Hebru Brantley Unveils ‘The Great Debate” ~ a New Public Art Installation at The Battery

 

 

 

Hebru Brantley: The Great Debate at The Battery.. Image credit: NYC Parks/Malcolm Pinckney

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff joined The Battery Conservancy President and Founder Warrie Price, Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Chair Tammy Meltzer, artist Hebru Brantley, and community members on Sunday to unveil Brantley’s sculpture, The Great Debate, at The Battery. The artwork, which stands 16-feet tall, is exhibited in partnership with The Battery and NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, and will be on display through November 13, 2022.

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Playscape to Open this Summer in The Battery

 

 

 

Across the path from the SeaGlass Carousel is The Battery Playscape, an innovative world of play and creativity designed and now being built by The Battery Conservancy (TBC). The new 1.4-acre Playscape triples the size of the current playground to respond to the growing number of Lower Manhattan families, the expanding elementary schools, and the increase visitation of children from all five boroughs. Eight of the Playhouses in the Playscape are now complete, as the Battery Playscape looks forward to opening this summer. Stay tuned.

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NYC Parks + The Battery Conservancy Break Ground on $18.3 Million Battery Playscape Reconstruction Project!

 

 

NYC Parks + The Battery Conservancy. Photo credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined The Battery Conservancy President Warrie Price, Manhattan Deputy Borough President Matthew Washington, City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Vice Chair Tammy Meltzer, and community members to break ground on The Battery Playscape reconstruction project.

2021 update here

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Taking a Ride on the SeaGlass Carousel in The Battery ~ Reopening May 1, 2021

 

 

 

Seaglass Carousel

In keeping with the history of The Battery as the home to the first New York Aquarium, The Battery Conservancy included a design for an aquatic carousel when designing the park’s interior. The stunning carousel opened in 2015.

Update: The Carousel announced that they will reopen on Saturday, May 1, 2021! New hours of operation will be each Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11am to 9pm during the month of May.

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