Events Calendar

Week of April 19 - April 25, 2015

Calendar
Monday, April 20, 2015

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.

 

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.

 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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.

 

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.

 

Featuring the Poets of Marsh Hawk Press:
Burt Kimmelman
Stephen Paul Miller
Christina Olivares
Jon Curley

Presented in partnership with Marsh Hawk Press

This program will be held at:
Kinokuniya Bookstore
1073 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018

 
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Energize your day with a workout before work

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 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.

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.

 

For Kids (8-12 years, guardian must be present)

Teaching Artist provides expert instruction in drawing, taking inspiration from the architecture, monuments, and people in Bryant Park. Learn basic drawing techniques including line, composition, shading, and depth.

Pencils, eraser, paper, and drawing board provided. Sessions are non-cumulative.

Lessons are capped at 15 participants, and registration is required.

First time participants:
Click here to register online.

Returning participants:
Stop by a lesson to see if there is space available. Online registration is only available to first time participants.

 
Thursday, April 23, 2015

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 William Shakespeare's 451st birthday with performances, activities, and more.

Presented by The Drilling Company.

12:30 - 1:00pm
Wonderful Words
Throughout Bryant Park
Some of Shakespeare's greatest speeches, scenes, sonnets, lines, and more are performed by Drilling Company actors.

1:00 - 1:30pm
Thicket & Thistle
Fountain Terrace
Original music interweaving the sonnets of Shakespeare from this NYC-based folk band.

1:30 - 2:00pm
Shakespeare Speech
Fountain Terrace
Read a favorite speech from a Shakespeare play and win a Birthday Bash T-shirt.

2:00 - 2:30pm
Boosting the Banner
Fountain Terrace
Shakespeare Birthday Bash Banners are raised for all to enjoy.

Add a favorite Shakespeare quotation to the Birthday Banner at any time during the event on the Fountain Terrace.

Shakespeare is for everyone!

 

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 24, 2015

November Project takes over Bryant Park today at 6:28am sharp! Stop by and get your morning workout in with Andrew Ference, Captain of the Edmonton Oilers.

November Project is a FREE fitness movement that uses a simple sense of accountability to motivate and encourage anyone to get out of bed and move! Workout sessions every Wednesday and Friday mornings, check out their website for more information.

 

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.

 

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. Must be 16 or older to participate.

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

 
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come, first served. Call Orvis at 212-827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Saturdays
April 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20
July 11, 25

 

Kick off the 2015 season of Bryant Park Tai Chi with free instruction and a continuous demonstration of Tai Chi to celebrate this global holiday.

Presented by the Tai Chi Chuan Center.

 

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.

 

Spring 2015 Events Brochures

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