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    • 04/24
    • Parks & Rec.
    • Senior Exercise Group

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

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

    Join a community of adults and senior for a total-body workout appropriate for any fitness level. The instructor-led classes are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Train in a friendly environment doing a workout that will keep you healthy and active! Free event. Meets Mondays and Fridays until April 28th.

    • 04/24
    • Parks & Rec.
    • Hatha Yoga

    • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Community Center
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Learn poses and relaxation techniques whil increasing energy levels in this slow-paced stretch class. Instructor MOlly Heron has practiced Hatha Yoga for over 25 years and teaches at Integral Yoga Institute in Greenwich Village. Beginners and all levels are welcome. Free with CCSHS annual membership or purchase of day pass. To register call 646.210.4292 or email communitycenter@bpcparks.org.

    • 04/25
    • Parks & Rec.
    • Core Fitness Flow

    • 7:15pm - 8:15pm

    Location: Community Center
    Time: 7:15pm - 8:15pm

    Tap into your inner strength, revitalize your youthful energy, and improve your balance. Core Fitness Flow is a series of core strengthening, sustained sequences focusing on the abdominal and practiced to a groove oriented soundtrack, keeping your workout fun and lighthearted. Instructor: Reginald Ellis Crump. Free with CCSHS annual membership or purchase of day pass.

    • 04/26
    • Community
    • Battery Park City Adult Chorus

    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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. To learn more, contact registration@bpcparks.org. Wednesdays through April 26, 2017.

    • 04/28
    • Parks & Rec.
    • Senior Exercise Group

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

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

    Join a community of adults and senior for a total-body workout appropriate for any fitness level. The instructor-led classes are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Train in a friendly environment doing a workout that will keep you healthy and active! Free event. Meets Mondays and Fridays until April 28th.

    • 04/30
    • Art & Culture
    • Advance Preview Screening -- Past Life

    • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage
    Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Past Life: In this fascinating new film from director Avi Nesher, two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their father's former life in Poland during WWII. Post screening discussion with producer Dr. David Milch. $15, $12 for members. Purchase tickets online here.

    • 05/01
    • Art & Culture
    • Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring Book Talk -- The Skyscraper Museum

    • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Location: The Skyscraper Museum
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring, urban historians and co-editors of the book of collected short essays by Jane Jacobs entitled Vital Little Plans, celebrate her 101st birthday week with a conversation on her continuing influence. Reservations are required, and priority is given to Members and Corporate Member firms and their employees. All guests MUST RSVP to programs@skyscraper.org to assure admittance to the event.

    • 05/04
    • Kids & Family
    • Outdoor Movie Night: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    • 8:00pm - 10:30pm

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

    Join the BPCA for this intergalactic movie night under the stars in a galaxy not too far away. Screening to be preceded by an exciting and special demonstration. Don't forget a blanket and treats -- and May the 4th be with you.

    • 05/06
    • Kids & Family
    • Sky Boys -- The Skyscraper Museum

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

    Location: The Skyscraper Museum
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45am

    Children are invited to hear the story of the Empire State Building's construction in a reading of Deborah Hopkinson's award-winning book Sky Boys. Following the reading, children will have the opportunity to design their very own skyscraper. All ages. RSVP required. $5 per child; members free.

    • 05/06
    • Art & CultureKids & Family
    • One-Day NYC High School Poetry Workshop

    • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Location: Poets House
    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Mahogany Browne, Nuyorican Poets Café Poetry Program Director and Cave Canem and Poets House Fellowship Alumna, teaches an open-enrollment poetry workshop for the first 15 interested NYC students to sign up. Lunch and Metrocards provided. Free event. To sign up, contact Reginald Harris or call 212.431.8040.

