Events Calendar

Week of April 6 - April 12, 2014

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Two 15-foot-high steel models of the largest equine sculptures in the world will be unveiled in Bryant Park on Friday, March 21 as part of the launch of Scotland Week in New York City. The larger-than-life installation, known as The Kelpies, are created by Scotland's leading public artist Andy Scott.

The Kelpies are the original 1:10 scale design models of Andy's 100-foot-tall sculptures located in the heart of the new 900 acre Helix Parkland in Falkirk, central Scotland.

With one horse rearing up and the other at rest, a dramatic sense of motion is created. The sculptures are made from hundreds of small pieces of steel plate painstakingly welded to create the forms. The Kelpies were then galvanized, a process that involves dipping the sculptures in baths of molten zinc. The full scale sculptures are now among the largest equine artworks in the world. Take a look at the time lapse video to get a sense of the monumental effort it takes to pull together these two art pieces.

For more information, please visit http://www.thekelpies.co.uk/ and check out our Kelpies post on the Bryant Park Blog.

 

With The Kelpies in the background, the American Scottish Foundation further brings a bit of Scotland to the park with a series of lunchtime musical and cultural performances to celebrate Tartan Week. Bring your kilts and swing on by!

Tartan Day Observance
New York Metro Pipe Band
The Highland Divas and special guests - a tribute to Tartan Day

For more information on the American Scottish Foundation, please visit www.americanscottishfoundation.com

 

Andy Scott, sculptor of the Kelpies, speaks of the background and creation of his work.

Please visit www.scottsculptures.co.uk to learn more about this work.

 
Monday, April 7, 2014

Two 15-foot-high steel models of the largest equine sculptures in the world will be unveiled in Bryant Park on Friday, March 21 as part of the launch of Scotland Week in New York City. The larger-than-life installation, known as The Kelpies, are created by Scotland's leading public artist Andy Scott.

The Kelpies are the original 1:10 scale design models of Andy's 100-foot-tall sculptures located in the heart of the new 900 acre Helix Parkland in Falkirk, central Scotland.

With one horse rearing up and the other at rest, a dramatic sense of motion is created. The sculptures are made from hundreds of small pieces of steel plate painstakingly welded to create the forms. The Kelpies were then galvanized, a process that involves dipping the sculptures in baths of molten zinc. The full scale sculptures are now among the largest equine artworks in the world. Take a look at the time lapse video to get a sense of the monumental effort it takes to pull together these two art pieces.

For more information, please visit http://www.thekelpies.co.uk/ and check out our Kelpies post on the Bryant Park Blog.

 

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.

 

With The Kelpies in the background, the American Scottish Foundation further brings a bit of Scotland to the park with a series of lunchtime musical and cultural performances to celebrate Tartan Week. Bring your kilts and swing on by!

Morrison Academy Pipe Band, Crieff, Perthshire

For more information on the American Scottish Foundation, please visit www.americanscottishfoundation.com

 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Two 15-foot-high steel models of the largest equine sculptures in the world will be unveiled in Bryant Park on Friday, March 21 as part of the launch of Scotland Week in New York City. The larger-than-life installation, known as The Kelpies, are created by Scotland's leading public artist Andy Scott.

The Kelpies are the original 1:10 scale design models of Andy's 100-foot-tall sculptures located in the heart of the new 900 acre Helix Parkland in Falkirk, central Scotland.

With one horse rearing up and the other at rest, a dramatic sense of motion is created. The sculptures are made from hundreds of small pieces of steel plate painstakingly welded to create the forms. The Kelpies were then galvanized, a process that involves dipping the sculptures in baths of molten zinc. The full scale sculptures are now among the largest equine artworks in the world. Take a look at the time lapse video to get a sense of the monumental effort it takes to pull together these two art pieces.

For more information, please visit http://www.thekelpies.co.uk/ and check out our Kelpies post on the Bryant Park Blog.

 

With The Kelpies in the background, the American Scottish Foundation further brings a bit of Scotland to the park with a series of lunchtime musical and cultural performances to celebrate Tartan Week. Bring your kilts and swing on by!

