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Volume XXVIII, Number 5779
Friday, Jan 18, 2013

This Weekend In Parks

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President's national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. In April 2009, Mayor Bloomberg launched NYC Service, the citywide initiative tasked with setting a new standard for how cities can tap the power of their people to tackle their most pressing challenges. This year, on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the Mayor’s Office and City Agencies will be coordinating service projects in the communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.

NYC Parks will be participating in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service of Service by offering volunteer projects around the five boroughs. Volunteers in parks have made a marked impact in the agency’s progress towards storm recovery. Since the storm, 7,000 volunteers have removed nearly 23,000 bags of debris from 53 sites. Yet, there is more to do. We encourage everyone to take part in these projects for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service projects, which are taking place on Saturday, January 19 and Monday, January 21.

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Bronx Winterfest 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Williamsbridge Oval Park, The Bronx

Celebrate the joys of winter at the 3rd Annual Bronx Winterfest. There's plenty to do all day, so show up early!

On the stage there’s a full line-up of programming and entertainment, including a recital by the St. Mary’s Recreation Center “South Bronx Kids” dance troupe and a vocal performance by local singer, Tatiana.

You’ll be able to shake your hips to the salsa beat and keep them shaking with a hula hoop competition from the NY Walker's Club. The Swedish Cottage marionette puppeteers will show you how they make puppets come to life, or you can participate in a team building activity with staff from the Alley Pond Adventure Course, or a sports clinic with the Knick's Groove Truck. The day will also include arts & crafts, fitness tips, board games, raffles, and much more!


“One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late.”

Pablo Picasso
(1881 – 1973)

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