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Week of July 29 - August 4, 2012

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Viola! Bryant Park becomes even more magical with master magicians who will leave you spellbound.

Produced in partnership with mondaynightmagic.com.

In case of rain, Le Carrousel Magique will be cancelled.

 
Monday, July 30, 2012

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao!

Bryant Park speaks French, Spanish, Japanese, and Italian with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time - lessons are not cumulative.

 

Pianist, singer, composer, lyricist, arranger and producer Sue Maskaleris has performed worldwide solo and as bandleader for over three decades. Her CD, Unbreakable Heart, features jazz legends Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy and others on her songs and has received airplay worldwide. Sue's follow up CD is nearly done. She has a seemingly endless repertoire of songs and styles, but Brazilian jazz and jazz are her favorites. Her music has been the ticket to such remote ports as Easter Island, Oman, Vietnam and hundreds more. She has worked in fine hotels in Ireland, Switzerland and throughout Sweden. NYC favorites include Damrosch Park, the Blue Note, Iridium. Stateside: Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Spoleto Festival, SC, and clubs in Georgia and California. Among composers Sue has worked with: Bacharach, Taj Mahal; jazz legends she has backed up include Annie Ross and Abbey Lincoln; Broadway stars LaChanze, Lillias White; and movie/TV stars Cybill Shepherd and Philip Michael Thomas. Sue has played electric violin, Brazilian guitar, 5-string bass and sings in 6 languages.

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

 

Enjoy a taste of Paris in the park at lunchtime with musette style accordion music.

 

Now with Pepsi

James Dean made his mark with his searing portrayal of a teenager whose parents just don't understand him. Directed by Nicholas Ray and also starring Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo. (1955) 111 Min. CinemaScope (Warner Bros.)



The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

 

Rebel Without a Cause

Lively and entertaining commentary on the classic movie of the night. The Word for Word Reel Talks program features author Scott Adlerberg and Bruce Bennett discussing the merits and demerits of this film classic.

 
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Free Classes in the Park

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

Classes are rain or shine.

 

Lara Crystal
Vice President of Marketing at Rent the Runway

Moderated by: Andrew Simon, Fast Company Senior Editor

Over breakfast and coffee from 'wichcraft, get exclusive access to senior executives of local businesses and hear about the challenges and opportunities of their industries.

In partnership with Fast Company and Southwest Airlines.

Eventbrite - Breakfast Briefing at The Southwest Porch

 

Free Classes in the Park

Expert instructors, provided by lululemon athletica, lead all levels of yogis.

Mats are provided.


In case of rain, please check bryantpark.org.

 

Hosted by Cali Co Cat

Meow-a-long with Cali Co Cat and hear fun tails and jokes to boot.

 

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

Sanctuary 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.

 

Pianist, singer, composer, lyricist, arranger and producer Sue Maskaleris has performed worldwide solo and as bandleader for over three decades. Her CD, Unbreakable Heart, features jazz legends Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy and others on her songs and has received airplay worldwide. Sue's follow up CD is nearly done. She has a seemingly endless repertoire of songs and styles, but Brazilian jazz and jazz are her favorites. Her music has been the ticket to such remote ports as Easter Island, Oman, Vietnam and hundreds more. She has worked in fine hotels in Ireland, Switzerland and throughout Sweden. NYC favorites include Damrosch Park, the Blue Note, Iridium. Stateside: Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Spoleto Festival, SC, and clubs in Georgia and California. Among composers Sue has worked with: Bacharach, Taj Mahal; jazz legends she has backed up include Annie Ross and Abbey Lincoln; Broadway stars LaChanze, Lillias White; and movie/TV stars Cybill Shepherd and Philip Michael Thomas. Sue has played electric violin, Brazilian guitar, 5-string bass and sings in 6 languages.

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

 

Enjoy a taste of Paris in the park at lunchtime with musette style accordion music.

 

Free Classes in the Park

Knitty City provides free instruction to beginners. Yarn and needles are provided.

Call 212-787-5896 to pre-register, or take a chance and drop by.

 

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

 

David Baker
Meena Alexander
Stanley Plumly

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, August 1, 2012

Bonjour! Hola! Konnichiwa! Ciao!

Bryant Park speaks French, Spanish, Japanese, and Italian with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language or brush up on your skills in these standalone classes. Attend at any time - lessons are not cumulative.

 

The Darlings Cristina Alger, Triburbia: A Novel author Karl Taro Greenfeld, The Age of Miracles Karen Walker Thompson, and The Orphanmaster Jean Zimmerman tell all on what it's like to be new writers on the author's block. Hosted by Catherine Chung, Forgotten Country.

