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2019 Loisaida Basketball Tournament
May 25 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Last year a young man by the name of Jesse Brennan, born and raised in our Loisaida community, approached our organization to voice his concerns on what was perceived as a lack of sporting activities along Avenue D as compared to the time when he was growing up. There was a specific concern regarding the slow phasing out of the basketball tournaments that he and his peers used to enjoy growing up in the LES as a teenager. After a year of coordinating, we are proud to announce that Loisaida Inc. has brought back the Loisaida Basketball Tournament to Dry Dock playground on 10th Street and Avenue D.
Organized by Loisaida Inc. with the support of community advocate and leader Tom Brasuell and, with the help of many of you, the first Loisaida Basketball Tournament is now open to boys and girls ages 12 to 16.
The tournament will take place Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Dry Dock playground in the Lower East Side. And, the champions will be recognized on the main stage during the historic Loisaida Festival, celebrated on Sunday, May 26, 2019. A Memorial Day weekend full of activities in downtown Manhattan!
This basketball tournament will become another staple of Loisaida Inc. and the annual Loisaida Festival for years to come. The 2019 Loisaida Basketball Tournament will provide an opportunity for LES youth to gather and compete in a community environment through the game of basketball with an emphasis upon mental and physical development, health, wellness and growth through teamwork.
Save the Date – Saturday, May 18 – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Basketball City – Pier 36 – 299 South Street, New York, NY 10002