Join us for 11 days of
LIVE EXPERIENCES including intimate and provocative dance, music, visual art, and new media projects in public parks, in historic landmarks, on Governors Island, and along the waterfront.
LEARNING more about the creative process and historic architecture in Lower Manhattan, as well as the past, present and future of site-based work.
SOCIALIZING with festival artists, partners, and fellow art-lovers.

It’s incredibly exciting to have joined LMCC in time to get the 15th annual River To River Festival on its feet. By bringing contemporary, live and visual art to Governors Island, Fulton Center, South Street Seaport, 28 Liberty Plaza, the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, and Federal Hall, (to name a few of this year’s sites) we are hoping to inspire those who live, work, learn, and play downtown and introduce them to critical voices of our time. I’m particularly thrilled to announce that we will be activating the recently completed Oculus at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub several times throughout the festival. So – we invite you to join us, see this work in these places, at this time. A festival of this nature is the most perfect way to connect with people around you, be present and in-the-moment, and celebrate New York as the most vibrant, energetic city.
– Andrew D. Hamingson, LMCC President

>>> Download a calendar of events here
>>> Scroll down to see a complete list of artists, locations and events*

>>> Download the complete festival booklet here**
>>> To see a complete list of River To River 2016 Sponsors, please click here
>>> Information about the 2015 Festival can be found here

*The Festival schedule is subject to change, please sign up for our e-newsletter or follow #R2R16 on Facebook, Twitter (@LMCC), or Instagram (@LMCC_NYC) so that you can stay in touch and receive the latest announcements about River To River.

**Due to the nature of River To River, things change! Please note that some information may be out of date – the website is your best resource for dates, times, and event locations.


As an annual arts festival since 2002, River To River has become a cornerstone of Lower Manhattan culture, providing an intense and rewarding way to experience the waterfronts, parks, plazas, hotels, historic landmarks, temporarily vacant office spaces, and other sites downtown. As the lead producer since 2011, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) has transformed the festival schedule and content in response to the changing landscape downtown and in order to better serve the River To River audience.

River To River was founded in 2002 by American Express, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Alliance for Downtown New York, Arts Brookfield, Battery Park City Authority, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and South Street Seaport.

Arts Brookfield
New Amsterdam Presents
Night at the Museums (multiple venues, see event listing for details)
Poets House
Times Square Arts and Times Square Advertising Coalition

River To River is made possible through partnerships within the public, private, and arts sectors. These countless individuals and organizations coming together under a common cause are the fabric of this festival and the reason it has endured over the last 13 years.

All 60 events in the festival are free and therefore depend on your support.

VOLUNTEER and be a part of making the Festival a success

DONATE and join a robust network of individuals who share a passion for both the arts and the growing community in Lower Manhattan

SPONSOR the annual River To River Festival and become a part of a community fostering the creative engine of Lower Manhattan