Events Calendar

Week of August 17 - August 23, 2014

Calendar
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Enjoy a free concert of Sunday jazz in the park.

Talisman is a trio comprised of jazz & flamenco guitarist Diego Campo, trumpeter Omar Akil Little and bassist Aaron Wright. Based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Talisman plays a diverse repertoire that ranges from jazz standards to traditional percussive Spanish Bulerias; from Duke Ellington to Paco de Lucia. Talisman offer a warm, ambient, atmospheric sound which is at the same time passionate and powerful.

 

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 18, 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.

 

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.

 

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 Victor Lin

Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of the Piano in Bryant Park series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.

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

 

Director Stanley Kubrick builds an unbearable tension until the end. Jack Nicholson plays an unstable writer who takes a job in the off-season at an isolated resort, which may be haunted by guests who never checked out. Shelley Duvall is his wife and Danny Lloyd their young son who sees horrific premonitions. (1980) 142 min. (Warner Bros.) R Rated


HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Presented by Bank of America

With City MD, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, and The Wall Street Journal

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, August 19, 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 Maya Magennis. Maya teaches at YogaWorks Soho. Her classes emphasize intelligent asana, a focused mind and a little bit of fun and laughter. 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.

 

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.

 

Book Club discussion on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

Facilitated by Garnette Cadogan, Arts & Culture Writer.

Produced in partnership with Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP USA).

We are currently out of Book Club books.

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 Victor Lin

Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of the Piano in Bryant Park series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.

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.

 

We're bringing a little piece of Denver to New York City during the month of August. Join us for Red Rocks concert viewings, with food and drink specials provided by 'wichcraft. We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of one of Colorado's finest beers: Mama's Little Yella Pils.

Want to win a to the Mile High city? We're sending one lucky winner and their guest on the ultimate Denver getaway. Check back soon for more contest details.

 

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 Red Hen Press:

Douglas Kearney
LaTasha Diggs
Andrea Scarpino
Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Presented in partnership with Red Hen 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.

 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Energize your day with a workout before work

PLEASE NOTE: Class will take place today, August 20, 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.

 

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.

 

The Spotted Pig-founder, renowned chef, and cookbook author at a special lunchtime edition of Taste Talks - a 2-day showcase of culinary workshops and discussions by top chefs and experts on the latest trends in food and drink.

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 Victor Lin

Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of the Piano in Bryant Park series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.

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

 

These three artists weave processed and acoustic sounds into gritty and rousing jazz, R&B, and electronica compositions: an eclectic sonic collision of beats. www.wethiefs.com

Guillermo E. Brown, drums/vocals/electronics
Keith Witty, double bass/electronics
Ben Wendel, saxophone/electronics

Program: (subject to change)
Doute/s
Hurricane Days
DayBaby
Olive Island
All Day
Play Me at Night

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.

 

Danielle Allen - Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

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, August 21, 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.

 

We're bringing a little piece of Denver to New York City during the month of August. Join us for Red Rocks concert viewings, with food and drink specials provided by 'wichcraft. We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of one of Colorado's finest beers: Mama's Little Yella Pils.

Want to win a to the Mile High city? We're sending one lucky winner and their guest on the ultimate Denver getaway. Check back soon for more contest details.

 

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. On-site registration will open at 12pm if space allows. Please check-in with attendant at 12pm when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 12:30pm. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 12:20pm.

 

A Note on Victor Lin

Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of the Piano in Bryant Park series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.

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 by for a special AcroYoga demonstration before participating in Thursday evening's yoga session. AcroYoga Crew are NYC based dynamic performers who take pride in sharing their love of acrobatics, yoga and the healing arts while cultivating trust, connection, and playfulness. Certified AcroYoga instructor at Om Factory NYC, Linda Mittel brings together extraordinary talent including Alyssa Arroyo, Alexandra Douglas, Mendel Romaneko, Siewli Stark and Lauren Tallody.

 

Downward dog under the trees and on the lush lawn with YogaWorks instructor Maya Magennis. Maya teaches at YogaWorks Soho. Her classes emphasize intelligent asana, a focused mind and a little bit of fun and laughter. Mats are provided by Athleta.

Today's class also offers a special demonstration from AcroYoga Crew at 5:45PM. AcroYoga Crew are NYC based dynamic performers who take pride in sharing their love of acrobatics, yoga and the healing arts while cultivating trust, connection, and playfulness. Certified AcroYoga instructor at Om Factory NYC, Linda Mittel brings together extraordinary talent including Alyssa Arroyo, Alexandra Douglas, Mendel Romaneko, Siewli Stark and Lauren Tallody.

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.

 
Friday, August 22, 2014

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 Victor Lin

Victor Lin is happy to have been a part of the Piano in Bryant Park series since it began in 2004. A former student of jazz legend Kenny Barron, Victor is currently a jazz music instructor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and The Calhoun School.

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.

 
Saturday, August 23, 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.


 

Graphic Novel Superhero Captain Underpants joins Cali Co Cat for crafts, games and fun, fun, fun under the Bryant Park sun!

Produced in partnership with The Scholastic Store

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.

 

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.


 

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.

 

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