Keeping Summer Safe and Fun

 Keeping Summer Safe and Fun

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By Theresa M Racine

Last weekend, two organizations held different events that were focused on a safe and fun time for the youth in Edgemere. On Saturday, June 22, Queen’s Royal Priesthood, who also are violence interrupters, held their event near the boardwalk on Beach 32nd Street. This Safe Summer Event was filled with resources from St. John’s Hospital, Queens Defenders and Queens Royal Priesthood. The NYPD’s 101st Precinct served hamburgers and hot dogs to the families. The children played a game of tug-a-war, Jenga Challenge, knocker ball, archery and other field games throughout the day. Raffles were held and prizes were given to the children. It was a safe, fun-filled day that ended with a thunderstorm.

Ocean Bay Resident Council on Beach 54th, held an event in the basketball court, with the same mission in mind. The day was filled with laughter, food and community. They played games like stop and go, Simon Says, had a painting contest for the kids, and for the adults they had a stretch and yoga. Vice President Jeanine Latimore Henderson, said, “We do this for the kids. It’s important that they have things to do to keep them out of trouble, and at the same time, they are having fun.”

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