SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM WALKING TOURS: THE COMMERCIAL CORE

The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place 230 Vesey Street, New York, NY

This tour focuses on the commercial core with its 1980s skyscrapers of the original World Financial Center (now Brookfield Place) designed by architect Cesar Pelli, as well as the expansive North Cove Marina and its public realm. This walk investigates how the planning concept of public-private partnership was both the principle and economic engine of the Battery Park City project and how the goals of opening the waterfront to public access and recreation were realized over three decades.

RIVER & BLUES: NICOLE ATKINS

Wagner Park 20 Battery Place, New York, NY

The powerhouse New Jersey-via-Nashville singer and songwriter, Nicole Atkins blends rock, soul, and psychedelic rock into into her own unique contemporary sound. Her impeccable songwriting and emotive voice shine on her latest release, Memphis Ice.

RIVER & BLUES: ELJURI & CHA WA

Wagner Park 20 Battery Place, New York, NY

Touted as one of the top Latina guitar players in the world, Eljuri is a genre-fusing artist that blends the sounds and rhythms of her life experiences into her song-writing and guitar playing. 

The infectious music and dazzling stage show of Grammy-nominated Cha Wa has been described as “funk with feathers” – a sound rooted in traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian music mixed with funk and soul, creating a non-stop groove machine.

SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM WALKING TOURS: THE COMMERCIAL CORE

The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place 230 Vesey Street, New York, NY

This tour focuses on the commercial core with its 1980s skyscrapers of the original World Financial Center (now Brookfield Place) designed by architect Cesar Pelli, as well as the expansive North Cove Marina and its public realm. This walk investigates how the planning concept of public-private partnership was both the principle and economic engine of the Battery Park City project and how the goals of opening the waterfront to public access and recreation were realized over three decades.

SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOP: CITY OF WATER DAY

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

City of Water Day is a free harbor-wide day organized by the Waterfront Alliance and its partners to get people to, on, and in the water. Join us at this ideal Hudson-side setting to celebrate and learn about environmental stewardship take part in a nature walk, culminating in a collaborative art project.

RVER & BLUES: LADY WRAY

Wagner Park 20 Battery Place, New York, NY

Virginia-born artist Nicole Wray shows off her dexterous range of singing and songwriting, infusing hints of soul, R&B, and hip-hop into head-nodding, funky stories with the power to heal.

COMMUNITY DANCE: CUMBIA

Esplanade Plaza South End Ave. & Liberty Street, New York, NY

Experience the energy and vivacity of Afro-Colombian Musical ensemble Rebolu! Learn the traditional steps of cumbia, puya, mapale and bellerengue with an instructor-led movement workshop and then hit the dance floor during a live performance.

SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM WALKING TOURS: THE NORTH NEIGHBORHOOD

The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place 230 Vesey Street, New York, NY

This tour covers the north residential neighborhood, which was developed in several phases, beginning with Stuyvesant High School at the northeast edge and the esplanade and Rockefeller Park along the Hudson. A diagonal avenue lined with apartment buildings creates one face of the neighborhood, while the inner courts of the large blocks are connected by the delightful Teardrop Park. We will also explore the history and design of the Irish Hunger Memorial completed in 2001, located two blocks from ground zero.

RIVER & BLUES: CEDRIC BURNSIDE & MAGGIE ROSE

Wagner Park 20 Battery Place, New York, NY

After years of honing her chops and making her name as a force-of-nature vocalist, the Nashville-based singer/songwriter Maggie Rose has dreamed up her own unbridled collision of rock-and-roll, soul, folk, funk, and R&B. 

Cedric Burnside was born into a prominent family of North Mississippi Hill Country legends. These sensibilities are reflected across his work and impeccably showcased on his 2022 GRAMMY-winning release, I Be Trying.  Don’t miss the infectious Hill Country grooves that lend themselves readily to an urgent, modern moment.