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Willie B's first century


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Queen of the day!
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The extreme rain of Spring 2003 promised to run into the first day of summer, but relented long enough for New Yorkers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the opening of Williamsburg Bridge. There were plenty of street vendors and cultural events taking place in the streets of Williamsburg, and Streetplay was among those providing the entertainment.

We were allocated about a half-block of space, and played our favorites: skully, hopscotch, jumprope--with some Frisbee tossing for good measure. But the real hit of the day was slapball (see rules)--a baseball-like game where a spaldeen is slapped (with an open hand), and second base is removed for lack of space! The kids loved it, as did the adults.

More evidence of the fun we had can be seen in the pictures below. Can Streetplay help you with your school (or other) event? Please contact us and we'll figure it out.
 

It was a wet day at the bridge...
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...but the sun came out and the banners unfurled
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Ralph Kramden's bus?
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Curtis Sliwa gets in some skully before his stickball exhibition
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A skully board in the park next to us just didn't do
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Now this is skully
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Jumprope is always a favorite
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Frisbee can be fun, too
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Slapball became the hit of the day
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Batter up
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Run it out!
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Play at first
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That's a double
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Old school crowd!
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Curtis Sliwa is the picture of concentration
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Hail the Sym-Phony!
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