An epic celebration went on in Bryant Park today to honor the 30th anniversary season and official declaration of May 11th, 2022 as “Bryant Park Day.”
And in NYC grand fashion, visual stylist and event designer Michael Kowalski has flooded the Bryant Park fountain with dozens of beautiful flowers, as an enormous “30” sign adorns the front of the fountain.
In 1989, Bryant Park closed for a four-year renovation to increase visibility from the street, add restaurant pavilions and concession kiosks, reinstate the public restrooms, and eliminate isolating hedges. The park officially reopened to its glorious state we recognize it as today in 1992. 30 years later it has become one of the busiest public spaces in the world.
A ceremonial ribbon cutting kicked off the festivities, followed by special guest appearances and surprises. Some notable figures in attendance included Bryant Park President Dan Biederman, Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell,Tony, Academy, and Golden Globe Winner Joel Grey, and Newly Minted Tony Award NomineeJennifer Simard. The Bryant Park Jugglers were even spotted showing off their skills on the newly reopened lawn.
If you missed today’s celebration, you’ll be able to partake in numerous scheduled festivities coming up for the parks big three-0 all summer long.
Happy 30th Bryant Park, we love you!