Events Calendar

Week of September 15 - September 21, 2013

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Savor the last moments of summer, and start your day early in the park. For the end of September, we have extended our week day hours for Ping Pong and The Reading Room into the morning.

Brews and News
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee along with our excellent selection of newspapers and magazines, while supply lasts in the Reading Room.

A Sporty Start
Get the blood flowing and wake up with a quick round of table tennis at Ping Pong.

#BPEarlyRisers

 

A Note on Kuni Mikami

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kuni came to the United States in 1975. He continues to play for many of the top big-bands around including: the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Cab Calloway; Illinois Jaquet; and George Gee Orchestra.

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

 
Tuesday, September 17, 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.

 

Savor the last moments of summer, and start your day early in the park. For the end of September, we have extended our week day hours for Ping Pong and The Reading Room into the morning.

Brews and News
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee along with our excellent selection of newspapers and magazines, while supply lasts in the Reading Room.

A Sporty Start
Get the blood flowing and wake up with a quick round of table tennis at Ping Pong.

#BPEarlyRisers

 

Bryant Park Yoga returns for its 10th anniversary season!

Expert instructors lead all levels of yogis. Mats are provided. Presented by Athleta and produced by alignyo. Instructors and assistants from YogaWorks.

Sign-in will be required at the start of each class. Or, skip the line and pre-register here!

In case of rain, please check bryantpark.org.

 

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 Kuni Mikami

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kuni came to the United States in 1975. He continues to play for many of the top big-bands around including: the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Cab Calloway; Illinois Jaquet; and George Gee Orchestra.

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

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Savor the last moments of summer, and start your day early in the park. For the end of September, we have extended our week day hours for Ping Pong and The Reading Room into the morning.

Brews and News
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee along with our excellent selection of newspapers and magazines, while supply lasts in the Reading Room.

A Sporty Start
Get the blood flowing and wake up with a quick round of table tennis at Ping Pong.

#BPEarlyRisers

 

A Note on Kuni Mikami

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kuni came to the United States in 1975. He continues to play for many of the top big-bands around including: the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Cab Calloway; Illinois Jaquet; and George Gee Orchestra.

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

 

Come to Bryant Park and discover the centuries old Japanese Chess game called Shogi with Alex from the NY Shogi Club. Shogi originated in India and was then brought to Japan around the 10th century. The game has some basic similarities with western chess but also lots of differences. Learn more about it while taking a class in the park, every third Wednesday of the month.

Class Dates:
May 22
June 19
July 17
August 21
September 18

 
Thursday, September 19, 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.

 

Savor the last moments of summer, and start your day early in the park. For the end of September, we have extended our week day hours for Ping Pong and The Reading Room into the morning.

Brews and News
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee along with our excellent selection of newspapers and magazines, while supply lasts in the Reading Room.

A Sporty Start
Get the blood flowing and wake up with a quick round of table tennis at Ping Pong.

#BPEarlyRisers

 

A Note on Kuni Mikami

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kuni came to the United States in 1975. He continues to play for many of the top big-bands around including: the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Cab Calloway; Illinois Jaquet; and George Gee Orchestra.

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

 

Bryant Park Yoga returns for its 10th anniversary season!

Expert instructors lead all levels of yogis. Mats are provided. Presented by Athleta and produced by alignyo. Instructors and assistants from YogaWorks.

Sign-in will be required at the start of each class. Or, skip the line and pre-register here!

In case of rain, please check bryantpark.org.

 

Nikola Madzirov (about Nikola)
Derrick Brown (about Derrick)
Amber Tamblyn (about Amber)

Presented in partnership with Blue Flower Arts

Rain information:
In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. For stormy weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Rain Venue:
*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, September 20, 2013

Savor the last moments of summer, and start your day early in the park. For the end of September, we have extended our week day hours for Ping Pong and The Reading Room into the morning.

Brews and News
Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee along with our excellent selection of newspapers and magazines, while supply lasts in the Reading Room.

A Sporty Start
Get the blood flowing and wake up with a quick round of table tennis at Ping Pong.

#BPEarlyRisers

 

A Note on Kuni Mikami

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kuni came to the United States in 1975. He continues to play for many of the top big-bands around including: the Lionel Hampton Orchestra; Duke Ellington; Cab Calloway; Illinois Jaquet; and George Gee Orchestra.

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.

 

Square Dance Returns to the Big City!

Dust off those cowboy boots and belt buckles, because Bryant Park Square Dance is back! We're making it even bigger and better this year with more music, more food, and more excitement!

Music: Warm up with Alex Battles and The Whiskey Rebellion, then do-si-do the night away with our featured callers Dave and Mary Losure of Flying Pig Fiddle and Banjo with Appalachian string band Tar & Rosin on the main stage. No experience? No partner? No problem! We'll pair y'all up and teach ya the steps.

Food: Come hungry for finger-licking fixings, sips, and suds for purchase by 'wichcraft. Looking to upgrade your Square Dance? Purchase a VIP Ticket on Gilt City for unlimited barbecue and drinks.

Fun: Try your hand at some classic lawn games, learn how to lasso, and ham it up in the photo booth.

Win: We've got western themed giveaways, and chances to win Southwest Airlines tickets and Bryant Park goodies, so you won't want to miss this one.


September 9th, 20th, and 25th. Food and music start at 5:30pm. Dancing starts around 6:15pm. Yeehaw!

 
Saturday, September 21, 2013

Make essay writing easy - for teen and 'tweens who need to brush up on their skills.

Facilitated by: Rebecca Wallace-Segall and Danielle Sheeler

Presented in partnership with Writopia Lab

Rain information:
In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. For stormy weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Rain Venue:
*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