Events calendar: Fun in the city

Lucy Dacus in SummerStage
During this week there will be several benefit concerts for the SummerStage Capital One Foundation. Lucy Dacus and Hop Along will perform today in Central Park for a benefit show; on Saturday, July 23, Everyday People Featuring WurlD will perform a free concert, and on Sunday, July 24, Black will feature Midi, Sal Valentinetti, Alisa Ali (DJ Set) and Sarah Squirm. Doors for the event will open at 5:00 pm. Reports:

For salsa lovers
Those who wish to enjoy this summer to the rhythm of salsa should not miss this Saturday the 23rd from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm a date to dance at the Waterfront of the Brooklyn Bridge Pier 3 Plaza. Those looking to learn the secrets of dance can take free outdoor classes with Talia Castro-Pozo every Tuesday at Greeley Square Plaza from 6:00-8:00 pm. Reports in:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Concerts
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) will host two special outdoor music events featuring Grammy-winning saxophonist Vince Giordano and the Mini-Nighthawks today from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and David Rothenberg and TablaTun on Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. As part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Art in the Garden: Thursdays celebrate summer with outdoor music and dance performances featuring artists music venues and organizations. Reports in:

to enjoy the earth
Ragamala Dance Company’s Sacred Land will perform tomorrow at 8 pm as part of BRIC. Celebrate Brooklyn! At Lena Horne Bandshell, 9th Street and Prospect Park West. Sacred Earth is an enchanting piece for seven dancers and five musicians that explodes with colour, rhythm and ecstasy. With deep roots embedded in the expansive South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam, Ragamala Dance Company manifests an affine relationship between ancient and contemporary. The show explores the interconnectedness of our physical environments and our inner states of being. The entire show is performed with a stellar musical ensemble from India. Reports in:

Celebration of ‘Perfect Crime’
Perfect Crime, the Off-Broadway play ‘whodunit,’ will celebrate its 14,000th performance on Saturday, July 24, and will continue as the longest-running theatrical show on or off Broadway in the city’s history. The smart, funny and fast-paced thriller is presented at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center in Times Square (1627 Broadway) which first opened in 1987 to great acclaim around the world. Leading lady Catherine Russell has performed in all but 4 of the 14,000 performances, earning her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Audience members will receive complimentary champagne before the show and at intermission. Reports in:

The rumba returns to the Bronx
A new sequence of Stage Garden Rumba parties in the community gardens of the South Bronx will take place this Saturday, July 23, at Pregones Garden, (575 Walton Avenue in the South Bronx). This is a free, outdoor event. Community favorite Caridad De La Luz (also known as “La Bruja”) will once again host SGR 2022. Rocking the party: DeLaCeiba, Advocate of Wordz, Nina Dilet, Esperanza Martell, Destiny Padilla, Kumera Zekarias, Gregory Jost, Jarana Beat, and Brother North. Reports in:

The neighborhood party returns
Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York invite all New Yorkers today at 6 pm to enjoy the return of the free summer block parties, Uptown Bounce. Reports in: