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    • 09/23
    • Exercise
    • Morning Meditation

    • 9:45am - 10:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 9:45am - 10:15pm

    Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. This renowned practice lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system. No program on 5/27, 9/2, 10/14.

    • 09/23
    • CommunityExercise
    • MORNING MEDITATION

    • 9:45am - 10:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 9:45am - 10:15pm

    Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. This renowned practice lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system. No program on 10/14 and 11/11.

    • 09/23
    • Games & SportsKids & Family
    • Preschool Play

    • 10:00am - 11:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing, dance, shake, and hear stories too! Carefully selected play equipment and toys are provided - plus water play! No Programs on 5/27, 9/02, 10/14.

    • 09/23
    • CommunityGames & SportsMusic & Dance
    • Senior Group Exercise

    • 10:30am - 11:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45pm

    Strengthen the body through instructor-led rhythmic movement and aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Join this fun and vigorous session for a great workout! No program on 5/27, 9/2, 10/14

    • 09/23
    • CommunityExerciseGames & SportsKids & Family
    • Parent & Baby Yoga* Session A

    • 1:00pm - 2:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

    Enjoy yoga in a safe, supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited for new parents and babies– newborn through crawling. FREE PROGRAM: REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. No program 10/14, 11/11. Session A: 1:00pm - 2:15pm Session B: 2:30pm - 3:45pm Pre-registration is required.  To sign-up, please email or call 212.267.9700 x9363

    • 09/23
    • CommunityExerciseKids & Family
    • Parent & Baby Yoga* Session B

    • 2:30pm - 3:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 2:30pm - 3:45pm

    Enjoy yoga in a safe, supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited for new parents and babies– newborn through crawling. FREE PROGRAM: REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. No program 10/14, 11/11. Session A: 1:00pm - 2:15pm Session B: 2:30pm - 3:45pm Pre-registration is required.  To sign-up, please email or call 212.267.9700 x9363

    • 09/23
    • ExerciseGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Basketball for Preschoolers

    • 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    Calling all little ones! Bring your best game and learn basketball basics like dribbling and passing with an emphasis on fun. Closed-toe shoes required. For ages 3-4. No Programs on 5/27, 9/2, 10/14.

    • 09/23
    • ExerciseGames & SportsKids & Family
    • Childrens Basketball (Ages 5-6)

    • 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    We got game! Children are welcome for community basketball on the Rockefeller Park courts on Monday afternoons.  No adults are allowed!  We use adjustable hoops to accommodate kids of all sizes. In this program, fun is emphasized over competition. Led by Parks Programming leaders, children do drills and play games to improve their skills. Close-toed shoes required. The basketball courts in Rockefeller Park are located between Warren & Murray Streets.

    • 09/23
    • ExerciseGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Childrens Basketball (Ages 7 & Older)

    • 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    We got game! Children are welcome for community basketball on the Rockefeller Park courts on Monday afternoons.  No adults are allowed!  We use adjustable hoops to accommodate kids of all sizes. In this program, fun is emphasized over competition. Led by Parks Programming leaders, children do drills and play games to improve their skills. Close-toed shoes required. The basketball courts in Rockefeller Park are located between Warren & Murray Streets.

    • 09/24
    • Games & SportsKids & Family
    • Preschool Play

    • 10:00am - 11:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing, dance, shake, and hear stories too! Carefully selected play equipment and toys are provided - plus water play! No Programs on 5/27, 9/02, 10/14.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityEnvironmentGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • MARINE EDUCATION CLASSROOM VISITS*

    • 10:00am - 1:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

    School groups, grades 3 and up, experience catch-and-release fishing and learn about the geographic and ecological history of the Hudson River in exciting experiential visits to Wagner Park. Also offered in May and June 2020. To find out more, email: marine.ed@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/24
    • CommunityExerciseGames & SportsMusic & Dance
    • Zumba Jumpstart

