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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Having A Ball, in Bryant Park

Petanque, in Bryant Park NYC
Photo by myself in Bryant Park, at 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue.

Folks were at it, Wednesday night. Two competitive petanque games were under way. New Yorkers are bent on enjoying all the good weather they can. Fall and Spring are our most fleeting seasons.

The premise of petanque (pay-tonk) is rather simple - players toss their metal balls to lay as close to a little wooden marker as possible. Knocking opponents balls out of the way is fair game!

Serious players can finish the season with two competitions coming up on September 18 and 19th. To learn more on the Bryant Park website, click here.

Related posts: Playing Ball, in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Playing Ball in the Public Courts and Tomorrow's New York Giants.

3 comments:

Olivier said...

j'aime bien le panneau avec les règles de la pétanque. Je sais qu'il existe un club de pétanque à New York
Lien du Club

Ken Mac said...

a new one on me

Lily Hydrangea said...

nothing escapes you Kitty.
& this looks like lots of fun too.