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PAL POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE KICKS OFF SUMMER PLAY STREETS PROGRAM SERVING BRONX NEIGHBORHOODS
The Police Athletic League (PAL) launches its 2011 Summer Play Streets Program in the Bronx on Tuesday, July 5th. 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 closes off streets and utilizes other public areas, such as playgrounds and parks, throughout New York City to provide children with safe, supervised places to enjoy outdoor summer activities. Play Streets are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 19th, and are free to all New York City children. Play Streets offer sports, arts and crafts, games, music and dance. Featured activities include Double Dutch jump rope, Hopscotch, Nok Hockey and basketball. PAL is operating 48 Play Streets throughout the five boroughs this summer, in addition to offering Cops & Kids teams and day camps.
New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first, largest and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served New York City’s young people for 97 years. PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to over 56,000 boys and girls annually. It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization. Following is a list of Play Streets in the Bronx. For more information, please visit www.palnyc.org.
BRONX PLAY STREETS
Play Street Location Zip Code
196th Street Between Briggs & Bainbridge Avenues 10458
Gates Place Between Moshulu Parkway S. & Gun Hill Road 10458
141st Street Between Brook & St. Ann’s Avenues 10454
Castle Hill Playground Castle Hill Ave between Parker & St. Raymonds Avenue 10473
Mott Playground Morris to College Avenues between E.166th & 167th Streets 10456
Slattery Playground University Avenue between W. Tremont Avenue and W 174th Street10457
Claremont Park Clay Avenue & Claremont Parkway 10456
Parque de los Niños Morrison Avenue & Watson Avenue 10472
Space Time Playground Between Lafayette & Bolton Avenues 10474
Wakefield Playground E 240th between Matilda Street & Carpenter Avenue 10466
I.S. 229 275 Harlem River Park Bridge 10453
Eastchester Heights 3480 Seymour Ave between Boston Road and Hicks Street 10469
Theresa Haven 1975 Creston Avenue 10453
University Family Shelter 1041 University Avenue Residence corner of 167th Street 10452
Police Athletic League’s Summer Play Streets Program