HOLIDAY LIGHTS

Kickoff the holiday season with a festive and charming 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 in advance at 75 Battery Place.

DIY GIFT MAKING WORKSHOP*

Handmade gifts never go out of style. Create your own designs and customize totes, tees, wrapping paper, beaded jewelry, greeting cards and so much more. Projects not suitable for young children. Materials provided (while they last), and light refreshments will be served.

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM NOIR: KILLER’S KISS

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. Killer’s Kiss (1955, Stanley Kubrick), Kubrick’s second feature film, is the story of an aging boxer who gets mixed up with a nightclub dancer and her violent boss.

Free popcorn will be served, and a discussion will follow the screening.

PYLONS AND WATERFRONT PLAZA

Join contemporary art historian Dorothea Basile in a thoughtful and reflective tour of celebrated artist Martin Puryear’s stately Pylons, which act as a symbolic portal connecting water and land. Explore the written poetry of Walt Whitman and Frank O’Hara surrounding North Cove with poet/literature professor Jon Curley.

GO FISH!

Join experienced anglers for catch-and release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. The day also features an art project and a nature walk. Don’t miss an unforgettable performance sung in Spanish and English by Sonia De Los Santos and her band! Plus: BPCA’s Zero Waste Committee will be on hand to share their exciting initiatives in environmental responsibility.

10AM–1PM: CATCH–AND–RELEASE FISHING
11AM: ART PROJECT
11AM: NATURE WALK
12PM: FAMILY CONCERT

PUBLIC ART & GARDEN TOUR: BPC LANDSCAPE AS ART

Join Landscape Architect and Horticulturist Nancy Seaton for a thought-provoking tour investigating how landscapes are often the receptacle of art– the context within which sculpture is placed. Explore how the landscapes of Battery Park City is the art, in places such as South Cove and Teardrop Park. Discuss how basic principles of design and conceptual thinking transcend media, and the phenomenal elements that are especially well expressed through landscape.

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