Events Calendar

Week of June 19 - June 25, 2016

Calendar
Sunday, June 19, 2016

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, June 20, 2016

Ola!

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, 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.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Evan Baehr and Evan Loomis, Get Backed: Craft Your Story, Build the Perfect Pitch Deck, and Launch the Venture of Your Dreams(Harvard Business School)

Patrick J. McGinnis, Venture Capitalist, Coined the Term “FOMO” 

The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job 

Hosted by Richard Jackson, Global Head of Leveraged and Acquisition Finance, HSBC Securities 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. Japan will be added to his list of worldwide performances in July. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags;Keyboard Classics for Children24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton. Honoroing his extensive carreer in Advertising, Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2010. Hear him on Youtube.com at #royeaton.

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

So Ferris, what did you learn in school today? Instead of hitting the books or turning in homework, a rebellious student skips out for a carefree day around Chicago. Among his stops are the Art Institute, the Sears (Willis) Tower and Wrigley Field (Cubs vs. Braves). John Hughes’ teen comedy with Matthew Broderick was an instant hit, appealing to the truant in all of us. The musical score runs the gamut from Wayne Newton’s “Danke Schoen” to the Beatles’ “Twist and Shout." (1986) 103 MIN. (PG-13) (PARAMOUNT)

 

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, June 21, 2016

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 13th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal. Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats - no need to bring your own.

Today's class is led by Dan Nevins. Dan shares his story of service on and off of the battlefield, and the life lessons he has learned, as a bilateral below the knee amputee. His story of how meditation and yoga rescued him from darkness continues to be his leading source of inspiration to help lead fellow wounded warriors to their yoga mats. Dan feel strongly about the life changing power of yoga and devotes most of his  time to teaching yoga, leading “Take Off Your Legs” yoga workshops, teacher training weekends and master classes at every opportunity.

RSVP online at http://bryantparkyoga.eventbrite.com. Walk-ins are welcome as well. 

 

Drawing Workshop 

Have you always wanted to try drawing outdoors but felt intimidated, but never taken your art materials outdoor? This workshop gets you ready to work outdoors to draw everyone’s familiar subject, Bryant Park. It will start from basic understanding in drawing materials, techniques and composition in the beginning of the class, then students are off to work on their own subject matter. By drawing within limited time frame, students’ decision-making becomes faster and they seek for essential elements, composition, simplifying light and shadow shapes to complete the drawing

Learn the basic skills of watercolor, urban sketching, and drawing taught by the professionals from our Painter in Residence Program. Workshops are limited to 10-12 participants per class (First come, first serve). Registration required. Classes are free and limited supplies will be provided. 

Eventbrite - Artists' Studio Workshops: Drawing with Yuka Imata

Yuka Imata earned her B.F.A. at Massachusetts College of Art and Design followed by Art Students League of New York winning the Xavier Gonzales and Ethel Edwards Grant to study in Spain. She has received awards from the Salmagundi and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Clubs and was featured in American Artist and Plein Air Magazines. Her work has shown throughout the U.S. at the Chelsea Art Museum (NY), Canton Museum of Art (OH), National Arts Club, Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, and overseas in Florence, Tokyo, Yokohama and at the Museum of Kyoto. She is represented by the Good Gallery in Kent, CT. 

 

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.

 

Produced in partnership with Penguin Random House

 

 

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. Japan will be added to his list of worldwide performances in July. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags;Keyboard Classics for Children24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton. Honoroing his extensive carreer in Advertising, Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2010. Hear him on Youtube.com at #royeaton.

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.

 

presented by Make Music New York

For the second straight year, Make Music NY presents Sousapalooza, a massive, brassy tribute to the March King in Bryant Park. Featuring all the best-loved marches and fanfares by Philip Sousa and his contemporaries. 


Conductor Jeff W. Ball of the Brooklyn Wind Symphony will return to lead the ensemble, and new players are welcome to take part alongside returning players.

Whether a professional or amateur, an individual or a band director, a student or a teacher with your own private studio, you and your colleagues are invited to join in. Once registered, you will be contacted to assign parts and confirm all details. (It goes without saying that, just like all Make Music events, there is no charge to participate.)

You can join in the fun! To sign up and get more information visit http://makemusicny.org/blog/mmnys-2nd-annual-sousapalooza/.

DETAILS

Schedule:

5:00pm: Performers arrive and set up
5:30-6:30pm: Sousapalooza Performance

 

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.

 

Stop in during our weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games. The first session is structured as a game demo so you can learn the basics. In the weeks following, join the social to develop strategy and skill.

Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

 

Featuring the poets:

Janine Joseph 

Patrick Rosal

Jee Leong Koh

Franny Choi

Produced in partnership with Kundiman

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, June 22, 2016

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp on the Fountain Terrace, on the Sixth Avenue side of the park. 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.

