OLNY Games in the Park

Date(s) - August 27, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


It went so well last time, let’s try again! On Friday, August 27th, from 5pm to sundown (approximately 7:30pm), Open Love NY will once again be staking out an area of Central Park in which to meet and play games. We will provide some games (list below) as well as rules explanations. Feel free to bring any you wish to play as well. No food or drink will be provided by Open Love NY, so please bring what you need with you or you can buy from local vendors, and don’t forget your sunscreen!

We continue to follow CDC guidelines. As of this writing fully vaccinated people will not be required to wear masks as this will be an entirely outdoor activity (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html). Unvaccinated individuals are asked to please wear a mask and maintain social distance. Most of these games can be played while distanced even if a little awkwardly. Also we will be monitoring Central Park’s own regulations with regard to masking, and at this time fully vaccinated people need not wear masks. (https://www.nycgovparks.org/about/health-and-safety-guide/coronavirus) Please remember New York City still requires masks for all buses and trains even if you are vaccinated.

As times continue to be less than ideal we remind everyone consent about things even as simple as hugs are still of absolute importance. Ask consent for physical contact of any kind even if you see others seemingly not doing so.

The intended location is Cedar Hill in Central Park (roughly here: https://goo.gl/maps/zFW4NCVv7MKCzyoQA). The location will get more specific day-of as we set up at a specific location, though we expect to be in about the same place we were last time. Follow our Twitter handle @openloveny for any live updates about location or rain information.

The most accessible entrances are from 5th Ave and E 79th St, with the M79-SBS bus nearby (https://goo.gl/maps/EMfbGVvj2B81xM7j7) and 5th Ave and E 76th, with the M1, M2, M3, and M4 buses having stops nearby (https://goo.gl/maps/AwLC5ow1RbZ6DKsf8). Feel free to reach out to 347-829-7659 with any accessibility questions or concerns.

To help identify the event, there will be a parrot plushie on display (same joke, different event), and the hosts of the event will be wearing custom name tags that say “ONLY Host” with the heart/apple graphic.

Free admission – $5 to $10 donation accepted through Venmo @Open-LoveNY

Games List:
Giant Toppling Tower (still not Jenga(tm))
Novelty Flying Disc (still not Frisbee ™)
Soccer (or at least a ball will be available to kick around)