Dream © Yoko Ono
Dream © Yoko Ono

June 18 - June 29

Take a slow walk in Lower Manhattan

All events in the River To River Festival are free and all are welcome.

The Reflection Project 

In keeping with the LMCC tradition of occupying various spaces within the shifting landscape of New York City, The Reflection Project will present works by Yoko Ono across Downtown Manhattan in non-traditional spaces.

The project seeks to counter the relentless pace of the everyday by inviting the passerby to engage with a realm of expanded consciousness and personal reflection through Yoko Ono’s instructive text works. By activating mundane spaces and transforming them into vehicles of mindful communication, the project seeks to perform urban acupuncture, stimulating the city’s vast nerve network, and opening channels of communication and action grounded in thought rather than impulse.

Each piece is a prompt. Through The Reflection Project, Ono speaks directly to New Yorkers to rally the collective consciousness towards heightened awareness, hope and action.

Key points include

28 Liberty
Fulton Transit Center

Oculus at the WTC Transportation Hub
The Seaport District

We invite you to explore and discover other locations that are part of The Reflection Project.

Yoko Ono, 2018. Photo by Matthew Placek © Yoko Ono
About Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono (b.1933) is a New York-based multi-media artist working in performance, instruction, film, installation, music, and writing. A forerunner in conceptual art involving collaboration, audience participation, and social activism since the early 1960s, Ono challenges viewers’ understanding of art and the world around them. Her influence spans many of the key artistic movements of the late 20th century including Fluxus, conceptual art, video art, and feminism. In addition to her work as a visual artist, Ono is also a musical pioneer, both an accomplished singer and songwriter.

Major Support of The Reflection Project provided by Alliance for Downtown New York.


Generous space donations made by the following partners and locations:

DTH Capital and Rose Associates
One Hundred Barclay Tribeca
Black Horse Capital
The Frederick Hotel
The Heller Organization
The Howard Hughes Corporation
JC Decaux
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Silverstein Properties
Time Equities
Vanbarton Group

Sites identified in partnership with Rudder Property Group. Special thanks to Michael Rudder.