Bryant Park


Fall at Bryant Park

As the seasons change, Bryant Park programming continues. Participate in the final sessions of Bryant Park Yoga, Tai Chi, FitClub, and Moves before the return of Bank of America Winter Village.

Jen Carlson

Fall, the most glorious of seasons in New York City, officially begins next week and Manhattan’s Town Square will soon be in full transition mode. Within five short weeks, Bryant Park will be transformed from verdant summer playground to a winter wonderland with Bank of America Winter Village as its centerpiece.

There’s a lot going on at the park until then. This weekend, September 19 - 21, Bryant Park Square Dance returns for three days of countrified fun. There’ll be mechanical bull riding, food and drink for sale courtesy of Hester Street Fair and ’wichcraft, and kid-friendly crafts (Sunday only). Live caller Dave Harvey and his musical guests lead the crowd and teach everyone to do-si-do.

We’re approaching the conclusion of several series at the park. The final Bryant Park Yoga meets at 6:00pm on Thursday, September 18. Bryant Park Tai Chi meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-8:30am at the Fountain Terrace through September 25. Bryant Park FitClub with The Rise NYC has its final session on Wednesday, September 24, 6:30-7:00am at the Fountain Terrace. And Bryant Park Moves with Limon Dance meets two more times, on the next two Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am at the northeast corner of the lawn.

Fall Birding Tours conducted by Gabriel Willow of NYC Audubon Society return for a five week run beginning on Thursday, September 25. Mr. Willow sets out from Heiskell Plaza at 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue each Thursday at 8:00am through October 23 for tours lasting about an hour.   

Piano in Bryant Park continues each weekday, 12:30-2:30pm, at the Upper Terrace through October 10. The fall session of Bryant Park Fencing is also in full swing, and continues through October 10, meeting at the Fifth Avenue Terrace in front of the New York Public Library each Friday, 1:00-2:00pm.

For a sweet treat, you have until October 15 to enjoy some of the best gelato in the city at the Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto kiosk just south of the lawn on the 40th Street Allée.       

While we’re on the subject of changing seasons, take a look at this video posted on YouTube. It shows, in time-lapse photography, the astonishing transformations Bryant Park undergoes through the seasons. 

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