The Downtown NYC River to River Festival 2003
Presented by American Express returns for a second year to entertain New York with more than 400 events over five summer months – and most of them are free! This year’s highlights include the festival kickoff concert in Battery Park with the Godfather of Soul James Brown on the lawn at Baterry Park City, a July 4th concert featuring Ryan Adams and music at the World Financial Center by Patti Smith. Other major performers include the Radiators, Spoon, Joshua Redman and Cassandra Wilson. In dance, Streb, TwylaTharp Dance Company, and Martha Graham Dance Company are all scheduled. And there is fun for the whole family as well; River to River has terrific kids events planned including the annual Children’s Day at South Street Seaport featuring the beloved Elmo. James Brown concert starts at 7 p.m. on the lawn at Battery Park City. For more information call, 212.835.2789 or visit


CHURCH OF SAINT LUKE IN THE FIELDS, 487 Hudson St., 212-414-9419: call for current concert schedule.

Church of the Holy Apostles, Ninth Ave. at 28th St., 212-475-2702: May 14-Marsha Heather Long, organist, 7:30 p.m., $10-$20.

THE CHURCH OF THE TRANSFIGURATION, 1 East 29th St., 212-684-4174: May 20-17th Century English Lute Songs, 12:30 p.m., free; May 27-Music for Rennaissance Royals, 12:30 p.m., free.

ELDRIDGE STREET PROJECT, 12 Eldridge St., 212-219-0903: call for current concert schedule.

RENEE WEILER CONCERT HALL, 46 Barrow St., 212-242-4770: May 21-Taka Kigawa, piano, 8 p.m., call for info.; May 27-Ian Hendrickson-Smith, saxophone, 8 p.m., call for info.

ROULETTE, 228 W. Broadway, 212-219-8242: call for numerous other concerts throughout the week.

ST. Peter’s Church, 346 W. 20th St., 212-929-2390: call for current concert schedule.

THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT, 235 E. 11th St., 212-777-3240: call about other TSMS sponsored concerts.

TRINITY CHURCH, Broadway at Wall St., 602-0768: Mon. & Thur.–Classical music, 1 p.m., call for schedule, $2 suggested donation; Through May–The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, 1 p.m., call for information.

University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St., 212-358-7089: May 22-23-The Mary Ann Malkin Concerts, call for information, $12-$15.

World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St.: May 22-Pauline Oliveros & her Deep Listening Band, 7 p.m., free.


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