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Street Games

We're bringing classic back!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Park, Manhattan
112th Street and First Avenue

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On Saturday, April 29, 2017, NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company will host the 10th 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
  • Yo-Yos
  • Box Car Derby
  • Jumbo Games
  • Obstacle Course
  • Imagination Playground
  • Ultimate Disc
  • Wheelchair Basketball


Street Games is also 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

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 28, 2017 and will be prominently posted on our website and social media channels.

For more information about this event, please call (212) 360-8214.


For accessibility information, please contact Chris Noel by April 27 at (718) 760-6831 or

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 with Street Games Volunteer in the subject line. 

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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:

To become involved in Street Games 2017 or other citywide events, contact Sarah Kuras at

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