River to River includes a host of free events that take place in public plazas, parks and some unusual sites as well.  It includes series such as the Hudson River Festival, which features free musical performances in and around the World Financial Center's Winter Garden, and the Evening Stars Music and Dance Festival, which features free outdoor performances by leading dance companies and music ensembles. 

Founded in 2002, the River To River Festival is a partnership between the Alliance for Downtown NY, arts>World Financial Center, Battery Park City Authority, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Port Authority of NY & NJ and The Seaport.