River To River Festival

Join us for the 20th edition of River To River, Downtown New York City’s completely free summer arts festival, June 10-27, 2021, presented by LMCC.

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, the wide-ranging program speaks to our current moment, offering new ways of seeing and connecting. In addition to the broad range of in-person events, digital films in the Festival’s program will be streamed on LMCC’s website.

Check back for updates and more information throughout May. Events requiring RSVP will be released on June 1 on LMCC.net/R2R.

All events are free and open to all. 

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Opening Concert
with esperanza spalding,
Terri Lyne Carrington & Leo Genovese

June 10

Courtesy of Arthur Jafa

WS, a longer super nova
Directed by Arthur Jafa

June 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

Streaming on June 12, 17, 18, 24, 26

SF-Queen Nzinga

Land of the Blacks
Kamau Ware

June 10 - 27

Participatory Event

esperanza spalding

June 12-22

Meg Webster, Solar Grow Room (detail), 2016. Photo: Steven Probert © Meg Webster. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
Visual Art

A Day at The Arts Center at Governors Island

June 12

Still from The Stranger, courtesy of Damon Davis

The Stranger
Damon Davis

June 12-27

Image courtesy of Battery Park City Authority
Participatory Event

with Miguel Gutierrez,
Okwui Okpokwasili &
The Illustrious Blacks

June 13, 20, 25

WxW 2020 Annual Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA - Image, Christel Robelto

Womxn in Windows

June 15-27

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Walking Tour + Podcast

As Above So Below
Black Gotham Experience

June 16, 19, 22, 24

Mariana Valencia, Futurity, photo by Paula Court

Mariana Valencia

June 25-27

Maria Hassabi, TOGETHER. Photo by Virginia Harold.

Maria Hassabi

June 26-27

nora chipaumire, Nehanda, Photo by Alla Kovgan

nora chipaumire

June 26

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LMCC is committed to your health and 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.