Kids play Quidditch in Central Park

Muggle Quidditch has had to make a few concessions to gravity and other laws of physics. Players must keep a broom between their legs at all times, and instead of a golden, winged ball, the “snitch” is a tennis ball in a sock. Intercollegiate Quidditch Association commissioner Alex Benepe (and son of NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe) told 1010WINS, “This version of the game is the best it could possibly work in real life, short of flying brooms.”
One nine-year-old watching yesterday’s game said, “It’s pretty cool. You never know what you’re going to find in New York.”