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BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY RELEASES SUMMER EVENT GUIDE

April 24th, 2019

BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY RELEASES SUMMER EVENT GUIDE

Outdoor Music and Festivals – Including 20th Anniversary of River & Blues Concert Series – Highlight More than 650 Programs & Events

The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) today announced its Summer 2019 Program & Event Guide, detailing more than 650 public programs and events taking place across Battery Park City from May through August. The full calendar of mostly-free programs – including live music and shows, festivals and games, art and nature tours, and much more – is designed to enliven and enlighten residents and visitors alike as they enjoy Battery Park City’s parks and public spaces. The Guide is available on BPCA’s website, with hardcopies to all mailing list subscribers arriving in mailboxes this week. Interested individuals can subscribe to the mailing list online at bpca.ny.gov/news/events, by phone at (212) 267-9700, or at any BPCA program or event.

“There are many great things about summer, and among them is the opportunity we have to present a diverse array of music, dance, cultural festivals, theater, art, and games throughout Battery Park City,” said BPCA President and Chief Executive Officer B.J. Jones. “So join us as we mark the 20th Anniversary of the River & Blues music concert series, have some neighborhood fun with an activity-packed Community Field Day, celebrate Pride with a silent disco, laugh along with our first comedy show, and so much more. Here’s to some fun in the sun in Battery Park City!”

“The summer is a great time for New Yorkers to enjoy time with our family, friends, and neighbors. The summer events in Battery Park City offer plenty of opportunities to learn, grow, and have some fun,” said Senator Brian Kavanagh, who represents Battery Park City. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of this excellent programming and I look forward to seeing you there!”

“Community Board 1 looks forward to another exciting season of summer events by the BPCA,” said Manhattan CB1 Chairman Anthony Notaro. “All lower Manhattan can share in these community building programs. Happy summer!”

The Summer 2019 Program & Event Guide features more than two dozen pages of illustrated program offerings organized by topics such as live music and family events, as well by target audience, including those of interest to adults, seniors, preschoolers, school-aged kids, and teens. The Guide also includes information about Battery Park City’s Ball Fields, Community Center at Stuyvesant High School, event space at 6 River Terrace, and a map of key neighborhood locations, restrooms, art installations, and composting drop off locations.

Highlights of the Summer Program & Event Guide include—

• Live Music Thursdays. Thursday night is live music night in Battery Park City! Join us on Thursdays in June, July, and August for free outdoor concerts showcasing a range of artists and styles from around the world.

  • Interludes @ IHM – performances to capture the imagination at Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza (5PM)
  • June 6: Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers // Delightfully enigmatic band leader Sweet Megg imbues each song with her own blend of melancholy and euphoria. The Wayfarers seamlessly incorporate elements of New Orleans and Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut bucket blues into one charming musical performance
  • June 13: Mari Meade Dance Collective // The Mari Meade Dance Collective takes its inspiration from everyday interactions and our urban surroundings. The collective uses quirky movements and dynamic body work to create physical narratives of the human experience told in a series of contemporary dance vignettes.
  • June 27: Opera on Tap // Opera on Tap brings its signature casual approach to opera performance to BPC with an immersive concert for all ages. Get ready to be inspired by up-and-coming singers and instrumentalists who relish the direct contact with audiences not inhibited by formal halls or opera houses.
  •  River & Blues @ Wagner Park – celebrating 20 years of world-class blues music and summer sunsets on the Hudson (5PM)

July 11: Son Little
July 18: Low Cut Connie
July 25: The War & Treaty
August 1: Amythyst Kiah

Stay tuned for more detail about River & Blues’ incredible 2019 lineup!

  • Strings-on-Hudson @ Belvedere Plaza – Battery Park City’s al fresco classical music series, now in its third season on the waterfront (5:30PM)
  • August 8: Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra // Grab a dance partner, bring the kids, and join musical director Gary S. Fagin and an ensemble from the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra at the waterfront for a selection of timeless tunes in ¾ time. One-two-three, one-two-three; practice your waltzing—and then listen for old favorites, from Carousel Waltz to Blue Danube!
  • August 15: Leadlights // The talented quartet, comprised of accomplished soloists who have performed at concert halls worldwide, perform a playful program with selections by Debussy, Ravel, Schubert, and NYC composer Jessie Montgomery.
  • August 22: The String Queens // Praised for an “authentic, soulful, and orchestral sound,” The String Queens are a dynamic trio that creates stimulating musical experiences that inspire diverse audiences to love, hope, feel, and imagine! Their repertoire spans from the Baroque era to the Jazz Age through today’s Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
  • Go Fish! Battery Park City’s Celebration of Life in the Hudson River Estuary: Saturday, May 11, 10am-1PM @ Wagner Park. Join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. The day also features an art project and a nature walk. Plus: Don’t miss the kindie rock and reggae tunes of Brooklyn-based king of the dance party Father Goose!

