Bocce in Bryant Park

Bocce, the sport for the non-athletic

Bocce, the sport for the non-athletic

If you happen by Bryant Park on a nicer day, be sure to visit its NorthEast corner for some Bocce ball action. Amidst the benches, free reading, free wifi and countless sandwich shops there lies a gravel pit of your fate. If you choose to you can partake in some pro Bocce with the folks who seem to always be entangled in a game.

I don’t really know if they’re part of a league or just people who own professional Bocce balls, but this game is of patience and concentration. Not something to do just for kicks, but something to help you jolt out of your deskjob and into the real world. All while not really requiring much physical prowess. In other words, bocce is the perfect sport for those who don’t want to get in shape to play a game.

Maybe you can ask one of those nice people in the park to let you in on the game next time you’re there. For more information on Bocce, clicketh hereth.

1 Comment so far

  1. bryantparknyc on May 12th, 2009 @ 10:42 am

    We call it Bryant Park Petanque! Many of the players you see in the park are members of La Boule New Yorkaise, an NYC petanque club, and they are there to give lessons from 11:30am-6pm, Mondays-Fridays, to anyone who wants to play. The instructors wear Bryant Park staff tags around their necks, but feel free to approach any of them – it’s a very friendly group!

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