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NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2020 

BPC PEOPLE

Q&A
with Sean Simon
BPCA Lead Maintenance
Technician Supervisor


 

Q• Where are you from?  
A• East New York, Brooklyn

Q• Where is your favorite spot in BPC?  
A• BPCA Parks Operations at 75 Battery Place – of course!

Q• What is your favorite part about BPC?
A• I’d have to say the resiliency of BPCA and the neighborhood it serves. We’ve been through a lot as a community and are as strong as ever.

Q• When/why did you join the BPCA?
A• My journey began back in 2012 when I first applied for a part time seasonal position with BPCA’s maintenance department. I had such a great experience working here – I felt it to be one of the best jobs I ever had and really enjoy the views of the Hudson and its waterfront. After the first season I received a call back to work in 2013 and I rejoined the Authority during its winter season. Shortly afterward, a full-time position opportunity presented itself and I officially became part of BPCA in September of 2013. Since then I’ve been fully committed to the organization and everything its stands for.

Q• What projects have you been involved in at BPCA?
A• I’ve had the chance to work on BPCA’s Zero Waste Committee, Dog Waste Committee, the Work Readiness Program for children with Autism, and partner organizations that help keep Battery Park City beautiful .

Q• What do you do in your free time?
A• Listen to music, search for wise investments, curate and host events for independent talent.

Q• What is one way you are trying to be more environmentally responsible?
A• I pledged to manage the way I dispose waste, organizing and placing it into the right receptacles, and I’m currently working on getting new receptacles for my home so I can further educate my family on how to properly recycle.

SUSTAINABILITY SURVEY 
Participate in the development of the BPC Sustainability Plan

This survey will capture insights and knowledge from the community on topics such as: waste & water management, open space & landscape, health, energy, transportation, and air quality. Click here to take survey.

EVENTS IN BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS
Recycle Your Tree
Thru Monday, January 27
Curbside drop-off 

Help BPCA stay green this holiday season! Please deposit your tree without decorations on the curb. BPCA staff will pick up trees until Jan 27. Trees are chipped and used for mulch in the parks of Battery Park City.
For more information, call 212-267-9700.
For more information
click here.
Saturday Family Workshops
Masquerade: Bulgarian Surva
11AM – 12:30PM
Saturday, January 25
6 River Terrace

Surva is a Balkan festival where thousands of people join in a grand parade of costumes and folkloric games to scare away evil spirits, and wish a prosperous year to all. Make your own Surva inspired mask and take part in a parade led by Young Bulgarian Voices of New York. Art project is designed for ages 4 and up.
11AM: Art Project, 11:45 Family Concert
For more Information
click here

2020 Annual Art Exhibition
Opening Reception
1 – 3PM
Sunday, January 26
75 Battery Place


Art on View Weekdays
January 27- March 27, 2 – 4PM

All are welcome to come and enjoy the inspired artwork created by participants of all ages at BPCA’s art programs. Meet many of the participating artists, the artist/educators who lead the programs, and learn about upcoming BPCA art programs and events.
No viewing on 2/17. 
For more Information click here
Tuesday Talks
Exploring the African Burial Ground Memorial
1PM, Tuesday, February 4
6 River Terrace

In celebration of Black History Month, guest speaker T. Rasul Murray, a historical interpreter and griot at the African Burial Ground National Monument, will present an overview of this sacred site in Lower Manhattan which honors African Americans and informs on the hardships they endured in early America. Discovered in 1991, the burial ground is considered to be one of the most significant archeological finds in the U.S. over the last 100 years. For more information click here

Friday Night Art House Classics
Shadows
6PM, Friday, February 7
6 River Terrace

The best art house cinema is characterized by independent filmmakers with uncompromising vision. This series features courageous films inspired by the civil rights movement. Shadows is a 1958 American independent dramatic film directed by John Cassavetes about race relations during the Beat Generation years in NYC. Free popcorn will be served, and a discussion will follow the screenings. Mature audiences only.
For more information click here
Silent Film / Live Music
Thursday, January 23 thru Friday, January 24
7:30 – 9:30PM
Brookfield Place, Winter Garden


Arts Brookfield brings back the acclaimed “Silent Films/Live Music” series, curated by John Schaefer. Experience three unforgettable evenings of classic silent film screenings accompanied by live music!

