Come Out and Play Field Day - Governors Island

Date: 07/14/12
Hours: 12-6pm
Ages: All - 212-938-0836
Governors Island, NY 10004

Description: New York City is casually referred to as a playground for its inhabitants, but the Come Out and Play Festival takes the old adage and makes it quite literal. Going into its seventh year, the festival allows strangers to play unusual and innovative games in an outdoor public space, encouraging players to interact with the world around them (rather than a screen, the typical host to "gaming.") This year boasts two events (one evening and one daytime), but it's the field day on Governors Island that should catch your eye because that's where the family-friendly track of games, led by ESI Design, will be going down. Ideal for kids ages 8-12 and the grown ups that hang out with them, all games will relate to this year's theme of time travel. The games are chosen by submission, so there?s a diverse new bunch every year. Leave the iPad at home, grab your running shoes, and plan your strategies?let the games begin!