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New York's River to River Festival Announces 2006 Lineup
Published April 19, 2006

New York’s largest free arts festival presents more than 500 cultural events downtown from June-September.

The River to River® Festival presented by American Express, New York’s largest free arts festival, announces its fifth anniversary season opening June 1st with performances and events through September 10th.  River to River® presents hundreds of world-class music, dance and visual arts events at a variety of beautiful and historic Lower Manhattan venues, including the World Financial Center, South Street Seaport and Battery Park.

All of the following events are FREE, though tickets are required in some instances.  For more information and a complete schedule of River to River® Festival programming, please visit

River to River® Festival 2006 Schedule of Events – as of 4.18.06


Thursday, 6/1/2006
River to River Launch Parade
Various Sites in Lower Manhattan, 12-noon – 2:00pm
This is no ordinary parade – in a River to River parade, EVERYONE can march.  Join us as we present characters on stilts, do it yourself inflatable architecture, gigantic masks, brass bands, an orchestra of bicycle instruments and more!  Produced in association with veteran parade producers Great Small Works.


Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder with Andy Statman, Carrie Rodriguez and Citigrass

Castle Clinton, 7:00pm

New York Tribute to Bluegrass

The legend