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  • Disability Pride Month
  • North/West Battery Park City Resiliency Project 
  • BPC Parks Happenings
  • Activities For Seniors
  • Sustainability Resources
  • ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)
  • Summer Calendar
  • June Events and Programs
  • Events at Brookfield Place
  • Events at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • Events at the Skyscraper Museum
  • Events at the New York Public Library
  • Follow us on Social Media
Disability Pride Month
July is Disability Pride Month, which aims to celebrate and share the experiences of people with disabilities. The month provides a chance to share the joy and pride that people with disabilities can bring to their local and global communities.
Additionally, July 26th is National Disability Independence Day. This day commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26th, 1990, thirty-two (32) years ago. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. Since the ADA was signed, many social and physical barriers have been removed or reduced for people with disabilities, but there is more to be done.
At BPCA we’re proud to make accessibility a priority within and across our public spaces. Our South BPC Resiliency Project, set to begin construction later this year, is designed to provide universal access, a design concept aimed at meeting the needs of all users, with and without disabilities. Should a member of the public with a disability require a reasonable accommodation in order to access BPCA’s parks, facilities, or programs, that individual may contact BPCA’s Designee for Reasonable Accommodations noted below.
Alexis Torres, (212) 417-3181,
Open House – Still Open!
Thanks to all who participated in the June 29 North/West Battery Park City Resiliency Project Open House — we appreciate the feedback we received from all in-person participants.
To keep the conversation going, after the in-person event we launched a
 virtual version of the North/West Battery Park City Resiliency Project Open House, which is open through July 31, 2022. In this virtual activity, you can watch a video, review meeting materials, and add comments to the materials.

 The next public meeting related to this project will be the Draft Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Meeting, which will take place this fall. BPCA will announce a date for this public scoping meeting in the next few months.
BPCA is committed to ensuring opportunities for the public and stakeholders to provide input on this project. To ask questions and share any feedback, please reach out, by email, or written mail at: E-mail:
Written mail: Battery Park City Authority,
                       200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor
          New York, NY 10281
                       Attention: North/West Battery Park City Resiliency Project Team
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.
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.
Pickup Pickleball
Thursdays, July 7 – July 28
10:30 – 11:30 AM, Esplanade Plaza

An exciting fusion of badminton and tennis, pickleball has been proven to strengthen muscles, boost cardiovascular health, and enhance brain function. Free program, registration required, space is limited.
Please email:

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.

The NYC Accelerator Learning Center offers free trainings and resources on buildings and energy topics to support your next energy improvement project .Trainings include how to Benchmark Your Building to a primer on the Climate Mobilization Act. For more information click here.

GreenNYC Easy sustainability actions with big impacts – tips for home, office, on the go, and more. For more information click here.
In Case You Missed It
On June 29, at 6 River Terrace BPCA and AECOM held a virtual Open house on the North/ West Battery Park City Resiliency Project where attendees learned about the project and provided feedback .
The Battery Park City Authority hosted and opera company Teatro Grattacielo performed the operatic rendition of Giulietta e Romeo, in Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5.
The Swedish Midsummer Festival was held in Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park on Friday, June 24. 
River & Blues with Nicole Atkins 
The first of the River & Blues outdoor music concert series was held in Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park last Thursday night. 

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.
July Events & Programs

River & Blues: Eljuri & Cha Wa
Thursday, July 14 
6:00 PM, Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
Touted as one of the top Latina guitar players in the world, Eljuri is a genre-fusing artist that blends the sounds and rhythms of her life experiences into her song-writing and guitar playing. The infectious music and dazzling stage show of Grammy-nominated Cha Wa has been described as “funk with feathers” – a sound rooted in traditional New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian music mixed with funk and soul, creating a non-stop groove machine. For more information click here.

River & Blues: Lady Wray
Thursday, July 21 
6:00 PM, 
Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park 
Virginia-born artist Nicole Wray shows off her dexterous range of singing and songwriting, infusing hints of soul, R&B, and hip-hop into head-nodding, funky stories with the power to heal. For more information click

River & Blues: Cedric Burnside & Maggie Rose
Thursday, July 28 

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
The Nashville-based singer/songwriter Maggie Rose has dreamed up her own unbridled collision of rock-and-roll, soul, folk, funk, and R&B. Cedric Burnside was born into a prominent family of North Mississippi Hill Country legends. These sensibilities are reflected across his work and impeccably showcased on his 2022 GRAMMY-winning release, I Be Trying. For more information click here.

