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Ditch Your Desk for Midtown Recess

Recess reopens at One Penn Plaza and Plaza33 to give office workers a much-needed break.

Angelito Jusay

Forget your inbox for a minute and let loose at Midtown Recess, now back and better than ever at One Penn Plaza and Plaza33. We’ve gathered some of your favorite games and activities from your school days and made them available to anyone, free of charge. Play giant chess and get strategizing with oversized Connect 4. Grab a jump rope or a skip-it, ask the Magic 8 ball a question, or challenge a coworker to giant dominoes. We have all that, and more!

It’s a great way to blow off steam. Escape the office and come to Park West at One Penn Plaza from 11am – 3pm, or to Plaza33 from 3pm – 7pm. Watch for Chess Socials on Mondays, beginning in June – check our website for the schedule. This program is presented by 34th Street Partnership and Vornado Realty Trust.   

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