Thursday, January 23, 7:30PM
Films scored and performed by Vernon Reid (World Premiere)
 
Friday, January 24, 7:30PM

Godrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi scored by GoGo Penguin (New York Premiere)

This event is free to attend. Seating first come, first served.
 For more information 
click here.
Lunar New Year
Saturday, February 1
2 – 3:15PM
Brookfield Place, Winter Garden

Ring in the Lunar New Year with a family-friendly performance presented by Arts Brookfield in partnership with the New York Chinese Cultural Center.  A dynamic Lion Parade led by lion dancers launches an afternoon filled with bursts of energy and color with traditional Chinese dance and music, a martial arts demonstration, and theatrical players in full traditional make-up and regalia!
This event is free to attend. Seating first come, first served.
For more information 
click here.
Best Brews: The Subway Series
Wednesdays & Thursdays
February 5 thru February 13
4 – 9PM
Brookfield Place, Winter Garden


Enjoy the best breweries from across New York City as the Winter Garden transforms into a Winter Biergarten with new brews featured on tap each week. See below for the full schedule!
 
Cast your vote each week for the best brewery — top breweries will return for the final week to compete for the title of Best Brew!
 
Wednesday, February 5, 4 – 9PM
Thursday, February 6, 4 – 9PM
Wednesday, February 12, 4 – 9PM
Thursday, February 13, 4 – 9PM

This event is free to attend.
For more information 
click here.
EVENTS AT THE SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM
“Subway” Storytime
Saturday, January 25
10:30 – 11:45AM
39 Battery Place
Young learners will be inspired by a reading of Christoph Niemann’s picture book “SUBWAY,” where kids spend a rainy day taking the subway all around the city. After the story, the young urban planners will use different materials to design and create their very own city-wide transportation system and vehicles.
Cost is $5 per child. Members are free.

Ages 2-5. RSVP required. RSVP to programs@skyscraper.org or call 212-945-6324.
For more information click here.
ARCHITECTURE VALENTINES
Saturday, February 8
10:30 – 11:45AM
39 Battery Place

Love for architecture is in the air! Create your custom-made Valentines featuring romantic skyscrapers and intriguing architectural features. You can share them with family, friends or your secret crush.
Cost is $5 per child. Members are free.
All Ages. RSVP required. RSVP to
programs@skyscraper.org or call 212-945-6324.
For more information click here.
EVENTS AT THE MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Monday, January 27
10AM – 6PM
36 Battery Place

 
75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
Please join us to commemorate this global day of Holocaust remembrance.
 
Public candle-lighting area in the Anne & Bernard Spitzer Grand Foyer and free admission to MJH Highlights, which includes Ordinary Treasures: Highlights from the Museum of Jewish Heritage Collection, Rendering Witness: Holocaust-era Art as Testimony, The Pickman Keeping History Center, and Andy Goldsworthy’s contemplative Garden of Stones.
 
At 3 PM, chief curator and acclaimed Holocaust scholar Robert Jan van Pelt will explore the significance of the types and provenance of artifacts in Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. as well as discuss the curatorial decisions that had to be made during the development of this complex exhibition.
 
This event is free to attend. Advance registration is recommended.
For more information 
click here.
EVENTS AT NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Make Your Own Comics Online with Pixton!
Thursday , January 30
4PM
Battery Park City Library

Make your own comics online with Pixton! For grades K-6. For this special library program, please bring your library card.
This event is free to attend. First come, first served. 
For more information click here.
Music and Storytime with Mandarin Seeds
Thursdays, February 6 thru February 20
4PM
Battery Park City Library

 
A three-week series of bilingual story time. The topics are:
 
Week 1: Fruits
This is a bilingual story time. Children learn all about fruit in Mandarin Chinese through stories, art projects, and puppets. Families dance while singing Mandarin Seeds’ original songs. We make story time more fun!
 
Week 2: Animals
This is a bilingual story time. Children learn all about animals in Mandarin Chinese through stories, art projects, and puppets. Families dance while singing Mandarin Seeds’ original songs. We make story time more fun!
 
Week 3: Insects
This is a bilingual story time. Children learn all about insects in Mandarin Chinese through stories, art projects, and puppets. Families dance while singing Mandarin Seeds’ original songs

This event is free to attend. First come, first served. 
For more information 
click here.
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