Of Gods and Heroes

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Gotham is being invaded by aliens and, at least in Lower Manhattan, Marvel Comic super heroes are rushing into battle to save the city. This site specific exhibit which opened in October at the National Museum of the American Indian on Bowling Green, displays the work of comic artist Jeffrey Veregge(Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe) in […]

Gone Fishing

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The River Project invites you to the Wetlab on the south walkway of Pier 40, on Thursday, November 8th, for the Release of the Fishes from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. At 4:30 and 5:30 pm, fish, crabs, snails, and more will be thanked for their service, and returned to the Hudson River whence they came. This event marks the end […]

Battery Park City Halloween Dog Parade

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All photos by Jeff Galloway   Click here for see more photos from the Puppy Parade

Each to Their Own Taste

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On Saturday, October 20, the ninth annual Taste of the Seaport food festival will offer fare from dozens of Lower Manhattan’s best restaurants and purveyors, among them Eataly, Wolfgang Puck’s Cut, Insomnia Cookies, Lobster GoGo, Mad Dog & Beans, Barbalu, SUteiShi, and Toro Loco.   Complimentary family-friendly activities will feature creative
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Saints Alive

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With the January 2018 closing of St. Joseph’s Chapel in Battery Park City came the liberation of John Collier’s Statues of Patron Saints.   Once cramped in their dark alcoves behind the alter of St. Joseph’s, the four pale gold saints now breathe freely on the balcony of St. Peter’s Church, looking out over Barclay […]

National Museum of the American Indian

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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian at One Bowling Green offers New Yorkers the best of what Washington D.C has to offer: free admission to museums.   This summer, the museum opened Taíno: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean. The exhibit is a reflection of a growing interest across the Caribbean in […]

Demand for School Space Increases as Financial District becomes the Diaper District

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This month, Blue School is opening a 40,000 square-foot campus at 156 William Street to house students in grades four through eight. The new space will allow Blue School to double its enrollment over the next ten years. The school hopes to cement their dedication to the FIDI and South St. Seaport neighborhoods with the […]

Teen Training in the Arts

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The Whitney Museum is now accepting applications for its fall, 2018 program, Youth Insights Artists.    The classes, which pair high school students with professional, contemporary artists, run from late September through the end of the year, with the option of meeting on either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.     The […]

Swedish Midsummer Festival in Wagner Park Celebrates the Solstice

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On Friday June 22nd, Battery Park City Parks hosted the Swedish Midsummer Festival, a celebration of the summer solstice. Thousands of Swedes and Swedes for a Day, not unlike St. Patrick’s Day, danced traditional Swedish folk dances with Barnklubben Elsa Rix, a children’s dance club, and joined in lively dance around the Midsummer pole. There was wreath […]

Qiurui Du: A Bizarre Dream

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Van der Plas Gallery is very pleased to announce the debut solo exhibition of Qiurui Du, A Bizarre Dream. Through his vibrant paintings and illustrations Mr. Du offers a perspective on the rapidly changing landscape of the world, particularly his hometown of Beijing, China.   In an age where technology proliferates at breakneck speeds, the […]