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Week of July 3 - July 9, 2016

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Alakazam†Our ace Magicians return with tricks up their sleeves and feats that razzle-dazzle

Produced in partnership with†Monday Night Magic†

In case of rain, Le Carrousel Magique will be cancelled.†

 
Monday, July 4, 2016

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.

 

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 as “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 CD,Mississippi Belle,presents†Cole Porter songswith aNew 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."†

Hear Daryl Play!

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

 

Learn to play the American version (National Mah Jongg League standard) of the ancient Chinese game of tiles, with instruction by Linda Fisher. This game draws in a friendly crowd!

 

Presented by Bank of America

The top-grossing film of 1986 features plenty of testosterone, noisy engines and the song “Take My Breath Away,” which won an Oscar and a Grammy. Tom Cruise is a cocky Navy pilot and Kelly McGillis is a beautiful blond astrophysicist/flight instructor (no kidding). She provides some thermodynamic love lessons when the daredevil flier comes down to earth. It was described by one critic as a Navy recruiting film and by another as “part machine porn, part music video and all ‘80s excess.” (1986) 110 MIN (PG) (PARAMOUNT)

Classic films under the stars on the big screen. Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food, friends, plus a classic Warner Brothers cartoon before each film.

The lawn opens at†5:00pm†for blankets and picnicking. Films†begin at sunset†(typically between 8pm and 9pm).

All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.

 
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.†

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the†Tai Chi Chuan Center†and led by teachers and students who train at†CK Chu Tai Chi†under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

 

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 13th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by†Athleta†with instructors curated by†Yoga Journal. Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats - no need to bring your own.

Today's class is led by Katie Richey. Katie's classes are a reflection of her creative energy and uses the simple, powerful foundation of Baptiste Yoga to craft sweaty flows that are often paired with inventive and intentional playlists. Her focus on breath, core, and personal power keeps the balance between physicality and spirit intact.

RSVP online at†http://bryantparkyoga.eventbrite.com. Walk-ins are welcome as well.†

 

Hosted by: Cali Co Cat

Tails,†meowsic, and arts & crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word Storytime will be canceled.

 

Hazards and lanes turn The Green into a challenging and fun mini golf course.†

 

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.

 

Facilitated by Anne Groell,†Executive Editor, Del Rey, and George R.R. Martin’s†Editor.

Produced in partnership with†Penguin Random House

 

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 as “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 CD,Mississippi Belle,presents†Cole Porter songswith aNew 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."†

Hear Daryl Play!

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

 

Free beginner classes presented by†Knitty City. Yarn and needles are provided.

Call Knitty City at 212-787-5896 to 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.

 

Stop in during our weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games. The first session is structured as a game demo so you can learn the basics. In the weeks following, join the social to develop strategy and skill.

Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

 

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required. Click here to register with Eventbrite. Please arrive at the Fountain by 6:55pm to check-in with the guide. Tour will depart promptly at 7pm.

FAQs

What is your cancellation policy?
Tours will continue as scheduled in light rain, but will be cancelled in heavy rain or inclement weather.

How large are tour groups?
Tours are capped at 40 participants. Please contact tours@urbanmgt.com if you plan to attend with a group larger than six people.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No need!

 

Featuring the poets:

Michael Waters

Aracelis Girmay

Craig Morgan Teicher

Jeanne Marie Beaumont

Erika Meitner

Produced in partnership†with†BOA Editions†

BOA Editions - 40th Anniversary

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check†bryantpark.org†for the indoor location.

 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Join†The Rise NYC,†a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results.†

No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine.

For more information, check out our†blog post.

 

This class, presented by the†Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park. With the Walking Meditation class, you'll have already had a powerful experience by the time you go into work!

 

Join us for an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. Our guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.

Registration is required.†Click here to register with Eventbrite.†Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55am to check-in with the guide. Tour will depart promptly at 11am.

FAQs

What is your cancellation policy?
Tours will continue as scheduled in light rain, but will be cancelled in heavy rain or inclement weather.

How large are tour groups?
Tours are capped at 20 participants. Please contact tours@urbanmgt.com if you plan to attend with a group larger than six people.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No need!

 

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.

 

25 Years of Soho Crime

Cara Black, Murder on the Quai (An Aimťe Leduc Investigation)

Lisa Brackmann, Go-Between (Author of Ellie McEnroe Novels)

Ed Lin, Ghost Month (A Taipei Night Market Novel)

Detectives, police, espionage, revenge, assassins…celebrate 25-years of murder and intrigue with Soho Crime Press.

Hosted by Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter Patricia King (Annamaria Alfieri, Strange Gods)

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check†bryantpark.org†for the indoor location.

 

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 as “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 CD,Mississippi Belle,presents†Cole Porter songswith aNew 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."†

Hear Daryl Play!

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

 

Stop in during our weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games. The first session is structured as a game demo so you can learn the basics. In the weeks following, join the social to develop strategy and skill.

Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

 

A weekly series featuring a total of over 75 accordionists, as well as†bandoneon/bayan/concertina/harmonium-players, representing a vast spectrum of musical genres from many corners of the globe. Produced with Ariana’s List.

Eva Salina – Balkan
Laren Droll – Cajun + Zydeco
Papa Bavarian – German Oktoberfest
Peter Flint – Ragtime + Classical
Foncho Castellar – Colombian Cumbia + Vallenato
Madeline Solomon – Children’s Songs

 

Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments.

Pre-registration at Eventbrite is required. On-site registration will open at 6pm if space allows. Please check-in with host when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20pm.†Registration for each tournament will open one month in advance.

USATT ranked players†with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play.†

 

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'† "- Theodore Roosevelt

Produced in partnership with†New-York Historical Society

Rain information:†
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check†bryantpark.org†for the indoor location.

 
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Free classes for all ages and experience levels.†

Bryant Park Tai Chi is provided by the†Tai Chi Chuan Center†and led by teachers and students who train at†CK Chu Tai Chi†under the direction of Jeremy Hubbell.

Classes are rain or shine.

 

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.

 

presented by 106.7 LiteFM

The best of musicals on and off Broadway showcase their hits, plus lots of surprises from other Broadway shows. Hosted by LiteFM DJs.

106.7 LITE FM Host: Delilah
Co-Host: Cady Huffman (Shear Madness)

Kick Off: The New York Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes†

WICKED

STOMP

The Color Purple

Matilda

 

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."†

Hear Daryl Play!

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

 

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 13th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by†Athleta†with instructors curated by†Yoga Journal. Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats - no need to bring your own.

Today's class is led by Coral Brown. Coral is a licensed mental health counselor and draws on her extensive experience in yoga, philosophy, and holistic counseling to provide fertile, open space for the processes of healing and transformation. Coral has trained in the Iyengar and Jivamukti methods and is a senior teacher of Prana Vinyasa flow. She leads teacher trainings as well as retreats and workshops worldwide. Coral is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal and has featured classes on Yoga Vibes and OneOEight.tv.

RSVP online at†http://bryantparkyoga.eventbrite.com. Walk-ins are welcome as well.†

 

Welcome beginners! Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess Host. Kids welcome.

 

Pen your own story, poem, or screenplay, at writers workshops guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required.

Facilitated by:†Michael Leviton†

Produced in partnership with†Gotham Writers' Workshop

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check†bryantpark.org†for the indoor location.

 
Friday, July 8, 2016

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.

 

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 as “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 CD,Mississippi Belle,presents†Cole Porter songswith aNew 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."†

Hear Daryl Play!

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

 

Performances by:

Black Boys Dance Too
Elijah Avraham formed the company in 2014 to showcase men of color who uplift audiences and educate society through their individual artistic expression in all areas of the arts.

Adam Barruch / Anatomiae Occultii
Barruch is an actor, dancer and choreographer who has danced with Sylvain …mard Danse, and created works for Ailey II, Keigwin + Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, River North Dance Chicago, and BalletX.

Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance
“Skilled dancers keep the stage aswirl with elegant, complex patterns,” (NY Times) aligning the rigor of ballet with the humanistic performance values of contemporary dance – choreography that expresses sensitive and honest portrayals.

SeŠn Curran Company
The company has presented 27 premieres and toured to over 65 venues in the US, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Turkmenistan. “There's no fresher, more invigorating new American dance now than the choreography of SeŠn Curran.” (LA Times)

Three modern dance companies perform each evening on four consecutive Fridays, June 17 - July 8. The events feature one emerging, one established, and one veteran dance company on each evening. The series is produced with Inception to Exhibition.

 

Stop in during our weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games. The first session is structured as a game demo so you can learn the basics. In the weeks following, join the social to develop strategy and skill.

Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

 
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free!

Join expert instructors from†Orvis†for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Equipment provided.†For more information, check out this†Fly Fishing†post on the Bryant Park blog.

Class spaces are first come, first served. To register, visit orvis.com/newyorkcity and click the blue and gold "Join Us" banner. Class meets at the Orvis store on Fifth Avenue across from Bryant Park, then walks over together

Saturdays
April 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18
July 9, 16, 23

 

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company,†Limon Dance.†

Open to all levels and ages.

 

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.

 

Celebrate Mortimer, Mud Puddle and more with music by the kid-friendly band that makes losing your lunchbox or tooth a non-dramatic experience.†

Rain information:
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check†bryantpark.org†for the indoor location.

 

Le Carrousel in Bryant Park

Flaubert Frog and Cali Co Cat presents stories, songs and poems from the celebrated book†Free to Be: You and Me

In case of rain, Flaubert Frog and Friends will be canceled.

 

2016 Events Brochures

Southwest Porch

Southwest Porch

Located near the southern end of the Fountain Terrace, Southwest Porch offers all visitors the perfect spot to relax and recharge.

Sip, smile, stay for a while
Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp.

Learn more about Boot Camp