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Bryant Park
— French-style Carousel
— Gardens, Promenade & Lawn
— The Pond Ice-Skating Rink (Free)
— Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
— Free Wi-Fi Access

Bryant Park
Bryant Park is a little oasis in mid-town Manhattan — located only a block from busy Times Square. The park is situated behind the New York Public Library, between 40th and 42nd Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues.

Gardens, Promenades & Lawn
Known for its Gardens (six flower beds border Bryant Park’s Lawn to the north and south), Twin Promenades (similar to Jardin des Tuileries in Paris) and Lawn (a fun picnic and lunch area), the park is popular with New Yorkers and visitors alike... all year-round. Another added bonus — FREE Wi-Fi access!

Festivals and special events take place during Summer months. And during Winter months, The Pond at Bryant Park is a popular ice-skating venue — and its Holiday Shops is a fun place to do your holiday shopping.

Fun Park Amenities
FUN park amenities include:

  • French-Style Carousel
  • Boule Board
  • Chess & Backgammon
  • Ping-Pong
  • Bryant Park Grill & Cafe
  • Free Ice-Skating Rink

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Bryant Park

Holiday Shops @ Bryant Park
Have fun shopping for the Holidays at Bryant Park's Holiday Shops — a European-inspired open-air market. Every year, people come here to see the annual lighting of the 50-ft Holiday Tree and featured entertainment. Open daily Nov-Jan.

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Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

Private & Corporate Events
Bryant Park is a FUN destination for private and corporate events.

Event locations include:

  • Upper Terrace
  • The Lawn
  • Fountain Terrace
  • Library Terrace (5th Ave)
  • Le Carrousel


The Pond at Bryant Park
— Free Ice-Skating in Winter

During winter months, New Yorkers and visitors flock to The Pond at Bryant Park — it's Manhattan's only FREE admission ice-skating rink. Skate rentals are available. Fun skating shows and special activities take place throughout the winter season. The Pond is open daily (Nov-Jan) for ice-skating from 8am-midnight.

Visit the Holiday Shops

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The Pond at Bryant Park

New York Public Library
Fifth Ave & 42nd Street

While visiting the Bryant Park area, be sure to check out the New York Public Library. Internationally recognized as one of the world's great libraries, it ranks right up there with the British Library, the Library of Congress, and the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Visited by more than 15 million people each year, the majestic landmark building is also known for its spectacular architecture — just look for the world-renowned pair of marble lions at the front entrance. Free admission. Open daily.

The Fifth Avenue terrace in front of the New York Public Library is part of Bryant Park.

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New York Public Library


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