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River to River Festival 2010

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River to River Festival 2010

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The River To River Festival is an annual performing arts festival with events held from June through September in Lower Manhattan, NYC. The festival’s programming includes free music, dance, film, and arts events open to the public.
The organization aims to produce “a world-class performing arts festival with a broad sweep of programming and free admission in order to enhance the vitality of cultural life in Lower Manhattan, to support its economic and social health, and to generate new audiences for the arts of our city”.
The festival holds events in a variety of public venues that canvas all of Downtown New York – from Chambers Street to the southern tip of Manhattan and across the island from “river to river.” The festival’s programming is diverse, featuring many genres of music, dance, film, and art.

2010 Performers

The 2010 River To River program schedule includes performances by Sonic Youth, The Feelies, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck, Wire, Domingo Quiñones, Otis Clay, Ryan Shaw, Jill Sobule, Ulrich Schnauss, Orchestre Baobab, A Place to Bury Strangers, Kode 9, The Avett Brothers, Jovino Santos Neto, Christian Fennesz, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Steel Pulse, Junior Mance, Akron/Family, Ollabelle, Atlas Sound, Jennifer Stumm, Patti Austin, The Persuasions, The Long Winters, Brother Ali, Wu Man, Terence Blanchard, Monica Yunus, Ray Martinez, and many others.

2010 Event Venues

55 Water St.
Battery Park
Castle Clinton
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
One New York Plaza
Rockefeller Park
South Street Seaport
Wagner Park
World Financial Center
Zuccotti Park


By Subway
A, C to Broadway/Nassau

E to World Trade Center

R, W to City Hall, Rector St. or Whitehall St.

J, M, Z to Fulton St. or Broad St.

2, 3 to Park Place, Fulton St. or Wall St.

1 to Recto St. or South Ferry

4, 5 to Brooklyn Bridge, Fulton St., Wall St. or Bowling Green.

6 to Brooklyn Bridge.


The River To River festival was founded following September 11, 2001 with the intention of using the arts as a tool for the revitalization of Lower Manhattan.
The 2002 partnership was created between the Alliance for Downtown NY, arts>World Financial Center, Battery Park City Authority, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Port Authority of NY & NJ, and South Street Seaport.


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