FRIDAY NIGHT FILM NOIR: THE PHANTOM LADY

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.

DOCKAPPELLA

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!

FEATURED PERFORMERS:

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!

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.

Go Fish! featuring Sonia De Los Santos

Join us on Saturday, September 14th 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: Paint retablos inspired by Mexican Folk Art.

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: Sonia De Los Santos – Sonia De Los Santos was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico and since 2007 has been touring the world, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar, mandolin, and jarana, and lighting up the stage with Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes And Friends. Sonia has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know” and her music has been featured on NBC’s Visiones, Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live and WXPN’s Kids Corner among others. To learn more about Sonia and her first solo family album, visit her website: soniadelossantosmusic.com

Marine Education Classroom Visits

Marine Education at Battery Park City Parks

School groups 3rd grade and up can experience catch-and-release fishing and learn about the geographic and ecological history of the Hudson River in wonderful visits to Wagner Park.  Offered Tuesday and Friday morning in September, October, May, and June – when the fishing is best!  To find out more, email marine.ed@bpca.ny.gov

Go Fish! featuring Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell with You Are My Flower

Join us on Saturday, September 10th 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: Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell with You Are My Flower – Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and Smithsonian folkways artist Elizabeth Mitchell perform traditional acoustic folk music with a modern twist for children of all ages.

Public Art Tour: The Art of Wagner Park

Join contemporary art historian Dorothea Basile for a tour of the world-renowned pieces by Tony Cragg, Louis Borgeois and Jim Dine.  Participants will also look at how the art relates to the overall Wagner Park design by Olin Partnership, Lynden Miller and Machado & Silvetti.