Events Calendar

Week of July 5 - July 11, 2015

Calendar
Sunday, July 5, 2015

Carousel style doubles pétanque tournament for this popular 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.

 

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 6, 2015

Energize your day with a workout before work

Barre3 is the modern evolution of the barre workout and combines yoga, Pilates, and ballet. Every workout includes an isometric hold, controlled one-inch movements, and functional large range of motion. This three-step sequence is designed to burn fat, build strength, and improve posture. Taught by the experts from barre3.

No equipment or registration is necessary; bringing a water bottle is encouraged.

Rain call will be made the night before by 10pm.

 

Read Everywhere!

Sit, read, and relax in a colorful outdoor reading lounge presented by The New York Public Library. The space features books recommended by expert librarians, author talks, a book swap, and a wall on which people write their own summer reading recommendations.

While you read, grab a bite to eat at Food Trucks on Fifth.

#ireadeverywhere

 

Food Trucks on Fifth features five of New York City’s most innovative food vendors on a rotating schedule from June 22 – July 17.

Mondays: Phil's Steaks
NYC’s first authentic Philly Cheesesteak truck jawn

Tuesdays: Souvlaki GR
A little taste of Mykonos in the heart of NYC

Wednesdays: Kimchi Taco
Fresh and bold flavors of Korean BBQ
*June 24 only - Red Hook Lobster Pound

Thursdays: Red Hook Lobster Pound
Lobster rolls and seafood straight from the Maine coast
*June 25 only - Neapolitan Express Vegan

Fridays: Neapolitan Express
Authentic Neapolitan-style pizza made with fresh ingredients

#foodtruckson5th

 

Ciao!

Bryant Park speaks Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Japanese 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 without needing to play catch up.

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.

 

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.

 

Lively and entertaining commentary on the films of Paul Thomas Anderson.

With resident film expert Scott Adlerberg and film critic and author Stephen Whitty.

In case of rain, Word for Word Reel Talks will be canceled.

 

A Note on Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

Hear Jon 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

 

presented by Bank of America

The model for all disaster movies is an epic featuring the biggest stars of the time: Gene Hackman, Leslie Nielsen, Shelley Winters, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy McDowall, and more. A luxury liner is capsized by a rogue wave and with the entire world turned upside down, the survivors must fight for their lives. (1972) 117 min. (PG) Fox

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
presented by Bank of America

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 7, 2015

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 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Named one of the 100 Women in Wellness, Lauren Imparato launched I.AM.YOU in 2009, a lifestyle company based on Yoga, Nourishment, Mindset and Music. Lauren is known for her athletic yoga classes and real approach to wellness, nourishment, yoga and life. Lauren pulls from various traditions to package wellness specifically for the chaotic modern lives we lead. She is working on her first book, due out with Penguin in late 2015.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are welcome as well.

 

Read Everywhere!

Sit, read, and relax in a colorful outdoor reading lounge presented by The New York Public Library. The space features books recommended by expert librarians, author talks, a book swap, and a wall on which people write their own summer reading recommendations.

While you read, grab a bite to eat at Food Trucks on Fifth.

#ireadeverywhere

 

Hosted by: Cali Co Cat

Tails, Meowsic, and Arts & Crafts to boot!

In case of rain, Word for Word StoryTime will be cancelled.

 

Food Trucks on Fifth features five of New York City’s most innovative food vendors on a rotating schedule from June 22 – July 17.

Mondays: Phil's Steaks
NYC’s first authentic Philly Cheesesteak truck jawn

Tuesdays: Souvlaki GR
A little taste of Mykonos in the heart of NYC

Wednesdays: Kimchi Taco
Fresh and bold flavors of Korean BBQ
*June 24 only - Red Hook Lobster Pound

Thursdays: Red Hook Lobster Pound
Lobster rolls and seafood straight from the Maine coast
*June 25 only - Neapolitan Express Vegan

Fridays: Neapolitan Express
Authentic Neapolitan-style pizza made with fresh ingredients

#foodtruckson5th

 

Meditate in the heart of the big city with Ziva Meditation. Reduce your level of stress, perform at the top of your game more consistently, improve the quality of your sleep, and do less and accomplish more with this free weekly class. No registration required; all levels welcome.

