For those who guessed that I would be at Bryant Park this Saturday, you were correct! So now that you know where I landed this morning, are you ready to take our latest stroll in the Big Apple?
Since I just saw you nodding your head in a super-fast motion, I will take that as an emphatic yes, so let’s do this.
With the above response in mind, I kindly ask that you get comfy in your chair, take a sip of your coffee and get ready for another thrilling Anthony Sledge #nyc excursion. Let’s go!
I rolled into Bryant Park from the 6th Ave and 41st St entrance, ready to explore. After walking up the steps to get inside this famous park, I quickly came upon the gorgeous J.S. Lowell fountain and a giant blue, green, and fuchsia billboard towering behind it with a message written in big bright white letters.
If you are not familiar with Bryant Park, it is known for its live Picnic Performance, lively atmosphere, and authentic cuisine from various vendors scattered all around the park.
Before reading the message, I paused for a moment to admire the sound of the water sprinkling from the fountain. Did you hear it?
Upon reading the sign, I was curious to find out the upcoming performance schedule. Thus, I slide over to one of the tables you see in slide-4, did a quick #Google search on my #iPhone, and was elated with the search results.
Firstly, I learned that I missed out on the “Harlem Stage — Craig Harris’s Nocturnal Nubian Ball, A Tribute to Sun Ra,” and the “Jazz at Lincoln Center: Young Stars of Jazz.” These performances took place in the park in the past two days. Doggone it!
As I continued reviewing the schedule, I learned that the next show would occur this evening, which put a smile on my face. Just so you know, the “Jazz at Lincoln Center: Camille Thurman and the Darrell Green Quartet: Burt Bacharach Reimagined” will be performing at 7 pm today.
I think there’s a good chance that a few of my friends and I will be in the audience this evening. Immediately after becoming aware of this info, I sent a text message to my crew recommending we attend the show tonight.
Shortly after sending that group text, I began craving for a cup of joe, so I stood up and walked over to Le Pain Quotidien and calmly made my way to the counter to order a medium coffee. Once I got my hot caffeinated drink, I toured the park while enjoying my coffee as well as the lovely sights, sounds, and cool vibe of the city.
I eventually made it over to the corner of 5th Ave and 42 St, where I stopped at an information kiosk. There, I grabbed a visitor guidebook to mail to a dear friend in London as a souvenir.
Then, I walked over to the enormous park map shown below, analyzed the layout, and snapped a pic.
My last move was to enter the Bryant Park subway station, where I hopped on the F-train and wrote this post on the ride home — the end.
So, which were your favorite pictures of Bryant Park?
Have a fun weekend! 😊