    • 05/07
    • Art & Culture
    • Poets House Special One-Day Workshop

    • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    "Attention in Its Highest Form Is the Same Thing as Prayer: Poetry as Receptivity and Effortless Effort with Farnoosh Fathi." What is attention? How do we create it? What does the language of your highest attention look like? What kinds of attention support, or obstruct, your process? In this one-day intensive, our class will function as an extended meditation; our work will be to create, combine and consider our attention, with the goal of seeing how this effort, rather than forced determination toward a particular outcome, can be the real work of writing. We will incorporate a variety of meditative practices that deepen our poems, drawing on Hui Neng’s Platform Sutra, Flannery O’ Connor’s A Prayer Journal and teachings by Corita Kent. Readings will form a base for our own meditation, beginning with selections from Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, Clarice Lispector’s Agua Viva, and Simone Weil’s Gravity and Grace. We’ll also read gathas, canticles and poems by Anchorites, Zoroastrians and the anonymous. Fee: $95. Click here to register.

    • 05/10
    • Art & Culture
    • ASL@MJH -- Every Object Tells a Story

    • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage
    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Museums tell stories through artifacts. Our family histories are also revealed in material culture. Bring your own family heirloom to this workshop! It can be a photograph, a ritual object, a piece of jewelry, a travel document, a kitchen item, a musical instrument, for example – anything that is connected to your heritage. Come ready to share its story as we closely examine your artifacts. This program will be interpreted by certified ASL interpreters. Due to space constraints, sign language students are not permitted. To register, click here.

    • 05/10
    • Art & Culture
    • Theater -- Belle of Tombstone

    • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage for this all-female musical, which tells the story of Josie Marcus who in 1899 left her upper-class Jewish family for a wild adventure with her future husband, legendary frontier lawman Wyatt Earp. $20, $15 Members. Tickets can be purchased here.

    • 05/12
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 05/13
    • Environment
    • Go Fish! A Celebration of Life in the Hudson Estuary

    • 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Observe the day's catch in aerated tanks and discover what you can do to steward the recovery of the Hudson. Additionally, get your hands dirty in the planting beds of Wagner Park with Volunteer Gardening, look for birds with the horticulturist team, or watch Dirt: The Secret Life of Soil. 

    • 05/13
    • Art & Culture
    • Poets House Master Class with Catherine Barnett

    • 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Location: Poets House
    Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Master Classes offer advanced writers of poetry an opportunity to work intensively with some of the most respected poets of our time. Catherine Barnett, the teacher of this class, is the author of Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, winner of the 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award. Her most recent collection, The Game of Boxes, received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her other honors include a Whiting Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at New York University. Click here to apply through Submittable.

    • 05/14
    • Art & Culture
    • Poets House Master Class with Catherine Barnett

    • 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: Poets House
    Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Master Classes offer advanced writers of poetry an opportunity to work intensively with some of the most respected poets of our time. Catherine Barnett, the teacher of this class, is the author of Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, winner of the 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award. Her most recent collection, The Game of Boxes, received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her other honors include a Whiting Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at New York University. Click here to apply through Submittable.

    • 05/19
    • Art & Culture
    • New York Guitar Festival

    • 8:00am - 11:59pm

    Location: Brookfield Place
    Time: 8:00am - 11:59pm

    Visit the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place for a daylong Raga Marathon--free performances celebrating the vibrant sounds of South Asia as part of the 2017 New York Guitar Festival, the annual festival that explores virtually every aspect of the guitar's personality! Free to attend.

    • 05/19
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 05/20
    • Kids & Family
    • Flowers Towers -- The Skyscraper Museum

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

    Location: The Skyscraper Museum
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45am

    Children will learn about various buildings that look like flowers. Then, they will go across the street to the park to find inspiration to design their very own flower towers! All ages. RSVP required. $5 per child; members free.

    • 05/20
    • Kids & Family
    • Flamenco Family Dance

    • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Esplanade Plaza
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Experience the emotion, drama and passion of Flamenco. Sonia Olla and Ismael Fernandez perform Tablao Sevilla, exhibiting the dance form's lightning-fast footwork. An artist-led workshop will follow the performance.

