2023 Hudson River Dance Festival
June 8 – 9, 2023
Pier 63 within Hudson River Park off the Hudson River near 23rd Street
The Hudson River Dance Festival is a free annual event that showcases some of the most exciting dance companies in New York City. It is presented by Hudson River Park and The Joyce Theater, two organizations that are dedicated to supporting and promoting dance in the city. The festival takes place on Pier 63 lawn in Hudson River Park, with a stunning view of the sunset over the river. The festival celebrates the diverse styles and voices of dance, from modern to ballet, from street dance to tap. The festival started in 2015 and has featured many renowned and emerging dance companies over the years. This year, the festival will take place on Thursday, June 8 and Friday, June 9, and will feature performances by Ayodele Casel, The Missing Element, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Paul Taylor Dance Company.
The festival is a great opportunity to enjoy some amazing dance performances in a beautiful outdoor setting. You can bring a blanket and a picnic, or buy food and drinks from nearby vendors. The festival is free and open to the public, but you can also reserve a ticket online to guarantee a spot on the lawn4. The festival starts at 7:00 PM each night, but you can arrive early to secure a good spot.