Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Debuts this Week: Authors and Dancers

This week marks the return of Authors and Dancers to the park. Word for Word Author debuts at the Bryant Park Reading Room sponsored by HSBC tomorrow with a very funny line-up. And then Bryant Park Moves takes over the lawn on Saturday for bouncing, jumping and stretching with Limon Dance.

Michael Showalter and Jenny Slate at the Reading Room in June 2011

Authors  Tomorrow, Ali Wentworth, Justin Halpern, and Sara Barron will kick-off our very impressive list of celebrity authors visiting the park this summer. You know Ms. Wentworth from In Living Color and Seinfeld, and now this very funny lady is breaking down the news for parents in Daily Shot with Ali Wentworth. She'll be talking about her new book Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales tomorrow in the Reading Room with Justin Halpern, who's best known for the Shit his Dad Says (sic). Mr. Halpern's will discuss his second book, sure to bring the same self-depricating, bittersweet humor, I Suck at Girls. Sara Barron will serve as host, wrangling these two comedians, while adding a little humor of her own. Ms. Barron's book of essays is called People are Unappealing: Even Me.

While you're there, be sure to check-in to the Bryant Park Reading Room on Foursquare. Tomorrow, the first three lucky attendees to check-in at the event will receive a book by one of our featured authors. We'll be giving away books all summer long, so come early, enjoy the talk and you may just go home with a free book!

Dancers  And then this weekend, you can take off your shoes, and spend your Saturday morning barefoot in the grass with Bryant Park Moves. This class from the Jose Limon Dance Company is energetic and freeing, a class that's truly accessible for all ages, and abilities. If you don't remember Limon Dance from last summer, take a peek at the video from our 2011 classes.

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