    • 05/30
    • Community
    • Battery Park City Community Field Day

    • 10:00am - 1:00pm

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

    Learn to Double-Dutch, check out an illusionary street art project, dance to some tunes, and engage in classic field games like potato sack races, relays, and tug-of-war. Don't miss the imaginative face-painters, giant yard games and bubbles. Spin the BPC big wheel for prizes. Activities are geared toward the whole family at this community-wide event.

    • 06/02
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 06/04
    • Art & Culture
    • Public Art Tour & Workshop: Jime Dine's Ape & Cat (At the Dance)

    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    The striking sculpture's cheek-to-cheek figures, despite their obvious animal-ism, seem almost human in their tenderness. Join us for a discussion led by contemporary art historian Dorothea Basile about how emotions like love and friendship are evoked by this fascinating art. Work with artist to create your own interpretation of these feelings using clay. All supplies provided!

    • 06/09
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 06/16
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 06/23
    • Community
    • Swedish Midsummer Festival & Dance

    • 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Enjoy this unique celebration of the summer solstice. Learn folk dances, make midsummer wreaths, and enjoy a parade, children's games, and Swedish delicacies. Traditional music by Paul Dahlin and fiddlers form the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.

    • 07/06
    • Art & Culture
    • River & Blues Concert Series: Los Lobos

    • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Enjoy summer evenings listening to blues music from around the world as the sun sets on the Hudson River in the River & Blues Concert series. This week, Grammy-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-nominated artists Los Lobos perform their culturally-rich fusion of rock, blues, soul and Mexican folk music.

    • 07/13
    • Art & Culture
    • River & Blues Concert Series: Rebirth Brass Band

    • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Enjoy summer evenings listening to blues music from around the world as the sun sets on the Hudson River in the River & Blues Concert series. This week, from the Big Easy to the Big Apple, Rebirth Brass Band shows why it's considered a pillar of it's native New Orleans music scene with it's Grammy-winning, infectious, and groove-laden "heavy funk."

    • 07/20
    • Art & Culture
    • River & Blues Concert Series: Bettye LaVette

    • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Enjoy summer evenings listening to blues music from around the world as the sun sets on the Hudson River in the River & Blues Concert series. This week Bettye LaVette, regarded as one of the premier live vocalists performing today, brings her emotive soul and blues interpretations to Battery Park City. With her first record released at the age of 16, LaVette is an enduring icon of many musical styles.  

    • 04/24
    • Parks & Rec.
    • Senior Exercise Group

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

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

    Join a community of adults and senior for a total-body workout appropriate for any fitness level. The instructor-led classes are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Train in a friendly environment doing a workout that will keep you healthy and active! Free event. Meets Mondays and Fridays until April 28th.

    • 04/24
    • Parks & Rec.
    • Hatha Yoga

    • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Community Center
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Learn poses and relaxation techniques whil increasing energy levels in this slow-paced stretch class. Instructor MOlly Heron has practiced Hatha Yoga for over 25 years and teaches at Integral Yoga Institute in Greenwich Village. Beginners and all levels are welcome. Free with CCSHS annual membership or purchase of day pass. To register call 646.210.4292 or email communitycenter@bpcparks.org.

    • 04/25
    • Parks & Rec.
    • Core Fitness Flow

    • 7:15pm - 8:15pm

    Location: Community Center
    Time: 7:15pm - 8:15pm

    Tap into your inner strength, revitalize your youthful energy, and improve your balance. Core Fitness Flow is a series of core strengthening, sustained sequences focusing on the abdominal and practiced to a groove oriented soundtrack, keeping your workout fun and lighthearted. Instructor: Reginald Ellis Crump. Free with CCSHS annual membership or purchase of day pass.

    • 04/26
    • Community
    • Battery Park City Adult Chorus

    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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. To learn more, contact registration@bpcparks.org. Wednesdays through April 26, 2017.

