Events Calendar

Week of August 24 - August 30, 2014

Calendar
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Carousel style pétanque tournament for this popular European game organized by La Boule New Yorkaise, NYC's championship-winning club.

For tournament details, registration information, and entry fees, please visit La Boule New Yorkaise.

 

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.


 
Monday, August 25, 2014

Energize your day with a workout before work.

Join park neighbor Pilates on Fifth for an al fresco mat Pilates class. Studio owners Katherine and Kimberly Corp help you target the deep muscles of the abdomen to and spine to build a strong body from the inside out. The hour long class is paced for an energetic workout and open to all skill and age levels.

Some mats will be provided, but class participants are encouraged to bring their own.

Rain cancellation decisions will be made by 5pm on Sunday evening; please check our website and Twitter.

Check out the full FitClub lineup:
Mondays: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth
Wednesdays: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC

For more information, check out our blog post.

 

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.

 

Ciao! Ola! Konnichiwa! Hola!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, and Spanish with instruction by inlingua. Learn a new language in these standalone beginner classes. Classes are not cumulative, so you may attend any class throughout the season.

Registration is required, and opens one week before each class date. Please email inlinguainBryantPark@inlingua.com to reserve a spot. 20 student capacity per class. Attendance limited to one class for each language offered.

For more information, check out the inlingua Language Classes post on the Bryant Park blog.

 

Grab a crayon or drawing pencil and contribute to the Community Scroll, a collaborative piece of art on the south side of the Fifth Avenue Terrace.

You are also invited to use free craft supplies and professional-quality drawing materials on the north side of the Fifth Avenue Terrace. Look for the Teaching Artist at the Bryant Park Art Cart.

 

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 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."

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

 

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, August 26, 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 Julie Marx. Julie teaches at YogaWorks Soho and Union Square. She is a mentor in the YogaWorks Teacher Training Program as well. Her classes are playful, challenging, and supportive.  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.

 

Grab a crayon or drawing pencil and contribute to the Community Scroll, a collaborative piece of art on the south side of the Fifth Avenue Terrace.

You are also invited to use free craft supplies and professional-quality drawing materials on the north side of the Fifth Avenue Terrace. Look for the Teaching Artist at the Bryant Park Art Cart.

 

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.

 

John Hope Bryant, Entrepreneur and Founder of Operation HOPE
How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class. The Solution for the 100%
Hosted by Dan Hanson, Sustainability Investments Expert, Partner and Head of U.S. Equities at Jarislowsky Fraser USA

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 "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."

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

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

Call 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.

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.

 

The Bryant Park Reading Room presents:

Amber Atiya
Peter Gizzi
Cathy Park Hong
Dorothea Lasky

Presented in partnership with Tim Donnelly.

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, August 27, 2014

Energize your day with a workout before work.

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

Check out the full FitClub lineup:
Mondays: Pilates with Pilates on Fifth
Wednesdays: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC

For more information, check out our blog post.

 

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.

 

Grab a crayon or drawing pencil and contribute to the Community Scroll, a collaborative piece of art on the south side of the Fifth Avenue Terrace.

You are also invited to use free craft supplies and professional-quality drawing materials on the north side of the Fifth Avenue Terrace. Look for the Teaching Artist at the Bryant Park Art Cart.

 

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 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."

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

 

Fresh from the AfroPunk Festival on Sunday in Brooklyn, Tamar-kali closes out the 2014 Bryant Park After Work series with her Black Bottom Revue.

A hardcore soul queen and full of ingenuity, Tamar-kali is a guitarist and songstress whose dynamic compositions command attention during her incendiary performances.

Tamar-kali, guitar/vocals,
Jerome Jordan, guitar/background vocals,
Alex Nolan, guitar,
Jeremiah Hosea, bass/background vocals,
Mark Robohm, drums

Curated by Somi.

About Bryant Park After Work
Original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist, Somi.

 

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, August 28, 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.

 

Grab a crayon or drawing pencil and contribute to the Community Scroll, a collaborative piece of art on the south side of the Fifth Avenue Terrace.

You are also invited to use free craft supplies and professional-quality drawing materials on the north side of the Fifth Avenue Terrace. Look for the Teaching Artist at the Bryant Park Art Cart.

 

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.

 

Participate in one of three weekly lunchtime tournaments this August (August 7, 14, 21) for the chance to earn a spot in the final championship round on Thursday, August 28. (Rain Date: August 29)

There will be a grand prize for the winner of the Championship round.

Pre-registration is required for qualifying rounds. Participation in the Putting Championship Finals will be by invitation only. The highest scores from previous tournaments will earn a spot. Please check-in with attendant by 12:20pm when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 12:30pm.

 

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."

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 Julie Marx. Julie teaches at YogaWorks Soho and Union Square. She is a mentor in the YogaWorks Teacher Training Program as well. Her classes are playful, challenging, and supportive.  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.

 

Shakespeare resides in the park in May and August for romance, murder, comedy, and a bit of New York.

Boomerang Theatre Company presents
Love's Labour's Lost

Directed by Cailin Heffernan

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes. A king and friends swear an
oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test. Produced by the award-winning Boomerang Theatre Company, known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 7pm
August 14 – August 30

Click here for more information about Bryant Park Shakespeare.

 

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, August 29, 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.

 

Grab a crayon or drawing pencil and contribute to the Community Scroll, a collaborative piece of art on the south side of the Fifth Avenue Terrace.

You are also invited to use free craft supplies and professional-quality drawing materials on the north side of the Fifth Avenue Terrace. Look for the Teaching Artist at the Bryant Park Art Cart.

 

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."

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

 

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.

 

Shakespeare resides in the park in May and August for romance, murder, comedy, and a bit of New York.

Boomerang Theatre Company presents
Love's Labour's Lost

Directed by Cailin Heffernan

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes. A king and friends swear an
oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test. Produced by the award-winning Boomerang Theatre Company, known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 7pm
August 14 – August 30

Click here for more information about Bryant Park Shakespeare.

 

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.

 
Saturday, August 30, 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.


 

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.

 

Shakespeare resides in the park in May and August for romance, murder, comedy, and a bit of New York.

Boomerang Theatre Company presents
Love's Labour's Lost

Directed by Cailin Heffernan

Shakespeare's smart comedy about the battle of the sexes. A king and friends swear an
oath to renounce women, but a princess and companions put that plan to the test. Produced by the award-winning Boomerang Theatre Company, known for its Shakespeare series in Central Park.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 7pm
August 14 – August 30

Click here for more information about Bryant Park Shakespeare.

 

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.

 

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