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. 

BPCA COMMUNITY FIELD DAY PARTY

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

School’s out for the summer! Pack a picnic lunch and kick-off the season with us in Rockefeller Park. Join us for fun games with Youth Athletes United and participate in the annual Battery Park City tug-o-war!

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.

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.

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.

FAMILY DANCE: CITYWIDE DANCE PARTY

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

One 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!

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