Friday Night for Teens

Friday Night for Teens is a free program, held on Friday May 29, 2015 and Friday June 5, 2015, that gives kids a safe space to have fun and hang out. From 7 to 9 pm Battery Park City Parks Conservancy’s events space, 6 River Terrace, will open so teens can drop by to play games like table tennis, foosball, super-sized Connect-4, board games, or just hang out. Parks Programming Leaders will be on hand to help break the ice and make sure everyone has fun. There will be pizza, snacks, a movie and lots of opportunities for selfies. Come by with your friends or come meet new ones! No parents allowed!

Memorial Day Weekend Sail-Abration

Come to Offshore Sailing School at North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place for a fun, exciting, amazing sailboat ride. One hour sailboat rides are just $35. Rides on Offshore Sailing School Colgate 26 sailboats go out on the hour 9am to 6pm - Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, May 22-25. Drawings held at noon and 4pm on the Offshore Sailing School dock each day. You do not have to be present to win!

Enter the Drawing for a Chance to Win

    • Free KidsSail 5 Half-Day Program
    • Free 2-Hour Sailing Lesson
    • Free 3-Day Learn to Sail Course

From our friends at North Cove Sailing School & Offshore Sailing




Cuban Family Dance

As the new chapter in Cuba-US relations unfolds, celebrate the cultural impact that Cuban music and dance has had on New York.  “Pepito” Gomez performs music that encompasses the history of his native Cuba, from the son and rumba of the Buena Vista Social Club era, to the modern sounds of timba, a very danceable, post-salsa, high-energy style. For 20 years he has been astonishing worldwide audiences, with his strong, beautiful tenor voice.

Move, shake and get into the rhythm with this free all-ages community dance.  Fuákata Cuban Salsa NY will both perform for, and instruct, attendees so there should be no worries about knowing the steps. They will perform salsa and Rueda de Casino, a visually spectacular dance combination which involves the constant movement of partners. After their performance everyone will be invited to get up and dance!

Play at the Park House

Drop by the Rockefeller Park House and have fun playing in the park! Adults and children can borrow toys and play equipment to use free of charge. Smaller kids can let their imaginations go wild with the play kitchen and pretend food or invent a game with hula hoops, bouncy balls and blocks. There are many fun kids’ books available for those who wish to sit on the grass and enjoy a quiet read. Older children, teens and adults can play billiards, Ping-Pong, Chess or Scrabble. Stop in and challenge your friends to a game of knock-hockey, basketball, or backgammon!

Spring Break Dodgeball Tournament

Test your mettle, your speed and your agility against your opponents’ barrage. Move fast or be last! Will you have what it takes to be the last one standing?

You don’t need a team to participate; bring your friends or make new ones when you arrive! There will be two games going at once so everyone will get a chance to compete. Each round will be a lightning quick 3-5 minute contest. The team that wins two out of three rounds moves on to the next challenge. Play hard, have fun, and you might win free CCSHS day passes!

Free for members! Day Passes cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and youth.

All ages. Equipment provided.


Weather Update

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Since the kids are out school, the Battery Park City Ball Fields will open from today from 10am to 5pm and are a great place for the whole family to make snow angels, build snow men or have a friendly snow ball fight. The Community Center at Stuyvesant High School gyms will be open today from 3pm-9pm. The pool will be closed today, but it will be open tomorrow during regular hours.

We’ll be putting updates on our Twitter & Facebook pages throughout the coming days so be sure to check back in with us.

Come Out and Play!

Friday to Sunday, November 28th-30th.

Enjoy the Holiday weekend indoors and out in Battery Park City.  Lots of activities are available (free or moderately priced).  The BPC Ballfields are open for free play from 9AM to 6PM Friday through Sunday, The Community Center at Stuyvesant High School’s gyms and pool are open, the ice skating rink is waiting, and, of course enjoy the Esplanade for walking, running, biking and scooters. Oh, and don’t forget the great views!



Rockefeller Park House

Need something to do on Veteran’s Day? Come to the Rockefeller Park House.

Rent a variety of recreation supplies. Present photo ID to borrow toys, books, and games. Play pool, ping pong, and other games for all ages at the Park House.

Also, the Battery Park City Ballfields are open from 11-3pm for free play.

Stories for All Ages - Just a Little Scary

Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 11am.

Using all of her performance skills, and an ever present spirit of playfulness, master storyteller Julie Pasqual brings you “Just a Little Scary;” exciting stories that make you wiggle, squiggle, and shout with fright and delight, just in time for Halloween. This all-ages event is free.