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    • 09/19
    • comedyCommunityentertainmentParks & Rec.
    • NY LAUGHS: LAUGHTER IN THE PARKS

    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    NY Laughs presents live stand-up comedy performances in NYC public spaces. This Laughter in the Park line-up features comedian, producer, author, Emmy, WGA & Peabody Winner Josh Gondelman. Laughter enriches lives and can make the world a better place, so come laugh out loud with your fellow New Yorkers at this community building comedy event.

    • 09/20
    • AdultsClassesExerciseSeniors
    • SENIOR GROUP EXERCISE

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    Strengthen the whole body from warm-up to cool-down with a variety of fun exercises. The instructor will lead you in aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Come join for a fun workout in the fresh air! Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel, etc.

    • 09/20
    • Games & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • PARK PLAY (AGES 6+)

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    • 09/21
    • AdultsClassesExerciseSeniors
    • ADULT ZUMBA

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    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. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc.

    • 09/21
    • AdultsentertainmentNature
    • BLITZ CHESS

    • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    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.

    • 09/21
    • EducationKidsNature
    • YOUNG SPROUTS GARDENING

    • 2:15pm - 2:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:15pm - 2:45pm

    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.

    • 09/21
    • AdultsCommunityentertainmentKidsNature
    • DROP-IN CHESS

    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    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).

    • 09/21
    • CommunityGames & SportsKidsNature
    • PARK PLAY (AGES 3-5)

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    • 09/21
    • EnvironmentKidsNature
    • GARDENING CLUB

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    FREE PROGRAM: REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. 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, registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/22
    • entertainmentKids & FamilyMusic & Dance
    • KINDIE ROCK: LOU GALLO & THE VERY HUNGRY BAND

    • 10:30am - 11:15am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:30am - 11:15am

    Family music performers Lou Gallo & The Very Hungry Band lead families with little ones in a rocking sing-a-long!

    • 09/22
    • Art & CultureClassesEducationNature
    • ELEMENTS OF NATURE DRAWING

    • 11:00am - 12:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

    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.

    • 09/22
    • AdultsArt & CultureClassesSeniors
    • ART STUDIES & EXPLORATIONS

    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Location: South Cove
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Join us for a series of guided lessons led by an art instructor celebrating BPC's unique place for artistic experience. Themes include architectural forms, landscape and perspective, public art as inspiration and more. This adult program meets at South Cove and will include a short walk to site-specific locations for lessons. Paper, drawing boards, and stools provided. Please bring your own drawing/ painting media.

    • 09/22
    • CommunityentertainmentNature
    • WEDNESDAY ART IN TEARDROP

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Teardrop Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    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.

    • 09/22
    • AdultsClassesExerciseNature
    • SUNSET YOGA

    • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    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. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: yoga mat, water, weights, hand towel etc.

    • 09/23
    • Art & CultureKids & Family
    • PRESCHOOL ART

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    Enjoy some creative art-making with your young one while spending the morning in Rockefeller Park.

    • 09/23
    • Art & CultureKidsKids & FamilyNature
    • FAMILY FUN HOUR

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Celebrate fall with art and nature activities.

    • 09/23
    • AdultsArt & CultureEducationNatureSpecial EventTour
    • Borough of Manhattan Community College Student Docent Tours

    • 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Belvedere Plaza & Esplanade at Albany Street
    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    In conjunction with Interventions at Shirley Fiterman Art Center, join us for brief public art tours of Mildred Howard’s The House That Will Not Pass For Any Color Than Its Own and Ned Smyth’s The Upper Room offered by student docents from Borough of Manhattan Community College. Tours will be available at both artworks on select Thursdays and Saturdays through the fall. This event is free to the public. Presented by the Borough of Manhattan Community College in partnership with Battery Park City Authority

    • 09/23
    • Art & CultureentertainmentMusic & DanceSpecial Event
    • INTERLUDES: CUARTETO GUATACA

    • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Belvedere Plaza & Esplanade at Albany Street
    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Guataca means “play by ear” in Caribbean slang, which captures the essence of this sensational quartet. Based in NYC, Cuarteto Guataca plays Salsa and Són Monuno classics straight from the heart. No dance experience necessary to join in on this upbeat and irresistible Latin tradition with an important history in New York City.

