Along with the appearance of ice cream trucks on every corner, you know it’s summer in NYC when you start hearing about the annual River to River Festival’s selection of free activities.
Now in its 10th year, the festival utilizes over 25 locations throughout lower Manhattan and features an eclectic mix of music, performance and visual art, interactive and educational workshops, and family friendly events.
The River To River Festival seeks “to foster conversations about artistic, community, and environmental concerns associated with urban/waterfront landscapes in redevelopment, growth, and transformation” in part by showcasing New York City as “creative, green, and global.”
Some highlights include:
- A self-sustaining nomadic “Flock House” currently on display in Battery Park
- A kid-friendly field day on Governors Island
- An art enthusiast’s field day featuring an open house of studios at Building 110 on Governors Island
- Live music from the legendary George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
Celebrate the city you love–check the festival’s full calendar and see what piques your interest.