2008-07-18 / Sports

PAL Kicks Off Summer Play Street Program

The Police Athletic League (PAL) launched its 2008 Summer Program in Queens on Monday, July 7 through Friday, August 22.

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 Street 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 offer sports, arts and crafts, games, music and dance. Featured activities include Double Dutch jump rope, Hopscotch, Nok Hockey and basketball. PAL is operating throughout the five boroughs this summer, including over 100 Play Streets, 19 Cops & Kids flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer and softball teams, and day camps.

Play Streets are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and are free to all children.

This year, MetLife Foundation and the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation are sponsoring the Play Street Program.

The Police Athletic League, founded in 1914, has been serving New York City's young people for more than 90 years.

PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural, and social activities to tens of thousands of boys and girls annually.

It is the city's largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization.

For more information, please visit www.palnyc.org

The following is a list of Play Streets in Rockaway; Hammel Houses, 85-10 Rockaway Beach Boulevard,

Ocean Bay Apartments, 434 Beach Channel Drive- Arverne Boulevard (Between 56 and 57 Streets), Carleton Manor Houses, 71-15 Beach Channel Drive, Redfern Houses, 14-56 Beach Channel Drive on Redfern Avenue and Hassock Street.

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