We arrived in Barcelona just over a week ago and one of the first things we all wanted to do was to visit our castle-ing team, the Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia. When we lived here last year, castle-ing was a huge part of our lives, where we spent most Tuesday and Friday evenings, and lots more Sunday afternoons. They generously opened their hearts to us and made us a part of their team. We, in turn, packed our shirts and cumberbunds so we could join in while we are here, even for a few weeks.
If you're in NYC this week, you have the unique opportunity to see one of the best Castle-ing teams in the world: the Castellers de Vilafranca. In fact, even if you're not in NY, you should go to see them. Here's their schedule:
(Notice the green shirt, trademark of the "Verds" or greens of Vilafranca.)
Wednesday, June 20: Rooftop 230 Fifth Avenue, performance for the media at 8:15pm, and for the public at 9:15pm.
Thursday, June 21: 8am performance in Times Square for Morning Show, ABC.
12 noon: performance in Battery Park, as part Make Music NY Festival
4pm: Performance in Central Park in the Naumburg Bandshell
7:30pm, not sure what an "institutional act" is, but I'd be surprised if it didn't include some kind of tower :) at Christie's in Rockefeller Plaza
Friday, June 22: 9am, Equity Point (small towers and photos)
11:30 am, Liberty Island (small towers and photos)
4pm: Brooklyn Bridge (small towers and photos)
5pm: Brooklyn Bridge Park (real performance!)
7:30pm, screening of The Human Tower movie, Goldcrest Post Productions, 799 Washington St
Saturday, June 23: 10:30am, Performance at AMC Loews Lincoln Square Cinema
11am: Screening of Enxaneta movie in 3D
1pm: Performance in front of the United Nations, that just declared castle-ing part of the World Heritage
6pm: Celebrating Midsummer's Night Eve (Sant Joan) with the Catalan Association of America at the Empire Hotel