Events Calendar

Week of August 31 - September 6, 2014

Calendar
Sunday, August 31, 2014

Come watch world class tennis champions fight it out on the courts right in New York City's backyard. Matches will be shown with sound, whenever possible on our outdoor 55" TV screen, weather permitting.

While you're here, enjoy a food special just from 'wichcraft. On Match Viewing days, you can purchase any entree with a beer or wine for just $17.

 

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Teach them Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.


 

Come watch world class tennis champions fight it out on the courts right in New York City's backyard. Matches will be shown with sound, whenever possible on our outdoor 55" TV screen, weather permitting.

While you're here, enjoy a food special just from 'wichcraft. On Match Viewing days, you can purchase any entree with a beer or wine for just $17.

 
Monday, September 1, 2014

Energize your day with a workout before work

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no class today, September 1, in observance of Labor Day.

Join Bryant Park FitClub for a variety of fitness classes that jump start your day. Held Mondays and Wednesdays, before work, these free, open-to-the-public classes have something for everyone. Build them into your daily routine for a more energized, toned, healthier you! Rain or shine.

Bryant Park FitClub is a great complement to our Tai Chi programming (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30am to 8:30am)--you can exercise your mind and body every day!

http://blog.bryantpark.org/2014/05/workout-before-work-with-bryant-park.html

 

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

 

Come watch world class tennis champions fight it out on the courts right in New York City's backyard. Matches will be shown with sound, whenever possible on our outdoor 55" TV screen, weather permitting.

While you're here, enjoy a food special just from 'wichcraft. On Match Viewing days, you can purchase any entree with a beer or wine for just $17.

 

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.

If juggling lessons are scheduled to take place on the lawn and the lawn happens to be closed, the jugglers will relocate to the 42nd Street Plaza.

 

A Note on Frank Owen

Happy Birthday Frank! – September 1, 2014

Frank Owens has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He has worked with an array of singers and received a gold record for his Rhythm Concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree. Mr. Owens hosts an open mic every Friday evening, 7:30 to 10:30 at Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave.

blog.bryantpark.org

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 the American version of this social, strategy game hailing from China twice a month with free clinics in the park.

Afternoon Classes, 3pm – 4:30pm:
May 22, June 14, June 19, July 5, July 17, August 2, August 14, August 30

Evening Classes, 6pm – 7:30pm:
June 2, June 30, July 7, August 4

Mah Jongg Marathon
September 1, 1pm – 7pm

Can't make one of our free clinics? Linda also teaches private lessons and coaches students in the Games Area. Contact Linda for more information.

Already know how to play? Drop by the Games Area to arrange a game with other Mahj fans.

 

Come watch world class tennis champions fight it out on the courts right in New York City's backyard. Matches will be shown with sound, whenever possible on our outdoor 55" TV screen, weather permitting.

While you're here, enjoy a food special just from 'wichcraft. On Match Viewing days, you can purchase any entree with a beer or wine for just $17.

 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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.

 

Downward dog under the trees with YogaWorks instructor Jodie Rufty. Jodie has been teaching yoga since 1995 in NYC, and internationally. She is a senior Teacher and Teacher Trainer for Yoga Works in NYC and abroad, as well as a Reiki Master. Jodie has been teaching both the 200 and 300 hour Teacher Training programs for Yoga Works since 2004. She also leads workshops and retreats worldwide. Her knowledge passion and devotion make her a very powerful teacher/healer. Mats are provided by Athleta.

Pre-register online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Bryant Park Yoga is presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill.

 

Come watch world class tennis champions fight it out on the courts right in New York City's backyard. Matches will be shown with sound, whenever possible on our outdoor 55" TV screen, weather permitting.

While you're here, enjoy a food special just from 'wichcraft. On Match Viewing days, you can purchase any entree with a beer or wine for just $17.

 

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.

If juggling lessons are scheduled to take place on the lawn and the lawn happens to be closed, the jugglers will relocate to the 42nd Street Plaza.

 

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

 

A Note on Frank Owen

Happy Birthday Frank! – September 1, 2014

Frank Owens has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He has worked with an array of singers and received a gold record for his Rhythm Concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree. Mr. Owens hosts an open mic every Friday evening, 7:30 to 10:30 at Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave.

blog.bryantpark.org

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

 

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.

If juggling lessons are scheduled to take place on the lawn and the lawn happens to be closed, the jugglers will relocate to the 42nd Street Plaza.

 

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Scrabble Game Social brings together the park's wordsmiths in pursuit of Scrabble bingos, and high scoring tiles. If you go wild for words, this one's for you!

Please note, we have 2 Scrabble sets, so plan to meet new people when you come to play.

 

Featuring the Poets of BOA Editions:

Ira Sadoff
Katy Lederer
Anthony Tognazzini

Presented in partnership with BOA Editions

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.

 

Come watch world class tennis champions fight it out on the courts right in New York City's backyard. Matches will be shown with sound, whenever possible on our outdoor 55" TV screen, weather permitting.

While you're here, enjoy a food special just from 'wichcraft. On Match Viewing days, you can purchase any entree with a beer or wine for just $17.

 
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Energize your day with a workout before work

PLEASE NOTE: Class will take place today, September 3, on the Library Terrace, on the 5th Avenue side of the park.

Join Bryant Park FitClub for a variety of fitness classes that jump start your day. Held Mondays and Wednesdays, before work, these free, open-to-the-public classes have something for everyone. Build them into your daily routine for a more energized, toned, healthier you! Rain or shine.

