Once inside 50 Varick Street, you'll see a huge demo room full of booths featuring different experiences you can sample with a VR headset.
Cameras were in no short supply as festival co-founder Robert De Niro made an appearance to sample selections at the festival.
Here's De Niro checking out "The Protectors: Walk in The Ranger's Shoes," a VR experience directed by Imraan Ismail and Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow, which is making its world premiere at the 2017 festival.
CNET's Scott Stein took a journey into the world of the chronically ill and disabled as he tried out "Unrest." This user-led VR experience is based on a documentary film of the same name that's also making its world debut here.
"Treehugger: Wawona" makes its North American debut today at the Tribeca festival. Put on the headset and backpack and you'll be able to explore the world of a giant redwood tree. The creators say the longer you hug the tree the deeper you "drift into treetime."
"Alteration" is described as a "poetic trip into the future," involving a dream study, a vampiric artificial intelligence, and apparently some sex.
"Remember, Remember" by Kevin Cornish features a love story set in the context of an alien invasion.
"Arden's Wake" takes place in a post-apocolyptic seascape and features a woman and her father, who live in a lighthouse.
CNET's Joan Solsman tries out "Bebylon Battle Royale," a more gamelike experience where players compete for fame and fortune in a status-conscious society.
"Tree," by Milica Zec and Winslow Porter, lets you experience the life of a tree's growth from seed state in a rainforest setting.
"The Other Dakar" is a 360-degree film by Dakar-based artist and designer Selly Raby Kane.
"Becoming Homeless: A Human Experience," was conceived as a project that would change the way we think about homelessness by putting us in the shoes of those who experience it.
"Blackout" is set in a New York City Subway, so naturally guests are invited to sit in a themed environment.
"NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism" features what are said to be the first black female avatars, which were created especially for this experience. Guests sit in a virtual hair salon and are told a story through "speculative product design" and "cognitive research."