The 20th Edition of River To River Announced in The New York Times!

LMCC presents the 20th edition of the River To River Festival, Downtown New York City’s leading free summer arts festival, on June 10–27!

From its origins in the aftermath of 9/11 to the present context of the pandemic, River To River has long highlighted the fundamental role that creativity in all its forms plays in processes of recovery, resilience and renewal.

Curated by Lili Chopra and Nanette Nelms, this year's festival features the work of groundbreaking artists, including Arthur Jafa, esperanza spalding, Wayne Shorter, Black Gotham Experience featuring Kamau Ware and Rodney Leon, Okwui Okpokwasili, Miguel Gutierrez, The Illustrious Blacks, Maria Hassabi, nora chipaumire, Mariana Valencia, Meg Webster, Onyedika Chuke, Damon Davis, Muna Malik and more.

Join us for a wide-ranging program on June 10-27 that speaks to our present moment, offering new ways of seeing and connecting. In addition to in-person events, digital films in the Festival’s program will be streamed on our website.

Check back for updates and more information throughout May. Events requiring RSVP will be released on June 1 on All events are free and open to all. 

Leadership support provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Major support provided by Battery Park City Authority, Goldman, Sachs & Co, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Howard Hughes Corporation, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
Friends of the Festival: Con Edison and Mertz Gilmore Foundation.
River To River is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.River To River is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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