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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.

SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE

6 River Terrace 6 River Terrace, New York

Help replenish dwindling supplies in the tri-state area. The whole process takes less than an hour and one donation can save multiple lives! Sign up today at: nybloodcenter.org

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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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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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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. 

INTERLUDES: LADAMA

Belvedere Plaza BPC Esplanade & North End Ave, New York, NY

LADAMA has a sound hatched across continents and languages combining traditional and non-traditional instrumentation. This group of four dynamic women deliver a fresh take on Pan-American rhythms creating a unique blend of enthralling sounds and are rising stars on the Latin Alternative music scene.

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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

SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM WALKING TOURS: THE NORTH NEIGHBORHOOD

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

This tour covers the north residential neighborhood, which was developed in several phases, beginning with Stuyvesant High School at the northeast edge and the esplanade and Rockefeller Park along the Hudson. A diagonal avenue lined with apartment buildings creates one face of the neighborhood, while the inner courts of the large blocks are connected by the delightful Teardrop Park. We will also explore the history and design of the Irish Hunger Memorial completed in 2001, located two blocks from ground zero.

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SUNSET JAM ON THE HUDSON

Wagner Park 20 Battery Place, New York, NY

Rhythm and grooves fill the air at this Friday evening program. Follow the lead of professional drummers as they guide you through the pulsating beats of traditional African drumming techniques and methods. Drums provided, dancing welcome!