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Notice of Meeting – October 23, 2017

October 20th, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Monday, October 23, 2017, beginning at 2:30 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 Members of the Authority (2:30 pm); and
  • Meeting of the Directors of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy (the “Conservancy”) (3:30 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 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

Notice of Meeting – September 27, 2017

September 22nd, 2017

NOTICE OF MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the following meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, beginning at 3:00 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 (3:00 pm)

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

BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY RELEASES FALL 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

August 30th, 2017

BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY RELEASES FALL 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

More than 400 Programs and Events Open to All

Fresh off a summer season that saw more than 30,000 visitors to hundreds of community events, the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) today released its Fall 2017 Parks Programming Calendar. The calendar details more than 400 public programs and events taking place throughout Battery Park City from September to December. The full schedule of mostly-free programs – including concerts, movie nights, storytelling, exercise, art and nature tours, and more – has been mailed to all Battery Park City Parks mailing list subscribers and should start arriving in mailboxes next week. It can also be accessed online.

“As the air turns crisp, Battery Park City’s programming is just heating up, said BPCA President and Chief Operating Officer Shari C. Hyman. From movies, music and art, to workshops, tours and more, our 2017 Fall Events Calendar has hundreds of free offerings for kids from one to ninety-two. So come join us for free flicks in Rockefeller Park or Go Fish! at Wagner Park. Enjoy the sounds of Dockappella to start your October and seasonal music and sweets at our traditional Holiday Lights celebration. There’s something for everyone here in Battery Park city, and I look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood!”

The Fall 2017 Events Calendar includes nearly 20 pages of illustrated program offerings, organized by those of interest to guests of all ages, teens and adults, school-aged kids, and pre-schoolers. It also includes a map of key Battery Park City locations, contact information for reserving the BPC Ball Fields and community event space at 6 River Terrace, as well as details about the BPC Community Center at Stuyvesant High School, which features fitness classes, access to a weight room, dance studio, and heated half-Olympic-sized pool, as well as two basketball courts and special event and party rental space.

Highlights of the Fall 2017 Events Calendar include:

  • Special Teen Night: DJ Workshop – Friday, September 8, 4-7PM, 6 River Terrace. Check out the skills of a master DJ and try your own hand at this free performance and workshop. DJ provided by Rock and Soul DJ Equipment and Records.
  • Go Fish! – Select Saturdays (9/9, 9/23, 10/14), 10am-2PM, Wagner Park. Join experienced anglers for catch-and release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River with the following educational tours for all ages:
  • September 9 & October 14 @ 11am // Birdwatching – New York City is a fantastic place to observe birds, especially during the fall migration season. The gardens of Wagner Park create a unique niche for these fascinating creatures. Join our naturalist / horticulturist team as we look for birds and learn about the plantings and flowers.
  • September 23, 11am-noon // Birds of Prey – Blue Moon Raptors is dedicated to rehabilitating injured and orphaned birds of prey in order to return them back to the wild as well as educating the public about the important roles these animals play in local ecosystems. Come to this informative talk and get an opportunity to meet some of their taloned friends.
  • September 23, 11am // Garden Tour – Wagner Park’s Cool and Hot Gardens provide a contemplative space with unsurpassed views and hundreds of types of plants in Listen to a horticulturist explain the innovative and sustainable methods used throughout the parks of Battery Park City.

Then at noon, special music guests include:

