Events Calendar

Week of May 30 - June 5, 2010

Calendar
Sunday, May 30, 2010

Highly competitive tournaments hosted by La Boule New Yorkaise, the park's resident pétanque club.

For more information, please visit La Boule New Yorkaise website.

 

Marshall Chess Club hosts a blitz chess tournament for kids six to twelve years old. Trophies for the top three, and medals for everybody.

$25 Registration fee on-site 10:00-10:45am. Please call 212-365-4745 for more information.

 
Monday, May 31, 2010

A Note on Luiz Simas:

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant”, and his music as sounding "fresh, smart and witty".

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Music Performance Fund

 

The world-renowned, Grammy-winning bluegrass, country, and classical fiddler exhibits his multi-genre sounds.

For more information about the Mark O’Connor, please visit www.markoconnor.com.


About After Work Music with Bill McGlaughlin & Friends
Five music experiences - “one-evening-only” - featuring fantastic world-renowned classical and jazz musicians - curated and hosted by award winning radio host, Bill McGlaughlin.

 
Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Free Classes in the Park

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Classes are for all ages and experience levels.

Classes are rain or shine.

 

Free Classes in the Park

lululemon athletica provides free yoga classes for all ages and levels.

Awaken the body’s potential with revitalizing movement, stretching, breathing, and poses. Some of yoga’s benefits include weight loss, deeper sleep, release from pain and arthritis, and a more youthful appearance.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows easy movement. Mats are provided.

In case of rain, please call 212-768-4242.

 

Get an up-close visit with exotic birds from the Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Education Center.

Arcadia Director, Terri Jones, and her sociable, people-friendly birds can be found near Le Carrousel every Tuesday this summer, weather permitting.

Stop by to watch, ask questions, interact with the birds, or just take pictures.

 

A Note on Luiz Simas:

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant”, and his music as sounding "fresh, smart and witty".

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Music Performance Fund

 

Word For Word Presents:

Paul Muldoon
Marilyn Hacker
James Tate

Rain Venue(s):
*The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

*Not all rooms in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen are handicapped accessible - we are sorry for the inconvenience.

 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hosted by Maureen Hackett, Director of Horticulture, Bryant Park Corporation
Special Panel:
George Pisegna, Director of Horticulture, Horticultural Society of NY;
Peter Kukielski, Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden Curator, New York Botanical Garden and Co-Editor of Sustainable Rose Garden Reader;
Pat Shanley, Founder & President, Manhattan Rose Society, and Co-Editor of Sustainable Rose Garden Reader.


Whether you have an atrium, yard, terrace, or a plant, useful gardening tips by Bryant Park's own Maureen Hackett, and a host of writers and specialists in the field.

Rain Venue(s):
*The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

*Not all rooms in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen are handicapped accessible - we are sorry for the inconvenience.

 

A Note on Luiz Simas:

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant”, and his music as sounding "fresh, smart and witty".

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Music Performance Fund

 

Music to start the end of your day

The band Plainville is Udden’s newest project and features a more folk-influenced twist, featuring Udden on sax, backed by a unique combination of pump organ/rhodes, banjo/guitar, bass and drums. For more information, please visit jeremyudden.com.


Perfectly timed for an early evening visit to the park, Bryant Park After Work features an eclectic selection of music performed by talented New York area artists.

 

Swing into summer fun with giant Jenga, Taboo, Risk, and more. Enjoy board games free of charge, or sample new 'wichcraft menu items including hand-rolled pretzels, guacamole, and bourbon mint iced tea.

 

Watch as the best of Bryant Park battle it out at our monthly tournaments.

Call 212-768-4242 to register for 1 of 32 tournament spots.

 
Thursday, June 3, 2010

Free Classes in the Park

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Classes are for all ages and experience levels.

Classes are rain or shine.

 

A Note on Luiz Simas:

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant”, and his music as sounding "fresh, smart and witty".

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Music Performance Fund

 

Free Classes in the Park

lululemon athletica provides free yoga classes for all ages and levels.

Awaken the body’s potential with revitalizing movement, stretching, breathing, and poses. Some of yoga’s benefits include weight loss, deeper sleep, release from pain and arthritis, and a more youthful appearance.

Wear comfortable clothing that allows easy movement. Mats are provided.

In case of rain, please call 212-768-4242.

 
Friday, June 4, 2010

A Note on Luiz Simas:

Brazilian/American pianist Luiz Simas is a versatile performer who feels totally at ease with both the music of his native Brazil and the American genres of jazz, ragtime and stride. Keyboard Magazine has described his playing as "sassy, clear and vibrant”, and his music as sounding "fresh, smart and witty".

Presented by:
Bryant Park Corporation
Sam Ash Music
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Music Performance Fund

 

Free Classes in the Park

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.

No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Call 212-382-2255 to pre-register or take a chance and drop by.

 

For information regarding summer camp visits, please call (212) 768-4242.

Petanque

Pétanque

Pétanque is a French game of "boules" played in the park. Try your hand after a free lesson from La Boule New Yorkaise.

Learn more about Pétanque in Bryant Park
Ping Pong

Ping Pong at The Tables

The Tables are located in the northwest corner of the park, and equipment is provided free of charge.

Give The Tables a spin