10am-1PM: Catch-and-release fishing
11am: Art Project
11am: Nature Walk
12PM: Family Concert

• The Art of Nelson A. Rockefeller Park: Sunday, May 19, 2PM. Commissioned to celebrate where the city meets the waterfront, BPC’s public art is fascinating to view and discuss. Join contemporary art historian Dorothea Basile for thought-provoking dialogue starting at The Real World, moving to Pavilion, and concluding at The Lily Pond, where poet and Irish Literature professor Jon Curley will discuss the poetry inscribed at the site.

• Participatory Community Dances: Select Saturdays, 6:30-8PM @ Esplanade Plaza.

  • June 1: Retro Freestyle & Teen Dance Showcase – Brooklyn Dance Festival showcases, supports and fosters the borough’s dance companies, emerging artists, and youth ensembles. Catch performances from dynamic teen dance groups and take part in a movement workshop to learn some old and new school dance moves. The fun continues with an all-out freestyle dance party featuring your favorite hits from the 80s and 90s.
  • July 27: Family Dance: Tarantella – Join Boston based ensemble Newpoli in an exploration of southern Italian tarantella and pizzica! Let yourself be enchanted by their mesmerizing, trance-inducing mix of classics and originals inspired by the cultures of the Mediterranean Sea. Wear your long skirts, wave scarves and learn a few simple steps that will transport you to an Italian village summer festival!
  • August 24: Family Dance: Afro-Soca: Join award-winning dancer / choreographer Kwabena Safo-Agyekum for a high energy celebration of Afro-soca. This colorful and rhythmic experience fuses together the music and dance of soca, dancehall, Afro-beats, and hip-hop with central African movement and Caribbean traditional dance. Enjoy a live performance of Carnival classics and favorite tunes of the 2019 Soca playlist.
  •  Silent Disco Pride Party: Saturday, June 15, 7-10PM @ Wagner Park. Celebrate World Pride Month with a silent disco dance party featuring pride DJ’s from QuietEvents. Breath-taking sunset views and Lady Liberty serve as backdrop to the hottest beats pumped through light-up headphones. Check-in with friends sharing info about LGBTQI+ community services and stay tuned for a few more surprises that will truly make it a special night! Headphones free; deposit required.

• Swedish Midsummer Festival: Friday June 21, 5PM @ Wagner Park. The Battery Park City summer classic! Celebrate the summer solstice with traditional Swedish folk dances from Barnklubben Elsa Rix, and join in lively dance around the Midsummer pole. Make wreaths from beautiful flowers representing those in bloom on the solstice in Sweden. Enjoy a parade, children’s games, Swedish delicacies, and traditional music by Paul Dahlin and fiddlers from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Sweden in New York.

• Battery Park City Community Field Day: Thursday, June 27, 10am-1PM @ Rockefeller Park. School’s out! Join us at this community favorite in Rockefeller Park. Fast break to the basketball court for a trick shot show featuring NYC’s own Harlem Wizards. Kick back with some ice cream, and listen to beats by a live DJ. Engage in classic field day games like potato-sack races, relays and tug-of-war. Don’t miss out on face painting, giant lawn games, water play, and spinning the BPC Big Wheel for prizes.

• Teen Art Experience: July 8-26, 10am-4PM @ 6 River Terrace. Join other teens as we explore BPC’s unique urban landscape and make artwork inspired by its parks, gardens and world-class public art installations. Gain new perspectives with visits to our neighborhood museums and institutions. In-studio and outdoor sessions in drawing, painting, ceramic sculpture and printmaking will be led by professional artists. We will collaborate on group pieces and create individual work for culminating art shows. Registration required; weekly rates available.

• Saturday Family Workshops: 11am-12:30PM @ Rockefeller Park.

