Street entertainers aka buskers, have a long tradition in New York City of plying their most honourable profession for the delight and enjoyment of the passing morass of humanity. Whether it be in one of the parks, in the subway, on the sidewalk or at a visitor attraction, buskers are to be found throughout the year and in all weathers bringing entertainment right to us. No tickets needed, no queuing demanded, just pause a moment or longer and enjoy the talent being performed before you, and maybe place a modest monetary token of your appreciation in the ever present receptacle. As simple as that, you're happy, they're happy and your day receives a whole new coat of gloss.
Whilst New York City does not hold a monopoly on Busking, with many cities participating, there can surely no metropolis that has a greater number and diversity of street entertainers, than does NYC. Below are just but a few of the types of performers that can savoured throughout the year.
Acrobatics in Battery Park
Harlem brownstone front-steps as a stage
The Times Square Naked Cowboy