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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

Street Hockey

Nicholas Mortemagno, 3, of Lindenhurst, Long Island, plays
Photo Credit: Newsday Photo / Dick Yarwood

Nicholas Mortemagno, 3, of Lindenhurst, Long Island, plays street hockey outside Nassau Coliseum in 1997.

Pogo Stick

Mike Hatcher, 11, right, and his friends took
Photo Credit: Newsday

Mike Hatcher, 11, right, and his friends took turns using a pogo stick in Central Islip, Long Island in 1998.

Double Dutch

Stephon Webb of the National Double Dutch League
Photo Credit: Newsday Photo/Julia Gaines

Stephon Webb of the National Double Dutch League shows off his moves at the Tribeca Family Festival in 2002.

Handball

A lively game of handball in Flushing Meadow-Corona
Photo Credit: Newsday Photo/Julia Gaines

A lively game of handball in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park in 2001.

Stickball

Michael J. Kormusis of the Whitestone Chiefs gets
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Richard Slattery

Michael J. Kormusis of the Whitestone Chiefs gets a hit in stickball league play at Junior High School 185 in Whitestone in 1999.

Yo-Yo

Paul Adam Bernacchio,12, does tricks with a yo-yo
Photo Credit: Newsday Photo /Paul Adam Bernacchio

Paul Adam Bernacchio,12, does tricks with a yo-yo in 1999.

Roller blading

Rosalba Cituertes,right, laughs as she and Ken Harris
Photo Credit: Newsday Photo / Sune Woods

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.

Skateboarding

Vadim Rabinovich skateboards around small patches of snow
Photo Credit: Newsday Photo/ Julia Gaines

Vadim Rabinovich skateboards around small patches of snow in the center of MacDonald Park in Forest Hills in 2000.

Wheelchair basketball

David Snowden, right, captain of the New York
Photo Credit: Newsday photo/ Ken Sawchuk

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.

Hula Hoops

First lady Michelle Obama shows off her hula
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee

First lady Michelle Obama shows off her hula hoop skills.

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