Monday, July 2, 2007

Petanque in Bryant Park

Often in New York City you will stumble across something weird and fabulous to do on a beautiful summer day. Such was the case when finding the French game of Petanque being played in Bryant Park. These players were on their lunch break and needed a moment to escape from the demands of the daily grind. There was a tournament in Bryant Park on June 24 (which I missed) that had 32 teams participating, so there obviously is an active community for this sport.

Bonus: From April to October, free lessons are given in the Park every weekday during lunchtime by La Boule New Yorkaise. Looks like a meditative activity, so you might see me tossing the boule around some day soon.

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