Yoko Ono, Add Color (Refugee Boat) 1960/2016. Installation view: Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, (2016).

From June 18 – 29, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) presents the 2019 River To River Festival.

Performances and events celebrate artistic and creative diversity in all its forms throughout spaces in Lower Manhattan. This year’s festival encourages the discovery of what arises when we all slow down.

Select artists and events include:

Yoko Ono’s The Reflection Project, I which Ono speaks directly to New Yorkers to rally the collective consciousness towards heightened awareness, hope, and action.
Yoko Ono’s Add Color (Refugee Boat) 1960/2019, an interactive installation conceived by the artist. The public will be invited to paint their thoughts, ideas, and hopes on the surrounding walls, floors, and the boat itself.
Elia Alba’s The Supper Club, a multifaceted art project comprised of a series of dinners in which artists engage in meaningful conversation around art, pop culture, socio-political events, and race.
• A night of reflection around the idea of slowing down hosted by Columbia Arts professor Carol Becker and renown psychotherapist Mark Epstein.
• A walking tour highlighting the peculiar universe of urban slavery in New York City, from Black Gotham Experience.
• An installation of stop-motion animation at Fulton Center from Brooklyn-based artist and former LMCC artist-in-residence Ezra Wube.

Additional artists and participating organizations include: NIC Kay, Amy Khoshbin, Night at the Museums, Sarah Michelson, Jennifer Monson, Yoko Ono, Ernesto Pujol, Pam Tanowitz, Tribeca Art+Culture Night, Rooftop Films, Workspace Open Studios, and WorldPride NYC for Kids.

As always, all events are free and all are welcome.

For more information, visit  lmcc.net/river-to-river-festival.