"Battery Park City and the Authority are not just about the buildings – it’s about the character of the community that has developed over time. Public space has had a new renaissance in New York City, but here in Battery Park City is where it started."

B.J. JONES

President & CEO
  • 08/26
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BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY RELEASES FALL PROGRAM & EVENT GUIDE

Details free events for all across BPC’s parks and public spaces from September through December

Access the Fall 2022 Program and Event Guide in New York State’s ten most common non-English languages as follows: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (traditional), Haitian-Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Yiddish

The Battery Park City Authority (BPCA) today released its Fall 2022 Program & Event Guide, detailing a broad range of free, in-person and virtual programming – including music, dance, nature, poetry, film, cooking, athletics, and more – across Battery Park City’s parks and public spaces through December. The Guide features illustrated program offerings organized by monthly event highlights and by those of interest to adults and seniors, school-aged children, and preschoolers, as well as information about temporary public art in Battery Park City. Now available on BPCA’s website, hard copies of the Guide are arriving to all mailing list subscribers this week and is also available in New York State’s ten most common non-English languages. Interested individuals can subscribe to the mailing list online at bpca.ny.gov/events/, by phone at (212) 267-9700, or at any BPCA program or event.

“We look forward to providing another season full of free programming for all ages,” said BPCA President & Chief Executive Officer B.J. Jones. “We invite everyone to come and enjoy the wide range of dynamic and diverse events that will be held throughout our many parks and public spaces.”

“I always look forward to seeing Battery Park City’s diverse range of seasonal events, and the schedule this fall includes a great line-up of fun and community-oriented activities like music showcases, movie nights, and sports events for folks of all ages,” said State Senator Brian Kavanagh, who represents Battery Park City. “I encourage residents and visitors alike to take advantage of this great programming and enjoy all that Battery Park City has to offer this fall.”

“It’s always a pleasure to see the wide range of free cultural and educational events presented by the Battery Park City Authority each Fall,” said Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick. “I commend BPCA for offering programming to enrich and inspire residents and visitors to Lower Manhattan. These events reflect the breadth and diversity of New York City and will provide opportunities to celebrate the arts and learn about environmental stewardship while enjoying our waterfront community.”

“I am delighted to see the variety of public activities that the BPCA has put together for this fall,” said Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou. “Our open spaces and the public events that happen there are critical to building and maintaining a sense of community in the city. I encourage all to check out the list and participate!”

“As the weather cools, the Lower Manhattan Community will enjoy their open spaces to the fullest through the Battery Park City Authority’s Fall Programming,” said Tammy Meltzer, Chairperson of Manhattan Community Board 1. “We look forward to watching the leaves turn and enjoying the BPC Parks and green spaces as they are an irreplaceable jewel that make this community so unique.”

Highlights of BPCA’s Fall 2022 Program & Event Guide include—

SEPTEMBER

Thursday, September 1, 5:30PM @ Belvedere Plaza
Strings-on-Hudson: Invoke. Invoke is a multi-instrumental band that encompasses traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, and jazz. The Austin, TX quartet’s original compositions seamlessly weave these varied styles together to create truly unique music.

Friday, September 9, 6:30PM @ Rockefeller Park
BPC Back to School Movie Night. School’s back! Celebrate the return to school at this family community event featuring a Space Jam basketball session with BPCA coaches, followed by a Space Jam movie screening, complete with popcorn.

6:30PM: SPACE JAM BASKETBALL SESSION
7:30PM: SPACE JAM MOVIE SCREENING

Sunday, September 18, 11AM-12:30PM @ South Cove
Migration Celebration. Enjoy the annual celebration of all the creatures that migrate through and pass by Battery Park City. The day features art making, birdwatching, and a nature walk with The Bee Conservancy – plus a live presentation of Recycled Sounds from world renowned percussionist Dende Macedo, who invites participants to make instruments out of found materials and perform with him.

