Events Calendar

Week of May 5 - May 11, 2013

Calendar
Sunday, May 5, 2013

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come, first served. Call 212-827-0698 to reserve your spot.

Class dates:
April 20 & 27
May 4, 5, 18 & 25
June 8 & 9

 

Club Competition petanque tournament for this popular European game organized by La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC's championship-winning club.

For tournament details, registration information, and entry fees, please visit La Boule New Yorkaise.

 
Monday, May 6, 2013

Free Classes in the Park

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American Woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

 

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. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

Registration is required one week before class date. Email us inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to sign up. Limit 1 class per person per language. 20 student capacity per class.

 

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

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

 
Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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.

 

Come face to face with an Eclectus Parrot, gaze at a Macaw, or hold a Conure.

Exotic birds from the Arcadia Bird Sanctuary and Educational Center visit Le Carrousel every Tuesday* this summer, weather permitting.

Stop by to watch, ask questions, interact with the birds, or just take pictures. Sanctuary Director, Terri Jones, will be happy to introduce you to one of her sociable, people-friendly birds.

(*There will be no Meet the Birds on June 25 and July 2.)

 

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

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

 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

Registration is required one week before class date. Email us inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to sign up. Limit 1 class per person per language. 20 student capacity per class.

 

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

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

 
Thursday, May 9, 2013

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.

 

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

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

 

Free Classes in the Park

Discover the birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. A surprising diversity of avian visitors drop in, even in the heart of midtown. Sightings could include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, even an American Woodcock!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

 
Friday, May 10, 2013

Join us for the lawn's opening day! Meet a friend, grab a good book or your lunch, and take your inaugural steps of the season onto Midtown's emerald paradise.

The lawn opens at 12:30pm. Come early for the rope removing show, and stay for live music and a special extended Bryant Park Juggling session.

The Gelber & Manning Band
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Enjoy ragtime and jazz music from this musical vaudeville quartet.

#MeetMeontheLawn Instagram Challenge
In anticipation of the big unveiling, we want to see your lush lawn pictures. Tag your best Instagram photos of the beautiful green grass with #MeetMeontheLawn and @BryantParkNYC.

We'll share the top photos on our own social networks, and the winner will receive a goody bag from the Bryant Park Shop on Opening Day. Submissions accepted through Thursday, May 9 11:59pm EST.

 

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protege of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton Marsalis. His 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

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

 

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.

 
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