Flamenco Dance

The Flamenco dance and music that we experiences today are the result of the blending of many cultures in southern Spain over centuries. Let Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernandez guide you through the lightning-fast footwork of this traditional dance form.

Go Fish! featuring Tom Chapin & Friends

Join us on Saturday, October 17th for fishing and family fun. 

CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING 10am-2pm
Join BPCPC’s Master Anglers and drop a line for some of the 30-plus species of fish that live in New York Bay (the Hudson River’s estuary). During Go Fish!, barbless hooks minimize injuries to both fish and participants. fish are placed in saltwater tanks for observation and identification before being released back into the Hudson. Live demonstrations and displays teach fish anatomy and heighten awareness of the ecology, flourishing marine life and current state of good health of the Hudson River and its estuary. Rods, reels and bait are provided for those who don’t bring their own. 

ART PROJECTS 11am-2pm
Drop in on fish
-related art projects. 

BIRD WATCHING 11am
Search with an experienced birder for species that live in or migrate through BPC Parks. Binoculars available to borrow. 

FAMILY PERFORMANCE 12pm
Tom Chapin & Friends, along with special guests, The Chapin Sisters, play original and traditional folk favorites.

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Go Fish! featuring Shine & The Moonbeams

Join us on Saturday, October 3rd for fishing and family fun. 

CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING NG 10am-2pm Join BPCPC’s Master Anglers and drop a line for some of the 30-plus species of fish that live in New York Bay (the Hudson River’s estuary). During Go Fish!, barbless hooks minimize injuries to both fish and participants. Fish are placed in saltwater tanks for observation and identification before being released back into the Hudson. Live demonstrations and displays teach fish anatomy and heighten awareness of the ecology, flourishing marine life and current state of good health of the Hudson River and its estuary. Rods, reels and bait are provided for those who don’t bring their own. 

ART PROJECTS 11am-2pm Learn about the public art in Wagner Park and participate in an art-making workshop. Create your own sound-making instrument with recycled materials.

BIRD WATCHING 11am Search with an experienced birder for species that live in or migrate through BPC Parks. Binoculars available to borrow. 

FAMILY PERFORMANCE 12pm Shine & the Moonbeams create a soulful musical extravaganza that captures the sweetness, uncertainty and simplicity of youth.

Go Fish! featuring Arm of the Sea Theater

Join us on Saturday, September 19th for fishing and family fun. 

CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING 10am-2pm
Join BPCPC’s Master Anglers and drop a line for some of the 30-plus species of fish that live in New York Bay (the Hudson River’s estuary). During Go Fish, barbless hooks minimize injuries to both fish and participants. Fish are placed in saltwater tanks for observation and identification before being released back into the Hudson. Live demonstrations and displays teach fish anatomy and heighten awareness of the ecology, flourishing marine life and current state of good health of the Hudson River and its estuary. Rods, reels and bait are provided for those who don’t bring their own.

ART PROJECTS 11am-2pm
Drop in on fish-
related art projects. 

BIRD WATCHING 11am
Search with an experienced birder for species that live in or migrate through BPC Parks. Binoculars available to borrow. 

FAMILY PERFORMANCE 12pm
Arm of the Sea Theater perform their newest production, Hook, Line & Sinker, with larger-than-life puppets, live music and special effects revealing the Hudson River’s complexities.

It’s Turtle Day too!

For more information on Arm of the Sea Theater, please visit their website or Facebook page.

 

River & Blues featuring Henry Butler & Friends

Enjoy a summer evening listening to the blues while the sun sets over the Hudson River. Bring a picnic and your friends!

Playing gutbucket blues or uptown jazz, he has been described as the greatest living proponent of the classic New Orleans piano tradition. Butler’s knowledge and mastery of 20th century piano music is encyclopedic. He can throw baroque flourishes into New Orleans rhythm & blues, add boogie woogie trills to classical ragtime, or play gospel standards with free jazz dissonances and abstractions.

Butler’s sound has been influenced by his childhood in New Orleans; by studying with Alvin Batiste, Sir Roland Hanna, Professor Longhair, and James Booker, among others; and by formal music education at Louisiana School for the Blind, Southern University, and Baton Rouge. Butler has the musical fluency and inspiration to interpret almost any piece of music into his own unique creation.

The Taming of the Shrew

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy presents four exciting and interactive nights of theatre as the New York Classical Theatre performs Shakespeare’s comedy The Taming of the Shrew in Teardrop Park.

New York Classical Theatre specializes in outdoor panoramic performances of classic plays. Each performance is adapted to work in harmony with the public venue in which it is staged. The audience becomes active spectators and part of the movement of the production, much like another cast member. The performers will use the magical landscape of Teardrop Park as their scenery, moving from place to place for different scenes and allowing the landscape to influence the pacing and flow of the drama. The production’s movement and lively pacing are sure to enthrall audience members of all ages, especially younger ones who will find this a joyful introduction to theater.

Teardrop Park was designed to give visitors the feeling of walking through the natural landscape of the Catskill Mountains. Its rock formations, lush vegetation and meandering pathways provide a uniquely dramatic urban park experience.

Founded in 2000, the New York Classical Theatre has performed to over 150,000 people in venues including Central Park and Governor’s Island.The New York Times said “the theatre treats Shakespeare as a movable feast…it is a joy to see Shakespeare amid the grass and trees.”

Walk & Talk: The History of Pier A

Extending 300 feet into New York Harbor and featuring a 70-foot clock tower, Pier A is New York City’s last remaining historic pier and its latest revival story. On Sunday, June 28, 2015 the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy will host a free tour of this beautifully restored site. The discussion will be led by BPCA Vice President of Real Property Gwen Dawson who will explain the history of Pier A and tell the story of its recent renovation and re-imaging as a public space.

The pier was constructed from 1884 to 1886 by the city’s Department of Docks for its use and that of the Police Department harbor patrol. Used by both until the 1950’s, the pier also was home to the New York Fire Department’s marine division until 1992, when the Pier was left vacant in anticipation of development into a public space. This renovation was delayed for many years, until the BPCA took on the project in 2008, and opened it to the public in late 2014.

Taking the pier from an abandoned structure to a three-story, flood-prepared building with beautifully-designed bars and restaurants as well as a visitor’s center and a public promenade was no easy task, and Gwen Dawson, the BPCA Vice President of Real Property will discuss the unique challenges in this conversion.

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