Children cool off under a fire hydrant opened by distinguished guests. PAL youngsters and members of the NYPD compete in Tug-of-War, and the NYPD provides a portable rock climbing wall. Carlos Velazquez, Executive Director of the Police Athletic League, welcomes guests, PAL youngsters and families.
PAL Summer programs take place throughout the five boroughs, providing Playstreets, sports leagues including Cops & Kids teams and day camps. In PAL Summer Day Camps, children develop their creativity through arts and crafts, explore the city on trips to museums and other sites, enjoy sports activities, and learn from a wide range of educational, recreational and cultural arts specialists.
PAL Playstreets is the signature summer program of the organization. Playstreets program uses parks and other public areas throughout New York City to give children safe, supervised places to play. Playstreets operate at locations in all boroughs, Monday through Thursday, 11a.m. to 4 p.m., and are free to all New York City children.
Founded in 1914, New York City’ Police Athletic League is a nonprofit organization that provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 18,000 children and teens annually. For more information, please visit www.palnyc.Org