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).

GO FISH!

Join experienced anglers for catch-and release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. The day also features an art project and a nature walk. Don’t miss a live performance by Grammy Award Winning Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats! Plus: Volunteers for Wildlife will present Raptors! Get an up-close look at these fascinating birds of prey.
10AM–1PM: CATCH–AND–RELEASE FISHING
11AM: ART PROJECT
11AM: RAPTORS! PRESENTATION AND NATURE WALK
12PM: FAMILY CONCERT

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.

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.

MORNING YOGA

Rise and shine and begin your morning with an outdoor yoga class that will help align your chakras and invigorate your day. Instructors focus on movements meant to enhance posture alignment and increase flexibility and balance. All levels welcome. Bringing your own mat is encouraged, as provided accessories are first come first serve.

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).