    • 09/24
    • ClassesCommunityExerciseNature
    • TAI CHI

    • 8:30am - 9:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Esplanade Plaza
    Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

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

    • 09/24
    • AdultsArt & CultureCommunityEducation
    • Kamau Ware & Risë Wilson: On Art, History, and Public Space

    • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Belvedere Plaza
    Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Art leaders Kamau Ware and Risë Wilson will discuss public art as an avenue for discovering and revealing untold histories. Multidimensional artist and historian Kamau Ware is Founder of Black Gotham Experience (BGX), an immersive multimedia project that reimagines the spaces directly impacted by the African Diaspora as human stories, Ware has become a voice to fill the visual abyss of Black New York history with research and illuminating creativity. Risë Wilson founded The Laundromat Project in 1999, an award-winning organization that connects artists and communities of color to their capacity to envision the world in which we all want to live, and the skills sets to make it so. Her twenty-year tenure in arts and culture has spanned philanthropic practice, strategic planning, artist development, and public engagement. Risë’s work in all its forms is preoccupied with dislodging herself from the bear-traps of oppression to help her kinfolk do the same. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Interventions---Mildred Howard: In the Line of Fire and Ned Smyth: Moments of Matter and Life, free and on view at Shirley Fiterman Art Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, a BPCA partnership.

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureCommunity
    • DRAWING IN THE PARK

    • 10:00am - 11:30am

    Cancelled

    Location: South Cove
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

    South Cove is a special place in spring, and what better time than Saturday mornings 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.

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureCommunityEducationEnvironmentKidsKids & FamilyMusic & DanceNatureParks & Rec.Special Event
    • MIGRATION CELEBRATION

    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: South Cove
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us at the annual fall celebration of all creatures that migrate through and by Battery Park City. Participants will make their way through a variety of interactive “welcome stations” consisting of art making, nature activities, storytelling with Freestyle Repertory Theatre, plus live performances by Villalobos Bros. 2, 2:45 & 3:45PM: MUSIC PERFORMANCES  2-4 PM: WELCOME STATIONS 2:30, 3 & 3:30PM:  STORYTELLING

    • 09/27
    • AdultsClassesExerciseSeniors
    • SENIOR GROUP EXERCISE

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    Strengthen the whole body from warm-up to cool-down with a variety of fun exercises. The instructor will lead you in aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Come join for a fun workout in the fresh air! Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel, etc.

    • 09/27
    • Games & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • PARK PLAY (AGES 6+)

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    • 09/28
    • AdultsClassesExerciseSeniors
    • ADULT ZUMBA

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    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. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc.

    • 09/28
    • AdultsentertainmentNature
    • BLITZ CHESS

    • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    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.

    • 09/28
    • EducationKidsNature
    • YOUNG SPROUTS GARDENING

    • 2:15pm - 2:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:15pm - 2:45pm

    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.

    • 09/28
    • AdultsCommunityentertainmentKidsNature
    • DROP-IN CHESS

    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    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).

    • 09/28
    • CommunityGames & SportsKidsNature
    • PARK PLAY (AGES 3-5)

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    • 09/28
    • EnvironmentKidsNature
    • GARDENING CLUB

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    FREE PROGRAM: REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. 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, registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/19
    • comedyCommunityentertainmentParks & Rec.
    • NY LAUGHS: LAUGHTER IN THE PARKS

    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    NY Laughs presents live stand-up comedy performances in NYC public spaces. This Laughter in the Park line-up features comedian, producer, author, Emmy, WGA & Peabody Winner Josh Gondelman. Laughter enriches lives and can make the world a better place, so come laugh out loud with your fellow New Yorkers at this community building comedy event.

    • 09/20
    • AdultsClassesExerciseSeniors
    • SENIOR GROUP EXERCISE

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    Strengthen the whole body from warm-up to cool-down with a variety of fun exercises. The instructor will lead you in aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Come join for a fun workout in the fresh air! Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel, etc.

    • 09/20
    • Games & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • PARK PLAY (AGES 6+)

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    • 09/21
    • AdultsClassesExerciseSeniors
    • ADULT ZUMBA

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    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. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc.

    • 09/21
    • AdultsentertainmentNature
    • BLITZ CHESS

    • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    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.

    • 09/21
    • EducationKidsNature
    • YOUNG SPROUTS GARDENING

    • 2:15pm - 2:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:15pm - 2:45pm

    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.

    • 09/21
    • AdultsCommunityentertainmentKidsNature
    • DROP-IN CHESS

    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    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).

