BLITZ CHESS

Rockefeller Park New York

A lunch time program for passersby to play a quick game of chess. Actually, not just chess...Blitz chess! Blitz chess is a form of speed chess played on a clock where each opponent gets 5 minutes. It is fast, furious and fun.

YOUNG SPROUTS GARDENING

Rockefeller Park New York

An introduction to organic gardening for children 3-5 years old with accompanying adults. Gardening is a great way to start your little one to care for and take care of the environment.

DROP-IN CHESS

Rockefeller Park New York

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

PARK PLAY (AGES 3-5)

Rockefeller Park New York

Kick start your afternoon with creative play and fun in the sun! Challenging games and drills for all levels. Skill-building sessions focused on balance, coordination, and awareness. Closed-toe shoes required.

GARDENING CLUB

Rockefeller Park New York

Discover the fun and rewards of planting flowers, vegetables and herbs- plus watering, weeding, and composting. Learn green practices first-hand, and join us as we celebrate the beauty of BPC’s unique urban environment. Fun nature studies, art projects and sign-making for the garden will augment the program. For children who love nature and like to get dirty! For ages 6-10.

ELEMENTS OF NATURE DRAWING

Wagner Park 20 Battery Place, New York

Wagner Park, with its amazing gardens and views of the Hudson River and New York Bay, is the perfect setting to practice your art. Participants are expected to bring their own drawing and painting supplies, including drawing boards and containers of water if they are planning to paint. BPCA will supply drawing paper and watercolor paper only.

WEDNESDAY ART IN TEARDROP

Teardrop Park

Get creative after-school in this fantastic BPC park where spring is magical. Pick up a “kit bag” with instructions for the day’s project.

FAMILY FUN HOUR

Rockefeller Park New York

Celebrate fall with art and nature activities.

TAI CHI

Esplanade Plaza South End Ave. & Liberty Street, New York

Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures.

BLITZ CHESS

Rockefeller Park New York

A lunch time program for passersby to play a quick game of chess. Actually, not just chess...Blitz chess! Blitz chess is a form of speed chess played on a clock where each opponent gets 5 minutes. It is fast, furious and fun.