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45am

    Join a fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of salsa, merengue, hip-hop, and more! Enthusiastic instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new steps each week. Bring your friends and share in this fit and fun dancing community.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityExerciseGames & SportsMusic & Dance
    • ZUMBA JUMPSTART

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45am

    Join a fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of salsa, merengue, hip hop, and more! Enthusiastic instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new steps each week. Bring your friends and share in this fit and fun dancing community.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityExercise
    • FALL INTO FITNESS

    • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Celebrate the change of seasons with Battery Park City staff for power walking throughout the parks, taking in the fall foliage and brisk air.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityExerciseMusic & Dance
    • SENIOR DROP-IN

    • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 200 Rector Street
    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Drop by the new Community Room and join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversations, local news, informal card and board games. Make new friends and catch up with neighbors. For more information emaill: 200rector@bpca.ny.gov .

    • 09/24
    • CommunityGames & Sports
    • SENIOR DROP–IN

    • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 200 Rector Street
    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Stop by the Community Room at 200 Rector St. and join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversations, local news, and informal card and board games. Make new friends and catch up with neighbors. For more information email: 200rector@bpca.ny.gov.

    • 09/24
    • Art & CultureCommunityExerciseGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Soccer for Preschoolers

    • 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    Time to get moving! Stretch out those little legs and have fun kicking, running, and learning the soccer basics with an emphasis on fun.  Meet new friends while going through simple drills focusing on coordination and movement. For children ages 3-4. Closed toes shoes required.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityEnvironmentGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Young Sprouts Gardening

    • 3:15pm - 3:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:15pm - 3:45pm

    An introduction to organic gardening for children 3-5 years old with accompanying adults. A garden themed storytime is followed by activities like watering, searching for butterflies and bees, and planting. A great way to introduce your preschooler to the joys of BPC gardening! *Space is limited.

    • 09/24
    • Games & Sports
    • CHESS LESSONS FOR CHILDREN* PAWNS

    • 3:30pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm
    Cost: $210

    Classes designed for children to experience chess at their level: Beginners (Pawns) for kids to learn how the pieces move, intermediate (Knights) for kids who know how the pieces move (this class introduces strategy and tactics for playing with all of the pieces at all stages of the game-opening, middle and end), and advanced (Rooks) for kids with match experience. PAWNS (Beginners / 5-7 YRS) 3:30-4PM KNIGHTS (Intermediates / 7 YRS & UP) 4:10-4:50PM ROOKS (Advanced / 8 YRS & UP) 5:00-6:00PM 14 Sessions, $210. Registration required, email registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/24
    • EnvironmentExerciseGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Soccer for Children (Ages 5-7)

    • 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Kickstart your afternoon with soccer! Learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and overall gameplay. Meet new friends while engaging in games and drills focused on balance, coordination, movement, and awareness. Closed-toe shoes required.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityEnvironmentKids & FamilyNature
    • Gardening Club*

    • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Discover the fun and rewards of gardening with other children.  Enjoy planting flowers, vegetables and herbs, watering, weeding, and composting. Learn BPC Parks' green practices first-hand. Cycle A: 5/7 - 6/25 Cycle B: 7/2 - 8/27 Cycle C: 9/3 - 10/29 Fee: $120 per cycle. For ages 6-10. Registration is required. Please call 212-267-9700 or email registration@bpcparks.org to register.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityEnvironmentNature
    • WINGS, FEATHERS AND FINS!*

    • 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Fall in BPC is a fascinating time for naturalists! While the season is most known for the changing colors of leaves, we can also observe the full life-cycle of migratory monarch butterflies, the southward journey of hummingbirds and wood warblers, and our neighboring Hudson River’s fish returning to the Atlantic before winter. Participants will try their hand at bird watching, fishing, and raising butterflies. For ages 7 to 10. No program on 10/14. 6 SESSIONS, $90

    • 09/24
    • Games & Sports
    • CHESS LESSONS FOR CHILDREN* KNIGHTS

    • 4:10pm - 4:50pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:10pm - 4:50pm
    Cost: 210

