Governors Island will be open daily from May 1 to October 31, with extended late-night hours every Friday and Saturday between Memorial and Labor Day. Ferries will be free for all visitors from Wednesday, May 1 to Sunday, May 5. govisland.com
Get inspired by the beautiful expanse of the Hudson River & New York Harbor. Embolden your artwork amidst the flower-filled and seasonally evolving palette of Wagner Park’s verdant gardens. An artist/educator will provide ideas and instruction. Materials provided. Wagner Park. bpcparks.org
90-minute walking tour of the Financial District focusing on the history of financial panics and crashes. Tour meets outside 48 Wall Street
$15 per person includes admission to the Lunch & Learn with Richard Naclerio.
The US Federal Reserve has been with us for just over 100 years. Founded in response to a major economic panic, it has played a key role in the world economy ever since, including the recent global economic downturn. The Fed’s structure is unique among central banking systems. Many people think it is a government agency, that it was created by politicians for the benefit of the US economy and that it is regulated by the US government. None of these assumptions are true. To fully understand the Federal Reserve and its role today, we need to examine its origins and the men that founded it. In “”The Federal Reserve and Its Founders,”” author Richard Naclerio uses extensive archival sources to investigate the highly secretive events that surrounded the Fed’s creation and the bankers, financiers and economists that played a fundamental part in shaping both its organization and the role it would play over the next century. 48 Wall Street $5
Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art musicians, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year. 6 River Terrace.
Tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office; Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton rotunda dome by Raphael Gustavino. One Bowling Green. FREE americanindian.si.edu/calendar
Touch, investigate, inquire and learn. Objects and images tell profound stories. Join Cultural Interpreters as they share objects and narratives in our galleries. Gain a deeper understanding of history, culture, and art from hundreds of Indigenous nations in North, Central, and South America. One Bowling Green. americanindian.si.edu
Battery Park City Parks
Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human gure. Each week a model will strike both long and short poses for participants to draw. Artist/educators will offer constructive suggestions and critique. Materials provided. South Cove. bpcparks.org
Unwind from the day with outdoor yoga overlooking the sights and sounds of our river. Strengthen the body and cultivate awareness in a relaxed environment. An instructor provides guidance with alignment and poses. All levels welcome. Bring your own mat. Wagner Park.