STRINGS-ON-HUDSON: VILLALOBOS BROTHERS

Belvedere Plaza BPC Esplanade & North End Ave, New York, NY

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, BPCA presents The Villalobos Brothers. One of today’s leading Contemporary Mexican ensembles, their original compositions and arrangements masterfully fuse and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music.

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STORYTIME AT THE PARK HOUSE

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

Children learn to reflect through the experience of stories. Join us as we explore excellent works of illustrated children’s literature that bring us together in the here and now. Singing and dancing included! No program on 5/30, 6/20, 7/4, 9/5, and 10/10.

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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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SENIOR DROP-IN

200 Rector Place 200 Rector Place is between Albany & Rector by the West Thames Park (near highway), New York, NY

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

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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).

GIULIETTA E ROMEO OPERA WORKSHOP

6 River Terrace 6 River Terrace, New York

In preparation for Giulietta e Romeo in June, all are welcome to brush up on your opera knowledge in a fun and interactive workshop led by Teatro Grattacielo. Familiarize yourself with the dramatic and musical aspects of the upcoming performance including the original story, musical style, stagecraft and characters.

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SUNSET SINGING CIRCLE

Wagner Park 20 Battery Place, New York, NY

Singer/songwriter Terre Roche leads this weekly singing program with the beautiful backdrop of the setting sun in NY Harbor. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crooner, the singing circle is perfect for mellow melodies and healthy harmonizing. No program on 5/27.

FAIRY TALE FILMS: KIKUJIRO

6 River Terrace 6 River Terrace, New York

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, BPCA presents Kikujiro (1999, Takeshi Kitano). Based on The Wizard of Oz, a young, naive boy sets out alone to find his wayward mother. Soon he finds an unlikely protector in a crotchety man and the two have a series of unexpected adventures along the way. Free popcorn will be served, and a discussion will follow the screenings. This film is rated PG 13. Click into the event to RSVP.

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STORYTIME AT THE PARK HOUSE

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

Children learn to reflect through the experience of stories. Join us as we explore excellent works of illustrated children’s literature that bring us together in the here and now. Singing and dancing included! No program on 5/30, 6/20, 7/4, 9/5, and 10/10.

BOOK TALK: MAGGIE DOYNE

6 River Terrace 6 River Terrace, New York

Maggie Doyne will be joining us to discuss her highly anticipated debut memoir "Between the Mountain and the Sky: A Mother’s Story of Hope and Love"