The Friends of Gulick Park, with the help of the L.E.S. Ecology Center, Grand Opening and Henge Tables, have launched a campaign on Kickstarter to buy an outdoor ping pong table as part of an effort to restore Luther Gulick Park in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The group needs to raise $4,200 by May 16, also known as "Take Back Our Park Day." The $4,200 will be used for the purchase and installation of the table. Any additional money raised will go toward maintenance of the table and the supply of paddles and balls.
After months of fierce competition, the top 16 players from Pong (including your humble Gossima blogger), play in the L.E.S. Cup final, the season ending tournament, this Saturday, January 23, 2010. This is one of the biggest ping pong events in New York and should not be missed. A few last minute tickets have been released for sale, so don't delay-- this event will sell out. Buy your tickets, here. The ping pong action should be amazing. Competition begins at 7:30 PM.
There is only one month left to compete to move up the ladder at Pong 3 and earn the chance to participate in the L.E.S. Cup, the season ending tournament, on January 23, 2010. So get down to 371 Grand Street in Manhattan and test your ping pong skills to see if you have what it takes to move up the ladder. Here is the current top ten pong players:
Pong 3.0 opened this last Friday, October 16, 2009 in the Lower East Side of New York. If you haven't joined already, what are you waiting for? Go to Grand Opening Public Project's Web site to sign up and for more information. Below are some more photos of Pong, Summer 2007.