Bryant Park


Do-Si-Do Into the Weekend at Square Dance

Dust off your cowboy boots! Square Dance is back this Friday, complete with live music, food and drink, a mechanical bull, and more.

Jane Kratochvil
Angelito Jusay

The town’s biggest hoedown comes to Bryant Park this Friday as we present Bryant Park Square Dance. Everyone’s invited to what has become one of Manhattan’s signature fall events. There’ll be live music, fun activities, tasty food, beer and wine, and of course, lots and lots of dancing.

The evening begins with live music by Morgan O’Kane and Zeke Healey, followed by a set of square dancing, accompanied by live music and called by Dave Harvey of NYC Barn Dance. Pete and the Stray Dogs then perform, and the evening winds up with a second set of square dancing.

Throughout the evening, refresh and refuel with food and drink for purchase, curated by Hester Street Fair. You can also test the mechanical bull, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, or participate in countrified lawn activities including trick-roping and cornhole. Little cowboys and cowgirls, meanwhile, can try out our bouncy-horse corral. All participants can enter a raffle for a chance to win two airline tickets to any city in the U.S. that Southwest Airlines serves, and we’ll give out free cowboy hats as long as supplies last.

Square Dance is on Friday, September 22, 5pm-10pm. It’s free and open to all, and no partner or experience is necessary. You’ll meet loads of people, and we’ll teach you the steps. We also offer free bag check, so you can relax and enjoy the activities. Come on down and have yourself a time! 

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