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Produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Fire Island Dance Festival, returns to Fire Island’s Pines for three performances from July 17th through 19th. Since the summer of 1995, the Festival has raised money to help  ensure that men, women and children in all 50 states receive lifesaving medications and health care, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance. Last year’s 20th anniversary celebration raised a staggering $530,860; over the years, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Keigwin + Company, ABT, MOMIX, NYCB, among others have performed on the outdoor waterside stage.
For a list of participating companies and tickets for Fire Island Dance Festival are on sale now at

Tommy Crawford and Eloïse Eonnet in SEAWIFE (c) Caitlin McNaney
Tommy Crawford and Eloïse Eonnet in SeaWife (c) Caitlin McNaney

Naked Angels, in partnership with the South Street Seaport Museum, presents SeaWife, a new immersive folk concert-play co-created by Seth Moore and indie-folk rock sextet The Lobbyists in a limited summer engagement through July 19 at South Street Seaport Museum’s Melville Gallery.
Extended to July 26th


Learn more about the production,  by visiting or

For the kids: Sugar Free Allstars will perform at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 31 at Bloomingdale Park; at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2 at Clove Lakes Park (set time TBD); and at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 3 at Morningside Park as part of SummerStage Kids, the city’s largest free performance festival. Learn more about this and the other 90 shows offered this summer by visiting the City Parks Foundation.

Definitely not for the kids, FRIGID NEW YORK @Horse Trade offers comedy, burlesque and open mic sessions.  They have a monthly literary salon in the buff, Naked Girls Reading, featuring burlesque stars, professional librarians and authors. This month it’s on July 15th at 9pm at UNDER St. Marks.  On July 26, Thus Spoke the Spectacle also continues deconstructing news overload at FRIGID at The Kraine Theater (see listing  On August 2nd, at the Kraine, there’s comedy in Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off which mixes funny and girl-i-queVisit for more information.

 Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca perform the Greek tragedy, Antigona in flamenco in a New York stop on their summer tour. The production runs from July 13 through August 8 at West Park Presbyterian Church. And, this one is for the KIDS, Noche Flamenca will be part of the New Victory Theater’s Victory Dance on July 15-17 as well. For more information on Antigona, please visit

Travelling? If you’re headed to Durham, NC, there’s the American Dance Festival, headed into its sixth week with luminous dancing by the likes of Monica Bill Barnes & Company and performances by ADF students in ADF-commissioned world premieres by groundbreaking choreographers, to name just a few of the many dance events on stage. There are kid friendly movement classes, too. Visit the ADF site for more information.