Bask in the Battery Dance Festival

See amazing dance performances, free, in Battery Park City! 

Battery Dance Festival - in Battery Park City

(From Battery Dance's Instagram (@batterydance)

"Against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park", the Battery Dance Festival showcases exceptional choreographers and companies - both local and international.

The Festival is in its 36th Annual year and is presented by Battery Dance in association with Battery Park City Authority,  and runs from August 13th to 18th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Battery Dance Festival - in Battery Park City

(Mophato Dance Theatre – Thalefang Charles. Photo from batterydance.org )

Battery Dance Festival - in Battery Park City

(Trainor Dance – Darial Sneed. Photo from batterydance.org )

Battery Dance Festival - in Battery Park City

(Martha Graham School – Darial Sneed. Photo from batterydance.org )

"The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers."

There's also a free Closing Event and Reception, also in Lower Manhattan, on August 19th, 6:00pm to 8:00pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. Tickets will be available August 1st.