7th Annual Dance Parade & Festival
- 21st Street and Broadway 05/14/2013 (WBAI)
Parade kicks off it's 7th Annual Parade and Festival on Saturday, May 18th! Get ready to shake, shimmy, and samba (or watch from the sidelines) from 21st street and Broadway, through Union Square to Tompkins Square Park. 10,000 parade participants representing over 70 dance styles from around the globe - ballet to Bulgarian, Capoeira to contra, bellydance to ballroom dance, zydeco to zouk. Even roller disco!
The parade starts at 1PM at 21st street, as dancers and floats shimmy, tap, twirl and crunk down Broadway, and then swings east onto Saint Marks, pausing at our Grand Stands in Astor Place and flowing into Tompkins Square Park. The park is where the whole shindig culminates into a rockin dance party, complete with stage and individual performances and free lessons in a myriad of dance styles. Listen to WBAI's Liquid Sound Lounge, Saturdays 7-10pm, for free tickets to the grandstands when you sign up to become a BAI Buddy.