Situated behind the New York Public Library is Bryant Park, a well-cultivated retreat that hosts a dizzying schedule of free entertainment during the summer, including the popular Monday night outdoor movies. In the winter, look for an ice skating rink and pop-up shops for the holidays. The park also boasts free wireless access.
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40th St to 42nd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves
|Opening hours:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct–Dec daily 7am–10pm; May 7am-11pm; Jun–Sept weekdays 7am–midnight, weekends 7am-11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F, M to 42nd St–Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave|
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Things to do
World Tai Chi Day
Tai chi experts and first-timers gather to perform a mass demonstration of the martial art, which, in addition to its self-defense benefits, is said to relieve stress. Instructors will also give free qigong, neigong and push-hands classes.Classes and workshops Saturday April 30 2016 FreeRead more
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Opening Night Ball at Bryant Park
Bryant Park’s festive season of free programming kicks off with a dance extravaganza. Learn how to bust out the Charleston, the fox-trot and the jitterbug with accompaniment from three live bands. Come back every Wednesday night through June to learn...Classes and workshops Wednesday May 4 2016Read more
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Fencing lessons in Bryant Park
If you loved sword fighting with tiny plastic spears as a little kid, you’ll get a kick out of the grown-up equivalent: fencing! Take an open-air lunch break and meet the instructors—all coaches fence at an Olympic or national level—who teach you the...Classes and workshops Friday May 6 2016 - Friday June 3 2016Read more
Sports and fitness
Free Yoga in Bryant Park
Whether you’re a die-hard yogi or a noob searching for vinyasa, folks of all fitness levels are welcome to find Zen beneath the trees in Bryant Park every Tuesday morning and Thursday evening through summer. The outdoor hub is launching its 13th season...Yoga & Pilates Tuesday May 17 2016 - Thursday September 22 2016Read more
New York City Dyke March
This annual event to raise awareness about women's and trans rights isn't exactly the glittery spectacle you'll get at tomorrow's Pride March, but it's still one of Pride Week's most essential events. BYO signs and banners, and keep in mind that the Dyke...Saturday June 25 2016 FreeRead more
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When is a park not just a park? When it's Bryant Park! A lovely place to pop a squat in the summer to read during your lunch break, it's also one of the most popular sites in NYC. Free movie screenings in the summer (get there very, VERY early) and a winter village when it's cold (it's got the city's only free ice-skating rink, along with an outdoor bar, silent discos and a holiday market), it's a must-go-to.
Bryant Park is one of my favorite outdoor spaces in New York City. It's a very peaceful park for being right in the center of Manhattan. Tall trees (not birch, but some similar smooth-barked tree) line wide, stone slate–floored walkways. There are always about four food booths and coffee cars, so you can grab a light bite and sit at one of the many, many tables. There's a fountain, outdoor movies int eh summer as well as yoga, musical events and theater performances, an ice-skating rink in the winter and a holiday market...the list goes on. There's also a small bar and bocci courts and a ping-pong table, and occasionally a reading corner.
Bryant Park is one of my favorite parks and I often went there to enjoy the picnic with my family sometimes with friends. Last time I went there after coming from my Pedestrian shopping street after reading this href=http://travelaroundtheworld1.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/pedestrian-shopping-street/ article. It is a remarkable scenic landmark of this region.