Patch reports East Harlem’s Thomas Jefferson Park, located on First Avenue between East 111th and 114th streets, will be transported back to the ’60s and ’70s for the city’s 11th annual Street Games Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
The city Parks Department is hosting the event, which features retro outdoor games such as stickball, pogo sticks, double-dutch and a box car derby, according to a department press release. Athletes from the New York Red Bulls soccer team and New York Empire ultimate disc team will join the fun, according to the Parks Department.
“Street Games inspires kids to take a break from electronics, get outside, and get active,” a Parks Department press release reads.
The Street Games Festival begins at 11 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m., according to the Parks Department. Peak activity times are expected from 12-2 p.m. Vendors will be selling food and drinks at the park and live music and entertainment will also be performed.