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.

FESTIVAL CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

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

TUESDAY TALKS: NATURE IN POETRY WITH BOB HOLMAN

Celebrate Earth Day with poet Bob Holman, founder of the Bowery Poetry Club and central figure in the spoken word, slam and digital poetry movements of the last several decades. His recent award winning work in language revitalization will be showcased with a screening of Khonsay: Poem of Many Tongues, which contains lines from 50 different endangered languages. Readings and discussions of original poems- as well as works of other poets inspired by nature- will highlight our connection with endangered species as we reflect on Earth Day.
Made possible through a 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.

TUESDAY TALKS: WOMEN’S WERK

Building upon the success of last year’s discussion on the gig economy, this Women’s Month we focus on ‘next step’ practices to help propel your project forward. Topics covered in this informal talk and meet-and-greet with experts Kelly Ridgway, Alexis Henry and DJ Bembona will include sharing resources, financial literacy and developing your own personal support system. Wear your brand tee, swap swag, and network with like-minded women ‘werkin’ it’ just like you.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY TEA

Everybody’s Irish on St. Paddy’s Day! Lads and lassies are invited to wear green and join friends and BPCA staff for tea and sweets on this cheery holiday.

FRIDAY NIGHT ART HOUSE CLASSICS: THE HARDER THEY COME

The best art house cinema is characterized by filmmakers with uncompromising vision. This series features courageous films inspired by the civil rights movement. The Harder They Come is a 1972 Jamaican film that features Jimmy Cliff as an aspiring young singer from the countryside who travels to Kingston to pursue musical stardom. After being victimized by an unscrupulous record producer, the local drug trade and corrupt police, he fights back and becomes an inadvertent folk hero. Free popcorn will be served, and a discussion will follow the screenings.

*Mature audiences only.