    • 04/28
    • Parks & Rec.
    • Senior Exercise Group

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

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

    Join a community of adults and senior for a total-body workout appropriate for any fitness level. The instructor-led classes are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Train in a friendly environment doing a workout that will keep you healthy and active! Free event. Meets Mondays and Fridays until April 28th.

    • 04/30
    • Art & Culture
    • Advance Preview Screening -- Past Life

    • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage
    Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Past Life: In this fascinating new film from director Avi Nesher, two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their father's former life in Poland during WWII. Post screening discussion with producer Dr. David Milch. $15, $12 for members. Purchase tickets online here.

    • 05/01
    • Art & Culture
    • Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring Book Talk -- The Skyscraper Museum

    • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Location: The Skyscraper Museum
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring, urban historians and co-editors of the book of collected short essays by Jane Jacobs entitled Vital Little Plans, celebrate her 101st birthday week with a conversation on her continuing influence. Reservations are required, and priority is given to Members and Corporate Member firms and their employees. All guests MUST RSVP to programs@skyscraper.org to assure admittance to the event.

    • 05/04
    • Kids & Family
    • Outdoor Movie Night: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    • 8:00pm - 10:30pm

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

    Join the BPCA for this intergalactic movie night under the stars in a galaxy not too far away. Screening to be preceded by an exciting and special demonstration. Don't forget a blanket and treats -- and May the 4th be with you.

    • 05/06
    • Kids & Family
    • Sky Boys -- The Skyscraper Museum

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

    Location: The Skyscraper Museum
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45am

    Children are invited to hear the story of the Empire State Building's construction in a reading of Deborah Hopkinson's award-winning book Sky Boys. Following the reading, children will have the opportunity to design their very own skyscraper. All ages. RSVP required. $5 per child; members free.

    • 05/06
    • Art & CultureKids & Family
    • One-Day NYC High School Poetry Workshop

    • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Location: Poets House
    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Mahogany Browne, Nuyorican Poets Café Poetry Program Director and Cave Canem and Poets House Fellowship Alumna, teaches an open-enrollment poetry workshop for the first 15 interested NYC students to sign up. Lunch and Metrocards provided. Free event. To sign up, contact Reginald Harris or call 212.431.8040.

    • 05/07
    • Art & Culture
    • Poets House Special One-Day Workshop

    • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    "Attention in Its Highest Form Is the Same Thing as Prayer: Poetry as Receptivity and Effortless Effort with Farnoosh Fathi." What is attention? How do we create it? What does the language of your highest attention look like? What kinds of attention support, or obstruct, your process? In this one-day intensive, our class will function as an extended meditation; our work will be to create, combine and consider our attention, with the goal of seeing how this effort, rather than forced determination toward a particular outcome, can be the real work of writing. We will incorporate a variety of meditative practices that deepen our poems, drawing on Hui Neng’s Platform Sutra, Flannery O’ Connor’s A Prayer Journal and teachings by Corita Kent. Readings will form a base for our own meditation, beginning with selections from Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, Clarice Lispector’s Agua Viva, and Simone Weil’s Gravity and Grace. We’ll also read gathas, canticles and poems by Anchorites, Zoroastrians and the anonymous. Fee: $95. Click here to register.

    • 05/10
    • Art & Culture
    • ASL@MJH -- Every Object Tells a Story

    • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage
    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Museums tell stories through artifacts. Our family histories are also revealed in material culture. Bring your own family heirloom to this workshop! It can be a photograph, a ritual object, a piece of jewelry, a travel document, a kitchen item, a musical instrument, for example – anything that is connected to your heritage. Come ready to share its story as we closely examine your artifacts. This program will be interpreted by certified ASL interpreters. Due to space constraints, sign language students are not permitted. To register, click here.

