More than 10,000 people descend on Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Lower Manhattan for the annual Battery Dance Festival—now in its 35th year. Free outdoor performances take place from 6:30 to 9:30pm, including original works from professional and emerging dancers and choreographers. In past years, American choreographers like Paul Taylor and Elizabeth Streb have showcased their works with international dance companies from around the world. This year, enjoy performances from Jennifer Muller / The Works, FJK Dance, Amy Marshall Dance Company and 20 other local companies. For more information on the lineup and a ticketed closing night event August 20 at Pace University, visit batterydance.org.