MARINE EDUCATION CLASSROOM VISITS*

School groups, grades 3 and up, experience catch-and-release fishing and learn about the geographic and ecological history of the Hudson River in exciting experiencial visits to Wagner Park. Also offered in May and June 2020.

To find out more, email: marine.ed@bpca.ny.gov

RELATIONAL MEDITATION

Join this inclusive class that weaves together gentle yoga/chi kung and guided relational meditation exercises. Relational meditation uses mindfulness of breathing, eye-contact, and compassion meditation to help people connect, promoting deep listening, presence and open heartedness.

9/12: Basic Presence
Experience what it’s like to connect with others while releasing thought. Discover how, on an embodied level, being with others can impact you.

9/19: Self Compassion
Deepen the sense of kindness, understanding, and spaciousness toward yourself while connecting with others.

9/26: Common Humanity
Recognize the common threads that tie together all people and rest your attention at this basic level of connectedness.

10/10: Extending Compassion
Connect with your innate sense of compassion and then extend it to people you may not always think to include.

Figure Al Fresco

Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique.  All drawing materials are supplied.

This class takes place in South Cove near Battery Place & Second Place and is for adult participants (age 18 and up).

MARINE EDUCATION CLASSROOM VISITS*

School groups, grades 3 and up, experience catch-and-release fishing and learn about the geographic and ecological history of the Hudson River in exciting experiencial visits to Wagner Park. Also offered in May and June 2020.

To find out more, email: marine.ed@bpca.ny.gov

PUBLIC ART & GARDEN TOUR: BPC LANDSCAPE AS ART

Join Landscape Architect and Horticulturist Nancy Seaton for a thought-provoking tour investigating how landscapes are often the receptacle of art– the context within which sculpture is placed. Explore how the landscapes of Battery Park City is the art, in places such as South Cove and Teardrop Park. Discuss how basic principles of design and conceptual thinking transcend media, and the phenomenal elements that are especially well expressed through landscape.

DOCKAPPELLA

Join us for an autumn celebration of intricately woven harmonies along the Hudson River. Get inspired by the vocal stylings of the finest college a cappella groups in the Northeast. Six ensembles will showcase their pitch-perfect vocal renditions from a diverse mix of musical genres. Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and enjoy the music with New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty as backdrop!

FEATURED PERFORMERS:

THE N’HARMONICS                                                                    THE NOR’EASTERS
New York University                                                                      Northeastern University

NOTES AND KEYS                                                                        OFF THE BEAT
Columbia University                                                                      Univerity of Pennsylvania

THE OPPORTUNES                                                                      PITCH SLAPPED
Harvard University                                                                        Berklee College of Music

MARINE EDUCATION CLASSROOM VISITS*

School groups, grades 3 and up, experience catch-and-release fishing and learn about the geographic and ecological history of the Hudson River in exciting experiencial visits to Wagner Park. Also offered in May and June 2020.

To find out more, email: marine.ed@bpca.ny.gov

Tai Chi

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 5/24, 7/5, 8/30, 10/11.

Figure Al Fresco

Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artists/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique.  All drawing materials are supplied.

This class takes place in South Cove near Battery Place & Second Place and is for adult participants (age 18 and up).