“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
  • 06/02
  • Community


Battery Park City Parks

Spring is here at Battery Park City
Get outside and enjoy some of our upcoming events!

Teen Night Free DJ & Workshop

Friday, May 19
4pm — 7pm
6 River Terrace

Stop by and get the opportunity to learn about DJing from a pro. Games, snacks and other activities will also be available. This Teen Night special performance will be a can’t-miss! DJ courtesy of Rock & Soul Record Shop.

Young Artists Workshop: Poetry Experiences (Session 1)

Saturday, May 20
Rockefeller Park

Listen to poems that arouse the senses. Pain your own poetry-inspired images and work on group collaborations celebrating the poetic experience. Readings of favorites followed by group discussion will start the day.

Flamenco Family Dance

Saturday, May 20
6:30pm — 8pm
Esplanade Plaza

Experience the emotion, drama and passion of Flamenco. Sonia Olla and Ismael Fernandez perform Tablao Sevilla, exhibiting the dance form’s lightning-fast footwork. An artist-led workshop will follow the performance.

Public Art Tour & Workshop

Sunday, June 4
Wagner Park

The striking sculpture’s cheek-to-cheek figures, despite their obvious animal-ism, seem almost human in their tenderness. Join us for a discussion led by contemporary art historian Dorothea Basile about how emotions like love and friendship are evoked by this fascinating art. Work with artist to create your own interpretation of these feelings using clay. All supplies provided!

Brookfield Place

New York Guitar Festival

Friday, May 19
8am — 12pm
Brookfield Place

Visit the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place for a daylong Raga Marathon — free performances celebrating the vibrant sounds of South Asia as part of the 2017 New York Guitar Festival, the annual festival that explores virtually every aspect of the guitar’s personality!

Free to attend. For more information, click here.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Anti-Semitism Now — Memoirs of a Reformed American Skinhead

Wednesday, May 24
7pm — 8:30pm
36 Battery Place

Author Christian Picciolini, son of hard working Italian immigrants, will describe his transformation from a lonely 14-year-old boy, to the 16-year-old leader of the Chicago Area Skinheads, to his escape from the movement six years later.

$15, $12 Members. Purchase tickets online here.

Poets House

Projection: A Book Launch and Reading With Jorie Graham

Wednesday, May 24
6pm — 8pm
Kray Hall, 10 River Terrace

Projection: a multimedia reading series presents a book launch and reading for FAST, the new collection of poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jorie Graham. Rescheduled from April 29!

A Life in Poetry

Thursday, May 25
10 River Terrace

Poet, teacher and author of 24 books, Hettie Jones will read a selection of poems, from her bestselling memoir, How I Became Hettie Jones, and her latest book, Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones.

Open Mic! Share your own poem. To register call 212-431-8040. Presented by Poets House in partnership with Battery Park City Authority.

Skyscraper Museum

Flower Towers

Saturday, May 20
10:30am — 11:45am
39 Battery Place

Children will learn about various buildings that look like flowers. Then, they will go across the street to the park to find inspiration to design their very own flower towers!

All ages. RSVP required. $5 per child; members free.

John Hill Book Talk: 100 Years, 100 Buildings

Tuesday, May 23
6:30pm — 8pm
39 Battery Place

In 100 Years, 100 Buildings, John Hill, founder/editor-in-chief of the blog A Daily Dose of Architecture, casts his critical eye back into a century of great architecture. Join the Skyscraper Museum as John Hill surveys the underlying themes and developments in the world of architecture in this free book talk.

RSVP required. Free event, but priority is given to Members and Corporate Member firms and their employees.

Skyline Stories

Saturday, June 3
10:30am — 11:45am
39 Battery Place

Kids will listen to a reading of Scott Santoro’s The Little Skyscraper, then create their very own illustrated short story based on a favorite real or fantasy city! Tall tales of city skylines, architecture and skyscrapers will entice young architects to think BIG!

Ages 4+. RSVP required. $5 per child; members free.

Night at the Museums

Tuesday, June 20
4pm — 8pm
Lower Manhattan

The museums and historic landmarks of Lower Manhattan are an American treasure. Spend the evening exploring one of the most diverse and concentrated groups of museums in the world. — 15 sites all within comfortable walking distance of each other, including Poets House, the Skyscraper Museum, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage! This annual event takes place rain or shine.

Advance free ticket reservation required. For more information, click here.

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