11AM: ART MAKING & ACTIVITIES
12PM: BIRDWATCHING / NATURE WALK

Monday, September 19, 12PM @ Rockefeller Park
Climate Week Nature Walk. Meet at the Rockefeller Park House and join BPCA naturalists at this ideal Hudson-side setting to celebrate and learn about environmental stewardship by taking part in a nature walk.

Thursday, September 22, 7-10PM
Autumn Equinox Silent Disco. Celebrate the arrival of fall with a silent disco dance party featuring DJ’s from QuietEvents. Breath-taking sunset views and Lady Liberty will serve as our backdrop as we dance to the hottest beats pumped through light-up headphones. Headphones are free. Visit bpca.ny.gov/events/ for updated location information.

Friday, September 23, 1:30-2:30PM @ Rockefeller Park
Meet the Beekeeper. Join a presentation and talk led by Alveole beekeepers at the Battery Park City hive located at the Chambers Street entrance to Rockefeller Park. Learn about the importance of urban beekeeping and its benefit to sustainability efforts in BPC and throughout the city.

Saturday, September 24, 2-4PM @ Irish Hunger Memorial
Art & Poetry in BPC: Irish Hunger Memorial to Belvedere Plaza. In celebration of Climate Week NYC, join us for an art walk & poetry reading led by Art Historian Dorothea Basile and Poet Jon Curley. Perched where the urban world meets the natural, BPC celebrates this juxtaposition with its unique Public Art and exploration of poetry. A reading featuring local poets Michael Heller, Barbara Henning, and Burt Kimmelman will follow.

2PM: ART WALK (meet at Irish Hunger Memorial)
3PM: POETRY READING (Belvedere Plaza)

OCTOBER

Saturday, October 1, 10AM-1PM
Go Fish! Battery Park City’s Celebration of Life in the Hudson Estuary. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for one of BPCA’s most popular events highlighting the importance of stewardship and conservation of our local waters. The day features catch-and-release fishing with experienced anglers, an art project, and a nature walk with The Bee Conservancy. Teatro Sea will present The Galapagos Convention, a live play with puppetry. The bilingual educational theater creates works specifically designed to examine, challenge, and create possible solutions for communities. Visit bpca.ny.gov/events/ for updated location information.

10AM-1PM: CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING
10:45AM: ART PROJECT
11AM: FAMILY THEATER PERFORMANCE
12:15PM: NATURE WALK

Thursday, October 6, 5:30PM @ Belvedere Plaza
Interludes: Ladies of Hip-Hop. ​Ladies of Hip-Hop is a nonprofit organization that provides artistic opportunities for girls & women in Hip-Hop culture. Fresh from the annual LoHH Festival, the ladies will present vignettes from their latest projects showcasing their signature fresh, dynamic, and powerful take on hip-hop. 

Wednesday, October 12, 12-6PM @ 6 River Terrace
BPC Fall Blood Drive. Help replenish dwindling supplies in the tristate area. The whole process takes less than an hour, and one donation can save multiple lives! Sign up today.

Sunday, October 16, 2-4PM @ The Real World
Art & Poetry in BPC: The Real World to Irish Hunger Memorial. Join us for an art walk & poetry reading led by Art Historian Dorothea Basile and Poet Jon Curley. Perched where the urban world meets the natural, BPC celebrates this juxtaposition with its unique Public Art and exploration of poetry. A reading featuring local poets Elena Alexander, Jiwon Choi, and Andrew Levy will follow.

2PM: ART WALK, meet at THE REAL WORLD
3PM: POETRY READING, IRISH HUNGER MEMORIAL

Thursday, October 20, 6:30PM, Virtual Program
Noir Pairings: The Asphalt Jungle. The Noir Pairings hybrid film series pairs a neo-noir with a classic noir movie for comparison and discussion. In The Asphalt Jungle (1950) directed by John Huston, ex-convict Doc assembles a team to steal $1 million in jewels, but then double crosses, bad luck and solid police work cause everything to unravel. This film is paired with Le Cercle Rouge (1970) showing in-person on November 3.

