EVENT: Game ON! (7.18.18)
Tonight kicks off Game ON! a summer celebration that brings backyard games, sports pop-ups, physical fitness challenges, music and drinks to six plazas along Water Street on Wednesday nights after 4pm. The festivities run through August 8 at 200 Water Street, 75 Wall Street, 77 Water Street, 32 Old Slip, 55 Water Street and 85 Broad Street.
We spoke with our friends at Downtown Alliance to learn more about this event...
What makes Game ON! so unique?
Game ON! is free, open to the public and specifically created for the Lower Manhattan community. While the Downtown Alliance spearheads the event and planning, we admit that it simply wouldn't be possible without the incredible support we get from local property owners and retailers. We hope that it offers a chance for workers and residents (of all ages) to come out and have some fun together.
What should locals know about Game ON!
This year's Game ON! is a lot bigger than years before and the fun will span six locations along Water Street that each have a different mix of activities - so grab a map and make the rounds!
Here's a quick rundown of what's going on:
200 Water Street will host physical activities by New York Sports Club, Physique 57, an NFL Experience Photobooth and Gregory's Coffee
75 Wall Street will feature the Andaz Beer Garden, an interactive mural by Katie Merz and Giant Jenga.
77 Water Street will be a place for mediation, art and cookies by partners Be Time Meditation, Insomnia Cookies and Love Wall artist Jgoldcrown.
32 Old Slip keeps the World Cup kicking with soccer activities, music and coffee samples from partners NYCFC, Super Soccer Stars, Brooklyn Cyclones, DJ Daddy Dog and Bluestone Lane.
55 Water Street will have the SKY 55 Beer Garden and a cornhole tournament on the Elevated Acre and the Downtown Alliance prize wheel and shuffleboard below.
85 Broad Street will feature the Le Pain Quotidien Beer Garden as well as challenges from RISE by WE and Crunch Fitness, Music by DJ Monopoli, Ping pong, Foosball & Cornhole
Additionally, there will be Happy Hour Drink Specials from 4-8p at spots along Water Street including The Mailroom, Route 66 Smokehouse, Stone Street Tavern, Andaz Kitchen & Bar, Le Pain Quotidien, Sprinkles Land and Gregory's. Bar goers simply need to show their Game ON! flyer to redeem.
What's new for Game ON! this year?
In addition to more partners than ever before we've also got more giveaways.
We'll be giving away a dinner for two at the Andaz Kitchen & Bar to one lucky winner who posts a photo of themselves in front of the one of our two new murals with #gameonnyc. We have a Love Wall by @JGoldCrown at 77 Water Street and a fun interactive mural by Katie Merz at 75 Wall Street that will allow people to step into a sports activity.
We also have weekly prizes to be awarded to people who collect stamps at three or more Game ON! sites in one day - they just need to take their official postcard to staff at any location to get their stamp. The prizes include gift cards to Bluestone Lane, City Acres, Gregory's, The Dubliner, Bavaria Bier Haus, Stone Street Tavern, Route 66 Smokehouse, The Mailroom and RISE by WE.
What's your favorite part of Game ON!?
Game ON! has something for everyone and it's a chance for the community to enjoy being outside at the end of the day - we love seeing the people who live and work here come together to unwind with us on Water Street!