“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
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Frances Caperchi: Programming Manager, Creative Arts and Events


Favorite BPC Spot: South Cove


A native of Rome, Italy, Frances Caperchi came to the United States to attend Hampshire College in Massachusetts, where she studied Arts Management with a minor in Ethnomusicology. Her first job after college was as a production assistant at the Brooklyn Academy of music, where she did theatre production work. She later went on to become a tour manager for a West African band and learned a lot of the skills she utilizes today in BPCA Programming department.

In 2017, Frances was hired as a Programming Manager for Creative Arts & Events for the Battery Park City Authority. In this role, she helps her team plan, create, and manage all special events involving music, art and theatre for all ages. She has especially enjoyed planning and managing the annual River & Blues outdoor summer concert series, but also holds a special place for the Saturday Family Workshops, which promote local artists.

When she’s not planning and working events for Battery Park City, Frances enjoys going to concerts, cooking, dancing salsa and learning new languages (she currently speaks four!).

You can meet Frances and the programming team at these upcoming events:

Feb 2nd : Festa em Portugues
Feb. 12th : Sugar, Water, fire

2019 Annual Art Reception
Sunday, January 27, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Art on View
Weekdays, January 28 – March 29
75 Battery Place

View works by participants of all ages from Battery Park City Authority art programs.

All are welcome at the Opening Reception and Art on View.

Parent & Baby Yoga

January 7– April 29
(No program on 1/21, 2/18)
SESSION 1: 1:00 – 2:15 PM
SESSION 2: 2:30 – 3:45 PM

6 River Terrace

Enjoy yoga in a safe, supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited for new parents and babies – newborn through crawling.

Registration Required. Space is Limited: email registration@bpcparks.org

Preschool Play & Art
January 03  – April 04

SESSION 1: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
SESSION 2: 3:30 – 5:00 PM

6 River Terrace
13 SESSIONS, $195

Encourage imagination, and discovery through child–directed play. Take delight in story time, and wielding blocks and vehicles. Engage in art projects with your walking toddler that include painting sculpting clay and more!

Registration Required. Space is Limited: email registration@bpcparks.org

Stories & Songs
January 9 – April 3

SESSION 1: 9:40 – 10:20 AM
SESSION 2: 10:30 – 11:10 AM
SESSION 3: 11:20 – 12:00 PM

6 River Terrace

Share the experience of live musical performance and creative storytelling with your little one. Professional musicians will illuminate and brighten up the spirit through song, movement, and dance. Rhythm instruments provided. For ages 6 months to 3.5 years.

Free Program: Registration Required. Space is Limited: email registration@bpcparks.org

Morning Meditation
January 7 – April 29
9:45 – 10:15 am

6 River Terrace

Start your morning with a peaceful mind. Primordial Sound Meditation can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and strengthen the immune system. To learn more, click here.

Senior Group Exercise
January 7 – April 29
(no program on 1/21, 2/18)
10:30 – 11:45 am

6 River Terrace

Strengthen the whole body from warm-up to cool-down with various fun exercises. The instructor will lead you in rhythmic movement and aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Come join the group and workout to great music!

To learn more, click here.

Zumba Jumpstart
January 8 – April 8
10:30 – 11:45 am

6 River Terrace

Join a fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of salsa, merengue, hip hop, and more! Enthusiastic instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new steps each week. Bring your friends!

To learn more, click here.

Senior Drop in
January 8 – April 30
1:00 – 5:00 PM

200 Rector Street

Drop by the new Community Room and Join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversations, local news, informal card and board games. Make new friends and catch up with neighbors.

For more information email: 200rector@bpca.ny.gov


Events at Brookfield Place
The Rink at Brookfield Place
Monday – Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
November 27 – February 4

Established a boutique ice skating experience in downtown Manhattan at Brookfield Place mall in New York City offering upscale ice skating programs for men, women, and children. Majestic views of the Statue of Liberty from the Hudson River will leave you with memories you will never forget!

Monday – Friday: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 10:15 AM -11:45 AM, 12:00 PM -1:30 PM, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

*Please note that each session operates at a given time.
You will ONLY be granted admittance for the session you are joining.

For more information click here.

Bettissima: Treasures from the Elizabeth Kray Archive
Mondays, December 11– April 15 
6:30 PM
Poet’s House, 10 River Terrace

Betty Kray—dubbed Bettissima by E. E. Cummings—was a great unsung American cultural worker. A visionary arts administrator, Elizabeth Kray (1916–1987) co-founded Poets House with poet Stanley Kunitz and was an ardent advocate for poetry and American poets. This exhibition includes over 100 letters to and from acclaimed poets such as Elizabeth Bishop, E. E. Cummings, Michael Harper, June Jordan, Denise Levertov, Clarence Major, George Oppen, Adrienne Rich, and many others, documenting trajectories of 20th-century poetry in the United States.

Admission Free and open to the publicBPCA In partnership with Poets House.

For more information click here.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration
January 27 – February 3

36 Battery Place

January 27 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the United Nations and its member states have held commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism.

For more information click here.

Surviving Skokie
Tuesday, January 29
2:00 PM

36 Battery Place

Surviving Skokie is an intensely personal documentary by former Skokie resident Eli Adler about the provocative events of the 1970s when a band of neo-Nazis threatened to march in Skokie, Illinois. The film explores his family’s experience of the Shoah, their transition to life in America, and a journey to confront long-suppressed memories.

Free to attend with museum admission. Advance registration recommended.

Thursday, January 31
7:00 PM

36 Battery Place

An estimated 400,000 numbers were tattooed in Auschwitz and its sub-camps. Numbered documents the dark time and setting during which these tattoos were assigned as well as the meaning they took on in the years following the war.

This program is presented in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.

Free to attend with museum admission. Advance registration recommended.

For more information click here.

Drama Workshop
Thursday, January 31

4:00 PM
175 North End Ave.

Join the story with props, puppets, and masks!  Play games that teach you how to act by thinking on your feet! No acting experience necessary 🙂

This program is for grades 1-6. Sorry, no toddlers. Limited to the first 25 children and their caregivers.

Free to attend. For more information click here.

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