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ELEMENTS OF NATURE DRAWING

Wagner Park 20 Battery 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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WEDNESDAY ART IN TEARDROP

Teardrop Park

Explore the unique environment of Teardrop Park while creating dynamic art. Art teachers lead individual and group projects using clay, collage, paint and more. Referencing our Zero Waste Initiative, projects with a focus on recycled, upcycled, and reused materials will inspire artists to care for our world in creative ways! Art supplies provided. Dress for a mess! For ages 5 and up. 

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THURSDAY ART IN ROCKEFELLER

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

Let your inner artist shine! Join other school-age children for art by the Park House. Art teachers lead individual and group projects using clay, collage, paint and more. Referencing our Zero Waste Initiative, projects with a focus on recycled, upcycled, and reused materials will inspire artists to care for our world in creative ways! Art supplies provided. Dress for a mess! For ages 5 and up. 

SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM WALKING TOURS: THE COMMERCIAL CORE

The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place 230 Vesey Street, New York, NY

This tour focuses on the commercial core with its 1980s skyscrapers of the original World Financial Center (now Brookfield Place) designed by architect Cesar Pelli, as well as the expansive North Cove Marina and its public realm. This walk investigates how the planning concept of public-private partnership was both the principle and economic engine of the Battery Park City project and how the goals of opening the waterfront to public access and recreation were realized over three decades.

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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.

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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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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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YOUNG SPROUTS GARDENING

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

A wonderful opportunity for little gardeners and their accompanying adults to get a bug's-eye-view of the world! Join us as we read stories about the life within our garden beds and then head into the Children’s Garden to water, dig, and admire the plants and flowers all around us! Together, we will observe the changing seasons and learn about the pollinators and other insects who help our plants thrive. Gardening is a great introduction to teaching us how to care for the environment.

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CHILDREN’S GARDENING CLUB

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

Discover the fun and rewards of tending a garden. Plant annuals and native perennials, and take part in watering, weeding, composting, and other green gardening practices. Learn how our resilient garden provides food for pollinating insects and birds. Fun nature studies and art projects will augment the program. For children who love nature and like to get dirty! Ages 6-10, registration required, please email: registration@bpca.ny.gov

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ELEMENTS OF NATURE DRAWING

Wagner Park 20 Battery 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.