Something to distract you from today's soggy weather. One Night of Fire is a roving street party organized each year by the Danger, a group that is committed to “creating nights of indelible beauty.”
This past Saturday, thousands of people dressed in white lined the Brooklyn Bridge with drums, stilts, hoops, and a Metrocard. First stop: City Hall. Permanent smiles marked the faces of angels caring fabric-cut flames on poles. Colors of white and red lit up the night as costumed bodies and painted faces danced to the beat of organic sounds. Next stop: Dekalb Avenue. Packed subway cars shook as people danced and sang their way to DeKalb.
Last stop: CONEY ISLAND! People flooded the station, stopping to dance with MTA workers. Lines quickly formed for hot dogs and beer. A few people dove into the cold, dark water. Drum circles formed. And Fire spinners performed to wide, reflective eyes. One night seemed to spark enough fire to keep the soul of this city burning for (at least) a little while.