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NEWSLETTER – SEPTEMBER 2017

NAME: Trish Burger

FAVORITE BPC SPOT: Roof of Tribeca Pointe/Liberty Community Garden

Trish Burger was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn and later grew up in Huntington, Long Island. As a child she always dreamed of moving back into the big city, and began fulfilling that dream while living in the East Village and working at the Guggenheim Museum after college. Ever the trailblazer, in November 1998 she was one of the first residents to move into her current home at 41 River Terrace, now known as Tribeca Pointe. At the time, like much of northern Battery Park City, her luxury high-rise was truly “off the grid” – she recalls not being able to get phone, cable, or Internet service in the building for her first three months there!

Currently, Trish practices Quantum Healing Hypnotherapy (QHHT), a method conceived by Dolores Cannon (best-selling Author and past-life regressionist and hypnotherapist) that involves inducing an individual into somnambulistic state of trance through visualization. Cannon began this research of lost knowledge and reincarnation in the late 1960s by developing QHHT for past life regression sessions with her subjects. Through Past life regression, people can see how decisions in their past lives influence their current ones. Trish is certified in Cannon’s course and has been practicing for roughly two years. A typical session lasts two to three hours and is divided into two parts.

The first part consists of reviewing a list of questions involving physical pain in the body, job / relationship issues, and then any other question that comes to the client’s mind. S/he then lays down in a relaxed state of mind and is slowly guided to their past life, where they describe where they are, where they live, and the struggles they’re  working through. Trish usually is able to match the struggles with current questions that the individual asked in the beginning of the session. The client is then taken to the last day of their lifetime and crosses over to their current one. Trish asks the client what they think the purpose of their lifetime was, and is able to detect a recurring theme.

The second half of the session consists of calling the client’s “higher self.” The client will refer to themselves in third person, and will review all the questions s/he originally presented, give advice, and clean and align the chakras.

When asked if anyone could try past life regression, Trish states that it is effective for roughly 90% of the population. For the roughly 10% unable to be hypnotized, Trish suggests they try meditation.

When not practicing QHHT, Trish tends to her sunflower patch in BPC’s Liberty Community Garden. A testament to the garden’s appeal, Trish signed up seven years ago and was wait-listed for 3 or 4 of them before beginning her now-famous swatch of sunflowers. She enjoys all the happy smiles and compliments she receives about her patch, and loves when people take the seeds home and plant them in gardens of their own.

Trish’s love for her neighborhood is apparent: “Battery Park City has its own heartbeat,” she says. She has seen the wonderful changes this beautiful 92 acres of land has gone through and has even made friendships with all the staff in her building, who she has now known for 20 years. And she’ll always remember her original address as “the building by Chambers St. by the West Side highway” – before it became 41 River Terrace and phone service could be readily connected.

Trish has two children and in her spare time loves to make crystal-based jewelry, paint, draw, read, meditate, and run the Brooklyn half- marathon every year in her father’s memory, which ends in Coney Island where he served  as firefighter.

Most of all, just as she dreamed it many years ago, Trish is proud to still call the big city home.

9/11 MEMORIAL EVENTS
VOICES Resiliency Symposium
Knowledge to Practice: Pathways to Long-Term Healing
A Victim-Centered Approach
Saturday, September 9

Registration Opens: 8AM ; Program: 9AM-4PM
Marriott Downtown Hotel, 85 West Street

A day-long program of clinically informed presentations from leading clinicians and subject matter experts working in the field of trauma. The program is designed for mental health professionals, victims’ services, emergency managers, law enforcement and other community stakeholders.

Victims’ families, survivors and responders impacted by terrorism and mass violence are invited to attend as our guests.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum has generously provided a limited amount of complimentary tickets to visit the 9/11 Museum following the Symposium. For more information, click here.

9/11 Memorial Events Community Evening 
Sunday, September 10
4PM-8PM
9/11 Memorial Museum

Community Evening will feature a special offering of “The Stories They Tell” talks given by members of the 9/11 community who also serve as volunteers/docents in the Museum.

