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
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.
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.
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.