2010-07-02 / Sports

DOE Announces Summer Meals, Big Apple Games

The New York City Department of Education announced a kick-off of its annual summer meals program and the Big Apple Games, a recreational program for children. Both programs are free.

The summer meals program provides meals throughout the summer to children 18 years old and younger. The Big Apple Games offer activities for children eight years old and older.

Summer meals launched on June 29 and will run through Friday, August 27. Breakfast and lunch will be served at schools and via a truck that will serve Rockaway.

The Big Apple Games will offer activities at Far Rockaway High School from July 6 through August 12. The afternoon teen center will run from 1 to 5 p.m. at FRHS, located at 8-21 Bay 25 Street in Bayswater.

The Big Apple Games will feature basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, football, soccer, lacrosse, cross country, track and field, arts and crafts and a swimming programs. Children can register daily at each site, which will also provide free breakfast and lunch to participants. Call 311 for more information on the Big Apple Games and summer meal programs.

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