Music and Song of Scotland
Maureen McMullan, Artist in Residence from The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA together with Hannah Reid (on fiddle) and Neil Pearlman (on keyboard)

For more information on the American Scottish Foundation, please visit www.americanscottishfoundation.com

 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Two 15-foot-high steel models of the largest equine sculptures in the world will be unveiled in Bryant Park on Friday, March 21 as part of the launch of Scotland Week in New York City. The larger-than-life installation, known as The Kelpies, are created by Scotland's leading public artist Andy Scott.

The Kelpies are the original 1:10 scale design models of Andy's 100-foot-tall sculptures located in the heart of the new 900 acre Helix Parkland in Falkirk, central Scotland.

With one horse rearing up and the other at rest, a dramatic sense of motion is created. The sculptures are made from hundreds of small pieces of steel plate painstakingly welded to create the forms. The Kelpies were then galvanized, a process that involves dipping the sculptures in baths of molten zinc. The full scale sculptures are now among the largest equine artworks in the world. Take a look at the time lapse video to get a sense of the monumental effort it takes to pull together these two art pieces.

For more information, please visit http://www.thekelpies.co.uk/ and check out our Kelpies post on the Bryant Park Blog.

 
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Two 15-foot-high steel models of the largest equine sculptures in the world will be unveiled in Bryant Park on Friday, March 21 as part of the launch of Scotland Week in New York City. The larger-than-life installation, known as The Kelpies, are created by Scotland's leading public artist Andy Scott.

The Kelpies are the original 1:10 scale design models of Andy's 100-foot-tall sculptures located in the heart of the new 900 acre Helix Parkland in Falkirk, central Scotland.

With one horse rearing up and the other at rest, a dramatic sense of motion is created. The sculptures are made from hundreds of small pieces of steel plate painstakingly welded to create the forms. The Kelpies were then galvanized, a process that involves dipping the sculptures in baths of molten zinc. The full scale sculptures are now among the largest equine artworks in the world. Take a look at the time lapse video to get a sense of the monumental effort it takes to pull together these two art pieces.

For more information, please visit http://www.thekelpies.co.uk/ and check out our Kelpies post on the Bryant Park Blog.

 

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, April 11, 2014

Two 15-foot-high steel models of the largest equine sculptures in the world will be unveiled in Bryant Park on Friday, March 21 as part of the launch of Scotland Week in New York City. The larger-than-life installation, known as The Kelpies, are created by Scotland's leading public artist Andy Scott.

The Kelpies are the original 1:10 scale design models of Andy's 100-foot-tall sculptures located in the heart of the new 900 acre Helix Parkland in Falkirk, central Scotland.

With one horse rearing up and the other at rest, a dramatic sense of motion is created. The sculptures are made from hundreds of small pieces of steel plate painstakingly welded to create the forms. The Kelpies were then galvanized, a process that involves dipping the sculptures in baths of molten zinc. The full scale sculptures are now among the largest equine artworks in the world. Take a look at the time lapse video to get a sense of the monumental effort it takes to pull together these two art pieces.

For more information, please visit http://www.thekelpies.co.uk/ and check out our Kelpies post on the Bryant Park Blog.

 
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Two 15-foot-high steel models of the largest equine sculptures in the world will be unveiled in Bryant Park on Friday, March 21 as part of the launch of Scotland Week in New York City. The larger-than-life installation, known as The Kelpies, are created by Scotland's leading public artist Andy Scott.

The Kelpies are the original 1:10 scale design models of Andy's 100-foot-tall sculptures located in the heart of the new 900 acre Helix Parkland in Falkirk, central Scotland.

With one horse rearing up and the other at rest, a dramatic sense of motion is created. The sculptures are made from hundreds of small pieces of steel plate painstakingly welded to create the forms. The Kelpies were then galvanized, a process that involves dipping the sculptures in baths of molten zinc. The full scale sculptures are now among the largest equine artworks in the world. Take a look at the time lapse video to get a sense of the monumental effort it takes to pull together these two art pieces.

For more information, please visit http://www.thekelpies.co.uk/ and check out our Kelpies post on the Bryant Park Blog.

 
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