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. FREE
Add Color (Refugee Boat) (1960/2019) is an interactive installation conceived by Yoko Ono. Upon opening, the work will be comprised simply of a boat placed within an empty space. The public will then be invited to paint their thoughts, ideas and hopes on the walls, floor and boat. As the installation progresses, messages will be written in support, contrast and literal obfuscation of one another, moving the space from visual calm to a layered visual chaos – a beautiful sea of color from afar, a more restless reality upon closer inspection. Freely imbued in this way with a multiplicity of thoughts, each time Add Color (Refugee Boat) is shown it both shares in the memory of past iterations, while taking on a life and a meaning of its own – acutely reflecting the time, place and people that come together to create it. 203 Front Street. Through the end of June
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. FREE
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Challenge your artistic skills by drawing the human figure. 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. FREE
Anyone interested in practicing their Japanese conversation skills and learning more about Japanese culture are welcome to join this Japanese conversation club! Join a studying librarian and a native Japanese speaker each week to learn something new about Japan and speak in Japanese. BPC branch of the New York Public Library. 175 North End Avenue. FREE
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.
This groundbreaking documentary from Li Hong, China’s first independent female documentarian, follows two years in the lives of four young women from the countryside who have come to Beijing for jobs.
Although they work long hours as maids or street vendors and share a tiny room no bigger than a closet, they savor these years- between living as a daughter at home and returning to the village to marry -as probably the freest time of their lives.Documenting both her deepening relationship with these women and the gulf of experiences and opportunity that separate them, Hong carefully charts their hopes for a better future and dreams of self-determination. In interviews and intimate footage, Hong elicits remarkably candid and complex testimony from her subjects as they frankly discuss their work, pressures from home, and experiences with men. A remarkable achievement, this touching film is a fascinating look at the lives of women whose experiences are rarely explored. As they straddle traditional and modern roles, their stories uniquely exemplify the conflicts between the swift changes in women’s roles occurring in China and around the developing world. 40 Rector Street. $5
Learn how to throw an eco-friendly dinner party. From crafting delicious sustainable cocktails and seasonal salads, to decorating with household items, lifestyle host Bea Copeland shows you how to create a dinner party everyone can feel good about. 205 Front Street $10-$20