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ADULT ZUMBA

Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza

Exercise in disguise! Join in on the fun featuring easy-to-follow Latin dance choreography while working on your balance, coordination and range of motion. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.

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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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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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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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CHILDREN’S SOCCER (Ages 3-5)

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

Kickstart your afternoon with soccer! Practice the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, 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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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).

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CHILDREN’S SOCCER (Ages 6-10)

Rockefeller Park New York, NY

Kickstart your afternoon with soccer! Practice the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, 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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FIGURE AL FRESCO

Rector Park East Rector Place, New York, NY

This BPC park offers a unique setting to observe and sketch the human figure. Each week a model will strike short and long poses for participants to draw. An artist/educator will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Drawing materials provided, and artists are encouraged to bring their own favorite media.

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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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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. BPCA is proudly working with NYC Pickleball to offer beginner pickleball classes to the community. All equipment will be provided. Registration required, please email: registration@bpca.ny.gov