Fusion Freakender began as a serendipitous convergence of regular events in New York City, and now continues to evolve to bring you more three-day fusion adventures! 

Our heartfelt thanks to all the lovely people who joined us for the July 14-17th, 2023 edition of Fusion Freakender - it was a truly EPIC adventure that you created with us! From perfect outdoor weather to dancing with gusto in a sudden torrential downpour, finding connection while braving the heat and humidity, and closing out multiple unsuspecting venues every night, it was truly a weekend to remember and a wonderful celebration of The Pearl Dive's 1-year Anniversary!

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7:30pm Picnic  |  8:30pm - 12:30 dance | Co-hosted by Huonuo Wang & The Pearl Dive team

Enjoy open air dancing to soulful zouk and fusion tunes with a beautiful view of the Hudson River. What could be more enchanting?  

Bring your own optional potluck picnic and prepare to dance as you wish while the sun sets on the majestic NYC skyline!

Pier 26 at Hudson River Park in Tribeca

Closest subways are Canal St A and Franklin St 1 train stops. Street parking is very available on the east side of the highway.


Water fountains can be found by the ballfields. Public Restrooms are open till midnight. 

Wear sensible shoes for dancing outdoors - it's smooth enough wooden planks but there are small gaps, so heels not recommended. 

Sunset time will be earlier than listed as there are hills along the NJ shoreline, so plan accordingly if you'd like to catch the last rays! 

Sketch artists very welcome, BYO supplies.

If there is rain, we will go to City Vineyard at the beginning of the pier and dance to their music until it stops raining or 10pm, at which time we will take a short 10-min walk to the Hotel Roxy for further indoor music and dancing. 

4pm to 5:30/6pm  at Grant's Tomb

122nd St And Riverside Dr, Riverside Park, New York City, NY 10027

Dancing Our Stories Flash Mob

FREE- No choreo- all improvision and experimentation based on connection, shared presence, and storytelling through dance. 

Donations are graciously accepted but not necessary for participation. We want this to be accessible to everyone. 

Come celebrate the First Anniversary of New York City's most effervescent monthly fusion dance social! 


Complimentary guided warmup and lesson 8:30-9pm  |  DJ'd social dancing - 9pm-12:30am

The Ballroom at FOXY FITNESS & POLE - 2nd floor (stairs only)355 Seventh Ave #206 between W29th & 30th St, NY, NY 10001 Just south of Penn Station

$20-25 sliding scale entry - cash or pre-pay info below

$5 discount for returning dancers who bring a full-price first-time attendee, or for folks arriving after 11:30pm! 

Technically Sunday morning  |  12:45am directly after the Pearl Dive till late

Continue dancing into the wee hours at a cozy indoor lounge at the Moxy Hotel's rooftop bar 

485 7th Ave, just north of 36th St on the 18th floor,  NY, NY 10001 

Delve deep and let the weekend gel at Arielle & Brendan's weekly open-level exploration!

Every Sunday 5-7pm 

Joe's Place 252 W 30th St #8A between 7th and 8th Aves, NY, NY 10001

 Suggested donation $20

7pm til late

Immediately following The Deep Dive, we’ll depart from 252 W30th St and close out the weekend with a public dancing adventure— and everybody’s invited! 

Fusion Freakender & Pearl Dive Policies.

We endeavor to provide a nurturing space for people to connect through the creative movement discipline of fusion dance. We welcome people from all backgrounds to negotiate compelling dance partnerships, assert themselves in their physical space with kindness and grace, and engage in creative risk-taking, boundary exploration, cultural exchange and kinesthetic collaboration. As we strive to ensure that a warm, welcoming environment can be enjoyed by everyone, we ask participants to consider that this undertaking includes a degree of physical risk, and to act responsibly and with care for yourself and your fellow dancers. Join us in our mission to enlarge the space for fusion dance as a moving art and creation of shared presence. Together we can connect with others, have a healthy dose of fun, build community, explore the boundaries between social and performative dance, and create beautiful pearls of shared physical expression.

By entering the space, you affirm that you have read, understood and agreed to abide by the following terms of this Event: