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During River To River 2014, audiences had an opportunity to
EXPERIENCE  intimate and provocative dance, music, visual art, and new media projects in public parks, in historic landmarks, on Governors Island, and along the waterfront.
LEARN more about the creative process and historic architecture in Lower Manhattan, as well as the past, present and future of site-based work.
SOCIALIZE with festival artists, partners, and audience members.

>> View calendar and browse by genre type or location
>> Download the full calendar of events
>> View list of artists participating in the Festival this year
>> For all locations: view map pre-fitered by “River To River”

Dates and more information about River To River 2015 to be announced in April.

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.

In 2014 LMCC presented the 13th annual festival. Working in partnership, we showcased renowned and breakout artists from New York City and beyond and contextualized their work for a downtown audience. The artists responded to the architecture of some of New York City’s most iconic locations and hidden gems. The performances, exhibitions, talks, walks, installations, works-in-progress showings, and social gatherings centered around ideas of movement and sound and varied in scale. River To River 2014 engaged in an ongoing dialogue with the history and future of site-based artistic practices.

To see a complete list of River To River 2014 Sponsors, please click here.

All events are free, some require RSVPs.
If you have questions, please email

Founding Partners: 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.


2014 Presenting Partners:
Arts Brookfield
Baryshnikov Arts Center
Live Sounds
Make Music New York
Original Music Workshop
Poets House
South Street Seaport


Night at the Museums participants:
African Burial Ground National Monument
The Anne Frank Center USA
Federal Hall National Memorial
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Museum of American Finance
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
National Archives at New York City
National Museum of the American Indian – Smithsonian Institution
National September 11 Memorial Museum
9/11 Tribute Center
The Skyscraper Museum
South Street Seaport Museum
Wall Street Walks

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 12 years.

All 80 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

For more information or to pick up a printed program (including event descriptions and a full calendar) please stop by one of two locations for R2R Central: South Street Seaport (at the Titanic Memorial) or on Governors Island (outside of LMCC’s Arts Center).