Tuesday March 1
Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun. Participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc. Proof of vaccination required. Free Battery Park City Authority
Stop by for a special “Yardi-Gras” moment right in our very own backyard.
BPCA staff will celebrate Fat Tuesday by transforming the Rockefeller Park House into a New Orleans style “House Float” celebrating the biodiversity of BPC.
Art projects, music, and a festive atmosphere provided. Free.
McNally Jackson, 4 Fulton Street
Through striking and humorous figurative drawings, the iconic artist and musician David Byrne depicts daily life in intriguing ways. His illustrations, created while under quarantine, expand on the dingbat, a typographic ornament used to illuminate or break up blocks of text, to explore the nuances of life under lockdown and evoke the complex, global systems the pandemic cast in bright light. Edited and designed by Alex Kalman in close collaboration with Byrne, this unique book reflects on shared experiences and presents history as a story that is continually undergoing revision. Purchase a signed copy of A History of the World (in Dingbats) to reserve your spot at the talk and Q&A (note that David will not be signing books on the night).
Thursday March 3
Museum of Jewish Heritage
100-year-old South African Holocaust survivor Ella Blumenthal is a force to be reckoned with. Meet Blumenthal in I Am Here (2021, 73 minutes, English with subtitles available), an award-winning new documentary from director Jordy Sank. I Am Here tells Blumenthal’s remarkable story, starting with her youth in Poland where she witnessed the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and was imprisoned in the Majdanek, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps. Filmed as Blumenthal celebrated her 98th birthday with family and friends in South Africa, I Am Here showcases Blumenthal’s magnetic personality and uses hand-drawn animations to illustrate stories from her life. This exclusive program will feature a live discussion with Blumenthal and Sank. Attendees will also receive a private link to view the film, which will be available for streaming now through Friday, March 4. Free; suggested $10 donation.
Today: Iron Buddha. Reservations are released at 10AM every Monday the week before class. Free.
Online film streaming. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we present An Unmarried Woman (1978, Paul Mazursky). A wealthy woman from Manhattan’s Upper East Side begins to reevaluate her life and explore her newfound freedom after her 16-year marriage comes to a painful end. Registration required. Free.
McNally Jackson, 4 Fulton Street
In these two newly published plays, Andy Bragen examines the intimacies and shadows that exist between parent and child. The evening will include readings of excerpts from both plays, followed by a Q&A with Andy and Playco’s Founding Producer Kate Loewald, and a book signing with Andy. The excerpts will feature performers from the original casts, including Caroline Lagerfelt, who starred in Notes on My Mother’s Decline.
Friday March 4
Gibney, 53A Chambers Street
Dance performance. $15-$20.
Saturday March 5
How do you get around your neighborhood? Young learners will be introduced to the many different modes of transportation available in large cities today, including trains, buses, ferries, and bikes. Through a read-aloud of Christopher Niemann’s picture book Subway, kids will learn about one special form of New York City transit, the subway! Afterwards, we will talk about our favorite way to get around the city and make drawings of subway art. All ages. RSVP required. This indoor program meets at the Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place. Masks are required. For those who prefer the online option for this in-person program, email email@example.com
for the Zoom link. Free.
Today: HIIT the Deck. Reservations are released at 10AM every Monday the week before class. Free.
South Street Seaport Museum
On Saturdays and Sundays, visit the exhibitions and the ships of the South Street Seaport Museum for free. At 12 Fulton Street, see “South Street and the Rise of New York” and “Millions: Migrants and Millionaires aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914,” and at Pier 16, explore the tall ship Wavertree and lightship Ambrose.