Teen Nights – DJ Workshop

Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones.  Play table tennis , foosball, life-size chess, and more!  Also introducing special activities, such as trivia, karaoke and Community Center night.  Great place to hang and relax!  Check www.bpcparks.org for latest information.

Free!  Grades 7-12

*No program on 1/13 and 2/17

 

Winter Talks: City on a Grid – How New York Became New York

The Manhattan street grid has been called “a disaster” of urban planning and ” the most courageous act of prediction in Western Civilization”. In other words, you either love it or hate it.  Join Gerard Koeppel as he relates the history of this uniquely New York marvel through his most recent book.

Free! To the register, click on the following link How New York Became New York

Teen Nights

Get the creative juices flowing and stop by for this special two-part Teen Night. With the help of a professional artist, create your own silk screen T-shirts using various art materials to showcase your voice and style. Design your image and then return the next week and print it on a T-shirt or other item to take home and broadcast it to the world! Perhaps you will find that you have a future in the fashion world.

Guests are encouraged to bring clothing to print on.  A limited amount of T-shirts will be available.

3/10/17 – Design the image that you want to be displayed

3/17/17 – Print the image on your item of clothing

Games and snacks will also be available.

Free!  Grades 7-12

 

 

Teen Nights

Get the creative juices flowing and stop by for this special two-part Teen Night. With the help of a professional artist, create your own silk screen T-shirts using various art materials to showcase your voice and style. Design your image and then return the next week and print it on a T-shirt or other item to take home and broadcast it to the world! Perhaps you will find that you have a future in the fashion world.

Guests are encouraged to bring clothing to print on.  A limited amount of T-shirts will be available.

3/10/17 – Design the image that you want to be displayed

3/17/17 – Print the image on your item of clothing

Games and snacks will also be available.

To the register, click on the following link Silk Screen T-Shirts – Teen Night

Winter Talks: Georgia O’Keeffe’s New York Years

Many are familiar with O’Keeffe and her intimate paintings of flowers, but do you know about her New York years?  She became a major exhibiting artist, mingled with great artists of the age, and began her relationship with photographer Alfred Stieglitz.  Join artist/educator Marla Lipkin and revisit these magical years of the young artist’s life in Gotham!

Free! To the register, click on the following link Georgia O’Keeffe’s New York Years

Holiday Lights!

Join us for a cozy evening in South Cove with caroling, warm beverages, cookies, and the Battery Park City community!  If you would like to donate a gift to Stockings with Care, please bring a new, unwrapped gift to the event.  You may also drop off gift donations through Friday, December 16th at 75 Battery Place.

Recycle your Tree – December 26th – January 27, 2017

Please deposit your tree without decorations on the curb.  Park staff will pick trees until January 27th.  Trees will be chipped and used for mulch in the parks of Battery Park City.  We appreciate your assistance!

Go Fish! featuring The Suzi Shelton Band

Join us on Saturday, October 15th for fishing and family fun. 

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.

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 event includes and are project and bird watching.

CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING 10am-2pm: During Go Fish!, barbless hooks minimize injuries to both fish and participants. Fish are placed in saltwater tanks for observation and identification before being released back into the Hudson. Live demonstrations and displays teach fish anatomy and heighten awareness of the ecology, flourishing marine life and current state of good health of the Hudson River and its estuary. Rods, reels and bait are provided for those who don’t bring their own. 

ART PROJECTS 11am-2pm: Learn about the public art in Wagner Park and participate in an art-making workshop. Create your own sound-making instrument with recycled materials.

BIRD WATCHING 11am: Search with an experienced birder for species that live in or migrate through BPC Parks. 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.

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.