Presented in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away, hear music by four composers including two who perished, one who survived the Holocaust and enjoyed a long, creative life and one who composes in honor of survivors. Performed by Festival Chamber Music director and cellist Ruth Sommers, Philip Edward Fisher, piano; Anna Elashvili, violin, Calvin Wiersma, viola, Gary Louie, saxophone, and Maureen McKay, soprano. Made possible through a community partnership with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and Battery Park City Authority.

Please visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage website to purchase tickets


Mary Cassatt is a U.S. born painter and printmaker that depicted the lives of women, especially the special bond between mother and child. Mentored by the greats Degas and Pissarro, Cassatt was the only American artist to exhibit with the Impressionists in Paris.


All are welcome to come and enjoy the inspired artwork created by participants of all ages at BPCA’s art programs. Meet many of the participating artists, the artist/educators who lead the programs, and learn about upcoming BPCA art programs and events. No viewing on 2/17.

JAN 27–MAR 27, 2–4PM


Calling all wanna-be rockers, Broadway stars and crooners! Sing away the winter blues with a fun afternoon of friends and tunes at our very own karaoke “bar” complete with tea and treats.


Film noir is a style of American crime film originating in the 1940’s. Often made on shoestring budgets, these low light, high intrigue detective stories are now regarded as classics from Hollywood’s Golden Age. The Phantom Lady (1944, Robert Siodmak) is the story of a mystery woman who must be tracked down to prevent an innocent man from being convicted of his wife’s murder. The film showcases the influence of European Expressionism on American film noir. Free popcorn will be served, and a discussion will follow the screenings.


Join us for an autumn celebration of intricately woven harmonies along the Hudson River. Get inspired by the vocal stylings of the finest college a cappella groups in the Northeast. Six ensembles will showcase their pitch-perfect vocal renditions from a diverse mix of musical genres. Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and enjoy the music with New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty as backdrop!


THE N’HARMONICS                                                                    THE NOR’EASTERS
New York University                                                                      Northeastern University

NOTES AND KEYS                                                                        OFF THE BEAT
Columbia University                                                                      Univerity of Pennsylvania

THE OPPORTUNES                                                                      PITCH SLAPPED
Harvard University                                                                        Berklee College of Music

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!


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.