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Streetplay turns 20!
Streetplay turns 20!

Look who's back...

It doesn't seem possible that our site is now twenty years old, but it is! We're planning some new stuff to keep the ball rolling, including new About Us and What's New pages (duh!), a new Facebook discussion group to complement our Facebook page, a searchable and organized archive of our original disussion area (about 14 years of folks sharing their memories!), a tribute to our dear friend in play, Bernie DeKoven, and of course, Streetplay Twentieth Anniversary Gear (t-shirts, caps, and more).

Stay tuned to this space, as well as the Streetplay Facebook page, as we roll out these and more anniversary features.


Streetplay 2006 calendar
Karen Bell photography
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Some of the best street photography

We've assembled the Streetplay Galleries to present the work of professional artists who have documented the experience of play all over the world. Over the years, we've assembled some stunning exhibitions.

In this gallery, Karen Bell points her camera at the place grown-ups invented for kids to play: the playground. It might make you seek some monkey bars to climb.


Featured articles


Willie Mays MLB All-Star Event
In the summer of 2008, Major League Baseball decided to hold its annual All-Star game in Yankee Stadium one last time. Willie Mays was invited to his old stickball stomping grounds to celebrate; take a look at our coverage.


Contest winners: How I got money as a kid
While the amounts are smaller, the need for cash is universal, Here's how our readers said they got their pockets full.


Streeplay photos: Ice cream
Images of what most any city kid lives for: the ice-cream man!


A Playful World: London, England
The Playful World project documents the games and play of children from different places around the globe, in this case, London, England. Please share the joyful aspects of our shared cultures.


Member spotlight: Tommy Russo
A lot of our readers have shared their stories with us first-hand in our Member Spotlight section. Here, Tommy Russo tells us about his day at Shea Stadium.

Streetplay humor
Streetplay humor
Over the years, we've put togther quite a few projects just for laughs (like our financial statements). Check this section out and have a laugh.
 

Site highlights

  • In Tribute: Steve Mercado, FDNY
    Steve Mercado, a leader in the stickball community, was one of the brave firefighters lost in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This is our tribute to him.
  • Streetplay at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
    The Smithsonian Institution invited us to DC to introduce America to our favorite games. Read how it went!
  • Essays and Commentary
    We're often asked to comment upon the benefits kids get through unsupervised, ad hoc play. Here, we address the evaporation of such activity in modern times
  • Streetplay Cineplex Video!
    Throw some popcorn in the microwave, grab a jumbo-sized soda and watch street games in motion right on your computer!
  • Streetplay Links
    Maybe we're not Google, but we take a shot at listing some of our favorite play-related websites here.



Featured game: Marbles

Marbles
Marbles is one of the many games we cover in The Games section.



Boy with Cat's Cradle
Take a trip to the islands: all aboard the Streetplay Gallery, Play in Haiti.




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