The weather in the park today was amazing – we finally broke 60 degrees! Today was also the first official Bryant Park Juggling Saturday juggle. The turnout was great only a few regulars were in attendance (Jeff, Laura-Jeanne, and Amanda to name a few). The crowd came and went as the afternoon progressed. A ruff estimate would say between 50 and 70 people attended at various times through the afternoon. We had club passing, chicken passing, ball passing, ring juggling, ball juggling, club juggling, diablo, devil sticks, and more.
The group was able to award some button to a few very talented new jugglers. I cannot say it enough but the joy of seeing someone be able to juggle for the first time is amazing. Watching the new juggler the first time they can make 3 or 6 catches in a row is just priceless! I have to thank all the people that come to the juggle to make it such a rewarding experience.
The juggle was set from noon – 3pm today but I know there were still juggling going on at 4pm. I do consider it quite normal for the juggles in Bryant Park to go on longer then scheduled. Simply put juggling is addicting and a great exercise. Anyone on the midtown area should come and visit us even if only to watch; though learni8ng in greatly encouraged. Most jugglers find it easy to make a person smile while watching a juggle, but that smile will only last a short while. Now if we can teach you to juggle – then you can smile while learning and smile while showing someone else what you can now do! It is like giving a smile for a lifetime. An even greater reward is when that new juggler goes and continues to practice and learn and then begins to share their learned talent with others and the juggling community continues to grow.
I have come to that point in this blog when once again I must say good bye. I hope you are at the next juggle and join us in this great love of object manipulation – it is a lot of fun!
... Enjoy the pictures =)