PAL Summer Play Streets Now Open For Kids, Not Cars
The Police Athletic League (PAL) launched its 2012 Summer Play Streets Program in Queens on July 9. New York City youngsters play traditional sidewalk games, develop their creativity through the arts, and learn from a wide range of educational, recreational and cultural arts specialists. PAL’s Summer Play Streets Program closed off streets and utilized other public areas, such as playgrounds and parks, throughout the city to provide children with safe, supervised places to enjoy outdoor summer activities. Play Streets is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. through August 24, and is free to all New York City children. Play Streets offers sports, arts and crafts, games, music and dance. Featured activities include double dutch jump-rope, hopscotch, Nok Hockey and basketball. PAL is operating close to 50 Play Streets throughout the five boroughs this summer, in addition to offering Cops and Kids teams and day camps. Queens Play Streets include: Marconi Playground on 109th Avenue, between 156th and 157th Streets in Jamaica;
Playground 75 on 160th Street, between 75th Road and 75th Drive in Ridgewood;
Rochdale North Playground on 168th Street and Baisley Boulevard in Jamaica;
West Bourne Playground on Mott Avenue and Beach 25th Street in Far Rockaway;
Louis Armstrong Playground on 37th Avenue, between 112th and 113th Streets in Corona;
Travers Park, which will be permanently closed to traffic year-round, on 78th Street, between Northern Boulevard and 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights;
Simeone Park on Lewis Avenue and 101st Street in Corona.
For more information, visit www.palnyc.org.