 

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.

 

Bruce Lourie & Rick Smith, Canadian Environmentalists & Authors of Slow Death by Rubber Duck & Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World.

Tom Szaky, CEO Terracycle Global Recycling
Albe Zakes, Global VP of Communications, Terracycle Global Recycling
Make Garbage Great: The Terracycle Family Guide to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Hosted by Adam Sobel, Atmospheric Scientist, Professor Columbia University
Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future

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 Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

Hear Jon 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.

 

Specialty art classes with instruction by Artist & Craftsman Supply. All skill levels are welcome, and necessary materials are provided.

Basic Color Theory is a class recommended for adults, age 16+. Registration is required.

Click here to register at Eventbrite.

 

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

On Tuesdays, we play the classic word game Scrabble.

 

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:

Tony Hoagland, Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays
Jeffrey McDaniel, Chapel of Inadvertent Joy
Regie Cabico, Flicker and Spark: a Contemporary Queer Anthology of Spoken Word and Poetry

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 8, 2015

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.

For more information, check out our blog post.

 

Start your day with a contemplative walk around the park, led by a meditation guide.

Developed with support from the Shinnyo Center for Meditation and Well-being.

 

Read Everywhere!

Sit, read, and relax in a colorful outdoor reading lounge presented by The New York Public Library. The space features books recommended by expert librarians, author talks, a book swap, and a wall on which people write their own summer reading recommendations.

While you read, grab a bite to eat at Food Trucks on Fifth.

#ireadeverywhere

 

Food Trucks on Fifth features five of New York City’s most innovative food vendors on a rotating schedule from June 22 – July 17.

Mondays: Phil's Steaks
NYC’s first authentic Philly Cheesesteak truck jawn

Tuesdays: Souvlaki GR
A little taste of Mykonos in the heart of NYC

Wednesdays: Kimchi Taco
Fresh and bold flavors of Korean BBQ
*June 24 only - Red Hook Lobster Pound

Thursdays: Red Hook Lobster Pound
Lobster rolls and seafood straight from the Maine coast
*June 25 only - Neapolitan Express Vegan

Fridays: Neapolitan Express
Authentic Neapolitan-style pizza made with fresh ingredients

#foodtruckson5th

 

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.

 

Lead singer of Slipknot and Stone Sour sounds off about the things that tick him off most – not the least of which is the sorry state of lots of music today.

Learn more about Corey!
Learn more about Lou!

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 Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

Hear Jon 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

 

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.

 

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

On Wednesdays, we play the popular strategy game Settlers of Catan.

 

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordion Queen - American Popular
Calpulli Accordion Ensemble - Mexican Traditional
Doug Makofka - Baroque Classical
Hannah Temple - Eastern European Banquet
Mark Vidor - French Folk Dance
Earl Accordionist - Polka + Tango
Evan Perry-Giblin - Pan-Latin Folk
John Sherman - Cajun, Appalachian + Blues
Niall O'Leary - Irish
Vitor Gonçalves - Brazilian Choro + Forró

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

 

Harold Holzer, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

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 9, 2015

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.

 

Read Everywhere!

Sit, read, and relax in a colorful outdoor reading lounge presented by The New York Public Library. The space features books recommended by expert librarians, author talks, a book swap, and a wall on which people write their own summer reading recommendations.

While you read, grab a bite to eat at Food Trucks on Fifth.

#ireadeverywhere

 

Food Trucks on Fifth features five of New York City’s most innovative food vendors on a rotating schedule from June 22 – July 17.

Mondays: Phil's Steaks
NYC’s first authentic Philly Cheesesteak truck jawn

Tuesdays: Souvlaki GR
A little taste of Mykonos in the heart of NYC

Wednesdays: Kimchi Taco
Fresh and bold flavors of Korean BBQ
*June 24 only - Red Hook Lobster Pound

Thursdays: Red Hook Lobster Pound
Lobster rolls and seafood straight from the Maine coast
*June 25 only - Neapolitan Express Vegan

Fridays: Neapolitan Express
Authentic Neapolitan-style pizza made with fresh ingredients

#foodtruckson5th

 

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: Penn & Teller

STOMP
WICKED
It Shoulda Been You
FUERZA BRUTA

 

A Note on Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

Hear Jon 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

 

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

On Thursdays, beginners are invited to play chess.

 

Perfect your downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn at our 12th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal and media support from Flavorpill. Mats are provided by Athleta - no need to bring your own!

Sara Clark is known for her compassionate teaching style and calming presence. Her unique blend of power and intention allows students to safely explore their highest potential both on and off the mat. Sarah's empowering vinyasa flow will nourish your soul, inspire you to deepen your practice, and leave you wanting more.

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. Walk-ins are welcome as well.

 

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

Facilitated by: B.C. Edwards

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.

Registration is required for this event.
Register

 
Friday, July 10, 2015

Read Everywhere!

Sit, read, and relax in a colorful outdoor reading lounge presented by The New York Public Library. The space features books recommended by expert librarians, author talks, a book swap, and a wall on which people write their own summer reading recommendations.

While you read, grab a bite to eat at Food Trucks on Fifth.

#ireadeverywhere

 

Food Trucks on Fifth features five of New York City’s most innovative food vendors on a rotating schedule from June 22 – July 17.

Mondays: Phil's Steaks
NYC’s first authentic Philly Cheesesteak truck jawn

Tuesdays: Souvlaki GR
A little taste of Mykonos in the heart of NYC

Wednesdays: Kimchi Taco
Fresh and bold flavors of Korean BBQ
*June 24 only - Red Hook Lobster Pound

Thursdays: Red Hook Lobster Pound
Lobster rolls and seafood straight from the Maine coast
*June 25 only - Neapolitan Express Vegan

Fridays: Neapolitan Express
Authentic Neapolitan-style pizza made with fresh ingredients

#foodtruckson5th

 

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 Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber has recorded and toured all over the world, winning numerous accolades for performance and composition - and scoring extensively for television since 1987. Gary Burton, Roy Hargrove, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Avishai Cohen have all recorded Jon's music. His newest critically-acclaimed release, Simple Complex, rose to #1. Jon lives in New York City and hosts NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars, after frequently serving as guest host for Marian McPartland on NPR's Piano Jazz.

Hear Jon 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

 

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

On Fridays, we play the popular party game Apples to Apples.

 

Jennifer Muller/The Works
Powerhouse dance that is engaging, inspirational and evocative, illuminating the human spirit. http://www.jmtw.org/

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company
Remarkable virtuosity, musicality, innovation and vibrant humor with highly charismatic performers. http://gwirtzmandance.org/

Manuel Vignoulle Dance
Athletic and sensuous, thrilling works connected by unbridled possibility. http://www.manuelvignoulle.com/

Some of the city's most exciting dance companies perform their latest works. Each week features a well-known company, an established company, and young company. Produced in collaboration with Inception to Exhibition.

 
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Read Everywhere!

Sit, read, and relax in a colorful outdoor reading lounge presented by The New York Public Library. The space features books recommended by expert librarians, author talks, a book swap, and a wall on which people write their own summer reading recommendations.

While you read, grab a bite to eat at Food Trucks on Fifth.

#ireadeverywhere

 

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

 

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

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

 

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.

 

Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends With Author David Stabler & Ron Greschner, New York Ranger Alumni
Produced in partnership with Penguin Random House

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.

 

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 cancelled.

 

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