SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM WALKING TOURS: BPC SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place, New York

This tour explores Battery Park City’s southern district, which is home to the Skyscraper Museum and includes some of BPC’s earliest landscapes and infrastructure, as well as the residential enclaves built in the 1990s that followed the 1979 Cooper Eckstut Master Plan. We will visit historic Pier A, Wagner Park, and South Cove, as well as the green spaces that connect to the Esplanade, the first waterfront park in New York since the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade in 1951, and learn about the developing Resilience Action Plan of BPCA.

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SENIOR DROP-IN

200 Rector Place 200 Rector Place is between Albany & Rector by the West Thames Park (near highway), New York, NY

Drop by the Community Room and join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversation, local news, and informal card and board games. Make new friends and catch up with neighbors. For more information email: 200rector@bpca.ny.gov.

SILENT DISCO PRIDE PARTY

Wagner Park 20 Battery Place, New York, NY

Celebrate Pride Month with a silent disco dance party featuring Gotham Cheer and queer 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; deposit is required.

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

Belvedere Plaza BPC Esplanade & North End Ave, New York, NY

Come to Battery Park City’s 6th annual Juneteenth Celebration! A brief history of Juneteenth will be told by members of the Federation of Black Cowboys, with lasso demonstration. Bluesmen Michael Hill and friends Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Bill McClellan present a live Juneteenth Jam along with a sing-along to songs of the Underground Railroad and American Civil Rights Movement’s Freedom Riders. Take pony rides (Must be 3 years old or older for pony ride). Make your own Juneteenth flag and greeting card Western-style or fancy dress is optional!

GOOD TROUBLE: A JUNETEENTH TRIBUTE CONCERT

Museum of Jewish Heritage 36 Battery Place, New York, NY

Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra for a special concert on Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Presenting music that celebrates the Black experience, and featuring the world premiere of KCO Music Director Gary S. Fagin’s Good Trouble, inspired by the late Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis.

Recurring

SENIOR DROP-IN

200 Rector Place 200 Rector Place is between Albany & Rector by the West Thames Park (near highway), New York, NY

Drop by the Community Room and join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversation, local news, and informal card and board games. Make new friends and catch up with neighbors. For more information email: 200rector@bpca.ny.gov.

SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM WALKING TOURS: THE SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place, New York

This tour explores Battery Park City’s southern district, which is home to the Skyscraper Museum and includes some of BPC’s earliest landscapes and infrastructure, as well as the residential enclaves built in the 1990s that followed the 1979 Cooper Eckstut Master Plan. We will visit historic Pier A, Wagner Park, and South Cove, as well as the green spaces that connect to the Esplanade, the first waterfront park in New York since the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade in 1951, and learn about the developing Resilience Action Plan of BPCA.

SWEDISH MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL

Wagner Park 20 Battery Place, New York, NY

Enjoy this nostalgic celebration of the summer solstice. Join in lively dance around the Midsummer pole. Make wreaths from beautiful flowers representing those in bloom on the solstice in Sweden. Enjoy a parade, children’s games, and Swedish delicacies. Traditional music by Paul Dahlin and fiddlers from the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. Dances led by Ross Sutter, a Scandinavian folklorist. 

RIVER TO RIVER: CRAIG HARRIS

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

Trombonist/composer Craig Harris plays rich, wide-ranging improvisation and creates compositions as varied as his source inspirations in spirituals, Jazz, avant-garde, R & B and hip-hop. His partners through the years included Lester Bowie, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, David Murray, The Roots and many more luminaries. He will be joined by an ensemble that elevates as it celebrates creativity.

Recurring

SENIOR DROP-IN

200 Rector Place 200 Rector Place is between Albany & Rector by the West Thames Park (near highway), New York, NY

Drop by the Community Room and join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversation, local news, and informal card and board games. Make new friends and catch up with neighbors. For more information email: 200rector@bpca.ny.gov.

Recurring

SENIOR DROP-IN

200 Rector Place 200 Rector Place is between Albany & Rector by the West Thames Park (near highway), New York, NY

Drop by the Community Room and join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversation, local news, and informal card and board games. Make new friends and catch up with neighbors. For more information email: 200rector@bpca.ny.gov.