This year’s Winter Lecture Series celebrates three distinguished individuals—Tom Balsley, Warrie Price, and Signe Nielsen—who have meaningfully contributed to New York City’s green spaces over the past several decades, using innovative designs for urban waterfront parks that exhibit a remarkable convergence of art, nature, narrative, and community.
Hunters Point South: An East River Miracle
January 25; 11–12 p.m. | Ross Hall
Balsley will present Hunters Point and explore how infrastructure, landscape, and architecture have been woven together into a new open space that creates meaningful connection between surrounding communities.
The Battery, The Beautiful
February 22; 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Ross Hall
Price will discuss The Battery’s stunning transformation since the founding of the Battery Conservancy in 1994, and how it continues to bring inspired vision and targeted resources to the thriving green heart of downtown New York.
Little Island: More Than Meets the Eye
March 28; 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Ross Hall
With views of the city’s skyline at its highest point to the embrace of the warm palette of plantings at pier level, Nielsen will discuss the importance of Little Island’s choreography and how its pathways allow the visitor to choose their own experience.