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NYC PARKS PREPARES KIDS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SEASON WITH YOUTH TECH WORKSHOPS ALL WEEK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 27, 2018
No. 88
http://www.nyc.gov/parks


Youth Tech Workshops are free, drop-in Media Education sessions that encourage young New Yorkers to grow creatively and experience exciting careers that use technology. This program is designed to fall in the week between the end of summer camp and the start of school. Kids and teen learn filmmaking, audio production, animation, graphic design, and more!

These one-day workshops are focused on youth aged 3- 13, and will help them explore using cutting-edge, digital multimedia equipment and software. A full list of workshops is available on the NYC Parks website. Here are some of the highlights:

Video Game Masterminds Youth Tech Workshop
Build your own video game using Scratch!
Monday, August 27, 2018
3:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Food Lab Youth Tech Workshop
Star in and produce your own cooking show! Youth will use fresh ingredients to create healthy recipes, and turn the whole experience into a movie!
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
McCarren Play Center in McCarren Park, Brooklyn

Cartoon Selfies Youth Tech Workshop
Choose your favorite selfie, and turn yourself into a cartoon using Photoshop!
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Chelsea Recreation Center, Manhattan

Code Combat Youth Tech Workshop
Explore Kithgard Dungeon and Backwoods Forest using Python code in Code Combat! Solve puzzles and learn to code by playing this fun game!
Thursday, August 30, 2018
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Recreation Center, Bronx

Jam Session Youth Tech Workshop
Come sing, rap, or play your heart out as a part of the with the St. Mary’s band! We will compose a hit from scratch and upload it to Soundcloud! Participants will have time to work on their solo projects as well!
Friday, August 31, 2018
3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Hansborough Recreation Center, Manhattan

A recreation center membership is required to participate in our Youth Tech Workshops. Memberships and workshops are free for kids and teens younger than 18 years old.

Park Information

Directions to Chelsea Recreation Center

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersChelsea Recreation Center

On Monday, May 27, 2019, this recreation center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Recreation CentersChelsea Recreation Center

Beginning on Monday, September 17, we will start to renovate and modernize the center’s pool and family locker rooms, as well as select restrooms, to enhance your overall facility and pool experience. Lower level bathrooms, family locker rooms and both men’s and women’s locker rooms will be closed beginning September 17, 2018 for approximately 18 months. While we will provide temporary lockers, locker space will be limited. It is important to note that programming schedules will be modified during this time. If you have additional questions, center management and facility staff can be reached at (212) 255-3705. We thank you in advance for your patience.

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