2010 River To River Festival Unveils Lineup, Kicks Off 6/21

Offering something for everyone, the ninth annual River To River® Festival today unveiled a stellar line-up of free music, dance, and cultural events that firmly establishes Lower Manhattan as the city's summer arts capital.

Named "one of the city's most compelling summer series" by the New York Times, the River To River Festival is New York's largest free summer arts festival. Founded in 2002 to help revitalize Lower Manhattan after September 11th, the festival draws hundreds of thousands of people each year to Downtown's spectacular waterfront. The events span venues from the World Financial Center and Rockefeller Park on the Hudson River to Castle Clinton National Monument, Wagner Park, and Battery Park at Manhattan's tip to The Elevated Acre and The Seaport on the East River.

The 2010 River To River Festival presents an almost daily schedule of free events, from flagship annual events like The Bang on a Can Marathon, Children's Day at The Seaport, The 4th of July Concert in Battery Park, and Movies on the Elevated Acre to showcases for hotly-tipped artists like YACHT, Tiempo Libre, and choreographer Paul-André Fortier.

"The River To River Festival reflects the liveliness and diversity that has always made downtown Manhattan a vital part of the city's creative life," said Robin Schatell, Executive Director of The River To River Festival. "We're proud to once again offer a wildly eclectic program of outstanding, world-class entertainment for free."

Presented by American Express, the 2010 River To River Festival's schedule highlights include:

• Hailed as "the country's most provocative and consistently entertaining new-music event" by the Village Voice, the annual Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center Winter Garden draws huge crowds for a 12-hour marathon of mind-boggling, genre-bending music. This year's line-up includes the highly-anticipated U.S. premiere of Fausto Romitelli's Professor Bad Trip; a Bang on a Can All-Stars' premiere with Mira Calix; and Balinese Gamelan. (June 27)

• With tall ships as the backdrop, The Seaport continues to showcase rising and established indie music stars with Bear in Heaven (July 9), Thee Oh Sees (July 16), Free Energy and Best Coast (July 23), Avi Buffalo (July 30), and YACHT (August 6). The Seaport's kick-off show on July 2 will be announced in the coming weeks.

• The early evening concert series at Rockefeller Park, complete with stunning Hudson River sunset, includes: StEve Hackett and Renaissance (June 23rd), Beth Orton (June 30), Poets House's celebration of the poetry and music of Haiti starring Orchestre Septentrional (July 7), Haiti's oldest big band orchestra, Jimmy Webb and Martin Rivas (July 14), and Burning Spear (July 21)

• The annual 4th of July concert at Battery Park expands this year with music for all ages, including Dan Zanes and Friends performing Broadway classics, acclaimed Columbian band La Cumbiamba eNeYé!, and a participatory parade of 76 Trombones. The Broadway2Battery theme continues at Castle Clinton National Monument with a trio of concerts that includes Antibalas (July 22), the band behind the Broadway hit FELA!

• One of the city's best outdoor screening series returns with Movie Nights On The Elevated Acre, showcasing classic New York features paired with indie shorts screened on an open-air rooftop plaza overlooking the East River. The lineup includes four films united around the Broadway2Battery theme: Broadway Danny Rose (July 29), Auntie Mame (August 5), The Country Girl (August 12), and The Muppets Take Manhattan (August 19).

• The annual Children's Day at the Seaport culminates with the spectacular Target Fireworks, featuring a special performance by The Apples in Stereo accompanied by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. During the day, families can enjoy performances by Gordon from Sesame Street, Angelina Ballerina, and more, while meeting their favorite storybook characters like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George, and Madeline. (June 26)

The Joyce Theater co-presents 30 x 30 (July 16-August 19), in which acclaimed choreographer Paul-Andre Fortier performs a 30-minute dance in front of One New York Plaza at the same time of day for 30 consecutive days.

