The Daily Plant : Thursday, August 17, 2000
PARKS, MIKE PIAZZA AND CLARITIN GO TO BAT FOR CITY YOUTH
Commissioner Henry J. (StarQuest) Stern and Adrian (A-Train) Benepe joined NY Mets Catcher Mike Piazza, Claritin's Senior Product Manager Manny Rodriguez, and Senior Vice President Kurt Aschermann of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in the groundbreaking for ballfield #6 in East River Park.
Ballfield #6 in East River Park is set to be renovated with a $70,000 donation from Claritin. This donation is part of Claritin's "Step Up To The Plate" program, which is securing the future of youth baseball by renovating ballfields in nine cities around the country, including Atlanta, Detroit and Dallas, for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. They hosted this event with the help of Major League Baseball and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The goal of the program is to help minimize barriers such as allergies and to improve fields so that children can experience baseball firsthand.
People across the country can "Step Up to the Plate" by logging onto www.claritin.com or by calling (800)784-9MLB. Each person that registers will generate a dollar donation from Claritin to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, up to $500,000. Each person also has a chance to win a trip to the 2000 World Series.
East River Park is 57.5 acres and is home to tennis courts, a track and field, softball fields, basketball courts and eight ballfields. It is a true resource to the lower east side community. Ballfield #6 is the latest renovation in East River Park. Recent renovations includes a sitting area south of the Williamsburg Bridge, where trees are being planted, walkways repaved, lawns installed, and fields refurbished.
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO IN THE PLANT
Thursday, August 20, 1987
ARGENTINE COMPOSER ASTOR PIAZZOLLA BRINGS NUEVO TANGO TO SUMMERSTAGE
Legendary composer Astor Piazzolla will bring "nuevo tango"-a hybrid of classical Argentine and other Latin American musical styles-to Central Park's SummerStage at the Bandshell, located mid-park at 72nd Street. SummerStage is directed by Joe Killian. The 66-year old musician is best known as a musical rebel who in the late '50s transformed the tango-Argentina's unofficial anthem. "New Tango" proved controversial and Piazzolla found himself ostracized from Argentina's conservative music scene. He migrated to New York in the early 1960s.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.
George F. Will (b. 1941)
Directions to Central Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
East 72nd St Playground
The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.
As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015
Central Park Weather
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- This Weekend In Parks
- Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs And Flushing Meadows Park On View At The Arsenal Gallery
- Good Morning America Summer Concert: Ed Sheeran
- Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity
- Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park
- Drifting in Daylight
- Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Handball Courts
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Outdoor Pools
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Recreation Centers
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums
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