concepts by +alex hart+ : ping pong is everywhere
so i was in bryant park , manhattan , new york , at "the tables" , where you get to play for ten minutes and then you wait your turn if you want to play again ..
and i was waiting .. and waiting .. and then it clicked ! why do we want to play ping pong only on a table ? so i asked another cool dude who was also waiting his turn to play on a table , to play with me next to the table , using our paddles , and a ball .. without a table in front of us .. something like what some people do in the summer , on the beach with tennis balls .. ha ha .. and it was great .. we were playing for a long time ! and it was fun ..
then .. i started playing on anything .. on walls , on glass store windows etc .. and then one day .. BOOM .. i was next to a crosswalk watching the buses go by .. and they are a lot in new york .. so .. i naturally .. ha ha .. when the light went green .. i walked in front of the bus and started playing against its windshield ! lol ! and the bus driver was ALSO playing with his hand as a paddle haha
so .. ping pong is everywhere was born !
since then .. i have been doing this in multiple locations around the world and on a variety of objects and places
on signs , on trams , on trains , on buses , with people randomly in the streets , with buildings etc etc
now , i also install ping pong tables in open squares and organize ping pong is everywhere events in restaurants and bars etc alongside music , stand up comedy , drinks & food :)
one of these days in new york where i was playing ping pong with the passing buses , susan sarandon was in her car behind a bus , and she stopped the traffic to talk to me and invite me at her place saying :
"don ' t play here , go play on 23rd street" , to which i responded : "no, ping pong is everywhere" , and we both smiled :)
i was curious , what did she mean by that , and later i checked online , and found out she is an investor at spin nyc located at 23rd street .. spin is a chain of ping pong bar restaurant venues :)
the presentation of ping pong is everywhere in the gothamist the biggest nyc daily blog with pics and articles on what 's going on around the city :) titled : " manhattan man plays ping pong with oncoming traffic " :)
ping pong is everywhere in marousi , a suburb of athens .. for the first time ping pong tables will be permanently installed in multiple locations around greece .. a heartshape and ping pong is everywhere project :)
masscolor is custom building an +alex hart+ designed ping pong table for outdoors permanent installation
mini ping pong is everywhere youtube playlist :)
ping pong is everywhere youtube playlist :)
ping pong is everywhere every sunday at the wilbury (gastropub) in kifissia ( kentro mela ) athens