    • 09/21
    • CommunityGames & SportsKidsNature
    • PARK PLAY (AGES 3-5)

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    • 09/21
    • EnvironmentKidsNature
    • GARDENING CLUB

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    FREE PROGRAM: REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. 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, registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/22
    • entertainmentKids & FamilyMusic & Dance
    • KINDIE ROCK: LOU GALLO & THE VERY HUNGRY BAND

    • 10:30am - 11:15am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:30am - 11:15am

    Family music performers Lou Gallo & The Very Hungry Band lead families with little ones in a rocking sing-a-long!

    • 09/22
    • Art & CultureClassesEducationNature
    • ELEMENTS OF NATURE DRAWING

    • 11:00am - 12:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

    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.

    • 09/22
    • AdultsArt & CultureClassesSeniors
    • ART STUDIES & EXPLORATIONS

    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Location: South Cove
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Join us for a series of guided lessons led by an art instructor celebrating BPC's unique place for artistic experience. Themes include architectural forms, landscape and perspective, public art as inspiration and more. This adult program meets at South Cove and will include a short walk to site-specific locations for lessons. Paper, drawing boards, and stools provided. Please bring your own drawing/ painting media.

    • 09/22
    • CommunityentertainmentNature
    • WEDNESDAY ART IN TEARDROP

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Teardrop Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    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.

    • 09/22
    • AdultsClassesExerciseNature
    • SUNSET YOGA

    • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    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. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: yoga mat, water, weights, hand towel etc.

    • 09/23
    • Art & CultureKids & Family
    • PRESCHOOL ART

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    Enjoy some creative art-making with your young one while spending the morning in Rockefeller Park.

    • 09/23
    • Art & CultureKidsKids & FamilyNature
    • FAMILY FUN HOUR

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Celebrate fall with art and nature activities.

    • 09/23
    • AdultsArt & CultureEducationNatureSpecial EventTour
    • Borough of Manhattan Community College Student Docent Tours

    • 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Belvedere Plaza & Esplanade at Albany Street
    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    In conjunction with Interventions at Shirley Fiterman Art Center, join us for brief public art tours of Mildred Howard’s The House That Will Not Pass For Any Color Than Its Own and Ned Smyth’s The Upper Room offered by student docents from Borough of Manhattan Community College. Tours will be available at both artworks on select Thursdays and Saturdays through the fall. This event is free to the public. Presented by the Borough of Manhattan Community College in partnership with Battery Park City Authority

    • 09/23
    • Art & CultureentertainmentMusic & DanceSpecial Event
    • INTERLUDES: CUARTETO GUATACA

    • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Belvedere Plaza & Esplanade at Albany Street
    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Guataca means “play by ear” in Caribbean slang, which captures the essence of this sensational quartet. Based in NYC, Cuarteto Guataca plays Salsa and Són Monuno classics straight from the heart. No dance experience necessary to join in on this upbeat and irresistible Latin tradition with an important history in New York City.

    • 09/24
    • ClassesCommunityExerciseNature
    • TAI CHI

    • 8:30am - 9:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Esplanade Plaza
    Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

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

    • 09/24
    • AdultsArt & CultureCommunityEducation
    • Kamau Ware & Risë Wilson: On Art, History, and Public Space

    • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Belvedere Plaza
    Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Art leaders Kamau Ware and Risë Wilson will discuss public art as an avenue for discovering and revealing untold histories. Multidimensional artist and historian Kamau Ware is Founder of Black Gotham Experience (BGX), an immersive multimedia project that reimagines the spaces directly impacted by the African Diaspora as human stories, Ware has become a voice to fill the visual abyss of Black New York history with research and illuminating creativity. Risë Wilson founded The Laundromat Project in 1999, an award-winning organization that connects artists and communities of color to their capacity to envision the world in which we all want to live, and the skills sets to make it so. Her twenty-year tenure in arts and culture has spanned philanthropic practice, strategic planning, artist development, and public engagement. Risë’s work in all its forms is preoccupied with dislodging herself from the bear-traps of oppression to help her kinfolk do the same. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Interventions---Mildred Howard: In the Line of Fire and Ned Smyth: Moments of Matter and Life, free and on view at Shirley Fiterman Art Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, a BPCA partnership.

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureCommunity
    • DRAWING IN THE PARK

    • 10:00am - 11:30am

    Cancelled

    Location: South Cove
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

    South Cove is a special place in spring, and what better time than Saturday mornings 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.

