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Street Games

We're bringing classic back!

Presented by:
Disney

Saturday, April 28, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Park, Manhattan
114th Street and Pleasant Avenue

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Free Event
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On Saturday, April 28, 2018, NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company will host the 11th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem!

Street Games re-introduces classic, low-tech games played in the city in the 60s and 70s to a new generation of kids. The event is open to all ages and abilities.

Classic Street Games

  • Pogo Sticks
  • Hula Hoops
  • Double-Dutch
  • Hippity Hop
  • Stickball
  • Wall ball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Yo-Yos
  • Box Car Derby
  • Parkour
  • Jumbo Games
  • Obstacle Course
  • Imagination Playground
  • Ultimate Disc
  • Skateboarding
  • Rollerblading
  • Wheelchair Basketball

Entertainment

Street Games is more than just games! Join us for performances by a yo-yo master, hip-hop breakdancers, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. 

 
 

Boy on hippity hop

Event Tips

  • Make your first stop to the NYC Parks booth to pick up a Street Games Passport! Complete 5 out of 10 of the activities on the passport to redeem a prize.
  • The event ends promptly at 3:00 p.m., so come early to experience all the fun!
  • Activity lines are subject to close early.
  • Vendors will be on site selling food and drinks.
  • Participants must sign a waiver to participate in some activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver.

In the event of heavy rain or extreme weather, Street Games may be canceled. The decision to cancel the event will be made by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 and will be prominently posted on our website and social media channels.

For more information about this event, please call (212) 360-8218.

Accessibility

For accessibility information, please contact Chris Noel by April 25 at (718) 760-6831 or Christopher.Noel@parks.nyc.gov.

Become a Volunteer

Help us make this festival a fun day for all New Yorkers! If you would like to volunteer, please register here. You must be 18 years old or older to become a Street Games volunteer. For more information about volunteering at Street Games, please email Venus Melo at Venus.Melo@parks.nyc.gov with Street Games Volunteer in the subject line.

It’s My Park: Street Games

Sponsors

Sponsor - Disney
Sponsor - ABC 7
Sponsor - ESPN
Sponsor - Avengers
Sponsor - Red Bull
Sponsor - New York Empire
Sponsor - Affinity Health Plan
Sponsor - RXBAR
Sponsor - Go! Sports
 

Food Trucks Provided By

Roaming Hunger

Sponsorship

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 (700,000 unique visitors/month)
  • E-blasts to Parks’ lists
  • Aggressive public relations campaign to over 200 media outlets

To become involved in Street Games 2018 or other citywide events, contact Sarah Kuras at sarah.kuras@parks.nyc.gov.

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