Starting Tomorrow: Tuesday Talks at Asphalt Green

Tomorrow at noon, Asphalt Green Battery Park City kicks off its new series, Tuesday Talks—and the lively lectures cover all sorts of fascinating topics. “We want to open our doors to adults from all over the city and in all stages of life—whether young mothers and fathers joining for expert advice on raising kids, or boomers and seniors looking for intellectual stimulation in their quest for lifelong learning,” said Debbie Himmelfarb, the former Director of Daytime Programs at 92YTribeca, who is curating Tuesday Talks.

Check out the full winter/spring slate below—there really is something for everyone.

The talks run from noon to 1 p.m., and tickets are $22 ($18 for Asphalt Green BPC members). For tickets and more information, visit or call 212-298-2930. Asphalt Green BPC is at 212 North End Ave., between Warren and Murray.

JAN. 7
Dinner: A Love Story—Eight Steps To Better Family Dinners
Jenny Rosenstrach
Getting family dinner on the table takes discipline and strategies. Like cooking once, eating twice. Like making French fries (really.) Learn these rules, then forget them.

JAN. 14
Sylvia’s Table: Lessons from Our Farm to Your Family
Liz Neumark with Carole Lalli
The CEO and founder of Great Performances, founder of Katchkie Farm, and author of Sylvia’s Table brings lessons and recipes from the farm that cooks of all ages will love.

JAN. 21
Trend-ology: Fashion Trends from Paisley to Hip-Hop
Emma McClendon and Ariele Elia
The curators of the “Trend-ology” exhibition at the Museum at FIT spotlight this show focusing on sources of fashion trends over the past 250 years.

JAN. 28
Starchitects in Our Own Backyard
Gail Cornell
World-acclaimed architects Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava are doing exciting new work in lower Manhattan. We take a look.

FEB. 4
Building an Icon: The History of the Brooklyn Bridge
Julie Golia, Ph.D
Hear about the engineers who built the bridge, the political climate in which it was erected, and the cultural meanings of one of the country’s most stunning structures.

FEB. 11
The Presidents: Best and Worst
Dennis Gaffney
In time for Presidents Day, look back into American history to consider: Who were the greatest presidents? Who were the worst? Bring your opinions.

FEB. 18
The Statue of Liberty: A Transatlantic Story
Edward Berenson
Lady Liberty, an improbable gift from the French, became a beacon of hope to waves of immigrants and an icon of resilience post 9/11.

FEB. 25
Discipline: Setting Limits, Saying No and Accepting No
Nancy Schulman (right)
What do we mean when we say “discipline”? Somewhere the word got confused with “punishment.” Discipline actually means to teach.

MAR. 4
Motherhood & Your Professional Identity: Career Planning Strategies for Your Parenting Years
Pamela Weinberg and Barri Waltcher
Whether you want to transition back to work soon or down the road, two career coaches help you develop an action plan.

MAR. 11
Hottest New Buildings in New York City
Gail Cornell
See how fantastic new architecture—and the city’s most talked-about buildings—are changing New York’s cityscape.

MAR. 18
The Music and Magic of Cole Porter
Carla Innerfield and Chris Coogan
Join for live music and singing as we explore Cole Porter’s life, works and contributions to musical theater.

MAR. 25
Classical Music: The Romantics
Jessica Davy
Learn how Beethoven, Brahms and other 19th-century composers broke with classical tradition to develop a new style known for large ensembles and wild orchestrations.

APR. 1
Choosing an Early Childhood Program
Nancy Schulman
A high-quality early childhood program offers your child the opportunity to grow socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. The most confident parents tremble at the thought of the admissions process to preschool. Lower the anxiety with invaluable insights.

APR. 8
Cezanne, Van Gogh, Seurat, and Gauguin: Post-Impressionism and the East
Seth Gopin
An influential group of late 19th-century painters re-invented painting and how the world could be portrayed.

APR. 15
NYC’s Great Public Art
David Masello
Take a visual tour of NYC’s best public art, including the Irish Hunger Memorial and Mariners’ Memorial in Battery Park City, without leaving your seat.

APR. 22
Secrets of an Organized Mom
Barbara Reich
A professional organizer walks through big challenges—from the tornado-struck play area to the packed basement or storage unit—providing pointers.

APR. 29
Cary Grant: “Hollywood’s Debonair Leading Man”
Marc Courtade
Watch favorite clips as you learn about one of the most popular movie stars of all time.

A Renaissance Genius: Michelangelo in Rome
Seth Gopin
Michelangelo Buonarroti is a household name yet what do we really know about him? We focus on Michelangelo’s career and contributions in the Vatican.

MAY 13
Photographing Your Family
Karen Haberberg
Learn to photograph what is closest to your heart—family—as we focus on lighting, composition, exposure, location and wardrobe.

MAY 27
How Toddlers Thrive
Tovah Klein, Ph.D
Learn what parents can do for children ages 2–5 to help them develop resilience, self-reliance, self-regulation and empathy—critical elements for future success.

Reserve your spot now! The talks run from noon to 1 p.m., and tickets are $22 ($18 for Asphalt Green BPC members). For tickets and more information, click here or call 212-298-2930. Asphalt Green BPC is at 212 North End Ave., between Warren and Murray.


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