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Bryant Park Picnic Performances

bryant park picnic performances

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Recurring (see all)

An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until June 11, 2021

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 17, 2021

One event on June 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Bryant Park
42nd Street & Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly


Enjoy live and in-person music, dance, and theater events produced in partnership with a diverse and storied lineup of New York City’s performing arts institutions including the New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York City Opera, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Joe’s Pub, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Limón Dance Company, Elisa Monte Dance, National Sawdust, Harlem Stage with Jazzmobile and Historic Harlem Parks, Greenwich House Music School, New York Chinese Cultural Center, Music from the Sole, and more.

Limited free tickets available online 10 days before each performance. There are two separate ticket types vaccinated or tested; proof of either required for admittance. Kids under 16 may register for a vaccinated ticket as long as they are accompanied by a vaccinated adult

Most programs will also be live streamed.

See our guide to Bryant Park for more to do in this midtown oasis.

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The FunikiJam Show: Totally Awesome Summer

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Manhattan Kayak

Rent single and tandem kayak and paddle boards for boat rides with magnificent midtown views (and maybe some dead fish). Kid sized equipment available for easier maneuvering. Life jackets and Ziplock baggie for face covers and phones provided. BYO water bottle and lock for lockers.

Reserve ahead online. No water experience needed. Ages 3-10 must…

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The Amazing Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt

A series of clues leads families around Times Square performing physical and mental challenges along the way. This hunt celebrates Dads and all they do in a fun, interactive way.

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Piano in Bryant Park

Visit the Bryant Park Upper Terrace to hear New York City’s finest ragtime, stride, and jazz pianists. Different musicians featured weekly.

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