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.

COMMUNITY DANCE: DANCE PARTY NYC

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

On a single day, at partner sites across all five boroughs, thousands of New Yorkers will be dancing in a moment of mass joy and celebration. Dancer Dash Perry and troupe will teach us some of their signature moves, accompanied by DJ Susan Z Anthony. Come out to BPC’s ultimate outdoor dance party — and let's all dance together! Click into event for free RSVP.

SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE

6 River Terrace 6 River Terrace, New York

Help replenish dwindling supplies in the tri-state area. The whole process takes less than an hour and one donation can save multiple lives! Sign up today at: nybloodcenter.org

INTERLUDES: LADAMA

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

LADAMA has a sound hatched across continents and languages combining traditional and non-traditional instrumentation. This group of four dynamic women deliver a fresh take on Pan-American rhythms creating a unique blend of enthralling sounds and are rising stars on the Latin Alternative music scene.

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.

STRINGS-ON-HUDSON: INVOKE

Belvedere Plaza NY

Invoke is a multi-instrumental band that encompasses traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes and jazz. The Austin, TX quartet’s original compositions seamlessly weave these varied styles together to create truly unique music.

BPC BACK TO SCHOOL MOVIE NIGHT

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

School’s back! Celebrate the return to school at this family community event featuring a Space Jam basketball session with the BPCA coaches followed by a screening of the original movie complete with popcorn at Rockefeller Park basketball courts. 

MIGRATION CELEBRATION

South Cove

Enjoy the annual celebration of all the creatures that migrate through and pass by Battery Park City. The day features art making, birdwatching and a nature walk with The Bee Conservancy - plus a live presentation of Recycled Sounds from world renowned percussionist Dende Macedo, who invites participants to make instruments out of found materials and perform with him.  

AUTUMN EQUINOX SILENT DISCO

Wagner Park 20 Battery Place, New York, NY

Celebrate the arrival of fall with a silent disco dance party featuring 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, RSVP recommended, click into the event for more details. 

ART & POETRY IN BPC

Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza

In celebration of Climate Week NYC, join us for an art walk & poetry reading led by Art Historian Dorothea Basile and Poet Jon Curley. Perched where the urban world meets the natural, BPC celebrates this juxtaposition with its unique Public Art and exploration of poetry. A reading featuring local poets Michael Heller, Barbara Henning, and Burt Kimmelman will follow.

POETRY READING: EMERGING WRITERS OF THE ASIAN DIASPORA

Teardrop Park Warren Street, New York, NY

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Yu and Me Books, the first female owned Asian-American bookstore in historic Chinatown, and the Battery Park City Authority come together to present a reading of emerging poets from across the Asian diaspora. Curated by Yi Wei, the Workshop’s Flash Fiction Editor, first-generation Chinese poet and Sappho Prize winner, this reading will bring together some of the most exciting voices of our current moment.