Improv Games in Central Park Followed by Drinks at The Three Monkeys

  • August 16, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Let's get together again in Central Park and play some improv games! There's no prior improv experience required, and if you prefer to just watch, you're welcome to join as well!

I'll bring my box of warm ups and games, but please feel free to bring ideas on your favorite exercises as well! A huge thanks to those of you who have already e-mailed me some new games - please keep them coming :).

After we're done playing (around 8-8:30pm), we will head over to The Three Monkeys at 236 W. 54th St. (between Broadway and 8th Ave.) for drinks and snacks in the upstairs part of the bar. Thanks to Stephanie for finding this place and turning after-improv drinks into a tradition! :)

How to Find Crime Busters Rock:

Crime Busters Rock is in the southern part of the park, just east of Center Drive. Here are the exact directions with Columbus Circle (the southwestern corner of the park) as the starting point:

Walk northeast along Central Park Drive towards West Drive.

Turn right onto West Drive.

West Drive turns into Center Drive, if you bear left (north).

Crime Busters Rock will be to the right (east) of Center Drive (just a few yards in from Center Drive towards Wollman Rink, behind the benches).

If you arrive on time, you'll see me there with a yellow sign that says "Improv in the Park." If you're late, look for one or more circles of people having a blast doing improv in the surrounding lawn area :).

Here's a link to a Google map with the route outlined: http://goo.gl/maps/XhvsK

You can also find us on the Google Maps app on any smartphone by searching for "Crime Busters Rock" and using your GPS/navigation functionality to get directions to it.

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  • Deena

    Photos have been posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NYCImprov

    Go get your tag on! :)

    1 · August 18, 2013

  • Kathy

    Thanks for organizing & facilitating this great group, Deena...and thx for the kind comment.

    2 · August 17, 2013

    • Deena

      It is my pleasure, Kathy!

      August 18, 2013

  • Adrienne G.

    Amazing

    2 · August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just did a quick playback of video b-roll and it looks like we might have another Improv short in the works... by the way, anyone who does not want to be in the video please email me and I'll leave those scenes out. But sound and vid seem much better this time around:D

    2 · August 17, 2013

    • Deena

      Mike - you are AMAZING!!! I don't know how to thank you! I'm so excited to see the footage!! Also, I took a bunch of photos, which I will post in the next couple of days! :)

      August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The artsy media monkey will be shooting more video later... that is if I can find Crime Busters Rock again:D

    1 · August 16, 2013

    • Deena

      Yay!

      August 16, 2013

    • Deena

      I'm still waiting for the day when this artsy media monkey at long last joins in on our improv games :).

      2 · August 17, 2013

  • Erik

    Great group!

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Erik

    Thanks! Looking forward to next time.

    1 · August 17, 2013

  • Kathy

    This group just gets better and better!

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • Deena

      Indeed - it's better with you in it! :)

      August 17, 2013

  • Gina

    Hey guys , I think you all awesome ! I had a great time. And a big thanks to Lewis ,who rescued me. I'll keep your phone just in case I got lost again. Hopefully next week I can make it to The Three Monkeys.

    2 · August 16, 2013

    • Rob M.

      Yes, Lewis is very generous with his phone number. Keep it for when you ever get lost in the city, need directions, need to find a polling place, or are curious about the history of a particular building. It's much better than calling 311.

      2 · August 16, 2013

  • Gina

    A lot of fun !

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Gina

    Sorry, im about to cry !

    August 16, 2013

    • Lewis D.

      I'll be there in a little while. I can meet you and guide you there.

      August 16, 2013

    • Lewis D.

      Where art thou?

      August 16, 2013

  • anne b.

    So what is the closest numbered street and Ave. I live in brooklyn, don't get to Central Park much.

    August 15, 2013

    • Deena

      Lewis - thanks so much for being brave enough to share your phone number! :)

      August 16, 2013

    • Erik

      Thanks Deena & Lewis!

      August 16, 2013

  • Bob

    I have two questions:

    If there were air on the moon would it weigh less than here?

    And do chickens seem to behave as if they have egos far larger than their station in life?

    Thanks.

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Jason

    I will try and make it but will be late. Maybe around 8...

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Josh K

    may come a little late.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • Lou

    Looking forward to my first Improv experience.

    1 · August 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm just another artsy monkey.

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • Scott G.

    Sorry, other commitments have come up. Hopefully, whenever the next one comes up, I'll be there!

    August 12, 2013

  • Adrienne G.

    There with bells on!

    3 · August 11, 2013

  • Lewis D.

    Oh, I keep forgetting to say: If anyone needs to get hold of me you can ring or text me on[masked]

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Some great talent and performances... And it's still free! See you guys down the road and try not to get lost:D

    1 · August 7, 2013

  • Deena

    If anyone needs extra motivation to participate, check out the video from our last meetup on our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/NYCImprov), graciously filmed and edited by the amazing Mike Raci Film Script Projects!

    August 6, 2013

  • M

    I would definitely attend another one! Unfortunately i'm only available on the weekends (Sat & Sun)

    August 6, 2013

    • Deena

      No worries - we'll have weekend events as well!

      1 · August 6, 2013

  • Lewis D.

    Of course I'll be there.

    1 · August 5, 2013

    • Deena

      Woohoo!

      August 5, 2013

  • Dave

    Bummer. Can't make this one. Have fun, folks!

    August 5, 2013

    • Deena

      Noooooooooooooooo!!

      August 5, 2013

  • michael s.

    Yes, I can definitely make this one!

    2 · August 5, 2013

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