The Fate of the Species 42nd St. side of Bryant Park, Manhattan 12:30-1:45pm Free The award-winning journalist and executive editor of Scientific American talks with senior writer at Time magazine Jeffrey Kluger (author of Apollo 13) about his latest book, The Fate of the Species: Why the Human Race May Cause Its Own Extinction and [...]
String Fling in Bryant Park Bryant Park, Manhattan 12:30–1:30pm Free What’s better than a spring day with beautiful music in the middle of Midtown? Come see a dozen of the country’s most incredible gifted teen violinists from two renowned violin programs, Peabody Pre-Conservatory in Baltimore and Manhattan School of Music Pre-College, join forces to knock [...]
Grease Bryant Park, Manhattan 7pm Free Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Wednesday, February 20th & Wednesday, February 21st: Free Malaysian Winter Market + Cooking Demonstrations & Dance Performances
Malaysian Winter Market Bryant Park, Manhattan 11:30am-2pm & 5:30–9pm Free admission, all dishes are no more than $8.00 Bryant Park comes to life with large, colorful heated tents, umbrellas and lanterns reminiscent of the vibrant street markets of Kuala Lumpur and Penang. The Malaysian Winter Market will showcase the astonishing variety of Malaysian dishes and [...]
Chicago Bryant Park, Manhattan 7pm Free Razzle-dazzle Best Picture Oscar winner starring Catherine Zeta Jones, Renee Zellweger, Queen Latifa, and Richard Gere, and directed by Rob Marshall, is an inventive reinterpretation of the wildly popular Broadway musical. Sexy, murderous, courtroom drama, and “All That Jazz”. Click here for more free New York City events & [...]
Singin’ in the Rain Bryant Park, Manhattan 7pm Free Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Peter Pan Bryant Park, Manhattan 7pm Free Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Orrin Evans Quartet Bryant Park, Manhattan 7-9pm Free Citi Pond at Bryant Park, in coordination with Jazz at Lincoln Center, invites New Yorkers to skate and enjoy live jazz music by the Orrin Evans Quartet at NYC’s first and only free-admission skate rink. Orrin Evans has been recognized as one of the most distinctive and [...]
Rock and Skate Bryant Park, Manhattan 7-9pm Free to skate, BYO ice skates or rent them from Bryant Park Rock, skate, and roll with Citi Pond themed music nights. There’s a little something for everyone with the DJ’s of Clear Channel spinning top hits from your favorite NYC radio stations. Choose from Top 40, R&B, [...]
Golden Globes Party Southwest Porch, Bryant Park, Manhattan 7pm Free Cuddle up around the fire pit with a warm ‘wichcraft drink, grab a Slanket for warmth, and join us at the Southwest Porch to watch the Golden Globes live. 7pm Red Carpet Special 8pm Live Golden Globes Viewing ‘wichcraft will offer one free glass of [...]
Sing & Skate Against Breast Cancer Bryant Park, Manhattan 5-6pm Free Citi Pond’s Ice Skating Rink will be temporarily closed from 4-6:00PM as we host “The Sing & Skate Against Breast Cancer” event this Saturday, January 5th, 2013. Please join us for this free-and-open-to-the-public event of skating performances and musical entertainment on ice. Special Live [...]
Ugly Holiday Sweater Party Southwest Porch, Bryant Park 6-8pm Free Attend a festive happy hour at The Southwest Porch in your tackiest holiday sweaters for a chance to win a pair of tickets on Southwest Airlines. How to Enter: While you’re at the Holiday Happy Hour, have your picture taken by our photographer. Photos will [...]
Hot Chocolate Holiday Walk with Coolhaus RSVP for location, Manhattan 4-6pm Free, RSVP instructions here One of our favorite parts of winter in the city are the holiday-themed shops and sights. Join us for a holiday-themed walk around Bryant Park as we stroll through The Holiday Shops with mugs of hot chocolate to keep warm [...]
Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest Celsius Lounge at Bryant Park, Manhattan 8:30-10:30am Free Amidst the holiday hustle-and-bustle in New York City, eight of America’s best gift wrappers will attempt to wrap odd-shaped gifts with breathtaking flair, speed and style at the 16th annual Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest. This year’s contestants will wrap [...]
