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MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG

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

PEOPLE OF BPC

Michael Revier
General Manager IGY Marinas
Favorite spot in BPC- North Cove Marina “Not only because it’s where I work, but it’s also where I met my wife”
 

Michael Revier was born in Georgia but grew up near the Jersey shore in Howell, New Jersey. It was there Michael developed his lifelong love of the sea, one of his earliest and fondest memories being fishing with his grandfather during the summers in the waters of Barnegat Bay.

He came to sailing by chance at age 12, to assist his dad who bought a boat and then nearly found himself overwhelmed by all it entailed. Two heads being better than one, Michael took up sailing to lend a hand and quickly became intrigued by the physical, natural and technical aspects of the sport.

Michael went on to attend Rutgers University where, stepping back from the water’s edge for a few years he studied Urban Planning & Philosophy. After graduation he took an internship with an engineering firm where he worked in a cubicle, and quickly decided that office life was not his calling.

In 2007 Michael applied for job at a local airport and marina – “whichever one hired me first,” to hear him tell it. Once again by chance – and to the benefit of all those who have encountered him on the water since – it was Fairhaven Yacht Works in Fairhaven, New Jersey, that called back. And so the path that would take Michael to running a marina in one of the world’s great port cities began in earnest a decade ago on the Navesink River, where he could be found scraping barnacles off boat bottoms for nine bucks an hour. Even then it beat the cubicle life.

In 2009, Michael began work as a Marina Supervisor for the Manhattan Yacht Club at the North Cove Marina here in Battery Park City, where he gained a tremendous amount of experience and even received his U.S. Coast Guard Master license. After four years with Manhattan Yacht Club he was hired by Island Global Yachting (IGY) as General Manager of the Newport Yacht Club & Marina – barely two weeks before Hurricane Sandy made landfall in 2012. In that time Michael prepped the marina and proudly reports that with a lot of hard work, and some good luck, not one of the more than 100 boats docked there sustained any damage.

From Newport Michael became General Manager of the Yacht Haven Grande Marina in St. Thomas, before the opportunity to come back home to North Cove arose earlier this year. Chance had played a hand once again, and for Michael it was a no-brainer.

Michael currently lives in Jersey City with his wife and daughter, a short trip from North Cove Marina. In his spare time he enjoys to hike, bike, read – and scour the Internet for old boats to rebuild.

RIVER & BLUES CONCERT SERIES: BETTYE LAVETTE
Thursday, July 20
7pm—9pm
Wagner Park
Regarded as one of the premier live vocalists performing today, Bettye LaVette brings her emotive soul and blues interpretations to Battery Park City. With her first record released at the age of sixteen, LaVette is an enduring icon of many musical styles who shouldn’t be missed.
For more information about the River & Blues concert series, click here.
RIVER & BLUES CONCERT SERIES: VIEUX FARKA TOURE
Thursday, July 27
7pm—9pm
Wagner Park
Son of Grammy winner Ali Farka Toure and often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara”, Vieux Farka Toure delivers emotionally chargedsongs and spectacular guitar work from his native Mali. With his unique and intricate fingerstyle playing, Farka Toure transports the beauty and culture of his homeland to NYC.
For more information about the River & Blues concert series, click here.
Strings-on-Hudson
Thursdays in August

BATTERY PARK CITY’S AL FRESCO CLASSICAL MUSIC SERIES ON THE HUDSON RIVERFRONT.
August 3rd through August 24th
5:30 pm

Belvedere Plaza by North CoveTANGO  August 3
Hot Latin rhythms floating on sultry South American currents steam up our Hudson riverfront, as downtown’s own Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra performs dramatic Tango music with exhibition dance.

FOXTROT August 10
The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra swings intoaction playing dance classics fromthe Great American Songbook.Sing along, or cut a rug á la Fred and Ginger.Jeepers Creepers, you’ll have a good time!

WALTZ August 17
Twirl in 3/4 time with the Hudson Riveras your backdrop as the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra strings serenade you with a selection of all-time waltz favorites.
This concert is co-sponsored by Goldman Sachs.

TANGOS & MINUETS  August 24
The West Village Quartet plays pieces by renowned tango composerAstor Piazzolla, along with classics by Haydn, Mozart and more.Listen and dance beneath the swaying leaves of Belvedere Plaza.

BATTERY DANCE FESTIVALAugust 13 through 18, 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Wagner Park
Established by Battery Dance in 1982 as the Downtown Dance Festival, today the Battery Dance Festival (BDF) is New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival. Audiences are traditionally drawn from the large downtown working population and residents, families, tourists, senior citizens and dance fans from the greater NYC metropolitan area. Each year, the Festival draws a combined audience of over 12,000 people.

The Battery Dance Festival provides a unique opportunity for outstanding dancers and choreographers to present original works of high artistic merit in a free public forum. BDF revels in the panoply of dance that our city offers, with strong emphasis on the inclusion of diverse dance styles and an international roster of performers. American choreographers such as Michelle Dorrance, Paul Taylor, Mary Anthony, Elizabeth Streb and Darrell Moultrie have all presented their works alongside pre-eminent companies from Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and the Caribbean.
This event is free. For additional information, click here

BROOKFIELD PLACE
SUMMER ON THE PLAZA
Wednesdays May 31 – July 26
11am – 2pm

One New York PlazaSoak up the sun and enjoy a lunchtime concert every Wednesday at One New York Plaza! Curated by New Song Music, Summer on the Plaza features music by the next wave of up and coming singer-songwriters.
Free
MATT HATT and EDDA GLASS
BLAIR BODINE
ANDY PALMER
QUEEN ESTHER
APRES WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays through August
5pm – 8pm
Brookfield Place Terrace
Kick back and relax on the Terrace every Wednesday all summer long! With outdoor games, live music, film screenings, and more, Brookfield Place is where you’ll want to unwind this season. Click here for more information about artists, activities, and more.
LOWDOWN HUDSON MUSIC FEST
Tuesday July 18th
COMMON + Surprise Opener
Wednesday July 19th
OK GO + Flint Eastwood
Arts Brookfield’s annual summer music festival, the Lowdown Hudson Fest, returns to the heart of downtown New York for its seventh summer on July 18 and 19. Bringing fun, lively, world-class musical talent to the picturesque Waterfront Plaza at the Brookfield Place, this year’s festival will be headlined by rapper and producer Common on Tuesday and quirky veteran rockers OK GO on Wednesday. Both shows are free to attend and open to the public. In keeping with the summer festival vibe, shows are standing room only and will feature a festival bar.
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE
Amerike The Golden Land
July 4th-Aug 6, 2017
The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene At The Museum of Jewish HeritageExperience the musical journey of an immigrant people as told through the songs and stories that inspired and sustained generations who built new lives in the land of the free. Conceived by Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek. Directed by Drama Desk Nominee Bryna Wasserman.
For Tickets: nytf.org
POETS HOUSE
25th Annual Poets House Showcase
June 22nd – August 12th
11am – 6pm
Poets House
Love poetry? Poets House invites you to see it all! Poets House celebrates a quarter century of history-making with its annual Poets House Showcase. The only event of its kind, the Showcase is a free exhibit featuring over 3,000 books of poetry published in the preceding 18 months. For 25 years, more than 700 commercial, university, and independent presses and individuals have contributed poetic texts and ephemera annually, stitching together the diverse and inclusive tapestry of today’s contemporary poetry. Join us for a seven-week celebration including Showcase readings, talks, and workshops.
Free and Open to the Public
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