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Come Out and Play Festival, July 13-14th

The Come Out and Play Festival is an annual festival of games that turns NYC into an outdoor playground. The main event will take place on Governor’s Island this July 14th, but there is an additional night of games during After Dark at South Street Seaport on July 13th. The festival takes place via partnership with the River to River festival, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, ESI Design, and Gigantic Mechanic. The field day on Governor’s Island includes an exciting list of outdoor games like Humans Versus Mosquitos, a game of tag where players can take turns eradicating mosquitos or feeding off the blood of humans. If that sounds a little too blood thirsty for your tastes, try a round of Balloon Wars, where the history of military strategy can be relived in a fight with balloons. OK, that sounds bloodthirsty too. However, it’s all in good fun, and kids of all ages are encouraged to participate.