New York, NY 10281
Overlooking New York Harbor and the Hudson River, the soaring glass-enclosed Winter Garden is main stage for Arts World Financial Center, an innovative presenter of free performances, exhibitions, installations and festivals created to showcase emerging and established artists.
Arts World Financial Center is the largest year-round, free performing arts and cultural presenter on the East coast. The Arts WFC programming calendar is divided into five seasons:
Our annual events, including Silent Films & Live Music, Bang on a Can Marathon, Summer on the Plaza concert series, New Sounds Live and the Winter Garden Holiday Lighting bring thousands of visitors from New York City’s five boroughs, as well as from New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. Since its inception in 1988, over 2.5 million people have attended more than 2000 performances and events at the World Financial Center’s public spaces including the Winter Garden, Plaza and Courtyard Gallery.
In its twenty-year history, Arts World Financial Center has been a vehicle to present premieres (World, US and New York), commissioned works created specifically for the public spaces of the World Financial Center, and previews of works scheduled for other major New York City cultural venues, in addition to exhibitions and installations from important museums and festivals celebrating the arts of individual cities, countries and cultures.
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