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Olympics Fever

Where to watch the London 2012 Summer Olympics and participate in games of your own.


With these events, everyone's a winner.   

iAdventure Olympics Scavenger Hunt
Little Town; 7/29 at noon; 366 W. 46th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-979-2337
You and your team of two to twenty people have been studying up on your Olympics trivia. You've been running stairs, Rocky-style, and answering questions in foreign languages like it's your job. It's like you knew there would be an event this weekend where you could utilize all those skills, as well as taking a breather every once in a while for an international drink special at a themed bar. Dust off your warm-ups and head to Little Town on Sunday, where you can sign up for this scavenger hunt extravaganza. From there, it's up to you to go for the gold.

Classes at the 92nd Street Y
92nd Street Y; 7/30–8/2; 1395 Lexington Ave., nr. 92nd St.; 212-415-5500
Not so much an Olympic athlete but still itching to participate? The 92nd St. Y has you covered, with free fitness classes of events like those you'll see on your TV. From pickup basketball to volleyball to a series that'll teach you how to "Swim Like Michael Phelps," they'll have you whipped into shape in no time. Or at least show you how to pretend to be whipped into shape. Sign up at

Beer Olympics
Southern Hospitality; 7/28 and 7/29 from 3 p.m–6 p.m.; 1460 Second Ave., nr. 76th St.; 212-249-1001
Both Southern Hospitality locations will be showing the games on flat-screens, but only on the Upper East Side can you and three of your friends show what you're made of in bracket-style team competitions of flip cup, beer pong, war, cornhole, and ladder ball. Registration is $100, and winners get a grand prize and glory. Sweet, sweet glory.

Big Screen Plaza
Eventi Hotel; Opening day party, 7/27 at 7 p.m., daily specials through 8/12; closing ceremony party, 8/12 at 7 p.m.; 851 Sixth Ave., nr. 30th St.; 212-564-4567
The Eventi will be showing the games daily in their courtyard on their gigantic 30-by-16-foot screen in a viewing party of, um, Olympic-sized proportions. Get in on the action with beer challenges, lawn games, arcade challenges, sprinklers to cool you off, (fake) commentary from Upright Citizens Brigade alumni, grub from the Hester Street fair, and more. Don't forget your red, white, and blues.

Beer Pong at One Stop Beer Shop
One Stop Beer Shop; 7/27 at noon.; 134 Kingsland Ave., nr. Beadel St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn; 718-599-0128
Your friendly neighborhood watering hole and growler-purveyor is now also the spot to check out the opening ceremonies. Come dressed as your favorite Olympian for the costume contest, and channel their spirit to rule at beer pong. Fuel up with a truffle-oil-laced grilled cheese sandwich, knock back a few beer cocktails, and go. Your medal awaits. Details at

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