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    • 09/30
    • AdultsClassesParks & Rec.Seniors
    • 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. An ideal choice for participants of all ages. No program 5/27, 7/1, 9/2, and 10/7

    • 09/30
    • AdultsEducationEnvironmentNatureParks & Rec.Seniors
    • FALL BIRDWATCHING

    • 12:00pm - 12:50pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rector Park East
    Time: 12:00pm - 12:50pm

    What birds live in your backyard? Join us this fall migration season to find out! This series of birdwatching outings is fun for beginners, hobbyists, and lifelong birders alike. Together, we will explore the parks of BPC, and see what makes this spot a hang-out for urban birds and marvelous migrators! Binoculars and field guides provided, or bring your own.

    • 10/01
    • AdultsArt & CultureClassesNatureSeniors
    • DRAWING IN THE PARK - Cancelled

    • 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Cancelled

    Location: South Cove
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Due to inclement weather this program is cancelled. 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.

    • 10/01
    • AdultsArt & CultureEducationentertainmentEnvironmentKidsKids & FamilyNatureParks & Rec.Special Event
    • GO FISH! - Cancelled

    • 10:00am - 1:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Buy Tickets

    Due to inclement weather this program is cancelled.  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for one of BPCA’s most popular events highlighting the importance of stewardship and conservation of our local waters. The day features catch-and-release fishing with experienced anglers, an art project, and a nature walk with The Bee Conservancy. Our special guests, Teatro Sea will present The Galapagos Convention, a live play with puppetry. The bilingual educational theater creates works specifically designed to examine, challenge and create possible solutions for communities. 10AM-1PM: CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING 10:45AM: ART PROJECT 11AM: FAMILY THEATER PERFORMANCE 12:15PM: NATURE WALK Click HERE for more information

    • 10/03
    • AdultsExerciseNatureParks & Rec.Seniors
    • MORNING MEDITATION

    • 9:30am - 10:00am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Lily Pond
    Time: 9:30am - 10:00am

    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.

    • 10/03
    • AdultsExerciseSeniors
    • 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 various fun exercises. The instructor will lead you in rhythmic movement and aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Come join the group and workout to great music! No program on 5/30, 6/20, 7/4, 9/5, and 10/10.

    • 10/03
    • Art & CultureentertainmentKidsKids & FamilyNatureParks & Rec.
    • STORYTIME AT THE PARK HOUSE

    • 10:30am - 11:00am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 11:00am

    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 9/5, and 10/10.

    • 10/03
    • entertainmentExerciseGames & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S FLAG FOOTBALL (Ages 3-5)

    • 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    Kickstart your afternoon with flag football! 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. No program on 10/10.

    • 10/03
    • ClassesEducationEnvironmentKidsNatureParks & Rec.
    • JUNIOR ANGLERS CLUB

    • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 200 Rector Place
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    JUNIOR ANGLERS CLUB MONDAYS, SEP12-OCT24 FOR AGES 2ND-5TH GRADE 3:30-5PM, 200 RECTOR PLACE 6 SESSIONS, $90 REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. Explore the wondrous ecosystem of the Hudson River as young stewards of this valuable natural resource. Practice the skills required to operate a rod and reel and experience the thrill of catch-and-release fishing. Identify our native fish for data submission to research groups to help monitor the health of our local waters. Water testing and other fun projects will augment the study. Registration required, please email: registration@bpca.ny.gov No program on 10/10.

    • 10/03
    • ClassesentertainmentExerciseGames & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S FLAG FOOTBALL (Ages 6-10)

    • 3:45pm - 4:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:45pm - 4:30pm

    Kickstart your afternoon with flag football! 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. No program on 10/10.

    • 10/04
    • AdultsClassesExerciseMusic & DanceSeniors
    • 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. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.

    • 10/04
    • PLAYTIME AT THE PARK HOUSE

    • 10:30am - 12:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play outside the Park House. Developmentally appropriate toys and play equipment provided.

