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Downtown Street is All Fun and Games This Summer

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Board games might sound like something for a rainy day, but the Downtown Alliance is proving they're the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful summer weather.

"Game On" is a summer long program run by the alliance, which manages the Downtown and Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District.

Seven spots along Water Street will feature a variety of games, food trucks and beer gardens weekdays from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day.

"We're trying to really revitalize these underutilized spaces, and get commercial tenants to come down, people who live in and around Water Street to come down and enjoy the spaces," said Downtown Alliance Director of Planning and Operations Fred Sham.

"Get people out, having a good time, meeting new friends, hanging out with neighbors, we just thought it would be a fun way to enliven some of these public spaces," said Downtown Alliance President Jessica Lappin.

The Downtown Alliance has other events coming up for the area, including an urban beach with shuffleboard.

"I think it was like 60 tons, or something to that effect, that will be dumped by trucks right on the plaza. We're going to kind of create the sand dunes to go with it to block the wind, create some shade. We're setting up lounge chairs for people to tan," Sham explained.

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