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Saturday, August 13

The Six Foot Platform

DUMBO
1:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 10, 2022

Brooklyn-based artists present experimental art and performance on a 6x6 foot platform on photogenic Washington Street. The interactive residencies span artistic disciplines including music, dance, sculpture, performance art, puppetry, painting, poetry and more. Upcoming events include a multimedia photographic installation and durational dance/performative activation and a mix of visual art with live painting and poetry.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Arte Pa’ Mi Gente Arts Festival

The Clemente Center
2:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 13, 2022

Celebrate Latin American culture and identity at a festival bringing together top talent from different cultural groups for families to experience arts of all kinds. This year’s festival theme is “Archipelago of Culture,” highlighting the importance of island culture and Afro-Caribbean artistic traditions. Enjoy outdoor performances, workshops, films, and concerts, designed for families and across…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Summer Fridays

MoMA PS1
5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 26, 2022

On Friday evenings in August, MoMA PS1 hosts a curated series of DJ sets in the Courtyard, free with Museum admission. Features new performers and veteran acts from past series. PS1 will remain open until 9 p.m., with access to exhibitions and outdoor installations as well as special cocktails and bites from Mina’s. Capacity…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$10/adults,
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BAAND Together Dance Festival

Lincoln Center
5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until August 13, 2022

One event on August 19, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Five of the city’s most iconic dance companies - Ballet Hispánico, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem share the spotlight and an outdoor stage with dancers and pieces from across the companies featured each night. Daily at 5 pm, join all-ages dance workshops taught…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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SummerStage

Central Park, Rumsey Playfield
7:00 pm–10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until August 28, 2022

One event on August 31, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on September 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on June 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Established and emerging artists present distinctly New York genres including salsa, jazz, hip-hop, indie rock, reggae, Afrobeat, soul, pop, global, contemporary dance, and many more in an outdoor arena in Central Park  (plus 12 local community parks across the city). Check out weekly free shows are splurge for tickts beneifta shows that support City Parks…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Battery Dance Festival

Wagner Park
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Daily through August 16

New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival presents a range of local and international dance companies representing styles from contemporary ballet to classical Indian dance to dancers in wheelchairs, all in a an outdoor park with a view. Bring a blanket in case the chairs are full (or dance along in the back). Performances…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Sunday, August 14

Harlem Meer Performance Festival


2:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 21, 2022

These festive weekly summer lakeside concerts series featuring multicultural music and dance and family-friendly entertainment are back, from gospel to jazz to Afro Dominicano. Audience members are welcome to dance along, chill on (limited) provided chairs or bring-your-own blanket. All ages are welcome.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Kids & Family Series on Little Island

Pier 55
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 25, 2022

Enjoy family-friendly performances atop the Hudson river featuring lively artists like The Acrobuffos, The Rock and Roll Playhouse, Spellbound Theatre, and more. Timed entry reservations required for park entry after 12 pm.

See our guide to Little…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Monday, August 15

Free Waterline Square Park Concerts

Waterline Square Park
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until August 17, 2022

Enjoy free music and dance performances at a lush three-acre green space. On Mondays, classical cellist Luke Krafka perform; a variety of talented artists take to the stage on Wednesdays. Seating is first-come, first-served; the lawn opens at 5pm. Bring your own blankets and picnic.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Tuesday, August 16

Dance in HRPK: Bollywood & Bhangra

Pier 84
6:30 pm–8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 30, 2022

Join Bollywood & Bhangra group lessons from Ajna Dance Company, founded to foster diversity and inclusion by making Indian dance and culture more accessible to all. Originating in India, these dance forms highlight rhythm, expression and passion. Bhangra, particularly, is a high-energy folk dance with origins in Punjab, India, a dance now learned and loved…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Wednesday, August 17

GROOVE NYC: Dance for Kids

Socrates Sculpture Park
11:00 am–12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Learn to self express through dance and music with social-emotional support in lovely Socrates Sculpture Park. Designed for kids 5-10 years old with parents & caregivers also welcome. No RSVP or pre-registration required.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 10
FREE
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Seaport Dance Nights

The Seaport
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2022

Strut your stuff at 90-minute dance events that include a 45-minute dance lesson led by instructors from the Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine Dance Studio, followed by a 45-minutes dance party where guests can put their newly learned skills to use. Held on scenic Seaport Square and include live music (either DJ or band). Styles change weekly and…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Thursday, August 18

