Big Day of Play

School starts up again in just a few weeks. But as disheartening as that may be for the kids, there’s still time for them to live in denial at the Big Day of Play. Seattle Parks and Recreation is organizing the day of activities to “encourage creative unstructured play opportunities.” What that jargon translates to is a three-on-three basketball tournament, a chance to try sailing on Lake Washington, and a performance by Recess Monkey, three Seattle teachers who school the youth in rock. There’s also a 5-kilometer run and free food samples from the PCC. (Bonus: In a park this size, sneaking back for seconds at the sample cart will probably be a lot easier than in grocery aisles.) And there’s no need to begrudge the kids their fun—the festivities are open to the young at heart of all ages. REBECCA COHEN

Sat., Aug. 28, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 2010

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