  • May 18: Classical Music – Be part of a family orchestra in this fun-filled, immersive musical workshop led by the classical duo Colibri. Learn about composer Arvo Pärt and help perform segments of his works Fratres and Spiegel Im Spiegel. The program ends with a full performance by the musicians.
  • July 27: African Drumming and Dance – Sankofa founder Maxwell Kofi Donkor will lead a spirited and joyful performance workshop that includes hands-on drumming and guided movement embodying the infectious rhythms and sounds of West Africa. Drums provided.
  • August 24: Colors & Rhythms of India – Dive into the vibrant world of Indian culture, art and music with an interactive workshop led by 2018 Grammy nominated artist, Falu. Explore the hues, color traditions and languages spoken in India and learn about Indian music solfege and rhythms. Music performance begins at 11:45am.

• TIME:SPANS Festival: Saturday, August 10, 7PM @ Wagner Park. TIME:SPANS is an annual festival dedicated exclusively to the presentation of twenty-first century music. BPC hosts the festival’s opening night performance of Klaus Lang’s Bright Darkness by Israel-based Ensemble Nikel. Enjoy an immersive experience in this surround-sound performance by physically entering into a musical journey with audience members and musicians.

• Battery Dance Festival: August 11-16, 7-9PM @ Wagner Park. Celebrate the 38th year of New York City’s longest-running public dance festival presented by Battery Dance. Enjoy six days of exciting international and local dance companies against one of the most beautiful backgrounds in the city. More info: batterydance.org/batterydancefestival.

About BPCA: Established in May 1968, The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority is a New York State Public Benefit Corporation charged with developing and maintaining a well-balanced community on the Lower West Side of Manhattan. Battery Park City’s 92-acre site has achieved worldwide acclaim as a model for community renewal in planning, creating, and maintaining a balance of commercial, residential, retail and park space. By pioneering development through ground leases and bonding authority with public/private partnerships between the BPCA and private developers, this planned community has become a blueprint for successful urban development.

For more info visit: bpca.ny.gov.

Notice of Meeting – March 26, 2019

March 25th, 2019

Per the attached, notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, beginning at 12:30 p.m., at the offices of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”), 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281:

• Meeting of the Board’s Investment Committee (12:30 p.m.)
• Meeting of the Members of the Authority (2:00 p.m.)

Meetings are open to the public. The press is welcome to attend the Meetings.

Agendas will be made available at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled Meetings, and a public comment period will be scheduled during the Meeting of the Members of the Authority at a time on the agenda determined by the Chairman.

Anyone wishing to speak during the public comment period should make a request via email to boardcomment@bpca.ny.gov by no later than 5:30 pm on the day prior to the Meeting. Requests should include either the agenda item on which they wish to comment, or a description of the matter(s) on which they wish to comment. Requests may also be sent by U.S. Mail to:

BPCA Board Comment
200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10281

Notice of Meeting – February 26, 2019

February 25th, 2019

Per the attached, notice is hereby given that the following meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at the offices of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”), 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281:

  • Meeting of the Members of the Authority

The Meeting is open to the public. The press is welcome to attend the Meeting.

BPCA Board Meeting agendas will be made available at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled meetings, and a public comment period will be scheduled during each Board Meeting at a time on the agenda determined by the Chairman.

Anyone wishing to speak during the public comment period should make a request via email to boardcomment@bpca.ny.gov by no later than 5:30 p.m. on the business day prior to the meeting. Requests should include either the agenda item on which they wish to comment or a description of the matter(s) on which they wish to comment. Requests may also be sent by U.S. Mail to:

BPCA Board Comment
200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10281

 

Notice of Meeting – January 29, 2019

January 28th, 2019

Per the attached, Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, beginning at 12:30 p.m., at the offices of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”), 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281:

  • Meeting of the Board’s Investment Committee (12:30 p.m.);
  • Meeting of the Board’s Audit & Finance Committee (1:30 p.m.); and
  • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (2:00 p.m.)

Meetings are open to the public. The press is welcome to attend the Meetings.

Agendas will be made available at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled Meetings, and a public comment period will be scheduled during the Meeting of the Members of the Authority at a time on the agenda determined by the Chairman.

Anyone wishing to speak during the public comment period should make a request via email to boardcomment@bpca.ny.gov by no later than 5:30 pm on the day prior to the Meeting. Requests should include either the agenda item on which they wish to comment, or a description of the matter(s) on which they wish to comment. Requests may also be sent by U.S. Mail to:

BPCA Board Comment
200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10281

BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY RELEASES WINTER EVENT GUIDE

December 18th, 2018

BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY RELEASES WINTER EVENT GUIDE

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Notice of Meeting – October 28, 2018

October 26th, 2018

Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Monday, October 29, 2018, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the offices of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”), 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281:

  • Meeting of the Board’s Audit Committee (1:00 pm); and
  • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (2:00 pm).

