Events Calendar

Week of May 11 - May 17, 2014

Calendar
Sunday, May 11, 2014

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, May 12, 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

A Note on Todd Robbins:

Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

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

 
Tuesday, May 13, 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.

 

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 Todd Robbins:

Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

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

 

Take a cross-cultural musical journey - from France to Colombia, from the Balkans to Louisiana, from Cumbia to Jazz, and more - with accordions, harmoniums, concertinas, and bandoneons.

Accordionists play throughout the park at 5pm, and at 6pm, a band with a different infectious, global beat performs each week on the Fountain Terrace.

Produced in collaboration with Ariana’s List.

Accordionists, 5-6pm
Albert Behar, French Gypsy jazz and waltz musette
Benjamin Ickies, modern cabaret rock
Julie Winterbottom with Deborah Monlux (fiddle), Cajun music
Lauren Brody, Balkan dance music
Nathan Rivera and Shine Delphi, Gypsy blues
Sadys Rodrigo Espitia, traditional Colombian cumbia and vallenato

Band, 6-7:15pm
Chicha Libre

The Brooklyn collective mixes covers of Peruvian Chicha, surf, and psychedelic pop with original compositions in French, Spanish and English, as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie, Love, and Wagner.

Chicha Libre musicians:
Joshua Camp, keyboards, accordion, vocals
Olivier Conan, cuatro, vocals
Karina Colis, percussion
Nicholas Cudahy, bass
VIncend Douglas, guitar
Neil Ochoa, percussion

 

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 Coffee House Press:

Lightsey Darst
Sarah Fox
Sun Yung Shin
Anna Moschovakis

Presented in partnership with Coffee House 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, May 14, 2014

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.

 

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.

 

A Note on Todd Robbins:

Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

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

 

A social dance party after work — featuring popular dance instructors plus an incredible band each week — hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo. Salsa, Swing, Tango, and much more. From novices to experts, all are welcome.

Dancing with live music: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Nanny Assis Group
Lesson: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Danielle Andrade and Leo Simoes

Nanny Assis, a native of Bahia-Brazil and named the Top Brazilian Performer in the US by the Brazilian Press, translates rhythms and notes of Sambas, Forro, Axe, Brazilian Jazz, and Afro-Brazilian sounds into pure essence, energizing the audience to dance.

Danielle Andrade is originally from Rio de Janeiro and raised on sounds and movement of samba, pagode, funk, axe, forro, xote, bossa nova, lambada, aroxa, and Brazilian folkloric dances.

Leo Simoes, a native of Recife, Brazil, has been dancing nonstop since he fell in love with forró on a trip to the Northeast of Brazil 5 years ago.

DJ and Sound by Victor "Woody" Andujar

 
Thursday, May 15, 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.

 

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 Todd Robbins:

Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

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

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.

 

Shakespeare resides in the park in May and August for romance, murder, comedy, and a bit of New York.

The Drilling Company presents
Hamlet

Directed by Hamilton Clancy

There's something rotten in the park and it’s definitely not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe, The Drilling Company, who creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 7pm
May 15 – May 31

Click here for more information about Bryant Park Shakespeare.

 
Friday, May 16, 2014

A Note on Todd Robbins:

Todd Robbins plays Ragtime and classic Tin Pan Alley songs. He is often heard on Monday nights playing piano with Woody Allen's Jazz Band and has recorded two albums with that group.

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.

 

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.

The Drilling Company presents
Hamlet

Directed by Hamilton Clancy

There's something rotten in the park and it’s definitely not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe, The Drilling Company, who creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 7pm
May 15 – May 31

Click here for more information about Bryant Park Shakespeare.

 
Saturday, May 17, 2014

Inter-Regional singles 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.

 

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

 

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.

The Drilling Company presents
Hamlet

Directed by Hamilton Clancy

There's something rotten in the park and it’s definitely not the trash cans. Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with his greatest play, produced by the irreverent and addictive summer troupe, The Drilling Company, who creates LES' Shakespeare in the Parking Lot.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 7pm
May 15 – May 31

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