Play NYC, New York’s Biggest Game Convention, Returns In-Person, 65+ Studios, Exclusive Game Debuts & Safe Fun for All (Aug. 7-8)

Backed by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), the 5th annual Play NYC  – the biggest, multi-day game convention in New York – returns, live and in-person to the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W 18th Street) on August 7-8, 2021 to celebrate the return to playing, together.


People of all ages will experience 65+ games of all kinds (mobile, PC, tabletop, VR), game debuts, including five games created exclusively for Play NYC by diverse creators and sponsored by Rockstar Games, and more. Visit for more details.


Proof of full COVID vaccination and a valid photo ID will be required for those in attendance. A negative test result taken within 48-hours will be accepted for children under 16.


In light of the CDC’s recent recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings, Play NYC is also requiring that all staff, exhibitors, and attendees wear a mask while inside the Metropolitan Pavilion. Masks must meet the following requirements: have two or more layers, completely cover your nose and mouth fit snugly against the sides of your face without any gaps.

A mask will be provided to those who arrive without proper protection. For more information on proper masking, please visit the CDC’s Guide to Masks.