    • 10/04
    • AdultsentertainmentGames & SportsSeniors
    • BLITZ CHESS & BACKGAMMON

    • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

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

    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. 

    • 10/04
    • EnvironmentKids & FamilyNatureParks & Rec.
    • YOUNG SPROUTS GARDENING

    • 2:30pm - 3:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:30pm - 3:00pm

    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.

    • 10/04
    • CommunityentertainmentGames & SportsSeniors
    • SENIOR DROP-IN

    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 200 Rector Place
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    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.

    • 10/04
    • ClassesentertainmentExerciseGames & SportsKidsNatureParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE (Ages 3-5)

    • 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    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.

    • 10/04
    • ClassesKidsNatureParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S GARDENING CLUB

    • 3:15pm - 4:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm

    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! FOR AGES 6-10, SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration required, please email: registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 10/04
    • AdultsClassesentertainmentGames & SportsKidsKids & Family
    • DROP-IN CHESS

    • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    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).

    • 10/04
    • ClassesentertainmentExerciseGames & SportsKidsNatureParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE (Ages 6-10)

    • 3:45pm - 4:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:45pm - 4:30pm

    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. 

    • 10/05
    • AdultsArt & CultureClassesSeniors
    • FIGURE AL FRESCO

    • 10:00am - 12:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rector Park East
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    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.

    • 10/05
    • Art & CultureCommunityentertainmentEnvironmentKids & FamilyMusic & DanceNatureParks & Rec.
    • KINDIE ROCK

    • 10:30am - 11:15am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 11:15am

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

    • 10/05
    • CommunityentertainmentGames & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • PLAY OFFS

    • 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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    Children ages 6-10, are invited to play in pop-up clinics on select days off from school this fall. Join BPCA coaches for a skills session ending in a scrimmage open to all levels. Our regular afterschool programs will follow.

    MONDAY, SEP26 - KICKBALL

    WEDNESDAY, OCT05 - BASEBALL

    TUESDAY, NOV08 - DODGEBALL

    Click HERE to RSVP

    • 10/05
    • AdultsArt & CultureClassesEnvironmentNatureParks & Rec.Seniors
    • ELEMENTS OF NATURE DRAWING

    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rector Park East
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    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.

    • 10/05
    • Art & CultureClassesKidsKids & FamilyNature
    • WEDNESDAY ART IN TEARDROP

    • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Teardrop Park
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    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. 

    • 10/06
    • AdultsentertainmentExerciseGames & SportsParks & Rec.Seniors
    • PICK UP PICKLEBALL

    • 9:00am - 9:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Esplanade Plaza
    Time: 9:00am - 9:00pm

    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.

    • 10/06
    • Art & CultureClassesKids & FamilyParks & Rec.
    • PRESCHOOL ART

    • 10:30am - 12:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

    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!

    • 10/06
    • Art & CultureClassesKidsKids & FamilyNature
    • THURSDAY ART IN ROCKEFELLER

    • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    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. 

    • 10/06
    • AdultsArt & CultureentertainmentKids & FamilyMusic & DanceParks & Rec.Special Event
    • INTERLUDES: LADIES OF HIP-HOP

    • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Location: Belvedere Plaza
    Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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    Ladies of Hip-Hop is a nonprofit organization that provides artistic opportunities for girls & women in Hip-Hop culture. Fresh from the annual LoHH Festival, the ladies will present vignettes from their latest projects showcasing their signature fresh, dynamic and powerful take on hip-hop. Click HERE for more information.

    • 10/11
    • AdultsClassesExerciseMusic & DanceSeniors
    • 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. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.

    • 10/11
    • PLAYTIME AT THE PARK HOUSE

    • 10:30am - 12:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play outside the Park House. Developmentally appropriate toys and play equipment provided.

