2006-06-30 / Sports

Police Athletic League Opens Rockaway Summer Playsites

The Police Athletic League launches its 2006 Summer Program in Queens on Monday, July 10. Hundreds of PAL youngsters play traditional sidewalk games, develop their creativity through arts and crafts, choose books from a mobile reading library and make new friends throughout the summer.

Police Athletic League Summer Playstreet Program closes off streets and utilizes other public areas, such as playgrounds and parks, throughout New York City to provide children with save, supervised places to enjoy outdoor summer activities. Playsites offer sports, arts, crafts, games, music and dance. Summer reading is encouraged by mobile reading teachers, making an assortment of books readily available to PAL youngsters.

Playsites are full day programs open Monday through Friday. PAL's summer program also includes baseball and softball leagues for boys and girls, baseball rookie leagues, part-time police precinct programs, a youth summer employment program that has helped over 1, 600 students find jobs each and a series of fun-filled special events.

Here is the list for playsites in the Rockaways For more information, please go to www.palnyc.org:

Bayside Playground- Seaside Avenue and Beach Channel Drive (104 St.)

Macedonia Church- 330 Beach 67 Street- Rockaway Freeway

Carleton Manor Houses- 7315 Beach Channel Drive

Hammel Houses- 85-10 Rockaway Beach Boulevard

Redfern Houses- 14-56 Beach Channel Drive between Hassock and Redfern Avenue.

Ocean Bay Apartments- 434 Beach Channel Drive- (56 and 57 Streets)

Beach 9 Playground- Seagirt Boulevard and Beach 9 Street.

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