Music And Dancing On Pier 84

18 Jul

Yesterday morning Hubby and I walked over to Pier 84 on The Hudson River. Despite the heat of the day, there was a nice breeze and we watched the activity on the river – from tour boats to tugboats , from kayaks to sailboats.

We also watched workers put up a stage on the end of the pier.

I went back in the evening to check out the action.

There was music and dancing.

The stage lights in front, the city lights twinkling in the background, and The Intrepid lit up to the side – it was a sight to behold!

I picked up a flyer. The event is called “Hudson River Park’s MoonDance” and is a co-production of Hudson River Park Trust and Dance Manhattan.

The Hudson River Park website says:

Whether you’ve been dancing for years, or want to learn how to boogie like a pro, Hudson River Park’s MoonDance is your chance to strut your stuff under the stars! No experience necessary. Featured styles include swing, tango and salsa. Free dance lessons begin at 6:30pm courtesy of Dance Manhattan. Live bands go on at 7pm.”

There are 3 more scheduled dances – July 24 is Tango, July 31 is Latin, and August 7 is Swing.

Last night was Latin music and dancing, with Los Hermanos Colon.

According to the flyer, there are dance lessons each Sunday from 6:30 – 7:15 pm.

Then, live music from 7:15 – 10:00 pm.

Everyone there last night was having so much fun!

And, if you got hot from dancing, you could wander up the pier a little bit to run through the fountain with the children!

Check it out next Sunday if you’re in the area. Free music, dancing? I’m there!




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