    Classes designed for children to experience chess at their level: Beginners (Pawns) for kids to learn how the pieces move, intermediate (Knights) for kids who know how the pieces move (this class introduces strategy and tactics for playing with all of the pieces at all stages of the game-opening, middle and end), and advanced (Rooks) for kids with match experience. PAWNS (Beginners / 5-7 YRS) 3:30-4PM KNIGHTS (Intermediates / 7 YRS & UP) 4:10-4:50PM ROOKS (Advanced / 8 YRS & UP) 5:00-6:00PM 14 Sessions, $210. Registration required, email registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/24
    • Art & CultureEnvironmentExerciseGames & SportsKids & Family
    • Soccer for Children (Ages 8-11)

    • 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    Kickstart your afternoon with soccer! Learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and overall gameplay. Meet new friends while engaging in games and drills focused on balance, coordination, movement, and awareness. Closed-toe shoes required.

    • 09/24
    • Games & Sports
    • CHESS LESSONS FOR CHILDREN* ROOKS

    • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Cost: 210

    Classes designed for children to experience chess at their level: Beginners (Pawns) for kids to learn how the pieces move, intermediate (Knights) for kids who know how the pieces move (this class introduces strategy and tactics for playing with all of the pieces at all stages of the game-opening, middle and end), and advanced (Rooks) for kids with match experience. PAWNS (Beginners / 5-7 YRS) 3:30-4PM KNIGHTS (Intermediates / 7 YRS & UP) 4:10-4:50PM ROOKS (Advanced / 8 YRS & UP) 5:00-6:00PM 14 Sessions, $210. Registration required, email registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/25
    • Games & SportsKids & Family
    • Preschool Play

    • 10:00am - 11:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing, dance, shake, and hear stories too! Carefully selected play equipment and toys are provided - plus water play! No Programs on 5/27, 9/02, 10/14.

    • 09/25
    • EnvironmentGames & SportsKids & FamilyMusic & DanceNature
    • Kindie Rock at Preschool Play

    • 10:45am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:45am

    Our fantastic roster of Stories & Songs performers lead rocking story times and sing-a-longs!

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureKids & FamilyNature
    • Elements of Nature Drawing

    • 11:00am - 1:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of Hudson River and New York Harbor. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of Wagner Park's verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided.

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureMusic & Dance
    • Battery Park City Adult Chorus

    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.  

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureCommunityEnvironmentNature
    • ELEMENTS OF DRAWING

    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of Wagner Park’s verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided.

    • 09/23
    • Exercise
    • Morning Meditation

    • 9:45am - 10:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 9:45am - 10:15pm

    Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. This renowned practice lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system. No program on 5/27, 9/2, 10/14.

    • 09/23
    • CommunityExercise
    • MORNING MEDITATION

    • 9:45am - 10:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 9:45am - 10:15pm

    Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. This renowned practice lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system. No program on 10/14 and 11/11.

    • 09/23
    • Games & SportsKids & Family
    • Preschool Play

    • 10:00am - 11:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing, dance, shake, and hear stories too! Carefully selected play equipment and toys are provided - plus water play! No Programs on 5/27, 9/02, 10/14.

    • 09/23
    • CommunityGames & SportsMusic & Dance
    • Senior Group Exercise

    • 10:30am - 11:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45pm

    Strengthen the body through instructor-led rhythmic movement and aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Join this fun and vigorous session for a great workout! No program on 5/27, 9/2, 10/14

    • 09/23
    • CommunityExerciseGames & SportsKids & Family
    • Parent & Baby Yoga* Session A

    • 1:00pm - 2:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

    Enjoy yoga in a safe, supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited for new parents and babies– newborn through crawling. FREE PROGRAM: REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. No program 10/14, 11/11. Session A: 1:00pm - 2:15pm Session B: 2:30pm - 3:45pm Pre-registration is required.  To sign-up, please email or call 212.267.9700 x9363

