LMCC’s public programs demonstrate the role artists play in our communities. We connect the public to creative practices, ideas, art forms, and other audience members seeking similar experiences.
We aim to inspire our audiences to think critically about the world around them and to represent the rich artistic culture of Manhattan.
Learn more about our programs below.
The Take Care Series at The Arts Center at Governors Island
The Take Care Series offers audiences an opportunity to experience art, explore one’s own creative potential, and carry the work beyond Governors Island.
Through performance, workshops, talks, and Open Studios, we explore different ways to care for ourselves and world around us. This series reframes curation as mindful, inclusive and open, linking the practice back to the word’s root meaning - curare - to care - and highlighting the idea that through care, we can positively affect those around us, and by extension, our planet.
River To River Festival
Presented by LMCC, River To River is Downtown New York City’s completely free summer arts festival.
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.
Sun Seekers at Westfield
The Sun Seekers Induction Ceremony is an hour-long participatory performance led by Amy Khoshbin, co-written by Yuliya Tsukerman and choreographed by Danielle Russo. This River to River performance, set in sisters Amy and Jennifer Khoshbin’s immersive installation at The Arts Center at Governors Island, features performers Mercedes Searer, Ching-I Chang, Eshe All Day Hues, and musicians Alex Koi and Jon Panikkar.
Past Public Programs
Eiko Otake: Slow Turn
On September 11, 2021, Eiko Otake performed at 7am and 6pm at Belvedere Plaza in Battery Park City by the Hudson River, directly west of where the Twin Towers once stood.
Created specifically for this occasion and this site, Eiko’s new piece, Slow Turn, centers on a monologue of her personal memories of that day and its aftermath.
Governors Island Winter Ice Sculpture Show
On February 26, 2022, The Trust for Governors Island and LMCC presented the inaugural Governors Island Winter Ice Sculpture Show!
We invited artists of all backgrounds and disciplines to submit an idea for an ice sculpture, to be completed in the two-hour public event.
Dance Party NYC at Governors Island
Part of The New York Public Library’s summer program, Dance Party NYC is a joyous citywide festival that will take place at more than 80 venues across the city–including in Nolan Park on Governors Island, with performances from Brooklyn United Marching Band and Brass Queens, tunes from DJ Aguapanela Mami and DJ Yung Mayne, food trucks, and a beer garden from Threes Brewing.