“From coastal resiliency and sustainable green practices to the preservation of affordable housing, world-class public art, and vibrant, year-round programming in award-winning public spaces, Battery Park City leads the way in many of the measures that makes cities livable."

Raju Mann

President & CEO
  • 02/22
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Michael Glickman
President & CEO of MJH
Favorite spot in BPC: Garden of stones at the MJH

At 38 years old Michael Glickman is one of the youngest Chief Executives of a major museum in New York City.
Born and Raised in New Hyde Park on Long Island, Michael received his Bachelors and Masters in Political Science from Long Island University (LIU). After graduation he moved into the city in 2001 and served as the director of LIU’s Alumni Relations program before taking a job with the Campaign Finance Board as a press aide.

In 2002, Michael went to work for Center for Jewish History, which houses the world’s largest archive of modern Jewish experience outside of Israel, as a fundraiser. He advanced his career with various roles at the center before becoming its Chief Operating Officer in 2007. While working at the Center, Michael attended Columbia University and received his Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in management and finance. During his tenure, he spearheaded fundraising of $100 million in Philanthropic support from both public and private sectors,and grew the Center for Jewish History into a premier cultural destination for visitors and scholars around the world.

After working in the Center for over a decade, Glickman returned to LIU in 2014 as a Vice- President at LIU serving as Chief of Strategic Partnerships and University Advancement. In this role Michael was an advisor to the President and directly oversaw fundraising, alumni relations, government and community affairs, strategy and planning, policy & analysis, LIU’s partnership with START-UP NY, and more, across the various campuses of the university.

Michael Glickman was appointed President & CEO of The Museum of Jewish Heritage (MJH) in September 2016. He believes the mission, purpose, location and opportunity has made it the most desirable opportunity in his career thus far. He loves the fact that he can connect to his culture side and connect the arts to the community. “This is an institution that has its doors wide open and I’m hopeful that our neighbors in the community will take advantage of what we have to offer.”

Michael lives in Long Island with his wife and three children. Even though he has a very demanding job, he hopes to find time to play golf, read at his leisure, and take advantage of the many wonders New York City.

Teen Nights
Every Friday through April 7
6 River Terrace

Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, and more! Also introducing special activities, such as trivia, karaoke and Community Center night. Great place to hang and relax! Check www.bpcparks.org for latest information.

Free to attend. Grades 7-12

Click here for additional information

Winter Talks: Georgia O’Keeffe’s New York Years
Tuesday, March 7
6 River Terrace

Many are familiar with O’Keeffe and her intimate paintings of flowers, but do you know about her New York years?
She became a major exhibiting artist, mingled with great artists of the age, and began her relationship with photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
Join artist/educator Marla Lipkin and revisit these magical years of the young artist’s life in Gotham!Free to attend.
Pictures Under the Palms
February 22: Guardians of the GalaxyMarch 1: Midnight in ParisMarch 8: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon5:30pm- 9pm
Brookfield Place New York, 230 Vesey Street

Cozy up and unwind with your favorite films indoors under the Winter Garden palm trees.
Kick the night off right with free popcorn, comfy seats, and a pre-show DJ set by DJ C-prod-G at 5:30 PM, followed by a 7 PM screening.

BOOK TALK – With author Susan Rubin Suleiman
The Némirovsky Question
Thursday, March 2
7 P.M.
36 Battery Place
Suleiman delves into the life of Russian émigré Irène Némirovsky, whose brilliant career as a writer in 1930s France ended tragically with her death in Auschwitz.Free – Advance Registration Recommended. Click here to register.
Curator’s Tour
39 Battery Place
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
3:00 pm
Skyscraper Museum Director and curator Carol Willis will lead a curator’s tour of the museum’s exhibition TEN & TALLER.
Curators tours are free with admission. No RSVP required.
Thomas Leslie Book Talk: Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934
39 Battery Place
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
6:30-8:00 pm
This history of Chicago’s skyscrapers begins in the key period of reconstruction after the Great Fire of 1871 and ends a chapter in 1934 amid the Great Depression that brought construction to a standstill. Thomas Leslie covers these years in his book ​​Chicago Skyscrapers ​, detailing building methods, foundation materials, framing structures, and electric lighting, and other
technical innovations. Leslie also considers how the city’s infamous political climate contributed to its architecture, as building and zoning codes were often disputed by shifting networks of rivals, labor unions, professional organizations, and municipal bodies.Thomas Leslie is the Morrill Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture at Iowa State University, where he researches the integration of building sciences and arts both historically and in contemporary practice. He is the author of​​ Louis I. Kahn: Building Art​​, Building Science (2005) and, with Jason Alread and Robert Whitehead, Design-Tech: Building Science for Architects (2014). A winner of the 2013 Booth Family Rome Prize in Historic Preservation and Conservation at the American Academy in Rome, he is at work on a study of the buildings of the Italian engineer and architect Pier Luigi Nervi.
Reservations are required, and priority is given to Skyscraper Museum Members and Corporate Member firms and their employees.
All guests MUST RSVP to: programs@skyscraper.org to assure admittance to the event.
TEN & TALLER Symposium
The Rise of the Skyscraper City: ​
All the Tall Buildings in Manhattan, 1874-1900
Thursday & Friday, March 9 & 10, 2017
In conjunction with its current exhibition ​​TEN & TALLER, 1874-1900,
The Skyscraper Museum presents symposium that explores new narratives of the first decades of high-rise history.
Organized into four sessions, on Thursday evening, March 9 and on Friday morning and afternoon, March 10, the symposium brings together a range of scholars and authors who have studied nineteenth-century New York from the perspectives of architecture, engineering, and urban history.
Reservations are required, and priority is given to Members and Corporate Member firms and their employees. All guests MUST RSVP to programs@skyscraper.org to assure admittance to the event.
Click here for additional information.
Short Talks on Large Legacies in Black History
February 25, 2017
10 River Terrace, Conference Room

In celebration of Black History Month, Timothy Donnelly, Margo Jefferson, and Mónica de la Torre present short talks on poetic giants of the past and how the legacy of African-American poetry continues to shape their own craft. Join us as we pay homage to black writers and artists who have helped shape contemporary poetry and take one last look at our exhibition American Stanzas: 2006-2016 by poet, photographer, and visual artist Rachel Eliza Griffiths.
ADMISSION: $10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House members. Click here for additional information.
Cage Shuffle, Presented by Big Dance Theater
Friday and Saturday, March 3 & 4
Kray Hall, 10 River Terrace
In Cage Shuffle Paul Lazar (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Snowpiercer) speaks a series of one-minute stories by John Cage from his 1963 score Indeterminacy while simultaneously performing choreography by Annie-B Parson. The stories are spoken in a random order with no predetermined relationship to the dancing.
Chance serves up its inevitable blend of strange and uncanny connections between text and movement. With live tape and digital collage scored and performed by composer Lea Bertucci.
Cage Shuffle
The sequence of the stories is random.
The sequence of the dance is not.
The performer follows Cage’s original performance instructions:
“Read stories aloud, with or without additional musical accompaniment, paced so that each story takes one minute. Read all stories in order or select a smaller number, using chance procedures or not.”
-John Cage
$10, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for Poets House members. Click here for additional information.*Photos by Ian Douglas.
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