SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS S.T.E.A.M. DREAM

Kids are invited to pick up S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) at this special event featuring quirky projects from BK Robot Foundry, an interactive discovery zone, and live performance by Soul Science Lab featuring Code SCTY. Projects are designed for ages 4 and up.

11AM: S.T.E.A.M. PROJECTS
11:45: FAMILY CONCERT

WRITE ME STORYTELLING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS AND ADULTS

Pearl Gluck, filmmaker and director of Write Me (2019; 7mins.), a film about Holocaust and human trafficking survivors, will lead a writing workshop in which participants will have the option to share short stories, with an emphasis on personal narratives. The free evening is part of a series to engage audiences in conversations on art, social justice, and history. Write Me programs are made possible through a community partnership with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the Battery Park City Authority

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

FRIDAY NIGHT ART HOUSE CLASSICS: SHADOWS

The best art house cinema is characterized by independent filmmakers with uncompromising vision. This series features courageous films inspired by the civil rights movement. Shadows is a 1958 American independent dramatic film directed by John Cassavetes about race relations during the Beat Generation years in NYC. Free popcorn will be served, and a discussion will follow the screenings. Mature audiences only.

WRITE ME POETRY WORKSHOP

Join poets Deborah Kahan Kolb, who wrote “After Auschwitz” which served as text for the film Write Me; Cornelius Eady,co-founder of Cave Canem Foundation, the Brooklyn-based incubator for African American poetry, and other poets in a workshop to analyze poetry and encourage writing as a source of healing, resistance, and transmitting personal histories. The evening is part of an intergenerational series to engage audiences in conversations on art, social justice, history, and current events. Write Me programs are made possible through a community partnership with the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and the Battery Park City Authority.

TUESDAY TALKS: EXPLORING THE AFRICAN BURIAL GROUND MEMORIAL

In celebration of Black History Month, guest speaker T. Rasul Murray, a historical interpreter and griot at the African Burial Ground National Monument, will present an overview of this sacred site in Lower Manhattan which honors African Americans and informs on the hardships they endured in early America. Discovered in 1991, the burial ground is considered to be one of the most significant archaeological finds in the U.S. over the last 100 years.

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.