PAL Summer Playstreets back

The Police Athletic League’s Summer Playstreets Program is back again, with fifteen locations in the Bronx.

The 2013 program kicks off Monday, July 8, with youngsters playing traditional sidewalk games, developing their creativity through the arts, and learning from a wide range of educational, recreational and cultural arts specialists.

PAL’s Summer Playstreets Program closes off streets and utilizes other public areas, such as playgrounds and parks, throughout New York City to provide children with safe, supervised places to enjoy outdoor summer activities.

Playstreets are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 23rd, and are free to all New York City children, with offerings of sports, arts and crafts, games, music and dance.

Featured activities include Double Dutch jump rope, Hopscotch, Nok Hockey and basketball.

PAL is operating close to 50 Playstreets throughout the five boroughs this summer, in addition to offering Cops & Kids teams and day camps.

Following is a list of Playstreets in the Bronx. For more information, please visit


Castle Hill Playground, Castle Hill Avenue, between Parker & St. Raymond’s Avenues.

Mott Playground, Morris to College Avenue, between East 166th & 167th Streets.

Mullaly Park, Jerome to River Avenues, between East 164 St and McClelland Street.

Parque De Los Niños, Morrison Avenue & Watson Avenue.

Space Time Playground, between Lafayette & Bolton Avenues.

Kossuth Playground, East Mosholu Pkwy North and Kossuth Avenue.

Claremont Park, Clay Avenue & Claremont Parkway.

Van Nest Street, between White Plains Road & Victor Street.

McGraw Avenue, between Virginia & Metropolitan Avenues.

196th Street, between Briggs & Bainbridge Avenues.

152nd Street, at Cortlandt Avenue (Dead End).

170th Street, between Park & Washington Avenues.

Theresa Haven, 1975 Creston Avenue.

Charlie’s Place, 819 East 178th Street.

University Family Shelter, 1041 University Avenue at 167th St.

New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city’s young people for 99 years. PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 40,000 boys and girls annually. It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization.

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