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Battery Dance Festival photos, © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
"New Dimensions in Testimony" is an interactive installation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage that allows visitors to ask questions of Holocaust survivors and hear their answers. Place: 36 Battery Place. Free with Museum admission. Advance registration recommended. For additional information, click here
The National Museum of the American Indian is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free admission. It offers free films, docent-led tours of its exhibitions and tours of its premises, the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, designed by Cass Gilbert. The building, which was completed in 1907, is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Place: One Bowling Green. Phone: (212) 514-3700. For the museum's calendar, click here.
Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City
(Photo © Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
May 31, 2018: This was the actual anniversary of Battery Park City's Golden Jubilee. Bang on a Can's Asphalt Orchestra entertained at Battery Park City's 50th anniversary celebration on May 31, 2018 in Rockefeller Park. On May 31, exactly 50 years ago, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller signed the legislation that established Battery Park City. For more photos of Battery Park City's Jubilee celebration, click here.
(Photo: Terese Loeb Kreuzer)
Winter Events in Battery Park City
Between January and April 2020, the Battery Park City Authority will be producing around 900 programs for the public, most of them free.
Among the highlights, look for the Friday night film series of art house classics starting on Jan. 10 with "Putney Swope," a 1969 comedy about a black advertising executive that satirizes the advertising world, the portrayal of race in Hollywood films and a few other targets. The Friday night films (accompanied by free popcorn and followed by a discussion) will be shown at 6 River Terrace starting at 6 p.m.
Tuesday Talks will return this winter starting on Jan. 14 when BPC resident Paul Rieckhoff will host an informal conversation focused on local issues that may end up in the national spotlight. Rieckhoff is a veteran of the Iraq war and a writer, activist and advocate for veteran's rights. Tuesday Talks will be held at 6 River Terrace. Rieckhoff's talk will start at 7 p.m.
A series of family workshops will explore mask-making in various cultures starting on Jan. 25 with masks typical of Bulgarian Surva - a Balkan festival in which thousands of people join in a grand parade of costumes and folkloric games to scare away evil spirits and to wish a prosperous new year for all. Workshop participants will make their own Surva-inspired masks and then take part in a parade led by Young Bulgarian Voices of New York. The art projects are designed for children aged 4 and up and start at 11 a.m. The concert and parade will begin at 11:45 a.m., both at 6 River Terrace.
The annual Battery Park City art exhibition is a much-anticipated event on the winter calendar. This year, the opening reception will take place on Jan. 26 starting at 1 p.m. The exhibition is held at 75 Battery Place and will be on view weekdays through March 27.
Consult the winter calendar for the full list of events and programs that include a variety of classes for adults and children. The calendar is available on the Battery Park City Authority's website. In addition, hard copies will soon be mailed to people on the BPCA's mailing list. To get a copy, go to www.bpca.ny.gov/events and sign up or call (212) 267-9700. For the complete calendar of Battery Park City winter events, click here.
A wharf in the Fulton Fish Market, 1946. The photograph, by Todd Webb, was in the exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York of Webb's photographs from 1945 to 1960.