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureCommunityEducationEnvironmentKidsKids & FamilyMusic & DanceNatureParks & Rec.Special Event
    • MIGRATION CELEBRATION

    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: South Cove
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us at the annual fall celebration of all creatures that migrate through and by Battery Park City. Participants will make their way through a variety of interactive “welcome stations” consisting of art making, nature activities, storytelling with Freestyle Repertory Theatre, plus live performances by Villalobos Bros. 2, 2:45 & 3:45PM: MUSIC PERFORMANCES  2-4 PM: WELCOME STATIONS 2:30, 3 & 3:30PM:  STORYTELLING

    • 09/27
    • AdultsClassesExerciseSeniors
    • SENIOR GROUP EXERCISE

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    Strengthen the whole body from warm-up to cool-down with a variety of fun exercises. The instructor will lead you in aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Come join for a fun workout in the fresh air! Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel, etc.

    • 09/27
    • Games & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • PARK PLAY (AGES 6+)

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    • 09/28
    • AdultsClassesExerciseSeniors
    • ADULT ZUMBA

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    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. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc.

    • 09/28
    • AdultsentertainmentNature
    • BLITZ CHESS

    • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    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.

    • 09/28
    • EducationKidsNature
    • YOUNG SPROUTS GARDENING

    • 2:15pm - 2:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:15pm - 2:45pm

    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.

    • 09/28
    • AdultsCommunityentertainmentKidsNature
    • DROP-IN CHESS

    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    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).

    • 09/28
    • CommunityGames & SportsKidsNature
    • PARK PLAY (AGES 3-5)

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    • 09/28
    • EnvironmentKidsNature
    • GARDENING CLUB

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    FREE PROGRAM: REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. 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, registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/19
    • comedyCommunityentertainmentParks & Rec.
    • NY LAUGHS: LAUGHTER IN THE PARKS

    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    NY Laughs presents live stand-up comedy performances in NYC public spaces. This Laughter in the Park line-up features comedian, producer, author, Emmy, WGA & Peabody Winner Josh Gondelman. Laughter enriches lives and can make the world a better place, so come laugh out loud with your fellow New Yorkers at this community building comedy event.

    • 09/20
    • AdultsClassesExerciseSeniors
    • SENIOR GROUP EXERCISE

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    Strengthen the whole body from warm-up to cool-down with a variety of fun exercises. The instructor will lead you in aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Come join for a fun workout in the fresh air! Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel, etc.

    • 09/20
    • Games & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • PARK PLAY (AGES 6+)

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    • 09/21
    • AdultsClassesExerciseSeniors
    • ADULT ZUMBA

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    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. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc.

    • 09/21
    • AdultsentertainmentNature
    • BLITZ CHESS

    • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    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.

    • 09/21
    • EducationKidsNature
    • YOUNG SPROUTS GARDENING

    • 2:15pm - 2:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:15pm - 2:45pm

    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.

    • 09/21
    • AdultsCommunityentertainmentKidsNature
    • DROP-IN CHESS

    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    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).

    • 09/21
    • CommunityGames & SportsKidsNature
    • PARK PLAY (AGES 3-5)

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    • 09/21
    • EnvironmentKidsNature
    • GARDENING CLUB

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    FREE PROGRAM: REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. 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, registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 09/22
    • entertainmentKids & FamilyMusic & Dance
    • KINDIE ROCK: LOU GALLO & THE VERY HUNGRY BAND

    • 10:30am - 11:15am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:30am - 11:15am

    Family music performers Lou Gallo & The Very Hungry Band lead families with little ones in a rocking sing-a-long!

    • 09/22
    • Art & CultureClassesEducationNature
    • ELEMENTS OF NATURE DRAWING

    • 11:00am - 12:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

    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.

    • 09/22
    • AdultsArt & CultureClassesSeniors
    • ART STUDIES & EXPLORATIONS

    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Location: South Cove
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    Join us for a series of guided lessons led by an art instructor celebrating BPC's unique place for artistic experience. Themes include architectural forms, landscape and perspective, public art as inspiration and more. This adult program meets at South Cove and will include a short walk to site-specific locations for lessons. Paper, drawing boards, and stools provided. Please bring your own drawing/ painting media.

    • 09/22
    • CommunityentertainmentNature
    • WEDNESDAY ART IN TEARDROP

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Teardrop Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    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.

    • 09/22
    • AdultsClassesExerciseNature
    • SUNSET YOGA

    • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    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. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: yoga mat, water, weights, hand towel etc.

    • 09/23
    • Art & CultureKids & Family
    • PRESCHOOL ART

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    Enjoy some creative art-making with your young one while spending the morning in Rockefeller Park.

    • 09/23
    • Art & CultureKidsKids & FamilyNature
    • FAMILY FUN HOUR

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Celebrate fall with art and nature activities.

