This is what kids playing Quidditch in Central Park look like #Families#big kids#harry potter#sports January 10 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride All photos by Sara Sakowitz. I follow the International Quidditch Association on Facebook, and my heart nearly flipped out of my body when I saw photos from a recent event in Central Park. A group of kids (and adults) held a QUIDDITCH MATCH! Real-life Quidditch: in your face, really happening. I was stoked with Sara Sakowitz (she's captain of her high school division team, The Quiddwitches) sent me photos of the kidlets playing, and I'm even more excited to share them: Can we pretend the red-headed child is Ron Weasley? Just for a sec? Says Sara: The International Quidditch Association (IQA) is the major Quidditch organization for the USA and the world. The IQA often sends out emails detailing Quidditch events, reminders, and other information advertising everything Quiddtich related. In this case, the IQA had set up a "Winter Quidditch" event, mostly involving pick-up games, in Central Park this on January 8, 2012 from 12pm to 3pm. There was also a Facebook event. I'm just going with it. WEASLEY. THE SNITCH IS LEAVING! COME BACK SNITCH. These kids are the coolest. Central Park is the coolest. YOU WIN, NEW YORK. It is my deepest wish that these photos inspire kid Quidditch matches around the globe… and that each and every one of you send me the photos. Sara also said there will definitely be more Quidditch games — for kids and adults — in the future, so check the Facebook page for the event if you're in the area! Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS I picked up and moved my house across town (and then I moved out) NEXT What’s your best trick on reducing the number of consumable plastics your household goes through? Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] ENTHALLED KITTY IS ENTHRALLED. This is fabulousness. 1 agrees Reply One of my local colleges (Ringling College of Art and Design) here in Sarasota, FL has a [muggle] quidditch team, too! Apparently it's a pretty popular thing around the country/globe already, because according to this article, they went to the Quidditch World Cup in NY last November: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20101112/article/11121033. Too awesome! Reply what??!! next time I go home I'm checking that out! Reply I have pics of my kiddo's HP bday party…they played quidditch! Looks similar to this, although most of the kids "forgot" to ride their brooms 😉 1 agrees Reply Uploaded a few pics to OBM flickr pool. We had so much fun with that party-my parents worked really hard helping to make it AWESOME!! Reply Love it! My alma mater, Transylvania University (no vampires, promise lol), has a pretty good team. You would be surprised how many people play and are 'official'! Reply yay! My school (University of Notre Dame … the one in Indiana) had at least one Quidditch match before I graduated. It looked like a TON of fun! Reply My Alma Mater, University of Central Oklahoma, also has a team. I almost got to watch them play once right before HP 7.2 came out in theaters. 🙂 Reply My daughter played Quidditch at her university. It's awesome! Reply I went to the Quidditch World Cup this last November, and it was AWESOME. Thousands of high-school-through-grown-up-aged people playing the game in freezing NYC weather! I don't play, but I was so thrilled to see there were quite a few high school teams there to compete. These kids are incredibly lucky! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.