River To River Festival

PKPR is managing publicity for the 2009 River to River Festival, New York’s largest free summer arts Festival with music, dance and cultural events from June through mid-August.

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River To River Festival Splashed Across NY Times

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 16, 2011

Wow. That’s all we can say.

The entire top half of today’s New York Times arts section features a beautiful photo of STREB performing at the River To River Festival. 

Permalink | Posted on Jul 16, 2011 at 8:37 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

River To River Festival Unveils Lineup

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 01, 2011

Putting a spotlight on artists whose work is synonymous with New York City, The 10th Annual River To River® Festival unveiled a stellar line-up of completely free events that includes Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright, Laurie Anderson, STREB, Sean Lennon and a tribute to The Bottom Line.

As it marks its tenth season, the festival is evolving from a summer-long series of diverse events to a more ambitious, densely packed, month-long festival showcasing a curated roster of New York icons as well as world-class artists. Reflecting this vision, this summer will see the debut of several new flagship events including: Extraordinary Moves, a weeklong celebration of dance at the World Financial Center; a production of Shakespeare’s Henry V performed in Battery Park and on Governor’s Island; and Come Out and Play, a series of participatory games that will activate the streets of Lower Manhattan.

Preview coverage of the festival included the New York Times, Rolling Stone, New York Post, PaperMag, WNYC, Pitchfork, Paste Magazine, Village Voice, BrooklynVegan, New York Press, and NBC New York.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 01, 2011 at 3:54 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Dancer Captures New York’s Imagination

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Aug. 06, 2010

Acclaimed Canadian choreographer Paul-André Fortier has captured New Yorkers’ imaginations with Solo 30 X 30, in which he is performing the same 30-minute dance for 30 consecutive days, rain or shine, at One New York Plaza.

Part of The River To River Festival, the extraordinary event has become one of the most buzzed-about public art events of the summer, attracting coverage in almost every major NYC outlet, including reviews in the New York Times and Metro, profiles in Time Out New York, New York Press, This Week in New York, Capitol File, and DNA Info, and segments on WABC-TV, WNYC, NY1, and NBC New York.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 06, 2010 at 11:44 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

River To River Festival Remembers Merce

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Aug. 05, 2010

Just a few days after the death of their company’s namesake choreographer, dancers from the Merce Cunningham Dance Company gave a memorable performance as part of the 2009 River to River Festival, which drew more than 3,000 people to Battery Park City in Manhattan. Now, almost a year later, five choreographers paid their respects to Cunningham in a program titled “We Give Ourselves Away at Every Moment: An EVENT for Merce,” on July 26th. Lucinda Childs, Bill T. Jones, Susan Marshall, Jon Kinzel and Faye Driscoll presented new dances created for the occasion, as well as existing works inspired by Cunningham’s Events pieces.

Reviews of the performance included The New York Times (and slide show), Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and WNET Sunday Arts.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 05, 2010 at 12:35 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

4th of July Concert with Dan Zanes

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 05, 2010

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For the first time this year, the River To River Festival expanded its annual 4th of July concert in Battery Park to an all-day family affair headlined by Grammy® Award-winning artist Dan Zanes. The holiday concert was capped off by a giant parade of musicians of all ages performing “76 Trombones.” Coverage highlights includes interviews with Zanes in New York Times, WNBC, and Time Out New York Kids, and previews in DailyCandy Kids, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and MommyPoppins

Permalink | Posted on Jul 05, 2010 at 4:48 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

A Tribute to Merce Cunningham

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Aug. 08, 2009

The highlight of the 2009 River To River Festival was undoubtedly the tribute to legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham. Thousands turned out on a beautiful New York summer afternoon to celebrate Cunningham who worked and lived in New York City for more than 70 years. Don’t miss the amazing reviews and photos in New York Times, ArtForum, New York Post, ArtForum, Time Out, Star Ledger, WNET, NY Press, and more.

Permalink | Posted on Aug 08, 2009 at 12:56 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

The Big Draw Draws Big Coverage

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 20, 2009

Part of The River To River Festival, The Big Draw is a daylong event that turned Lower Manhattan into a giant canvas through a series of hands-on drawing activities led by some of New York’s most innovative artists.

More than 6,000 people attended the event thanks to coverage in numerous outlets including a segment on WNYC and feature on WNYC.org, live remotes on NY1, and previews in outlets ranging from PIX Morning News and Time Out New York to MommyPoppins.com and the New York Post.

Watch the PIX Morning News segment:



Permalink | Posted on Jul 20, 2009 at 11:25 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Happy Fourth of July

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jul. 07, 2009

More than 10,000 people and 60 media outlets and music blogs turned out to cover the River To River Festival’s flagship July 4th concert with Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band and Jenny Lewis. Coverage included: New Yorker, Billboard, Time Out New York, New York Press, Venus Zine, FlavorWire, New York Daily News, BrooklynVegan, and Rockscope

Permalink | Posted on Jul 07, 2009 at 8:09 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

River To River Festival Kicks Off Summer in NYC

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 31, 2009

PKPR is proud to be handling publicity for River To River Festival, New York’s largest free summer arts festival.

The 2009 Festival line-up, which the New York Times hailed as “one of the City’s most compelling summer series,” ranges from big names like Richie Havens, New York City Opera, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company to hotly tipped artists like Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Anthony Gonzelez of M83.

Preview coverage of this year’s festival has included the New York Times, New York Post (and this one, too), New York Daily News, New York Magazine, Miami Herald, NME, and Philadelphia Inquirer.

Check out WCBS-AM’s piece on River To River Festival with the Bang on a Can Marathon:


Permalink | Posted on May 31, 2009 at 12:31 AM by Patrick Kowalczyk

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