    • 09/23
    • AdultsArt & CultureEducationNatureSpecial EventTour
    • Borough of Manhattan Community College Student Docent Tours

    • 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Belvedere Plaza & Esplanade at Albany Street
    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    In conjunction with Interventions at Shirley Fiterman Art Center, join us for brief public art tours of Mildred Howard’s The House That Will Not Pass For Any Color Than Its Own and Ned Smyth’s The Upper Room offered by student docents from Borough of Manhattan Community College. Tours will be available at both artworks on select Thursdays and Saturdays through the fall. This event is free to the public. Presented by the Borough of Manhattan Community College in partnership with Battery Park City Authority

    • 09/23
    • Art & CultureentertainmentMusic & DanceSpecial Event
    • INTERLUDES: CUARTETO GUATACA

    • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Belvedere Plaza & Esplanade at Albany Street
    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Guataca means “play by ear” in Caribbean slang, which captures the essence of this sensational quartet. Based in NYC, Cuarteto Guataca plays Salsa and Són Monuno classics straight from the heart. No dance experience necessary to join in on this upbeat and irresistible Latin tradition with an important history in New York City.

    • 09/24
    • ClassesCommunityExerciseNature
    • TAI CHI

    • 8:30am - 9:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Esplanade Plaza
    Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

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

    • 09/24
    • AdultsArt & CultureCommunityEducation
    • Kamau Ware & Risë Wilson: On Art, History, and Public Space

    • 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Belvedere Plaza
    Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

    Art leaders Kamau Ware and Risë Wilson will discuss public art as an avenue for discovering and revealing untold histories. Multidimensional artist and historian Kamau Ware is Founder of Black Gotham Experience (BGX), an immersive multimedia project that reimagines the spaces directly impacted by the African Diaspora as human stories, Ware has become a voice to fill the visual abyss of Black New York history with research and illuminating creativity. Risë Wilson founded The Laundromat Project in 1999, an award-winning organization that connects artists and communities of color to their capacity to envision the world in which we all want to live, and the skills sets to make it so. Her twenty-year tenure in arts and culture has spanned philanthropic practice, strategic planning, artist development, and public engagement. Risë’s work in all its forms is preoccupied with dislodging herself from the bear-traps of oppression to help her kinfolk do the same. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Interventions---Mildred Howard: In the Line of Fire and Ned Smyth: Moments of Matter and Life, free and on view at Shirley Fiterman Art Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, a BPCA partnership.

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureCommunity
    • DRAWING IN THE PARK

    • 10:00am - 11:30am

    Cancelled

    Location: South Cove
    Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

    South Cove is a special place in spring, and what better time than Saturday mornings 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.

    • 09/25
    • Art & CultureCommunityEducationEnvironmentKidsKids & FamilyMusic & DanceNatureParks & Rec.Special Event
    • MIGRATION CELEBRATION

    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: South Cove
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Join us at the annual fall celebration of all creatures that migrate through and by Battery Park City. Participants will make their way through a variety of interactive “welcome stations” consisting of art making, nature activities, storytelling with Freestyle Repertory Theatre, plus live performances by Villalobos Bros. 2, 2:45 & 3:45PM: MUSIC PERFORMANCES  2-4 PM: WELCOME STATIONS 2:30, 3 & 3:30PM:  STORYTELLING

    • 09/27
    • AdultsClassesExerciseSeniors
    • SENIOR GROUP EXERCISE

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    Strengthen the whole body from warm-up to cool-down with a variety of fun exercises. The instructor will lead you in aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Come join for a fun workout in the fresh air! Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel, etc.

    • 09/27
    • Games & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • PARK PLAY (AGES 6+)

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    • 09/28
    • AdultsClassesExerciseSeniors
    • ADULT ZUMBA

    • 10:30am - 11:30am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza
    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

    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. Come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun. Participants are expected to bring their own equipment: weights, water bottle, hand towel etc.

    • 09/28
    • AdultsentertainmentNature
    • BLITZ CHESS

    • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    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.

    • 09/28
    • EducationKidsNature
    • YOUNG SPROUTS GARDENING

    • 2:15pm - 2:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:15pm - 2:45pm

    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.

    • 09/28
    • AdultsCommunityentertainmentKidsNature
    • DROP-IN CHESS

    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    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).

    • 09/28
    • CommunityGames & SportsKidsNature
    • PARK PLAY (AGES 3-5)

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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

    • 09/28
    • EnvironmentKidsNature
    • GARDENING CLUB

    • 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    FREE PROGRAM: REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. 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, registration@bpca.ny.gov