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Here's the full 2015 River to River Fest schedule

Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta at the South Street Seaport, River to River 2014
Photograph: Robert Minell Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta at the South Street Seaport, River to River 2014

You've already been stocking your summer concerts calendar with free shows from SummerStage and Celebrate Brooklyn.

Throwing its hat in the ring is the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, who hosts the 14th annual River to River Festival happening June 18–28. The eleven-day fest brings music, dance, theatre and visual-arts programming to a number of downtown venues, including the South Street Seaport, Rockefeller Park and Governors Island. Highlights include the annual contemporary-classical-music blowout Bang on a Can Marathon, outdoor sets by inventive vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and singer-composer (and Dirty Projectors member) Olga Bell, and dance performances by Trisha Brown Dance Company and Twyla Tharp.

The best part is, all events are free.

Full River to River schedule

June 18
R2R Bash with Somi
North End Way; 5–7pm

June 18–28
(Counter)Public: Art, Intervention, and Performance in Lower Manhattan from 1978–1993
Governors Island Arts Center; daily noon–5pm

June 19, 21, 22
Souleymane Badolo: Dance My Life
Pier 15; 3pm

June 19, 20
A Canary Torsi: Court/Garden
Federal Hall; June 19 8pm; June 20 3, 8pm

June 20
Twyla Tharp: The One Hundreds
Nelson A. Rockefeller Park; 7pm

June 21
Bang on a Can: Annual Bang on a Can Marathon
Winter Garden at Brookfield Place; noon–10pm

June 21
Trisha Brown Dance Company: In Plain Site: Wagner Park
Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park; 4, 6pm

June 22–24
Eiko Otake: A Body in Places
TBA

June 23
Night at the Museums
Various locations; 4–8pm

June 23
Olga Bell: Krai
Pier 15; 8:30pm

June 23, 28
R2R Living Rooms: Can-D and Drella
Vbar Seaport; June 23 9:30pm; June 28 6pm

June 24, 25–26
Wally Cardona, Jennifer Lacey, Jonathan Bepler: The Set Up
TBA; June 24 3pm; June 25, 26 8:30pm

June 24, 26, 27
Michelle Boulé: White
TBA; June 24 5pm; June 26 5:30pm; June 27 7pm

June 24
Roomful of Teeth: Render & Ritornello
28 Liberty Plaza; 8pm

June 25–26, 27–28
John Kelly: Love Of A Poet
Governors Island Arts Center, Lower Level; June 25, 26 4pm; June 27, 28 2pm

June 25
Poets House 23rd Annuel Showcase
Poets House; 6pm

June 25–26
Sarah Michelson: 3 After 4, Experiment 4
TBA; 7pm

June 26, 27–28
Catherine Galasso: Fall of the Rebel Angels: X
Governors Island, Nolan Park House #19; June 26 1pm; June 27, 28 5pm

June 26, 27–28
Emmanuelle Huynh—Company Mua: Cribles/Wild Governors
Governors Island Parade Ground: June 26 3pm; June 27, 28 3:30pm

June 27
Benyoro, Los Crema Paraiso, & Golem: Music from Mali, Venezuela, The Balkans + Beyond
Fulton Street at Water Street, Seaport District; 5–9pm

June 27
Open Studios: Process Space artists-in-residence
Governors Island Arts Center; 1–3pm

June 28
Open Studios Discussion: Eiko & Emmanuelle Huynh
Governors Island Arts Center; 1–2pm

June 28
Open Studios Discussion: Wally Cardona, Jonathan Bepler & Chikako Yamauchi
Governors Island Arts Center; 2–3pm

 

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