BPC SENIORS

Battery Park City has a lot to offer for all ages. This page provides information on events, news, and services that may be helpful for our local senior community. If you have any recommendations you would like us to consider sharing on this page, please email us at  BPCSeniors@gmail.com.

ONGOING:

Battery Park City Adult Chorus
Wednesdays @ 1-2PM 200 Rector Place (Battery Park Authority door in passageway adjacent to children’s playground on West Street, between Rector Place & W. Thames Street).

Do you enjoy singing? Music has documented benefits for brain health and research has also shown that singing has health benefits. Connect with the Battery Park City Adult Chorus, sponsored by Church Street School for Music and Art. Have fun and it’s free too! Join us on Wednesdays from 1-2PM at 200 Rector Place. No audition or special talent, no prior choral experience or music reading skills needed. Open to all adults. Email: info@churchstreetschool.org

In-Person Classes and Tech Help @ Senior Planet NYC

Senior Planet in Chelsea
127 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

– Minimum age to participate in Senior Planet NYC programming is 60
– Questions may be directed to (646) 590-0615, Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM; or by email: reception@seniorplanet.org


COMING UP:

North/West Battery Park City Resiliency Project: Public Scoping Hearing

Welcome Cards: Round 2!
Please join TimeBank for its next gathering to create welcome cards for migrant families arrving in New York City. The cards will be distributed by organizations working with these families. Just bring your creativity — we will provide the art supplies and sample text. No art experience necessary.

DATE: Wednesday, December 7
TIME: 2:30PM
LOCATION: 200 Rector Place

Seats are limited. Please RSVP by December 6 to Jessica Monaco-Copell at (646) 745-5190 or jmonacocopell@healthfirst.org.


MTA REDUCED FARE FOR SENIORS:

The MTA announced that Reduced-Fare customers — including Seniors and people with disabilities — can now put their Reduced-Fare benefit on any OMNY-compatible personal payment device (i.e., your smartphone). The MTA is enabling customers to make this switch online at omny.info. Reduced-Fare customers can also benefit from the MTA’s ongoing “Lucky 13” program, where customers ride free after 12 paid OMNY taps in a 7-day week, from Monday to Sunday.


BPC RESILIENCY 
— COMMUNITY CONSTRUCTION LIAISON:

The South Battery Park City Resiliency Project (SBPCR) is underway. Questions & feedback about SBPCR can be sent to:

Rick Fogarty
Community Construction Liaison
(917) 624-5409
sbpcrinfo@bpca.ny.gov

Read more: Message from BPCA Board Acting Chair Martha Gallo


YOUR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS:

– Congressman Jerry Nadler (Phone: 212.367.7350)
– Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine (Phone: 212.669.8300)
– NY State Senator Brian Kavanagh (Phone: 212.298.5565)
– NY State Assembly Member Deborah Glick (Phone: 212.674.5153)
– NY State Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou (Phone: 212.312.1420)
– NYC Council Member Chris Marte (Phone 212.587.3138)

BPC Programs & Events​

Click here for a list of upcoming events in Battery Park City

Reminder: Senior Drop-in
Tuesdays, May 4 – Oct 25
Drop by the Community Room and join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversation, local news, and informal card and board games.
Click here for more information.

USEFUL LINKS & RESOURCES

Battery Park City Authority
Office: 212-417-2000
Email: info.bpc@bpca.ny.gov

Allied Universal BPC Security Services
BPC Ambassador Services: 212-945- 7233 (SAFE)

New York State Office for the Aging

NYC Department for the Aging

Notify NYC:
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Senior Resource Guide
Available here, courtesy of Assembly Member Deborah Glick.

NYC 311

NYPD 1st Precinct

Manhattan Community Board 1

This site is dedicated to Ruth Ohman 1930 – 2016, whose leadership helped advance programming and services for seniors in the Battery Park City Community.