Go Fish! featuring The Suzi Shelton Band

Join us on Saturday, October 15th for fishing and family fun. 

Experience the thrill of catch-and-release fishing and discover the variety of marine life thriving in the Hudson River! Skilled anglers will be on hand to assist. Rods and bait provided or bring your own. All ages are welcome.

Join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Observe the day’s catch in aerated tanks and discover what you can do to steward the recovery of the Hudson. This event includes and are project and bird watching.

CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING 10am-2pm: During Go Fish!, barbless hooks minimize injuries to both fish and participants. Fish are placed in saltwater tanks for observation and identification before being released back into the Hudson. Live demonstrations and displays teach fish anatomy and heighten awareness of the ecology, flourishing marine life and current state of good health of the Hudson River and its estuary. Rods, reels and bait are provided for those who don’t bring their own. 

ART PROJECTS 11am-2pm: Learn about the public art in Wagner Park and participate in an art-making workshop. Create your own sound-making instrument with recycled materials.

BIRD WATCHING 11am: Search with an experienced birder for species that live in or migrate through BPC Parks. Binoculars available to borrow.

FAMILY PERFORMANCE 12pm: The Suzi Shelton Band - Award winning Brooklyn children’s musician Suzi Shelton performs feel-good, upbeat songs for everybody.  Whether it’s fist-pumping anthems or foot-tapping melodies, her music will have you moving and grooving! Featuring music from critically acclaimed album Smile in My Heart.

DOCKAPELLA

Join us for an autumn celebration of intricately woven harmonies along the Hudson River.  Many of the finest college a cappella groups in New York and beyond will showcase their pitch-perfect vocal renditions from a diverse variety of musical genres.  Bring a blanket and a picnic lunch!  Enjoy the music with New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty as backdrop!

THE N’HARMONICS (NYU) - New York University’s most heart-pounding a cappella group, the N’Harmonics forge tight harmonies, belt unwritten riffs, and redefine a cappella. Founded in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1997, the N’Harmonics have performed at venues such as Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Town Hall, the Bowery Poetic Club, the Beacon Theater, and Lincoln Center.  Alumni of the group have gone on to perform on Glee and the Glee Project, as well as on Broadway and National Tours in shows like West Side Story, Wicked, Mama Mia, Hair, Spring Awakening, and Bring It On.

THE SIL’HOOETTES (UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA) - The Sil’hooettes are one of the most acclaimed all-female a cappella groups in the country.  Established in 1989, the Sils have performed at the White House, opened for B.o.B., and been featured on MTV. In the past year, they were named the #1 female a cappella group by College Magazine, and were nominated for four Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.

THE SPIZZWINKS (?) (YALE UNIVERSITY) - The Spizzwinks(?) are America’s first underclassman a cappella group. The all-male group has performed at Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. They have opened for Lady Gaga and shared the stage with the Cape Town youth choir. Alumni have gone on to acclaimed careers as writers, composers, and performers on such shows as The Book of Mormon, The Daily Show, and The West Wing.

THE VASSAR DEVILS - The Vassar Devils are known for tight harmonies, polished sound, complex arrangements, and infectious sense of fun. Their repertoire includes everything from indie ballads to classic rock to sexy jazz to Beyoncé. They have performed at the Beacon Theater, Boston Symphony Hall, and the White House, and have competed successfully in many a cappella competitions, reaching the ICCA finals in 2015.

THE BROWN’STONES (BROWN UNIVERSITY) - The Brown’sTones are Brown University’s freshest and fiercest a cappella group. Founded in 1992, the all-female group, which prides itself on its diversity, has performed in London, San Francisco, and New York City.

THE PRINCETON NASSOONS (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY) - Founded 1941, the Princeton Nassoons are Princeton’s oldest a cappella ensemble and the third oldest collegiate group in the nation. The all-male group has been touring domestically and internationally since the 50s, with recent tours to Switzerland, Hong Kong, France, Korea, Germany, and the White House, as well as the sets of Good Morning America and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They recently filmed with Tina Fey for her movie, Admission. Their extensive repertoire covers music from the 1940’s to the most recent chart-topping hits.

NOTES & KEYS (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) -  Founded in 1909, Notes & Keys is Columbia University’s oldest and finest co-ed a cappella group. With a diverse and expanding repertoire of arrangements written by their own members, they have performed on VH1 and at NYC’s Knickerbocker Club, Yankee Stadium, Dylan’s Candy Bar, the United Nations, and annually at Gracie Mansion.

Go Fish! featuring Sonia De Los Santos

Join us on Saturday, September 14th for fishing and family fun. 

Experience the thrill of catch-and-release fishing and discover the variety of marine life thriving in the Hudson River! Skilled anglers will be on hand to assist. Rods and bait provided or bring your own. All ages are welcome.

Join experienced anglers for catch-and-release fishing and learn about life in the Hudson River. Observe the day’s catch in aerated tanks and discover what you can do to steward the recovery of the Hudson. This event includes and are project and bird watching.

CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING 10am-2pm: During Go Fish!, barbless hooks minimize injuries to both fish and participants. Fish are placed in saltwater tanks for observation and identification before being released back into the Hudson. Live demonstrations and displays teach fish anatomy and heighten awareness of the ecology, flourishing marine life and current state of good health of the Hudson River and its estuary. Rods, reels and bait are provided for those who don’t bring their own. 

ART PROJECTS 11am-2pm: Paint retablos inspired by Mexican Folk Art.

BIRD WATCHING 11am: Search with an experienced birder for species that live in or migrate through BPC Parks. Binoculars available to borrow.

FAMILY PERFORMANCE 12pm: Sonia De Los Santos - Sonia De Los Santos was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico and since 2007 has been touring the world, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar, mandolin, and jarana, and lighting up the stage with Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes And Friends. Sonia has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know” and her music has been featured on NBC’s Visiones, Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live and WXPN’s Kids Corner among others. To learn more about Sonia and her first solo family album, visit her website: soniadelossantosmusic.com

Stories for All Ages: Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another

Master storyteller Peninnah Schram continue the centuries-long tradition of telling Jewish stories filled with wit and wisdom that celebrate our memories. This event is a collaboration with Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The museum, located at 36 Battery Place, next to Wagner Park, will provide an indoor space in the event of inclement weather.

Brazilian Dance

Get up and dance to the energetic and joyful music of Liliana Araujo and her band, as they perform stirring forro music from rural northeast Brazil.  Their music feature accordion, zambumba and triangle, sharing Brazilian traditions through dance and song.

Silent Summer Dance Party

Get out in the sun and dance! Join us for our Silent Summer Dance Party with the help of Quiet Events.  Put your headphones on and the sounds of the party pulse to life as you groove to your choice of live DJs or a set playlist.  Food trucks on-site with festive fare.  Headphones are free.  Deposit is required.

Young Artists’ Workshop: Collage (Our Parks!)

Collage is one of the most accessible art forms for young children since it involves skills they are starting to master: tearing, cutting, and gluing.  Children ages 2-5 and parents/caregivers help celebrate our neighboring river and parks with big group collage murals - plus a piece to take home!  A brief story and a look at collage inspired by nature will get things started.

Public Art Tours & Workshop: Martin Puryear’s Pylons

This striking piece highlights the contrast between transparent and solid in relation to the river’s edge. Explore this idea with contemporary art historian Dorothea Basile and artist/educator Elise Engler by Constructing your own model using wood bits, wire dowels plus other materials recycled from a unique source.