Bryant Park


Be There or Be Chair

Third annual musical chairs event will be a contest of epic proportions.

Jose Luis

For the third straight year, Bryant Park is hosting a musical chairs contest of epic proportions, and everyone’s invited. It all happens at 7:30pm on Monday, June 2, when the music starts and we begin eliminating chairs and contestants. 

Ophira Eisenberg, host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, will be on hand to guide the proceedings, backed by music provided by DJ Stewey Decimal. 

There are fabulous prizes to be won, including a pair of round-trip tickets on Southwest Airlines for the winner, a gift certificate to the beautiful Bryant Park Grill for the first runner-up, Bryant Park picnic blankets for the next runners-up, and a free, newly designed commemorative Bryant Park Musical Chairs T-shirt for each contestant.

Most exciting of all, if you’re the last contestant to take a seat, your name will be engraved on two plaques affixed to iconic Bryant Park bistro chairs – one to take home, and one to be placed in service in the park to commemorate your moment of triumph.  

Slots to participate fill-up quickly, so pre-registration is an absolute must. Click here to do so. If the event is full, register as an alternate and come to the park to try your luck.

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