Kilian's | Farmingdale
    Mon. 8/31 7:30-9 p.m.; Mon. 9/7 7:30-9 p.m.; Mon. 9/14 7:30-9 p.m.;... Divorced, separated and widowed support group meets in the basement of St. Killian's church ...

  • Hal Buckner The Museum at Guild Hall | East Hampton
    Weekly: Sun. Noon-5 p.m.; Mon. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.;... Sculptural works; opens with reception 4-6 p.m. June 20 ...

  • Roy Lichtenstein: Between Sea and Sky The Museum at Guild Hall | East Hampton
    Weekly: Sun. Noon-5 p.m.; Mon. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.;... Works (paintings, sculptures) by this pop artist who was heavily influenced by both popular advertising ...

  • Maker Summer at the Maritime Explorium Maritime Explorium | Port Jefferson
    Mon. 8/31 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
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  • Short Story Group Farmingdale Library | Farmingdale
    Mon. 8/31 10:30 a.m.
    Lively discussion of short stories, pick up a copy of the stories at the reference ...

  • Andreas Gursky: Landscapes Parrish Art Museum | Water Mill
    Weekly: Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.;... More than 20 large- and small-scale photographs (1980s to present) capturing both naturally occurring and ...

  • Winners Circle Southampton Cultural Center | Southampton
    Weekly: Mon. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Tue. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Wed. 11... Exhibition featuring the winners of the 2014 Juried Art Exhibition (Burt Tysinger, 1st prize; Linda ...

  • Marine Explorers Summer Camp Cedar Beach Marina | Babylon
    Mon. 8/31 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Summer camp for children ages 8-14, each session lasts a week, featuring science and nature ...

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