Saturday, January 5, 2013

Skating at Bryant Park–Seasonal Sundays # 133

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Welcome to Seasonal Sundays!

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Bryant Park is an awesome place to meet up with friends to go ice skating. It is located directly behind the New York Public Library.

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Ice skating at Bryant Park is free, although skate rentals and private lessons are available. 

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Bryant Park was dangerous, underused and run-down. The transformation of  the park was completed in 1992 by the Bryant Park Corporation. December NYC 072

Bryant Park is fully funded and run by the Bryant Park Corporation; no tax dollars are used to run it.

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One of the amusing sights!

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What have you been up to?

- The Tablescaper


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Some friends of ours visited NY and said it was sooo crowded they couldn't get close. Looks amazing!
Thanks so much for the party. Hope you are having a GREAT weekend!

Laurie Ritchey said...

I've only tried ice skating once, and it was a disaster. My ankles kept collapsing. I love to watch ice skating though, and this does look like a fun place to go watch. Thanks for hosting. laurie

Barbara F. said...

I never did learn to ice skate :( too old now fuhgeddaboutit!!! That tree is gorgeous. Bet you had a fun time, great photos. xo

Sarah said...

Looks like lots of fun. I love that last shot! Haven't been ice skating since I was much, much younger. The Whole Foods here has an ice skating rink on their roof top for the holidays. I notices lots of activity on the rink this afternoon.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That looks like so much fun! I always wanted to ice skate in an outdoor park...well I can't ice skate but I could try! hugs, Linda

Diane said...

Your post fits in perfectly with mine today. I am wishing for some winter weather and Bryant Park certainly looks cold! Hope it was fun - thanks for hosting!

Mary said...

Looks like fun~ love the tree! Ice skating is not in my skill set so I definitely need private lessons, in private! :) Thanks for hosting!

Barbara said...

New York City is such a magical place isn't it! Last year my hubster took the kids ice skating at Rockefeller Center...they had a blast. I was the official photographer so no skates on my feet! LOL. Your pics are just beautiful! Wishing a wonderful first weekend of the new year and thank you so very much for hosting!!
XO Barbara

xinex said...

Beautiful skate park! Happy New Year!...Christine

Eileen said...

It looks like it would be so much fun. I've always wanted to go there to visit. So pretty at Christmas.

tablescapesbybev said...

I've been "junking" and bought some great sets of dishes for my booth at the flea market! Love junk shops and the Salvation Army thrift shop. Love your pics of ice skating and I'm sure it looks easier than it really is.

Gina said...

We visited Bryant Park the week before Christmas! That tree with all the blue lights was gorgeous! We didn't ice skate but had a great time watching those who did.

Babs said...

That looks like sooo much fun. The last time I ice skated was when I was first married and we lived in Germany.
Hope you have a great Sunday and thanks for hosting,

Jann Olson said...

Looks like such a wonderful place. I have not made it to N.Y. yet. On my bucket list. Thanks for hosting.

AshTreeCottage said...

I love ice skating ~ especially outdoors. When I was young we all went ice skating after school and on weekends. The outdoor rink had a field house with a stone fireplace and we used to go inside and drink hot chocolate. Magical memories. I miss it! Thanks for hosting and Happy New Year.

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

SavannahGranny said...

What an encouraging thing the renewal of the park is to persons thinking of embarking on a similar project.
How great that it is still self sufficient after all this time.
I tried to link up but the link button wouldn't respond. I will go back and try again. I thought you may want to know in case something is wrong.
Happy New Year, Ginger

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

That ice skating rink looks amazing. What fun. Tomorrow we are headed towards Tahoe, in the Sierra Nevada’s. We are going to take the kids ice skating in Northstar. I hope it's as fun as this looks!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

What a beautiful place to have some fun..Thank you for hosting..Happy New Year..Judy

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

We have family that lives (or did until recently) in your area and I've heard them talk about Bryant Park and it's so nice to actually see what they were talking about. What a pretty park. I never had the opportunity to learn to ice skate as I grew up in the south. But my husband talks fondly of ice skating in his youth.

Happy weekend and thanks for hosting.

Rettabug said...

My DH always says the way to survive winter is to learn to have fun in it. Looks like there is lots of fun going on there!
I never tried ice skating. :-( I'd probably break an arm or hip now if I did it, but it sure is fun to watch. Kent State has a really nice outdoor rink & Ms. C. has gone to it with her Girl Scout troup.

Thanks for continuing to host SS & I'm thrilled to be able to participate again.

Warm hugs,

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

We visited Bryant Park last week. That tree was gorgeous! I am the only one in my family that wanted to ice skate, so I enjoyed watching. Thanks for hosting!

Bonnie said...

Such pretty pictures it makes me regret never learning to ice skate. I learned to know ski and have roller skated but missed out on the ice skating. Too late now but it looks like so much fun.

Thanks for hosting.

Cheryl Thornton said...

The park looks lovely - makes me wish I could skate!

Thanks for hosting!

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

Cottage and Broome said...

I love Bryant Park! A great place to stop and rest when you are trucking thru the city!! Thanks for hosting again this week, Laura

Entertaining Women said...

The ankles are no longer skate worthy. I do love to watch skaters, though. It's marvelous that the park commission created such a wonderful treasures for neighbors and visitors. What am I doing....had a belated Christmas dinner last night, so now I'm determined to get Christmas put away! Thanks for hosting us. Cherry Kay

Black Feathers said...

Hello. ;)
Ice skating is so mutch fun and we go when its cold enough here in Norway.
I found your blog on Pinteres and i must say you have the most beautiful tables i have seen.

Eline. ;)

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Thanks for hosting!


When I lived in my hometown NY, we always went iceskating in Rockefeller Center. How beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Have a happy and blessed 2013! Thank you for hosting such great Sunday party, I always look forward to linking and in 2013 as well.

Dianne said...

Looks beautiful. So Christmas! I love that last shot with the gorgeous colors. What building is that? Dianne

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Cool post! There has never been an ice skating until a few years back when a minor league hockey team came to town. I'm glad I was able to post. It seems like Blogger doesn't mesh well with IE any more. I had to use chrome to upload my pictures.
Thanks for hosting!

Crystal Grandeur said...

I enjoy going through your posts every week.each one has it's own story to tell.Awesome creations.Happy New Year To you.

Kathleen said...

The blue tree looks amazing!
Good to hear it is privately funded...

Liz Hockamier said...

Oh Man! I wish I hadn't missed out on the party! I will try and remember for next week.

Have a great week!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting each week!!

Great post with beautiful pics!!