Summer fun in Western Queens will be a “family affair” as Assemblywoman Margaret Markey and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation launch a series of summer Family Day Programs, starting on Sunday, June 29th with “Strawberry Field Day” in Frontera Park on 58th Avenue in Maspeth.
The Frontera Park program is the first of six that will take place at different local parks throughout the summer, thanks to $125,000 in New York State funding secured by Assemblywoman Markey.
“There is no need to travel far this summer to enjoy the delights of the outdoors with plenty of fun and excitement right here at home in our own neighborhoods,” said Assemblywoman Markey.
The Family Day programs, which begin at noon and continue to 4:00 p.m., will include activities for the whole family, including arts and crafts, contests, inflatable rides, face painting, music and games.
The complete schedule of Parks Department Family Day and other special programs sponsored by Assemblywoman Markey includes:
- Sunday, June 29, Frontera Park, 58th Avenue, between Brown Place and 89th Street;
- Sunday, July 13, Windmuller Playground, 39th Drive, and 54th Street;
- Sunday July 20, Big Bush Park, 61st Street, at the BQE and Laurel Hill Boulevard;
- Sunday, July 27, Frank Principe/Maurice Park, 54th Avenue and 63rd Street;
- Saturday, August 2, Dutch Kills Playground, Crescent and 28th Streets, 36th and 37th Avenues;
- Sunday, August 10, Reiff Playground, Fresh Pond Road, 53rd Street, 59th Street Drive;
- Saturday, August 16, “Aloha Program,” Reiff Playground;
- Sunday, August 17, “Fifties Sock Hop,” Windmuller Playground;
- Saturday, August 30, Summer Sports Spectacular, Frank Principe/Maurice Park;
- Sunday, August 31, “Skate, Rock & Drop,” Dutch Kills Playground; and
- Saturday, September 6, Family Day activities, Frontera Park.
Assemblywoman Markey’s funding will also help support a series of Children’s Performance programs at these same parks and playgrounds on weekdays in July and August, featuring activities for youngsters between 4 and 10 years old, including dance, readings children’s puppet and theater shows. For additional information call the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, Queens Office, 718-520-5919.