Manhattan West — New York City’s dynamic new destination for dining, shopping, hospitality, and culture — will present a variety of free arts programming you won’t want to miss this summer and beyond. From dance to music and opera, all of these events are free and open to the public. Plus, stop for a bite at one of Manhattan West’s dining destinations and get in some retail therapy. Easy access to this location via the brand-new High Line – Moynihan Connector makes it the place to be!
Gather Round: Celebrating Street Dance and 50 Years of Hip-Hop
Wednesdays, July 5–26
Works & Process, the performing arts arm of the Guggenheim, brings its four-part dance and music series — originally commissioned for the museum’s renowned rotunda — to the performance circle on Manhattan West Plaza, Wednesday evenings at 6pm (ET) in July. Featuring The Missing Element, LayeRhythm, Ladies of Hip-Hop, Ephrat Asherie Dance, and others, the final night of the series includes a full-blown dance party with fabled DJ Bravo LaFortune and other club legends.
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Thursdays, August 3–31
If you’re in Midtown at midday, liven up your lunch hour from 12:30–1:30pm (ET) with weekly performances featuring talented musicians from around the globe. Performers include Palestine-born kanun player Firas Zreik, Colombian singer-songwriter and accomplished accordion player Diana Burco, Venezuelan bandola llanera player Mafer Bandola, and others.
On Site Opera: Song of the Nightingale
Music by Lisa DeSpain and Libretto by Melisa Tien
Adapted from Hans Christian Anderson’s The Nightingale, this new opera — commissioned and produced by On Site Opera and Arts Brookfield — tells the story of a collector looking to gather up the world’s most beautiful objects.
To see a full calendar of events and learn more about shopping and dining at Manhattan West, visit manhattanwestnyc.com.