Our top 5 picks for the week of June 12-18
NYC Dance Week Dance companies throughout the city-including the Ailey Extension and Ballet Academy East-open up their studios for free and discounted dance lessons as part of NYC Dance Week. Participants can sign up online for a diverse array of classes and workshops, including classical ballet, salsa, Bollywood-style and Zumba. June 19 through June 28 Various locations and times Visit nycdanceweek.org/the-festival for locations and schedule FREE Washington National Cathedral Girls Choir The Washington National Cathedral Girls Choir, a group of singers between the ages of 11 and 18 who attend the National Cathedral School in Washington D.C., performs a free concert, with a repertoire including works by Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav Holst, Kenneth Leighton and other composers. Monday, June 16 St. Bartholomew's Church 325 Park Ave. 1:30 p.m. FREE "Sounds of Summer" International Music Festival Five youth ensembles, including a brass band and four orchestras from California, Ohio, Thailand and Germany, come together on the Carnegie Hall stage for the inaugural year of the "Sounds of Summer" International Music Festival, a new, annual concert series that provides performance education for budding classical musicians. Tuesday, June 17 Carnegie Hall Isaac Stern Auditorium 57th Street and Seventh Avenue 8:00 p.m. Tickets $15-$30 Summer Wine Tasting As part of SD26's summer wine series, Sommelier Eleonora Tirapelle leads a tasting of white wines, including Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, from Northern Italy's Trentino Alto Adige region. A wine specialist from Alois Lageder and St. Michael-Eppan wineries will also be on hand. Class participants are offered a discounted dinner in the restaurant's dining room. Tuesday, June 17 SD26 19 East 26th St. 6:30 p.m. Tickets $65