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NEWSLETTER JUNE 2022
In This Issue
  • SBPCR Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Comment Period
  • Hurricane Season Begins Today
  • BPC Parks Happenings
  • Sustainability Resources
  • ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
  • Summer Calendar
  • June Events and Programs
  • Activities For Seniors
  • Events at Brookfield Place
  • Events at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • Events at the Skyscraper Museum
  • Events at the New York Public Library
  • Shakespeare Downtown
  • Follow us on Social Media
 SBPCR Draft Environmental Impact Statement Public Comment Period
In recognition of Manhattan Community Board 1’s (CB1) request to extend the deadline for public comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the South Battery Park City Resiliency Project, the deadline has been extended from June 3, 2022 to June 10, 2022.  Comments may be submitted to:

Claudia Filomena, Director of Capital Projects 
Battery Park City Authority 
200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor New York, NY 10281 

claudia.filomena@bpca.ny.gov
Hurricane Season Begins Today
NYC OEM Know Your Zone is your destination for everything you need to know about hurricanes in New York City. You'll find information about the city's hurricane evacuation zones, the hazards you may face from a hurricane, and what to do to prepare. Click here for more information and watch OEM’s ReadyBPC presentation from last June (video here) to learn more about resources available in our community.
BPC Parks Happenings
BPC Parks Happenings is a monthly snapshot of the Authority's work in maintaining Battery Park City's parks and public spaces. Click here to see what's happening this month in our parks.

Sustainability Resources
 
Enroll in RefashionNYC, a free, in-building collection service for old clothes and other fabric items for NYC residents, businesses, schools and nonprofits. For more information click here.

NYC Accelerator can connect you to incentives and financing options that help cover the costs of building upgrades. Their new Financing Toolkit was developed to help building owners navigate incentives and financing options for energy efficiency improvements.
For more information click
here.


Climate Mobilization Act Primer by Building Energy Exchange
Jun 09, 1-2PM
For more information click
 here.


Con Edison Multifamily Buildings Energy Upgrade Incentives
For more information click here.


The Empire Building Playbook: An owners guide to Low Carbon Retrofits. For more information click here.
ICYMI
In Case You Missed It
In Celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the Villalobos Brothers performed their latest hits for Strings-on-Hudson.
Ballet Hispánico, & Tempo Alegre hosted a Latin social dance at Belvedere Plaza featuring live Salsa, Merengue, Afro-Cuban and more!
B.J. Jones President & CEO was featured in the Schneps Connects podcast with Josh Schneps discussing BPC Initiatives, our Climate Action Plan and the robust arts programming in Battery Park City. Click here to listen to the podcast.
The Bird’s Eye View art installation was featured in NY1’s Around the Borough’s this week. Click here to view.
BPCA Summer 2022 Program & Event Guide
Join us for dozens of free public programs and events this summer! Click here to view exciting new performances and the return of long-time community favorites.
June Events & Programs
Giulietta e Romeo
Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5
9:00 PM – 11:00 PMWagner Park
In partnership with Teatro Grattacielo a rare jewel of opera history comes to BPC’s on its 100th Year Anniversary. Giulietta e Romeo composed by Riccardo Zandonai, will be presented in 3 acts of love, passion, and tragedy.
For more information, click here.
BPC Blood Drive 
Wednesday, June 8
12:00 – 6:00 PM, 
6 River Terrace
Help replenish dwindling supplies in the tri-state area. The whole process takes less than an hour and one donation can save multiple lives!
For more information, click here.
Fairy Tale Films: Son of White Mare
Friday, June 10 
 
7:00 PM, 6 River Terrace 

Based on a Hungarian folktale, Son of the White Mare (Marcell Jankovics,1981), is a swirling, color-mad epic journey to save the universe. Reminiscent of the hallucinatory palette of “Yellow Submarine” and the rich visual storytelling of “Fantasia”, critics have deemed it one of the greatest psychedelic animated movies ever made.
For more information, click
 here.
Silent Disco Pride Party
Thursday, June 16
7:00 – 10:00 PM, Wagner Park
Celebrate Pride Month with a silent disco dance party featuring Gotham Cheer and queer DJ’s from QuietEvents. Breath-taking sunset views and Lady Liberty will serve as our backdrop as we dance to the hottest beats pumped through light-up headphones.
For more information, click
here.
Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June18  
2:00 – 5:00 PM, Belvedere Plaza
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
For more information, click 
here.
Swedish Midsummer Festival
Friday, June 24
5:00 – 8:00 PM, Wagner Park