• LMCC's Sitelines 2010 presents new site-specific work at a variety of downtown venues by today's most exciting choreographers, including Phil Soltanoff (July 19-22, The Elevated Acre), Yoshiko Chuma (July 7 and 8, LentSpace), and Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus's LoVid (August 9-12, One Chase Manhattan Plaza).

• Tiempo Libre, one of the most exciting young Latin bands, performs for two nights with a different special guest each night. (World Financial Center Winter Garden, August 4; Rockefeller Park, August 5)

• Wagner Park, with its view of the Statue of Liberty, hosts its wildly popular Latin music series with Plena Libre (July 28), Conjunto Imagen (August 4), and Tony Vega & His Orchestra (August 11).

All of the following events are FREE, though tickets are required in some instances.

The full 2010 schedule will be published online on April 19th at www.RiverToRiverNYC.com. Additional Festival events will be announced and added to the website as they are confirmed.

The full preliminary schedule follows:

JUNE

Monday June 21

National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Teen Exhibition
Presented by Arts World Financial Center
This exhibition showcases video, animation, writing, photography, painting, sculpture, fashion and graphic design by teenage artists who have earned national recognition through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. These talented teenagers follow in the footsteps of Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Philip Pearlstein, Mel Bochner, Sylvia Plath, Tom Otterness and Zac Posen, who all won Awards in their youth. Through June 25, Noon-4pm. Free, World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, 220 Vesey Street, 212.945.0505

Erik Guzman Weather Beacon
Presented by Arts World Financial Center
Weather Beacon is an oracle for the digital age. Merging Wi-Fi technology, industrial engineering, movement and light, this kinetic sculpture invites the public to connect to both physical and invisible surroundings. Weather Beacon receives information from the Internet and emits a code of flashing lights, forecasting the weather for a curious public. Sculpture operates 24 hours a day, though December 31. Free, World Financial Center Plaza, 220 Vesey Street; 212.945.0505.

Tuesday, June 22

Laura Peterson Choreography: Everyone
Sitelines Presented by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Laura Peterson Choreography is a New York City-based dance company that creates highly physical and dynamic pieces with a deep sense of design and detail. Inspired by mass games, flash mobs, swarms and flocks, everyone explores the visual elements of choreography with a large cast, changing locations, costumes and sounds. Also June 23-25. Free. 12:30pm, The Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street, between Broad and William Streets. 212-219-9401 x 119

Summer Stars: Bright New Talent in Classical Music and Beyond
Natasha Paremski, piano
Orion Weiss, piano
Presented by Arts World Finanical Center
Young American pianists Natasha Paremski and Orion Weiss both play with an astonishing combination of virtuosity, sensitivity, and musical curiosity. Their repertoires range across centuries and styles. Be on the lookout for fall 2010 releases of new recital recordings.
Free. 7pm. World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street; 212.945.0505

Wednesday, June 23

Sound Bites Lunchtime Series
Presented by The Seaport
Go local! Kick off another season of the Fulton Stall Market with - lunchtime concerts. Grab a snack from one of the market's farmers and purveyors, then head over to the Seaport stage for a set from some of New York's freshest bands -- playing in rawer form than you may be used to. Also on Wednesday June 30. Free, Noon, South Street Seaport Pier 17 South Street Seaport, Pier 17; 347 693-6686

American Ballroom Theater Dancing Classrooms
Colors of the Rainbow Team Match
Presented by Arts>World Financial Center
Culminating this year's Dancing Classrooms program, talented 5th and 8th grade dancers from New York City public schools compete in this city-wide competition for the grand prize as they Fox Trot, Merengue, Rumba, Swing and Tango their way to the gold. 5th graders, 3-4:30pm; 8th graders, 6-7:30pm. Free | World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street; 212.945.0505

