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Portside

Portside

July 19 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 9:00 pm

Brookfield Place
220 Vesey Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

FREE

Admire the harbor at an al fresco lounge on Brookfield Place’s Waterfront Plaza inspired by coastal charm and nautical traditions. Light bites and bevs including avocado, burrata and nutella tartines are available for grab-and-go at The Shack by Tartinery (11 am – 9 pm), or get food inside at the Le District or Hudson Eats.

Pick up free books from Boat Bar Library. Selections from curated lists of Harper’s Bazaar and Conde Nast Travelers Books for Vacation include every genre, age and interest. Books will be placed out for the public  by 11 am, grab one before they’re gone.

Snap a photo and post on social media to get a free portable hand held fan from the Brookfield Concierge.

See our guide to Brookfield Place for upcoming nautical Portside events.

Bajo el manto de la selva / Under the Cover of the Jungle

Immerse yourself in the Colombian rainforest with Winter Garden’s new large-scale sculptural work created by Tatiana Arocha, recipient of the 2022 Brookfield Place New York Annual Arts Commission. Made of hand-made paper, tree branches, reed, fique and wood, the work is representative of the artist’s layered relationship with the ecology of Colombia, her home country.

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A Durational Performance with the Sea Community Day

Join Brookfield Place for a day of film screenings of Sarah Cameron Sunde’s durational performances along with community crafts and participatory walks centered around the video artworks, drawing awareness to water, time and rising sea levels. Two video works, 36.5 / Te Manukanukatanga ō Hoturoa, Aotearoa-New Zealand and 36.5 / Bay of All Saints,…

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Battery Dance Festival

New York City’s longest-running free public dance festival presents a range of local and international dance companies representing styles from contemporary ballet to classical Indian dance to dancers in wheelchairs, all in a an outdoor park with a view. Bring a blanket in case the chairs are full (or dance along in the back).

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The Puppet Cycle: Small World Stories

Artist-created puppets bring to life two original short plays and a musical number. Jen Silverman’s Frown Town looks at the upside of feeling down, and Dipika Guha’s Elephantasia features a pachyderm who dreams of flight.

Performed on a solar powered movable stage—a specially adapted cargo bike—that will tour selected locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. From…

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Battery Playscape

Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated…

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Nelson A. Rockefeller & Teardrop Park

Frolic on wide waterfront lawns and explore multiple playgrounds plus gardens, public art pieces, and a sheltered pavilion.

In Rockefeller Park, climb large jungle gyms with swinging bridges, netting, slides, poles and more. Ride a pedal-powered merry-go-round and dig in multiple sandboxes and a handicapped-accessible sand table. In warm weather, be sprayed by an elephant…

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