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Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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.

Directions to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersFlushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink

Due to annual maintenance, the pool will be closed from September 2, 2018 through September 29, 2018. We will resume normal business hours on Sunday September 30, 2018.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2018

PlaygroundsLawrence Playground

Lawrence Playground is temporarily closed due to construction. To follow this project as it progresses, visit our Capital Projects Tracker.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2019

MarinasWorld's Fair Marina

Due to a major planned reconstruction project, Pier 1 at the World's Fair Marina is currently closed. Limited transient dockage is available for smaller recreational vessels - please contact the Dockmasters office at 718-478-0480 or VHF Ch71 for more information. There is no dockage available for larger vessels or commercial vessels, including passenger pick-up and drop-off. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please check back with the World's Fair Marina in the future for updates.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

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