    • 09/23
    • CommunityExerciseKids & Family
    • Parent & Baby Yoga* Session B

    • 2:30pm - 3:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 2:30pm - 3:45pm

    Enjoy yoga in a safe, supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited for new parents and babies– newborn through crawling. FREE PROGRAM: REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. No program 10/14, 11/11. Session A: 1:00pm - 2:15pm Session B: 2:30pm - 3:45pm Pre-registration is required.  To sign-up, please email or call 212.267.9700 x9363

    • 09/23
    • ExerciseGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Basketball for Preschoolers

    • 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    Calling all little ones! Bring your best game and learn basketball basics like dribbling and passing with an emphasis on fun. Closed-toe shoes required. For ages 3-4. No Programs on 5/27, 9/2, 10/14.

    • 09/23
    • ExerciseGames & SportsKids & Family
    • Childrens Basketball (Ages 5-6)

    • 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    We got game! Children are welcome for community basketball on the Rockefeller Park courts on Monday afternoons.  No adults are allowed!  We use adjustable hoops to accommodate kids of all sizes. In this program, fun is emphasized over competition. Led by Parks Programming leaders, children do drills and play games to improve their skills. Close-toed shoes required. The basketball courts in Rockefeller Park are located between Warren & Murray Streets.

    • 09/23
    • ExerciseGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Childrens Basketball (Ages 7 & Older)

    • 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    We got game! Children are welcome for community basketball on the Rockefeller Park courts on Monday afternoons.  No adults are allowed!  We use adjustable hoops to accommodate kids of all sizes. In this program, fun is emphasized over competition. Led by Parks Programming leaders, children do drills and play games to improve their skills. Close-toed shoes required. The basketball courts in Rockefeller Park are located between Warren & Murray Streets.

    • 09/24
    • Games & SportsKids & Family
    • Preschool Play

    • 10:00am - 11:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing, dance, shake, and hear stories too! Carefully selected play equipment and toys are provided - plus water play! No Programs on 5/27, 9/02, 10/14.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityEnvironmentGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • MARINE EDUCATION CLASSROOM VISITS*

    • 10:00am - 1:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

    School groups, grades 3 and up, experience catch-and-release fishing and learn about the geographic and ecological history of the Hudson River in exciting experiential visits to Wagner Park. Also offered in May and June 2020. To find out more, email: marine.ed@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/24
    • CommunityExerciseGames & SportsMusic & Dance
    • Zumba Jumpstart

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45am

    Join a fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of salsa, merengue, hip-hop, and more! Enthusiastic instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new steps each week. Bring your friends and share in this fit and fun dancing community.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityExerciseGames & SportsMusic & Dance
    • ZUMBA JUMPSTART

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45am

    Join a fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of salsa, merengue, hip hop, and more! Enthusiastic instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new steps each week. Bring your friends and share in this fit and fun dancing community.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityExercise
    • FALL INTO FITNESS

    • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Celebrate the change of seasons with Battery Park City staff for power walking throughout the parks, taking in the fall foliage and brisk air.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityExerciseMusic & Dance
    • SENIOR DROP-IN

    • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 200 Rector Street
    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Drop by the new Community Room and join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversations, local news, informal card and board games. Make new friends and catch up with neighbors. For more information emaill: 200rector@bpca.ny.gov .

    • 09/24
    • CommunityGames & Sports
    • SENIOR DROP–IN

    • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 200 Rector Street
    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Stop by the Community Room at 200 Rector St. and join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversations, local news, and informal card and board games. Make new friends and catch up with neighbors. For more information email: 200rector@bpca.ny.gov.

    • 09/24
    • Art & CultureCommunityExerciseGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Soccer for Preschoolers

    • 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    Time to get moving! Stretch out those little legs and have fun kicking, running, and learning the soccer basics with an emphasis on fun.  Meet new friends while going through simple drills focusing on coordination and movement. For children ages 3-4. Closed toes shoes required.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityEnvironmentGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Young Sprouts Gardening

    • 3:15pm - 3:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:15pm - 3:45pm

    An introduction to organic gardening for children 3-5 years old with accompanying adults. A garden themed storytime is followed by activities like watering, searching for butterflies and bees, and planting. A great way to introduce your preschooler to the joys of BPC gardening! *Space is limited.