Meetings are open to the public. The press is welcome to attend the Meetings.

Agendas will be made available at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled Meetings, and a public comment period will be scheduled during each Meeting of the Members of the Authority at a time on the agenda determined by the Chairman.

Anyone wishing to speak during the public comment period should make a request via email to boardcomment@bpca.ny.gov by no later than 5:30 pm on the day prior to the Meeting. Requests should include either the agenda item on which they wish to comment or a description of the matter(s) on which they wish to comment.

Requests may also be sent by U.S. Mail to:
BPCA Board Comment 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10281

Notice of Meeting – September 18, 2018

September 14th, 2018

Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the offices of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”), 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281:

  • Meeting of the Board’s Investment Committee (9:00 am); and
  • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (10:30 am).

Meetings are open to the public. The press is welcome to attend the Meetings.

Agendas will be made available at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled Meetings, and a public comment period will be scheduled during each Meeting of the Authority at a time on the agenda determined by the Chairman. Anyone wishing to speak during the public comment period should make a request via email to boardcomment@bpca.ny.gov by no later than 5:30 pm on the business day prior to the Meeting. Requests should include either the agenda item on which they wish to comment, or a description of the matter(s) on which they wish to comment.

Requests may also be sent by U.S. Mail to:

BPCA Board Comment
200 Liberty Street
24th Floor
New York, NY 10281

BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY RELEASES FALL EVENTS CALENDAR

August 29th, 2018

New & Traditional Programming Favorites – More than 450 in All – Include Outdoor Concerts and Movie Nights, National Coming Out Day Celebration, and Public Art Retrospectives

In a year that has already seen some 45,000 attendees at more than 800 community events, the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) today released its Fall 2018 Parks Programming Calendar. Detailing more than 450 public programs and events from September to December throughout Battery Park City, the full calendar of mostly-free programs includes movie nights, concerts, tours, tournaments and games, art and nature events, fitness and exercise classes, and much more. The calendar is available on BPCA’s website, with hardcopies to all mailing list subscribers arriving in mailboxes next week. Interested individuals can subscribe to the BPC Parks mailing list by visiting bpcparks.org, by phone at (212) 267-9700, or at any program or event.

“As the autumn foliage comes into view in our 36 acres of parks, you can check out the visiting hummingbirds, take in an evening movie, sing along at the Dockappella festival, and so much more,” said BPCA President and Chief Executive Officer B.J. Jones. “Activities abound for all ages, so whether you’re just passing through or call Battery Park City home – we can’t wait to see you in BPC Parks!”

“As cooler weather approaches, it brings opportunities to be out and enjoy the many great parks and outdoor spaces in Lower Manhattan,” said Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick. “The fall events at the Battery Park City Authority are a great opportunity to enjoy an outdoor movie, listen to a poetry reading, or participate in a public art project. This year’s calendar is again full of fantastic activities for families and local residents to find ways to socialize and take part in autumnal activities.”

“With the release of its fall events calendar, Battery Park City Authority is continuing its commitment to provide all New Yorkers access to affordable and enriching events, concerts, tours, fitness classes and more,” said Council Member Margaret S. Chin. “With more than 450 events and activities to choose from this September to December, families from Lower Manhattan and all across our city will celebrate the beauty of fall and all that Battery Park City has to offer.”

The Fall 2018 Parks Programming Calendar features over 20 pages of illustrated program offerings for the whole family, organized by monthly event highlights and age group — the calendar boasts programs of interest to adults, school-aged children, and preschoolers. Programming will take place at indoor and outdoor venues throughout Battery Park City, from its 36 acres of parks and public spaces to facilities like Poets House, Asphalt Green, 6 River Terrace, and the Community Center at Stuyvesant High School. The calendar also includes a map of key Battery Park City locations, restrooms, and art installations, as well as information about how to reserve portions of various BPC event spaces.

Highlights of the Fall Calendar include:

  • Fall Movie Nights – Fridays in September, 7:00PM, Rockefeller Park. Back by popular demand, join us under the stars for free screenings of these great feature films and shorts made in/featuring New York City:
    • September 7 // The Wiz – Ease on down the yellow-brick road with this 1970s classic, featuring superstars Diana Ross and Michael Jackson! Relive the magic of this beloved musical where Dorothy is whisked away to the enchanted wonderland of Oz and embarks on an adventure with her new friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion.

