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Week of April 30 - May 6, 2017

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

A doubles tournament to kick off the tournament season in Bryant Park.

Participants can pre-register with La Boule New Yorkaise or register onsite the day of the tournament. Entry fee is $10/person and membership in any Petanque club is required for all participants. 

 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza. Look for the birding sign!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

 

Bryant Park speaks Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, and French 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.

Pre-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. We are able to accept drop-ins on the day of class if it is not full.

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.

 

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protégé of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton MarsalisHis 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Hear Terry Play!

Produced in partnership with: 

Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 

Supplement your cocktail with a new skill! Join us for free adult craft classes to learn the basics of painting, embroidery, braiding, and more! Hosted by CraftJam and Paint & Sip Studio New York. Made possible by Southwest Airlines.

More info: Please arrive by 6pm to receive full instruction. Accommodation of late arrivals (after 6:05pm) is at the discretion of the instructor. Supplies are limited. Alcoholic beverages are for purchase from the Southwest Porch by those 21+.

Stay tuned for more Crafts and Cocktails classes on Mondays this spring and summer. Full lineup available soon.

 

 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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 Master Hyland Harris.

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.

 

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protégé of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton MarsalisHis 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Hear Terry Play!

Produced in partnership with: 

Council for Living Music
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.

 

Rediscover some of your favorite childhood games and learn fun twists on the classics. Play favorites like Jenga, Connect 4, Looping Louie, Gin Rummy, Scrabble, Rock em Sock em Robots, and more.

Participants who win a game can enter a raffle to win a valuable Bryant Park Prize pack at the end of the Game Social season. 

 

 

 

Grab a team and join this weekly al fresco battle of the wits! Fun prizes go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Teams must be 4 people or fewer. Hosted by TriviaNYC and made possible by Southwest Airlines.  

 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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.

 

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!

Registration is required for this event.
Register

 

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 Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protégé of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton MarsalisHis 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Hear Terry Play!

Produced in partnership with: 

Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 

Swing
with George Gee Swing Orchestra
and instructors Evita Arce + Michael Jagger

Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. Learn the steps from 6pm - 7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm to 8:30pm.

With over thirty years of swing experience, the George Gee Swing Orchestra has earned its reputation as one of the swingingest big bands in New York City and has developed a special bond with lindy hoppers all around the world.

 

Add some competition to your regular table tennis game in our fun single-elimination, bracket-style tournaments.

Pre-registration at Eventbrite is required. On-site registration will open at 6pm if space allows. Please check-in with host when you arrive for the tournament. We will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Registration will close, and spots will be turned over to wait-listed registrants, beginning at 6:20pm. Registration for each tournament will open one month in advance.

USATT ranked players with a rating of 2000 or higher are not eligible to play. 

 

Build your empire and trade your way to 10 victory points, all while practicing for two special Settlers of Catan Tournaments taking place on June 28 and August 30.

Participants who win a game can enter a raffle to win a valuable Bryant Park Prize pack at the end of the Game Social season. 

 

 

 
Thursday, May 4, 2017

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 Master Hyland Harris.

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.

 

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protégé of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton MarsalisHis 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Hear Terry Play!

Produced in partnership with: 

Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 

Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hotspot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow!

Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza. Look for the birding sign!

Presented in partnership with New York City Audubon.

Follow our sightings virtually on the Bryant Park Blog.

 

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

 
Friday, May 5, 2017

Fresh New Jersey produce, artisan breads, cut flowers, cheeses, olive oils and more available for purchase. Operated by Bensidoun, the world's premiere operator of French Style markets. Rain or shine.

 

Fresh New Jersey produce, artisan breads, cut flowers, cheeses, olive oils and more available for purchase. Operated by Bensidoun, the world's premiere operator of French Style markets. 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.

 

A Note on Terry Waldo:

Ragtime expert & stride pianist, Terry Waldo is the protégé of the late Eubie Blake. He has produced over 40 albums and written the definitive book on ragtime, This is Ragtime - republished recently by Jazz At Lincoln Center with a new introduction by Wynton MarsalisHis 26-part radio series with the same title, produced for National Public Radio, fueled the 1970's ragtime revival.

Hear Terry Play!

Produced in partnership with: 

Council for Living Music
Sam Ash Music Stores 
Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians
Jazz Center of New York
Music Performance Trust Fund

 

Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center.

No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Pre-registration is required at www.manhattanfencing.com. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows. Must be 16 or older to participate.

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

 

Learn a new strategy game and discuss tactics at socials focused on tactical games like King of Tokyo, Shadows over Camelot, Forbidden Island, Alhambra, and more.

Participants who win a game can enter a raffle to win a valuable Bryant Park Prize pack at the end of the Game Social season.

 

 

 
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free!

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Equipment provided. For more information, check out this Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Class spaces are first come, first served. To register, visit orvis.com/newyorkcity and click the blue and gold "Join Us" banner. Class meets at the Orvis store on Fifth Avenue across from Bryant Park, then walks over together

Saturdays
April 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 8, 15

 

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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
Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp.

Learn more about Boot Camp