Dance! Dance! The Best Places to Dance Outside in New York!

Summer in New York City means that nature has turned into a dance floor. Different music styles can be heard everywhere. Bring sunscreen and good movement as the best dancing options range from the city’s most popular parks and beaches to the most obscure places. Here are the places to dance outside!


Nowadays it is considered to be enjoyed with a group or more. Especially in the summer months, with the help of a good friend or even a friend’s family. Live salsa bands and dances are performed in designated salsas, and children and dogs are welcome as a bonus. 

The Warm Up    

The Warm Up keeps the tradition alive with more than 75 acts on 10 Saturdays. Take your kids and fly through the streets of New York City on a hot summer’s day. For New Yorkers, the ritual of transition is a tradition that dates back to the early days of the city’s first salsa festival in the 1950s. 


JIMMY’S on the roof of the James Hotel in SoHo is one of New York City’s most popular dance halls. Known for its rooftop pool, where evening dance parties take place. The space is inspired by artists such as Andy Warhol, Frank Gehry, and David Bowie, opened in 2009. As if dancing in a museum of modern art wasn’t trippy enough, there are also installations and creative studios, so there’s no shortage of opportunities for a fun evening on a hot summer day.     

As legendary as the club itself, the dance parties at the Penthouse nightclub are as much a part of New York culture as the food and drink scene. Dancers can take refuge in the enclosed outdoor area, which includes a dance floor, dance hall, bar, and hair salon. 

Le Bain    

Located on the roof of the High Line Hotel Standard, Le Bain is known for its glitzy clientele who choose the Meatpacking District as their home base. DJs, world-famous DJs, and experienced New Yorkers, such as the most famous DJ in New York, David Bowie. 

Midsummer Night Swing   

Who would have thought that New York’s prestigious Lincoln Center would host one of the hottest dance parties of the summer? Midsummer Night’s Dream sees New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds rubbing elbows on the roof, dancing to live music from David Bowie, Beyonce, Katy Perry, and many more.

New Yorkers love to dance and do it everywhere where it’s possible, including outdoor! Being the huge melting pot that it is, New York has gathered millions of people from all over the world. And they brought their culture with them. Including their traditional dances! So they really love the places to dance outside!

And many of them dance in Central Park!

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