Body-painting enthusiasts take note: One June 9 from noon until 4pm, some 200 fully-nude models will be descending on Times Square as part of the first annual BODY NOTES event hosted by Human Connection Arts, a nonprofit “dedicated to artistic expression and body freedom.” Its founder, Andy Golub, was also behind last year’s World Bodypainting Day at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across the street from the United Nations.
The festivities at Times Square will be bigger and bolder, with much more in the way of painted-nude goodness thronging the streets. Participants will be of all genders, shapes and sizes, with each sporting a personal message.
BODY NOTES kicks off with the models being painted at a location on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets, followed by a photo op on the TKTS bleachers at Father Duffy Square. Since body paint isn’t waterproof, organizers have scheduled June 10 as a rain date.