2010-08-20 / Community

PAL Hosts ‘Discover Asia’ Cultural Day

PAL Youngsters and staff from the Far Rockaway Beacon program welcome visitors to their booth about the Philippines. PAL Youngsters and staff from the Far Rockaway Beacon program welcome visitors to their booth about the Philippines. More than 400 Police Athletic League (PAL) kids, ages eight to ten, united to celebrate and learn about the culture and history of Asia at the organization’s annual Cultural Day, held at Pelham Park in the Bronx.

Two local PAL centers took part in the day’s festivities – Redfern Cornerstone explored Sri Lanka and the Far Rockaway Beacon at the Sorrentino Center in Far Rockaway explored the Philippines.

The youngsters embarked on an exploration of their nation, including the geography, language, food, sports, customs and traditions of the people who live there.

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