“The New York Jedi, a 200-member strong band of light-saber fighting enthusiasts, will be performing at Times Square’s Ripley’s Believe It Or Not from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The group’s founder, a Brooklyn-based AV installation designer named Flynn, says there’s never been a better time to be a fan of all things “Star Wars.”
“Our class has been a litmus test,” says New York Jedi founder Flynn, 42. “Things were dying down last year to the point where I was thinking of discontinuing the classes, and then all of a sudden the announcement hit that Disney was making more ‘Star Wars’ movies. And people started coming to the classes again.”
See Also; “A Jedi All the way,” article 2007