New Year, New You Challenge Kicks Off
Attention Parkies! Need help in keeping your New Year’s Resolution?
Join the all-staff New Year, New You Challenge!
This 8-Week TEAM Challenge will run from January 17 to March 9, 2012. It will include measurements of weight and body fat, both “BEFORE” and “AFTER” the Challenge.
Teams representing each borough, plus the staff at The Arsenal, Arsenal West, and Arsenal North, will weigh-in at each of the seven sites during the first week of the challenge.
The schedule for weigh-ins is as follows:
Staten Island: Tuesday 1/17 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Greenbelt Recreation Center
The Arsenal: Tuesday 1/17 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Arsenal Gallery
Arsenal North: Wednesday 1/18 from 12 – 2 p.m., outside of Room 201
Queens Recreation/Olmsted: Thursday 1/19 from 12 – 2 p.m. at the Overlook Conference Room
Brooklyn: Thursday 1/19 from 1 – 3 p.m. at Litchfield Villa, in the lobby
Bronx: Thursday 1/19 from 1 – 3 p.m. at Ranaqua
Manhattan Recreation/Arsenal West: Friday 1/20 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. at Arsenal West, Conference Room A
At the end of the challenge, teams will be recognized for the greatest percent of weight lost. The top individual within each team will also be recognized. Last year, the winning team was Arsenal West/Manhattan Recreation, which won a walk in Central Park with Commissioner Benepe.
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FAREWELL TO ESTELLE!
After 17 years of service to NYC Parks, Estelle Cooper has resigned from her position as the Administrator for Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Estelle has announced that she will begin a new career as a partner in a political communications firm. Under Estelle’s tenure, the park has seen many transformations. A set of synthetic soccer fields were constructed and Parks built the new Flushing Meadows Aquatic Center and the new Al Oerter Recreation Center. The United States Tennis Association expanded and Citifield was built as the new home for the New York Mets. We all wish Estelle the best as she embarks on her new endeavors.
As we seek a new Administrator, Janice Melnick, Administrator for Northeast Queens Parks will oversee Flushing Meadows Corona Park and be available for any issues that may arise.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.”
(1844 - 1900)