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We came, we saw, we played

Girls playing Chinese jumprope
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Girl power: Chinese jumprope on the National Mall, right in front of the Streetplay stoop
The Smithsonian Institution asked Streetplay to help them out with their 2001 Folklife Festival, a celebration of the indigenous cultures of societies around the world held every summer in Washington, DC. The 2001 festival featured New York City, and they realized that NYC folk culture isn't what tourists see when they tiptoe through Times Square. The Smithsonian wanted the real thing--a taste of an everyday New Yorker's lives and loves. As any New Yorker will tell you, we know how to play.

Festival coverage


 Photos: Choice selections of the action
 In summary: the details of the festival
 See how the media covered the festival
 Our thoughts on why President Bush skipped the festival
 Credits (we couldn't have done it without you)

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