STREET GAMES at Thomas Jefferson Park (11 am to 4pm)


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Street Games

Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thomas Jefferson Park
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
114th Street & First Avenue, Manhattan

Street Games is an annual event that brings back the classic “street games” and introduces them to a new generation of kids (with a modern twist!) while recreating experiences and memories from another era. Street Games ’09 will feature “old school” activities like stick ball, wall ball, skully, yo-yo, hula hooping, pogo sticks, double-dutch, hopscotch, slap & rhyme, lemon twist, roller skating, and skateboarding.

For the more serious gamers, Street Games will feature live demonstrations and activities such as the New York Emperor’s Stickball League and the New York Knicks’ Groove Truck. Street Games 2009 is much more than just the games! We will feature musical performances of some of our favorite songs from the ’60s and ’70s to recreate those timeless grooves. Come to Street Games dressed in your favorite ’70s gear and win prizes!

Event Details:

* Stick Ball
* Groovy Costume Contest
* New York Knicks Groove Truck
* Box Ball
* Skully
* Hula Hoop Clinics and Performances by Groove Hoops
* Yo Yo
* Double-Dutch
* Live music from the ’60s and ’70s
* Appearances by Knicks Legends Walt Clyde Frazier, Allan Houston, and Anthony Bonner!
* Slap & Rhyme
* Pogo Stick Clinics and Performances by The XPogo Jumpers
* Lemon Twist
* Arts & Crafts
* King of Spring Skateboard Showdown presented by Open Road

*Rain date is Sunday, April 19.


Subway: 6 to 116th Street – walk east on 116th Street to Pleasant Avenue, walk south to 114th Street to Thomas Jefferson Park

Bus: M15 to 113th Street or 116th Street – walk east to 1st Avenue, north or south to 114th Street to Thomas Jefferson Park