StEve Hackett and Renaissance
Presented by Battery Park City Authority
StEve Hackett, best know as the Genesis guitarist, continues to shine as a star performer and composer in his own right with an original and extraordinary acoustic and electric playing style. Art-rock ensemble Renaissance, led by vocalist Annie Haslam, perfected a synthesis of folk pop and symphonic influence on their classic albums Prologue, Turn of the Cards, and the remade Scheherazade.
Free, 7pm, Rockefeller Park, River Terrace and Warren Streets 212.417.2000

Saturday, June 26

Children's Day & Fireworks
Presented by The Seaport
This beloved event returns for its 18th year with performances by Gordon from Sesame Street, Angelina Ballerina and more. Kids can meet their favorite storybook characters like Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George and Madeline. In the evening don't miss The Apples in Stereo featuring Brooklyn Youth Chorus and the spectacular Target Fireworks. Free, Noon, South Street Seaport, Pier 17.

Sunday, June 27
Bang on a Can Marathon
Presented by Arts World Financial Center
Bang on a Can returns with its incomparable 12-hour super-mix of genre-defying music from around the corner and globe. Come hear the highly anticipated U.S. Premiere of Fausto Romitelli's Professor Bad Trip performed by Talea Ensemble; a Bang on a Can All-Stars' premiere with Mira Calix; African crossover innovators Burkina Electric; Balinese Gamelan; music from Kyrgyzstan and much more! Free, Noon - Midnight, World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street; 212.945.0505

Wednesday, June 30

Beth Orton
Presented by Battery Park City Authority
English singer/songwriter Beth Orton brilliantly combines the passionate beauty of acoustic folk with the electronic beats of trip-hop, creating a fresh, distinct fusion of roots and rhythm. Her stunning debut Trailer Park was followed by Central Reservation, Daybreaker and Comfort of Strangers. Free, 7pm, Rockefeller Park, River Terrace and Warren Street; 212.417.2000.
JULY

Thursday, July 1

Texas on Tour
Presented by The Seaport
Come see Texas on Tour at the South Street Seaport and experience the Lone Star State first hand. This high-tech, interactive roadshow features a virtual reality kayak trip, green screen photography, interactive games, live performances from Texas entertainers and an engaging show within the dome theater. July 1 through July 5. Special LIVE performance by The Old 97s on July 4 at 7pm. Free, Noon South Street Seaport, Pier 17

Friday, July 2

TBA
Seaport Music
Seaport indie music series kicks off this week. The performers will be announced in coming weeks.

Sunday, July 4
Dan Zanes Jam & Jubilee
Broadway2Battery
The Battery 4th of July Concert and Family Festival
Presented by Alliance for Downtown New York
Come celebrate the Fourth of July family style with Grammy-Award-winning artist Dan Zanes and his incredible array of musical friends. Spend the day dancing to the infectious rhythms of Columbian band La Cumbiamba eNeYe, marching with the parade of 76 Trombones, and singing along to Dan's own brand of Broadway classics like you've never heard them before! Bring a blanket and enjoy the lawn along with jugglers, stilt walkers, and a cast of larger than life characters. Free, 1pm doors, 2pm La Cumiamba eNeYé, 3pm Dan Zanes and Friends, 4:30 76 Trombones, Battery Park, State Street and Battery Place. Space is limited and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis

Texas on Tour with The Old 97s
Presented by The Seaport
Alt Country band The Old 97s performs live as part of Texas on Tour at South Street Seaport. Experience the Lone Star State at this high-tech, interactive roadshow that features a virtual reality kayak trip, green screen photography, interactive games, and live performances from Texas entertainers and an engaging show within the dome theater. Free, Noon South Street Seaport, Pier 17; 347 693-6686. The Old 97s, 7pm

Wednesday, July 7

Left On Red
Presented by Arts>World Financial Center
Left of Red simply means, "to take your own direction." Featuring vocalist/guitarist Liah Alonso and Kelly Halloran on vocals and violin, this duo began in the subway stations of New York City and released their self-titled debut album in 2009. Free, 12:30pm, Zuccotti Park; 212.945.0505

