Prague hosts community breakfast in Old Town Square
On Wednesday morning August 3, the tables of Prague Dinner on Charles Bridge will come to old town square for breakfast from 6am to 10am.
The organizer is the famous Prague café owner and “cultural activist Ondřej Kobza”, the “brain” of a multitude of cultural projects that have emerged in recent years.
He begins by setting up pianos outside, enticing passers-by to tickle the ivories. He then turned old school desks into public chess tables and placed “poetry jukeboxes” on plazas that literally spout verse, voiced by the likes of Jaroslav Seifert. His latest project is the roof terraces of the Lucerna Palace built by Václav Havel’s grandfather a century ago.
The 500 meter long table will be installed around the monument to Jan Hus. It will be decorated with white tablecloths and vases of wildflowers.
“The table is a powerful symbol. Families gather behind, letters are written and peace agreements are signed. King Arthur’s knights gathered at the round table. The rules are: anyone can come, just bring food and ideally share it with a neighbour.
“It can be something simple, like raisins or cookies. And if someone wants, can bake cakes or make sandwiches at home. Someone can drink coffee in the morning, someone – champagne. The idea of breakfast is to enjoy the deserted Old Town Square,” Kobza said.
To guarantee your place, the organizers recommend that you register free. However, if someone is late with the check-in, you can come without. Free places will be released gradually.