Borough of Manhattan Community College Student Docent Tours

Belvedere Plaza & Esplanade at Albany Street

In conjunction with Interventions at Shirley Fiterman Art Center, join us for a brief public art tour of Mildred Howard’s The House That Will Not Pass For Any Color Than Its Own offered by student docents from Borough of Manhattan Community College and Battery Park City Authority staff.
Tours will be available at the artwork, located at Belvedere Plaza on select Thursdays and Saturdays through the fall. This event is free to the public.

Presented by the Borough of Manhattan Community College in partnership with Battery Park City Authority

Borough of Manhattan Community College Student Docent Tours

Belvedere Plaza & Esplanade at Albany Street

In conjunction with Interventions at Shirley Fiterman Art Center, join us for a brief public art tour of Mildred Howard’s The House That Will Not Pass For Any Color Than Its Own offered by student docents from Borough of Manhattan Community College and Battery Park City Authority staff.

Tours will be available at the artwork, located at Belvedere Plaza on select Thursdays and Saturdays through the fall. This event is free to the public.

Presented by the Borough of Manhattan Community College in partnership with Battery Park City Authority

CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: OUTDOOR ED-VENTURES – MEET AN URBAN NATURALIST

The Real World

CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: In celebration of Women’s History Month, join outdoor educators Julie Flores and Marieke Bender for a nature walk through Rockefeller Park. This women-led duo will present their unique take on environmental education and active conservation, striving to make the natural world more accessible and to encourage all to discover the great outdoors. Click into the event to RSVP.

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.

SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM WALKING TOURS: BPC SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place, New York

This tour explores Battery Park City’s southern district, which is home to the Skyscraper Museum and includes some of BPC’s earliest landscapes and infrastructure, as well as the residential enclaves built in the 1990s that followed the 1979 Cooper Eckstut Master Plan. We will visit historic Pier A, Wagner Park, and South Cove, as well as the green spaces that connect to the Esplanade, the first waterfront park in New York since the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade in 1951, and learn about the developing Resilience Action Plan of BPCA.

SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM WALKING TOURS: THE SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place, New York

This tour explores Battery Park City’s southern district, which is home to the Skyscraper Museum and includes some of BPC’s earliest landscapes and infrastructure, as well as the residential enclaves built in the 1990s that followed the 1979 Cooper Eckstut Master Plan. We will visit historic Pier A, Wagner Park, and South Cove, as well as the green spaces that connect to the Esplanade, the first waterfront park in New York since the Brooklyn Heights Esplanade in 1951, and learn about the developing Resilience Action Plan of BPCA.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CLIMATE WEEK NATURE WALK

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

Meet at the Rockefeller Park House and join BPCA naturalists at this ideal Hudson-side setting to celebrate the flora and fauna of autumn in Battery Park City.