These 30-minute talks, held in the Museum’s classrooms, explore behind-the-scenes stories about the Memorial and Museum. The first talk will be offered at 5:30PM and the following talk will begin at 6:00PM. If you are a member of the 9/11 community, you can reserve your free ticket(s) to the Museum by visiting 911memorial.org/September10.org or by calling (212) 266-5211.

Advance reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited availability.

Last entry to the Museum will be at 6:00 p.m.

16th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum
Free program for 9/11 Survivors, Family Members, Responders and Survivors, Special Guest Appearance by Jon Stewart
Sunday, September 10
Registration Opens: 8AM; Program: 9AM – 4PM
Marriott Downtown Hotel, 85 West Street

Join VOICES’ 16th Annual Day of Remembrance Information Forum! Once again VOICES of September 11th will provide an informative program including presentations, panel discussions and round-table conversations designed to promote healing and resilience in the 9/11 community.

The program is free of charge for 9/11 family members, survivors and responders and the dedicated professionals who are supporting them in a variety of ways.

Mental health professionals, victims’ services, emergency managers, law enforcement and other community stakeholders are welcome to attend. 5 social work CEU’s are available. For more information, click here

Helaina Hovitz Reflects on Life ‘After 9/11’ at The Seaport
Monday Sept. 11
199 Water Street, 28th Floor, Howard Hughes Corporation
6-8PM, press preview/interviews beginning at 5:30PM.

Helaina Hovitz was 12-years-old and in middle school three blocks from the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. Her memoir encapsulates the journey of a girl growing up with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after living through the events of 9/11 firsthand, chronicling its effects on a young girl at the outset of adolescence and following her as she spirals into addiction and rebellion, through loss, chaos, and confusion.

On the 16th anniversary, as a neighborhood continues to rebuild and flourish, Helaina will read from some of her most powerful passages and take us back almost two decades to the days, weeks, and months following 9/11 as the community now known as The Seaport District struggled to survive life in a war zone.

The event is being sponsored by The Howard Hughes Corporation and Clinton Hall Seaport, who will offer free, classic NYC refreshments like the quintessential jumbo hot pretzel.

GO FISH!
Saturdays September 9, 23, October 14
10AM-2PM, Wagner Park

FISHING AND MORE AT GO FISH!
BATTERY PARK CITY’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE IN THE HUDSON ESTUARY

September 9,
12PM FAMILY MUSICAL PERFORMANCE DAN ZANES & FRIENDS
Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes & Friends perform traditional acoustic folk music with a modern twist. Featuring songs from his latest release Lead Belly, Baby!, Dan and Friends provide a fresh vision of the American icon’s music for a new generation

10AM-2PM, CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING
Join experienced anglers for catch-and release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Observe the day’s catch in aerated tanks and discover what you can do to steward the recovery of the Hudson.

11AM. BIRD WATCHING
NYC is known as a fantastic place to observe birds, especially during the fall migration season. The beautiful gardens of Wagner Park create a unique niche for these fascinating creatures. Join a naturalist/ horticulturist team as we look for birds and learn about the plantings and flowers. All ages and experience levels are welcome! Binoculars and field guides are available to borrow.

11AM-2PM, ART PROJECTS
River and nature themed art projects led by an artist educator.

September 23
12PM FAMILY MUSICAL PERFORMANCE KEY WILDE & MR. CLARKE 
Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke have released four highly acclaimed recordings celebrating a variety of styles ranging from surf to bluegrass with an emphasis on guitars and vocal harmonies. Their original, upbeat, humorous songs delight both kids and the older folks who tag along with them.

