This Week’s Calendar of Downtown Events

MARCH 19
7PM
Let My People Go: Lessons We Learned From The Soviet Jewry Movement
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Panel discussion with leading figures of the grassroots Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry will speak about how a small group of young students and activists successfully helped rescue a fifth of world Jewry-and what we can learn from their efforts about advocacy, activism, and Jewish unity today. 36 Battery Place www.mjhnyc.org
MARCH 20
1-2PM
Adult Chorus
Battery Park City Parks
Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.  FREE Meet at 6 River Terrace. www.bpcparks.org
2:30-5PM
Figure Drawing
Battery Park City Parks
Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure using a variety of materials. Models will strike long and short poses while an artist/educator offers constructive suggestions and critique. 6 River Terrace www.bpcparks.org
FREE
MARCH 21
7-8PM
BPC Running Club
Battery Park City Parks
Start with warm-up exercises before jogging the 2.4 miles down and back along the length of the Battery Park City Esplanade.  Parks Programming Leaders guide the warm-up and cool-down and ensure a favorable pace for all participants.  Meets inside the Community Center at Stuyvesant High School at 345 Chambers St. www.bpcparks.org
12:30PM
James Swan: Patriot Soldier, Forgotten Financier and International Man of Mystery
Museum of American Finance
How does one man single-handedly bail out the entire US debt to France following the American Revolution? Who is this forgotten financier who fought at the Bunker Hill, and years later died in Paris after decades in debtor’s prison? Learn about Colonel James Swan. Not only were he and his socialite wife painted by Gilbert Stuart, so were their friends and family, and all on his wife’s account. Mr. Cregeau, an historian lectures widely on 18th-century American history. 48 Wall Street www.moaf.org, $5
6PM
PUBLIC MEETING
6 River Terrace
Battery Park City Authority and Community Board 1 are hosting a public meeting about the BPC Ball Fields Resiliency Project.
7PM
Epic Voices: One Hundred Million Million Poems & Oulipo with Matt Madden
Poets House
Cartoonist Matt Madden explores the relationship between long-form poetic traditions and the procedural compositions of the avant-garde French writing group Oulipo examining such works as Raymond Queneau’s One Hundred Million Million Poems, a modular set of ten sonnets that would take multiple lifetimes to read in its entirety. 10 River Terrace www.poetshouse.org $7, $10
March 22
12:30PM
Tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office;  Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton rotunda dome by Raphael Gustavino. One Bowling Green. FREE www.americanindian.si.edu
1PM
Pipes at One
St. Paul’s Chapel
Pipes at One concerts feature the celebrated three-manual Noack organ that was inaugurated in the spring of 2018.  FREE www.trinitywallstreet.org
7:30PM
Pop Performance: Groundworks Dancetheater
Gibney
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, GroundWorks presents a world premiere by Cleveland native and internationally renowned choreographer Dianne McIntyre. Regarded as an artistic pioneer, with an impressive career spanning four decades with choreography for dance, theatre, television and film, Ms. McIntyre brings her individualistic style to GroundWorks in a dramatic new work. 280 Broadway $15-$20 www.gibneydance.org Today and Tomorrrow

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