If you wanted to spend your entire Summer hanging out in Bryant Park, you’d likely never get bored. Whether you’re interested in getting a sweat going, or you’re hoping to move your movie and game nights outdoors, Bryant Park offers every opportunity to enjoy good weather and good company in NYC.
Step One: Snacks
Before you head over to Bryant Park, stop by Jake’s for new grab-n-go options! Our onsite café has artisanal sandwiches, iced coffees, parfaits, quiches, and seasonal pastries. They’re the perfect snack for your Bryant Park explorations.
Moves With Limón Dance
Founded in 1946 by dancers Jose Limón and Doris Humphrey, Limón Dance Company is the U.S.’s first modern dance repertory company. For the last nine years, it’s donated its time and expertise to New Yorkers by hosting free dance classes every Summer Saturday morning in Bryant Park. Find them on the lawn from 10-11am.
Do “dinner and a movie” a little bit differently by attending a movie night at Bryant Park. Grab a picnic blanket and your favorite pal, and settle in on the lawn for a film under the stars. This year’s film include Big Daddy, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Goodfellas, and Anchorman. If none of these quality features tickle your fancy, there’s still time to cast a vote on Twitter for one of the two “fan choice” films.
Thursdays in July and August are for honing your storytelling skills at Bryant Park’s Writers Workshops. Join Gotham Writers Workshop and a host of high quality guest instructors for evenings of learning, writing, editing and sharing. People watching in NYC, and writing in the outdoors is bound to help break down your writer’s block. Connect at the park’s outdoor Reading Room on Thursdays, from 7-8:30pm.
Every Tuesday morning and Thursday evening, Gaiam hosts hour-long yoga classes. Mornings are quieter, and held from 10-11am on the upper terrace area. Thursday evenings draw the local office crowd, held from 6-7pm on the main lawn. Mats are provided.
This isn’t your grandparents’ traditional Bingo scene. Hosted by local comedians and live DJs, Bryant Park’s Bingo Nights bring extra fun and energy to a beloved, family-friendly game. Join in on the fun every Thursday night at 7pm. Pre-registration to these popular events is recommended.
Bryant Park hosts tournaments for all kinds of gamers: ping pong enthusiasts, petanque pros, and even board game-lovers. Coming up in the next couple of months, you can test your Scrabble and Settlers of Catan skills against other NYC gamers.