For a free dose of culture head over to the Downtown Dance Festival every day from August 13-20 at various areas near Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan. Kicking off Saturday & Sunday and featuring modern and international dance performances, the festival should provide an interesting and light mix of enjoyable dance to enjoy. Don't miss the talented teenage dancers from Dancewave Company, who kick off each of the first two days' performances this weekend.
When: August 13-20, 2011 (check website for daily hours of performance)
Where: The Lawn at Battery Park, adjacent to State Street at Pearl Street (See website for directions); One New York Plaza (Whitehall & Water Streets, see website for directions)