Poets House Celebrates the Poetry and Music of Haiti
with special guest L'Orchestre Septentrional
Presented by Battery Park City Authority
L'Orchestre Septentrional, Haiti's oldest big band orchestra, has grown from a group of seven to a band of 18, since their inception in 1948. Their boule du feu (ball of fire) rhythms and Cuban flavor never fail to bring everyone to the dance floor. Free, 7pm, Rockefeller Park, River Terrace and Warren Streets 212.417.2000

Yoshiko Chuma: A-C-E ONE
Sitelines Presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Renowned choreographer Yoshiko Chuma creates a full-length new work fusing live music, dance, text, and performance into a unique multidisciplinary work. This world-premiere is set to a newly commissioned score from downtown composer John King. Chuma brings her inimitable adventurous sensibility together with a team of remarkable collaborators to create a signature spectacle. Also July 8. Free, 5:30pm and 7:30pm, LentSpace, Canal and Varick Streets; 212.219.9401 x119

Thursday, July 8

EAT: World Financial Center Restaurant Showcase
Presented by Arts Brookfield Properties
Leave the lunchbox at home and get your fill at the Winter Garden. The World Financial Center's restaurants serve up signature items for $1-$5 including Au Mandarin's famous pork dumplings, PJ Clarke's popular mini-cheeseburgers, Devon & Blakely's delicious soup, irresistible desserts from Patisserie, and much more! Alice Farley Dance Theater performs on the WFC Plaza. 11am-2:30pm. Free admission. | World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street; 212.945.0505

Alice Farley Dance Theater HellGate Love Letter
Presented by Arts World Financial Center
Bessie Award-winning choreographer/designer Alice Farley creates an imaginary landscape that combines costuming, circus arts, dance and puppetry. Titled after the Old Dutch name for the East River Strait, Hellegat ("bright passage" or "gate to Hell"), this ode to New York's waterfront comes alive with the words of Frederico Garcia Lorca and Walt Whitman, and the music of Peter Garland. Free, Thursday, July 8 12:30pm, World Financial Center Plaza, 220 Vesey Street; Also Friday, July 9 at 12:30pm One NY Plaza 212.945.0505.

Artist TBA
Broadway2Battery
Music at Castle Clinton
Presented by Alliance for Downtown New York
Tickets will be distributed two per person outside Castle Clinton on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5:00pm on the day of the show. Free, 7pm, Battery Park at State Street.

Friday, July 9

Bear in Heaven
Seaport Music
Bear in Heaven's self-described psychedelic, minimalist, pop represents endless hours of stream-of-consciousness, conceived and recorded by Jon Philpot, Adam Wills, Sadek Bazaraa, and Joe Stickney. All Southern transplants, the band now makes its home in Brooklyn and produces music described as "a powerful, functional mix of This Heat, 70s soft rock, early Genesis, and oddly, later Pink Floyd." Free, 6pm, South Street Seaport, Pier 17.

Saturday, July 10

Rochester City Ballet
Discover the Rochester City Ballet, acclaimed as one of the best regional ballet companies in the United States, making its New York City premiere. RCB's repertoire features award-winning contemporary works as well as classic story ballets. The River To River program will feature several New York premieres of work commissioned directly for the company. Free, 2pm, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, 212.346.1715

Monday, July 12

Third Rail Projects: The Drifting Encyclopedia
Presented by Arts World Financial Center
The Drifting Encyclopedia is an assemblage of American oddities, scientific and historical ephemera, questionable accounts and implausible representations thereof. Part Victorian cabinet of curiosities, part roadside attraction, this art installation houses exhibits that echo themes of unlikely connections and contemplates the actual, illusory and anomalous nature of love. Created in correspondence to Undercurrents & Exchange, the performance series takes place in the Winter Garden. July 12 -- September 3. Free, Monday through Friday, Noon-4pm, World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery 220 Vesey Street; 212.945.0505.

