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.
In Remembrance of 9/11
At sunrise and sunset on September 11, 2021, Eiko Otake will perform at Belvedere Plaza in Battery Park City by the Hudson River, directly west of where the World Trade Center once stood.
Marking 20 years since the 9/11 attacks, this free public event will be presented in partnership with NYU Skirball, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and Battery Park City Authority.
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.