    • 09/30
    • AdultsClassesParks & Rec.Seniors
    • 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. An ideal choice for participants of all ages. No program 5/27, 7/1, 9/2, and 10/7

    • 09/30
    • AdultsEducationEnvironmentNatureParks & Rec.Seniors
    • FALL BIRDWATCHING

    • 12:00pm - 12:50pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rector Park East
    Time: 12:00pm - 12:50pm

    What birds live in your backyard? Join us this fall migration season to find out! This series of birdwatching outings is fun for beginners, hobbyists, and lifelong birders alike. Together, we will explore the parks of BPC, and see what makes this spot a hang-out for urban birds and marvelous migrators! Binoculars and field guides provided, or bring your own.

    • 10/01
    • AdultsArt & CultureClassesNatureSeniors
    • DRAWING IN THE PARK - Cancelled

    • 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Cancelled

    Location: South Cove
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Due to inclement weather this program is cancelled. 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.

    • 10/01
    • AdultsArt & CultureEducationentertainmentEnvironmentKidsKids & FamilyNatureParks & Rec.Special Event
    • GO FISH! - Cancelled

    • 10:00am - 1:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Buy Tickets

    Due to inclement weather this program is cancelled.  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for one of BPCA’s most popular events highlighting the importance of stewardship and conservation of our local waters. The day features catch-and-release fishing with experienced anglers, an art project, and a nature walk with The Bee Conservancy. Our special guests, Teatro Sea will present The Galapagos Convention, a live play with puppetry. The bilingual educational theater creates works specifically designed to examine, challenge and create possible solutions for communities. 10AM-1PM: CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING 10:45AM: ART PROJECT 11AM: FAMILY THEATER PERFORMANCE 12:15PM: NATURE WALK Click HERE for more information

    • 10/03
    • AdultsExerciseNatureParks & Rec.Seniors
    • MORNING MEDITATION

    • 9:30am - 10:00am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Lily Pond
    Time: 9:30am - 10:00am

    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.

    • 10/03
    • AdultsExerciseSeniors
    • 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 various fun exercises. The instructor will lead you in rhythmic movement and aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Come join the group and workout to great music! No program on 5/30, 6/20, 7/4, 9/5, and 10/10.

    • 10/03
    • Art & CultureentertainmentKidsKids & FamilyNatureParks & Rec.
    • STORYTIME AT THE PARK HOUSE

    • 10:30am - 11:00am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 11:00am

    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 9/5, and 10/10.

    • 10/03
    • entertainmentExerciseGames & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S FLAG FOOTBALL (Ages 3-5)

    • 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    Kickstart your afternoon with flag football! 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. No program on 10/10.

    • 10/03
    • ClassesEducationEnvironmentKidsNatureParks & Rec.
    • JUNIOR ANGLERS CLUB

    • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 200 Rector Place
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    JUNIOR ANGLERS CLUB MONDAYS, SEP12-OCT24 FOR AGES 2ND-5TH GRADE 3:30-5PM, 200 RECTOR PLACE 6 SESSIONS, $90 REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. Explore the wondrous ecosystem of the Hudson River as young stewards of this valuable natural resource. Practice the skills required to operate a rod and reel and experience the thrill of catch-and-release fishing. Identify our native fish for data submission to research groups to help monitor the health of our local waters. Water testing and other fun projects will augment the study. Registration required, please email: registration@bpca.ny.gov No program on 10/10.

    • 10/03
    • ClassesentertainmentExerciseGames & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S FLAG FOOTBALL (Ages 6-10)

    • 3:45pm - 4:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:45pm - 4:30pm

    Kickstart your afternoon with flag football! 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. No program on 10/10.

    • 10/04
    • AdultsClassesExerciseMusic & DanceSeniors
    • 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. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.

    • 10/04
    • PLAYTIME AT THE PARK HOUSE

    • 10:30am - 12:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play outside the Park House. Developmentally appropriate toys and play equipment provided.

    • 10/04
    • AdultsentertainmentGames & SportsSeniors
    • BLITZ CHESS & BACKGAMMON

    • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

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

    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. 