Saturday, October 29, 2-4PM @ Teardrop Park
Campfire Stories & Songs. Cozy up to a campfire for stories and singalongs with family and friends featuring award winning children’s performer Suzi Shelton. Munch on a yummy snack, and take part in a fun art project! 

NOVEMBER

Thursday, November 3, 6:30PM @ 6 River Terrace
Noir Pairings: Le Cercle Rouge. In Le Cercle Rouge (1970), directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, ex-convict and master thief Corey crosses paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic former policeman. The trio proceed to plot an elaborate heist at a jewelry store in Paris. This film is paired with The Asphalt Jungle (1957), available online. Free popcorn will be served, and a discussion will follow the screenings.

Tuesday, November 8 3-4PM @ Rockefeller Park House
Election Day Art & Play. Children are invited to take part in an art project and activities themed around voting and responsible citizenship.

Thursdays, November 10 & December 8, 11AM-12PM @ Asphalt Green (212 North End Avenue)
Meet Me in the Kitchen: Making Healthy Choices. Nutritionist Lauren C. Kelly offers creative twists on classic recipes, food prep and cooking trends. From appetizers, to entrees, to dessert, learn how to design menus using helpful tips and current research findings for better health and eating. Space is limited and registration is required, please email: registration@bpca.ny.gov.

Tuesday, November 15, 6:30PM @ 6 River Terrace
Chef Talk: Institute of Culinary Education. Just in time for the holidays! Learn how to make the perfect pie dough with a Pastry & Baking Arts chef-instructor from the Institute of Culinary Education. Try a sample and get some tips and tricks on making homemade dough and shaping fancy crusts that are sure to dazzle your guests!

Thursday, November 17, 6:30PM, Virtual Program
Noir Pairings: Barton Fink. In Barton Fink (1991), directed by the Coen brothers, a renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the ugly truth about Hollywood. This film is paired with Sunset Blvd (1950) showing in-person on December 8.

Monday-Thursday, November 28-Decemebr 1, 9AM-4PM @ 75 Battery Place
BPC Gift Drop Off. When parents cannot provide Christmas gifts for their children, Stockings With Care collects organizes and delivers gifts to families so no child is left out. You may drop off unwrapped gifts to BPCA collection box located in the lobby or at Battery Park City’s Holiday Lights celebration on December 1.

DECEMBER

Thursday, December 1, 6PM @ Rockefeller Park
Holiday Lights Celebration. Kick-off the season with a festive evening of lively carols, cozy beverages, and sweet treats with your Battery Park City community! Come see the new BPC Holiday Lights tree in Rockefeller Park. Celebrate the spirit of giving and help those in need by bringing an unwrapped gift to share with Stockings With Care. Special guest appearances by Sing Harlem Choir and you-know-who!

Thursday, December 8, 11AM-12PM @ Asphalt Green (212 North End Avenue)
Meet Me in the Kitchen: Making Healthy Choices. Space is limited and registration is required, please email: registration@bpca.ny.gov.

Thursday, December 8, 6:30PM @ 6 River Terrace
Noir Pairings: Sunset Blvd. In Sunset Blvd (1950), directed by Billy Wilder, a failed screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return. This film is paired with Barton Fink (1991) available online. Free popcorn will be served, and a discussion will follow the screenings.

Wednesday, December 14, 12-6PM @ 6 River Terrace
BPC Holiday Blood Drive. Give the “Gift of Life” by helping to replenish dwindling supplies in the tristate area. It takes less than an hour and one donation can save multiple lives! Sign up today.

December 26-January 28 – throughout Battery Park City
Recycle Your Tree. Help Battery Park City stay green! Please deposit your tree without decorations on the curb for pickup by BPCA’s Park Operations team through January 28. Trees are chipped and used for mulch in the parks of Battery Park City. For more information, call (212) 267-9700.

These highlighted events are in addition to BPCA’s weekly recurring programs for all ages, including art, fitness, sports, gardening, and more.

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