 

This class, presented by the Shinnyo Center for Meditation & Well-Being, translates fundamental Buddhist principles into experiences that can be accessible to anyone in contemporary society. The Walking Meditation classes will begin at the Upper Terrace gravel (across from the Bryant Park Cafe) with opening remarks and instruction; then, the class will conduct a slow and mindful turn about the park. With the Walking Meditation class, you'll have already had a powerful experience by the time you go into work!

 

Drawing Workshop 

Have you always wanted to try drawing outdoors but felt intimidated, but never taken your art materials outdoor? This workshop gets you ready to work outdoors to draw everyone’s familiar subject, Bryant Park. It will start from basic understanding in drawing materials, techniques and composition in the beginning of the class, then students are off to work on their own subject matter. By drawing within limited time frame, students’ decision-making becomes faster and they seek for essential elements, composition, simplifying light and shadow shapes to complete the drawing

Learn the basic skills of watercolor, urban sketching, and drawing taught by the professionals from our Painter in Residence Program. Workshops are limited to 10-12 participants per class (First come, first serve). Registration required. Classes are free and limited supplies will be provided. 

Eventbrite - Artists' Studio Workshops: Drawing with Yuka Imata

Yuka Imata earned her B.F.A. at Massachusetts College of Art and Design followed by Art Students League of New York winning the Xavier Gonzales and Ethel Edwards Grant to study in Spain. She has received awards from the Salmagundi and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Clubs and was featured in American Artist and Plein Air Magazines. Her work has shown throughout the U.S. at the Chelsea Art Museum (NY), Canton Museum of Art (OH), National Arts Club, Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, and overseas in Florence, Tokyo, Yokohama and at the Museum of Kyoto. She is represented by the Good Gallery in Kent, CT. 

 

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. Please arrive at the Fountain by 10:55am to check-in with the guide. Tour will depart promptly at 11am.

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.

 

Kerby Rosanes, Coloring Book Artist Animorphia

Imagimorphia

Live on-site illustrations by famed coloring book artist - drawn to the beat of a special performance by the super rapper just turned essayist.

With a Live Reading by Musician, Performance Artist, Poet George Watsky, How to Ruin Everything

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. Japan will be added to his list of worldwide performances in July. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags;Keyboard Classics for Children24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton. Honoroing his extensive carreer in Advertising, Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2010. Hear him on Youtube.com at #royeaton.

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

  

 

Latin Festival

Bands:
Grupo Arcano
Pete Nater & Associates
The New Swing Sextet

Dance Instructors: Franck Muhel, Satomi Montague, Sekou McMiller, Maisha Morris, Isabel Freiberger, and Robert Rosario.

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. All-ages are welcome to explore a different dance genre each week, including swing, tango, salsa, bachata and more. The extra special opening and closing nights (5-10pm) with three bands and three dance lessons are events where the audience is encouraged to come dressed up for a night of dancing.

 

Stop in during our weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games. The first session is structured as a game demo so you can learn the basics. In the weeks following, join the social to develop strategy and skill.

Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

 
Thursday, June 23, 2016

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.

 

Drawing Workshop 

Have you always wanted to try drawing outdoors but felt intimidated, but never taken your art materials outdoor? This workshop gets you ready to work outdoors to draw everyone’s familiar subject, Bryant Park. It will start from basic understanding in drawing materials, techniques and composition in the beginning of the class, then students are off to work on their own subject matter. By drawing within limited time frame, students’ decision-making becomes faster and they seek for essential elements, composition, simplifying light and shadow shapes to complete the drawing

Learn the basic skills of watercolor, urban sketching, and drawing taught by the professionals from our Painter in Residence Program. Workshops are limited to 10-12 participants per class (First come, first serve). Registration required. Classes are free and limited supplies will be provided. 

Eventbrite - Artists' Studio Workshops: Drawing with Yuka Imata

Yuka Imata earned her B.F.A. at Massachusetts College of Art and Design followed by Art Students League of New York winning the Xavier Gonzales and Ethel Edwards Grant to study in Spain. She has received awards from the Salmagundi and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Clubs and was featured in American Artist and Plein Air Magazines. Her work has shown throughout the U.S. at the Chelsea Art Museum (NY), Canton Museum of Art (OH), National Arts Club, Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, and overseas in Florence, Tokyo, Yokohama and at the Museum of Kyoto. She is represented by the Good Gallery in Kent, CT. 

 

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. Japan will be added to his list of worldwide performances in July. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags;Keyboard Classics for Children24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton. Honoroing his extensive carreer in Advertising, Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2010. Hear him on Youtube.com at #royeaton.

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

  

 

Learn to play the American version (National Mah Jongg League standard) of the ancient Chinese game of tiles, with instruction by Linda Fisher. This game draws in a friendly crowd!