10AM-2PM, CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING
Join experienced anglers for catch-and release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Observe the day’s catch in aerated tanks and discover what you can do to steward the recovery of the Hudson.11AM-12PM, BIRDS OF PREY

Blue Moon Raptors is dedicated to rehabilitating injured and orphaned birds of prey in order to return them back to the wild as well as educating the public about the important roles these animals play in local ecosystems. Come and listen to this informative talk and get an opportunity to meet some of their taloned friends.

11AM, GARDEN TOUR
Wagner Park’s Cool and Hot Gardens provide a beautiful, contemplative space with unsurpassed views and hundreds of types of plants in bloom. On the tour, a horticulturist will explain the innovative and sustainable methods used throughout the parks of Battery Park City. Join a conversation about flowers, trees and other plants, gardening methods and tips & tricks for green thumbs and new gardeners alike.

11AM-2PM, ART PROJECTS
River and nature themed art projects led by an artist educator.

October 14, 
12PM, FAMILY MUSICAL PERFORMANCE THE CRUSTY GENTLEMEN 
Born under the Brooklyn Bridge in 2010 and embodying the “crustiness” that comes from years of experience, this local bluegrass favorite plays tunes to keep your feet tapping and bait wiggling. With long experience within many facets of the music industry, the crust, and their pure hillbilly chaos, is a must!

10AM-2PM, CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING
Join experienced anglers for catch-and release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Observe the day’s catch in aerated tanks and discover what you can do to steward the recovery of the Hudson.

11AM, BIRD WATCHING
NYC is known as a fantastic place to observe birds, especially during the fall migration season. The beautiful gardens of Wagner Park create a unique niche for these fascinating creatures. Join a naturalist/ horticulturist team as we look for birds and learn about the plantings and flowers. All ages and experience levels are welcome! Binoculars and field guides are available to borrow.

11AM-2PM, ART PROJECTS
River and nature themed art projects led by an artist educator.

Movie Night: Fantastic Beasts and where to find them.
Friday, September 15
7:30PM, Rockefeller Park

Under the shining stars, enjoy a magical evening watching NYC transform into your favorite wizarding world. Set 70 years before the famous Harry Potter began his education at Hogwarts, this tale follows the adventures of another wizard and his remarkable collection of spectacular creatures. Don’t forget your wand!

Dockappella
Sunday, October 1
1-4PM, Wagner Park

Join us for our annual autumn celebration of intricately-woven harmonies along the Hudson River. Many of the finest college a cappella groups in New York and beyond will showcase their pitch-perfect vocal renditions from a diverse variety of musical genres. Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch as you enjoy the music with New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty as backdrop!

BROOKFIELD PLACE
American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour
Thursday, September 14
12PM – 3PM
Brookfield Place, Lower Plaza

The American Heart Association, in partnership with Brookfield and Brookfield Cares, is bringing the Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour to Brookfield Place and Battery Park City. This one-day event will help bring lifesaving hands-only CPR training to 250+ people through an outdoor activation, led by a facilitator with engaging stories and music.

Free to attend.
SNOOPY & BELLE IN FASHION
September 8 – October 1
Winter Garden, 230 Vesey Street

Just in time for New York Fashion Week, style icons Snoopy and his sister Belle are featured in this exhibition of couture creations crafted exclusively for the beloved beagles from the Peanuts comic strip by the world’s foremost designers.

Free to attend.
Click here for additional information.

LAZY SUNDAYS
Sundays until September 24th
2PM-5PM
Waterfront Plaza

End your week on a high note with water views, cold drinks, and summer bites. Free

MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE
Eyewitness To History: Pinchas Gutter
September 12
7PM

Pinchas Gutter lived in the Warsaw ghetto for three and- a-half years, took part in its uprising, survived six Nazi concentration camps, and lived through a death march across Germany. At this installation opening event, Gutter will discuss his experience as the face of New Dimensions In Testimony℠.

New Dimensions in Testimony℠ is created by USC Shoah Foundation and USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), in partnership with concept developer Conscience Display.
Free with Museum admission; advance registration recommended. Museum will be open until 8 P.M. For additional information, click here.

