Celebrating Portugal

Discover Portugal through a musical journey of lively, interactive, improvised piano with “I Will Play Your Soul” by multi-award winning pianist, composer and producer, Renato Diz, supported by ARTE Institute. Create your own Lisbon inspired azulejo tiles. Art project is designed for ages 4 yrs and above.

4:00PM: ART PROJECT
4:45PM: MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

 

 

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, unwrapped gift for Stockings with Care. You may also drop off gift donations through December 6th at 75 Battery Place.

Saturday Family Workshop: Bookmaking

Everyone will be invited to make their own journals/keepsake books using repurposed/recycled materials-led by Esther Smith of Purgatory Pie Press and book artist/illustrator Elise Engler. All materials provided, but bring your own if you like! For ages 3 and up.

Free program: registration required. Space is limited.

To register, email: registration@bpcparks.org

 

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.

 

Public Art Retrospective – Part One: North Cove to South Cove

“From the whimsical sculptures of The Real World in Rockefeller Park to the meditative natural beauty of South Cove and much more, public art is in Battery Park City’s DNA,” says BPCA President B.J. Jones. Join contemporary art historian, Dorothea Basile, on two walks highlighting the public art that was originally commissioned to celebrate the threshold where city meets Hudson River waterfront-park landscapes and the more recent installations which have continued that vision.

*Meet at Waterfront Plaza entrance to the Winter Garden.

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.

 

Hummingbird Hootenanny

Help us kick off the fall season with a celebration of our small but mighty friend, the hummingbird. Join us for a day of feathered frenzy featuring a hummingbird watch zone, a bird-watching and nature walk, and a live performance and hum-along with bluegrass band Astrograss. Make bird wings and masks and help us weave a human-sized hummingbird nest!

11:00am: Art Projects
11:30am: Bird-watching/Nature walk
12:00pm: Family Concert featuring Astrograss

Strings-On-Hudson: Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra

Kick up your heels with Gary S. Fagin and KCO for Sweet Sounds of Summer!, a stylish selection of classical melodies for your dancing pleasure, including foxtrots, tangos, and waltzes. Or just sit back and the timeless tunes of Johann Strauss, Irving Berlin and other great masters of song and dance.

River & Blues: John Hammond

A River & Blues favorite, legendary bluesman, Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Fame inductee John Hammond has shared the stage with a who’s who of blues greats, from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters and more. Witness this master conjure the Delta Blues and transform his guitar and harmonica into an orchestra steaming forward with the power of a runaway train.