The following is a post to from Patrick Mackaronis. Patrick is the Director of Business Development for New York City-based social network Brabble. In this post, Patrick speaks about free live dances in the city of New York. Patrick can be best reached on Twitter at @patty__mack.
These locations include Central Park, which offers Central Park Summerstage during the summer, which offers free performances from June through August. This includes dance performances that usually occur on Friday nights. There is also Celebrate Brooklyn, which is one of the more popular locations for free dance performances, offering performances throughout the summer.
Dancing in the Streets, on the other hand, offers performances throughout the year. Their dance performancies occur in many locations throughout the city with many outdoor and park performances, as well as some indoor performances. Most of their dance performances are free and open to the public, but some of them do have an admission price.
Central Park Summerstage in New York City
Central Park Summerstage offers a complete schedule of free performances during the summer that last from June through August. They offer a large variety of performances including music, spoken word as well as dance. It’s one of the more popular vanues during the summer for free performancs, so it’s always best to claim a spot in line early on. The dance performances are usually on Friday evenings.
- Central Park Summerstage, Midpark, (212) 360-2777, www.summerstage.org
Celebrate Brooklyn in New York City
Celebrate Brooklyn is Brooklyn’s most popular series of free performances. They offer many of the local artists from New York City, as well as many internationally recognized dance companies. They present dance performances throughout their summer schedule, which also offers free films, music and readings as well.
- Celebrate Brooklyn, Prospect Park Bandshell, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 855-7882 Extension 45, www.brooklynx.org/celebrate
Dancing in the Streets in New York City
Dancing in the Streets offers a large variety of dance and movement performances that occur throughout New York City. Their productions are often in local parks, as well as many other indoor and outdoor spaces. Although some of these performances have admission cost, most of them are free and oen to the public.
- Dancing in the Streets, 545 Eighth Avenue, Suite 8SE, (212) 625-3505, www.dancinginthestreets.org