Thursday, May 24, 2012

Our Rain Policy

With over 600 free events each year, Bryant Park is a pretty active place. Most of these events rely on decent weather in order for them to take place, since the park lacks covered areas and enclosed buildings. We have few options for feasible rain venues.

When we're facing a rainy week like the two that have just passed, we spend our days glued to weather reports and radar maps. Our general policy is to wait until the last possible moment to make a decision on whether a class or performance must be canceled due to bad weather.

Whenever possible, we adjust our plans to avoid canceling the activity. For example, if the lawn is too wet for yoga, we try to move the class to the Upper Terrace. If it looks like a storm is coming in, we may start a music performance a little early. We attempt flexibility above all else.

Whenever a change must be made, we do our best to update the website's calendar, as well as note any last minute changes on Twitter. If you're trying to plan to attend an event, you can also try calling our office. We may be able to give you an idea at what time we plan to make the decision about weather.

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