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NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2020 

BPCA Staff in the Field
Parks Operations Horticulturist Ned Greenberg keeps a watchful eye on the gardens behind the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Parks Operations Assistant Warehouse 
Technician Madelin Ramirez is working hard keeping the warehouse organized and running smoothly.
Parks Operations Maintenance Technician Supervisor Princess McNeill taking care of BPC Parks and facilities.
Director of Construction Anthony Buquicchio is on site at the recent renovation of the Children's Playground in Rockefeller Park.
October BPCA Programming
Community Highlights 
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the Mother Cabrini statue on October 12th in South Cove. 
For more information click here.
The new Poetry Path is open! Discover more than 40 poems from all over the world on benches, banners, path way stone, and rail panels looking over the Hudson River and Ellis Island. The Poetry Path is co- produced through a partnership with Battery Park City Authority and Poets House and is located from North Cove Esplanade to Chambers Street. For more information on Poetry Path, Check out this video featuring BPCA staff.
Pile Remediation
The next phase of the South Battery Park City Resiliency Project has begun! Once complete, newly-strengthened piles – thick concrete supports driven into the riverbed that serve as foundation for the BPC Esplanade – will help bear the load of a new, climate-resilient Wagner Park designed to mitigate the effects of storm surge and sea level rise.
Artwork Cleaning
Cleaning, waxing, and polishing! BPC public art gets a fresh look. As part of our stewardship of our world-class public art collection, a woman-owned specialty vendor--Altus Metal, Marble, and Wood--this month did their first semi-annual cleaning, polishing, and waxing of the metal and stone elements of our collection.
Rockefeller Park Children's Playground Renovation
Rockefeller Playground is now open! Restoration on the Rockefeller Park Playground is complete with repaired, refurbished, and new equipment, as well as a new play surface.
#BYOBagNY
Click here to Learn more about the bag waste reduction law and #BYOBagNY.
 
Events at Brookfield Place
Studio BFPL: Encounters
Fridays, October 2 thru November 20

5:00PM – 9:00PM
Brookfield Place
Studio BFPL: Encounters transforms the unique indoor spaces of Brookfield Place with intimate, one-of-a-kind live musical performances that are socially distant and 20-minutes in duration. Up to six people who have traveled together can expect to be transported and entertained by these captivating experiences, featuring some of Arts Brookfield’s long-standing partners including New York Guitar Festival, Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, Live Sounds and more. Your group of up to 6 will be captivated by a surprise musical performer – an encounter you won’t forget!
 
Registration opens on the Monday before each show at 3pm.
 
Performance Schedule & Tickets:
Dates: Fridays; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, & 20
Time: Each reservation will last 20 minutes and are scheduled between 5- 9 pm EST.
This event is free to attend.  
For more information click here.
Events at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
Battery Park City & A Changing New York
Tuesday, October 20
2:00PM
Virtual
Over the second half of the 20th century, Battery Park City developed from a set of dilapidated piers on the southern tip of Manhattan into a vibrant neighborhood, cultural center, and home of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Join BJ Jones, President & CEO of the Battery Park City Authority, and Mitchell Moss, the Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy & Planning at New York University and Director of NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation, for a conversation about the history of this major urban development and its role in transforming Lower Manhattan.
A suggested donation of $10 enables us to present programs like this.
We thank you for your support.
Click here for more information.
"You Will Not Play Wagner"
Thursday, October 29
2:00PM
Virtual
Richard Wagner’s music is banned in Israel on the grounds that the German composer was promoted during the Nazi era as Hitler’s favorite composer. In You Will Not Play Wagner by South African playwright Victor Gordon, a young Israeli conductor chooses to perform Wagner in the final concert of a prestigious musical competition. A patron of the competition, a Jewish Holocaust survivor who lives in America, resolutely stands against the idea and refuses to be convinced otherwise, leading to an international conflict of interest behind the scenes.
 
Join us for a pre-recorded reading of an excerpt from the play, followed by a scholarly talk with playwright Victor Gordon, director Roy Horovitz, and Tel Aviv University professor Moshe Zuckermann on Wagner’s influence after the Holocaust and the broader implications of censorship in Israel.
 
Co-Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York.
This event has a suggested donation of $10.
For more information click here.
Events at the Skyscraper Museum
Tudor City: Manhattan’s Historic Residential Enclave
Monday, October 26
6:30PM
39 Battery Place
In Tudor City: Manhattan’s Historic Residential Enclave, Lawrence R. Samuel recounts the history of Midtown Manhattan’s “urban Eden.” Created by the innovative developer Fred F. French from 1925 to 1929, Tudor City is arguably the world’s first skyscraper apartment complex was and remains an idyllic enclave of neo-Tudor towers, parks, and quiet. Longtime resident Samuels traces the development of the Tudor City neighborhood over the decades to the present day.
This event is free to attend. RSVP required.
RSVP to programs@skyscraper.org For more information click here.
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The Tall (Not) Office Building: Other Uses, Other Issues
Wednesday, October 28
6:00PM
39 Battery Place
Urban historians A.K. Sandoval-Strausz and Andrew Dolkart examine two lesser-studied types of tall buildings by use: hotels and lofts. Drawing on their detailed studies of these distinctive development types – Sandoval-Strausz in his book Hotel: An American History, and Dolkart in his study of skyscraper lofts in New York’s accommodate. Garment District – their talks will analyze the design and function of these characteristically urban commercial high-rises and how they relate to the social and economic construction of the industries and populations they 
This event is free to attend. RSVP required.
RSVP to programs@skyscraper.org For more information click here.

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