The Daily Plant : Thursday, September 28, 2000
EVERYONE’S A WINNER AT CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION SPORTS CHALLENGE
Central Park was buzzing with all sorts of athletic activity on Saturday, September 23 for the 12th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Sports Challenge. New York City businesses competed in the great outdoors for the coveted traveling trophy. Medals were awarded to the fastest, strongest, and most determined participants, but the real winner of the day was the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, which raised funds for its very important cause.
Commissioner Henry J. (StarQuest) Stern was on hand to kick off the games, which included events like tug-of-war, the long jump, relay races, and an obstacle course. Doris Tulcin, Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Marc Weinberg, Chairman of the Sports Challenge Committee, organized the event.
ABINGTON PARK INSPIRES POETRY
David Zonderman was sitting in Abington Park-the very small triangular-shaped park near 8th Avenue and West 12th St.-this past Sunday, and was inspired to write this acrostic poem about the peaceful green space:
Awesome, you stand-an urban prism of asphalt
Bearing many a tired Yorker, lost in a disheveled shuffle
Inviting the tourist from those larger oases
Nascent is your full potential
Gray, black, green, and white-your faces that,
oh, so delight
Trackless, yet well-tread, is your surface
Ostentatious you long to be
Nestled in a neat nook for the undercover Narc,
You'll always be our favorite- A B I N G T O N Park!
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO IN THE PLANT
(Thursday, October 1, 1987)
ST. JAMES-A PARK FOR ALL SEASONS OF LIFE
St. James Park in the Fordham section of the Bronx is a cherished neighborhod resource. The wonderfully landscaped, 11-acre park is dotted with four buildings which serve the community's various needs: a recreation center, a senior citizens center, a church, and a preschool. On Wednesday the youngest users of the park had a special reason to celebrate, as the preschool was dedicated after a $526,0000 reconstruction.
"This park is for all seasons of life," Commissioner Stern told the community leaders, residents and students packed into the schoolroom. "We have just built this preschool for young kids and there are tennis and basketball courts for teenagers and adults, and a Golden Age Center for senior citizens."
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
To know anything well involves a profound sensation of ignorance.
John Ruskin (1819-1900)
Directions to Central Park
Know Before You Go
Lasker Rink (Temporarily Closed)
Lasker Rink is closed due to a refrigeration malfunction. Parks is trying to repair the rink's concrete slab and valves to identify and fix the source of the leak, in the hope of reopening the rink to the public later this season.
In the meantime, the Trump Organization along with NYC Parks will work with the community and other area rinks to try to accommodate hockey and skating groups who call Lasker Rink home. Refunds will also be issued to any organizations who reserved and paid for use of the rink during the time that it will be closed.
Central Park Weather
- This Weekend In Parks
- Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs And Flushing Meadows Park On View At The Arsenal Gallery
- More Than 30,000 New Yorkers Celebrate The Outdoors At Tenth Anniversary Of Adventures NYC
- Central Park Tour: West Side Stories
- Central Park Tour: North Woods
- Open Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary
- Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park
- Health and Race Walking
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- 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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