Classic street games: Stickball, handball and more
Brush up on your stickball: It's springtime and the streets are ready!
On Saturday, April 30, NYC Parks and Disney are teaming up at Thomas Jefferson Park (114th Street and First Avenue) to bring classic street games back to New York City.
Forgot some of the games of your youth? No worries, we have you covered. Here are classic photos of some of the best street games to play in the NYC streets. Details on Saturday's event are available at nycgovparks.org
Nicholas Mortemagno, 3, of Lindenhurst, Long Island, plays street hockey outside Nassau Coliseum in 1997. (Credit: Newsday Photo / Dick Yarwood)
Mike Hatcher, 11, right, and his friends took turns using a pogo stick in Central Islip, Long Island in 1998. (Credit: Newsday)
Stephon Webb of the National Double Dutch League shows off his moves at the Tribeca Family Festival in 2002. (Credit: Newsday Photo/Julia Gaines)
A lively game of handball in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park in 2001. (Credit: Newsday Photo/Julia Gaines)
Michael J. Kormusis of the Whitestone Chiefs gets a hit in stickball league play at Junior High School 185 in Whitestone in 1999. (Credit: Getty Images / Richard Slattery )
Paul Adam Bernacchio,12, does tricks with a yo-yo in 1999. (Credit: Newsday Photo /Paul Adam Bernacchio)
Rosalba Cituertes,right, laughs as she and Ken Harris of Queens Parks and Recreation,left, help Gladielle Cituertes,6, off the court after in-line skating at Victory Ball Fields in Forest Park in 1999. (Credit: Newsday Photo / Sune Woods)
Vadim Rabinovich skateboards around small patches of snow in the center of MacDonald Park in Forest Hills in 2000. (Credit: Newsday Photo/ Julia Gaines)
David Snowden, right, captain of the New York Rollin' Knicks wheelchair basketball team, gives a talk to participants in the Hoops & Leaders Basketball Camp at the Carmine Recreational Center on Seventh Avenue South in lower Manhattan in 2002. (Credit: Newsday photo/ Ken Sawchuk)
First lady Michelle Obama shows off her hula hoop skills. (Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee )