This is what kids playing Quidditch in Central Park look like

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!

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  1. 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 😉

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    • 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!!

  2. 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'!

  3. 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!

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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!

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