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The game reference YOU can help us build

Streetplay's mission is to document the great city games that we know and love. Over the years, we've wanted to allow our readers to collaborate with us, to make our knowledge base bigger and better. Now, technology has caught up with our desire and we're proud to announce the Streetplay Wiki (SPwiki for short).

Are there games you played in the street as a city youth? Are you a reasonably good writer with attention to detail? Sign up for a SPwiki account and help us make SPWiki the best web resource for urban games anyone can imagine.

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Martha Cooper photography
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Some of the best childhood play 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, Play Around the World: Haiti, Martha Cooper spans the globe to bring us the fun of kids playing around with found objects.

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.

Hanging out: Choosing up
Picking your team is a street ritual. Read the story about how reputations are made.

Streeplay photos: Streets
A collection of general photography featuring streets and the games we play in them.

A Playful World: Spain
The Playful World project documents the games and play of children from different places around the globe, in this case, Spain. 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: Handball

Handball is one of the many games we cover in The Games section. on Facebook

Bernie DeKoven's Junklog
Sports for the fun of it.

via Svane Frode Think of it as tether ball for your feet.

New and Unique Sports
I found a new resource for invented sports. On your behalves, I looked for a good sample. I found Whippse. Not much on YouTube or the Interwebs. But I...

Making a soccer ball out of plastic bags

Metafilter notes: If you built a $7,000 pool table big enough to walk around on and replaced the balls with soccer balls, you’d be playing Snookball....

This is not about sports, but about an approach to using things that is the core message of this website. Enjoy.

See more in the Junkyard Sports section

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