Broadway In Bryant Park

Bryant Park
12:30 pm–1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2022

Enjoy excerpts from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows while lounging on the lawn of Bryant Park. Represented casts include “The Lion King,” “Chicago,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Wicked,” “Stomp,” “A Strange Loop,” “Six” and “Funny Girl.” See our guide to food in Bryant Park for picnic ideas.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Hudson Riverkids: Pier 63

Pier 63
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 25, 2022

Sing and dance on a scenic pier overlooking the Hudson River (Mondays at HRPK’s Pier 25, Thursdays at Pier 63). This free family-friendly series brings together interactive activities and live entertainment, including catchy sing-alongs from favorite kindie musicians like Divi Roxx Kids and Kid Ace, workshops with Mazarte Dance Inc. and Drag Story Hour NYC.

Suggested Ages: Babies to 8
FREE
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Live at the Archway

The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 1, 2022

The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO comes alive with music, dance and art from diverse local artists. Groove to a range of genres and create collaborative art pieces with DUMBO-based artists. Themes change weekly. Dine al fresco with the many excellent take-out food options.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Free Ballet Hispánico Dance Classes

Waterline Square Park
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until August 27, 2022

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 24, 2022

Take free dance classes with acclaimed local dance troupe  Ballet Hispánico in a lush three-acre green space by a new luxury apartment building. On Saturday mornings, kids ages 3-10 can learn styles ranging from Rumba Flamenca to Afrobeats. On Thursday evenings, adults learn salsa, Afrobeats, hip-hop and more.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Friday, August 19

Harlem Moves with Limón Dance Company

West Harlem Piers Park
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until August 19, 2022

Join the world-renowned Limón Company Dancers as they teach the energetic and ease-filled Limón Technique, accompanied by live music. No experience necessary; class is open to all levels.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Saturday, August 20

Summer Streets

Lafayette & Park Avenue
7:00 am–1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 20, 2022

For three Saturdays, nearly seven miles of NYC streets between Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park are car-free so all ages can play, run, walk and bike along Park Avenue and its connecting streets between the Brooklyn Bridge and East Harlem. Lots of cool activities at the rest stops along the way including art projects, performances,…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Bryant Park Moves with Limón Dance

Bryant Park
10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 24, 2022

All levels and ages are invited to experience the joy of movement and dance in weekly free classes led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company Limón Dance accompanied by live drumming.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Totally Tomatoes Weekend

New York Botanical Garden
12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until August 21, 2022

Celebrate all things tomato with a delicious menu of hands-on gardening and culinary education activities throughout the state-of-the-art Edible Academy campus. Activities for tomato lovers of all ages includes sampling various heirloom tomatoes,  culinary demonstrations, apron decorating, face painting, seed saving, games, and more. Explore exhibit Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$30/adults, $15/ages 2-12
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Harlem Week Children’s Festival

Howard Bennett Playground
12:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until August 21, 2022

Enjoy storytelling, performances showcasing tap dancers, dance troupes, step shows, hip hop, theater, poetry, vocalists, etc., arts & crafts, double dutch competitions, face painting, technology information, information on health services, and more. Part of Harlem Week.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 12
FREE
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Sunday, August 21

ABCirque and Play

The Muse Brooklyn
4:00 pm–5:30 pm

Watch an NYC circus troupe juggle, flip, and fly high with aerial acrobatics. Afterwards, audience members of all ages can take center-ring – 45 minutes of show-time are followed by 30 minutes of try-time for all with the pros. Take a swing in an aerial hammock, hula-hoop, juggle and take photos with the stars.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$20-$30
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Saturday, September 3

New York Caribbean Junior Carnival Parade

Brooklyn Museum
9:00 am–4:00 pm

A junior version of Monday's New York Caribbean Carnival Parade makes its way through Brooklyn with music, costumes, characters and more celebrating colorful Caribbean culture.

Suggested Ages: All
$5
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Monday, September 5

New York Caribbean Carnival Parade

Brooklyn Museum
11:00 am–6:00 pm

This annual NYC Labor Day extravaganza featuring costumes, bands, masqueraders, food, floats, and much more celebrating colorful Caribbean culture. The Junior Carnival Parade on Saturday is slightly more low-key. Route begins at Schenectady Avenue along Eastern Parkway with a grand finale at Brooklyn Museum.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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