Stories & Songs (6mos. to 3.5yrs)

Share the joy of live music performed weekly by exciting professional musicians together with your infant, toddler or preschooler. Enjoy movement, dancing, singing and music making.

Meets on Wednesdays (14 sessions) – January 4th through April 5th

Meets at 6 River Terrace (at the south end of River Terrace by the Irish Hunger Memorial)

Check out our other two sessions of Stories & Songs

Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:10am, age 13months-3.5years
Wednesdays, 11:20am-12:00pm, age 13months-3.5years

To register, please contact 212-267-9700 ext. 363 or email registration@bpcparks.org

Stories & Songs (6mos. to 3.5yrs)

Share the joy of live music performed weekly by exciting professional musicians together with your infant, toddler or preschooler. Enjoy movement, dancing, singing and music making.

Meets on Wednesdays (14 sessions) – January 4th through April 5th

Meets at 6 River Terrace (at the south end of River Terrace by the Irish Hunger Memorial)

Check out our other two sessions of Stories & Songs

Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:10am, age 13months-3.5years
Wednesdays, 11:20am-12:00pm, age 13months-3.5years

To register, please contact 212-267-9700 ext. 363 or email registration@bpcparks.org

Stories & Songs (6mos. to 3.5yrs)

Share the joy of live music performed weekly by exciting professional musicians together with your infant, toddler or preschooler. Enjoy movement, dancing, singing and music making.

Meets on Wednesdays (14 sessions) – January 4th through April 5th

Meets at 6 River Terrace (at the south end of River Terrace by the Irish Hunger Memorial)

Check out our other two sessions of Stories & Songs

Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:10am, age 13months-3.5years
Wednesdays, 11:20am-12:00pm, age 13months-3.5years

To register, please contact 212-267-9700 ext. 363 or email registration@bpcparks.org

Stories & Songs (6mos. to 3.5yrs)

Share the joy of live music performed weekly by exciting professional musicians together with your infant, toddler or preschooler. Enjoy movement, dancing, singing and music making.

Meets on Wednesdays (14 sessions) – January 4th through April 5th

Meets at 6 River Terrace (at the south end of River Terrace by the Irish Hunger Memorial)

Check out our other two sessions of Stories & Songs

Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:10am, age 13months-3.5years
Wednesdays, 11:20am-12:00pm, age 13months-3.5years

To register, please contact 212-267-9700 ext. 363 or email registration@bpcparks.org

Stories & Songs (6mos. to 3.5yrs)

Share the joy of live music performed weekly by exciting professional musicians together with your infant, toddler or preschooler. Enjoy movement, dancing, singing and music making.

Meets on Wednesdays (14 sessions) – January 4th through April 5th

Meets at 6 River Terrace (at the south end of River Terrace by the Irish Hunger Memorial)

Check out our other two sessions of Stories & Songs

Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:10am, age 13months-3.5years
Wednesdays, 11:20am-12:00pm, age 13months-3.5years

To register, please contact 212-267-9700 ext. 363 or email registration@bpcparks.org

Stories & Songs (6mos. to 3.5yrs)

Share the joy of live music performed weekly by exciting professional musicians together with your infant, toddler or preschooler. Enjoy movement, dancing, singing and music making.

Meets on Wednesdays (14 sessions) – January 4th through April 5th

Meets at 6 River Terrace (at the south end of River Terrace by the Irish Hunger Memorial)

Check out our other two sessions of Stories & Songs

Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:10am, age 13months-3.5years
Wednesdays, 11:20am-12:00pm, age 13months-3.5years

To register, please contact 212-267-9700 ext. 363 or email registration@bpcparks.org

Stories & Songs (6mos. to 3.5yrs)

Share the joy of live music performed weekly by exciting professional musicians together with your infant, toddler or preschooler. Enjoy movement, dancing, singing and music making.

Meets on Wednesdays (14 sessions) – January 4th through April 5th

Meets at 6 River Terrace (at the south end of River Terrace by the Irish Hunger Memorial)

Check out our other two sessions of Stories & Songs

Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:10am, age 13months-3.5years
Wednesdays, 11:20am-12:00pm, age 13months-3.5years

To register, please contact 212-267-9700 ext. 363 or email registration@bpcparks.org

Stories & Songs (6mos. to 3.5yrs)

Share the joy of live music performed weekly by exciting professional musicians together with your infant, toddler or preschooler. Enjoy movement, dancing, singing and music making.

