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Ping Pong in New York
City Lore Gallery Space
New York, NY
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Ping Pong in New York
Catch crossword puzzler Will Shortz and cartoonist Bob Mankoff in action! Come for the showdown, stay for the beer and a turn at the table!

Admission includes 1 drink ticket and unlimited snacks.

Beer has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.


On one side of the table, back from his world record breaking 365 days of ping pong in 2013, the undisputed crosswords puzzler Will Shortz, straight from the Westchester Table Tennis Arena (which he founded) and the crosswords puzzle section of The New York Times

Cowering on the other side, The Founding Director of City Lore, and Folkorist Steve Zeitlin, with the HOME COURT advantage

Next up, Bob ("is-never-O.K.-for-you") Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker

The indispensable, undisputable poet Bob Holman referees

Best of Three Game Demonstration Matches to Award the CITY LORE CHAMPIONSHIP SVELT BELT


*A Brief History of Ping Pong in York by acclaimed biographer Stefan Kanfer

*A Sampling of Ping Pong Cartoons from The New Yorker by Bob Mankoff


*Everyone Gets to Play

The story goes that the U.S. Table Tennis Association refused to participate in the

filming of Forrest Gump unless the filmmakers referred to the sport as table tennis not

ping pong. This is PING PONG in New York  JOIN US FOR THE CELEBRATION!



City Lore Gallery Space (View)
56 E 1st Street
New York, NY 10003
United States



Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: City Lore
On BPT Since: Jun 07, 2011
City Lore
212 529 1955

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