October 2015 Newsletter
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BPC People – Freddy Belliard
Title: Ball Fields Coordinator
Favorite Battery Park City Spot: Community Center at Stuyvesant High School
In 2013, Freddy Belliard joined BPC Parks as the Events Coordinator at 6 River Terrace where visitors and residents may remember him as he oversaw various Parks Programming activities and community festivities. Today, Mr. Belliard has embraced his new role as Ball Fields Coordinator where he and his staff help facilitate games and free play while overseeing field activity by local community permit holders.
Prior to joining the team at Battery Park City, Freddy worked for the New York City Administration of Children Services (ACS), where he mentored at-risk youth from all five boroughs of New York City. During his time as a Juvenile Counselor, Freddy enjoyed working with adolescents as they strived to make a difference within their communities.  
Born and raised in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY, Freddy attended John Jay College where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. Despite being a “city kid”, one of his favorite pastimes is hiking in Breakneck Ridge, NY along the scenic Hudson River. As a sports aficionado with a rumored NFL caliber throwing arm, he feels right at home on the Battery Park City Ball Fields where he shares in the delight of all who participate in friendly competition.
Run for Knowledge

On Esplanade starting in Wagner Park

October 16, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Fundraising event for Battery Park City’s public schools PS/IS276, PS89 and IS289 for support of numerous programs including music and arts and the enhancement of science, math and technology education. Begins in Wagner Park with Carnival at PS 89. 
Friday Nights for Teens
Friday October 30, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
6 River Terrace

Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and new people. Play table tennis, life-size chess, giant Connect-4, listen to music and relax. Grades 7-12. Free! For more info, visit
Stories for all ages: Spooky Tales
Saturday, October 31, 11 am
Teardrop Park

Spooky Tales that Fright & Delight with Rita Auerbach. Come listen to slightly shivery stories of witches, ghosts and a pumpkin tale or two. All ages are welcome. Free! See for more information.
John Wieners Celebration
Poets House
October 22, 7:00 pm, 10 River Terrace  

The poetry of John Wieners (1934-2004) influenced the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beats, and the poetics of pacifism and gay rights. The many registers of Wiener’s poetry are explored through readings and conversation occasioned by the publication of two new books, Supplications: Selected Poems of John Wieners and Stars Seen in Person: Selected Journals
Book Launch The Crime and the Silence
By Anna Bikont in conversation with David Samuels, Literary Editor, Tablet magazine
Museum of Jewish Heritage
October 22, 7:00 pm

On July 10, 1941, the citizens of Jedwabne rounded up the Jewish population and burned them alive. Part history, part memoir, this is the story of the massacre told through oral histories of survivors and witnesses, and a portrait of a Polish town coming to terms with its dark past.
60x60 Dance
Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
October 23, 12:30 pm & 8:00 pm  

Part of the Vox Novus Festival60×60 Dance pairs 60 dance ensembles with 60 composers for 60 one-minute performances synchronized with an analog clock. The one-hour dance extravaganza presents a slice of what is happening in the contemporary music scene and the world of modern dance. 
Building Tall Workshop
Skyscraper Museum
October 24, 10:30 - 11:45 am, 39 Battery Place 

Students will compete in teams to build the tallest tower possible. Towers will be evaluated not only by height but also how well they stand up to wind and “quakes” and teamwork. Participants will learn about stable structures and the real construction materials used to build TALL. Ages 6 and above. RSVP required.
Pavillon at Brookfield Place
October 26 - October 28,  9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Produced and commissioned by More ArtErnesto Pujol pays homage to all office workers in this site-specific performance. Eleven performers, dressed in white, silently write all day about the people they see, creating a literature of pedestrian life in the city.
Brookfield Place Halloween Party
Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
October 31, 12:00 - 3:00 pm 

Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve at a family-friendly Halloween Party. Event will feature live music by the Deedle Deedle Dees, storyteller Luann Adams, hands-on activities with Carmelo the Science Fellow, magic by The Great Charlini, pumpkin carving with Hugh McMahon, a costume catwalk with Fashion Emcees, Tracey and Mason, and lots more.
BPC Halloween Dog Parade
Esplanade at South Cove arbor to Esplanade Plaza
October 31, Noon

Fourteenth annual BPC Halloween Dog Parade. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes, tail-wagging and more. Rain Date: November 1st
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