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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

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sep20

Arts Culture & Fun: Movies Under the Stars: Grease Sing-Along

at Tony Dapolito Recreation CenterManhattan

6:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for the screening of Grease to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the classic movie musical.
Free!

Must See
Event

Friday, September 21, 2018

Sep21

Bryant Park Square Dance

at Bryant ParkManhattan

5:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Square Dance meets the big city.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sep22

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Sep22

Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience the joy of movement and dance. Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally-renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance.
Free!

Sep22

Shape Up In The Park: Corona Plaza

at Corona PlazaQueens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Shape Up NYC is launching 22 new bilingual fitness classes in Corona, Queens and the surrounding neighborhoods and we want you to sample some.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep22

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

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Shape Up NYC's fun Zumba class! Colorful outfits are encouraged!
Free!

Sep22

Community Health Fair

at Concrete Plant ParkBronx

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Join Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice and enjoy music, games, raffles, dance classes, entertainment, workshops, health screenings, and more.
Free!

Sep22

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Revelations Workshop with Lisa Johnson-Willingham

at Lawn at 173rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join a free Revelations dance workshop with former Ailey Dancer and Director Lisa Johnson-Willingham!
Free!

Sep22

Autumn Moon Festival

at New York Chinese Scholar's Garden (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy traditional Chinese performances and demonstrations, food tastings, cultural crafts and storytelling, tours, and the uniquely beautiful New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden at the annual Autumn Moon Festival.

Must See
Event
Sep22

Danza Highbridge Festival

at Highbridge Pool (in Highbridge Park)Manhattan

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
The Danza Highbridge Festival is an annual dance festival in the drained swimming pool at Highbridge Park. The festival celebrates traditional and cultural dance styles.
Free!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sep23

Free West African Dance Class

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Take a West African Dance Class led by World Renowned Master Drummer/Teacher Yahyah Kamate!
Free!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Sep25

Strictly Tango at Washington Square Park

at Arch Plaza (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Put on your dancing shoes and learn how to tango with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School.
Free!

Sep25

Movies Under the Stars: The Tango Lesson

at Arch Plaza (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
A scriptwriter comes to Paris to work on her film. There, she takes up tango lessons and forms a relationship with the dancer. We will have a free dance lesson followed by the screening.
Free!

Sep25

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.
Bodyroll is a 90s inspired dance aerobics class designed to tone, strengthen, and train your body with slammin' moves and bangin' grooves!
Free!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sep29

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Sep29

Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance

at Bryant Park Lawn (in Bryant Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience the joy of movement and dance. Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally-renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance.
Free!

Sep29

Maggie's Magic Garden 25th Anniversary Celebration

at Maggies Magic GardenManhattan

10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
There will be free refreshments, live music, and live dance performance from groups from Bolivia and Puerto Rico.
Free!

Sep29

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

at On the Pier (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join Shape Up NYC's fun Zumba class! Colorful outfits are encouraged!
Free!

Sep29

Nueva Bronx: 21st Century Families Community Sharing

at Railroad ParkBronx

11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
Photographer David Flores shares the culmination of six weeks of portrait photography in Railroad Park with the community at large.
Free!

Sep29

Arts, Culture & Fun: Queensboro Dance Festival

at George Seuffert Bandshell (in Forest Park)Queens

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us for the Queensboro Dance Festival, an annual 6-month tour of performances and community dance activities, featuring dance companies all from Queens.
Free!

Sep29

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.
Enjoy dancing with The Harlem Swing Dance Society and Harlem Renaissance Orchestra, share stories, and listen to the music reminiscent of the Big Band Era.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sep30

34th 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; visitors are greeted by authentic period music, dance, magic, and minstrels. The festival concludes with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep30

Free West African Dance Class

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Take a West African Dance Class led by World Renowned Master Drummer/Teacher Yahyah Kamate!
Free!

Sep30

The Bronx Native American Festival

at South Picnic Area (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a celebration of the unique native cultures of the Americas at the Bronx Native American Festival
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Oct 6

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Oct 6

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - Samba Workshop wth Quenia Ribeiro

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

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for a Samba workshop (with live drums) with Ailey instructor Quenia Ribeiro.
Free!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Oct 7

Free West African Dance Class

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Take a West African Dance Class led by World Renowned Master Drummer/Teacher Yahyah Kamate!
Free!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Oct13

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Oct13

Arts, Culture & Fun: Salsa with Piel Canela Dance

at St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park)Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Dance to the sounds of DJ Cocotaso as he spins salsa, merengue, bachata, and more! Enjoy free dance lessons, performances by the Piel Canela Dance School, and open dance for all!
Free!

Oct13

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension - NY Style Mambo with Katherine Jimenez

at J Hood Wright Park (in J. Hood Wright Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a NY Style Mambo dance workshop with Ailey instructor Katherine Jimenez.
Free!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Oct14

Free West African Dance Class

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Take a West African Dance Class led by World Renowned Master Drummer/Teacher Yahyah Kamate!
Free!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Oct20

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Oct27

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Oct27

Annual Events: Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The final event of the 2018 season is our beloved Halloween Harvest Festival, which, this year, is inspired by Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Nov 3

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Nov10

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Nov17

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Nov24

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Dec 1

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dec 8

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Dec 8

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 holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music, dancing, tree decoration making, and hot chocolate (while supplies last).
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Dec15

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Dec22

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Dec29

Shape Up NYC Latin Dance for Fitness

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Move to Latin rhythms from today and past years: Merengue, Bachata, and Salsa.
Free!

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