Third Rail Projects: Undercurrents & Exchange
Presented by Arts World Financial Center
Undercurrents & Exchange is a rumination on the conundrum of love, infatuation and connection in modern America, manifested in a series of lunch-hour performances. Each day artists present a new dance grappling with improbable relationships and unearthing the hidden, interpersonal undercurrents daily routine. These daily dances are episodic and will culminate on July 23 when performed together to reveal their underlying meaning. Created in correspondence with The Drifting Encyclopedia art exhibition in the WFC Courtyard Gallery. July 12 -16 and July 19 -23 at Noon-12:10pm and repeated 1-1:10pm. Additionally on Friday, July 23 the company will perform an hour long version, 7-8pm. . Free, World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street; 212.945.0505.

Deganit Shemy: 2 kilo sea
Sitelines Presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Critically acclaimed Israeli choreographer Deganit Shemy, known for her aggressively physical work, brings five dancers together in the close quarters of the courtyard at John Street United Methodist Church to explore the misinterpretations that occur in a nanosecond, exposing the fragility of time, of relationships and of accepting. Also July 13, 14, 15, Free, 12:30pm, John Street United Methodist Church, 44 John Street. 212.219.9401 x119

Wednesday, July 14

The Dan Martin/Nick Russo Duo
Presented by Arts Brookfield Properties
Bassist Dan Martin has played with Marc Ribot, Bruce Barth, Makoto Ozone and Lenny Pickett. He is the founder of Dan Martin Music, providing jazz groups for corporate and nonprofit clients. Guitarist Nick Russo has worked with Jimmy McGriff, Teddy Charles and Sonny Dallas, among others. His album RO features Mark Turner, Miles Griffith and Ari Hoenig. Free, 12:30, Zuccotti Park, Broadway between Cedar and Liberty Streets; 212.945.0505

Jimmy Webb with Martin Rivas
Presented by Battery Park City Authority
Singer and pianist Jimmy Webb is one of the few artists of the 1960s to achieve stardom and professional acclaim not performing, but composing and producing hits such as Wichita Lineman, Up, Up and Away, and MacArthur Park. Rising NYC singer/songwriter/guitarist Martin Rivas, of Serious Pilgram, has found acclaim opening for Aimee Mann, Hootie & the Blowfish, and Joan Jett Free, 7pm, Rockefeller Park, River Terrace and Warren Street; 212.417.2000

Thursday, July 15

Emmet Cohen
Presented by Arts World Financial Center
At 20, jazz piano prodigy Emmet Cohen plays with the maturity and confidence of a seasoned veteran. With astonishing technique and an innovative harmonic palate, Emmet shares a deep musical bond with his audience. He has shared the bandstand with a plethora of jazz luminaries including Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, Patti Austin and Maceo Parker. Free, 12:30pm, World Financial Center Plaza, 220 Vesey Street, Also Friday, July 16, 12:30pm, One New York Plaza, Water Street between Whitehall and Broad Streets 212.945.0505

Artist TBA
Broadway2Battery
Music at Castle Clinton
Presented by Alliance for Downtown New York
Please insert this ticketing info line: Tickets will be distributed two per person outside Castle Clinton on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5:00pm on the day of the show. Free, 7pm, Castle Clinton, Battery Park at State Street.

Friday, July 16

Paul-André Fortier: Solo 30x30
Presented by The Joyce Theater and Arts Brookfield Properties
Solo 30x30 is a 30-minute dance performance presented at the same location, at the same time for 30 consecutive days. Created by choreographer and performer Paul-André Fortier, one of the leading figures in Canadian contemporary dance, this minimalist work is stripped of the stage's artifice and grounded in the urban décor to form a bond between performer, audience and place. July 16 - August 14, Noon-12:30pm. Free | One New York Plaza, Water Street between Whitehall and Broad Streets; 212.945.0505.