    • 05/10
    • Art & Culture
    • Theater -- Belle of Tombstone

    • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage for this all-female musical, which tells the story of Josie Marcus who in 1899 left her upper-class Jewish family for a wild adventure with her future husband, legendary frontier lawman Wyatt Earp. $20, $15 Members. Tickets can be purchased here.

    • 05/12
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 05/13
    • Environment
    • Go Fish! A Celebration of Life in the Hudson Estuary

    • 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Observe the day's catch in aerated tanks and discover what you can do to steward the recovery of the Hudson. Additionally, get your hands dirty in the planting beds of Wagner Park with Volunteer Gardening, look for birds with the horticulturist team, or watch Dirt: The Secret Life of Soil. 

    • 05/13
    • Art & Culture
    • Poets House Master Class with Catherine Barnett

    • 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Location: Poets House
    Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Master Classes offer advanced writers of poetry an opportunity to work intensively with some of the most respected poets of our time. Catherine Barnett, the teacher of this class, is the author of Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, winner of the 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award. Her most recent collection, The Game of Boxes, received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her other honors include a Whiting Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at New York University. Click here to apply through Submittable.

    • 05/14
    • Art & Culture
    • Poets House Master Class with Catherine Barnett

    • 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: Poets House
    Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Master Classes offer advanced writers of poetry an opportunity to work intensively with some of the most respected poets of our time. Catherine Barnett, the teacher of this class, is the author of Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, winner of the 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award. Her most recent collection, The Game of Boxes, received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her other honors include a Whiting Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at New York University. Click here to apply through Submittable.

    • 05/19
    • Art & Culture
    • New York Guitar Festival

    • 8:00am - 11:59pm

    Location: Brookfield Place
    Time: 8:00am - 11:59pm

    Visit the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place for a daylong Raga Marathon--free performances celebrating the vibrant sounds of South Asia as part of the 2017 New York Guitar Festival, the annual festival that explores virtually every aspect of the guitar's personality! Free to attend.

    • 05/19
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 05/20
    • Kids & Family
    • Flowers Towers -- The Skyscraper Museum

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

    Location: The Skyscraper Museum
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45am

    Children will learn about various buildings that look like flowers. Then, they will go across the street to the park to find inspiration to design their very own flower towers! All ages. RSVP required. $5 per child; members free.

    • 05/20
    • Kids & Family
    • Flamenco Family Dance

    • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Esplanade Plaza
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Experience the emotion, drama and passion of Flamenco. Sonia Olla and Ismael Fernandez perform Tablao Sevilla, exhibiting the dance form's lightning-fast footwork. An artist-led workshop will follow the performance.

    • 05/30
    • Community
    • Battery Park City Community Field Day

    • 10:00am - 1:00pm

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

    Learn to Double-Dutch, check out an illusionary street art project, dance to some tunes, and engage in classic field games like potato sack races, relays, and tug-of-war. Don't miss the imaginative face-painters, giant yard games and bubbles. Spin the BPC big wheel for prizes. Activities are geared toward the whole family at this community-wide event.

    • 06/02
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 06/04
    • Art & Culture
    • Public Art Tour & Workshop: Jime Dine's Ape & Cat (At the Dance)

    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    The striking sculpture's cheek-to-cheek figures, despite their obvious animal-ism, seem almost human in their tenderness. Join us for a discussion led by contemporary art historian Dorothea Basile about how emotions like love and friendship are evoked by this fascinating art. Work with artist to create your own interpretation of these feelings using clay. All supplies provided!

    • 06/09
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 06/16
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 06/23
    • Community
    • Swedish Midsummer Festival & Dance

    • 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Enjoy this unique celebration of the summer solstice. Learn folk dances, make midsummer wreaths, and enjoy a parade, children's games, and Swedish delicacies. Traditional music by Paul Dahlin and fiddlers form the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.

    • 07/06
    • Art & Culture
    • River & Blues Concert Series: Los Lobos

    • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Enjoy summer evenings listening to blues music from around the world as the sun sets on the Hudson River in the River & Blues Concert series. This week, Grammy-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-nominated artists Los Lobos perform their culturally-rich fusion of rock, blues, soul and Mexican folk music.

