Volume 81, Number 17 | September 29 - October 5, 2011
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Photos by Bob Krasner

Speak softly — and carry a very large lightsaber

Washington Square Park was the scene of organized chaos on the night of Sat., Sept. 24, as the third annual Lightsaber Battle NYC was underway. Adults, kids and, well, adults who acted like kids, put their weapons to the test while the crowds cheered them on. The brainchild of Newmindspace, a nonprofit organization founded by Kevin Bracken and Lori Kufner, the event filled the park with Jedis and Siths and a variety of sabers, homemade to custom made. At right: Craig McPherson, left, and Savark Dicupe locked in battle with their lightsabers. At bottom: Sabrina, a.k.a. “Sewer Sprite.”


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