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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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 Until Thursday September 22 2016Read more
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Accordions Around the World
A half-dozen bellows-pumpers infiltrate the park for the first hour of this weekly performance. Each night, a different style of band, complete with its own accordion aficionado, closes out the affair. Genres covered include klezmer, cumbia, jazz and...Wednesday August 24 2016 FreeRead more
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Intersect Music Series
Bryant Park Presents is responsbile for bringing all the fun—and free—live performances to the midtown landmark every summer. Don't miss a single second of the programming, especially the upcoming INTERSECT festival, where you can listen to some of the...Concerts Friday August 26 2016Read more
Measure for Measure
After two decades of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, the Drilling Company now also does shows in Bryant Park. Its current season concludes with the Bard’s dark romance, featuring a sexually repressive regent, a voyeuristic duke and a prim nun-to-be. Hamilton...Shakespeare Thursday September 1 2016 - Saturday September 17 2016 FreeRead more
Much like its Philly-born genre-bending namesakes, The Roots, you never know quite what to expect from the eclectic RP line-up. There’s a lilt towards stellar hip hop, charismatic rap, and soulful funk, but that doesn’t stop a few innovative experimental...Music festivals Saturday October 1 2016 - Sunday October 2 2016Read more
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What isn't there to do in Bryant Park? You can sit in any of the many chairs and have a nice lunch/coffee, play ping pong, ride the carousel or take a look at some of the shops. In the winter, the ice skating rink is also open. Bryant Park is also home to various events throughout the year. There's free yoga, movies, concerts, and something I recently participated in: juggling. There's a beautiful fountain located in the center that's a great reference point for the huge park. A great place to take a quick break and chill.
Bryant Park, located beyond the NY Public Library is an active park that hosts events thoughout the year. In the spring and fall, enjoy sitting outside in the park on the grass. There are a few small shops to pick up snacks and their is also a larger restaurant. During the summer, the park will have a small carousel and also sets up ping pong tables around the park. They also have movie nights where they show free movies once a week during summer. Finally, in the winter, they put a skating rink in the center of the park and rents out skates to enjoy the city from the ice.
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.