    • 07/13
    • Art & Culture
    • River & Blues Concert Series: Rebirth Brass Band

    • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Enjoy summer evenings listening to blues music from around the world as the sun sets on the Hudson River in the River & Blues Concert series. This week, from the Big Easy to the Big Apple, Rebirth Brass Band shows why it's considered a pillar of it's native New Orleans music scene with it's Grammy-winning, infectious, and groove-laden "heavy funk."

    • 07/20
    • Art & Culture
    • River & Blues Concert Series: Bettye LaVette

    • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Enjoy summer evenings listening to blues music from around the world as the sun sets on the Hudson River in the River & Blues Concert series. This week Bettye LaVette, regarded as one of the premier live vocalists performing today, brings her emotive soul and blues interpretations to Battery Park City. With her first record released at the age of 16, LaVette is an enduring icon of many musical styles.  

    • 04/24
    • Parks & Rec.
    • Senior Exercise Group

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

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

    Join a community of adults and senior for a total-body workout appropriate for any fitness level. The instructor-led classes are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Train in a friendly environment doing a workout that will keep you healthy and active! Free event. Meets Mondays and Fridays until April 28th.

    • 04/24
    • Parks & Rec.
    • Hatha Yoga

    • 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Community Center
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Learn poses and relaxation techniques whil increasing energy levels in this slow-paced stretch class. Instructor MOlly Heron has practiced Hatha Yoga for over 25 years and teaches at Integral Yoga Institute in Greenwich Village. Beginners and all levels are welcome. Free with CCSHS annual membership or purchase of day pass. To register call 646.210.4292 or email communitycenter@bpcparks.org.

    • 04/25
    • Parks & Rec.
    • Core Fitness Flow

    • 7:15pm - 8:15pm

    Location: Community Center
    Time: 7:15pm - 8:15pm

    Tap into your inner strength, revitalize your youthful energy, and improve your balance. Core Fitness Flow is a series of core strengthening, sustained sequences focusing on the abdominal and practiced to a groove oriented soundtrack, keeping your workout fun and lighthearted. Instructor: Reginald Ellis Crump. Free with CCSHS annual membership or purchase of day pass.

    • 04/26
    • Community
    • Battery Park City Adult Chorus

    • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    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. To learn more, contact registration@bpcparks.org. Wednesdays through April 26, 2017.

    • 04/28
    • Parks & Rec.
    • Senior Exercise Group

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

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

    Join a community of adults and senior for a total-body workout appropriate for any fitness level. The instructor-led classes are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Train in a friendly environment doing a workout that will keep you healthy and active! Free event. Meets Mondays and Fridays until April 28th.

    • 04/30
    • Art & Culture
    • Advance Preview Screening -- Past Life

    • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage
    Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Past Life: In this fascinating new film from director Avi Nesher, two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their father's former life in Poland during WWII. Post screening discussion with producer Dr. David Milch. $15, $12 for members. Purchase tickets online here.

    • 05/01
    • Art & Culture
    • Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring Book Talk -- The Skyscraper Museum

    • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Location: The Skyscraper Museum
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring, urban historians and co-editors of the book of collected short essays by Jane Jacobs entitled Vital Little Plans, celebrate her 101st birthday week with a conversation on her continuing influence. Reservations are required, and priority is given to Members and Corporate Member firms and their employees. All guests MUST RSVP to programs@skyscraper.org to assure admittance to the event.

    • 05/04
    • Kids & Family
    • Outdoor Movie Night: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    • 8:00pm - 10:30pm

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

    Join the BPCA for this intergalactic movie night under the stars in a galaxy not too far away. Screening to be preceded by an exciting and special demonstration. Don't forget a blanket and treats -- and May the 4th be with you.

