The First Leisure Olympics

Dear Modern Spectators, I’m compiling an oral history of the Leisure Olympics, so please send me your thoughts and feelings about the afternoon of mild, but hard-fought, competition and not-so-mild punch. Did you experience the glory of victory, the ennui of defeat, or the agony of alcohol? 

Illustration by Emily Thompson

Illustration by Emily Thompson


Come try your hand in the world’s greatest badmintonlawn bocce, and croquet tournament. You can enter just one event or go for the triathlon of afternoon lounging.*

Is it in you?

Delicious foods, relaxing drinks, and the most highly sought-after prizes in Kings County will be on hand. Brooke Costello of Red Table Catering will be grillmaster.

Saturday Sept. 27th, 2008
Saturday Oct. 4, 2008
The Peninsula, Prospect Park
Sign up, 11:00-12:00 (or email
Games begin at noon.

*Bocce and Badminton will be doubles events. If you don’t have a partner, we’ll match you up with someone.

Suggested Donation: One sport + food + drink, $10; three sports + food + drink, $20.
To find the Peninsula, dowload our Prospect Park Map.
Or visit the Prospect Park website:


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