Since 1982, the Battery Dance Festival (once the Downtown Dance Festival) has brought together families, travelers, and dance fans together for a festival of free performances. It’s actually New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. If you’re in town when it returns this August, do yourself a favor and make a point to attend. Free outdoor performances will grace venues within walking distance of the Duane Street Hotel, a unique insight into the city’s fascinating cultural event calendar.
August 12 – 17
Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
Battery Park City, New York, NY