    • 05/06
    • Kids & Family
    • Sky Boys -- The Skyscraper Museum

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

    Location: The Skyscraper Museum
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45am

    Children are invited to hear the story of the Empire State Building's construction in a reading of Deborah Hopkinson's award-winning book Sky Boys. Following the reading, children will have the opportunity to design their very own skyscraper. All ages. RSVP required. $5 per child; members free.

    • 05/06
    • Art & CultureKids & Family
    • One-Day NYC High School Poetry Workshop

    • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Location: Poets House
    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Mahogany Browne, Nuyorican Poets Café Poetry Program Director and Cave Canem and Poets House Fellowship Alumna, teaches an open-enrollment poetry workshop for the first 15 interested NYC students to sign up. Lunch and Metrocards provided. Free event. To sign up, contact Reginald Harris or call 212.431.8040.

    • 05/07
    • Art & Culture
    • Poets House Special One-Day Workshop

    • 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    "Attention in Its Highest Form Is the Same Thing as Prayer: Poetry as Receptivity and Effortless Effort with Farnoosh Fathi." What is attention? How do we create it? What does the language of your highest attention look like? What kinds of attention support, or obstruct, your process? In this one-day intensive, our class will function as an extended meditation; our work will be to create, combine and consider our attention, with the goal of seeing how this effort, rather than forced determination toward a particular outcome, can be the real work of writing. We will incorporate a variety of meditative practices that deepen our poems, drawing on Hui Neng’s Platform Sutra, Flannery O’ Connor’s A Prayer Journal and teachings by Corita Kent. Readings will form a base for our own meditation, beginning with selections from Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, Clarice Lispector’s Agua Viva, and Simone Weil’s Gravity and Grace. We’ll also read gathas, canticles and poems by Anchorites, Zoroastrians and the anonymous. Fee: $95. Click here to register.

    • 05/10
    • Art & Culture
    • ASL@MJH -- Every Object Tells a Story

    • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage
    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Museums tell stories through artifacts. Our family histories are also revealed in material culture. Bring your own family heirloom to this workshop! It can be a photograph, a ritual object, a piece of jewelry, a travel document, a kitchen item, a musical instrument, for example – anything that is connected to your heritage. Come ready to share its story as we closely examine your artifacts. This program will be interpreted by certified ASL interpreters. Due to space constraints, sign language students are not permitted. To register, click here.

    • 05/10
    • Art & Culture
    • Theater -- Belle of Tombstone

    • 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Location: Museum of Jewish Heritage
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Join the Museum of Jewish Heritage for this all-female musical, which tells the story of Josie Marcus who in 1899 left her upper-class Jewish family for a wild adventure with her future husband, legendary frontier lawman Wyatt Earp. $20, $15 Members. Tickets can be purchased here.

    • 05/12
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 05/13
    • Environment
    • Go Fish! A Celebration of Life in the Hudson Estuary

    • 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Observe the day's catch in aerated tanks and discover what you can do to steward the recovery of the Hudson. Additionally, get your hands dirty in the planting beds of Wagner Park with Volunteer Gardening, look for birds with the horticulturist team, or watch Dirt: The Secret Life of Soil. 

    • 05/13
    • Art & Culture
    • Poets House Master Class with Catherine Barnett

    • 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Location: Poets House
    Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

    Master Classes offer advanced writers of poetry an opportunity to work intensively with some of the most respected poets of our time. Catherine Barnett, the teacher of this class, is the author of Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, winner of the 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award. Her most recent collection, The Game of Boxes, received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her other honors include a Whiting Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at New York University. Click here to apply through Submittable.

    • 05/14
    • Art & Culture
    • Poets House Master Class with Catherine Barnett

    • 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: Poets House
    Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    Master Classes offer advanced writers of poetry an opportunity to work intensively with some of the most respected poets of our time. Catherine Barnett, the teacher of this class, is the author of Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, winner of the 2003 Beatrice Hawley Award. Her most recent collection, The Game of Boxes, received the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her other honors include a Whiting Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She teaches at New York University. Click here to apply through Submittable.

