A scene from Kurt Weill’s "Zaubernacht" (Magic Night), a dance and chamber music work, as performed at the Museum of Jewish Heritage by the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gary Fagin with choreography by Jody Oberfelder.  For more about "Zaubernacht,"click here.

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On Feb. 19, Julian Wachner, director of music and the arts at Trinity Wall Street, introduced a recital by Peter Sykes on the newly installed Noack organ in St. Paul’s Chapel. St. Paul’s, at Broadway and Fulton Streets, dates from 1766 and is a New York City landmark. The Pipe Organ Inauguration Festival ran from Feb. 19 to Feb. 24, with one or two performances daily. The Festival has been followed by a series of weekly recitals on Fridays at 1 p.m. featuring New York's leading organists. "Pipes at One" began on March 2 and runs through June 8. For more information, click here. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

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Spring flowers are now in exuberant bloom in Battery Park City. Nothing is more handsome than Iris “Katharine Hodgkin” with its sky-blue petals and lip flecked with dark blue, splashed with yellow and delicately striped. For more photos and information about Battery Park City's flowers, click on Downtown Post NYC's "Battery Park City in Bloom" page. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer 2018)

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-New York’s 10th Congressional District) and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer entering the NYU Kimmel Center for a Town Hall meeting on Feb. 12, 2018.  Congressman Nadler's next Town Hall will take place on April 30, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the High School of Fashion Industries, 225 W. 24th St. (between 7th and 8th Avenues).  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)

Jake Johnson in the newly expanded store of the National Museum of the American Indian at 1 Bowling Green. He is standing next to a feather sculpture by John Marston, a member of the Coast Salish nation. The store sells jewelry, pottery, baskets, sculpture, rugs, books and CDs and a variety of items for children. Around three-quarters of the items in the store are handmade and are one of a kind. The National Museum of the American Indian is open daily. Admission is free. (Photo: © Terese Loeb Kreuzer 2018)

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Feb. 15, 2018 Volume 5, No. 3


* Letter from the editor: How to support local news   
* Governors Island to offer overnight camping this season
* Bits & Bytes: Deal for 23 Wall St. falls through; $59 million penthouse on the market 
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Free winter break museum admission; Tribeca Meet & Greet
* Downtown Arts: Battery Park City Parks' annual art exhibition opens
* Calendar: February - Spotlight: Pipe Organ Inauguration Festival at St. Paul's Chapel

Feb. 25, 2018 Volume 5, No. 4

* Letter from the editor: Black History in Lower Manhattan
* Fate of New Market Building continues to pit EDC against the community and pols
* Downtown Alliance offers Digital Innovation Grant of $10,000
* Bits & Bytes: 3 World Trade Center near completion; Tribeca development sites
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Sailing instruction for kids and teens; Literary evenings
* Downtown Arts: Newly installed pipe organ debuts at St. Paul's Chapel
* Calendar: February - Spotlight: Chinese Lunar New Year Parade

March 5, 2018 Volume 5, No. 5

* Letter from the editor: Remembering the Ladies of Lower Manhattan
* The Battery Park City Authority as seen by its new president, Benjamin 'BJ' Jones  
* Bits & Bytes: Harry's reopens after update; Chef Carmellini signs on at Pier 17
* Downtown Bulletin Board: New hours for City's archives; Fundraising for Puerto Rico
* Calendar: March - Remember the ladies

March 17, Volume 5, No. 6

* Letter from the editor: Real News 
* East River helicopter tragedy draws ire and a new FAA directive 
* Tribeca Film Festival's Movies of the Moment: Documentaries that reflect headline news
 * Tribeca Film Festival announces schedule for 2018 and offers package pricing 
* Bits & Bytes: Trouble at 56 Leonard St.; Remembering Emily Roebling
* Downtown Bulletin Board: Battery Park City Parks usage survey; Brain and heart health
* Letter to the editor: Economic Development Corp. starts New Market Building demolition
* Calendar: March - Kurt Weill's 'Zaubernacht' at the Museum of Jewish Heritage


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On May 4, the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gary S. Fagin performs the world premiere of Fagin's "The Struggle to Forgive: Confronting Gun Violence in America," a cantata for three soloists and orchestra. The libretto is based on audio, video and written accounts of those living with the aftermath of gun violence or the loss of a loved one. There will be a post-show discussion with artists and members of Pace University. Place: Schimmel Center at Pace University. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: Starting at $29. (Save 20 percent if purchased before April 27, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Use code FRIENDS20). For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

April 26: The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra is holding a soirée-fundraiser to support the world premiere of Gary S. Fagin's cantata "The Struggle to Forgive: Confronting Gun Violence in America." Hosts Lynda Davey and Alan Schiffres invite you to their South Street Seaport home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to enjoy gorgeous views of the Brooklyn Bridge, savor fine wine and hors d'oeuvres and hear a preview of this extraordinary musical work. The world premiere of the full "Struggle to Forgive" will be on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Pace University's Schimmel Center in Lower Manhattan. Tickets for the soirée-fundraiser start at $125 per person. For more information and/or to reserve a place, click here or call (917) 929-8375.

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April 24: National Book Award-winning poet Shane McCrae reads from his work. Place:
Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St.; Time: 4 p.m. Free.


April 26: The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra is holding a soirée-fundraiser to support the world premiere of Gary S. Fagin's cantata "The Struggle to Forgive: Confronting Gun Violence in America." Hosts Lynda Davey and Alan Schiffres invite you to their South Street Seaport home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to enjoy gorgeous views of the Brooklyn Bridge, savor fine wine and hors d'oeuvres and hear a preview of this extraordinary musical work. The world premiere of the full "Struggle to Forgive" will be on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Pace University's Schimmel Center in Lower Manhattan. Tickets for the soirée-fundraiser start at $125 per person. For more information and/or to reserve a place, click here or call (917) 929-8375.


The River Project's Wetlab is now open every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. through November. Place: Pier 40 at Houston Street. Free. For more information, click here.


An exhibition, "Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross" is at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.  Ross, a professional photographer, was confined to the Lodz ghetto in 1940 and put to work by the Nazis recording those aspects of the ghetto that served their purposes. But, at great danger to himself, Ross also recorded life in the ghetto, including starvation and deportations. When the ghetto was being liquidated in 1944,  believing he would not survive, Ross buried 6,000 of his negatives as a testimony to what had happened, hoping that someone, someday would find them. As it turned out, he and his wife survived the war and returned in March 1945 to dig up what he had buried. Almost 3,000 of the negatives had survived. The exhibition runs through June 24, 2018. Place: 36 Battery Place. The museum is open Sunday through Friday afternoon. Admission: $12; $10 (seniors); $7 (students); free (museum members and children 12 and younger). For more information, click here.


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New Yorkers are reminded to stay alert to their surroundings, and to report any suspicious activity. Reports can be made to the Counter Terrorism Center at the New York State Intelligence Center via its terrorism tip line: (866) SAFENYS (866-723-3697); or by email: ctcenter@nysic.ny.gov.

 
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AlliedBarton patrols Battery Park City. To reach AlliedBarton,  call (212) 945-SAFE (7233). The Battery Park City Command Center is located at the Verdesian, 211 North End Ave. In case of emergencies, call 911.