    • 09/24
    • Games & Sports
    • CHESS LESSONS FOR CHILDREN* PAWNS

    • 3:30pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm
    Cost: $210

    Classes designed for children to experience chess at their level: Beginners (Pawns) for kids to learn how the pieces move, intermediate (Knights) for kids who know how the pieces move (this class introduces strategy and tactics for playing with all of the pieces at all stages of the game-opening, middle and end), and advanced (Rooks) for kids with match experience. PAWNS (Beginners / 5-7 YRS) 3:30-4PM KNIGHTS (Intermediates / 7 YRS & UP) 4:10-4:50PM ROOKS (Advanced / 8 YRS & UP) 5:00-6:00PM 14 Sessions, $210. Registration required, email registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/24
    • EnvironmentExerciseGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Soccer for Children (Ages 5-7)

    • 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Kickstart your afternoon with soccer! Learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and overall gameplay. Meet new friends while engaging in games and drills focused on balance, coordination, movement, and awareness. Closed-toe shoes required.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityEnvironmentKids & FamilyNature
    • Gardening Club*

    • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Discover the fun and rewards of gardening with other children.  Enjoy planting flowers, vegetables and herbs, watering, weeding, and composting. Learn BPC Parks' green practices first-hand. Cycle A: 5/7 - 6/25 Cycle B: 7/2 - 8/27 Cycle C: 9/3 - 10/29 Fee: $120 per cycle. For ages 6-10. Registration is required. Please call 212-267-9700 or email registration@bpcparks.org to register.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityEnvironmentNature
    • WINGS, FEATHERS AND FINS!*

    • 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Fall in BPC is a fascinating time for naturalists! While the season is most known for the changing colors of leaves, we can also observe the full life-cycle of migratory monarch butterflies, the southward journey of hummingbirds and wood warblers, and our neighboring Hudson River’s fish returning to the Atlantic before winter. Participants will try their hand at bird watching, fishing, and raising butterflies. For ages 7 to 10. No program on 10/14. 6 SESSIONS, $90

    • 09/24
    • Games & Sports
    • CHESS LESSONS FOR CHILDREN* KNIGHTS

    • 4:10pm - 4:50pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:10pm - 4:50pm
    Cost: 210

    Classes designed for children to experience chess at their level: Beginners (Pawns) for kids to learn how the pieces move, intermediate (Knights) for kids who know how the pieces move (this class introduces strategy and tactics for playing with all of the pieces at all stages of the game-opening, middle and end), and advanced (Rooks) for kids with match experience. PAWNS (Beginners / 5-7 YRS) 3:30-4PM KNIGHTS (Intermediates / 7 YRS & UP) 4:10-4:50PM ROOKS (Advanced / 8 YRS & UP) 5:00-6:00PM 14 Sessions, $210. Registration required, email registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/24
    • Art & CultureEnvironmentExerciseGames & SportsKids & Family
    • Soccer for Children (Ages 8-11)

    • 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    Kickstart your afternoon with soccer! Learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and overall gameplay. Meet new friends while engaging in games and drills focused on balance, coordination, movement, and awareness. Closed-toe shoes required.

    • 09/24
    • Games & Sports
    • CHESS LESSONS FOR CHILDREN* ROOKS

    • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Cost: 210

    Classes designed for children to experience chess at their level: Beginners (Pawns) for kids to learn how the pieces move, intermediate (Knights) for kids who know how the pieces move (this class introduces strategy and tactics for playing with all of the pieces at all stages of the game-opening, middle and end), and advanced (Rooks) for kids with match experience. PAWNS (Beginners / 5-7 YRS) 3:30-4PM KNIGHTS (Intermediates / 7 YRS & UP) 4:10-4:50PM ROOKS (Advanced / 8 YRS & UP) 5:00-6:00PM 14 Sessions, $210. Registration required, email registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/25
    • Games & SportsKids & Family
    • Preschool Play

    • 10:00am - 11:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing, dance, shake, and hear stories too! Carefully selected play equipment and toys are provided - plus water play! No Programs on 5/27, 9/02, 10/14.

