2010-07-09 / Sports

Free Summer Meals, Big Apple Games Available To Kids

The New York City Department of Education is offering two free programs for students this summer with the Big Apple Games and their annual summer meals program.

The Big Apple Games offer activities for teenagers at Far Rockaway High School until Thursday, August 12. The afternoon teen center will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Far Rockaway, which is located at 8-21 Bay 25 Street in Bayswater.

The Big Apple Games will include basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball, swimming, football, soccer, lacrosse, cross country, track and field, and arts and crafts programs. Teens can register daily at each site during the six-week program, which will also provide free breakfast and lunch to participants. Certified teachers and school safety officers will be on-site at all programs.

The summer meals program provides meals throughout the summer to New York City children 18 years old and younger. The summer meals program will run until Friday, August 27. Breakfast and lunch will be served at various pools, schools, libraries, parks, public housing sites, and soup kitchens throughout the five boroughs. In total, meals will be available at more than 1,000 locations citywide.

Breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. and lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. This summer’s menu includes many long-time favorites such as pancakes, scrambled eggs, bagels with yogurt cream cheese, tacos, barbecue-roasted chicken, corner-style pizza, crunchy carrots, “confetti” corn salad, chicken tenders salad, and a cold vegetable stew with zucchini, corn, tomato and basil. For more information on locations for summer meals, families can call 311.

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