MEET THE BEEKEEPER

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

Join us for a demonstration and talk led by Alveole on our beehive in Rockefeller Park. Learn about the importance of urban beekeeping and its benefit to sustainability efforts in BPC and throughout the city.

PUBLIC ART OPENING SHULI SADÉ: BIRD’S EYE VIEW

South Cove

Experience Bird’s Eye View, an augmented reality (AR) artwork by technology innovator and artist Shuli Sadé. The piece is inspired by relocation and movement along the lower Hudson River through fascinating studies of bird migration and human immigration. The event will feature live music from Maestro Pedro Cortes Flamenco Duo. Technology guides will be on-site to assist visitors in using their smartphones to view the new artwork.

SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Rockefeller Park House River Terrace & Murray Street, New York, NY

In celebration of Earthday, we take inspiration from the practice of Mottainai in Japan which encourages all to be thoughtful about waste. Create and share a zero waste ochiba art design and enjoy a dynamic live drumming performance by Taiko Masala.  

INTERLUDES: UKRAINIAN VILLAGE VOICES

Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza

In an effort to help raise awareness, the Ukrainian Village Voices will perform a selection of songs from their repertoire meant to preserve and revive the polyphonic singing style of the countries’ seasonal celebrations and lyrical music.

NATURE IN POETRY

Rockefeller Park House River Terrace & Murray Street, New York, NY

In celebration of Poetry Month, join Poet/Literature Professor Jon Curley in a thoughtful tour of how BPC’s green spaces reflect a lyrical experience. Click into the event to RSVP.

IN CONVERSATION: GINA APOSTOL AND MELISSA CHADBURN

Teardrop Park

In partnership with The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, BPCA presents a reading and conversation with critically acclaimed authors Gina Apostol (Bibliolepsy) and Melissa Chadburn (A Tiny Upward Shove). Both authors will read from their work, and discuss themes of myth, …

SUSTAINABILITY WALKING TOUR

BPC Authority, 75 Battery Place

In celebration of NYC’s Circular City Week, join BPCA and the TRUE zero waste certification team for a walking sustainability tour offering an in-depth look at zero waste efforts in Battery Park City. Stick around after the tour to get hands-on experience performing a waste audit. Registration required, click into the event to sign up.

STRINGS-ON-HUDSON: VILLALOBOS BROTHERS

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

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, BPCA presents The Villalobos Brothers. One of today’s leading Contemporary Mexican ensembles, their original compositions and arrangements masterfully fuse and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music.

TURNING TO NATURE: ART IN PUBLIC PLACES (POSTPONED)

South Cove

Artists Mary Miss and Shuli Sadé discuss South Cove and its relationship to nature. South Cove was conceived by Mary Miss, Stanton Eckstut, and Susan Child as an artwork that was also a public space. With Bird’s Eye View by …

ARTIST TALK: ELISE ENGLER

6 River Terrace 6 River Terrace, New York

Elise Engler’s book, A Diary of the Plague Year: An Illustrated Chronicle of 2020, is one year of a daily drawing/painting project that lasted from late 2015 to President Biden’s inauguration in January, 2021. Made each morning from the first headlines she heard from her bedside radio, Engler’s vibrant immediate images recapture what it was like to live through 2020- bringing texture, feeling, and even charm to what we might not remember and what we will never forget.