Bryant Park Dance Class

Bryant Park Dance Class

Bryant Park is, in my opinion, New York’s most civilized park. On any given day you can walk barefoot in well-maintained, clean grass, read under the trees, listen to live music and grab a decent bite. The programming team does a great job at keeping a variety of activities on the calendar.

This Saturday June 1, if you have the time, you can enjoy a dance lesson, 10:00am – 11:00am, on the lawn. Classes are FREE and led by former and current members of the internationally renowned modern dance company, Limon Dance
Open to all levels and ages.Good way to get the day started!

    What to do with your Christmas Tree….

    What to do with your Christmas Tree….

      After a merry Christmas, it’s time to start thinking about what to do with your tree. What should you do? You should Treecycle it at MulchFest!

    On Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13, NYC Parks will host the annual MulchFest from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at locations citywide. Bring your holiday tree to one of 80 designated parks to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city or your own garden! There will be 35 chipping sites and 45 drop-off sites throughout the five boroughs. And this year, you can bring your tree to a drop-off site starting January 9 and running through the 13th. 

    Parks and Playgrounds Closed Tomorrow, November 7, 2012

    Storm Update 
    NYC Parks will close Wednesday, November 7 at noon through to Thursday, November 8 at noon.

    Due to the anticipated storm approaching the New York area, NYC Parks is closing all New York City parks, playgrounds, and beaches from Wednesday, November 7 at noon until Thursday, November 8 at noon. Their goal is to keep Park patrons safe during the storm.

    Please visit for updates as the storm approaches, or visit the Storm Update page for more information on park closures.

    Service Changes Due To Hurricane Sandy, NYC

    All NYC parks, playgrounds, beaches, and recreation centers are closed until further notice due to hazardous conditions. The winds are still strong and the hurricane has compromised many of the trees inside parks and along sidewalks.

    To report a tree issue, please call 311 or text 311-692, or submit an online forestry service request. 911 is reserved for emergency calls ONLY.

    The Parks Department is hard at work addressing emergency conditions and assessing damage by carefully inspecting all properties. They will determine when it is once again safe for you, your family, and pets to visit.

    As you know, this is an extremely serious situation. Once again, for your safety, NYC Parks Dept. strongly urges you to stay out of the parks, playgrounds, and beaches until further notice.

    MulchFest in City Parks

    On Saturday, January 7 and Sunday, January 8, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., New Yorkers can drop off their Christmas trees at one of 70 locations citywide. Approximately 30 locations are “chipping” sites, where folks can watch their tree turned into mulch, and even take a bag home. Mulch from this annual event is used by the Parks Department to nourish trees and plantings across the boroughs.

    Learn more