River To River Festival

LMCC presents the 21st annual River To River Festival, Downtown New York City’s leading free summer arts festival from June 12–26, 2022.

Experience a dazzling and wide-ranging array of dance and musical performances, visual art installations, film, participatory processions, family events, and more, all by groundbreaking artists in NYC.

This year, festival artists look to nature, ritual, and metaphysical wonders to offer a hopeful perspective on the future of public space.

Featured artists include:  Gregory Corbino, Rose Desiano, keyon gaskin, Beth Gill, Jonathan Gonzalez, Craig Harris, Amy Khoshbin & Jennifer Khoshbin, Heather Kravas, and Okwui Okpokwasili & Peter Born.

All events are free and open to all. Due to limited capacity, some events require advance registration. RSVPs will open on June 1 on LMCC's website. 

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Participatory Performance

Opening Event: MURMURATIONS
Gregory Corbino

June 12, 2pm gather, 3pm parade

Teardrop Park, Battery Park City
Enter at North End Avenue or River Terrace entrance

A collective puppetry performance transforms Battery Park City into a seascape of androgenous oysters, stunning sturgeon and captivating cetaceans.

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Film & Sound Installation | Performance

repose without rest without end
Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born

Video Installation on view
June 12-26, 7am-11pm

Live Performances:
June 13 at 8pm
June 20 at 8pm

Fosun Concourse Amphitheater, 28 Liberty

This video installation focuses on a young Black girl's act of resistance in rejecting imposed beauty standards.

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Performance

PRACTICE
Jonathan González

June 17, 7pm
La Plaza at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center

Audience members become party-goers, gather and hold space for the long emancipatory uses of culture by African-descendants for radical place-making and liberation.

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Installation

Lenticular Histories:
South Street Seaport
Rose DeSiano

On view June 18-26
Opening event: June 18, 7pm
Front St. between John St. and Beekman St.

Creating an immersive space made up of larger-than-life lenticular photographs, DeSiano merges past and present together in an installation of mirrors, historic images, and optical illusions.

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Participatory Performance

The Sun Seekers
Amy Khoshbin and Jennifer Khoshbin

June 18
Exhibition on view from 12-6pm
Upper Gallery, The Arts Center at Governors Island

This performance promotes healing through disconnecting with technology and reconnecting with ourselves, each other, and the natural world.

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Performance

Nail Biter
Beth Gill

June 22-23
Federal Hall

A darkly beautiful dreamscape, Nail Biter transforms contemporary dance performance into a vital space of ritual and reveals stories of connection and loss with a sense of magic and awe.

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Performance

a performance of keyon gaskin
June 23 & 25, 8pm
La Plaza at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center

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Music

BREATHE
Craig Harris

June 25, 4pm
Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City
At the Pavilion in Rockefeller Park. Enter from River Terrace near Chambers Street.

Performed by a large ensemble of musicians, BREATHE makes a sonic statement in response to the long-term and current injustices inflicted upon African American people.

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Performance

duet/duet
Heather Kravas

June 25-26, 8pm
Studio A3, The Arts Center at Governors Island

Hovering between a drawing and a dance, duet/duet happens on a field in the sunshine next to another dance that happens inside a room, overlooking a river at sunset.

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Health & Safety

The health of our artists, audiences, and staff are important to LMCC. To keep staff and visitors safe, LMCC is following local health department recommendations at River To River events, including requiring face masks, social distancing, health screenings, and collection of contact tracing information. We ask that if you are feeling unwell on the day of the event, to please stay home.

Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, LMCC will inform audience members 4 hours in advance via email, social media and LMCC.net.

Accessibility

For information about accessibility needs, or to let us know how we can provide a welcoming experience, please email us at info@lmcc.net.