Some of our inspiration for improvements and additions come from the outside world. For example, the idea for our Kubb area was conceived when our Executive Director, Dan Biederman, went on vacation with his family in Scandinavia and saw the game being played.
Kubb is not well-known outside of Scandinavia (or areas of the United States, like the Midwest, that were settled by Scandinavians). Many park guests look curiously at the intriguing lawn game, which resembles a combination of bowling, chess, and pool. We answer the question "What is Kubb, anyway?" in this blog post.
|Dan Biederman took this photo, documenting the unusual new game he thought would be a great addition to the park.|
Kubb's existence in the park was formalized when The Green opened in 2013, hosting a Putting Green on one side and a Kubb field on the other, The Green was Kubb's permanent home. In 2014, the first-ever Bryant Park Kubb tournament was held on the lawn, and this summer we've scheduled three tournaments to meet the growing demand for friendly competition. The final tournament of the season is on September 30; register here.
Daily, 11am - 7pm
April - October