    • 10/04
    • EnvironmentKids & FamilyNatureParks & Rec.
    • YOUNG SPROUTS GARDENING

    • 2:30pm - 3:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:30pm - 3:00pm

    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.

    • 10/04
    • CommunityentertainmentGames & SportsSeniors
    • SENIOR DROP-IN

    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 200 Rector Place
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    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.

    • 10/04
    • ClassesentertainmentExerciseGames & SportsKidsNatureParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE (Ages 3-5)

    • 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    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.

    • 10/04
    • ClassesKidsNatureParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S GARDENING CLUB

    • 3:15pm - 4:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm

    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! FOR AGES 6-10, SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration required, please email: registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 10/04
    • AdultsClassesentertainmentGames & SportsKidsKids & Family
    • DROP-IN CHESS

    • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    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).

    • 10/04
    • ClassesentertainmentExerciseGames & SportsKidsNatureParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE (Ages 6-10)

    • 3:45pm - 4:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:45pm - 4:30pm

    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. 

    • 10/05
    • AdultsArt & CultureClassesSeniors
    • FIGURE AL FRESCO

    • 10:00am - 12:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rector Park East
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    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.

    • 10/05
    • Art & CultureCommunityentertainmentEnvironmentKids & FamilyMusic & DanceNatureParks & Rec.
    • KINDIE ROCK

    • 10:30am - 11:15am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 11:15am

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

    • 10/05
    • CommunityentertainmentGames & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • PLAY OFFS

    • 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Buy Tickets

    Children ages 6-10, are invited to play in pop-up clinics on select days off from school this fall. Join BPCA coaches for a skills session ending in a scrimmage open to all levels. Our regular afterschool programs will follow.

    MONDAY, SEP26 - KICKBALL

    WEDNESDAY, OCT05 - BASEBALL

    TUESDAY, NOV08 - DODGEBALL

    Click HERE to RSVP

    • 10/05
    • AdultsArt & CultureClassesEnvironmentNatureParks & Rec.Seniors
    • ELEMENTS OF NATURE DRAWING

    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rector Park East
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    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.

    • 10/05
    • Art & CultureClassesKidsKids & FamilyNature
    • WEDNESDAY ART IN TEARDROP

    • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Teardrop Park
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    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. 

    • 10/06
    • AdultsentertainmentExerciseGames & SportsParks & Rec.Seniors
    • PICK UP PICKLEBALL

    • 9:00am - 9:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Esplanade Plaza
    Time: 9:00am - 9:00pm

    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.

    • 10/06
    • Art & CultureClassesKids & FamilyParks & Rec.
    • PRESCHOOL ART

    • 10:30am - 12:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

    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!

    • 10/06
    • Art & CultureClassesKidsKids & FamilyNature
    • THURSDAY ART IN ROCKEFELLER

    • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    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. 

    • 10/06
    • AdultsArt & CultureentertainmentKids & FamilyMusic & DanceParks & Rec.Special Event
    • INTERLUDES: LADIES OF HIP-HOP

    • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Location: Belvedere Plaza
    Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Buy Tickets

    Ladies of Hip-Hop is a nonprofit organization that provides artistic opportunities for girls & women in Hip-Hop culture. Fresh from the annual LoHH Festival, the ladies will present vignettes from their latest projects showcasing their signature fresh, dynamic and powerful take on hip-hop. Click HERE for more information.

    • 10/11
    • AdultsClassesExerciseMusic & DanceSeniors
    • 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. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.

    • 10/11
    • PLAYTIME AT THE PARK HOUSE

    • 10:30am - 12:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play outside the Park House. Developmentally appropriate toys and play equipment provided.

    • 09/30
    • AdultsClassesParks & Rec.Seniors
    • 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. An ideal choice for participants of all ages. No program 5/27, 7/1, 9/2, and 10/7

    • 09/30
    • AdultsEducationEnvironmentNatureParks & Rec.Seniors
    • FALL BIRDWATCHING

    • 12:00pm - 12:50pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rector Park East
    Time: 12:00pm - 12:50pm

    What birds live in your backyard? Join us this fall migration season to find out! This series of birdwatching outings is fun for beginners, hobbyists, and lifelong birders alike. Together, we will explore the parks of BPC, and see what makes this spot a hang-out for urban birds and marvelous migrators! Binoculars and field guides provided, or bring your own.

