“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
  • 07/27
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Battery Park City: No Nukes Concert 1979
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Liz Goldstein: Special Education Teacher and Site Coordinator
Favorite BPC Spot: Rockefeller Park / “The Real World” Sculptures

Elizabeth Goldstein, P226M Educator and Site Coordinator and Saladin Jones, a June graduate and new employee in BPCA Operations


     Liz Goldstein has served Battery Park City for five years through her work as a special education teacher at P226M. Located in Stuyvesant High School, P226M is part of the Department of Education’s District 75, comprised of 57 schools across the five boroughs providing functional and instructional support for students with disabilities.

While P226M serves students from Pre-K through age 21, Liz specifically works with students aged 18 to 21 in the school’s Office of Transition Services. There, students earn a Skills and Achievement Certificate in lieu of a high school diploma while continuing to receive an extended education and work-readiness training.

It was on walks with her students through the parks and public spaces of Battery Park City that Liz first struck up conversations with BPC Parks staff; this in turn led to a formalized program with BPCA through its Director of Community Partnerships and Engagement, Abby Ehrlich. As a result, P226M students soon began working with BPCA’s horticulture team, and have continued to branch out into different parks functions ever since.

Now in its fifth semester, Liz’s students work closely with all level of Parks staff to learn the fundamentals of horticulture and maintenance work – and for that Liz attributes the dedicated care and attention lent by Parks Operations Director Bruno Pomponio, Horticulture Director Anne O’Neill, and their staffs. Program trainees receive hands-on, step-by-step mentoring in their daily tasks along with a detailed lesson plan about future workdays. Each trainee receives work boots, work gloves, and increased levels of responsibility as they progress through the program. And earlier this year, the program marked an important milestone as Saladin Jones(pictured) became the first trainee to be hired BPCA.

In providing her students the chance to gain real-world work experience and helping bridge them into adult employment, this partnership is extremely meaningful one for Liz.

And like any good partnership, the appreciation runs both ways – BPCA staff mentors appreciate the students’ dedication, determination, friendliness, and professionalism, frequently expressing gratitude to Liz and the young adults whose lives she helps mold. “It is the highlight of our week when we get to work with our mentors at Battery Park City,” says Liz.

And from all of us here at BPCA: The pleasure is ours.


SCHOOL’S OUT– A Great Field Day in BPC!

On Wednesday June 27, Battery Park City Authority hosted its annual Community Field Day in Rockefeller Park, encouraging Battery Park City families and friends to celebrate the start of summer with fun-filled games and music. The free event lasted from 10am to 1pm and had no shortage of activities and entertainment.

Classic field day games like relays, tug of war, and potato sack races put a smile on every face, many of which had been decorated by face painters. Tennis instructors and chess masters facilitated and taught games; double-dutch jumpers encouraged everyone to show off their fast footwork; and hula-hoops, chalk drawing, BPC spin-the-wheel prizes, and basketball finished off the extensive list of field day events. All was achieved with the help of the amazing BPCA team, particularly those in our Parks Programming Department, who work tirelessly year-round to activate our 92 acres with art, music, culture, and fun.

Even after slight rain threatened to ruin a perfect summer day, participants rallied and smiled through the clouds thanks to DJ D-Official, who kept the jams and the party going and Ms K Swagga jumpers who entertained with their double dutch skills . To top off the day, the community kicked back with the one thing everyone loves: free ice cream!


River & Blues
Live Music Thursdays at BPC
Thursdays, 7:00 pm

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, August 2
The Seattle-based soul collective Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio brings a jazzy, soulful blues sound to New York City. Hammond B-3–led jams, mixed with shredding guitar licks and inspired drum fills are destined to get the Wagner Park crowd movin’ and groovin’! For more information click here.


Preschool Play
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
May 1 – Oct 31
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wagner Park
Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing, dance, shake and hear stories too! Carefully selected play equipment and toys are provided – plus water play!
To learn more, click here.


Preschool Art
Thursdays, May 3 – Oct 25
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Rockefeller Park House
Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, paint and everyday recyclable materials, transforming them into masterpieces of creativity and delight. Age-appropriate projects planned by an art educator/artist. Materials provided. Dress for a mess! To learn more, click here.


