Events Calendar

Week of April 20 - April 26, 2014

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Two 15-foot-high steel models of the largest equine sculptures in the world will be unveiled in Bryant Park on Friday, March 21 as part of the launch of Scotland Week in New York City. The larger-than-life installation, known as The Kelpies, are created by Scotland's leading public artist Andy Scott.

The Kelpies are the original 1:10 scale design models of Andy's 100-foot-tall sculptures located in the heart of the new 900 acre Helix Parkland in Falkirk, central Scotland.

With one horse rearing up and the other at rest, a dramatic sense of motion is created. The sculptures are made from hundreds of small pieces of steel plate painstakingly welded to create the forms. The Kelpies were then galvanized, a process that involves dipping the sculptures in baths of molten zinc. The full scale sculptures are now among the largest equine artworks in the world. Take a look at the time lapse video to get a sense of the monumental effort it takes to pull together these two art pieces.

For more information, please visit http://www.thekelpies.co.uk/ and check out our Kelpies post on the Bryant Park Blog.

 
Monday, April 21, 2014

Two 15-foot-high steel models of the largest equine sculptures in the world will be unveiled in Bryant Park on Friday, March 21 as part of the launch of Scotland Week in New York City. The larger-than-life installation, known as The Kelpies, are created by Scotland's leading public artist Andy Scott.

The Kelpies are the original 1:10 scale design models of Andy's 100-foot-tall sculptures located in the heart of the new 900 acre Helix Parkland in Falkirk, central Scotland.

With one horse rearing up and the other at rest, a dramatic sense of motion is created. The sculptures are made from hundreds of small pieces of steel plate painstakingly welded to create the forms. The Kelpies were then galvanized, a process that involves dipping the sculptures in baths of molten zinc. The full scale sculptures are now among the largest equine artworks in the world. Take a look at the time lapse video to get a sense of the monumental effort it takes to pull together these two art pieces.

For more information, please visit http://www.thekelpies.co.uk/ and check out our Kelpies post on the Bryant Park Blog.

 

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.

 

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.

 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Two 15-foot-high steel models of the largest equine sculptures in the world will be unveiled in Bryant Park on Friday, March 21 as part of the launch of Scotland Week in New York City. The larger-than-life installation, known as The Kelpies, are created by Scotland's leading public artist Andy Scott.

The Kelpies are the original 1:10 scale design models of Andy's 100-foot-tall sculptures located in the heart of the new 900 acre Helix Parkland in Falkirk, central Scotland.

With one horse rearing up and the other at rest, a dramatic sense of motion is created. The sculptures are made from hundreds of small pieces of steel plate painstakingly welded to create the forms. The Kelpies were then galvanized, a process that involves dipping the sculptures in baths of molten zinc. The full scale sculptures are now among the largest equine artworks in the world. Take a look at the time lapse video to get a sense of the monumental effort it takes to pull together these two art pieces.

For more information, please visit http://www.thekelpies.co.uk/ and check out our Kelpies 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.

 

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.

 
Wednesday, April 23, 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.

 

Presented by The Drilling Company

The park celebrates Shakespeare's birthday (and the date of his death) with dozens of The Drilling Company actors reciting speeches, soliloquies, sonnets, and more from his works throughout the park and performing songs from the plays on the Fountain Terrace.

Plus there are plenty of ways for everyone to get involved:
- share a Shakespeare passage during Open Mic Shakespeare
- write favorite quotes on the giant Shakespeare Word Canvas
- win a specially designed Bryant Park Shakespeare 450th Birthday t-shirt

 
Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Reading Room invites student poets and poetry lovers to New York City's 12th Annual Poem in Your Pocket Day. This day long celebration of poetry kicks off the Reading Room's 2014 Word for Word series and is free and open to the public.

Students from NYC's elementary, intermediate and high schools will have the opportunity to read their latest poems during the open mic forum. If you are 18 or under, and a student at a NYC school, you may register for our Poem In Your Pocket Open Mic. Please email nng@urbanmgt.com if you are interested in participating.

Featuring:

Emcee: Daniel Kitrosser
NYC Youth Poet Laureate: Ramya Ramana
Music by: The Peace Poets and HumUni
DJ: Flip Bundles

Produced in cooperation with the NYC Votes, UrbanWordNYC, and the Office of the Mayor.

 

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.

 

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.

 
Friday, April 25, 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.

 

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, April 26, 2014

Learn the basics of fly fishing for free.

Join expert instructors from Orvis for lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Class spaces are first come, first served. Call 212-827-0698 to reserve your spot.

For more information, check out the Fly Fishing post on the Bryant Park blog.

Saturdays
April 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14
July 19

 

Kick off the season with free classes and a continuous
demonstration of Tai Chi to celebrate this global holiday.

Presented by the Tai Chi Chuan Center.

 

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.

 
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