    • 09/25
    • EnvironmentGames & SportsKids & FamilyMusic & DanceNature
    • Kindie Rock at Preschool Play

    • 10:45am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:45am

    Our fantastic roster of Stories & Songs performers lead rocking story times and sing-a-longs!

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureKids & FamilyNature
    • Elements of Nature Drawing

    • 11:00am - 1:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of Hudson River and New York Harbor. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of Wagner Park's verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided.

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureMusic & Dance
    • Battery Park City Adult Chorus

    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.  

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureCommunityEnvironmentNature
    • ELEMENTS OF DRAWING

    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of Wagner Park’s verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided.

    • 09/23
    • Exercise
    • Morning Meditation

    • 9:45am - 10:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 9:45am - 10:15pm

    Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. This renowned practice lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system. No program on 5/27, 9/2, 10/14.

    • 09/23
    • CommunityExercise
    • MORNING MEDITATION

    • 9:45am - 10:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 9:45am - 10:15pm

    Start your day by balancing your mind, body, and spirit during instructor guided meditation. This renowned practice lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and strengthens the immune system. No program on 10/14 and 11/11.

    • 09/23
    • Games & SportsKids & Family
    • Preschool Play

    • 10:00am - 11:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing, dance, shake, and hear stories too! Carefully selected play equipment and toys are provided - plus water play! No Programs on 5/27, 9/02, 10/14.

    • 09/23
    • CommunityGames & SportsMusic & Dance
    • Senior Group Exercise

    • 10:30am - 11:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45pm

    Strengthen the body through instructor-led rhythmic movement and aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Join this fun and vigorous session for a great workout! No program on 5/27, 9/2, 10/14

    • 09/23
    • CommunityExerciseGames & SportsKids & Family
    • Parent & Baby Yoga* Session A

    • 1:00pm - 2:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

    Enjoy yoga in a safe, supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited for new parents and babies– newborn through crawling. FREE PROGRAM: REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. No program 10/14, 11/11. Session A: 1:00pm - 2:15pm Session B: 2:30pm - 3:45pm Pre-registration is required.  To sign-up, please email or call 212.267.9700 x9363

    • 09/23
    • CommunityExerciseKids & Family
    • Parent & Baby Yoga* Session B

    • 2:30pm - 3:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 2:30pm - 3:45pm

    Enjoy yoga in a safe, supportive environment while learning postures and exercises specifically suited for new parents and babies– newborn through crawling. FREE PROGRAM: REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. No program 10/14, 11/11. Session A: 1:00pm - 2:15pm Session B: 2:30pm - 3:45pm Pre-registration is required.  To sign-up, please email or call 212.267.9700 x9363

    • 09/23
    • ExerciseGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Basketball for Preschoolers

    • 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    Calling all little ones! Bring your best game and learn basketball basics like dribbling and passing with an emphasis on fun. Closed-toe shoes required. For ages 3-4. No Programs on 5/27, 9/2, 10/14.

    • 09/23
    • ExerciseGames & SportsKids & Family
    • Childrens Basketball (Ages 5-6)

    • 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    We got game! Children are welcome for community basketball on the Rockefeller Park courts on Monday afternoons.  No adults are allowed!  We use adjustable hoops to accommodate kids of all sizes. In this program, fun is emphasized over competition. Led by Parks Programming leaders, children do drills and play games to improve their skills. Close-toed shoes required. The basketball courts in Rockefeller Park are located between Warren & Murray Streets.