  • September 9 // Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes & Friends perform traditional acoustic folk music with a modern twist. Featuring songs from his latest release Lead Belly, Baby!, Dan and Friends provide a fresh vision of the American icon’s music for a new generation.
  • September 23 // Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke have released four highly-acclaimed recordings celebrating a variety of styles ranging from surf to bluegrass with an emphasis on guitars and vocal harmonies. Their original, upbeat, humorous songs delight both kids and the older folks who tag along with them.
  • October 14 // The Crusty Gentlemen – Born under the Brooklyn Bridge in 2010 and embodying the “crustiness” that comes from years of experience, this local bluegrass favorite plays tunes to keep your feet tapping and bait wiggling.
  • Friday Movie Nights at Rockefeller Park. Join us under the stars for free screenings of these great feature films:
  • September 15, 7:30PM  // Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Set 70 years before the famous Harry Potter began his education at Hogwarts, this tale follows the adventures of another wizard and his remarkable collection of spectacular creatures. Don’t forget your wand!
  • October 13, 7:00PM // Ghostbusters – Enjoy this spooky classic on Friday the 13th and get ready to be slimed! Join your favorite, quirky band of parapsychologists as they rid the Big Apple of ghosts, ghouls, and other paranormal phenomena. When there’s something strange, you know who to call…
  • Young Artists’ Workshop: Bookmaking – Saturday, September 30, 11am, Rockefeller Park. Children are invited to make their own illustrated books with artist/educator Elise Engler, who will introduce the children to a variety of simple book making formats and techniques including accordion and pop-up books. Everyone will leave with their own story, told through drawn or painted pictures bound in a wonderful hand-made book. All materials provided.
  • Dockappella – Sunday, October 1, 1-4PM, Wagner Park. Join us for our annual autumn celebration of intricately-woven harmonies along the Hudson River. Many of the finest college acappella groups in New York and beyond 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 New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty as backdrop!
  • Public Art Tour: Irish Hunger Memorial – Saturday, October 28, 2PM. Join Brian Tolle, designer of the Irish Hunger Memorial, on a special tour of this newly-reopened Battery Park City landmark. Brian will discuss the history of the memorial, as well as the recent renovation of the work. A staff horticulturalist will be on hand to discuss the Memorial’s native Irish plantings.
  • Stories for all Ages – Saturday, October 29, 11am, Rockefeller Park. Celebrate Halloween by listening to some “not-too-scary” tales, vividly told by the delightful and engaging storyteller Luann Adams. Wear your Halloween costume!
  •   Holiday Lights – Thursday, December 7, 5:45PM, South Cove. An annual Battery Park City tradition! Join us for this annual a cozy evening in South Cove with caroling, warm beverages, cookies, and the local community. Donate a gift to Stockings with Care by bringing a new, unwrapped gift to the event. You may also drop off gift donations through December 15, at BPC Parks Headquarters (75 Battery Place).

“We are excited to transition from our successful summer season into the colorful fall months full of live performances, the opportunity for artistic expression for all ages, celebration of our natural world, and the spirit of giving as we head into the holiday season,” said Craig Hudon, Director of Parks Programming.

“With unbeatable views of the waterfront and abundant green space, Battery Park City is widely regarded as a refreshing oasis in our urban jungle,” said Council Member Margaret S. Chin. “I thank BPCA President Hyman and staff for all their efforts in organizing yet another highly anticipated, jam-packed season of free diverse programming that New Yorkers of all ages and interests can enjoy. I am so excited that this fall, New Yorkers will have even more opportunities to witness the beauty of Battery Park City for themselves.”

Interested individuals can subscribe to the BPC Parks mailing list by visiting bpcparks.org, by phone at (212) 267-9700, or at any BPC Parks program or special event.

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.

Notice of Meeting – August 15, 2017

August 11th, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the following meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 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 (2:00 pm)

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 5:30pm 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

Service Notice – Tear Drop Park Slide

August 8th, 2017

Please be advised the Tear Drop Park slide will need to undergo routine repairs. The slide will be removed on Monday, August 14th and reinstalled on Friday,  August 18th.

Notice of Meeting – May 22, 2017

May 19th, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Monday, May 22, 2017, beginning at 1:30 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 Members of the Authority (1:30 pm); and
• Meeting of the Directors of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy (the “Conservancy”) (directly following Authority meeting).

The Meeting of the Members of the Authority will be convened at 1:30 pm and the first order of business will be to conduct executive session. The remainder of the meeting, beginning at approximately 2:00 pm will be open to the public, as previously provided in the Notice of Meeting dated Friday, May 19, 2017.

