Check out weekly open-air lunch-hour performances featuring the best Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Theater fans in the NYC area can expect musical numbers from hit shows such as Waitress, SpongeBob SquarePants, Beautiful, School of Rock, Wicked, and many more. New this year, Disney on Broadway will take over Broadway in Bryant Park on Aug. 2 with performances from the hit shows Aladdin, Frozen, and The Lion King.
Address: Sixth Avenue, between 40th and 42nd streets
Midtown, NY 10018
About Bryant Park
Standard hours: Opens 7am. Closing time varies by season.
Bryant Park is situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Today’s version of Bryant Park–with its gravel paths, green chairs, and jaunty le carrousel–is a recent invention. Though the space has been called Bryant Park since 1842, the park has had a checkered career. By 1979, it was the site of frequent muggings and drug deals and was avoided by knowledgeable New Yorkers. An almost ten-year effort, begun in 1980, transformed the park and its reputation.
Upcoming Events at Bryant Park: