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Dancers from the Limon Dance Company perform Lar

Dancers from the Limon Dance Company perform Lar Lubovitch's “Concerto Six Twenty-Two” during a dress rehearsal at the Joyce Theater in Manhattan. (Sept. 21, 2004) (Credit: AP)

Friday

VERONICA FALLS IN CONCERT

The River to River Festival continues with British band Veronica Falls, with The People's Temple opening at 7 p.m. If you like the shoe-gazer stuff (Galaxie 500 et al), this one's for you. Just head to Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton Street in Manhattan. Info: rivertorivernyc.com

Friday-Saturday

“AS YOU LIKE IT”

A reminder that this is the last chance to see the “Shakespeare in the Park” version of “As You Like It,” with Lily Rabe and Oliver Platt. (Next up is “Into the Woods,” which starts July 23.) The three-hour (plus one 15-minute intermission) performances begin at 8 p.m. While free, you do need a ticket, which you can either queue up for at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park or grab online here: shakespeareinthepark.org/tickets/virtual-ticketing. Your closest park entrances are 81st Street and Central Park West or 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Friday-Sunday

NORTH RIVER HISTORIC SHIP FESTIVAL

New York's maritime history comes to life via free tours all weekend of 105-year-old tugboat Pegasus; the wooden Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge No. 79, which dates to 1914; and 173-foot former Coast Guard Lighthouse Tender Lilac, from 1933. Saturday offers the chance even hit the water on fireboat John J. Harvey or Pegasus, but trips are limited; reserve a spot through the North River Historic Ship Society, nrhss.org. For more info: hudsonriverpark.org. At the Hudson River Park's Pier 25 in TriBeCa.

Saturday-Sunday

LIMON DANCE COMPANY WITH PAQUITO D'RIVERA

The Manhattan-based Limon Dance Company, which began in 1946, is known for balancing classic and contemporary pieces, a testament to the mastery of its dancers. New Yorkers are in for a unique treat with the premiere of a new work, “Come with Me,” set to music by Grammy-winning Cuban composer Paquito D’Rivera, who will be there for the Saturday and Sunday performances. Rodrigo Pederneiras, of Brazil’s Grupo Corpo, choreographed. Both shows are at 8 p.m., in Central Park's; get to the stage via the 5th Avenue and 72nd Street. Info: limon.org.

Pictured: Limon Dance Company.

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