Eyewitness To History: Michael Goldman-Gilead
September 14
7PM

Michael Goldmann-Gilead, a key member of the special police unit created to gather evidence for the Eichmann trial, will appear in conversation with Eli M. Rosenbaum, longtime U.S. Justice Department prosecutor of Nazi war criminals. Goldmann-Gilead will share his recollections of the trial.

$12 general, $10 Museum members, $5 students

Co-presented by Beit Hatfutsot: Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv.
For additional information, click here.

Peter Malkin: The Man Who Captured Eichmann
September 14
3PM – 4:30PM

Peter Malkin, the legendary Israeli intelligence agent who directed the surveillance that led to the capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann on a street in Buenos Aires, will be remembered by his son Omer Malkin in this intimate conversation with Harry Stein, co-author of Malkin’s 1990 memoir Eichmann in My Hands.

Omer Malkin will also be hand delivering his father’s personal journal with his father’s sketches of Eichmann. The journal, made while he was guarding him in Argentina, will be on display as part of the Museum’s current exhibition.

Free with Museum admission; advance registration recommended.

Click here for additional information

New Families New Traditions
September 17
10:30AM

Playful programs for parents and children up to 4 years of age.

Join the musical group Yellow Sneaker and their puppet pals for entertaining programs that nurture family bonds and bridge connections to Jewish life and traditions.
Free! For additional details, click here.

POETS HOUSE
Joy Passanante, Through a Long Absence
Words from My Father’s Wars, Reading and Conversation
September 16
4PM-6PM

Kray Hall

Joy Passanante launches her new book, the saga of a wartime medical unit, a passionate long-distance love, the making of a surgeon, and first-generation American Italian and Jewish families. More than just a World War II story, Through a Long Absence delves into one man’s past to explore his personal wars: a stint as a child bootlegger, a marriage between newlyweds separated by continents and strained by years apart, and his struggle late in life with his own mind. Told through her father’s eyes—drawing on hundreds of his letters to his beloved wife, his four-volume wartime diary, and his paintings—this is also a daughter’s quest to rediscover her father years later through his own words.

Free and Open to the Public.This program is made possible through the Literary Partners Program. For additional information click here

Exhibition Opening: Prose Architectures
September 26
6PM-8PM
Exhibition Space and Kray Hall

Renee Gladman’s drawings regard language and narration as architectures with interiors that can be opened, enacted, or mapped. This exhibition features work from two of her drawings-for-books,

Prose Architectures and Plans for Sentences, as well as larger discrete ink and gouache works for the wall.

Exhibition on view September 26-November 4, 2017

Free and Open to the Public.

For additional information, click here.

PBC LIBRARY
Adult Coloring 
Mondays, September 11, 18, 25
11AM
BPC Library

It’s coloring time–for adults! Grown-ups all over the world have rediscovered this childhood favorite.  Work your magic on images from NYPL’s collections, or feel free to bring your own as we listen to relaxing music and color the morning away. Light refreshments will be served. All materials will be provided.

For more information, click here.

Tinker Shop
Thursdays September 14, 21, 28
4pm
BPC Library
In this series, children in grades 3-5 will learn how to “tinker” productively. Library staff will guide kids through fun, child-centered, science-based maker workshops! They will engage in hands-on activities using crafts materials, magnets, conductive tape, and more!
For additional information, click here.
Skulls, Skeletons, and Spooktakular Animals!
Wednesday September 20th
4PM
BPC Library

Junior zoologists are invited to experience the wonders of nature through hands-on science activities in this exciting program.  Meet LIVE animals that creep, crawl and scurry through the night including a chinchilla, lizard, frog, crab and several insects!  Examine animal bones, decipher footprints made by forest creatures and use scientific tools to explore a variety of objects found in nature.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make an observational drawing of their favorite animal. Best for ages 5 and older. Limit to 25 children.

For additional information, click here.

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