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The Daily Plant : Monday, July 31, 2006

Children’s Summer Series Sizzles At Highland Park

Photo by Nicole Gamory


On July 16, Highland Park’s first Children’s Summer Series sizzled in both entertainment and temperature.

The fun-filled day began with Bike New York’s "Teach Your Child to Ride." Parents and kids were taught an easy hands-free, crash-free and low-stress way to ride a bike. Everyone was amazed at how quickly they learned to ride.

The children then rode their bikes to see a bilingual performance of "Little Red Riding Hood/La Caperucita Roja," performed by the Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. The performers endured the heat, donned colorful costumes and got into character as hundreds of anxious youngsters looked on. After the show, children had a chance to receive a free Highland Park t-shirt by answering questions about the performance. The howling conclusion featured "Atka," the ambassador wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center. Children learned about wolves and their relationship to the environment and humans.

Future scheduled performances include Hip Pickles and the Super Scientific Circus. These performances will take place on August 9 and August 16 at 7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

For those who are interested in learning how to ride a bike, Bike New York will be returning to Highland Park on August 9 and August 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Participating cyclists should bring a helmet, have training wheels removed and be able to comfortably place their feet flat on the ground while sitting on their bike.

Written by Margaret Carrillo-Rosas


It is no secret that one of the best concert venues in the city is the George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park. It features free performances every Monday and Thursday throughout the summer.

The 2006 Forest Park Concert Series continues the over 100-year-old tradition of having free concerts for the Queens community. The genres of music may have changed but the thousands of concert lovers continue to enjoy an evening under the stars with great entertainment.

From Broadway musicals to bilingual children's shows, there is always something for everyone to enjoy. Those who love to dance and have stowed away their platform shoes and flared pants, can disco to the world famous disco group "Musique" on Thursday, August 10. WKTU 103.5 will be on site to kick off the festivities and this show is being generously sponsored by Ridgewood Savings Bank.

On August 17, there will be a sing-a-long and film screening of "The Wizard of Oz." This enhanced version of the classic film displays the words to all the songs and has interactive scenes. Participation bags will be sold prior to the movie.

For a complete list of concerts and events, please visit

Written by Barbara Amarantinis


"Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again."

L. Frank Baum

(1856 – 1919)

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