Thee Oh Sees and Golden Triangle
Seaport Music
Thee Oh Sees' psychedelic sound weaves "AM radio howl with the catchiest of driving tunes" to create "gorgeous harmonies, heightened fidelity, thick spring-reverbed bombast, [and] mighty drums.". Brooklyn's Golden Triangle, a band of three girls and three boys, plays loud and spooky, reverb-drenched distorto girl group pop, mixing male/female vocals with gnarly surf guitar jangle.. Free, 6pm, South Street Seaport, Pier 17.

Sunday, July 18

CAP21 Presents Summer Stock NYC 2010 at Pace University:
An Evening of Broadway Blockbusters
Presented by Pace University
CAP21 Presents Summer Stock NYC 2010 at Pace University: An Evening of Broadway Blockbusters. This 70-minute event will feature some of the biggest hits from classic musicals and showstoppers currently on Broadway, performed by young actors and famous guest artists. The evening will include songs such as New York, New York and numbers from the best-selling shows currently on Broadway. Free, 5pm, Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, 212.346.1715

Monday, July 19

Phil Soltanoff SIT, STAND, WALK, LIE DOWN
Sitelines Presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Award winning theater director Phil Soltanoff's SIT, STAND, WALK, LIE DOWN...is about exploring the spaces we encounter everyday. Performed by a mass of people using movements derived from the simplest gestural vocabulary, this pieces aims to reveal the qualities of a particular space by painting it with choreographed movement. Also July 20, 21, 22. Free, 12:30, The Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street, between Broad and William Streets.

Wednesday, July 21
Gimagua
Presented by Arts Brookfield Properties
Using the MTA's Music Under New York program as a launch pad for their NYC career, these twins from Colombia also perform their Rumba Flamenco and Afro-Cuban stylings at private and corporate events. The duo has appeared on several local and national TV shows, and recently recorded music for the Broadway hit, El Zorro, The Masked Musical. Free, 12:30, Zuccotti Park, Broadway between Cedar and Liberty Streets; 212.945.0505.

Burning Spear
Presented by Battery Park City Authority
One of the most brilliant and respected roots artists in Jamaica's history, Burning Spear (a.k.a. Winston Rodney) has recorded a host of classic dread records over the years. Part Rastafarian preacher, part black historian, Burning Spear brilliantly illuminates Rastafarianism in song. Free, 7pm, Rockefeller Park, River Terrace and Warren Street; 212.417.2000

Thursday, July 22

KJ Denhert
Presented by Arts World Financial Center
KJ Denhert has been making audiences laugh, dance and cry for over three decades. Her special blend of urban folk and jazz has earned her multiple Independent Music Awards and in 2009 she was named one of Jazz.com's top female vocalists. Her pathos, originality and impeccable musicianship make KJ one of a kind, not to be missed. Free, 12:30pm, World Financial Center Plaza, 220 Vesey Street. Also June 23, 12:30pm at One New York Plaza, Water Street between Whitehall and 212.945.0505

Antibalas: Broadway2Battery
Music at Castle Clinton
Presented by Alliance for Downtown New York
Antibalas - Spanish for "bulletproof" - is a high-energy, highly celebrated Afrobeat orchestra from Brooklyn. The band anchors this year's Broadway hit FELA! with their musical direction and energetic instrumentalists, arranging and performing the music of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and originals alike. Tickets will be distributed two per person outside Castle Clinton on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5pm on the day of the show. Free, 7pm, Battery Park, State Street and Battery Place.

Friday, July 23

Free Energy and Best Coast with Loose Limbs
Seaport Music
Free Energy, dubbed "one of the best live bands in America," by SPIN, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone, delivers "guitar-heavy and totally unironic AM-rock sound" reminiscent of Tom Petty and Mick Jagger. Best Coast, among the most promising new indie acts of 2010, draws its sound from the ‘50's and ‘60's aesthetic of The Beach Boys and The Everly Brothers. Seaport Music Record's own Loose Limbs starts the night off.
Free, 6pm, South Street Seaport, Pier 17.

