Bryant Park is the home of the New York Public Library Main Branch. The lawn is built over the library’s underground book stacks.
It’s a beautiful park at all seasons. In spring, the park hosts outdoor dance parties. In summer, it hosts picnic performances and movies. In winter, it’s the home of a really fun Winter Village holiday market with an ice rink. It’s one of the great places for holiday shopping with kids.
Visit Bryant Park
Bryant Park is in Manhattan’s Garment District.
Sixth Ave | Bryant Park | Fifth Ave
(B)(D)(F)(M) to 42nd St – Bryant Park
(7) to Fifth Ave – Bryant Park
(N)(Q)(R)(W) to Times Sq – 42nd St
(S) to Times Sq – 42nd St
(1)(2)(3) to Times Sq – 42nd St
(4)(5)(6) to Grand Central
The park’s main entrance is on Sixth Avenue at 41st St. If you are on Fifth Avenue, the park is behind the New York Public Library.
Bryant Park News
Latin Culture in Bryant Park
Bryant Park Dance Party 2023 gives Free Dance Lessons Followed by Live Music for Dancing!
Talia Castro-Pozo hosts bachata, cumbia, salsa, swing, and tango dance lessons followed by live music for dancing. FREE!
La Excelencia salsa, Wed, May 3
Pedro Giraudo tango, Thu, May 4
Afro-Andean Funk cumbia, Wed, May 10
Charenee Wade’s Band of Swing, Thu, May 11
Valerio bachata, Wed, May 17
Santiago y la Orquesta salsa, Thu, May 18
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Remember Benito Juárez, Indigenous Founding Father of Modern Mexico!
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Bryant Park Winter Village 2022 is One of the First Holiday Markets of the Season
Friday, October 28 2022 – January 3, 2023
New York City Opera Bryant Park Picnic Performances: “Lucia di Lammermoor”
Friday, September 2, 2022
Garment District, Manhattan
The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble with Malika Zarra, Akua Dixon & Quartette Indigo Play Carnegie Hall Citywide at Bryant Park
Friday, July 1, 2022
CARNEGIE HALL CITYWIDE
Bryant Park Winter Village opens for the 2022 season on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 12 noon. bryantpark.org
A Lot of History in One Place
During the U.S. Revolutionary War (1775-1783), George Washington fought the British here. Like many open areas that later became parks, it was once a potter’s field where poor and unclaimed people were buried.
In the mid-1800s, the Croton Reservoir (1837-1842) held the city’s water supply. During the U.S. Civil War (1860-65), Union troops drilled here.
During the City’s decline in the 1980s, the park was a scary place, but the community got together to clean it up. It’s a beautiful park now and an example of what can be done when people come together.