Come Out & Play is an annual festival of street games that turns New York City & San Francisco into a giant playground. The festival provides a forum for new types of public games and play by bringing together players eager to interact with the world around them and designers producing innovative new games and experiences.

After Dark
DUMBO, Brooklyn
July 17, 7PM – 10:30PM

Each year After Dark turns the city streets in a particular neighborhood into an arcade with social party games, large physical video games and wild new street games. After Dark showcases street games and technology enabled live-action game experiences.

This year After Dark returns to DUMBO where it will light up the Manhattan Bridge Archway Plaza (just across from 155 Water Street).

After Dark features games from our faculty and students including:

  • Synchron Showdown by Ansh Patel, 2nd year MFA
  • Recurse by Professor Matt Parker
  • Veternarian’s Hospital: Ruff Day designed in part by Nolan Filter, MFA Alumni

Field Day
Governor’s Island, Parade Ground Field
July 18, 11AM – 5PM

Field Day showcases spectacular new field games & sports for adults to play. Now an institution within Come Out & Play, the Field Day in the Parade Grounds on Governors Island is your chance to play wild new sports and giant game spectacles with the skyline of New York City as your backdrop.

Field Day features games from our faculty and students including:

  • Spaghetti Stand-off designed in part by Grant Reid, undergrad Alumni

Family Day
Governor’s Island
July 18, 11AM – 4PM

Come Out & Play Family Day offers games designed specifically for families and children of all ages, brought to the festival by ESI Design, one of the world’s foremost experience design firms. All of the games connect together with a fun story line about Time Travel — complete with an official Time Travel Agency, games throughout time, a growing timeline, and imminent threats to the space-time continuum! Play just one or two games, or try them all of for an epic Time Travel adventure.


Check out the Come Out and Play site to learn more.