New York goes all out on summer festivals. There are the world famous Fourth of July fireworks displays, and various cultural festivals – take your pick from African, French, Native American, Latin and Jamaican. Let’s not forget summer time is dance time and there will be music to get people moving on the dance floors and in the streets. New York is surrounded by bodies of water so there are opportunities to water sports and cruises and let’s not forget the food – with a melting pot of cultures a person can munch through the delicious eats from the cuisines of the world at the festivals this month.
Midsummer Night Swing – come down for a lesson in swing, salsa and tango then get your body moving as you and the kids experience the joy of dance. Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm and the second set finishes at 10:00 pm. On July 13 only there will be a silent disco from 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm, free with your ticket or $5 at the door – you need ID or a credit card to get the free headphones though. It’s all about dance – so leave the food, drinks, and selfie-taking for the sidelines. There is a bag check at $4, as no bags will be allowed on the dance floor. Abandon yourself to the sounds of Garba in the Park, The Mambo Legends Orchestra, Tanghetto, Hay Bale, Naomi and her Handsome Devils, Orquesta El Macabeo, Brianna Thomas Band, the James Hunter Six and more.
When: July 1-14 (begins June 26) from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Contact: General inquiries 212-875-5456 or email email@example.com, ticketing queries 212-721-6500.
Cost: $17 for a single ticket online or $20 at the door.