    • 05/19
    • Art & Culture
    • New York Guitar Festival

    • 8:00am - 11:59pm

    Location: Brookfield Place
    Time: 8:00am - 11:59pm

    Visit the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place for a daylong Raga Marathon--free performances celebrating the vibrant sounds of South Asia as part of the 2017 New York Guitar Festival, the annual festival that explores virtually every aspect of the guitar's personality! Free to attend.

    • 05/19
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 05/20
    • Kids & Family
    • Flowers Towers -- The Skyscraper Museum

    • 10:30am - 11:45am

    Location: The Skyscraper Museum
    Time: 10:30am - 11:45am

    Children will learn about various buildings that look like flowers. Then, they will go across the street to the park to find inspiration to design their very own flower towers! All ages. RSVP required. $5 per child; members free.

    • 05/20
    • Kids & Family
    • Flamenco Family Dance

    • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Esplanade Plaza
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Experience the emotion, drama and passion of Flamenco. Sonia Olla and Ismael Fernandez perform Tablao Sevilla, exhibiting the dance form's lightning-fast footwork. An artist-led workshop will follow the performance.

    • 05/30
    • Community
    • Battery Park City Community Field Day

    • 10:00am - 1:00pm

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

    Learn to Double-Dutch, check out an illusionary street art project, dance to some tunes, and engage in classic field games like potato sack races, relays, and tug-of-war. Don't miss the imaginative face-painters, giant yard games and bubbles. Spin the BPC big wheel for prizes. Activities are geared toward the whole family at this community-wide event.

    • 06/02
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 06/04
    • Art & Culture
    • Public Art Tour & Workshop: Jime Dine's Ape & Cat (At the Dance)

    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    The striking sculpture's cheek-to-cheek figures, despite their obvious animal-ism, seem almost human in their tenderness. Join us for a discussion led by contemporary art historian Dorothea Basile about how emotions like love and friendship are evoked by this fascinating art. Work with artist to create your own interpretation of these feelings using clay. All supplies provided!

    • 06/09
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 06/16
    • Kids & Family
    • BPC Parks Teen Night

    • 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Location: 6 River Terrace
    Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Drop by for a few hours to meet friends and make new ones. Play table tennis, foosball, life-size chess, listen to music and relax.

    • 06/23
    • Community
    • Swedish Midsummer Festival & Dance

    • 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

    Enjoy this unique celebration of the summer solstice. Learn folk dances, make midsummer wreaths, and enjoy a parade, children's games, and Swedish delicacies. Traditional music by Paul Dahlin and fiddlers form the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis.

    • 07/06
    • Art & Culture
    • River & Blues Concert Series: Los Lobos

    • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Enjoy summer evenings listening to blues music from around the world as the sun sets on the Hudson River in the River & Blues Concert series. This week, Grammy-winning and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-nominated artists Los Lobos perform their culturally-rich fusion of rock, blues, soul and Mexican folk music.

    • 07/13
    • Art & Culture
    • River & Blues Concert Series: Rebirth Brass Band

    • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Enjoy summer evenings listening to blues music from around the world as the sun sets on the Hudson River in the River & Blues Concert series. This week, from the Big Easy to the Big Apple, Rebirth Brass Band shows why it's considered a pillar of it's native New Orleans music scene with it's Grammy-winning, infectious, and groove-laden "heavy funk."

    • 07/20
    • Art & Culture
    • River & Blues Concert Series: Bettye LaVette

    • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Enjoy summer evenings listening to blues music from around the world as the sun sets on the Hudson River in the River & Blues Concert series. This week Bettye LaVette, regarded as one of the premier live vocalists performing today, brings her emotive soul and blues interpretations to Battery Park City. With her first record released at the age of 16, LaVette is an enduring icon of many musical styles.