 

Pianist, singer, composer, lyricist, arranger and producer Sue Maskaleris has performed worldwide solo and as bandleader for over three decades. Her CD, Unbreakable Heart, features jazz legends Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy and others on her songs and has received airplay worldwide. Sue's follow up CD is nearly done. She has a seemingly endless repertoire of songs and styles, but Brazilian jazz and jazz are her favorites. Her music has been the ticket to such remote ports as Easter Island, Oman, Vietnam and hundreds more. She has worked in fine hotels in Ireland, Switzerland and throughout Sweden. NYC favorites include Damrosch Park, the Blue Note, Iridium. Stateside: Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Spoleto Festival, SC, and clubs in Georgia and California. Among composers Sue has worked with: Bacharach, Taj Mahal; jazz legends she has backed up include Annie Ross and Abbey Lincoln; Broadway stars LaChanze, Lillias White; and movie/TV stars Cybill Shepherd and Philip Michael Thomas. Sue has played electric violin, Brazilian guitar, 5-string bass and sings in 6 languages.

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

 

Music to start the end of your day

The Dan Wilensky Quartet performs jazz standards and originals from their latest release, Back In The Mix. With piano, bass, drums, and saxophone, "Wilensky and his crew will thrill you from start to finish" (Midwest Record).


Perfectly timed for an early evening visit to the park, Bryant Park After Work features free concerts with talented New York area jazz musicians and singer-songwriters.

 

Watch as the best of Bryant Park battle for the title of park champion in a fun single-elimination, bracket style tournament.

Pre-registration is required. Please check-in with attendant when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 6pm. Spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6pm. USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play.

 

Tonight's event will be held at our rain venue: The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen

Doors open tonight at 6:30pm

Civil War history, politics, economics, biography - popular topics to stimulate your mind. Bell rings at 7pm.

Scholar Harold Holzer, Emancipating Lincoln: The Proclamation in Text, Context, and Memory

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP USA) and the New York Historical Society

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.

 
Thursday, August 2, 2012

Free Classes in the Park

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

Classes are rain or shine.

 

presented by 106.7 LiteFM

The most popular musicals on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits.

Featuring the casts of:

Chaplin, The Musical
Mamma Mia!
One Man, Two Guvnors
Silence, The Musical


Hosted by: Delilah

 

Pianist, singer, composer, lyricist, arranger and producer Sue Maskaleris has performed worldwide solo and as bandleader for over three decades. Her CD, Unbreakable Heart, features jazz legends Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy and others on her songs and has received airplay worldwide. Sue's follow up CD is nearly done. She has a seemingly endless repertoire of songs and styles, but Brazilian jazz and jazz are her favorites. Her music has been the ticket to such remote ports as Easter Island, Oman, Vietnam and hundreds more. She has worked in fine hotels in Ireland, Switzerland and throughout Sweden. NYC favorites include Damrosch Park, the Blue Note, Iridium. Stateside: Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Spoleto Festival, SC, and clubs in Georgia and California. Among composers Sue has worked with: Bacharach, Taj Mahal; jazz legends she has backed up include Annie Ross and Abbey Lincoln; Broadway stars LaChanze, Lillias White; and movie/TV stars Cybill Shepherd and Philip Michael Thomas. Sue has played electric violin, Brazilian guitar, 5-string bass and sings in 6 languages.

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

 

Free Classes in the Park

Expert instructors, provided by lululemon athletica, lead all levels of yogis.

Mats are provided.


In case of rain, please check bryantpark.org.

 

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writer's workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required (age 18+)

Facilitated by: Paul Zimmerman

Produced in partnership with Gotham Writers' Workshop

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.

 
Friday, August 3, 2012

Pianist, singer, composer, lyricist, arranger and producer Sue Maskaleris has performed worldwide solo and as bandleader for over three decades. Her CD, Unbreakable Heart, features jazz legends Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Mark Murphy and others on her songs and has received airplay worldwide. Sue's follow up CD is nearly done. She has a seemingly endless repertoire of songs and styles, but Brazilian jazz and jazz are her favorites. Her music has been the ticket to such remote ports as Easter Island, Oman, Vietnam and hundreds more. She has worked in fine hotels in Ireland, Switzerland and throughout Sweden. NYC favorites include Damrosch Park, the Blue Note, Iridium. Stateside: Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, Spoleto Festival, SC, and clubs in Georgia and California. Among composers Sue has worked with: Bacharach, Taj Mahal; jazz legends she has backed up include Annie Ross and Abbey Lincoln; Broadway stars LaChanze, Lillias White; and movie/TV stars Cybill Shepherd and Philip Michael Thomas. Sue has played electric violin, Brazilian guitar, 5-string bass and sings in 6 languages.

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

 

Enjoy a taste of Paris in the park at lunchtime with musette style accordion music.

 

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided.

In the event that the Lawn is closed, lessons will be held in 40th Street Plaza.

 
Saturday, August 4, 2012

Free Classes in the Park

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance.

Open to all levels and ages.

 

Rolie Polie Guacamole, the hippest new children's band from Brooklyn, makes their way to Bryant Park debut to sing about eating healthy and staying active. Foodies unite!

 

Cali Co Cat will be filling in for Flaubert Frog this Saturday, while he is off on a frog-cation. Join her for some fun stories and songs!

 

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