I was in Rockefeller Center today and got a few shots of the massive penny field. Hords of people gathered around the giant display. It seems all people wanted to know was, “How may pennies were there,” and “Can they touch them? I was grossed out. No way was I touching those pennies. These people have obviously not gotten the horrible coughing cold that has been going around.
The pennies are doing good things besides being a carrier for the common cold. The little guys will help benifit children in NYC schools particpating in the Penny Harvest. The copper field is quite beautiful shimmering in the sunlight. If you can’t make it to NYC you can view the field on their website, commoncents.org.
From December 10 until New Year’s Eve, the Common Cents Penny Harvest Field will be open to the public from 9 AM – 9 PM, north of the world-famous Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, just west of Fifth Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets.