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Summer Winding Down

Peak season has passed at Bryant Park, but there is still plenty to do at Manhattan's Town Square. Piano in Bryant Park, Word for Word Poetry, Yoga, Tai Chi, and more continue in September.

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On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 28 - 30, the final performances of Bryant Park Shakespeare take place on the steps to the Upper Terrace. Boomerang Theatre Company’s production of the Bard’s comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost has entertained crowds for two weeks, and now heads into its home stretch. Pull up a chair on the lawn and enjoy. The shows begin at 7:00pm each evening, and last just over two hours.

Bryant Park Games continues its series of game socials right through September. These bring like-minded gamesters together for fun and fierce competition. There are socials devoted to many different games, so check the schedule to see if your favorite is represented. On Labor Day (Monday, September 1), Bryant Park Games hosts an Early Bird Game Social from 10:00am-noon, and also a Mah Jongg Marathon from 1:00-7:00pm.

Piano in Bryant Park continues through Friday, October 10. Next week, Frank Owens sits in at the keyboard. Pianist, conductor, composer, and musical director, Mr. Owens continues a grand Piano in Bryant Park tradition by celebrating his birthday (September 1) with a week of performances at Bryant Park. Click here for the full schedule of performers through the rest of the season.  

Word for Word Poetry at Bryant Park Reading Room closes out another strong season with five events in September, beginning on Tuesday, September 2, with readings by poets from BOA Editions. Aracelis Girmay, Katy Lederer, and Anthony Tognazzini are scheduled to appear at the program, which runs from 7:00-8:30pm. Click here for information on the remaining Word for Word Poetry events.

Bryant Park Yoga continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September 18, and Bryant Park Tai Chi runs through September 25, also on Tuesdays and Thursdays. And of course, there’s Bryant Park Juggling every weekday, Ping Pong at The Tables, putting and Kubb at The Green, Bryant Park Chess, Pétanque, and more.

As the fall season approaches, we prepare to welcome back Bryant Park Fencing, Bryant Park Square Dance, Birding Tours, and much more.

Incredibly, the opening of Bank of America Winter Village is quickly approaching, so be sure to join in the summer and fall events before it is too late. Keep abreast of all the activities by checking the Bryant Park Events Calendar.         

More from August 28, 2014


Stars made special appearances in the park throughout the summer season.

Dazzling display welcomes visitors.

Watch the world's best tennis players on our 55" TV while enjoying a cool drink or tasty bite.


Free burgers and tots make many a day at Broadway Boulevard.

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