    • 10/01
    • AdultsArt & CultureClassesNatureSeniors
    • DRAWING IN THE PARK - Cancelled

    • 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Cancelled

    Location: South Cove
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Due to inclement weather this program is cancelled. 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.

    • 10/01
    • AdultsArt & CultureEducationentertainmentEnvironmentKidsKids & FamilyNatureParks & Rec.Special Event
    • GO FISH! - Cancelled

    • 10:00am - 1:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Wagner Park
    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Buy Tickets

    Due to inclement weather this program is cancelled.  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us for one of BPCA’s most popular events highlighting the importance of stewardship and conservation of our local waters. The day features catch-and-release fishing with experienced anglers, an art project, and a nature walk with The Bee Conservancy. Our special guests, Teatro Sea will present The Galapagos Convention, a live play with puppetry. The bilingual educational theater creates works specifically designed to examine, challenge and create possible solutions for communities. 10AM-1PM: CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING 10:45AM: ART PROJECT 11AM: FAMILY THEATER PERFORMANCE 12:15PM: NATURE WALK Click HERE for more information

    • 10/03
    • AdultsExerciseNatureParks & Rec.Seniors
    • MORNING MEDITATION

    • 9:30am - 10:00am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Lily Pond
    Time: 9:30am - 10:00am

    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.

    • 10/03
    • AdultsExerciseSeniors
    • 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 various fun exercises. The instructor will lead you in rhythmic movement and aerobics, balance and coordination exercises, as well as strength training. Come join the group and workout to great music! No program on 5/30, 6/20, 7/4, 9/5, and 10/10.

    • 10/03
    • Art & CultureentertainmentKidsKids & FamilyNatureParks & Rec.
    • STORYTIME AT THE PARK HOUSE

    • 10:30am - 11:00am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 11:00am

    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 9/5, and 10/10.

    • 10/03
    • entertainmentExerciseGames & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S FLAG FOOTBALL (Ages 3-5)

    • 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    Kickstart your afternoon with flag football! 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. No program on 10/10.

    • 10/03
    • ClassesEducationEnvironmentKidsNatureParks & Rec.
    • JUNIOR ANGLERS CLUB

    • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 200 Rector Place
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    JUNIOR ANGLERS CLUB MONDAYS, SEP12-OCT24 FOR AGES 2ND-5TH GRADE 3:30-5PM, 200 RECTOR PLACE 6 SESSIONS, $90 REGISTRATION REQUIRED, SPACE IS LIMITED. Explore the wondrous ecosystem of the Hudson River as young stewards of this valuable natural resource. Practice the skills required to operate a rod and reel and experience the thrill of catch-and-release fishing. Identify our native fish for data submission to research groups to help monitor the health of our local waters. Water testing and other fun projects will augment the study. Registration required, please email: registration@bpca.ny.gov No program on 10/10.

    • 10/03
    • ClassesentertainmentExerciseGames & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S FLAG FOOTBALL (Ages 6-10)

    • 3:45pm - 4:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:45pm - 4:30pm

    Kickstart your afternoon with flag football! 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. No program on 10/10.

    • 10/04
    • AdultsClassesExerciseMusic & DanceSeniors
    • 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. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.

    • 10/04
    • PLAYTIME AT THE PARK HOUSE

    • 10:30am - 12:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play outside the Park House. Developmentally appropriate toys and play equipment provided.

    • 10/04
    • AdultsentertainmentGames & SportsSeniors
    • BLITZ CHESS & BACKGAMMON

    • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

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

    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. 

    • 10/04
    • EnvironmentKids & FamilyNatureParks & Rec.
    • YOUNG SPROUTS GARDENING

    • 2:30pm - 3:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 2:30pm - 3:00pm

    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.

