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About Us

 

Rivers Alive is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the Mission:

- To provide full public access to the waters of the East River on Pier 13 at Wall Street.

- To create a center for active waterfront recreation and education on Pier 13 for residents, workers, and visitors.

- To elevate the history of Lower Manhattan with a site- specific artwork that evokes its majestic suspension

  bridges, glorious skyscrapers and regal tall ships.   

 

Co-founded by Al Landzberg and Anthony Walmsley,  Rivers Alive is working with Community Board#1, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development to advance the Rivers Alive! project. The support of people from all walks of life in Lower Manhattan, as well as community groups is required for a start on the road to recognition, acceptance, advocacy and realization. Various fund raising alternatives will be explored in order to find a way to realize the mission. Current efforts are focused on establishing partnerships with existing Not-For-Profits and finding corporate sponsors.

 

At this time, individuals may become members of the Rivers Alive organization and obtain periodic updates on the project. There is no membership cost. Those who are interested are welcome to take a more active role in helping to establish the organization.

 

Co-founders:

 

Al Landzberg

Al Landzberg has created contemporary metal sculpture for more than twenty-five years. He has exhibited in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area in six solo artist shows and more than twenty group shows. He had one-man shows at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY and at the Howland Art Center in Beacon, NY. He has a long-standing interest in exploring the spiritual connections between his outdoor sculpture and the sky and heavens. His shows have been reviewed in the New York Times and Sculpture Magazine.

His work is owned by a number of collectors and he has completed several commissions including:  Four Stamford Plaza in Stamford, Connecticut,  Plaza America in Reston,Virginia, and the Scarsdale Middle School in Scarsdale, New York. He lives and works in Yorktown Heights, New York.

Websitewww.sculpture-landzbergstudio.com

 

Anthony Walmsley

Anthony Walmsley is an Emeritus Fellow of the American Institute of Landscape Architects. Trained in architecture and urban design in England and landscape architecture in the U.S., he has been a principal in private practice and teaching for forty years, currently a New York City-based planning and landscape consultant and an Adjunct Professor at the CUNY CCNY School of Architecture Urban Design and Landscape Architecture. He and his firms’ projects are represented in 22 U.S. States, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe and the Middle East, and have been recognized by thirty professional honors and awards. His interests include the preservation of historic landscapes, promotion of “green” planning and design, and urban initiatives for more livable cities.

 

 

alandzberg@aol.com   914.962.4229  ||  awalmsley@gmail.com  212.942.4706