Enjoy this nostalgic celebration of the summer solstice. Join in lively dance around the Midsummer pole. Make wreaths from beautiful flowers representing those in bloom on the solstice in Sweden. Enjoy a parade, children’s games, and Swedish delicacies.The Swedish Midsummer Festival is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Sweden, New York. Presented by the Consulate General of Sweden, New York and Battery Park City Authority. 
For more information, click here.
BPCA Community Field Day Party
Monday, June 27
12:00 – 2:00 PM,
 Rockefeller Park
School’s out for the summer! Pack a picnic lunch and kick-off the season with us in Rockefeller Park. Join us for fun games with Youth Athletes United and participate in the annual Battery Park City tug-o-war! For more information, click here.
 
River To River Festival
River to River: George Corbino
Sunday, June 12
3:00 PM, Teardrop Park

Interdisciplinary artist Gregory Corbino continues the traditions of the traveling show, circus, carousel and carnival with puppets made from recycled materials to create joyful performances. A former student of Bread and Puppet Theater, he engages the public of all ages in themes of social change and other timely topics. For more information, click here.
River to River: Craig Harris
Saturday, June 25 
 
4:00 PM, Rockefeller Park
Trombonist/composer Craig Harris plays rich, wide-ranging improvisation and creates compositions as varied as his source inspirations in spirituals, Jazz, avant-garde, R & B and hip-hop. His partners through the years included Lester Bowie, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, David Murray, The Roots and many more luminaries. He will be joined by an ensemble that elevates as it celebrates creativity. For more information, click 
here.
Activities For Seniors
Morning Meditation
Mondays, May 2 – Oct 31
9:30-10AM, Lily Pond
Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. Click 
here to learn more information.
Senior Group Exercise
Mondays, May 2 –Oct 31
10:30 – 11:30AM, Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
Strengthen the body through instructor-led rhythmic movement and aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Click
 here for more information.
Senior Drop-in
Tuesdays, May 4 – Oct 25
2:30 – 4:00 PM, 200 Rector Street
Drop by the Community Room and join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversation, local news, and informal card and board games. Click
 here for more information.
Sunset Yoga
Wednesdays, May 4 – Sept 28
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Rockefeller Park South Lawn
Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Click
 here for more information.
Tai Chi
Fridays, May 6 – Oct 28
8:30 – 9:30 AM, Esplanade Plaza
Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. Click 
here for more information.
Events at Brookfield Place
Trivia Tuesdays in Hudson Eats
Tuesdays, February 15 – August 31
6:30 – 8:30 PM, Hudson Eats 
Join us in Hudson Eats for happy hour specials while you test your knowledge on a variety of topics for a chance to win fun prizes. Plus, at the last game of each month we’ll host a theme night to mix things up!
For more information, click
 here.

Celebrate Pride
June 1 – June 27,

All Day, Winter Garden 
Celebrate Pride month at Brookfield Place with Radiance, a colorful large-scale suspended sculpture, alongside artfully designed tables in the Winter Garden.
For more information, click 
here.

Camille Seaman
June 7 – September 12
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM,
 Winter Garden Gallery 
Discover nine photographs on view in the Winter Garden Gallery as part of the series, A Matter of Time, by Camille Seaman. The exhibition features photographs captured during the winter solstice on the Weddel Sea in Antarctica in December 2021. For more information, click here.
 
Events at The Museum of Jewish Heritage
JOB – A Simple Man 
June 1 & June 2
7:00 – 9:00 PM
In Person and Virtual eventIn an intense and musical dramatization, J O B – A Simple Man tells the story of an emigrant’s journey from the old world-a little village in Russia-to the new world in New York. Mendel Singer, much like Job in the Hebrew Bible, loses everything. He despairs and curses, but ultimately experiences a miracle.
This program is made possible in part by support from the Battery Park City Authority.
For more information, Click
 here.

Transgender Experiences in Weimar and Nazi Germany
Thursday, June 2, 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Before 1933, Germany was a center of LGBT+ community and culture, with several renowned organizations serving and supporting trans and gender non-conforming people. Hitler’s Nazi government, however, brutally targeted the trans community, deporting many trans people to concentration camps and wiping out vibrant community structures. Join the Museum for a program exploring these stories and experiences prior to and during the Holocaust.For more information, click
 here.