Also: One Froggy Evening (Short)

    • September 14 // Muppets Take Manhattan – Broadway-bound, the Muppets take Manhattan by storm in this magical musical about breaking into show business! Fresh out of college, Kermit, Fozzie and the entire cast of Kermit’s musical Manhattan Melodies head for the Big Apple with dreams of turning their little play into a big hit!

Also: Mighty Manhattan, New York’s Wonder City (Short)

    • September 21 // Men in Black – Agents Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and Jay (Will Smith) are members of a top-secret organization established to monitor alien activity on Earth. Together they take on a mission to track down an intergalactic terrorist (Vincent D’Onofrio) bent on destroying Earth. It’s all in a day’s work for the Men in Black.

Also: A Hare Grows in Manhattan (Short)

    • September 28 // Spiderman – After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, Peter Parker vows to put his spider-like abilities and superhuman strength to help fight crime. The web-spinning superhero has a mission to save New York from his nemesis, the Green Goblin, and to win the heart of Mary Jane, the girl next door. Go for the ultimate spin with Tobey Maguire in Spiderman.

Also: Baseball Bugs (Short)

  • Hummingbird Hootenanny – Saturday, September 8, 10:00am, South Cove.  Help us kick off the fall season with a celebration of our small but mighty friend, the Hummingbird. This day of feathered frenzy will include: Hummingbird watchzone, making bird wings and masks, weaving a life-size nest, and a birdwatching and guided nature tour with a naturalist/horticulturist team. Plus: a live performance and hum-a-long with Astrograss.
    • 10am: Art Projects
    • 11am: Bird Watching / Nature Tour
    • 12PM: Astrograss Family Concert
  • Mixmag – Thursday, September 13, 6:00PM, Wagner Park. Mixmag, the British-born electronic dance and club magazine, brings trendsetting DJs to spin in iconic places from the Great Wall of China to Battery Park City. Come savor one of the city’s most majestic vistas at a sunset funk and soul party featuring New York City’s own Natasha Diggs and friends.
  • Go Fish! – Select Saturdays, 10am, Wagner Park. Join experienced anglers for catch-and release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River through art projects, nature walks, and live music.
    • On September 22 – A performance by The Suzi Shelton Band with their award-winning signature hits and new tunes from their latest album Hand in Hand.
    • On October 13 – The River Project, fellow stewards of the Hudson River and New York Harbor, will share their innovative work in environmental education. And don’t miss the kindie rock and reggae tunes of Brooklyn based king of the dance party Father Goose!
  • Dockappella – Sunday, September 30, 1:00PM, Wagner Park. Join us for our annual autumn celebration of intricately-woven harmonies along the Hudson River. Many of the finest college a cappella groups in New York and beyond – including those from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, New York University, and more – will showcase their pitch-perfect vocal renditions from a diverse variety of musical genres. Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch as you enjoy the music with the Statue of Liberty as backdrop!
  • PC at Fifty: Public Art Retrospective – Select October Sundays. In 1968, Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller signed the Battery Park City Authority Act, seeding the ground for what would become a neighborhood like no other. Join contemporary art historian, Dorothea Basile, on two walks highlighting the public art that was originally commissioned to celebrate the threshold where city meets Hudson River waterfront-park landscapes and the more recent installations which have continued that vision.

Continued BPCA President & CEO Jones: “From the whimsical sculptures of The Real World in Rockefeller Park, to the meditative natural beauty of South Cove and much more, public art is in Battery Park City’s DNA.”

    • Part One // October 14, 2:00pm – North Cove to South Cove; meet at Waterfront Plaza entrance to Winter Garden
    • Part Two // October 28, 2:00pm – The Real World, Teardrop Park, and Irish Hunger Memorial; meet at The Real World
  • National Coming Out Day Celebration – Thursday, October 11, 7:00PM, Rockefeller Park. National Coming Out Day celebrates the lives and courage of LGBTQ+ people. It celebrates living without fear in a way that provides inspiration and a source of hope to those who are yet unable to come out. Bring your allies, a picnic dinner, and celebrate on the lawns of Rockefeller Park with a movie screening of Love, Simon.
  • Family Workshop: Bookmaking – Saturday, November 17, 6 River Terrace. Participants are invited to make their own journals/keepsake books using repurposed/recycled materials; led by Esther Smith of Purgatory Pie Press and book artist/illustrator Elise Engler. All materials provided, but bring your own paper if you like!

