Events Calendar

Week of September 28 - October 4, 2014

Calendar
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Formed doubles 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.

 

Food Bank invites you to Go Orange to End Hunger

Visit the Orange Action Stations along the Upper Terrace and discover fun and interactive ways to Go Orange to End Hunger.

Gather a group of friends, family or co-workers – and test your knowledge of New York City during a one of a kind scavenger hunt. Guaranteed to be a great time for a great cause!

For more info visit: goorange.org

To register for the scavenger hunt: https://food-bank-urban-adventure.eventbrite.com

 

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, September 29, 2014

Due to necessary upgrades to the surface material, The Tables will be closed Monday, September 29 through Friday, October 3. This includes our regular staffed hours, as well as unsupervised play.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but look forward to the improved playing area for ping pong!

 

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.

 

A Note on Ayako Shirasaki

Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a “tender touch” (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to “brisk runs” (like Bud Powell) – which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD "Some Other Time".

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

 

Bringing you the latest country music out of Nashville courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry.

Arista Nashville recording duo The Swon Brothers (Zach and Colton) are hot on the charts with their first single, “Later On,” which is currently in the Top 15 at country radio, and launched with the most opening-week radio adds of any debut single in the history of music publication Country Aircheck. The journey marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the history of the Swons, who have been performing professionally since childhood. Honored with the Rising Star award by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, the Muskogee, OK, natives first hit the national radar charming fans with their incredible sibling harmonies and fun-loving personalities as finalists on “Team Blake” in Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice. Co-produced by the brothers and Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans), the Swons’ self-titled major-label debut album will be released on October 14th. The duo is nominated for “Vocal Duo of the Year” for The 48th Annual CMA Awards, which will broadcast on November 5th on ABC Television.

Full Schedule
September 29: The Swon Brothers
October 1: Dustin Lynch
October 2: Kristian Bush

Presented by Southwest Airlines.

 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Due to necessary upgrades to the surface material, The Tables will be closed Monday, September 29 through Friday, October 3. This includes our regular staffed hours, as well as unsupervised play.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but look forward to the improved playing area for ping pong!

 

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.

 

A Note on Ayako Shirasaki

Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a “tender touch” (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to “brisk runs” (like Bud Powell) – which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD "Some Other Time".

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

 

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 for an awesome boot camp class in the middle of NYC at Bryant Park sponsored in conjunction with the National Safe Kids Foundation and taught by Dr. Jordan Metzl.

Gates open at 5:30pm
Work out 5:45-6:45pm

Register here.

 

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 Poets Wear Prada:

Joel Allegretti
Erik La Prade
Hilary Sideris
John J. Trause
Tantra-Zawadi

Presented in partnership with Poets Wear Prada

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, October 1, 2014

Due to necessary upgrades to the surface material, The Tables will be closed Monday, September 29 through Friday, October 3. This includes our regular staffed hours, as well as unsupervised play.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but look forward to the improved playing area for ping pong!

 

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.

 

A Note on Ayako Shirasaki

Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a “tender touch” (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to “brisk runs” (like Bud Powell) – which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD "Some Other Time".

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

 

Bringing you the latest country music out of Nashville courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry.

Broken Bow Records’ Dustin Lynch occupies a unique place in today’s country music. Thanks to his classic sensibilities, he’s been heralded as the heir to George Strait’s throne. Yet with one listen to his newest Top 5 hit, “Where It’s At,” it’s obvious the young Tennessee native knows how to combine his traditional influences with an edgy intensity that places him at the vanguard of today’s contemporary country scene.

Since the release of his Platinum-selling debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” Lynch has surpassed 16.5 million views on YouTube/ VEVO and soared to #1 on the MTV Music Meter. He’s earned a Top 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs Chart, a #2 Country radio single, two American Country Award nominations and a CMT Music Award nomination. “Cowboys and Angels” was one of Billboard’s Top 5 Country Songs of 2012. Lynch was lauded in Rolling Stone’s 2013 Best of Rock Issue, ELLE named him a “Best New Country Music Artist of 2013” while People Country and Us Weekly both proclaimed Lynch one of its “2014 Sexiest Men of Country. Rolling Stone Countryrecently named Lynch one of “The Best Things We Saw at CMA Music Fest 2014.” Lynch’s new album WHERE IT’S AT hit stores Sept. 9.

Full Schedule
September 29: The Swon Brothers
October 1: Dustin Lynch
October 2: Kristian Bush

Presented by Southwest Airlines.

 
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Due to necessary upgrades to the surface material, The Tables will be closed Monday, September 29 through Friday, October 3. This includes our regular staffed hours, as well as unsupervised play.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but look forward to the improved playing area for ping pong!

 

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.

 

A Note on Ayako Shirasaki

Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a “tender touch” (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to “brisk runs” (like Bud Powell) – which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD "Some Other Time".

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

 

Bringing you the latest country music out of Nashville courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry.

Kristian Bush has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades and is now taking the lead as a solo artist with buzzed-about single “Trailer Hitch.” Named USA Today's "Song of the Week," the infectious tune brings Bush’s voice front-and-center and is the first offering from his forthcoming debut solo album executive produced by Byron Gallimore (Streamsound Records). The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist started his career with folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early '90s, releasing a much-lauded pair of albums for Atlantic Records (self-titled debut and BLOOM). In 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including GRAMMYs, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs. To date, Bush has garnered six BMI Awards for his songwriting, and in 2011 founded the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect. Recent producing/songwriting collaborations include Mike Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Dia Frampton, Ellis Paul, Matt Nathanson, the dB’s, Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, and up-and-comers including Larkin Poe, Natalie Stovall, Canaan Smith, Jaida Dreyer, Alana Springsteen, and The Voice contestant Savannah Berry.

Full Schedule
September 29: The Swon Brothers
October 1: Dustin Lynch
October 2: Kristian Bush

Presented by Southwest Airlines.

 
Friday, October 3, 2014

Due to necessary upgrades to the surface material, The Tables will be closed Monday, September 29 through Friday, October 3. This includes our regular staffed hours, as well as unsupervised play.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but look forward to the improved playing area for ping pong!

 

A Note on Ayako Shirasaki

Ayako Shirasaki is a virtuoso pianist who performs in and around the New York City area. Her techniques range from a “tender touch” (like the late Tommy Flanagan) to “brisk runs” (like Bud Powell) – which can be heard on her recent piano trio CD "Some Other Time".

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

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.

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

 
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Compete in Pointing and Shooting at this special pétanque event, featuring the 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.

 

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