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DRAWING IN THE PARK

South Cove

Paint in watercolor or use pastels and other drawing materials to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape of South Cove. An artist/educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media. No program 5/28, 6/18, 7/2, 9/3,10/8.

ART & POETRY IN BPC

Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza

In celebration of Climate Week NYC, join us for an art walk & poetry reading led by Art Historian Dorothea Basile and Poet Jon Curley. Perched where the urban world meets the natural, BPC celebrates this juxtaposition with its unique Public Art and exploration of poetry. A reading featuring local poets Michael Heller, Barbara Henning, and Burt Kimmelman will follow.

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MORNING MEDITATION

Lily Pond 6 River Terrace, New York, NY

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 5/30, 6/20, 7/4, 9/5, and 10/10.

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SENIOR GROUP EXERCISE

Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza

Strengthen the whole body from warm-up to cool-down with various fun exercises. The instructor will lead you in rhythmic movement and aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Come join the group and workout to great music! No program on 5/30, 6/20, 7/4, 9/5, and 10/10.

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ADULT ZUMBA

Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza

Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.

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BLITZ CHESS & BACKGAMMON

Rockefeller Park House River Terrace & Murray Street, New York, NY

A lunch time program for passersby to play a quick game of chess or backgammon. Using clocks, opponents will play 5 minute games that are fast, furious and fun. An instructor will be on hand to offer pointers and tips to improve your game. 

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DROP-IN CHESS

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem solving, and strategic planning — plus it’s fun! For ages 5 and up (adults welcome).

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FIGURE AL FRESCO

Rector Park East Rector Place, New York, NY

This BPC park offers a unique setting to observe and sketch the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Drawing materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.

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ELEMENTS OF NATURE DRAWING

Rector Park East Rector Place, New York, NY

Join our community of artists of all skill levels as we are inspired by our surroundings to create with drawing materials, pastels and watercolors. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of BPC’s verdant gardens. An artist/ educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.

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SUNSET YOGA

Rockefeller Park House River Terrace & Murray Street, New York, NY

Namaste! Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga. Immerse yourself in this meditative practice- surrounded by the Hudson’s peaceful aura. Strengthen the body and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment as your instructor guides you through alignments and poses. All levels are welcome. Bringing your own mat is encouraged, as provided accessories are first come first serve.