The River to River Festival

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The River To River Festival
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DatesJune 16-26
Location(s)New York
Years active2002 - present
WebsiteOfficial website
A scene from the 2018 festival

The River To River Festival is an annual arts festival with events held in June in Lower Manhattan in New York City. The festival includes free music, dance, film, visual art, poetry, plays, and other arts events that are free and open to the public.

The lead partner for the River To River Festival is the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).


The River To River Festival was founded in 2002 by the Downtown Alliance, American Express, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Battery City Authority, Arts Brookfield, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and South Street Seaport. The Festival was created as an effort to revitalize the Lower Manhattan community after the September 11 attacks by promoting cultural activity and making Lower Manhattan an important experience of New York City's history, art, and commerce.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) became the lead organizer and producer of the Festival in 2011. This year, River To River is 11 days of free performances, installations and events in indoor and outdoor locations throughout the neighborhood and features leading artists from New York City and around the world.

River To River Festival 2016[edit]

June 16–26 will mark the 15th annual River To River Festival.

2016 artists[edit]

Affiliated venues[edit]