Along with an announcement of the opening of Governors Island, Downtown Express lists several events that will be happening during its summer session, including its favorite (and ours too) – River To River Festival! Pack your picnic blanket and make sure to be there for a summer retreat in the city!
Art and playfulness abounds on the island with Figment NYC, the weekend of June 6 and 7. Sculpture, installations, performances, mini-golf and workshops are all part of Figment, a free participatory art event. Another favorite, the River to River Festival, produced by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, will again return to Governors Island as one of its signature locations. Performances of “Fall of the Rebel Angels: X” found some inspiration in Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens. Created by Catherine Galasso, the interdisciplinary work is on its tenth “study” or chapter.