Bryant Park FitClub is a great complement to our Tai Chi programming (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30am to 8:30am)--you can exercise your mind and body every day!

http://blog.bryantpark.org/2014/05/workout-before-work-with-bryant-park.html

 

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

 

Come watch world class tennis champions fight it out on the courts right in New York City's backyard. Matches will be shown with sound, whenever possible on our outdoor 55" TV screen, weather permitting.

While you're here, enjoy a food special just from 'wichcraft. On Match Viewing days, you can purchase any entree with a beer or wine for just $17.

 

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.

If juggling lessons are scheduled to take place on the lawn and the lawn happens to be closed, the jugglers will relocate to the 42nd Street Plaza.

 

A Note on Frank Owen

Happy Birthday Frank! – September 1, 2014

Frank Owens has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He has worked with an array of singers and received a gold record for his Rhythm Concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree. Mr. Owens hosts an open mic every Friday evening, 7:30 to 10:30 at Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave.

blog.bryantpark.org

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

 

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

Pre-registration is required. Registration for this tournament will open here on August 7.

On-site registration will open at 6pm if space allows. Please check-in with attendant 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.

Tournament dates: May 7, June 4, July 2 July 16, August 6, September 3, October 1
*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.


Registration is required for this event.
Register

 

Come watch world class tennis champions fight it out on the courts right in New York City's backyard. Matches will be shown with sound, whenever possible on our outdoor 55" TV screen, weather permitting.

While you're here, enjoy a food special just from 'wichcraft. On Match Viewing days, you can purchase any entree with a beer or wine for just $17.

 
Thursday, September 4, 2014

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 watch world class tennis champions fight it out on the courts right in New York City's backyard. Matches will be shown with sound, whenever possible on our outdoor 55" TV screen, weather permitting.

While you're here, enjoy a food special just from 'wichcraft. On Match Viewing days, you can purchase any entree with a beer or wine for just $17.

 

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.

If juggling lessons are scheduled to take place on the lawn and the lawn happens to be closed, the jugglers will relocate to the 42nd Street Plaza.

 

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Board Game Social features games in their classic form with a board, special pieces and a little bit of competition. Try classics like Sorry, Clue, Monopoly, or Life.

 

A Note on Frank Owen

Happy Birthday Frank! – September 1, 2014

Frank Owens has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He has worked with an array of singers and received a gold record for his Rhythm Concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree. Mr. Owens hosts an open mic every Friday evening, 7:30 to 10:30 at Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave.

blog.bryantpark.org

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

 

Downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructor Jodie Rufty. Jodie has been teaching yoga since 1995 in NYC, and internationally. She is a senior Teacher and Teacher Trainer for Yoga Works in NYC and abroad, as well as a Reiki Master. Jodie has been teaching both the 200 and 300 hour Teacher Training programs for Yoga Works since 2004. She also leads workshops and retreats worldwide. Her knowledge passion and devotion make her a very powerful teacher/healer. Mats are provided by Athleta.

Pre-register online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Bryant Park Yoga is presented by Athleta with media support from Flavorpill.

 

Come watch world class tennis champions fight it out on the courts right in New York City's backyard. Matches will be shown with sound, whenever possible on our outdoor 55" TV screen, weather permitting.

While you're here, enjoy a food special just from 'wichcraft. On Match Viewing days, you can purchase any entree with a beer or wine for just $17.

 
Friday, September 5, 2014

Come watch world class tennis champions fight it out on the courts right in New York City's backyard. Matches will be shown with sound, whenever possible on our outdoor 55" TV screen, weather permitting.

While you're here, enjoy a food special just from 'wichcraft. On Match Viewing days, you can purchase any entree with a beer or wine for just $17.

 

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.

If juggling lessons are scheduled to take place on the lawn and the lawn happens to be closed, the jugglers will relocate to the 42nd Street Plaza.

 

A Note on Frank Owen

Happy Birthday Frank! – September 1, 2014

Frank Owens has had a career in virtually all aspects of the music profession. His television credits include the First David Letterman Show in 1980 and It's Showtime at the Apollo. He has worked with an array of singers and received a gold record for his Rhythm Concept of Tony Orlando and Dawn's Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree. Mr. Owens hosts an open mic every Friday evening, 7:30 to 10:30 at Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave.

blog.bryantpark.org

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 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.

For more information, check out the Fencing post on the Bryant Park Blog.

 

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Party Game Social is perfect for large groups and individuals looking to meet other players. With Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories and Menu Mash-Up, these games are sure to get the fun started.

Drop in anytime, as many party games allow for late additions.

 
Saturday, September 6, 2014

This modern dance class, now in its fourth year, is led by dancers from the world-renowned Limón Dance Company.

Experience the joy of movement and dance — open to all levels.


 

Come watch world class tennis champions fight it out on the courts right in New York City's backyard. Matches will be shown with sound, whenever possible on our outdoor 55" TV screen, weather permitting.

While you're here, enjoy a food special just from 'wichcraft. On Match Viewing days, you can purchase any entree with a beer or wine for just $17.

 

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.

If juggling lessons are scheduled to take place on the lawn and the lawn happens to be closed, the jugglers will relocate to the 42nd Street Plaza.

 

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

Though kids games are available whenever we are open, the Kids Time Game Social lets the little ones enjoy games geared especially towards them. Teach them Candyland, Old Maid, Memory, or Operation every weekend.


 

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