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