Go Fish! featuring Tom Chapin & Friends

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

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. 

Drop in on fish
-related art projects. 

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

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



Family Art Tour & Workshop: Make a Volcano!

Explore the ideas within the dramatic rock formations in Teardrop Park on this day of creative family fun. Learn how the geology of planet Earth inspired artist Ann Hamilton who created the park’s sculpted rock formations. Volcanologist, Dr. Patricia Nadeau from the American Museum of Natural History, will tell the story of how our planet’s tectonic activity creates earthquakes and volcanoes and can literally move mountains! Make your own mini volcano to take home and join in as all the participants work to create a big volcano that will actually erupt through the chemistry of baking soda and vinegar! All materials are provided. Free!

Meet at Teardrop Park at the rock wall.



Family Art Tour & Workshop: Gimme Shelter

Join our contemporary art historian for a tour of Demetri Porphyrios’ Pavilion. This is considered both art and shelter, especially in a downpour! Explore the instinct to design and build shelters with your own creative building project with our artist educators. Materials are provided. Free.

The afternoon will be facilitated by Dorothea Basile, Battery Park City Parks Conservancy’s Contemporary Art Historian. The shelter making will be led by artist/educator Larry Dobens.

Irish Hunger Memorial Walk & Talk

Join Brian Tolle, designer of the Irish Hunger Memorial, on a special tour of this Battery Park City landmark. A staff horticulturalist will be on hand to discuss the Memorial’s native Irish plantings. Historian Lynn Rogers will tell the story of the Irish immigration during the Great Hunger. Learn about the immigrants’ experience arriving in New York City before Ellis Island and how an Gorta Mór (the Great Hunger) shaped our history, both in Ireland and in New York.

The Irish Hunger Memorial is located at Vesey Street and North End Avenue in Battery Park City. In case of rain, the tour will meet at 6 River Terrace.

A mobile application for the Irish Hunger Memorial is now available to download:



Boot Camp Fitness Class, Free Trial

Come to Battery Park City Parks Conservancy’s latest fitness program, Boot Camp, with instructor, Alan Courtenay. Boot Camp is a structured fitness class designed to assist you in reaching your fitness goals. Join the program for weight loss, toning or to prepare for a full/half marathon. The classes are adaptable for all fitness levels.

Use a variety of equipment and training methods to help improve your fitness optimally in every category. The instructor strives to keep all workouts interactive, fun and exciting. Equipment used includes Bands, Rope, Ladder, TRX, Viper, and Kettle-bells. Morning class sessions will begin on November 3rd at 6:15am. Click here for more information about the class.

Alan Courtenay is the CEO/Founder of NYC Boot Camps and recipient of the High Impact Trainer of the Year award. Born and raised in the Brooklyn community he received a B.S. in Exercise Physiology from Long Island University followed by a M.S. in Exercise Science. Alan’s passion for helping others motivated him to further his education by becoming a NASM-PES Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Weight Management Coach. No key is left unturned in his dedication to keeping his clients motivated and accountable in order to reach their goals.