River to River Festival Begins June 12

A puppetry performance by Gregory Corbino, with son and movement will take place in Battery Park City's Teardrop Park on June 12. The event includes a parade beginning at 3 p.m. (People who wish to participate in the parade should be there at 2.) The puppets are made entirely from waste materials recovered from New York City waterways. Photo: Manhattan Cultural Council

Downtown’s River to River Festival returns for its 21st year with a wide array of dance, musical performances, visual art, film, family events and more. The festival takes place June 12 to 26.

The events, sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, are free but capacity is limited for some of them, so advance registration is required. RSVPs begin on June 1. Go here for more information and to register.