 For ages 3 and up; program is free but space is limited, so please register at (212) 267-9700 or registration@bpcparks.org.

  • Holiday Lights – Thursday, December 6, 6:00PM, South Cove. The annual Battery Park City tradition! Kick off the holiday season with a quaint evening of caroling, warm beverages and sweet treats with the BPC community! If you wish, donate to those in need by bringing a new, unwrapped gift for Stockings With Care. You may also drop off gift donations through December 6 at 75 Battery Place.
  • Poets House Exhibitions, Readings & Discussions. BPCA is also partnering with Poets House, a 70,000- volume open-stack poetry library located in BPC’s north neighborhood (10 River Terrace), on the following events this fall. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary as one of lower Manhattan’s great cultural institutions, Poets House documents the wealth and diversity of modern poetry and stimulates public dialogue on issues of poetry in culture.
    • Epic Voices Series
      • Thursday, September 20, 7:00PM // Emily Wilson: On The Odyssey – The first woman to translate Homer’s Odyssey into English, scholar Emily Wilson “has given Homer’s epic a radically contemporary voice” (The New York Times). In this talk, she discusses the challenges of making this ancient work feel alive, including formal decisions and bringing out Homer’s many voices.
      • Saturday, October 6, 3:00PM // Anne Carson: On Stillness – Renowned poet, classicist, and translator Anne Carson explores the concept of stillness with a discussion of various ancient and modern artists and art forms, including Homer, Sappho, Emily Dickinson, John Cage, and Jenny Holzer.
    • Opening Reception & Poetry Reading – Bettissima: Treasures from the Elizabeth Kray Archives
      • Tuesday, December 11, 6:00PM Reception; 7:00PM Reading – Betty Kray (1916-1987) – dubbed Bettissima by E.E. Cummings – was a visionary arts administrator, co-founder of Poets House with Stanley Kunitz, and an advocate for poetry and American poets. Kray was also director of the Academy of American Poets and Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y. The exhibition, on display through April 26, 2019, includes nearly 100 letters from poets, documenting 20th century American poetry.

“I am so glad that poetry has found a home in Battery Park City! Poetry helps us explore history and the broadest range of human experiences through the agency of the single voice, said Lee Briccetti, Executive Director of Poets House. “Poets House is thrilled to launch a season on epic poetry traditions that brings contemporary issues into focus with ancient stories from the past right here in Battery Park City, which offers outstanding parks and art events in one of the world’s great urban settings.”

About BPCA: Established in 1968, The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority is a New York State Public Benefit Corporation charged with developing and maintaining a well-balanced community on the Lower West Side of Manhattan. Battery Park City’s 92-acre site has achieved worldwide acclaim as a model for community renewal in planning, creating, and maintaining a balance of commercial, residential, retail and park space. By pioneering development through ground leases and bonding authority with public/private partnerships between the BPCA and private developers, this planned community has become a blueprint for successful urban development.

For more info visit: bpca.ny.gov. Click here to explore Fall Programs

Click here to download the full Fall Calendar of 2018 Programs Fall Calendar of 2018 Programs

Notice of Meeting – June 19, 2018

June 14th, 2018

Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m., at the offices of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”), 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281:

  • Meeting of the Board’s Investment Committee (9:00 am); and
  • Meeting of the Members of the Authority (10:30 am).

Meetings are open to the public. The press is welcome to attend the Meetings.

Agendas will be made available at least 48 hours in advance of scheduled Meetings, and a public comment period will be scheduled during each Meeting of the Authority at a time on the agenda determined by the Chairman.

Anyone wishing to speak during the public comment period should make a request via email to boardcomment@bpca.ny.gov by no later than 5:30 pm on the business day prior to the Meeting. Requests should include either the agenda item on which they wish to comment, or a description of the matter(s) on which they wish to comment. Requests may also be sent by U.S. Mail to:

BPCA Board Comment
200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10281

The full schedule of 2018 BPCA Board meetings can be found here.

Thank you.

BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY RELEASES SUMMER EVENTS CALENDAR

April 24th, 2018

The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) today released its Summer Parks Programming Calendar, detailing well over 600 public programs and events for the whole family planned across Battery Park City from May through August. The full calendar of mostly-free, indoor and outdoor programs is the largest-ever event listing offered by BPCA, and is centered around the 50th Anniversary of the Battery Park City Authority Act, signed by Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller in May of 1968. Available via the BPCA website, hardcopies have been sent to all BPC Parks mailing list subscribers and are arriving in mailboxes this week.

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