Wednesday, July 28

Jason Green
Presented by Arts Brookfield Properties
Hailing from Cleveland Ohio, this veteran guitarist has been playing blues and jazz professionally around the world since the age of 17. After spending six years on tour, he relocated to NYC in 2004 and has worked with many popular local acts, including fronting his own band, Jason Green and the Labor of Love. Free, 12:30pm, Zuccotti Park, Broadway between Cedar and Liberty Streets; 212.945.0505

Plena Libre
Presented by Battery Park City Authority
Fifteen years and thirteen albums later, this fine-tuned 12-piece Puerto Rican based ensemble is still captivating audiences with their high energy rhythms. Plena Libre brilliantly combines a swinging rhythm section, horns, vocals, and dance to create an electrifying stage presentation that is both profoundly Puerto Rican and universally appealing. Free, 7pm, Wagner Park, Battery Place and West Street; 212.417.2000

Thursday, July 29

Chris Velan
Presented by Arts World Financial Center
From the folk-rock of his youth, through the reggae of his college days, to time spent in Africa, Chris Velan has created a unique collection of songs that inspire repeat listening. Not often will you find an artist that juxtaposes the horror of sectarian strife with the hopeful musings of errant love. Free. Thursday, July 29, 12:30pm, World Financial Center Plaza, 220 Vesey Street. Also, Friday, July 30 at 12:30pm, One New York Plaza, Water Street between Whitehall and Broad Streets 212.945.0505

Thursday, July 29

Broadway Danny Rose: Broadway2Battery
Movie Nights on the Elevated Acre:
Classic New York Features Paired with Independent Shorts
Told in flashbacks by a group of comedians over lunch at the Carnegie Deli, Woody Allen's Oscar-nominated 1984 film, co-starring Mia Farrow, follows hapless talent agent "Broadway" Danny Rose (Allen) as he gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. Preceded by screenings of short films by Alex Kalman and Josh Safdie. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED and will be available, two per person, at the street-level Water Street entrance to the Elevated Acre on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6pm on the day of the screening. Free, 8pm, The Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street, between Broad and William Streets.

Friday, July 30

Avi Buffalo
Seaport Music
Avi Buffalo, the adopted name of nineteen year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, began as a solo act, but now includes the talented Rebecca Coleman (keyboards, vocals), Arin Fazio (bass) and Sheridan Riley (drums). The Guardian (UK) dubbed the band's self-titled debut album "one of 2010's most startlingly lovable albums." Free, 6pm, South Street Seaport, Pier 17.

AUGUST

Monday, August 2

Christopher Williams: The Voyage of Garbhglas (excerpt)
Sitelines Presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
In this new work, Bessie Award-winning choreographer Christopher Williams brings his signature imagination and fantastic style to Irish Faerie lore. These 6th and 7th century adventures, or Imramma, tell the tales of saints, heroes, and troubled men set adrift in boats with no oars; encountering strange, uncharted magical lands with curious inhabitants. Featuring original music by Gregory Spears. Also August 3 - 5. Free, 12:30pm, Irish Hunger Memorial, Vesey Street at North End Avenue. 212.219.9401 x119.

Wednesday, August 4

Tiempo Libre with Julito Martinez/ Una Noche Cubana: Trova con Timbre
Presented by Arts World Financial Center
Tiempo Libre, three-time Grammy-nominated timba masters known for their joyful, incendiary, dance-inducing performances, team up with their compatriot, trovador (Cuban troubador) Julito Martinez, for a high-energy concert. Combining the rich jazz harmonies and seductive rhythmic pulse of timba with the poetry and lyricism of trova, these two Latin stars present an unforgettable night of sensual, irresistible Cuban sounds. Free, 7pm, World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street; 212.945.0505