Community Dance: Cumbia 
Saturday, July 23 
6:30 PM, Esplanade Plaza

Experience the energy and vivacity of Afro-Colombian Musical ensemble Rebolu! Learn the traditional steps of cumbia, puya, mapale and bellerengue with an instructor-led movement workshop and then hit the dance floor during a live performance. For more information click here.

Events at Brookfield Place
New Artwork by Tatiana Arocha
July 11 – September 12, All Day
Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
This summer, Arts Brookfield has awarded visual artist Tatiana Arocha with the Brookfield Place New York Annual Arts Commission from which she will present her first large-scale sculptural work in the Winter Garden, titled, Bajo el manto de la selva / Under the Cover of the Jungle. For more information click

Sway's Bloom
July 13 – July 16, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM & 5:30 PM 
Lower Plaza at Brookfield Place
BLOOM! is the newest creation of SWAY (formerly known as Australia’s Strange Fruit) atop their signature 14 foot sway poles. A 20-minute performance, BLOOM! is a family-friendly, colorful, and spirited performance exploring themes of earth and nature, community, transformation, individuality, and diversity. For more information click 

Ping Pong
Mondays, July 18 – August 22, 
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place
Grab your paddle and play ping pong with The Push!
For more information click 

Art & the Environment: Artist Talk with Tatiana Arocha & Sarah Cameron Sunde
July 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Winter Garden at Brookfield Place
Join us for an engaging conversation with New York City-based artists Tatiana Arocha and Sarah Cameron Sunde who will discuss their environmentally inspired projects presented at Brookfield Place. For more information click 

Events at The Museum of Jewish Heritage
Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan with Lucie Levine
Tuesday, July 19, 5:00 PM
36 Battery Place

Join us in person for a walking tour of Lower Manhattan, where we will learn how Jews of many backgrounds converged in New York and forged a uniquely American Judaism. Along the way, our guide Lucie Levine will introduce us to a cast of characters that includes politicians, artisans, and female entrepreneurs. 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 

BPC Business Core Walking Tour 2
Friday, July 15, 4:00 PM

Winter Garden at Brookfield Place 
Tour 2 of the Museum's three thematic walking tours of Battery Park City focuses on the commercial core with its 1980s skyscrapers of the original World Financial Center (now Brookfield Place) designed by architect Cesar Pelli, as well as the expansive North Cove Marina and its public realm. 
Programs are supported by a Community Partnership with the Battery Park City Authority. For more information
 click here.

Knuffle Bunny: The Importance of Walkable Cities
Saturday, July 16, 10:30 AM
39 Battery Place
After a read-aloud of Mo Willems's picture book Knuffle Bunny, we will adventure around Battery Park City and point out different aspects of urban design that make this neighborhood walkable! All ages welcome. For more information click

Making Structures Strong: The Significance of Domes!
Saturday, July 23, 10:30 AM
39 Battery Place

In honor of The Fourth of July young learners will be introduced to the architectural significance and strength of domes by learning about the U.S Capitol current and past buildings. Afterwards we will work together to build domes of our own using newspaper, tape, and teamwork! Ages 6+.  For more information click here.

.BPC North Walking Tour 3 
Thursday, July 28, 4:00 PM

Winter Garden at Brookfield Place 
The third of the Museum's three thematic walking tours of Battery Park City covers the north residential neighborhood, which was developed in several phases, beginning with Stuyvesant High School at the northeast edge and the esplanade and Rockefeller Park along the Hudson.

Programs are supported by a Community Partnership with the Battery Park City Authority.
For more information
 click here

Events at the NY Public Library

Kids Summer Cruise - making waves at the Library!
Wednesdays, July 6, – July 27
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Battery Park City Library
Join the crew at Battery Park City Library as we explore the waterways and the ways of water in NYC and the world! Each week we'll be making waves. Activities include making a mini-aquarium, getting gooey with slime, scrimshaw - on candles found objects, making sailors' valentine, and figuring out how to clean up an oil spill! For more information
 click here

Virtual Author Talk: "The World Played Chess" by Robert Dugoni
Tuesday, July 26, 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Virtual  Event

Join Battery Park City Library staff as we talk with author Robert Dugoni about his book The World Played Chess. Robert Dugoni's most personal work of fiction to date, The World Played Chess is a poignant and thought-provoking account of a young man’s unlikely friendship with a world-weary Vietnam veteran during the summer of 1979. For more information click here.

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