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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 ULTIMATE FRISBEE (Ages 3-5)

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

Kickstart your afternoon with Ultimate Frisbee! Practice the basics of passing, receiving, and game strategy with fun and challenging exercises and drills for all levels. Meet new friends while engaging in skill-building sessions focused on balance, coordination, movement and awareness. Closed-toe shoes required.

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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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CHILDREN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE (Ages 6-10)

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

Kickstart your afternoon with Ultimate Frisbee! Practice the basics of passing, receiving, and game strategy with fun and challenging exercises and drills for all levels. Meet new friends while engaging in skill-building sessions focused on balance, coordination, movement and awareness. Closed-toe shoes required. 

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KINDIE ROCK

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

Our fantastic roster of Stories & Songs performers lead families with little ones in rocking sing-a-longs!

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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.

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PICK UP PICKLEBALL

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

An exciting fusion of badminton and tennis, pickleball has been proven to strengthen muscles, boost cardiovascular health, and enhance brain function. On select Thursdays the net at Esplanade Plaza will be lowered to allow for pickleball games, on a first come first serve basis. Permits are also available at bpca.ny.gov.

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PRESCHOOL ART

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

Very young artists are introduced to paper, clay, paint and everyday recyclable materials, transforming them into masterpieces of creativity and delight. Age appropriate projects presented by an art teacher. Materials provided. Dress for a mess!

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TAI CHI

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

Improve balance, strength and focus through gentle exercises. The sights and sounds of the river provide a serene background for the ancient flowing postures. An ideal choice for participants of all ages. No program 5/27, 7/1, 9/2, and 10/7