Contemporary Dance Returns Friday

Adam Scherer

Dance aficionados, save the date for the season opener of Contemporary Dance coming up this Friday, June 22. For five consecutive Fridays, we’re presenting exciting modern dance companies, performing back-to-back on the Bryant Park Stage.

Opening night includes performers from Graham 2 (Martha Graham’s second company), Eryc Taylor Dance, and AThomasProject, as well as students from the Harlem School of the Arts.

As with all Bryant Park Picnics events, everyone is invited to spread a blanket out on the lawn - we lend out more than 200 of them on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Park Shop and Info Tent - and enjoy a selection of food and drink for purchase curated by Hester Street Fair. There is also beer and wine for purchase.  

Admission is free and open to all, and you can come and go as you please. While you’re here, learn to juggle or enjoy playing lawn games including corn hole, giant Jenga, hula hoops, and more.   

Contemporary Dance is on Fridays, 6pm–8pm, from June 22 through July 19.