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Six Weeks of Free Kids Programming Begins at LIC Landing Today

A Summer Kids session.

July 9, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

A popular series of activities for children is kicking off at LIC Landing today, with six weeks of programming ranging from dance, magic shows, music, and art classes.

Summer Kids, the name of the program, features two to three 45-minute events per day spanning Monday through Friday until August 17. Activities are catered to children up to 10 years old, with specific ages for some programs.

Jiggy Tots, an Irish dance and movement class, is tailored for kids ages 2 to 5, for example, while Bricks 4 Kids, a workshop using legos, is designed for children between 5 to 10 years old.

Other activities include Music with Andy & Suzanna, a pair of Long Island City-based musicians; OWLbert Einsteins led by instructors from City Owlets, the local LIC playcafe; and a magic and live animal show.

Also new to the park this year is the local Long Island City Girl Scout troop, which will lead three weeks of activities on subjects like the environment, conservation, and team work.

“We are very excited to announce our third year of Summer Kids,” said Rob Basch, president of the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. “Our initial goal was to create community in our parks by providing free programming for many of the younger members of our community.  We also wanted to get everyone outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and create bonds within our neighborhood.  These goals have been met and with the influx of young families in the surrounding communities we expect another busy season on the waterfront.”

Summer Kids sees several hundred children during the course of the summer, and while all events are free, a first-come, first-served policy will be in place due to limited space. Pre-registration, for example, will be required for Friday morning art classes, which will be capped at 60 participants.

The program is funded by Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, ProHEALTH Dental, and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer.

For a full schedule of activities, see the image below or go to the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy website. To sign up for Summer Kids, click here.

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“Bricks 4 Kids, a workshop using legos”…when will the overdevelopment STOP?!

If we start teaching these kids that building things is ok at such a young age, they could grow up to be as horrible as the greedy real estate developer that I voted for for president!


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