It’s a cliche but oh so true – New York City is this nation’s melting pot. This Saturday the many cultures of our fair city will be showcased in New York’s Dance Parade.
“Dance Parade NYC takes over Manhattan on Saturday, May 19th as over 6000 dancers, over 150 dance groups showcasing almost 80 different dance genres and cultures dance down Broadway in a multi-cultural, rhythm infused, magical display of movement, art and color!
The Parade, which starts at 21st Street and Broadway, moves and grooves south through Union Square, into AstorPlace where each group will be presented before a Grandstand. Then east on St. Mark’s Place (8th Street) where the Parade dancers salsa, swing and two-step their ways into Tompkins Square Park in the East Village for Dance Fest. Starting at 3pm, the Festival is a three-hour program of free dance performances, workshops, lessons and social dancing scattered throughout the Park. Dance Parade includes over 70 styles of dance everything from classical ballet to contemporary hip-hop to folk dance traditions from African countries, Hawaii, Bolivia, Britain, India and the Caribbean.”
Oh yes, and it’s FREE. If you failed to snag a ticket to GoogaMooga don’t fret. Head to the city and shake a tail feather or two.