A classic setting for Streetplay
When Michael Mays (son of baseball legend Willie Mays) contacted us to help
him and his organization Team Next with the Second Annual Back To
School Street Play Invitational, how could we say no? Needless to say, the second time was twice as nice, and we're sure that this event will become an annual New York City fixture rivaling the New Year's Eve party in Times Square (well, almost).
We were privileged to spend a beautiful day in September on St. Nicholas
Place between 152nd and 153rd Streets--the "Sugar Hill" section
of Harlem--playing the games we know and love: stickball, hopscotch,
skully, and jumprope. An old-school block-party atmosphere prevailed as
hundreds of neighborhood kids and adults ate, laughed, and played in the
street... in the very same place Willie Mays himself played stickball after
day games at the Polo Grounds!
More evidence of the fun we had can be seen in the pictures below. Can
Streetplay help you with your event? Please contact us and we'll figure it out.