Bettissima: Treasures from the Elizabeth Kray Archives

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 Poets Center of the 92nd Street Y. The exhibition, on display through April 26, includes nearly 100 letters from poets, documenting 20th-century American poetry. Visit www.poetshouse.org for information about related programs.

6:00PM: Opening Reception
7:00PM: Poetry Reading

Holiday Lights

Kick off the holiday season with a quaint evening of caroling, warm beverages and sweet treats with your Battery Park City community! If you wish, donate to those in need by bringing a new, wrapped gift for Stockings with Care. You may also drop off gift donations through December 6th at 75 Battery Place.

Stories for All Ages: Not-So-Spooky Halloween Tales

Story Pirates will perform spooky and hilarious stories to get you in the mood for Halloween. The performance is based entirely on stories written by elementary school students, and part of the show is made up on the spot by the kids in the audience. Wear your Halloween costume!

**Due to anticipated weather conditions, this event will occur (indoors) at 6 River Terrace at the scheduled time.

 

Go Fish! Battery Park City’s Celebration of Life in the Hudson Estuary

Experience the thrill of catch-and-release fishing and discover the variety of marine life thriving in the Hudson River! Skilled anglers will be on hand to assist. Rods and bait provided or bring your own. All ages are welcome.

CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING 10am: Join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Observe the day’s catch in aerated tanks and discover what you can do to steward the recovery of the Hudson. This day also features an art project and a nature watching.

ART PROJECT & NATURE WALK 11am: NYC is known among birders as a fantastic and unique place to observe birds, especially during spring and fall migration seasons. Join a naturalist/horticulturalists team as we look for birds and learn about the plantings and flowers which attract them. All ages and experience levels are welcome! Binoculars available to borrow.

FAMILY PERFORMANCE 12pm: Father Goose – Don’t miss the kindie rock and reggae tunes of Brooklyn based king of the dance party.

National Coming Out Day Celebration

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.

From the producers of The Fault in Our Stars comes this heartfelt coming-of-age story about the adventure of finding yourself and falling in love.  Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year-old Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) it’s a bit complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online.

 

DOCKAPPELLA

Join us for an autumn celebration of intricately woven harmonies along the Hudson River. Many of the finest college acapella 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 a backdrop!

Featuring Upper Structure,  The Opportunes, Shades of Yale, The Mixtapes, Vassar Devils, Nonsequitur and Faux Paz.

Family Movie Night: Spiderman (2002) & Baseball Bugs (short)

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 Globin, and to win the heart of Mary Jane, the girl next door. Go for the ultimate spin with Tobey Maguire in Spiderman.

Go Fish! featuring The Suzi Shelton Band

Experience the thrill of catch-and-release fishing and discover the variety of marine life thriving in the Hudson River! Skilled anglers will be on hand to assist. Rods and bait provided or bring your own. All ages are welcome.

CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING 10am: Join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Observe the day’s catch in aerated tanks and discover what you can do to steward the recovery of the Hudson. This day also features an art project and a nature watching. The River Project, the fellow stewards of the Hudson River and New York Harbor, will join us to share their innovative work in environmental education.

ART PROJECT & NATURE WALK 11am: NYC is known among birders as a fantastic and unique place to observe birds, especially during spring and fall migration seasons. Join a naturalist/horticulturalists team as we look for birds and learn about the plantings and flowers which attract them. All ages and experience levels are welcome! Binoculars available to borrow.

FAMILY PERFORMANCE 12pm: The Suzi Shelton Band – Award winning Brooklyn children’s musician Suzi Shelton performs feel-good, upbeat songs for everybody.  Whether it’s fist-pumping anthems or foot-tapping melodies, her music will have you moving and grooving! Featuring music from critically acclaimed album Smile in My Heart.

 

Epic Voices Series – 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.