Bryant Park

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New York, NY 10110- Map It
(212) 768-4242

AAA Editor Notes

Bryant Park is at Sixth Ave. between 40th and 42nd sts. A veritable oasis in the center of Midtown Manhattan, Bryant Park is a haven for harried New Yorkers. There are lovely gardens, a center green for summer sunbathing, and a cordoned-off reading room with hundreds of free donated books, newspapers and magazines. The park even offers free wireless internet service. A classically styled carousel operates daily (weather permitting). Morning tai chi and evening yoga classes, afternoon arias and free outdoor entertainment—including classic old films shown on a big screen under the stars in summer and ice skating in the winter—also take place. Street parking is limited. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
Free.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-midnight, Sat.-Sun. 7 a.m.-11 p.m., June-Sept.; daily 7 a.m.-11 p.m., in May; daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m., rest of year. Guided tours depart Wed. at 11 from the Josephine Shaw Lowell Fountain, near 41st Street and Sixth Avenue. Hours for classes and events vary.