Who: Jason Samuels Smith & Igmar Thomas, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, Limón Dance Company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the Chase Brock Experience
What: Hudson River Dance Festival
Where: Pier 63 at Chelsea Piers, Hudson River Park, 353 West St.
When: Thursday, June 7, and Friday, June 8, free, 7:00
Why: On June 7 and 8, the fourth annual Hudson River Dance Festival takes place at Pier 63 in Hudson River Park, a free evening of performances while the sun sets over the water. This year’s lineup features another wide array of dance, with Jason Samuels Smith & Igmar Thomas’s Lee Morgan tribute Most Like Lee, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company’s Le Jeune by New York City Ballet principal dancer Lauren Lovette, set to Eric Whitacre’s Equus, Limón Dance Company’s Corvidae by Colin Connor, set to the first movement of a violin concerto by Philip Glass, the pas de deux from Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo’s Tarantella, and the Chase Brock Experience’s Dancers Responding to AIDS commission The splendor we only partially imagined by Chase Brock, with music by Kishi Bashi. Note that blankets are allowed, but chairs are not. And make sure to bring sunglasses and a hat, because depending on how the stage is arranged, the sun might be right in your eyes as it sets beautifully over the Hudson.