    • 09/23
    • ExerciseGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Childrens Basketball (Ages 7 & Older)

    • 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    We got game! Children are welcome for community basketball on the Rockefeller Park courts on Monday afternoons.  No adults are allowed!  We use adjustable hoops to accommodate kids of all sizes. In this program, fun is emphasized over competition. Led by Parks Programming leaders, children do drills and play games to improve their skills. Close-toed shoes required. The basketball courts in Rockefeller Park are located between Warren & Murray Streets.

    • 09/24
    • Games & SportsKids & Family
    • Preschool Play

    • 10:00am - 11:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing, dance, shake, and hear stories too! Carefully selected play equipment and toys are provided - plus water play! No Programs on 5/27, 9/02, 10/14.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityEnvironmentGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • MARINE EDUCATION CLASSROOM VISITS*

    • 10:00am - 1:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

    School groups, grades 3 and up, experience catch-and-release fishing and learn about the geographic and ecological history of the Hudson River in exciting experiential visits to Wagner Park. Also offered in May and June 2020. To find out more, email: marine.ed@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/24
    • CommunityExerciseGames & SportsMusic & Dance
    • Zumba Jumpstart

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45am

    Join a fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of salsa, merengue, hip-hop, and more! Enthusiastic instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new steps each week. Bring your friends and share in this fit and fun dancing community.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityExerciseGames & SportsMusic & Dance
    • ZUMBA JUMPSTART

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45am

    Join a fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of salsa, merengue, hip hop, and more! Enthusiastic instruction creates a fun community of dancers who learn new steps each week. Bring your friends and share in this fit and fun dancing community.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityExercise
    • FALL INTO FITNESS

    • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    Celebrate the change of seasons with Battery Park City staff for power walking throughout the parks, taking in the fall foliage and brisk air.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityExerciseMusic & Dance
    • SENIOR DROP-IN

    • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 200 Rector Street
    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Drop by the new Community Room and join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversations, local news, informal card and board games. Make new friends and catch up with neighbors. For more information emaill: 200rector@bpca.ny.gov .

    • 09/24
    • CommunityGames & Sports
    • SENIOR DROP–IN

    • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 200 Rector Street
    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Stop by the Community Room at 200 Rector St. and join seniors from the greater BPC area for conversations, local news, and informal card and board games. Make new friends and catch up with neighbors. For more information email: 200rector@bpca.ny.gov.

    • 09/24
    • Art & CultureCommunityExerciseGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Soccer for Preschoolers

    • 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    Time to get moving! Stretch out those little legs and have fun kicking, running, and learning the soccer basics with an emphasis on fun.  Meet new friends while going through simple drills focusing on coordination and movement. For children ages 3-4. Closed toes shoes required.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityEnvironmentGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Young Sprouts Gardening

    • 3:15pm - 3:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:15pm - 3:45pm

    An introduction to organic gardening for children 3-5 years old with accompanying adults. A garden themed storytime is followed by activities like watering, searching for butterflies and bees, and planting. A great way to introduce your preschooler to the joys of BPC gardening! *Space is limited.

    • 09/24
    • Games & Sports
    • CHESS LESSONS FOR CHILDREN* PAWNS

    • 3:30pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm
    Cost: $210

    Classes designed for children to experience chess at their level: Beginners (Pawns) for kids to learn how the pieces move, intermediate (Knights) for kids who know how the pieces move (this class introduces strategy and tactics for playing with all of the pieces at all stages of the game-opening, middle and end), and advanced (Rooks) for kids with match experience. PAWNS (Beginners / 5-7 YRS) 3:30-4PM KNIGHTS (Intermediates / 7 YRS & UP) 4:10-4:50PM ROOKS (Advanced / 8 YRS & UP) 5:00-6:00PM 14 Sessions, $210. Registration required, email registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/24
    • EnvironmentExerciseGames & SportsKids & FamilyNature
    • Soccer for Children (Ages 5-7)