Meets on Wednesdays (14 sessions) – January 4th through April 5th

Meets at 6 River Terrace (at the south end of River Terrace by the Irish Hunger Memorial)

Check out our other two sessions of Stories & Songs

Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:10am, age 13months-3.5years
Wednesdays, 11:20am-12:00pm, age 13months-3.5years

To register, please contact 212-267-9700 ext. 363 or email registration@bpcparks.org

Stories & Songs (6mos. to 3.5yrs)

Share the joy of live music performed weekly by exciting professional musicians together with your infant, toddler or preschooler. Enjoy movement, dancing, singing and music making.

Meets on Wednesdays (14 sessions) – January 4th through April 5th

Meets at 6 River Terrace (at the south end of River Terrace by the Irish Hunger Memorial)

Check out our other two sessions of Stories & Songs

Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:10am, age 13months-3.5years
Wednesdays, 11:20am-12:00pm, age 13months-3.5years

To register, please contact 212-267-9700 ext. 363 or email registration@bpcparks.org

Stories & Songs (6mos. to 3.5yrs)

Share the joy of live music performed weekly by exciting professional musicians together with your infant, toddler or preschooler. Enjoy movement, dancing, singing and music making.

Meets on Wednesdays (14 sessions) – January 4th through April 5th

Meets at 6 River Terrace (at the south end of River Terrace by the Irish Hunger Memorial)

Check out our other two sessions of Stories & Songs

Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:10am, age 13months-3.5years
Wednesdays, 11:20am-12:00pm, age 13months-3.5years

To register, please contact 212-267-9700 ext. 363 or email registration@bpcparks.org

Stories & Songs (6mos. to 3.5yrs)

Share the joy of live music performed weekly by exciting professional musicians together with your infant, toddler or preschooler. Enjoy movement, dancing, singing and music making.

Meets on Wednesdays (14 sessions) – January 4th through April 5th

Meets at 6 River Terrace (at the south end of River Terrace by the Irish Hunger Memorial)

Check out our other two sessions of Stories & Songs

Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:10am, age 13months-3.5years
Wednesdays, 11:20am-12:00pm, age 13months-3.5years

To register, please contact 212-267-9700 ext. 363 or email registration@bpcparks.org

Stories & Songs (6mos. to 3.5yrs)

Share the joy of live music performed weekly by exciting professional musicians together with your infant, toddler or preschooler. Enjoy movement, dancing, singing and music making.

Meets on Wednesdays (14 sessions) – January 4th through April 5th

Meets at 6 River Terrace (at the south end of River Terrace by the Irish Hunger Memorial)

Check out our other two sessions of Stories & Songs

Wednesdays, 10:30am-11:10am, age 13months-3.5years
Wednesdays, 11:20am-12:00pm, age 13months-3.5years

To register, please contact 212-267-9700 ext. 363 or email registration@bpcparks.org

BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY RELEASES FALL 2016 EVENTS CALENDAR

More than 300 Programs and Events Open to All

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

DOCKAPELLA

Join us for an autumn celebration of intricately woven harmonies along the Hudson River.  Many of the finest college a cappella 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!  Enjoy the music with New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty as backdrop!

THE N’HARMONICS (NYU) – New York University’s most heart-pounding a cappella group, the N’Harmonics forge tight harmonies, belt unwritten riffs, and redefine a cappella. Founded in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1997, the N’Harmonics have performed at venues such as Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Town Hall, the Bowery Poetic Club, the Beacon Theater, and Lincoln Center.  Alumni of the group have gone on to perform on Glee and the Glee Project, as well as on Broadway and National Tours in shows like West Side Story, Wicked, Mama Mia, Hair, Spring Awakening, and Bring It On.

THE SIL’HOOETTES (UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA) – The Sil’hooettes are one of the most acclaimed all-female a cappella groups in the country.  Established in 1989, the Sils have performed at the White House, opened for B.o.B., and been featured on MTV. In the past year, they were named the #1 female a cappella group by College Magazine, and were nominated for four Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.

THE SPIZZWINKS (?) (YALE UNIVERSITY) – The Spizzwinks(?) are America’s first underclassman a cappella group. The all-male group has performed at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. They have opened for Lady Gaga and shared the stage with the Cape Town youth choir. Alumni have gone on to acclaimed careers as writers, composers, and performers on such shows as The Book of Mormon, The Daily Show, and The West Wing.

THE VASSAR DEVILS – The Vassar Devils are known for tight harmonies, polished sound, complex arrangements, and infectious sense of fun. Their repertoire includes everything from indie ballads to classic rock to sexy jazz to Beyoncé. They have performed at the Beacon Theater, Boston Symphony Hall, and the White House, and have competed successfully in many a cappella competitions, reaching the ICCA finals in 2015.

THE BROWN’STONES (BROWN UNIVERSITY) – The Brown’sTones are Brown University’s freshest and fiercest a cappella group. Founded in 1992, the all-female group, which prides itself on its diversity, has performed in London, San Francisco, and New York City.

THE PRINCETON NASSOONS (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) – Founded 1941, the Princeton Nassoons are Princeton’s oldest a cappella ensemble and the third oldest collegiate group in the nation. The all-male group has been touring domestically and internationally since the 50s, with recent tours to Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, Korea, Germany, and the White House, as well as the sets of Good Morning America and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They recently filmed with Tina Fey for her movie, Admission. Their extensive repertoire covers music from the 1940’s to the most recent chart-topping hits.

NOTES & KEYS (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) –  Founded in 1909, Notes & Keys is Columbia University’s oldest and finest co-ed a cappella group. With a diverse and expanding repertoire of arrangements written by their own members, they have performed on VH1 and at NYC’s Knickerbocker Club, Yankee Stadium, Dylan’s Candy Bar, the United Nations, and annually at Gracie Mansion.

Teen Nights

Friday Night for Teens is a free program that gives kids a safe space to have fun and hang out. Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones.  From 4pm to 7pm Battery Park City Parks’ events space, 6 River Terrace, will open so teens can drop by to play table tennis, life size chess, giant connect-4, listen to music and relax .

Parks Programming Leaders will be on hand to help break the ice and make sure everyone has fun. There will be pizza, snacks, a movie and lots of opportunities for selfies.  No parents allowed.

Free! Grades 7th – 12th

Teen Nights

Friday Night for Teens is a free program that gives kids a safe space to have fun and hang out. Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones.  From 4pm to 7pm Battery Park City Parks’ events space, 6 River Terrace, will open so teens can drop by to play table tennis, life size chess, giant connect-4, listen to music and relax .

Parks Programming Leaders will be on hand to help break the ice and make sure everyone has fun. There will be pizza, snacks, a movie and lots of opportunities for selfies.  No parents allowed.

Free! Grades 7th – 12th

Teen Nights

Friday Night for Teens is a free program that gives kids a safe space to have fun and hang out. Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones.  From 4pm to 7pm Battery Park City Parks’ events space, 6 River Terrace, will open so teens can drop by to play table tennis, life size chess, giant connect-4, listen to music and relax .

Parks Programming Leaders will be on hand to help break the ice and make sure everyone has fun. There will be pizza, snacks, a movie and lots of opportunities for selfies.  No parents allowed.

Free! Grades 7th – 12th

Teen Nights

Friday Night for Teens is a free program that gives kids a safe space to have fun and hang out. Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones.  From 4pm to 7pm Battery Park City Parks’ events space, 6 River Terrace, will open so teens can drop by to play table tennis, life size chess, giant connect-4, listen to music and relax .

Parks Programming Leaders will be on hand to help break the ice and make sure everyone has fun. There will be pizza, snacks, a movie and lots of opportunities for selfies.  No parents allowed.

Free! Grades 7th – 12th

Teen Nights

Friday Night for Teens is a free program that gives kids a safe space to have fun and hang out. Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones.  From 4pm to 7pm Battery Park City Parks’ events space, 6 River Terrace, will open so teens can drop by to play table tennis, life size chess, giant connect-4, listen to music and relax .

Parks Programming Leaders will be on hand to help break the ice and make sure everyone has fun. There will be pizza, snacks, a movie and lots of opportunities for selfies.  No parents allowed.

Free! Grades 7th – 12th

Teen Nights

Friday Night for Teens is a free program that gives kids a safe space to have fun and hang out. Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones.  From 4pm to 7pm Battery Park City Parks’ events space, 6 River Terrace, will open so teens can drop by to play table tennis, life size chess, giant connect-4, listen to music and relax .

Parks Programming Leaders will be on hand to help break the ice and make sure everyone has fun. There will be pizza, snacks, a movie and lots of opportunities for selfies.  No parents allowed.

Free! Grades 7th – 12th