Events Calendar

Week of July 26 - August 1, 2015

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

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.

 

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona in May, Romeo and Juliet in July, and The Taming of the Shrew in September.

 
Monday, July 27, 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.

 

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.

 

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

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

 

A Note on Roy Eaton

Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags;Keyboard Classics for Children; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton, and here during his performance week. Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2010. Hear him on Youtube.com at Royeaton.mov.

Hear Roy 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

Kevin Bacon moves from Chicago to a small Midwestern town where he can't believe that rock music and dancing are banned. He meets a girl (Lori Singer) and convinces the town council and the preacher (John Lithgow) to let the prom go on. The songs Footloose and Let's Hear It for the Boy were Oscar nominated. Directed by Herbert Ross. (1984) 107 min. (R) Paramount

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 28, 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!

Jeffrey Posner's attitude for yoga is intense and uplifting. He has been training and teaching in the Greater New York area under the guidance of Dana Flynn and the Laughing Lotus
Yoga Center. His classes are described as fun and challenging providing "toolbox" techniques for approaching asanas and inversions.

After class, Jeff will host a mini workshop that will explain how to balance on your hands. Join us for this unique opportunity to strengthen your crane pose, fly that pigeon or hold that handstand. Just like balancing on the feet, you can learn this too!

RSVP online at http://yoga.bryantpark.org. 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 cancelled.

 

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.

 

BookClub discussion on Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

Facilitated by Max Gladstone, Last First Snow.

Stop by and pick up a free advanced copy of your book club choice while supply lasts.

Produced in partnership with New Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP 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 Roy Eaton

Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags;Keyboard Classics for Children; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton, and here during his performance week. Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2010. Hear him on Youtube.com at Royeaton.mov.

Hear Roy 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.

 

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 of Sibling Rivalry Press:

Jane Summer
Ralph Hamilton
Robert Siek
Priscilla Atkins

Presented in partnership with Sibling Rivalry Press


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.

 

Debut of The Knights in Bryant Park for their last outdoor concert of the summer – FREE – for music inspired by Spanish songs, myths and dances.

The evening’s musical journey features rarely heard gems from Baroque masters José de Nebra and Christoph Willibald Gluck, as well as dances spanning the 20th and 21st centuries by Manuel de Falla and the late flamenco virtuoso Paco de Lucia - the latter in a world premiere arrangement by Artistic Director Colin Jacobsen. Plus other new works and surprises are on tap.

Program

De Nebra (arr. Moreno): "Seguidillas de Orestes y Dircea"
Gluck: "Danse des spectres et des furies" from Don Juan
Gluck: Fandango
Boccherini: La Musica Notturna delle strade di Madrid
The Knights: Love Sonnet to Pablo Neruda
Geminiani: Concerto Grosso No. 12 in D Minor, "La Folia"
DeFalla (arr. Atkinson): Ritual Fire Dance from El Amor Brujo
Paco De Lucia (arr. C. Jacobsen): Zyryab

About The Knights

An orchestra of friends from a broad spectrum of the NYC music world who are deeply committed to creating original, engaging musical experiences. Led by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie and collaboration, The Knights seek to engage with contemporary culture through vibrant performances that honor the classical tradition and our passion for musical discovery. theknightsnyc.com

 
Wednesday, July 29, 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.

 

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.

 

Colin Quinn, The Coloring Book: A Comedian Solves Race Relations in America. Hosted by Dave Itzkoff, New York Times.

Laugh-out-loud look into why we tiptoe around the very subject we should be celebrating – diversity.

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 Roy Eaton

Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags;Keyboard Classics for Children; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton, and here during his performance week. Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2010. Hear him on Youtube.com at Royeaton.mov.

Hear Roy 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 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.

Manguito - Central American
Stefan Jekel - French
Melinda Fields - Balkan
Paul Stein - Klezmer + Yiddish
Laren Droll - Cajun + Zydeco
Nathan Koci - French, Balkan + English
Mayumi Miyaoka - Classical, Japanese, Tango + Waltz
Vitor Goncalves - Brazilian Choro + Forró
Jordan Shapiro - Cajun, British + Balkan
Bob Goldberg - World

Produced in collaboration with Ariana's List.

 

Kubb takes over the lawn during our single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments. Pre-register at Eventbrite with a group of up to 6 players; registration opens one month before the tournament. On-site registration starts at 5:30pm if space allows.

Please check in with host when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 5:50pm.

Read up on the rules here.

 

Charles Kaiser, The Cost of Courage

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 30, 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.

 

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: Helen Little
Co-Host: Perfect Crime

Pre-Show: Best Time Ever

Matilda
On The Town
Les Misérables
The Fantasticks
Happy 50ish

 

Cancelled due to inclement weather.

A Note on Roy Eaton

Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags;Keyboard Classics for Children; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton, and here during his performance week. Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2010. Hear him on Youtube.com at Royeaton.mov.

Hear Roy 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!

Coming from a small farm town where ʺyogaʺ meant running barefoot outdoors, climbing trees in escape of annoying siblings, and silent meditative walks through the woods with Holly Newton's father. Holly joyfully teaches and manages at Prana Power Yoga.

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

 

Experts from the PGA offer courses to perfect your game at The Green. Learn putting techniques, get tips on how to play golf in the metropolitan area, and hear about additional introductory golf opportunities.

The first 10 minutes of each session consists of group instruction, followed by smaller group and individual instruction. Putters will be provided, but you may bring your own if you prefer.

Each clinic date will feature two 45-minute sessions: Session 1 starts at 6:30pm and Session 2 starts at 7:15pm. Pre-register for the session you'd like to attend, and arrive 10 minutes before your session start time to check in. Walk-in registration will begin at 6:30pm for Session 1 and 7:15pm at Session 2 if space allows.

The instruction provided is not sequential, so please register for only one session.

Click the link below to register
July 30, Session 1
July 30, Session 2
August 13, Session 1
August 13, Session 2
September 17, Session 1
September 17, Session 2

 

Facilitated by: Miranda McLeod, Master of Fine Arts, New York University

Pen your own short story at this writers workshop guaranteed to improve and perfect. Pre-registration required.

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 31, 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.

 

A Note on Roy Eaton

Roy Eaton has a most impressive career. His first Carnegie Hall performance was in 1937, and he won the first ever Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award in 1950. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags;Keyboard Classics for Children; 24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton, and here during his performance week. Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2010. Hear him on Youtube.com at Royeaton.mov.

Hear Roy 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.

 

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona in May, Romeo and Juliet in July, and The Taming of the Shrew in September.

 
Saturday, August 1, 2015

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.

 

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.

 

Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company: The Two Gentlemen of Verona in May, Romeo and Juliet in July, and The Taming of the Shrew in September.

 

Spring 2015 Events Brochures

For information regarding summer camp visits, please call (212) 768-4242.

Emerging Music Festival

Emerging Music Festival

August 21, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Bryant Park Stage and Lawn

Bryant Park's first-ever Emerging Music Festival brings you five of NYC's best up-and-coming bands for FREE. You'll want to kick back and stay all night with food vendors, beer and wine for sale, and lawn games galore.

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