Events Calendar

Week of September 22 - September 28, 2013

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Monday, September 23, 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 Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter's Steinway. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted "someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees" (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she's been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland, and Holland. Daryl's latest CB, Mississippi Belle, presents Cole Porter songs with a New Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "...the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable."

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

 
Tuesday, September 24, 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

 

Register to Vote!

Did you know that only 18.4% of New York voters participated in the 2009 City-wide general election? Let's change that!

The League of Women Voters will be on hand assist new voters and voters who need to update their voter information by providing the registration forms and answer any questions they may have about voting and the election.

While you're there, enter the raffle to win a Google Chromebook! The first 150 people will receive a raffle ticket. Drawing takes place at 1:00PM.

 

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 Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter's Steinway. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted "someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees" (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she's been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland, and Holland. Daryl's latest CB, Mississippi Belle, presents Cole Porter songs with a New Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "...the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable."

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

 

Part of St Luke's Subway Series

Join us on the Upper Terrace to experience St Luke's Chamber Ensemble performing a free one-hour brass concert as part of the St. Luke's Subway Series.

Each year, St. Luke's Subway Series brings free concerts to each of the five boroughs and collects food donations for City Harvest. The 2013 series, Brass Gardens, features St. Luke's chamber ensemble performing outdoor concerts of brass music ranging from Elizabethan courtly dances to American ragtime classics.

PROGRAM
Elizabethan Consort Music (ed. Mase)
Three Venetian Canzoni (ed. Mase)
Grand Valley Fanfare (Eric Ewazen)
"The Rose and Crown" and "The Red Lion" from Colchester Fantasy (Eric Ewazen)
Three Scott Joplin Rags (Scott Joplin, arr. Frackenpohl)
West Side Story Suite (Leonard Bernstein, arr. Gale)

PERFORMERS
Patrick Pridemore, horn
Carl Albach, trumpet
John Dent, trumpet
Michael Powell, trombone
John Rojak, bass trombone

Enjoy a gourmet ice cream sandwich while you listen to beautiful music! Melt Bakery will sell their delectable ice cream inventions before and after the performance. Show your MetroCard at the box office table at any Subway Series concert venue and receive a free 4 Seasons DVD featuring St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble! (Note: while supplies last)

Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations to help New York City's hungry.

For the full Subway Series schedule and more information, visit Orchestra of St. Luke's website.

 

Michael Kelleher (about Michael)
Amy King (about Amy)
Kristina Marie Darling (about Kristina)
Leah Umansky (about Leah)
Geoffrey Gatza(about Geoffrey)

Presented in partnership with BlazeVox Books

 
Wednesday, September 25, 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 Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter's Steinway. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted "someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees" (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she's been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland, and Holland. Daryl's latest CB, Mississippi Belle, presents Cole Porter songs with a New Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "...the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable."

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

 

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 future roots band The Boston Boys, then do-si-do the night away with our featured live caller Dave Harvey of NYC Barn Dance and The Remedies 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!

 
Thursday, September 26, 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

 

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.

 

A Note on Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter's Steinway. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted "someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees" (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she's been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland, and Holland. Daryl's latest CB, Mississippi Belle, presents Cole Porter songs with a New Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "...the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable."

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

 
Friday, September 27, 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 Daryl Sherman

Equally at home in the world of jazz and cabaret, singer/pianist Daryl Sherman is internationally acclaimed for a stellar 14-year run at the Waldorf-Astoria where she played Cole Porter's Steinway. Sherman has performed at The Algonquin's Oak Room, being touted "someone who fits the room like Derek Jeter fits the Yankees" (Village Voice). She has also performed at Feinstein's, Rose Hall with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dizzy's Coca Cola and 59E59, where she's been lauded for her band singer role in a centennial tribute to Artie Shaw. She was presented the 2010 MAC Award "Best Major Recording" for her Johnny Mercer Centennial CD, which was used in a Mercer documentary produced by Clint Eastwood. She is a frequent guest and guest host on Marian McPartland's NPR Piano Jazz. Her annual UK tours include Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, plus jazz festivals and Arts Centers in Wales, Scotland, and Holland. Daryl's latest CB, Mississippi Belle, presents Cole Porter songs with a New Orleans slant. Jonathan Schwartz has commented on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, "...the wonderful singer/pianist Daryl Sherman travels the world with our music. She is indispensable."

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.

 
Saturday, September 28, 2013

Come hungry and ready to shop, learn a little or a lot, smile, relax and have a great time in France...in Bryant Park.

On Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, Taste of France features exhibits and attractions from core areas of France, including lifestyle, technology, fashion, beauty, cuisine, wine and spirits, tourism, culture, children and fun.

Listen to a cooking demo, participate in a discussion with a famous French writer, take a French language lesson, see how the Boeing and Airbus engines are made, visit regions of France, have an amazing food experience, or view a 3D interactive presentation on the construction of Paris,

Stroll the park and get your very own Taste of France.

For more details and a full event schedule, please visit: tasteoffrance.com

About Taste of France
The mission of Taste of France is to offer New Yorkers the ability to experience France in a brand new way, through events and programs that explore the diversity of the French world: its Cuisine, Lifestyle, Tourism, Fashion, Culture, Technology, and Innovation. Taste of France is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of New York.

 

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