The Come Out and Play Festival is a street games fesitval dedicated to exploring new styles of games and play.

Come Out & Play 2008 in New York

Manhattan Megaputt
Play a gigantic game of mini golf on Manhattan’s beautiful Lower East Side

Start Time: Continuously throughtout Saturday June 7 until 7 PM
Location: Bluestockings, 172 Allen St (between Stanton and Rivington)
# of players: 3 players to a team
Duration: 1 hour
Designers: Dave Wrath

Manhattan MEGAPutt is a citywide game of mini-golf, played on a grand scale. Invented by Dave Warth and Dustin D’Addato, two veterans of the New York underground comedy and improv scenes, MEGAPutt will take teams of three through a madcap route celebrating New York’s east village, and the sport, nay, the art, that is Mini Golf. Beginning at the Bluestockings, MMP will keep its players excited and on their toes with constant hazards designed especially for the players, as well as those an ever-shifting urban landscape will provide. It promises to be a ton of fun!

There will be official rules pertaining to each hole on the day of the game, however, here are some basic guidelines to follow.

  1. BE CAREFUL. MEGAPutt should be a ton of fun, but it’ll be a lot less so if you should happen to run into something or someone pointy.
  2. By playing you assume all risks that one might reasonably assume to encounter playing a game of mini putt on city streets. We’ll have people there to try to help, but they can’t keep you safe if you run into the street or the aforementioned pointy things.
  3. Never raise your club above waist height and always check behind you before swinging. Your ref may impose stroke penalties at his or her discretion if you fail to keep this in mind.
  4. Be cool, and try to keep your ball out of the street on street holes. Should it go into the street accidentally, you may recover it without penalty. Do not play balls in the street, and wait for traffic to clear before recovering. If you do not feel you can safely recover your ball, or if your ball gets ruined by a passing car or pointy thing, your ref will have extras.
  5. Bio: Dave Wrath
    Dave Warth starting doing stuff like this in Boston with ImprovBoston. Since moving to New York, Dave has worked with Improv Everywhere and the Upright Citizens Brigade, performed in a variety of sketch and improv troupes, and is now an ensemble member of the Magnet Theater. His work has toured extensively, including North Carolina and Atlanta, and his critically acclaimed duo, Warth&Todd, has headlined the San Francisco Improv Festival.

There is no need to sign-up for Manhattan Megaputt. It will be first-come, first-served throughout the day Saturday.

View Larger Map