    • 10/04
    • CommunityentertainmentGames & SportsSeniors
    • SENIOR DROP-IN

    • 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: 200 Rector Place
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm

    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.

    • 10/04
    • ClassesentertainmentExerciseGames & SportsKidsNatureParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE (Ages 3-5)

    • 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    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.

    • 10/04
    • ClassesKidsNatureParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S GARDENING CLUB

    • 3:15pm - 4:45pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:15pm - 4:45pm

    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! FOR AGES 6-10, SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration required, please email: registration@bpca.ny.gov

    • 10/04
    • AdultsClassesentertainmentGames & SportsKidsKids & Family
    • DROP-IN CHESS

    • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    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).

    • 10/04
    • ClassesentertainmentExerciseGames & SportsKidsNatureParks & Rec.
    • CHILDREN’S ULTIMATE FRISBEE (Ages 6-10)

    • 3:45pm - 4:30pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 3:45pm - 4:30pm

    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. 

    • 10/05
    • AdultsArt & CultureClassesSeniors
    • FIGURE AL FRESCO

    • 10:00am - 12:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rector Park East
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

    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.

    • 10/05
    • Art & CultureCommunityentertainmentEnvironmentKids & FamilyMusic & DanceNatureParks & Rec.
    • KINDIE ROCK

    • 10:30am - 11:15am

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 11:15am

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

    • 10/05
    • CommunityentertainmentGames & SportsKidsParks & Rec.
    • PLAY OFFS

    • 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Location: Rockefeller Park
    Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Buy Tickets

    Children ages 6-10, are invited to play in pop-up clinics on select days off from school this fall. Join BPCA coaches for a skills session ending in a scrimmage open to all levels. Our regular afterschool programs will follow.

    MONDAY, SEP26 - KICKBALL

    WEDNESDAY, OCT05 - BASEBALL

    TUESDAY, NOV08 - DODGEBALL

    Click HERE to RSVP

    • 10/05
    • AdultsArt & CultureClassesEnvironmentNatureParks & Rec.Seniors
    • ELEMENTS OF NATURE DRAWING

    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rector Park East
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    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.

    • 10/05
    • Art & CultureClassesKidsKids & FamilyNature
    • WEDNESDAY ART IN TEARDROP

    • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Teardrop Park
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    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. 

    • 10/06
    • AdultsentertainmentExerciseGames & SportsParks & Rec.Seniors
    • PICK UP PICKLEBALL

    • 9:00am - 9:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Esplanade Plaza
    Time: 9:00am - 9:00pm

    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.

    • 10/06
    • Art & CultureClassesKids & FamilyParks & Rec.
    • PRESCHOOL ART

    • 10:30am - 12:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

    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!

    • 10/06
    • Art & CultureClassesKidsKids & FamilyNature
    • THURSDAY ART IN ROCKEFELLER

    • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

    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. 

    • 10/06
    • AdultsArt & CultureentertainmentKids & FamilyMusic & DanceParks & Rec.Special Event
    • INTERLUDES: LADIES OF HIP-HOP

    • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Location: Belvedere Plaza
    Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Buy Tickets

    Ladies of Hip-Hop is a nonprofit organization that provides artistic opportunities for girls & women in Hip-Hop culture. Fresh from the annual LoHH Festival, the ladies will present vignettes from their latest projects showcasing their signature fresh, dynamic and powerful take on hip-hop. Click HERE for more information.

    • 10/11
    • AdultsClassesExerciseMusic & DanceSeniors
    • 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. Bring your friends and come prepared for enthusiastic instruction, a little strength training and a lot of fun.

    • 10/11
    • PLAYTIME AT THE PARK HOUSE

    • 10:30am - 12:00pm

    This event will occur as scheduled.

    Location: Rockefeller Park House
    Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Play is the cornerstone of early childhood development. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play outside the Park House. Developmentally appropriate toys and play equipment provided.