Tuesday, November 27th: Free Bryant Park Tree Lighting 2012 with Grace Potter, Broadway Performers & Ice Skating
Bryant Park Tree Lighting 2012 Bryant Park, Manhattan 6:30-8pm Free Celebrate the holiday season with the lighting of the tree with skating performances and live music. MUSIC PERFORMANCES Grace Potter Drums of Thunder Brooklyn Youth Chorus SKATING PERFORMANCES Steven Cousins The Haydenettes The Kerrs Joannie Rochette Flippenout’s Extreme Trampoline BROADWAY PERFORMANCES Brian Stokes Mitchell Tony [...]
When Harry Met Sally Trivia Night Southwest Porch in Bryant Park, Manhattan 6:30-7:30pm Free, RSVP requested: firstname.lastname@example.org with “WHEN HARRY MET SALLY” in the subject line Everybody knows the famous Katz’s Deli scene, and “I’ll have what she’s having” has become one of the most recognizable movie quotations of our time, but how well do [...]
Bryant Park kicks off an extra-long ice skating season with open skating from noon to midnight today. Admission is free, but skate rental is $14. The Holiday Shops are open from 11am-8pm. Click here for more information. Click here for more cheap New York City events & things to do.
Princess Bride Movie Trivia Southwest Porch, Bryant Park, Manhattan 6:30-7:30pm Free Back by popular demand, we’re holding round two of The Princess Bride Trivia on Monday at the Southwest Porch. Earlier this summer, some of the most die-hard Princess Bride movie fans came out to prove their love and knowledge of this playful fairy tale [...]
Birding Tours Heiskell Plaza, Bryant Park, Manhattan 8-9am Free As the weather cools, and the seasons change, it’s time for the birds to migrate South again for winter. To take advantage of this special time of year, the park’s semi-annual Birding Tours will resume. We’ll offer weekly guided tours of the park, with our expert [...]
Tuesday, September 25th: Jeffrey Zurofsky of ‘wichcraft Discusses the Restaurant Business & Urban Farming + Free Breakfast & Coffee
Breakfast Briefing Southwest Porch, Bryant Park, Manhattan 8:30am Free, RSVP here What better place to learn about the business of the food industry than at one of the premiere ‘wichcraft locations right in the heart of Bryant Park? The next Breakfast Briefing at the Southwest Porch will feature a discussion with Jeffrey Zurofsky, one of [...]
Square Dancing Bryant Park, Manhattan 6-9pm Free Come on down for a promenading, do-si-do-ing good time. We’re putting together a night of fun, including live banjo and fiddle music, delicious down-home fixings from ‘wichcraft at The Southwest Porch, and an expert caller to keep you dancing all night long. Country festive attire is encouraged. No [...]
Free Fencing Lessons 5th Ave. & 41st St., Bryant Park, Manhattan 1-2pm Free, call to reserve a spot: 212.382.2255 Manhattan Fencing Center offers free fencing lessons for beginners Tuesday afternoons through October 9th in Bryant Park. Snazzy fencing masks & white jackets are provided. Click here for more free New York City events & things [...]
Monday, August 20th: Monday, August 20th: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ – Final Free Bryant Park Film of the Season
Raiders of the Lost Ark Bryant Park, Manhattan 5pm lawn opens, film starts at dusk Free Steven Spielberg’s non-stop thriller stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, cinema’s most resourceful archaeologist, taking on Nazis and other baddies in a race for the Ark of the Covenant. (1981) 115 Min. Panavision (Paramount) Click here for more free [...]
Thursday, August 16th: Broadway in Bryant Park: Nice Work If You Can Get It / Avenue Q / Bring It On: The Musical / Rock of Ages / A Christmas Story
Broadway in Bryant Park: Nice Work If You Can Get It / Avenue Q / Bring It On: The Musical / Rock of Ages / A Christmas Story Bryant Park, Manhattan 12:30-1:30pm Free The most popular shows on and off Broadway perform their biggest hits. Click here for more free New York City events & [...]