“From coastal resiliency and sustainable green practices to the preservation of affordable housing, world-class public art, and vibrant, year-round programming in award-winning public spaces, Battery Park City leads the way in many of the measures that makes cities livable."

Raju Mann

President & CEO
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Robert Maggi: Director of Maintenance
Favorite BPC Spot: Rector Park

The son of Italian immigrants and a native of Corona, Queens, Rob Maggi attended Queens College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. Shortly after graduation, Rob became a sales representative for Nabisco and worked part-time on weekends and during summers as an electrician for his father’s business. In January 2000, Rob saw an ad for an electrician position at the then-Battery Parks City Parks Conservancy; he immediately went for an interview and was hired in January 2000. Now a certified Master Electrician, Rob has since been promoted to Foreman, and, in 2017, to Director of Maintenance.

Battery Park City has reaped the benefits of Mr. Maggi’s talents ever since. And the feeling’s mutual: “It’s never been a job to me,” Rob says. “I can’t believe they pay me to do this.” His passion is evident, with examples of his work including restoration of the famous blue lights of South Cove in the early 2000s and, more recently, devising the tree lighting design for Battery Park City’s annual Holiday Lights celebration. Rob oversees BPCA’s Maintenance department of 47 employees, which includes carpenters, electricians, plumbers, welders, technicians, and maintenance supervisors.

We are truly lucky to have someone as talented as Rob, who prior to his role at BPCA did electrical work for a diverse range of clients including the late Congressman and Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania, world-famous dancer and choreographer Rudolph Nureyev, and actress Brooke Shields. Still, it’s Rob’s work here in Battery Park City of which he’s proudest. He gleams with joy describing his responsibilities in working in this “city within a city”, and describes Battery Park City as the Jewel of New York.

In his spare time, he enjoys riding his Harley Davidson and vacationing in Europe with his wife and two children. Make sure to say hello or ciao to Rob when you see him, since he is fluent in Italian!

2019 Annual Art Exhibition
Weekdays, Now thru–March 29
75 Battery Place

View works by participants of all ages from Battery Park City Authority art programs.

All are welcome! This event is free to attend.
For more information click here.

Parent & Baby Yoga

January 7– April 29
(No program on 1/21, 2/18)
SESSION 1: 1:00 – 2:15 PM
SESSION 2: 2:30 – 3:45 PM

6 River Terrace

Enjoy yoga in a safe, supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited for new parents and babies – newborn through crawling.

Registration Required. Space is Limited: email registration@bpca.ny.gov

Preschool Play & Art
January 03 – April 04

SESSION 1: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
SESSION 2: 3:30 – 5:00 PM

6 River Terrace
13 SESSIONS, $195

Encourage imagination, and discovery through child–directed play. Take delight in story time, and wielding blocks and vehicles. Engage in art projects with your walking toddler that include painting sculpting clay and more!

Registration Required. Space is Limited: email registration@bpca.ny.gov

Stories & Songs
January 9 – April 3

SESSION 1: 9:40 – 10:20 AM
SESSION 2: 10:30 – 11:10 AM
SESSION 3: 11:20 – 12:00 PM

6 River Terrace

Share the experience of live musical performance and creative storytelling with your little one. Professional musicians will illuminate and brighten up the spirit through song, movement, and dance. Rhythm instruments provided. For ages 6 months to 3.5 years.

Free Program: Registration Required. Space is limited: email registration@bpca.ny.gov

Morning Meditation
January 7 – April 29
9:45 – 10:15 am

6 River Terrace

Start your morning with a peaceful mind. Primordial Sound Meditation can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and strengthen the immune system. To learn more, click here.

Senior Group Exercise
January 7 – April 29
(no program on 1/21, 2/18)
10:30 – 11:45 am

6 River Terrace

Strengthen the whole body from warm-up to cool-down with various fun exercises. The instructor will lead you in rhythmic movement and aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Come join the group and workout to great music!

To learn more, click here.

Zumba Jumpstart
January 8 – April 8
10:30 – 11:45 am

6 River Terrace

Join a fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of salsa, merengue, hip hop, and more! Enthusiastic instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new steps each week. Bring your friends!

To learn more, click here.

Senior Drop in
January 8 – April 30
1:00 – 5:00 PM

200 Rector Street

Drop by the new Community Room and Join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversations, local news, informal card and board games. Make new friends and catch up with neighbors.

For more information email: 200rector@bpca.ny.gov

Events at Brookfield Place
Saturday Morning Show

January 12 – April 27
Brookfield Place, Hudson Eats

Join us Saturday mornings for performances by magicians, musicians, storytellers and more that are perfect for a pint-sized audience! From 10am-12pm every week, kids can wiggle, dance and singalong with our dynamic children’s performers.

Saturday Morning Show is always free to attend. Food and beverage options at Hudson Eats are available for purchase. For more information click here.

Exhibition: ace&jig Community Quilt Project
January 31 – March 6
Brookfield Place,  Vesey shops, 2nd Floor

BFPL is proud to host a special exhibition of the Community Quilt Project from January 31 to March 6. Stop by the Second Floor of 230 Vesey Shops (next to Bonobos) to see the finished quilts up close and take a hands-on journey through the ace&jig weaving and design process.

This exhibition is free to view. For more information click here.

Trivia Tuesdays
Tuesdays, February 5 – March 12
6:00 – 8:00PM

Brookfield Place, Hudson Eats

Our popular trivia nights are back! Every Tuesday get your teams down to Hudson Eats for rounds of trivia starting at 6pm. Prizes! Beer!

This event is free to attend. For more information click here.

Best Brews of New York
Thursdays, February 21 – March 14
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Brookfield Place, Winter Garden

Enjoy the best breweries from across New York State as the Winter Garden transforms into a Winter Biergarten. The top breweries will return for the final week to compete for the title of Best Brew!

This event is free to attend. For more information click here.

Bettissima: Treasures from the Elizabeth Kray Archive
Mondays, December 11– April 15 
6:30 PM
Poet’s House, 10 River Terrace

Betty Kray—dubbed Bettissima by E. E. Cummings—was a great unsung American cultural worker. A visionary arts administrator, Elizabeth Kray (1916–1987) co-founded Poets House with poet Stanley Kunitz and was an ardent advocate for poetry and American poets. This exhibition includes over 100 letters to and from acclaimed poets such as Elizabeth Bishop, E. E. Cummings, Michael Harper, June Jordan, Denise Levertov, Clarence Major, George Oppen, Adrienne Rich, and many others, documenting trajectories of 20th-century poetry in the United States.

Admission Free and open to the publicBPCA In partnership with Poets House.

For more information click here.

A Night of the Garden
Thursday, February 28
7:00 PM

36 Battery Place

In 1939, 20,000 Nazi supporters rallied in Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York City. When Academy Award-nominated documentarian Marshall Curry stumbled upon footage of the rally, he was shocked—and driven to create his short film A Night at the Garden. Co-presented with PBS. This event is free to attend; advance reservations recommended.

For more information click here.

Musical Learning Time
Thursday, February 28

4:00 PM
175 North End Ave.

Sing along with songs that help you remember letters, numbers and more! Best for preschool age children and younger. Older siblings welcome.

This event is free to attend. For more information click here.

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