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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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Notice of Meeting – December 7, 2016

December 5th, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the following meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, beginning at 10:00 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 (10:00 am)

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

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

 

 

Notice of Meeting – October 19, 2016

October 17th, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the following meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, beginning at 10:00 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 (10:00 am)

The Meeting is open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation. The press is welcome to attend.

In addition, elected officials are encouraged to bring any issues of community concern before the Board for discussion with the Members.

The general public may also submit written comments to the Board up to 24 hours after the conclusion of a Board meeting for inclusion in the minutes of that meeting. Comments should be sent to boardcomment@bpca.ny.gov or by U.S. Mail to:

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

Thank you.

Notice of Meeting – September 20, 2016

September 19th, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the following meetings will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 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 (2:30pm); and
  • Meeting of the Directors of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy (the “Conservancy”) (3:30pm)

Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation. The press is welcome to attend.

In addition, elected officials are encouraged to bring any issues of community concern before the Board for discussion with the Members.

The general public may also submit written comments to the Board up to 24 hours after the conclusion of a Board meeting for inclusion in the minutes of that meeting. Comments should be sent to boardcomment@bpca.ny.gov, or by U.S. Mail to:

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

Thank you.

2016 Fall Events Calendar

September 1st, 2016

The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) today announced release of its Fall 2016 Parks Programming Calendar, detailing more than 300 public programs and events taking place throughout Battery Park City from September to December. The full calendar of mostly-free programs – including storytelling, arts and games, exercise, tours, a movie night, 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 via the BPC Parks website.

“Fresh off an amazing summer season of more than 500 public programs and events, attended by some 40,000 guests, we’re proud to present our Fall Calendar – chock full new events and familiar favorites alike” said BPCA President and Chief Operating Officer Shari C. Hyman. “From the eager anglers of our popular Go Fish! catch-and-release fishing to the new harmonies of Dockapella, our first-ever a cappella festival, this autumn Battery Park City is a family-friendly destination for all ages. Come join us!”

The Fall 2016 Parks Programming Calendar includes approximately 20 pages of illustrated program offerings, organized by those of interest to guests of all ages, teens and adults, school-age children, 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, for which steeply-reduced annual memberships were announced last spring.

Highlights of the Fall Calendar include:

  • Go Fish! – September 10, 10am-2pm, Wagner Park. Join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Festival includes art projects, birdwatching and garden tour, and live family performance by Grammy winner Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell at noon.
  • Stories for all Ages – September 18, 11am, Wagner Park. Join master storyteller Peninnah Schram as she shares “Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another,” continuing the centuries-long tradition of relaying Jewish stories filled with wit and wisdom. Co-sponsored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
  • Go Fish! – September 24, 10am-2pm, Wagner Park. Catch-and-release fishing, festival, and bilingual (Spanish/English) family performance by Sonia De Los Santos at noon.
  • Young Artists’ Workshop: Ezra Jack Keats’ Peter’s Chair – October 1, 11am, Rockefeller Park. Celebrate the 100th birthday of the great children’s author/illustrator by making a large group mural using collage. Co-sponsored by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.
  • Dockapella – October 1, 1pm-5pm, Wagner Park. Battery Park City’s first ever a cappella festival! Join us for an autumn celebration of intricately woven harmonies along the Hudson River sung by some of the finest college vocal groups from New York and beyond.
  • Go Fish! – October 15, 10am-2pm, Wagner Park. Catch-and-release fishing, festival, and family music performance by The Suzi Shelton Band at noon
  • Slightly Scary Halloween Movie Night: Beetlejuice – October 28, 7pm, Rockefeller Park. Enjoy Tim Burton’s hilariously haunting classic on the big screen. Wear your best Halloween costume and enter our contest for great giveaways and prizes.
  • Stories for all Ages – October 29, 11am, Teardrop Park. Listen as Onondaga Storyteller Perry Ground tells “The Great Bear and Why the Leaves Change Color,” and other Native American tales about autumn and preparing for winter – including a not-too-scary story in celebration of Halloween!
  • Holiday Lights – December 8, 6:15pm, South Cove. Join us for a cozy evening with caroling, warm beverages, cookies, and an important special guest at Battery Park City’s community tree lighting. Bring a new unwrapped children’s gift to donate.

“As the weather starts cooling down and the academic year begins, it is wonderful that New Yorkers and their families will continue to have access to stimulating recreational and educational activities,” said Congressman Jerry Nadler. “I applaud the Battery Park City Authority for bringing year-round programming to the Lower Manhattan community.”

“I am proud to support the BPCA and share the upcoming Fall calendar full of fantastic programs for family friendly fun!” said State Assemblymember Alice Cancel. “These creative works and art installations are of true value made available to our local community. I urge you to go and check out some of these wonderful upcoming offerings.”

“Local programming is part of what makes our communities great,” said State Senator Daniel Squadron. “I thank the Battery Park City Authority for kicking off another season of programming, and look forward to continuing to work with them, my colleagues, and community members.”

“Beautiful public spaces are a starting point, but it’s the activities and events that bring people together in those spaces that make a collection of blocks into a community,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “It’s great to know all the events and activities coming up in the Battery Park City community, and I hope neighborhood residents and visitors from other parts of the city alike will be able to enjoy them.”

“Fall is one of the one most beautiful times of the year in New York City – especially along our waterfront in Battery Park City,” said Council Member Margaret S. Chin. “I appreciate BPCA’s efforts to make many of its fall events free for everyone, and I look forward to enjoying another lovely autumn season in the open spaces that make Battery Park City a unique treasure for residents and visitors alike.”

“The Battery Park City Authority’s diverse schedule of public programs offers a vibrant range of activities for both residents and visitors of all ages,” said Museum of Jewish Heritage President & CEO Michael S. Glickman. “The Museum of Jewish Heritage is pleased to contribute its resources to enhancing the public life of our community.”

Join the BPC Parks mailing list by visiting bpcparks.org or calling (212) 267-9700. Interested individuals can also subscribe at the Rockefeller Park House, open daily from May to October between 11am-6pm, or at any BPC Parks program or special event.

About BPCA: The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority is a New York State public benefit corporation with a mission to plan, create, coordinate, and maintain a balanced community of commercial, residential, retail, and park space within its designated 92-acre site on the lower west side of Manhattan. For more info visit: bpca.ny.gov.

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

Click here to explore the many programs and events. 

Notice of Meeting – July 20, 2016

July 18th, 2016

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Members of the Battery Park City Authority (the “Authority”) will take place on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, beginning at 9:45 a.m., at 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281.

Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation. The press is welcome to attend.

In addition, elected officials are encouraged to bring any issues of community concern before the Board for discussion with the Members.

The general public may also submit written comments to the Board up to 24 hours after the conclusion of a Board meeting for inclusion in the minutes of that meeting.

Comments should be sent to boardcomment@bpca.ny.gov or by U.S. Mail to:
BPCA Board Comment
200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor
New York, NY 10281

Notice of Meeting – June 8, 2016

June 6th, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the following meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016, 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 Members of the Authority (12:30pm) Meetings are open to the public for observation, but not for direct participation. The press is welcome to attend the meetings.