Wednesdays at Teardrop
Wednesdays, May 2 – Oct 31
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Teardrop Park
Explore unique Teardrop Park while enjoying energetic lawn games and creating dynamic art. Artist/educators lead individual and group creative projects using clay, collage, paint and more. Materials provided. Dress for a mess! For Ages 5+. To learn more, click here.


Sunset Yoga
Wednesdays, May 2 – Sept 26
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wagner Park
Namaste! Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Immerse yourself in this meditative practice surrounded by the Hudson’s peaceful aura. Strengthen the body and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat. To learn more, click here.


Art + Games
Thursdays, May 3 – Oct 25
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Rockefeller Park House
Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, paint and everyday recyclable materials, transforming them into masterpieces of creativity and delight. Age-appropriate projects planned by an art educator/artist. Materials provided. Dress for a mess! To learn more, click here.

Ball Field Hours Summer 2018

Monday thru Sunday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm


Ping Pong
Mondays, July 2 – July 30
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Brookfield Place Mall
Casual or competitive, we’re bringing outdoor table tennis to suit any style to the Waterfront. Show off your ping pong skills! For more information click here.


Tuesday’s, July 3 – August 4

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brookfield Place Mall – Waterfront Terrace
Every Tuesday join us for the popular Trivia Tuesdays outdoors on the Waterfront! It’s a perfect evening with your friends and colleagues with prizes and more.
Free to attend. To learn more, click here.


Saturday, July 28, 11:00 am
Brookfield Place Mall – Waterfront Terrace
You only have one body and each day is an opportunity to improve. Join Solice with a HIIT workout that will get your blood pumping! Join us for a free class .Advanced registration guarantees a spot. Walk-ins are encouraged and accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Free to attend. To learn more, click here.


The Oculus Green Market
Tuesdays, June 5 – October 30

7:00 am – 7:00 pm
185 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007 – Main Level C2 
GrowNYC is excited to announce the Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza is returning for a second season on Tuesday, June 5th! We will be open on Tuesdays, June 5th – October 30th  from 7am – 7pm. Featuring Local foods from those delicious Jersey tomatoes to Vermont Cheeses and handcrafted Potato Vodka, we are your community Greenmarket where you can chat with your neighbors and local farmers and shop for top quality produce. Stop by the Market Information Tent to sample the Cooking Demo every afternoon and to find out how to get bonuses when you visit the Greenmarket. To learn more, click here.


Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish
Wednesday, July 4 – Sunday, August 26
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
36 Battery Pl
Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way– in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family! Directed by Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey, the rich Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman, z’l, adds new depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world.
$57 (Previews) | $64 (Performance)
To purchase tickets click here.
For more information click here.


Space Exploration for Kids
(a summer reading program)
Thursday’s, July 5 – July 26
4:00 pm
175 North End Ave

An interactive dramatization of the Bing Bang story starts an investigation of our solar system. We discover what the planets, the moon and the sun are made of, what black holes, asteroids and comets are while we play experiential learning games and make 3D crafts of telescopes, rockets, black holes, planetariums, space ships etc. with various media and materials.
Best for ages 5 and older.
Free to attend. To learn more, click here.


Battery Park Book Club
Tuesday, July 31
6:15 pm
175 North End Ave

Join the Battery Park Book Club for a lively discussion of a great book. This month’s book is Exit West, by Moshin Hamid. Free to attend. To learn more, click here.


Showcase Reading Series
Thursday, July 26
7:15 pm

10 River Terrace
Readings by Joy Ladin (The Future is Trying to Tell Us Something: New & Selected Poems, Sheep Meadow), Aimee Nezhukumatathil (Oceanic, Copper Canyon), Michael Lally (Another Way to Play: Poems 1960-2017, Seven Stories), and Roberto Harrison (Bridge of the World, Litmus Press).
Free to attend. To learn more, click here.


26th Annual Poets House Showcase
Thursday, June 28 – Saturday, August 18
All Day
10 River Terrace – Elizabeth Kray Hall

The only event of its kind, the Showcase is a free exhibit featuring over 3,000 books of poetry published by over 700 presses over the previous 18 months. Discover a panoramic view of nationwide poetry activity. The exhibition will be accompanied by readings throughout the summer.
Free to attend. To learn more, click here.



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