 

Perfect your downward dog under the trees at our 13th season of outdoor yoga classes, presented by Athleta with instructors curated by Yoga Journal. Athleta provides a colorful selection of mats - no need to bring your own.

Today's class is led by Rodney and Colleen Saidman Yee. With more than 30 DVDs and several books to his name, Rodney co-chairs the Urban Zen Health and Wellness Foundation, founded by Donna Karan, with his wife Colleen. He is a former gymnast and ballet dancer, now based in New York, where he teaches regular classes at Colleen’s studio, Yoga Shanti, in the Flatiron District.

Model Colleen came to yoga in 1987 and later graduated from Jivamukti’s teacher-training program in 1998. She’s worked with Mother Theresa at the Home for the Dying in India, opened two Yoga Shanti studios in New York, and taught alongside Rodney. She helped create Urban Zen’s Integrative Yoga Therapist program and several DVDs. Her most recent book, Yoga for Life, A Journey To Inner Peace and Freedom sold over 30,000 copies.

RSVP online at http://bryantparkyoga.eventbrite.com. Walk-ins are welcome as well. 

 

 

Welcome beginners! Learn to setup a chess board and map out your next move with assistance from our Chess Host. Kids welcome.

 

Co-Hosted by Olivia Petzy & Kevin Doyle 

You must pre-register to compete.

You must be 21+ to participate.

 Eventbrite - Bryant Park Spelling Bee

 

 

Take a bite out of summer with Shark Week and Southwest Airlines! Join us for an exclusive screening of Air Jaws a few days before its national premiere - free and open to all ages!

There's more:

  • Enjoy some fun Shark Week-themed giveaways 
  • Get a Shark Week-themed drink (for purchase)
  • Take a photo with Shark Week's official mascot, Chompy Jr.
  • Get tips on how to host a jawsome Shark Week party of your own!

 
Friday, June 24, 2016

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. Japan will be added to his list of worldwide performances in July. His latest album I Play for Peace on RHAHM was released on 11/11/11. Other current albums include: Joplin Rags;Keyboard Classics for Children24/7+7 The Complete Preludes of Chopin, Gershwin; Still; and The Meditative Chopin on RHAHM - all are available at www.CDBaby.com/artist/Royeaton. Honoroing his extensive carreer in Advertising, Roy was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2010. Hear him on Youtube.com at #royeaton.

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

  

 

Performances by:

277 Dance Project
Founded by Nicole Philippidis, the company develops emotionally driven collaborative work, exploring the balance between chaos and stillness, the intersection of lives, and the eternal struggle to connect and to survive.

Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance
Mosley brings together artists from many ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to achieve the highest levels of excellence through positive collaborations. He has choreographed for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Ailey II, and Dallas Black Theater.

Amy Marshall Dance Company
A visual metaphor for the human spirit featuring “energetic, dedicated troupe of classically trained dancers who move as smoothly as the music” (Art Times Journal). Marshall’s choreography pays tribute to both the beauty and tribulations of life’s experiences through dramatic movement.

Three modern dance companies perform each evening on four consecutive Fridays, June 17 - July 8. The events feature one emerging, one established, and one veteran dance company on each evening. The series is produced with Inception to Exhibition.

 

Stop in during our weekly Game Socials to play multi-player co-op, strategy, and party games. The first session is structured as a game demo so you can learn the basics. In the weeks following, join the social to develop strategy and skill.

Tuesdays: Forbidden Island and Shadows Over Camelot
Wednesdays: Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne
Fridays: Wits & Wagers and King of Tokyo

 
Saturday, June 25, 2016

An open tournament, and the most competitive triples tournament in New York. 

Participants can pre-register with La Boule New Yorkaise or register onsite the day of the tournament. See La Boule New Yorkaise for more information.

 

Experience the joy of movement and dance.

Free classes are led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance

Open to all levels and ages.

 

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.

 

Presto Chango! Justin reappears with magic galore and summer tricks up his sleeve. 

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.

 

Le Carrousel in Bryant Park

Puppets, puppets, and more puppets bring whimsy and fun to our Saturday line-up, with special performances of Goldilocks & The Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, and The Tortoise and the Hare, to name but a few. Starring none other than the WonderSpark Puppets themselves in a show that’s not to be missed.  

 

 

2016 Events Brochures

Bryant Park Presents

Bryant Park Presents

Immersive and adventurous dance, theater, and music experiences, these free events are easy to access with no lines and no tickets.

View the full season
Fencing

Fencing

Learn to lunge, parry, and riposte with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. Equipment is provided.

Read more about Fencing
Southwest Porch

Southwest Porch

Located near the southern end of the Fountain Terrace, Southwest Porch offers all visitors the perfect spot to relax and recharge.

Sip, smile, stay for a while
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