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24th Annual
Winter Lecture Series
From Skyline to Shoreline:
Imaginative Waterfronts of NYC

3 Thursdays: January 25, February 22, & March 28, 2024

11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Ross Hall

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.

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Thomas Balsley:
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.

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A waterside view of a city skyline at sunset

Warrie Price:
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.

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Signe Nielsen:
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.

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