If you are looking for some action on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Central Park is the place to go. The park was in full bloom this Saturday and I’m not just talking about the plants.
After a delicious, and very long, lunch at Le Pain Quitideon, Sarah and Sally and I decided to take a stroll through the park. Walking into the park was like walking into a festival. There was a carnival set up in one area, street performers all over the place, softball games, football games, soccer games, walkers, runners, bikers and tons of dogs. We even came across what seemed to be a parselmouth cursing people as they walked by.
The best part of the day was finding the Central Park Dance Skaters Association. They had set up a mini rolar rink in the park with a DJ. I always thought birthday parties at rollar rinks were fun but this took skating to a whole new level. The people were having a blast and some of them were extremely talented. One lady was so graceful, she looked like she was on figure skates.
We watched the skaters for almost an hour and by the time we left we had even given some of them nicknames. Salmon shirt guy, one of our favorites, had a fantastically awkward signature dance move/wiggle. There was also slow motion dude who was skating around while slowly twisting his arms. Red hat guy couldn’t really skate but liked to do tricks with his hat. Of all the people, older ripped guy was having the most fun.
The energy and the fresh air was exactly what we needed after two weeks of classes. My roommate, Sarah, came to the program not knowing whether or not she wanted to stay in the city buy as we left she said it is a day like that that makes her want to stay.