Conjunto Imagen
Presented by Battery Park City Authority
Founded in 1989 by Ernie Acevedo and Junior Rivera, Conjunto Imagen has recorded twelve albums and performed at a number of high-profile locations including Gracie Mansion, Lincoln Center and the NBC Rainbow Room. Free, 7pm, Wagner Park, Battery Place and West Street; 212.417.2000

Thursday, August 5

Auntie Mame: Broadway2Battery
Movie Nights on the Elevated Acre:
Classic New York Features Paired with Independent Shorts
Based on Comden & Green's Broadway musical and nominated for six Academy Awards, this beloved 1958 classic stars Rosalind Russell as Mame, an exuberant and unconventional socialite in the roaring 20's. Featuring a short film screening by filmmaker Cheryl Dunn. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED and will be available, two per person, at the street-level Water Street entrance to the Elevated Acre on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6:00 pm on the day of the screening. Free, 8pm,The Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street, between Broad and William Streets.

Tremenda Rumba! Tiempo Libre with Guest Drummer, Román Díaz
Presented by Battery Park City Authority
Tiempo Libre, the three-time Grammy-nominated timba masters, known for their joyful, incendiary, dance-inducing performances, join forces with master drummer Roman Diaz and special guests for a night of Tremenda Rumba!- the ultimate Afro-Cuban dance party. Strictly BYOD - bring your own drum! Free, 7pm, Rockefeller Park, River Terrace and Warren Street; 212.417.2000

Friday, August 6

YACHT
Seaport Music
YACHT, formed in 2002 by Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, who claim Portland and Marfa, Texas as homes, is best known for combining music with live visual shamanistic, video, audio and PowerPoint performance. Driven to change drastically every six months, or die, the 2010 version bears no resemblance, except biologically, to previous versions.
Free, 6pm, South Street Seaport, Pier 17.

Monday, August 9

LoVid: Trichrome Navigation
Sitelines Presented by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Interdisciplinary artist duo LoVid leads a team of performers and audience members through an obstacle course, carrying electronic components from one side to another to build an electronic musical instrument that produces live sound. Beginning at a low volume with minimal movement, the performance progresses to a crescendo of density and sound. Also August 10, 11, 12. Free, 12:30pm, One Chase Manhattan Plaza.

Wednesday, August 11

Tony Vega & His Orchestra
Presented by Battery Park City Authority
Puerto Rican singer Tony Vega began his career in a teenage rock band, but was soon captivated by Afro-Caribbean rhythms. He joined Raphy Levitt's la Selecta, and in 1986 moved to New York to team up with Louie Ramírez, and later, Eddie Palmieri. After signing with RMM, he released his first solo album, Yo Me Quedo, and most recently participated in a Tropical Tribute to The Beatles. Free, 7pm, Wagner Park, Battery Place and West Street; 212.417.2000

Thursday, August 12

The Country Girl: Broadway2Battery
Movie Nights on the Elevated Acre:
Classic New York Features Paired with Independent Shorts
Adapted from the Clifford Odets play and starring Grace Kelly, William Holden and Bing Crosby in his greatest performance, this 1954 Oscar-winning drama tells the story of an alcoholic has-been Broadway actor struggling with the one last chance he's been given to resurrect his career. Featuring short films by Alexandra Lerman.
TICKETS ARE REQUIRED and will be available, two per person, at the street-level Water Street entrance to the Elevated Acre on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6:00 pm on the day of the screening.
Free, 8pm, The Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street, between Broad and William Streets

Thursday, August 19

The Muppets Take Manhattan: Broadway2Battery
Movie Nights on the Elevated Acre:
Classic New York Features Paired with Independent Shorts
Frank Oz directs this classic ode to Broadway in which the Muppets travel to New York intent on finding a producer for their1984 musical, Manhattan Melodies. Featuring a short film by Jay Hufford.
TICKETS ARE REQUIRED and will be available, two per person, at the street-level Water Street entrance to the Elevated Acre on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 6:00 pm on the day of the screening. Free, 8pm, The Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street, between Broad and William Streets.



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