Manhattan goes River to River

June 13, 2013 by  

Starting this weekend, lower Manhattan will be taken over by artists of all types performing and exhibiting their work. It is all because of the return of the River to River Festival, a celebration of art that lasts for 30 days.

It features performances by dancers, musicians, actors, and even readings by authors and poets. It also offers exhibitions and installations put together by visual artists, as well as productions by filmmakers. Finally, for those who want to come with their families, there will be all-age appropriate designated exhibits and performances.

The River to River Festival began in 2002 and was originally sponsored by American Express, the Southstreet Seaport, and many of the other cultural bureaus in New York City. As of 2011, it is being run primarily by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The festival is part of a movement to make lower Manhattan more vibrant. It also allows artists to work with, and be inspired by, some of the city’s most iconic and classic architecture. By being able to perform or display works among the different buildings of the city, artists bring a new vision of the financial district to the world.

Organizers for this event may well turn to print companies to help advertise for it. Flyers and promotional posters could draw in attendees from all over the city. Todt Hill and other neighborhoods of Staten Island are only a ferry ride away from all of the arts on display as well.

The festival gets underway this Saturday, June 15.