Saturday, March 28, 2009

Unemployment Olympics coming to Tompkins Square Park

From the Daily News:

A laid-off computer programmer is putting on the Unemployment Olympics next week at Tompkins Square Park in the East Village.

The jobless can take a break from scanning the classifieds and updating their résumés to compete in events like the Fax Machine Toss and the You're Fired Race.

Nick Goddard, 26, came up with the idea when he lost his position last month, and he got a permit to stage the Olympiad at the ballfields at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. "Maybe it will lift everyone's spirits a little," Goddard said yesterday. "Originally, my thought was just to make people laugh."

There will be four events, including Pin the Blame on the Bosses featuring blindfolded competitors - and a stress-relieving piñata.

And there's a Web site.


Jeremiah Moss said...

what ballfields? there are ballfields in tompkins sq park?

EV Grieve said...

Dude! The keg's at second base!

Sort of...the asphalt on the northwest corner at 10th and A.

hntrnyc said...

Now that's what I call quality television!

Jill said...

By looking at this website I would not hire this person either. I think grown ups get the best jobs.