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June 2019

RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL

June 18 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until June 19, 2019

Rockefeller Park, River Terrace at Murray Street
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council co-presents with BPCA the site specific dance Premier: time is forever dividing itself toward innumerable futures. Conceived of by Pam Tanowitz and Sara Mearns, the performance explores past vs. present, natural vs. unnatural, and ballet vs. modern dance. Featuring an original score for French horns by Ted Hearne, the dance is performed by New York City Ballet and Pam Tanowitz Dance .

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RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL

June 19 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until June 19, 2019

Rockefeller Park, River Terrace at Murray Street
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council co-presents with BPCA the site specific dance Premier: time is forever dividing itself toward innumerable futures. Conceived of by Pam Tanowitz and Sara Mearns, the performance explores past vs. present, natural vs. unnatural, and ballet vs. modern dance. Featuring an original score for French horns by Ted Hearne, the dance is performed by New York City Ballet and Pam Tanowitz Dance .

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SWEDISH MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wagner Park, 20 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004 United States
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Enjoy this unique celebration of the summer solstice. Learn traditional Swedish folk dances from Barnklubben Elsa Rix and 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. Swedish Midsummer Festival is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Sweden, New York.

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BPCA COMMUNITY FIELD DAY

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rockefeller Park, River Terrace at Murray Street
New York, NY 10282 United States
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School’s out for the summer! Celebrate at Community Field Day in Rockefeller Park. Fast break to the basketball court for a trick shot show featuring NYC’s own Harlem Wizards. Kick back with some ice cream, and listen to beats by a live DJ. Engage in classic field day games like potato-sack races, relays and tug-of-war. Don’t miss out on face painting, giant lawn games, water play and spinning the BPC Big Wheel for prizes!

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OPERA ON TAP

June 27 @ 5:00 pm

Opera on Tap brings its signature casual approach to opera performance to BPC with an immersive concert for all ages. Get ready to be blown away by up-and-coming singers and instrumentalists who relish the direct contact with audiences not inhibited by formal halls or opera houses.

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July 2019

RIVER & BLUES: SON LITTLE

July 11 @ 7:00 pm
Wagner Park, 20 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004 United States
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Son Little captivates audiences with a magical mix of acoustic and electric guitar that crosses genres yet remains deeply rooted in the blues. Drawing from collaborations with artists such as RJD2, The Roots and Mavis Staples, Son Little’s own inspirational sound shines through on his second full length release, 2018’s New Magic. Whether a long-time fan or new to experience his music, don’t miss this tender, gritty, always genuine and powerful performance by one of today’s most exciting live artists.

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RIVER & BLUES: LOW CUT CONNIE

July 18 @ 7:00 pm
Wagner Park, 20 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004 United States
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The contagious joy of a Low Cut Connie show starts onstage and quickly spreads throughout the crowd. The rootsy, soulful sounds explode into high-octane, red-blooded, American rock-and-roll driven by the pounding piano of frontman Adam Weiner. They will be performing songs from five studio albums including their latest release Dirty Pictures (Part 2), which Rolling Stone describes as “a stand-alone triumph of missionary zeal.”

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NY LAUGHS: LAUGHTER IN THE PARKS

July 21 @ 2:00 pm
Rockefeller Park, River Terrace at Murray Street
New York, NY 10282 United States
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NY Laughs, a non-profit that presents live stand-up comedy performances in NYC public spaces brings the hilarious Roy Wood, Jr. of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah to their inspiring Laughter in the Park series presented in BPC. Laughter enriches lives and can make the world a better place, so come laugh out loud with your fellow New Yorkers at this community building comedy event.

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RIVER & BLUES: THE WAR & TREATY

July 25 @ 7:00 pm
Wagner Park, 20 Battery Place
New York, NY 10004 United States
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Tanya and Michael Trotter, the powerhouse duo better known as The War and Treaty, are one of the most intriguing rising acts on the americana and roots music scene. Healing Tide, their latest album, showcases the depth of their musical and personal pasts. Their passionate, vulnerable and unrestrained live performances, are not to be missed!

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AFRICAN DRUMMING & DANCE

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rockefeller Park, River Terrace at Murray Street
New York, NY 10282 United States
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Sankofa founder Kofi Maxwell Donkor, will lead us in a spirited and joyful performance workshop that includes hands on drumming and guided movement embodying the infectious rhythms and sounds of West Africa. Drums provided.

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