Meet retired Met greats Mookie Wilson, John Franco and Edgardo Alfonzo at the T-Mobile All-Star Fan Fest at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (July 12–15). Work on your swing or pitch at instructional clinics with Andre Dawson and other top sluggers, gawk at Hall of Fame exhibits (including Tom Seaver–worn cleats and a record-breaking Mike Piazza home-run bat), or queue up for autographs from the likes of eccentric ex–Mets reliever Turk Wendell and pitching phenom “Doc” Gooden. In case you miss John Franco at Fan Fest, the all-time Mets saves leader will also be participating in the 5K and Fun-Run for Sandy Relief in Prospect Park (July 13). Anyone can take part by registering online by July 11; top fund-raisers (hey, you never know) will have a chance to compete in the Celebrity Softball Game on July 14, or throw out the Home Run Derby first pitch on July 15. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game takes place at Citi Field on July 16.
MLB All-Star Week