I must admit, when I first heard about it, during the dead of our terrible winter, I thought it might be a pretty neat idea. Create a 'pop-up park' in the middle of the city during the height of the tourist season. So from July 3-October 12 a small block of Federal Street, just outside of the newly opened Press Hotel, has been turned into the Federal Folly, complete with white benches, red circular rugs, wooden stanchions and special night lightening. Throughout the summer and early fall, the site is hosting special events like theater productions, blue grass concerts and other unique activities planned to increase more pedestrian-friendly spaces. Maybe at an evening event with lighting and all I'd be a bit more impressed, but at mid-day the creative park was pretty empty and bland. A pop-up park? I'm so much more impressed with pop-up books. And as for the The Federal Folly? I'd just have to go with 'the FOLLY'.