Battery Park City Neighbors and Parents Association
Parents network Monthly series for neighborhood parents. Free for first-timers and members. Breakfast is provided. Community Room on W. Thames behind Gristedes. Details to follow on upcoming meeting.
free for senior citizens Free shopping trips to Pathmark for Senior Citizens every Thurs. There are two van pick-up spots at 8:45am on River Terrace across from Pan Latin and at 9am on South End Ave. & Rector Place. The van leaves Pathmark at 11am for the return trip to BPC. Sponsored by BPCNPA and the Downtown Alliance. For reservations, please contact Ella Reape at 212-945-2197.
Battery park city cares Please visit www.batteryparkcitycares.org to hear about the upcoming events and meeting schedule of our community's humanitarian and relief effort for the victims of the Tsunami disaster. We invite all to join. Kids and parents may join the BPC Cares Youth Committee.
upcoming family festival The family festival day for the Tribeca Film Festival will be on Sat., April 30. Save the date!
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Borders Wall Street
100 Broadway 212-964-1988
american journalism Editor Elliot Cohen and contributors from News Incorporated: Corporate Media Ownership and Its Threat To Democracy will discuss the current climate of American journalism. Wed., March 23 at 6pm.
Chambers Street Wines
160 Chambers Street 212-227-1434
wine tasting and discussion Join ten Louis/Dressner winemakers from the Loire, Burgundy and southern France at Chambers Street Wines in Tribeca for a wine tasting. The winemakers are considered among the top in their regions and will be available to pour and discuss their wines, many of which are produced organically. Sat., March 19 from 4 - 7pm. Free.
The Hallmark of Battery Park City Retirement Community
455 North End Avenue 917-522-1318
caregiver support group Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8:15pm. Co-sponsored by Alzheimer's Association.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
120 Broadway, 31st floor 212-219-9401x114 www.lmcc.net
for arts sake As part of the LMCC/Workspace residency program, Nicolás Dumit Estévez will carry over 200 pounds of donated art catalogues strapped to his back on a trip that will take him from Wall Street to Spanish Harlem. He will leave from 120 Broadway in Lower Manhattan and continue to El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave. at 104th St. His arrival will be celebrated with a red wine reception also marking the closing of the exhibition Retratos: 2,000 years of Latin American Portraits. Sun., March 20 from 9am - 6pm. For more information, visit www.lmcc.net/residency.
get money. make art. Attend a free seminar to learn how fiscal sponsorship can open new avenues of funding for artists, art organizations and the general public. Wed., March 23 at 6:30pm. The Foundation Center, 79 5th Ave. Free. Visit the LMCC website to RSVP.
The Scholastic Store
557 Broadway 212-343-6187
free workshops for teachers According to the National Center of Education Statistics, teachers who participate in more than 8 hours of professional development activity per year find that it significantly improves their teaching. Free workshops will be provided to teachers K-8 on Wed. evenings thru May, featuring top education experts. Teachers will be offered hands-on information in addition to a special educators discount at The Scholastic Store. Tues., March 22 at 5pm: Non-fiction writing with author, Laura Robb. Wed., March 30 at 5pm: Classroom management with author, Maria Chang. Call for reservations.
South Street Seaport
Fulton and South Streets 212-748-8786 www.southstseaport.org
Interiors in miniature Come for a special viewing of spectacular historic dollhouses featured in the exhibit, Child's Play at the Seaport. Guest speakers will offer expert perspectives on architecture and design to inspire your creative efforts in redecorating your own dollhouse or even your home. Sat., March 19 at 2 pm. Schermerhorn Row, 12 Fulton St. Free with Museum admission. 212-748-8735.
Book talk with nancy rubin Stuart Nancy Rubin Stewart explores the fascinating life of Maggie Fox, world-famous medium and cofounder of the Spiritualism movement that swept America in the mid-1800s. Come for a discussion of an unconventional woman whose personal story speaks to the heart of religious, social and spiritual upheavals during the Victorian era. Book signing will follow. Tues., March 22 at 7pm. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St. $5 suggested donation. 212-748-8735.
childs play exhibition For children of all ages, this exhibition showcases toys, dolls and games manufactured from the mid 19th century thru the early 20th century. Highlights include a wooden Brooklyn Bridge from 1881, a metal elephant from Coney Island, wooden and metal firehouses, Erector set vehicles, school books, windup toys and two large doll houses furnished and decorated in 19th century styles. Schermerhorn Row Galleries, 12 Fulton St.
Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, 23rd Street and the Hudson River 212-336-6100
67 Hudson Street/1 Jay Street 212-608-0555
klezmer brunch Sun., March 20 from 10am - 1pm. $15 adults, $5 kids, $30 famlies.
Tuesday Evening Hour
49 Fulton Street 212-385-3650
New Mexico hot air balloon festival Join Dr. Morton Gluck, life-long photographer, for a slide show lecture. Tues., March 22 at 6:30pm. $2 donation.
Wall Street Rising Downtown Information Center
25 Broad Street 212-425-INFO firstname.lastname@example.org www.downtowninfocenter.org
meet author peter bernstein Talk and book signing with the author of Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of A Great Nation. In this new book, Bernstein examines the social, political, and economic ramifications of the Erie Canals construction and demonstrates how the canals creation helped prevent the dismemberment of the American empire. Sponsored by The American Museum of Financial History. Wed., March 30 from 5:30-7pm. Free. RSVP to Kristin Aguilera at 212-908-4695 or email@example.com.
World Financial Center
Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street 212-945-0505 www.worldfinancialcenter.com