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Queensboro Dance Festival

The Queensboro Dance Festival returns to the Hunter’s Point Park waterfront with free performances by a diverse line-up of cultural and contemporary Queens dance companies Thursday and Friday, September 13-14, 5:00 PM, with a special international guest performance on opening night by the Inner Mongolian Performing Arts Troupe.  This is the troupe's first visit to New York City.  Their performance will include Mongolian long tone and of khoomei (Mongolian throat singing), masters of the traditional horse-head fiddle, and dance forms that represent their culture of the grasslands. 

The Queensboro Dance Festival also offers a VIP preshow reception each night along the waterfront starting at 4:00 PM, with open bar, raffle prizes, and refreshments featuring LIC businesses.  VIP tickets are $25 via Eventbrite ($30 at the door) and includes reception, exclusive seating area, prizes, show program and gift bag.

Hunter's Point Parks Performances: free

VIP Open Bar+Prizes direct ticket link:

Festival schedule and info:

Scheduled Companies: September 13

Rastro Dance Company (from Long Island City)

Flamenco Latino (from Jackson Heights)

The Rogue Dancers (from Briarwood)

Q&A Productions (Woodside)

Gotham Dance Theater (Sunnyside)

Dana Mazurowski (Astoria)

Inner Mongolian Performing Arts Troupe (international guest, Inner Mongolia)


Audience danceback after the show!


September 14

Sector Dance (Astoria)

Dugal Dance Projects (Woodside)


Sheep Meadow Dance Theater (LIC)

Spaces of Fontana (Astoria)

The Kingdom Dance Company (Rosedale)

Tango for All (Astoria)

Nicole Kadar & Dancers, a movement company (Astoria)

Audience danceback after the show! 

The 2018 Queensboro Dance Festival has been touring 26 Queens companies across the borough's theaters, parks, libraries, plazas, and streets since May.  Their run at Hunter's Point Park marks their return to their home neighborhood of Long Island City.  

Now in its 5th season, the Queensboro Dance Festival’s mission is to strengthen the dance community in Queens and garner a greater appreciation for Queens dance.  QDF 2018 features 26 dance companies of all cultures and styles, representing 11 Queens neighborhoods and boasting a season of 15 Queens dance premieres and 6 world premieres. QDF tours Queens theaters, parks, libraries, plazas, and streets from May to October, bringing vibrant dance performances and audience engagement activities to neighborhoods across the borough.  The festival also offers dance career support by offering free master classes, teaching opportunities, artist meet-ups, and access to free rehearsal space.  QDF strives to represent a slice of Queens dance, and make dance programming more accessible especially in underinvested Queens communities.  Programming at Hunter’s Point Parks is presented in partnership with the Hunter’s Point Parks Conservancy and COFFEED.  

Earlier Event: September 12
Zumba in the Park
Later Event: September 13
Yoga in the Park