Friday, July 28, 2006
Bryant Park Film Festival
In the summer, in New York's Bryant Park, they show films once a week, in the great outdoors. I had seen the setup for several years. A huge screen looms at the end of the lawn by day, by night the park becomes a movie theater, admission is free. You can bring a blanket and sit on the lawn. But this is New York City, so there are rules. The lawn is roped off in the afternoon, and people gather around the lawn. At 5:00 PM the rope is dropped, and people charge out on to the lawn with their blankets and picnic baskets, to claim a patch of grass. I was in Bryant Park on Monday afternoon, and witnessed this grand exodus, it was quite a sight!!