Step by Step Recreating a Family's Lost Holocaust History
Tuesday,June 14, 2:00 PM
Virtual Event

Holocaust survivors can have a difficult time talking about what they experienced during World War II. This is what happened to Jessica Shaw. She had been told that her father Henri had escaped France as a child by climbing over the Pyrenees Mountains with his mother and younger sister into Spain, where he reunited with his father. The family journeyed through Spain, Portugal, and Cuba before they ended up in the United States. For more information, click here.

Good Trouble: A Juneteenth Tribute Concert
Sunday, June 19, 3:00 PM
In-Person & Virtual Event
Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra for a special concert on Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Presenting music that celebrates the Black experience, the featured work will be the world premiere of KCO Music Director Gary S. Fagin‘s Good Trouble, inspired by the late Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis.
This program is made possible in part by support from the Battery Park City Authority and the Frances Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.
For more information, click here.

Boris Lurie: Nothing to Do But to Try
On View, Thru November 6
36 Battery Place
Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try is a first-of-its-kind exhibition on the 20th-century artist and Holocaust survivor Boris Lurie. For more information, click
 here.
Events at the Skyscraper Museum 

The Architecture of Trees
Saturday, June 4, 10:30 AM
39 Battery Place

Architects can spend years designing their buildings, but trees have been perfecting their own architecture in response to their environment for eons. On a walking tour through Wagner Park, learn how trunks and branches support their leaves or needles and how roots create strong foundations.
Presented by The Skyscraper Museum in partnership with Battery Park City Authority
For more information, click 
here.

BPC South Neighborhood Walking Tour Part 1
Thursday, June 9, 4:00 PM
39 Battery Place
Tour 1 explores Battery Park City's southern district, which is home to the Skyscraper Museum and includes some of BPC's earliest landscapes and infrastructure, including the residential enclaves built in the 1990s that followed the 1979 Cooper Eckstut Master Plan. We will also learn about the developing Resilience Action Plan of the BPC Authority.
Programs are supported by a Community Partnership with the Battery Park City Authority.
For more information, click here
.

Juneteenth Skyscraper Yoga
Saturday, June 18, 10:30 AM
39 Battery Place

Get ready to move and have fun as we explore how our own bodies help us understand skyscrapers! After a history lesson on the celebration of Juneteenth and how African-American culture has impacted this country, kids will learn why mindfulness is important and connect to their foundations to stretch to new heights in a 30-minute yoga session! 
Presented by The Skyscraper Museum in partnership with Battery Park City Authority
For more information, click  here.

Construction History Roundtable: Work In Progress
Tuesday, June 21, 5:30 PM

Virtual Event

The sixth session of the 2022 Construction History lecture series Work in Progress brings together the key presenters and the additional speakers for a virtual roundtable review and discussion of what we learned from the talks and what framing questions should be applied in future research and scholarship.
For more information, click 
here.

 
Events at the NY Public Library

Little Movers Storytime - In person!
Thursday, June 2, 10:30 –11:00 AM
Battery Park City Library
Join us on Thursday mornings for a storytime for children who are learning to toddle and talk! We'll be reading our favorite stories, singing songs, practicing our big motor skills with movement, and making new friends! Recommended for children age 18 months - 36 months
For more information, click 
here.

Open Book Hour: What Have You Been Reading
Tuesday, June 14, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Virtual Event
Join staff from the Battery Park City Library and the Andrew Heiskell Library to talk about what books you've been reading and hear from other book lovers. We'll facilitate with some questions and we'll all leave with new recommendations and thoughts about good reading.
For more information, click 
here.

STEAM Maker's Space
Wednesday, June 15, 4:00 – 4:45 PM
Battery Park City Library

It’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Time! Join us for creating!
For more 
information, click here.

Battery Park City Walking Tour
Thursday, June 16, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Battery Park City Library
Join branch staff from the Battery Park City Library for an in person walking tour of Battery Park City! Learn more about the history and landmarks of this neighborhood and connect with community.
 For more information, click 
here.

Shakespeare Downtown
Saint Joan
June 16 –  June 19 & June 23  –  June 26
 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Castle Clinton National Monument, The Battery

Lower Manhattan’s Shakespeare Downtown presents eight free performances of George Bernard Shaw’s masterpiece, “Saint Joan,” from June 16-26, 2022 inside the historic walls of Castle Clinton National Monument at The Battery. This timely play is based on historical records of the 1431 trial of French military icon and religious martyr Joan of Arc. For more information, click here.

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