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

2017 Summer Events Calendar

April 13th, 2017

BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY RELEASES SUMMER 2017 EVENTS CALENDAR

More than 600 Programs and Events Open to All

The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) today announced release of its Summer 2017 Parks Programming Calendar, detailing more than 600 public programs and events for the whole family scheduled across Battery Park City from May through August. The full calendar of mostly-free, indoor and outdoor programs – including live concerts and dance festivals, storytelling and art workshops, athletic events, nature and exercise classes, and more – is available via the Battery Park City Parks website, and is being sent to all BPC Parks mailing list subscribers this week.

“There’s no place like Battery Park City and with over 600 programs to satisfy the young and young at heart, summer is the season to enjoy the best we have to offer,” said BPCA President and Chief Operating Officer Shari C. Hyman. “Whether you’re jamming with Grammy-winning artists at our River & Blues concerts in Wagner Park, stimulating your classical muse with our new ‘Strings-on-Hudson’ music series on the Esplanade, or stirring your soul at our sunset singing circles, there’s so much to spark the senses along our spectacular waterfront.”

The Summer 2017 Parks Programming Calendar features more than 20 illustrated pages of program offerings happening throughout Battery Park City, organized by those of interest to guests of all ages, to teens and adults, seniors, school-aged children, and preschoolers. Programming will take place across the neighborhood, from the BPC Ball Fields, Rockefeller and Wagner Parks, and 6 River Terrace, to Esplanade Plaza, Belvedere Plaza, South Cove, 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 the public may reserve space at various BPC event facilities.

Highlights of the Summer Calendar include:

 

  • Outdoor Movie Night: Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Thursday, May 4, 8pm, Rockefeller Park. Join us for this intergalactic movie night under the stars in a galaxy not too far away. Screening to be preceded by a special demonstration. Don’t forget a blanket and treats – and May the 4th Be With You.
  • Teen Nights (Grades 7-12) – Fridays, May 12-June 16, 4-7pm, 6 River Terrace (No program on 5/26). Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, and life-size chess, listen to music and relax.
  • Special Teen Night (May 19) // DJ Workshop – Check out the skills of a master DJ and try your own hand at this free performance and workshop. DJ provided by Rock & Soul DJ and record shop.
  • Swedish Midsummer Festival & Dance – Friday, June 23, 5-8pm, Wagner Park. Enjoy this unique celebration of the summer solstice. Learn folk dances, make midsummer wreaths, enjoy a parade, children’s games, and Swedish delicacies. Traditional music by Paul Dahlin and fiddlers from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.
  • Battery Park City Community Field Day – Friday, June 30, 10am-1pm, Rockefeller Park. Learn to Double-Dutch, check out an illusionary street art project, dance to some tunes, and engage in classic field day games like potato sack races, relays, and tug-of-war. Don’t miss the imaginative face-painters, giant yard games and bubbles. Spin the BPC big wheel for prizes. Activities are geared toward everyone at this community-wide event.
  • River & Blues Concert Series – Thursdays in July, 7pm, Wagner Park. Enjoy summer evenings listening to blues music from around the world as the sun sets on the Hudson River:
  • July 6 // Los Lobos – Grammy-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-nominated artists Los Lobos perform their culturally-rich fusion of rock, blues, soul and Mexican folk music.
  • July 13 // Rebirth Brass Band – From the Big Easy to the Big Apple, Rebirth Brass Band show why they’re considered pillars of their native New Orleans music scene with their Grammy-winning, infectious, and groove-laden “heavy funk.”
  • July 20 // Bettye LaVette – Regarded as one of the premier live vocalists performing today, Bettye LaVette brings her emotive soul and blues interpretations to Battery Park City. With her first record released at the age of 16, LaVette is an enduring icon of many musical styles.
  • July 27 // Vieux Farka Toure – Vieux Farka Toure delivers emotionally-charged songs and spectacular guitar work from his native Mali. With his unique and intricate fingerstyle playing, Farka Toure transports the beauty and culture of his homeland to New York City.
  • Strings-on-Hudson – Thursdays in August, 5:30pm, Belvedere Plaza. Battery Park City’s All-New Al Fresco Classical Music Series on the Hudson Waterfront:
  • August 3 // Tango! – Downtown’s own Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra performs dramatic Tango music with exhibition dance.
  • August 10 // Foxtrot! – The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra swings into action playing dance classics from the Great American Songbook.
  • August 17 // Waltz! – Twirl in 3/4 time with a selection of all-time waltz favorites and the Hudson River as your backdrop.
  • August 24 // Tangos & Minuets – The West Village Quartet plays pieces by renowned tango composer Astor Piazzolla, along with classics by Haydn, Mozart, and more.
  • Battery Dance Festival – August 13-18, 7-9pm, Wagner Park. Celebrate the 36th 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.
  • Classes & Sessions at CCSHS – including swim lessons for all ages, Total Body Boxing Workout, Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi, Badminton, and more. All classes free for CCSHS members, with steeply-reduced annual memberships

