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Dance

There's dancing in the streets, and the parks, of New York City. Join an outdoor dance party or watch a dance performance by performers from around the world.

Dance Events

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sep 22

Bryant Park Square Dance

at Bryant Park , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Our beloved annual Square Dance returns to Bryant Park on September 22! The event features music, roping lessons, dancing, food and drink, and a kids' corner.
Free!

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Sep 22

D A N C I T E C T U R E @ Constellation Performance in Seward Park

at Library Plaza (in Seward Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Please join us for a participatory movement experiment, led by Kimberly ‘Galaxxxy’ Tate, to inhabit and activate the public artwork Constellation by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong.
Free!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Sep 23

Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.
Free!

Sep 23

Autumn Moon Festival

at Chinese Scholar's Garden , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy traditional Asian music and dance, storytelling, tours, demonstrations of martial arts and Tai Chi, food, lessons in Chinese calligraphy, and more at the annual Autumn Moon Festival.

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Sep 23

The 6th Annual Breukelen Country Fair

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park) , Brooklyn

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse museum for a day-long extravaganza of crafting, creating, and hands-on fun celebrating Breukelen’s agricultural roots!
Free!

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Sep 23

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari!

at 59th Street Park Entrance (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:15 p.m.
Join a guided walk in search for site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South. Enter at 59th Street.
Free!

Sep 23

Tonight We Dance: A Night of Jazz & Swing!

at Richard Rodgers Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for a night of swing, live jazz, and open dance! Come early for a swing dance lesson and stay for open dance.
Free!

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Sep 23

LUNGS Harvest Festival of the Arts

at Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Loisaida United Community Gardens, and Green Oasis Community Garden at the annual LUNGS Harvest Festival, a two-day celebration at the Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden.
Free!

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Sep 23

Danza Highbridge Festival

at Highbridge Pool (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The Danza Highbridge Festival is takes place in the drained swimming pool at Highbridge Park. The festival celebrates traditional and cultural dance styles.
Free!

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Sep 23

Summer on the Hudson: Silent Disco

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Don headphones and party on the pier with hundreds of all-ages revelers at our Quiet Clubbing event, featuring three live DJs of different genres.
Free!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep 24

Summer on the Hudson: Dance Safari!

at 59th Street Park Entrance (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.6:15 p.m.
Join a guided walk in search for site-specific dances choreographed for Riverside Park South. Enter at 59th Street.
Free!

Sep 24

LUNGS Harvest Festival of the Arts

at Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden , Manhattan

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join Loisaida United Community Gardens, and Green Oasis Community Garden at the annual LUNGS Harvest Festival, a two-day celebration at the Green Oasis and Gilbert Sculpture Garden.
Free!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sep 26

Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Workout with VIVA!

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join this 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to get you feeling "suppa duppa fly" with slammin' moves to bangin’ grooves!
Free!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sep 27

NYC Parks' Moon Festival

at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center , Queens  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Activities include cultural performances, a tai chi fan demonstration, dancing, raffles, health and community information tables, light breakfast, and lunch.
Free!

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Sep 27

Zumba

at Hockey Rink (in Little Bay Park) , Queens

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us in the park for Zumba, a cardio dance session that combines high-energy, motivating international music with unique moves.
Free!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sep 30

Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up NYC Zumba in West Harlem Piers Park

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Shape Up NYC for Zumba in the park! Dance in the sun and get fit with friends at West Harlem Piers Park.
Free!

Sep 30

Fordham Road Fair

at East Fordham Road and Creston Avenue , Bronx

12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join Fordham Road BID for games, live music, magic, a car show, prizes, exhibits, and more along East Fordham Road between East Kingsbridge and Creston Avenue.
Free!

Sep 30

Arts, Culture & Fun: Strictly Tango!

at Greenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Always wanted to visit Argentina, the land of the sensual, romantic Tango? Spend a special afternoon with a Taste of Tango.
Free!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Oct 1

33rd Annual Medieval Festival

at Margaret Corbin Drive and adjacent lawns (in Fort Tryon Park) , Manhattan

11:30 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests, and festival goers dress in medieval costume.
Free!

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Oct 3

Summer on the Hudson: Bodyroll Workout with VIVA!

at The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join this 90s-inspired dance aerobics class designed to get you feeling "suppa duppa fly" with slammin' moves to bangin’ grooves!
Free!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Oct 6

Arts, Culture & Fun: Chess Night

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for Fun Fridays in September & October at Virginia Park
Free!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Oct 7

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night with Swing!

at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance genre — The Lindy Hop! We will be swinging and hopping to some legendary Harlem Jazz greats and more to spice it up.
Free!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Oct 13

Arts, Culture & Fun: Photo Night

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for Fun Fridays in September & October at Virginia Park
Free!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Oct 14

Hispanic Heritage Dance-Mania

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy four hours of free dance lessons in salsa, flamenco, Samba, and the Latin hustle!
Free!

Oct 14

Fall Festival

at Victory Field (in Forest Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, pumpkins, and more!
Free!

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Oct 20

Arts, Culture & Fun: Drum Circle

at Corner of Westchester Avenue and White Plains Road (in Virginia Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for Fun Fridays in September & October at Virginia Park!
Free!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Oct 21

It’s Happening! Celebrating 50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks

at East Pinetum (in Central Park) , Manhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
We're transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate this milestone.
Free!

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Oct 21

Outdoor Performance: Joiri Minaya, "Containers"

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
"Call & Response" artist Joiri Minaya’s outdoor performance in the Monocot Garden features performers in tropical print body-suits moving through a variety of poses.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Oct 22

Yogathon

at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Peace and serenity awaits on the infield of Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Take moment for yourself, learn to relax and free you mind via the calming words and movements of Ocean…
Free!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oct 26

Seniors Halloween Dance

at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and Senior Whole Health for an evening of dancing, refreshments, a costume contest, and music!
Free!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Dec 9

Summer on the Hudson: Holiday on the Hudson

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers) , Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Join us for our tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, decoration-making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).
Free!

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