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2011 River to River Festival in Battery Park City

The line-up for the 10th Annual River To River Festival has been announced, with free events being held at various locations along downtown New York City’s waterfront, including the World Financial Center, The Seaport, Battery Park City’s Rockefeller Park, Castle Clinton National Monument, The Elevated Acre at 55 Water Street, and more. The festival runs June 19-July 16.

On Wednesday June 22 at 7pm, Battery Park City Authority will present Bottom Line – NY On My Mind, starring Rosanne Cash, Marshall Crenshaw, Willie Nile, Martin Rivas, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche, Loudon Wainwright III, Dar Williams, and more. The event will be hosted by Meg Griffin, and also feature Christine Lavin and Vin Scelsa reading NYC stories.

Rufus Wainwright will join New York City Opera singers, and pianist Kevin Murphy to perform excerpts from his opera Prima Donna, which will premiere at New York City Opera in spring 2012, as well as his favorite arias. The event will be held at the World Financial Center Winter Garden on June 28.

Read more about other dates & River to River Festival events.

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Living in Battery Park City – BPC Summer Activities

BPC is known for having the some of the most active summer programs and best variety around the city. From May until October each year, local groups, committees and services all strive to get the neighborhood involved. If you are living in Battery Park City or in the area, why not take advantage of these events, many of which are free or have minimal fees. For example. On Oct. 1 from 6pm to 7pm, “Twilight Tour: Flora & Fauna in the Park” has naturalist Karlo Mirth and a BPCPC horticulturalist teaming up for an evening exploration of the Hudson River shore. Visit or call 212-267-9700  to find out about the rest of this summer’s BPC activities.

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