“Local programming is part of what makes our communities great,” said State Senator Daniel Squadron. “I thank the Battery Park City Authority for another season of programming, along with my colleagues, CB1, and community members.”

“The BPCA has done a great job in coordinating a wide selection of offerings for their 2017 summer programming,” said State Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou. “I’m very excited for all of the events and encourage everyone to participate in any they’d be interested in.”

“With a beautiful waterfront location, stunning views and green open spaces, Battery Park City is one of the best places in our City to enjoy the outdoors during the summer season,” said Council Member Margaret S. Chin. “I thank President Hyman and BPCA staff for organizing this eclectic mix of indoor and outdoor programs for residents and guests of all ages.”

Interested individuals can subscribe to the BPC Parks mailing list by visiting bpcparks.org, by phone at (212) 267-9700, or at any BPC Parks program or special event.

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.

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Notice of Meeting – March 22, 2017

March 20th, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, beginning at 11:00 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 Members of the Authority (11:00 am); and
  • Meeting of the Directors of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy (the “Conservancy”) (12:00 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 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

Notice of Meeting – January 26, 2017

January 23rd, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the following meeting will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2017, 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 Members of the Authority (9:00 am)

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 5:30pm 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

 

2017 Winter Events Calendar

December 19th, 2016

Battery Park City Parks is proud to announce the publication of its 2016/2017 Winter Calendar, showcasing our winter offerings. Most recently, our indoor program venue at 6 River Terrace (which is also available for party/gathering rental) has allowed a continuation of winter time versions of some of our most popular outdoor programs such as Preschool Play and Art and Adult Art classes. Meanwhile, the Community Center at Stuyvesant High School—one of Downtown Manhattan’s most affordable and excellent venues for fitness, swimming, and recreation—continues to expand its yearlong repertoire with new classes. Battery Park City Parks Ballfields, with state-of-the-art artificial turf now open year-round, offers Afternoon Winter Games to keep kids active three times a week, and on Sundays, we host Ultimate Frisbee for adults.

Here are some highlights from the 2016/2017 Winter Programs Calendar

Young Artists’ Workshops: Picture Books inspired by the best illustrated literature for children, these workshops will promote the vital experience of art and books.

Winter Talks: Enjoy an afternoon learning about interesting topics that pertain to Battery Park City’s unique geographic and cultural place in the world. These fascinating speakers use illustrated computer projected slide shows to enhance the experience.

And NEW programs at the Community Center at Stuyvesant High School…

Total Body Boxing Workout: Develop self-defense skills and overall fitness. The biomechanics of the sport require developing power from the legs up, resulting in a total-body workout. Free for members, or join in a class with a day pass!

Masala Bhangra Workout: Inspired by traditional Indian dance moves that make working out fun!

Spring Break Basketball Clinic: Former professional basketball players lead drills and teach the fundamentals of the game that help build skills and develop talent.

For a full overview of everything offered this winter, the Battery Park City Parks Winter Calendar is available.  If you would like to receive this calendar and be entered into our mailing list, e-mail us your address at: info@bpcparks.org, or call 212-267-9700.

A PDF version of the calendar is also available, Click here 

Additional languages are also available, Click here

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