The festival of works from Holland launched Sept. 10 and runs Thursdays through Sundays through Sept. 20. Festival presenters said that performances will resume Sept. 12, despite the forecast for further rain. DJ Armin van Buuren is scheduled to spin during a free dance party at Governors Island's Water Taxi Beach from 1-5 PM Sept. 12.
Refunds for passport holders are not being offered; however, passports that were purchased for Sept. 11 will be honored at any other date during the festival.
As previously reported, theatrical highlights include Ivo van Hove's interpretation of Cocteau's La Voix Humaine (The Human Voice), starring Halina Reijn; Jetse Batelaan's Broeders (Brothers); Compagnie Dakar's Braakland; De Jongens' Under Construction; and De Veenfabriek's Orfeo.
Additional highlights include TUIG's towering outdoor spectacle Salto Vitale, the U.S. premiere of Silent Disco, the Boulevard of Broken Dreams (a 500-foot culinary family table that serves as a mini-stage), Theo Botschuijver's Waterwalk on the Hudson, the crash course in Dutch history Zap Holland, Iris Hond's Flying Grand Piano, singer-songwriter Ellen ten Damme's Impossible Girl and a series of original pieces from American acting students and Dutch theatre makers Orkater.
The New Island Festival is open Thursday–Sunday on the following schedule: Thursday and Friday noon-midnight; Saturday 10 AM-midnight; and Sunday 10 AM-10 PM. A number of festival events are free to the general public. A general festival pass (priced $35) allows entry to most events; however, passports do not guarantee seating for performances, which are on a first-come, first-served basis. Guaranteed seating for specific productions increases the passport rates from $45-$60.
The New Island Festival is accessible via a free ferry from southern Manhattan. Visit NewIslandFestival.