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Pongtopia, now this is an event so powerful it couldn’t be limited to just one day. From Thursday, November 3rd-Saturday, November 5th be prepared for an onslaught of table tennis at the World Financial Center.

On Thursday we begin with the Expo & Open Play from 12-2pm. The Main Court will feature the pros facing off against one another for all to see. Of course, you amateurs out there can square off at the Palm Courts where experts will be around to give you some tips and/or lessons. Oh, yeah and Judah Friedlander of 30 Rock will be there too. Thursday ends with a Corporate Challenge for Charity where “corporate teams will battle it out for a good cause —and a trophy!” During the Corporate Challenge, five custom designed table-tennis tables painted by prominent graffiti artists Billi Kid, Cope2, Cern, Joe Iurato, and Shiro will be auctioned off.

Friday will once again have the Expo & Open Play from 12-2pm. It will also host SPIN Galactic’s Open Tournaments: The Brookfield Cup-NYC Amateur Competition. Here, New York’s greatest local ping-pong gladiators will battle it out from 6-10pm for a cash prize.

On Saturday, the final day of Pongtopia, the Expo & Open Play will be extended from 12-5pm with Shake Shack handing out complimentary cups of vanilla or pumpkin flavored frozen custard.  If you’re pooped out from the Expo & Open Play, SPIN Galactic’s Downtown Throwdown will be going down simultaneously. Here the table-tennis titans of New York will hold their weekly tournament, exclusively for one day only.

Hand painted paddles from various artists will also be on sale for a steep price of $250. They’ll be on display at the Winter Garden throughout Pongtopia with all proceeds going to Operation Design. For more info on Pongtopia head over here.

Pontopia at The World Financial Center
Thursday, November 3rd-Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Admission: FREE
220 Vesey Street
(between West Street and North End Avenue)
[Battery Park City]

Expo & Open Play
Thursday & Friday, 12-2 pm
Saturday, 12-5 pm

Corporate Challenge for Charity
Thursday, 6-10 pm

SPiN Galactic’s Open Tournaments:
The Brookfield Cup – NYC Metro Amateur Competition
Friday, 6-10 pm

SPiN Galactic’s Dirty Dozen Downtown Throwdown
Saturday, 12-5 pm

Photo Credit: BilliKid


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