River To River Festival to return to Lower Manhattan in June

River To River Festival
Photo courtesy of LMCC

Mark your calendars! The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s (LMCC) 21st annual River To River Festival is returning to Lower Manhattan this June.

From June 12-26, LMCC will present the free summer arts festival at several locations throughout the neighborhood. 

“We are thrilled to bring artists’ vision and energy to different sites across Lower Manhattan for everyone to enjoy,” said Jess Van Nostrand, LMCC’s Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs. “We look forward to seeing visitors of all ages celebrate creativity with us!”

Every year, the River To River Festival aims to be a site for human connection. This year, the festival comes at a time when gathering together is an important as a method of healing

The festival will open with Murmurations by Gregory Corbino, a visual symphony, a puppet poem in public space, and a performative conversation with New York Harbor at Teardrop Park at 2 p.m. on June 12. The River To River Festival will also feature works and performances by Rose Desiano, Beth Gill, Craig Harris, Heather Kravas, keyon gaskin, Jonathan Gonzalez, Amy Khoshbin & Jennifer Khoshbin, and Okwui Okpokwasili & Peter Born.

Though the events are free, due to limited capacity some require advance registration. RSVPs will start to be accepted on June 1. Dates and times are subject to change. 

For more information, visit LMCC.net/R2R.