Summer Programs: Bryant Park & Midtown

We love Bryant Park – the charming Le Carrousel, a delicious new food market Feast on 40th (Cinnamon Snail is yum!), the cleanest bathrooms in midtown and tons of free programs for all ages – concerts, magic shows, sing-a-longs and accordions. Wander west for music, maker spaces and more in midtown.
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June 10 – August 5
Sunday, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Bryant Park, 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue

See feats and tricks performed by rotating magicians by the charming Le Carrousel.


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July 7 – September 22
Saturday, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Bryant Park, 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue

All levels and ages are invited to experience the joy of movement and dance in weekly free classes led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company Limon Dance accompanied by live drumming.


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July 12 – August 16
Thursday, 12:30 pm–4:00 pm
Bryant Park, 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue

Enjoy excerpts from current Broadway and Off-Broadway shows performed by cast members. From 2–4 pm, sing along to favorite standards played by jazz pianists on the terrace. Songbooks supplied; requests welcome.


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July 14 – August 18
Saturday, 12:00 pm–1:45 pm
Bryant Park, 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue

Noon visits from favorite literary characters, story-telling, music performances, and magic shows are followed by a 1 pm arts & crafts with Private Picassos. Be sure to catch a spin on the charming Le Carrousel ($3).


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July 17 – August 14
Tuesday, 10:30 am–11:30 am
Bryant Park, 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue

Join park resident Cali Co Cat for meowsic, stories, and joke time. Be sure to catch a spin on the charming Le Carrousel ($3).


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July 25 – August 8
Wednesday, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Bryant Park, 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue

See free outdoor concerts presented by Carnegie Hall featuring outstanding classical, blues, Latin, gospel, and world music artists. Part of the casual Bryant Park Picnics series. Over 200 blankets are free to borrow to spread out and relax while enjoying the performance. Beer and wine are available for purchase along with food from Hester Street Fair.


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July 27 – July 29
Sunday, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm
Bryant Park, 42nd Street & Fifth Avenue

Twins Sebastian and Viola stumble upon the flamboyant, technicolor world of Illyria, visually inspired by the surreal wonderlands of The Wizard of Oz, Yellow Submarine and the works of Doctor Seuss – an exuberant live-action cartoon.

 

 


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July 5 – August 30
Thursday, 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), 4 West 53rd Street

Hear multicultural musical acts from around the world in the lovely MoMA Sculpture Garden (which hosts a real snowman this summer) weekly. Kids can dance in the back by the house made ice cream. In case of rain, music takes place in Theater 1. the MoMA Art Lab alone.


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July 1 – August 26
Sunday, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Pier 84, Hudson River & 44th Street

Join in weekly workshops challenging participants to design and construct solutions to real-world marine-focused challenges at an outdoor Maker Space. Tinker, test and learn in Hudson River Park.


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July 19 – September 20
Also on August 16 & September 13.
Pier 84, Hudson River & 44th Street

Hear musicians curated by the Jazz Foundation of America on a scenic pier. Part of a monthly series.


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July 9 – August 6
Monday, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Plaza33, West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue

Enjoy free summertime concerts from local bands with international roots at Plaza33 in midtown Manhattan.


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July 9 – August 6
Monday, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Plaza33, West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue

Enjoy free brass music summertime concerts at Plaza33 in midtown Manhattan.


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July 16 – October 30
Tuesday, 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Plaza33, West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue

All ages can play giant chess, oversized Connect 4, jump ropes, and more.


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July 11 – July 25
Wednesday, 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Times Square, Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets

Enjoy free coloring sessions with one-of-a-kind coloring pages designed by the team behind Strand’s iconic tote bags, apparel and merchandise, as well as Broadway-themed pages from fan favorite Coloring Broadway. Seating, coloring materials, original artwork to color, and live music accompaniment provided.