"The transformation of lower Manhattan has been an enormous team effort– with the city, state and federal governments working together, investing together, and forming partnerships with the private sector."

MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG

CEO of Bloomberg LP & Former NYC Mayor
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NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2017

BPC PEOPLE
 
JANET OZARCHUK

Title: Chief Financial Officer / Treasurer
Favorite Spot in BPC: Irish Hunger Memorial

Janet Ozarchuk was born and raised in Maspeth, Queens and later moved to Stockholm New Jersey for 16 years. As a first-generation college student, Janet attended Fordham University as part of the first female class ever admitted, where she studied Biology until switching to Business Administration. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and General Science from Fordham University and later received a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University with an emphasis on finance and organizational behavior.

Ms. Ozarchuk began her career on Wall Street, working primarily for Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch as Director in the Public Finance department. After working at  Merry Lynch for 8 years, she left investment banking and took a break to travel and visit one of her favorite places on earth, Italy. She later moved to the non-profit sector in the early 2000s, where she served as a Treasurer and CFO at several organizations engaged in community development and growth of small businesses among disadvantaged populations and low-income neighborhoods. It has been in the non-profit realm where Janet has done some of the most rewarding work of her career, including helping secure loans for organizations such as the Green House Project, which partners with organizations, advocates, and communities to transform institutional long-term care for the elderly. Immediately prior to joining BPCA, Janet moved to TruFund Financial Services, where she served as the Chief Financial Officer for the past three years.

During her free time, Janet loves travel, museums — especially the Museum of Math — and the theatre. She is of the firm belief that Bernadette Peters should be officially designated a national treasure. An immensely talented professional herself, Ms. Ozarchuk instead points to a very talented family, including an Emmy Award-winning sister and a brother in law, as well as a niece who’s pursuing a career as a successful novelist with a newly-minted three book publishing deal. Janet currently resides in Manhattan and is excited to start her new journey as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Battery Park City Authority.

REMINDER: BPC PARKS 2017 WINTER CALENDAR IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE!
2017 ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION: OPENING RECEPTION
2017 Annual Art Exhibition: Opening Reception
Sunday, January 29th
1pm-3pm
75 Battery Place
View pieces made by participants of all ages from our various art programs. All are welcome at the opening reception on Sunday, January 29th, located at the office headquarters of Battery Park City Parks.
This event is freeClick here for additional information
STORIES UNDER THE STARS
Stories Under the Stars Series
Featuring Julie Pasqual
Saturday, February 4th
4pm-6pm
6 River Terrace
Ever wonder how the constellations got their names? Why does the amount of daylight change every day? Evoking the spirit of a family campfire under the night sky, spend the evening celebrating camping while exploring the mysteries of the cosmos. Indoor astronomy and explanations, storytelling, art projects, and camping-themed play promise a fun evening! Activities designed for children 6+.Pre-registration Required. Click here for additional information
WINTER TALKS
Winter Talks: 9/11 Tribute Center
An Inside Look at the Design of the New 9/11 Tribute Center
Tuesday, January 31
1pm
6 River Terrace
The 9/11 Tribute Center, initiated by the September 11th Families’ Association, conveys the stories of 9/11, from its aftermath to recovery as told by survivors, family members and first responders. Hear how the new Center integrates these stories into the original design, and why its expanded mission is to encourage visitors to take action through altruistic service.
Free of charge. Click here for additional information
Winter Talks: CultureNOW
Marking Time, Marking Place: Lower Manhattan THEN & NOW
Tuesday, February 7th
1pm
6 River Terrace
President of cultureNOW, Abby Suckle, presents an illustrated talk on their urban archeology project and the creation of a map showing New York City over time. Learn about the process of surveying our local geographic history and raising questions that need to be considered as we plan a more resilient city in our future.
Free of charge.

Click here for additional information

MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE
MJH THEATER
GALLERY TALK – After 9/11
Wednesday, January 25
3 P.M.
36 Battery Place
Museum President & CEO Michael S. Glickman in conversation with Alice Greenwald, Director of the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Two lower Manhattan museum directors discuss the impact of 9/11 on the downtown community and the rebirth that has happened in the years since.Free – Advance Registration Recommended. Click here for additional information.
BOOK TALK – A World Erased
Wednesday, February 1
7 P.M.
36 Battery Place
Author Noah Lederman in conversation with Professor Jessica Restaino, Montclair State University In this poignant memoir, Lederman, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, transports readers from his grandparents’ kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland.Free – Advance Registration Recommended. Click here for additional information.
SPECIAL EVENT
An International Tribute to Elie Wiesel:
A Community Reading of Night
Sunday, January 29
3 P.M. – 8 P.M.
36 Battery Place
Produced by the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and National Yiddish Theatre FolksbieneFeaturing Elisha Wiesel, Andre Aciman, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Ambassador Dani Dayan – Consul General of Israel in New York, French Ambassador François Delattre, Tovah Feldshuh, Joel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Jessica Hecht, Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, David Hyde Pierce, Bill T. Jones, Daniel and Nina Libeskind, Senator Joseph and Hadassah Lieberman, Sheila Nevins, Itzhak Perlman, Ron Rifkin, Geraldo Rivera, Daryl Roth, Consul General of Germany Brita Wagener, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, and many othersLuminaries, friends, and community leaders pay tribute to Elie Wiesel in a community reading of Wiesel’s seminal work, Night.Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage for this very special free event honoring the life and work of Elie Wiesel. The live reading will be from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M in the Museum’s Edmond J. Safra Hall and throughout the building via live simulcast with comfortable seating spaces so all visitors can join together as a community and share this moving experience. The event will be viewed across the country and around the world via livestream.

You may arrive at any time throughout the program. There will be two intermissions at approximately 5 P.M. and 6:30 P.M.

The Museum opens at 10 A.M. and is FREE all day. Hear Holocaust survivors share their testimonies in the Museum’s Core Exhibition prior to the Tribute from 12 P.M. to 2 P.M.

TICKETED EVENT. Add your name to the waitlist and the museum will email you as tickets become available. Up to four tickets may be requested. Waitlist request link here.

THE SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM
HEARTS & TOWERS: VALENTINE’S DAY CARD CREATIONS
Saturday, February 11, 2017 
10:30 – 11:45 AM
39 Battery PlaceGive your parents or your playground crush a one of a kind card with a homemade skyscraper. The only thing taller than a skyscraper is your love for that super someone! Form follows function and my heart follows you! All Ages.
Cost: $5 per child; members free. Registration is requested by Friday at 5 PM. To sign up for the Family Program newsletter, or for more information and to RSVP, email education@skyscraper.org
or call 212-945-6324
POETS HOUSE
Seeing our Stanzas: Ekphrasis & Identity with Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Ekphrasis & Identity with Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Saturday, January 28, 2017
2:00PM to 5:00PM
10 River Terrace, Conference Room
In this one-day workshop Poets House will write towards both personal and national identity and imaginations through the space of visual art. Using American Stanzas: 2006 – 2016 as a three-dimensional text, Rachel Eliza Griffiths will lead a detailed writing workshop that will include close readings of Cave Canem poetry that inspired her exhibit, generative writing prompts, and interactive discussions with participants about their own writing practices. This workshop will focus its energy on the richly, complex act and art of bridging language and imagery.Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and photographer. She is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Lighting the Shadow. She teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and the Institute of American Indian Arts.
ADMISSION: $75. Click here to register
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