POETRY PATH OPENING: CELEBRATING 10 YEARS IN BATTERY PARK CITY

Celebrate 10 years of Poets House in Battery Park City with an installation of over 40 poems in a colorful, outdoor Poetry Path enlivening park walkways, benches, fences, and more. Enjoy poems from many cultures that inspire, delight and reflect the power and beauty of language. Meet some of the poets, enjoy readings and light refreshments, and explore the new Poetry Path. All ages welcome! Made possible through a community partnership with Poets House and Battery Park City Authority.

KNICKERBOCKER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: SONGS OF OUR SPHERE—CELEBRATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY!

“Songs of Our Sphere” is inspired by ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras’s Music of the Spheres. Pythagoras believed that the movements of celestial bodies are a form of music, and that, through this connection, humanity is at one with the universe. KCO musicians will present works that celebrate nature, such as Vivaldi’s Spring from “The Four Seasons;” excerpts from Copland’s “The Tender Land;” and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oh, What A Beautiful Morning;” as well as works, such as Kurt Weill’s “Lost in the Stars”—all music that speaks to issues, spiritual and literal, that confront our continued existence on this earth. Made possible through a partnership with Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra and Battery Park City Authority with additional support from Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

VALENTINE MAKING WORKSHOP*

All we need is LOVE! Take part in this time-honored annual BPC tradition where participants are invited to make personalized, handmade cards for their loved ones. Cut, paste and decorate with provided materials, and don’t forget to seal it with a kiss. Art projects are designed for ages 4 and up.

* Registration required: Please Email Registration at registration@bpca.ny.gov

SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS MASQUERADE: BULGARIAN SURVA

Surva is a Balkan festival where thousands of people join in a grand parade of costumes and folkloric games to scare away evil spirits, and wish a prosperous year to all. Make your own Surva inspired mask and take part in a parade led by Young Bulgarian Voices of New York. Art project is designed for ages 4 and up.

11AM: ART PROJECT
11:45: FAMILY CONCERT

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.