Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Improv Everywhere, At It Again

You may recall a strange character strutting through the park and on to our lawn in May 2010*, or perhaps you witnessed a mass of headphone-wearing people converging on the park in October.**

Both occurrences were the work of Improv Everywhere, a self-described "long form improvisation troupe which executes pre-planned "missions" that usually involve socially awkward or unusual situations". Now, the group has made its mark on Citi PondSM at Bryant Park.

Confused? Check out Improv Everywhere's post revealing the behind-the-scenes story of the 'Worst Ice Skater Ever' mission and how they pulled it off (we helped!). Here's a spoiler: the video's star, Kenny Moir, is actually Executive Director of Figure Skating at the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers, a performer with Ice Theatre of New York, and has over 50 years of experience as a figure skater. 

* Watch our wacky 2010 lawn opening video
** See how the 2010 Mp3 Experiment ended in an epic toilet paper party in Bryant Park


  1. Just found this blog! Great content :)
    I was coached by Kenny a few times back when I was a figure skater and he is the greatest guy & an amazing coach!

  2. How funny! Kenny was great for the stunt, no surprise that he's a great coach too. Thanks for the nice comment!