Saturday, April 27, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson Park, Manhattan
114th Street & First Avenue
Rain or shine
In the event of heavy rain, Street Games will be moved indoors to the Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center located in the park.
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company will host the 6th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem!
Street Games celebrates the classic street games from the ’60s and ’70s and introduces them to a new generation of kids with a modern spin! Pogo sticks, double-dutch, hula hoops, and yo-yos are just some of the activities that you and your family can try out at this popular annual event. With new activities being added each year, there is something for everyone to enjoy!
Visit our Classic Street Games zone and get moving with popular venues such as:
- Pogo Sticks
- Hula Hoops
- Hippity Hop
- Skateboarding Clinics with Uptown Skate School
- Red Bull Slaps Handball Clinic – open to all ages and all skill levels!
Take it to the street! Street Games closes 114th Street and Pleasant Avenue just north of the Park to vehicle traffic so kids can participate in the following activities:
- Soap Box Derby – located behind the main stage!
- Learn To Ride Your Bike (must bring your own bike)
- Street Hockey
- Jumbo Games
- Relay Races
- Arts & Crafts
Street Games will also feature the Red Bulls Skills Challenge – Interactive Activities from the New York Red Bulls – on the soccer fields at Thomas Jefferson Park!
Make your first stop at Street Games the passport booth to pick up a Street Games Passport! Complete all of the activities on the passport and bring it to the Disney booth to redeem a prize.
Street Games is also more than just games! Radio Disney will be spinning music all day and there will be live music and entertainment, including several performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem!
|JestMaster Jon Koons||11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.|
|Groove Hoops||11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.|
|Ray King, Bucket Drummer||11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
|JestMaster Jon Koons||12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.|
|Dance Theatre of Harlem||12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
|Daniel Dietz, Professional Yomega Yo-Yo Demonstrator||1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.|
|Pepper Steppers||1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.|
|Remarks by Parks Commissioner / Bill Evans, WABC-TV Eyewitness News Meteorologist||1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.|
|Industrial Rhythm||1:45 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.|
|JestMaster Jon Koons / Bill Evans||2:05 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.|
|Dance Theatre of Harlem||2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.|
|Closing Remarks, Bill Evans||3:00 p.m.|
To become involved in Street Games 2013 or other citywide events, contact: Graham Fisk at (212) 360-8216 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some image highlights from past Street Games.
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It’s My Park: Street Games
Interested in becoming a sponsor of Street Games? In addition to being featured in the one of the largest outdoor public events in NYC during the Spring, your brand will gain exposure through a comprehensive marketing plan that includes, but is not limited to:
- Printed flyers and posters distributed to various schools, businesses, and organizations
- Radio Advertisements
- Newspaper Advertisements
- Parks website (350,000 unique visitors/month)
- E-blasts to Parks’ lists
- Aggressive public relations campaign to over 200 media outlets
Please contact Graham at Graham.Fisk@parks.nyc.gov for more information.