Come Out and Play: Field Day & Family Day
Saturday, July 13 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Governors Island, Parade Ground
Made for families
Co-presented with Come Out & Play
City-sized fun for kids and adults, Field Day and Family Day events turn Governors Island into a giant play ground for all. New games, new experiences, and new takes on old favorites, Field Day and Family Day give participants the opportunity to rediscover each other and the city they call home through joyful interactive play.
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2005 by Catherine Herdlick, Greg Trefry, Mattia Romeo, Nick Fortugno, and Seung Taek “Peter” Lee
City of Origin
New York, New York
The annual Come Out & Play Festival seeks to provide a forum for new types of public games and play. We want to bring together a public eager to rediscover the world around them through play with designers interested in producing innovative new games and experiences. Oh yeah, and we want to have city-size fun.
Most simply described as “a festival of street games,” Come Out & Play helps people rediscover the city around them through play.
The festival goes well beyond classic street games like stick ball or kick the can, though, featuring emerging types of games that make innovative use of public space, make people interact in new ways, or alter people’s perceptions of their surroundings. Most importantly, the types of games at Come Out & Play are a great way to have fun and connect with urban environments.
Street games, pervasive games, new urban games, big games, locative games, location-aware games, location-based games, gps games, flash mob games, augmented reality games, scavenger hunts, art-sports, and even LARPs are all among the diverse kinds of games that can be played at the annual Come Out & Play Festival.
The Come Out & Play Festival was the first festival of its kind in the world and remains a leader in identifying trends in public gaming. Similar festivals have popped up since we got started, taking inspiration from our approach. The founders of Hide&Seek in London (est. 2007) met at Come Out & Play 2006, and the founders of igfest in Bristol (est. 2008) were very active at Come Out & Play 2008. Come Out & Play maintains a supportive relationship with both Hide&Seek and igfest, promoting their events enthusiastically. We believe that the community around these games is global.
Catherine Herdlick and Gigantic Mechanic (Greg Trefry and Mattia Romeo)