Celebrating Cabo Verde

Embrace the rich culture of the islands of Cabo Verde with an acoustic performance by world renowned singing sensation Fantcha. Make your own Cape Verdean style market basket. Art project is designed for ages 4 yrs and above.

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

Sugar, Water, Fire

Celebrate Black History Month with a performance piece featuring poet Lacresha Berry. Afterwards, Ms. Berry will be joined by Kamau Ware from Black Gotham Experience to discuss her work which responds to the stories told in BGX’s popular walking tours highlighting the impact of the African diaspora on Downtown NYC since 1625.

Valentine Making Workshop

Love is in the air! Create your own valentines using provided materials to collage, cut and paste, and decorate cards for your special someone. Must be 5 yrs old and above.

Free Program: Registration required, Space is limited.

*Registration required, call 212-267-9700 or email registration@bpca.ny.gov

Game of Go

All ages are invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year learning the fun and challenging game of Go which originated in China over 4,000 years ago. Led by champion Go players from China Institute, this talk and hands-on workshop will guide participants through the history and general play of the game.

Celebrating Ginga Brasiliera

Dancer/choreographers Quenia Ribeiro & Grupo Ribeiro celebrate Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian culture with live music, a dance workshop, and an art project inspired by the vibrancy of Rio’s Carnival. Art project is designed for ages 4 yrs and above.

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

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.