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The River to River Festival Where Everything is Free and Fun

Roy Sadler | July 1, 2012 in Art | Comments (0)

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Erika Harrsch’s Inverted Sky

Come and celebrate the 11th annual River to River Festival, the supreme, cost-free, summer arts festival which takes place in lower Manhattan, now until mid-July.

Stretching from the Hudson to the East River, and from Chambers Street to Battery Park, there will be at least 80 different events encompassing a wide variety of endeavors, including music, film, dance, theater, visual arts and play elements.

The River to River Festival is joining together with WNET/Thirteen as partnering sponsors. They will work together to promote communication about artistic, community and environmental issues that are connected to Manhattan’s urban waterfront landscapes, redevelopment, growth and transformation.

Tomorrow, Monday, July 2, visitors can enjoy three different events as part of the River to River Festival.

1.    Inverted Sky: Kite Project: The well-known Mexican visual artist Erika Harrsch is teaming up with praised composer Julian Wachner to create a live kite/music exhibit called “Inverted Sky.” It is absolutely free since it is part of River to River, and will take place at Rockefeller Park at 29 River Terrace between Chambers and Barclay Streets, at 4pm.

2.    Bridge to Broadway: Gretchen Parlato and Sachal Vasandani are Jazz singers who will get together with saxophonist Tia Fuller and guitarist Matt Munisteri to perform some of the most beloved, classic songs from Broadway musicals. Tony nominees Rebecca Luker and Marin Mazzie will also be there to perform songs not in the Broadway genre. Join them at 7pm at Rockefeller Park. See above for address.

3.    The Runway: Movie Nights on the Elevated Acre join together with Tribeca Films to screen the film “The Runway.” The story involves a boy who needs a father, a father who wants a family and a town who will do anything for their hero. The film will be screened at the Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street between Coenties Slip and Old Slip, at 8pm. Since the seating is first-come first-served it is suggested that viewers come early. Seating begins at 6pm, and the show begins at sunset.