Kicking it at the Tribeca Film Fest Soccer Game

For those who know me, they know I'm really passionate about soccer. I play in a league team with some fellow Swedes (Go Blatte United!) so I'm really excited to be able to participate in the Tribeca/NYFEST celebrity soccer tournament this Saturday. It should be a really fun day with teams from Adam Yauch's Oscilloscope Laboratories to Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal's Tribeca Enterprises to Dave Matthews' ATO Pictures competing. My teammates will include Andrew Shue and Alessandro Nivola as well as a number of pros like Red Bulls captain Claudio Reyna.

The best part is all of the day's events are free to the public and will feature music, some food and lots of killer kicking around the field. You'll get a full report after the game (providing we win). Kidding aside, come down and check it out and know you're supporting a worthy cause-all proceeds from the event go to charities that provide soccer programs for underserved urban youth.

And whether you're seeing a movie at the Tribeca Film Festival or just taking in the excitement after the game, be sure to pop into some of the great spots in and around Tribeca. This area is such a find for food-the year-old Tiny's is great for cocktails and you can't beat the rustic Italian plates at Locanda Verde (if you can get a table). I have a few personal hidden favorites and love that there's a growing food truck scene in the area. Explore on your own and report back to me-I'm always looking for new spots.

In the meantime, I'll be at Hudson River Park's Pier 40 at 2pm on Saturday. Hope to see you there!

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