LOVE LOCKS VALENTINE’S DAY WORKSHOP

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

All we need is LOVE! All ages are invited to create heart-shaped “love locks” to tie onto park fences showing your love for BPC. Music, treats and a festive atmosphere provided. 

SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM FAMILY PROGRAM: UP, UP, UP SKYSCRAPER!

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place, New York

Young learners will be introduced to the basics of skyscraper construction through a group reading of Anastasia Suen’s picture book Up Up! Up! Skyscraper. Inspired by the read-aloud and the models and photos in the gallery, young architects will design their own skyscrapers. Maybe one day their designs will make it to the construction site! All Ages.

MARDI GRAS PARKHOUSE FLOAT

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

Stop by for a special “Yardi-Gras” moment right in our very own backyard! BPCA staff will celebrate Fat Tuesday by transforming the Rockefeller Park House into a New Orleans style “House Float” celebrating the biodiversity of Battery Park City. Art project, music, and a festive atmosphere provided.

SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM FAMILY PROGRAM: NEXT STOP, NEW YORK CITY!

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place, New York

How do you get around your neighborhood? Young learners will be introduced to the many different modes of transportation available in large cities today, including trains, buses, ferries, and bikes. Through a read-aloud of Christopher Niemann's picture book Subway, kids will learn about one special form of New York City transit, the subway! Afterwards, we will talk about our favorite way to get around the city and make drawings of subway art. All Ages.

CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: OUTDOOR ED-VENTURES – MEET AN URBAN NATURALIST

The Real World

CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: In celebration of Women’s History Month, join outdoor educators Julie Flores and Marieke Bender for a nature walk through Rockefeller Park. This women-led duo will present their unique take on environmental education and active conservation, striving to make the natural world more accessible and to encourage all to discover the great outdoors. Click into the event to RSVP.

SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM FAMILY PROGRAM: SKYSCRAPER MONOPOLY

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place, New York

The sky’s the limit in our board game, Skyscraper Monopoly! We'll use the space of the gallery as a big board game where kids can test their knowledge about big buildings and win points to climb their way to Monopoly mogul! As in the old-time game, kids will traveling around the board and answer questions to earn “purchase points,” competing to collect the most skyscrapers! Ages 6+. All Ages.

SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM FAMILY PROGRAM: ZAHA HADID – QUEEN OF THE CURVE

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place, New York

During her lifetime the Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid, who practiced in London, won many international awards and became the best-known female architect in the world. She designed distinctive free-form buildings from museums to skyscrapers that earned her the nickname "Queen of the curve!" Launching our Young Architects Series, we’ll learn about Zaha through the read-aloud of The World is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid by Jeanette Winter. Then using natural forms for inspiration we'll build a model without using any straight lines. Are you up for the challenge? All ages welcome.

SATURDAY FAMILY WORKSHOPS: S.T.E.A.M. DREAM

Rockefeller Park Basketball Court River Terrace & Murray Street, New York, NY

Kids are invited to pick up S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) at this special open air fair featuring quirky activities, a live performance from Mad Science, and beats by DJ Susan Z. Anthony. 

SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM FAMILY PROGRAM: SUPERTALL FORMS: INSPIRED BY NATURE!

The Skyscraper Museum 39 Battery Place, New York

Let’s get ready for Earth Day! Did you know that architects often design buildings inspired by nature? The China Resources Tower in Shenzhen, China is nicknamed “Spring Bamboo,” because it looks like a new shoot emerging from the ground. After a tour of the SUPERTALL exhibition, young architects will create their own skyscrapers designs using recycled materials. Ages 6+.

Can You Dig It?! Pop-up Afternoon in the Children’s Garden

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

In celebration of Earth Week, join us in the Children’s Garden for a fun educational afternoon of activities! Dig for worms, check out our cool microscope station, go on a bird walk, and enjoy this special place in BPC. Spring is a great time to observe what’s happening in the garden!