Once arriving on the park, patrons may have their temperatures checked and be proven to their seats, which can be organized with room for social distancing. The park doesn’t plan to require vaccinations or proof of adverse virus checks, however it’s contemplating these as choices, in response to Dan Fishman, the park’s director of public occasions.
Among the opposite organizations taking part in Bryant Park’s collection this summer season are Elisa Monte Dance, Harlem Stage, National Sawdust, New York Chinese Cultural Center, Limón Dance Company and Greenwich House Music School. Singers from the New York City Opera will carry out a Pride live performance on June 18.
Many teams and establishments have been scaled down or cocooned altogether since final yr.
“We’ve been in hibernation,” mentioned Tom Wirtshafter, the president of the Town Hall, which has placed on greater than 60 digital packages in the course of the pandemic however, as with most venues, needed to furlough most of its employees.
Town Hall, which opened its doorways in 1921, will shut Bryant Park’s season on Sept. 20 with a 100th-anniversary occasion that includes Chris Thile, the mandolin participant whose eclectic tastes vary from bluegrass to Bach.
Tiffany Rea-Fisher, the creative director of Elisa Monte Dance, who additionally curates dance performances on the park, mentioned her firm has carried out solely twice within the final yr. It will carry out on Aug. 20 with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Rea-Fisher mentioned it was not simple to search out different dance teams that might be ready.
“It was challenging, finding companies that were ready, stamina-wise,” she mentioned. “You don’t want to bring dancers back after a year and have them hit a performance — it’s just asking for injury.”