    • 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:15pm

    Kickstart your afternoon with soccer! Learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and overall gameplay. Meet new friends while engaging in games and drills focused on balance, coordination, movement, and awareness. Closed-toe shoes required.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityEnvironmentKids & FamilyNature
    • Gardening Club*

    • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Discover the fun and rewards of gardening with other children.  Enjoy planting flowers, vegetables and herbs, watering, weeding, and composting. Learn BPC Parks' green practices first-hand. Cycle A: 5/7 - 6/25 Cycle B: 7/2 - 8/27 Cycle C: 9/3 - 10/29 Fee: $120 per cycle. For ages 6-10. Registration is required. Please call 212-267-9700 or email registration@bpcparks.org to register.

    • 09/24
    • CommunityEnvironmentNature
    • WINGS, FEATHERS AND FINS!*

    • 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Fall in BPC is a fascinating time for naturalists! While the season is most known for the changing colors of leaves, we can also observe the full life-cycle of migratory monarch butterflies, the southward journey of hummingbirds and wood warblers, and our neighboring Hudson River’s fish returning to the Atlantic before winter. Participants will try their hand at bird watching, fishing, and raising butterflies. For ages 7 to 10. No program on 10/14. 6 SESSIONS, $90

    • 09/24
    • Games & Sports
    • CHESS LESSONS FOR CHILDREN* KNIGHTS

    • 4:10pm - 4:50pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:10pm - 4:50pm
    Cost: 210

    Classes designed for children to experience chess at their level: Beginners (Pawns) for kids to learn how the pieces move, intermediate (Knights) for kids who know how the pieces move (this class introduces strategy and tactics for playing with all of the pieces at all stages of the game-opening, middle and end), and advanced (Rooks) for kids with match experience. PAWNS (Beginners / 5-7 YRS) 3:30-4PM KNIGHTS (Intermediates / 7 YRS & UP) 4:10-4:50PM ROOKS (Advanced / 8 YRS & UP) 5:00-6:00PM 14 Sessions, $210. Registration required, email registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/24
    • Art & CultureEnvironmentExerciseGames & SportsKids & Family
    • Soccer for Children (Ages 8-11)

    • 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm

    Kickstart your afternoon with soccer! Learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and overall gameplay. Meet new friends while engaging in games and drills focused on balance, coordination, movement, and awareness. Closed-toe shoes required.

    • 09/24
    • Games & Sports
    • CHESS LESSONS FOR CHILDREN* ROOKS

    • 5:00pm - 6:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Cost: 210

    Classes designed for children to experience chess at their level: Beginners (Pawns) for kids to learn how the pieces move, intermediate (Knights) for kids who know how the pieces move (this class introduces strategy and tactics for playing with all of the pieces at all stages of the game-opening, middle and end), and advanced (Rooks) for kids with match experience. PAWNS (Beginners / 5-7 YRS) 3:30-4PM KNIGHTS (Intermediates / 7 YRS & UP) 4:10-4:50PM ROOKS (Advanced / 8 YRS & UP) 5:00-6:00PM 14 Sessions, $210. Registration required, email registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/25
    • Games & SportsKids & Family
    • Preschool Play

    • 10:00am - 11:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing, dance, shake, and hear stories too! Carefully selected play equipment and toys are provided - plus water play! No Programs on 5/27, 9/02, 10/14.

    • 09/25
    • EnvironmentGames & SportsKids & FamilyMusic & DanceNature
    • Kindie Rock at Preschool Play

    • 10:45am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:45am

    Our fantastic roster of Stories & Songs performers lead rocking story times and sing-a-longs!

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureKids & FamilyNature
    • Elements of Nature Drawing

    • 11:00am - 1:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

    Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of Hudson River and New York Harbor. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of Wagner Park's verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided.

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureMusic & Dance
    • Battery Park City Adult Chorus

    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.  

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureCommunityEnvironmentNature
    • ELEMENTS OF DRAWING

    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River and New York Harbor. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of Wagner Park’s verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided.