Volume 22, Number 03 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | May 29 - June 4, 2009

Downtown Express photo by Jefferson Siegel

Summer Downtown

To get a public beach all to yourself, you usually have to travel thousands of miles from New York City, but this Battery Park City family — Eve Mills and her children, Eden, 7, Hudson, 5 and Harrison, 2 — had their run of the sand Saturday at the Seaport, save for a few workers putting the final touches on Water Taxi Beach.

This weekend the summer season begins all over Lower Manhattan. The annual River to River Festival, with hundreds of free events, kicks off at the World Financial Center May 31 with the Bang on a Can Marathon. Check out our summer preview section with a look at the some of the best bets Downtown, and find out about the temporary “meadow” in Collect Pond Park.

Also this weekend, Governors Island reopens to the public with some new twists that will have cyclists going around in circles and Prince Harry chasing a ball. See our island article.

The Mills got a preview of the Seaport sand last weekend, but the beach’s mini golf course, Ping Pong and other games open in full on May 30.

Let the summer fun start…





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