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Each spring, dozens of teams and hundreds of players from all walks of the media and creative business, from New York City and all points internationally, take the pitch at Brookyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 for a full day of spirited five-a-side competition—with one team in each of three divisions walking away with the trophy. In the media capital of the world and a rising global hub for the sport, NYFEST year after year vibrantly illustrates the deep connection between soccer and the creative community.


The flagship event: a five-a-side industry tournament, in collaboration with Tribeca Film Festival. With spectating, special activities and exhibitors for fans of all ages


Support for organizations that champion youth development in sport, education and the arts. To date, NYFEST has raised tens of thousands of dollars for not-for-profit affiliates through tournament registration, sponsorship proceeds and other activities


NYFEST is a founding member—with Tribeca Enterprises, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and NYC Department of Youth—of Young Filmmakers Initiative (YFI), a citywide after-school program promoting creative skills and film appreciation through storytelling around soccer culture throughout the five boroughs

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NYFEST is a registered 501(c)3