Events Calendar

Week of September 23 - September 29, 2012

Calendar
Monday, September 24, 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.

 

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.

 

www.cdbaby.com/cd/yuka
http://yadream.es.land.to

Pianist and composer Yuka Aikawa began playing piano at the age of five in her native country, Japan. She studied at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where she received her M.A. in jazz performance under the guidance of Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath. During this time, she received the prestigious Michael Feinstein Award for "Outstanding Talent." When not at Bryant Park, you can see Yuka at various Jazz clubs in and around the New York area, including the Blue Note, Kitano Hotel, and Birdland Jazz Club.

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

 

Square dance hits the big city in Bryant Park.

Do-si-do and promenade at a dance party like no other, with a whole lot of country food, music, and fun to midtown.

- Live Appalachian music
- Follow the calls of Dave Harvey from NYC Barn Dance
- Down-home fixings and drinks by 'wichcraft at the Southwest Porch
- Ticket giveaways from Southwest Airlines

Country festive attire welcomed.

No experience or partner necessary. We'll pair ya up and teach ya the steps. All dances taught all night.

Bryant Park Square Dance
Mondays, 6pm - 9pm
September 10, 17, 24
FREE!

In partnership with Southwest Airlines and 'wichcraft

 
Tuesday, September 25, 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.

 

Jeffrey Zurofsky
Partner, 'wichcraft, and Founder, riverpark restaurant, riverparkfarm

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

www.cdbaby.com/cd/yuka
http://yadream.es.land.to

Pianist and composer Yuka Aikawa began playing piano at the age of five in her native country, Japan. She studied at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where she received her M.A. in jazz performance under the guidance of Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath. During this time, she received the prestigious Michael Feinstein Award for "Outstanding Talent." When not at Bryant Park, you can see Yuka at various Jazz clubs in and around the New York area, including the Blue Note, Kitano Hotel, and Birdland Jazz Club.

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

 

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.

 

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.

 
Wednesday, September 26, 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.

 

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.

 

www.cdbaby.com/cd/yuka
http://yadream.es.land.to

Pianist and composer Yuka Aikawa began playing piano at the age of five in her native country, Japan. She studied at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where she received her M.A. in jazz performance under the guidance of Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath. During this time, she received the prestigious Michael Feinstein Award for "Outstanding Talent." When not at Bryant Park, you can see Yuka at various Jazz clubs in and around the New York area, including the Blue Note, Kitano Hotel, and Birdland Jazz Club.

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

 
Thursday, September 27, 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.

 

Free Classes in the Park

Discover the varieties of birds that call Bryant Park home during the migratory season with guided tours.

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon Society.

 

Stop by as Bryant Park is transformed into a stunning wool installation, to celebrate the inaugural launch of the Campaign for Wool in the United States.

The lawn will become the sheep's meadow for the day and the Fountain Terrace will be turned into a luxurious Wool Salon with beautiful richly colored carpet and a stunning wool bed. There will be no water in the fountain - instead it will spill over with wool and yarn and much more will take place on the day.

Convened by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the Campaign for Wool educates consumers about the natural benefits of wool and promote wool-rich products.

For more information on the Campaign for Wool, click here.

 

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.

 

www.cdbaby.com/cd/yuka
http://yadream.es.land.to

Pianist and composer Yuka Aikawa began playing piano at the age of five in her native country, Japan. She studied at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where she received her M.A. in jazz performance under the guidance of Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath. During this time, she received the prestigious Michael Feinstein Award for "Outstanding Talent." When not at Bryant Park, you can see Yuka at various Jazz clubs in and around the New York area, including the Blue Note, Kitano Hotel, and Birdland Jazz Club.

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.

 
Friday, September 28, 2012

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.

 

www.cdbaby.com/cd/yuka
http://yadream.es.land.to

Pianist and composer Yuka Aikawa began playing piano at the age of five in her native country, Japan. She studied at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, where she received her M.A. in jazz performance under the guidance of Sir Roland Hanna and Jimmy Heath. During this time, she received the prestigious Michael Feinstein Award for "Outstanding Talent." When not at Bryant Park, you can see Yuka at various Jazz clubs in and around the New York area, including the Blue Note, Kitano Hotel, and Birdland Jazz Club.

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

 
Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Facilitated by: Rebecca Wallace-Segall

Produced in partnership with Writopia Lab

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.

 
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