PYLONS AND WATERFRONT PLAZA

Join contemporary art historian Dorothea Basile in a thoughtful and reflective tour of celebrated artist Martin Puryear’s stately Pylons, which act as a symbolic portal connecting water and land. Explore the written poetry of Walt Whitman and Frank O’Hara surrounding North Cove with poet/literature professor Jon Curley.

WINGS, FEATHERS AND FINS!*

Fall in BPC is a fascinating time for naturalists! While the season is most known for the changing colors of leaves, we can also observe the full life-cycle of migratory monarch butterflies, the southward journey of hummingbirds and wood warblers, and our neighboring Hudson River’s fish returning to the Atlantic before winter. Participants will try their hand at bird watching, fishing, and raising butterflies. For ages 7 to 10.
No program on 10/14.

6 SESSIONS, $90

BPCA COMMUNITY FIELD DAY

School’s out for the summer! Celebrate at Community Field Day in Rockefeller Park. Fast break to the basketball court for a trick shot show featuring NYC’s own Harlem Wizards. Kick back with some ice cream, and listen to beats by a live DJ. Engage in classic field day games like potato-sack races, relays and tug-of-war. Don’t miss out on face painting, giant lawn games, water play and spinning the BPC Big Wheel for prizes!

THE ART OF NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER PARK

Commissioned to celebrate where city meets Hudson River waterfront-park landscapes, BPC’s public art is fascinating to view and discuss. Join Contemporary Art Historian Dorothea Basile for thought-provoking dialogue starting at The Real World, moving to Pavilion and concluding at The Lily Pool- where poet and Irish Literature professor Jon Curley will discuss the poetry inscribed at the site.