Public Programs

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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