JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

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

Come to Battery Park City’s 6th annual Juneteenth Celebration! A brief history of Juneteenth will be told by members of the Federation of Black Cowboys, with lasso demonstration. Bluesmen Michael Hill and friends Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Bill McClellan present a live Juneteenth Jam along with a sing-along to songs of the Underground Railroad and American Civil Rights Movement’s Freedom Riders. Take pony rides (Must be 3 years old or older for pony ride). Make your own Juneteenth flag and greeting card Western-style or fancy dress is optional!

INTERLUDES: BALLET HISPÁNICO

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

Time to dance! Join us for a Latin social dance workshop with Ballet Hispánico, one of the nation's largest Latinx dance organizations. This all ages dance session features salsa, merengue, Afro-Cuban and other Latinx dance forms that will get you up and moving! 

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.

ARTIST TALK AND CLOSING CELEBRATION MILDRED HOWARD: THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT PASS FOR ANY COLOR THAN ITS OWN

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

Bid farewell to the sculpture installation The House That Will Not Pass For Any Color Than Its Own as it returns from Battery Park City to its home in Sacramento. The closing party will feature an artist talk by Mildred Howard, live music, and poetry readings and book signing by Quincy Troupe from his newest book, Duende: Poems, 1966 – now.