Fundraiser for PS/IS 187 to feature John Pizzarelli and his Quartet

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Fundraiser for PS/IS 187 to feature John Pizzarelli and his Quartet

John Pizzarelli and his Quartet will be performing selected music at a benefit concert for students of PS/IS 187 this coming Sunday.

John Pizzarelli and his Quartet will be performing selected music at a benefit concert for students of PS/IS 187 this coming Sunday.

 

This coming Sun., Apr. 29th, there will be some serious swinging, by children and adults alike.

Music from the Great American Songbook is scheduled to be performed by renowned jazz guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli and his Quartet to benefit the students of PS/IS 187.

Also, Tony Tedesco, a PS/IS 187 parent, will be the featured drummer.

This event will take place at 3pm on Sunday, April 29th in the school’s auditorium.

The direct link to tickets is at http://wwwjazzatps187.ticketleap.com/

Tickets will also be sold at the door on the day of( cash only), depending on availability.

More information can also be found at  www.facebook.com/jazzat187 .

Second Annual NYC DADS Matter Awards

Nominations for the Second Annual NYC DADS Matter Awards, which recognize outstanding fathers, are due in by May 4th.

Nominations for the Second Annual NYC DADS Matter Awards, which recognize outstanding fathers, are due in by May 4th.

 

The New York City Fatherhood Initiative champions the message that dads matter.

This June, the initiative will present the Second Annual NYC DADS Matter Awards.

The event promotes the importance of responsible fatherhood by recognizing 10 fathers from across the City who have overcome challenges to become positive and consistent forces in the lives of their children.

This is one of the opportunities offered by the initiative to demonstrate that, despite the crisis of father absence facing communities across the country, NYC Dads show up every day and are present and active in the lives of their child and communities.

Nominations are due in by Fri., May 4th.

For more information, please email NYCDADS@hra.nyc.gov or call 311.

34th Precinct holds General Meeting

On Wed., Apr. 25th, the 34th Precinct will hold its general meeting at 7:00 p.m.

The meeting will take place at the Fort Washington Collegiate Church, located at 729 West 181st Street (between Fort Washington Avenue and Magaw Place).

This is an opportunity for residents to voice their concerns about public safety and quality of life, and to meet Precinct Commander Deputy Inspector Barry Buzzetti and the Precinct Community Council.

Please call the 34th Precinct Community Affairs at 212.927.0576 or email the 34th Precinct Community Council president@34precinct.org for more information.

Free summer camp

Parents in Washington Heights and Inwood (zip codes 10032, 10033, 10034 and 10040) and Marble Hill (City Council District #10) who are seeking an enriching free summer program for their children may apply for openings in Columbia Universitys athletic summer camps for 2012.

Openings are available now in the one-week, Baker Field Soccer Camp, Baseball Camp and Roar-ee’s Cubs Camp. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 4, 2012.

The application is available from the Community Board 12 Office, andthe Offices of NYS Senator Adriano Espaillat and NYC Councilmembers Robert Jackson and Ydanis Rodriguez. Applicants will be selected via a lottery hosted by Community Board 12, Manhattan on Friday May 11, 2012.

As part of a community benefits agreement and in response to the Community’s concerns regarding the expansion of the sports complex at Baker Field on 218th Street, Columbia University agreed to provide scholarships to 32 children in Community District 12, Manhattan to attend its sports summer camps each year, beginning in 2011. Once again, Community Board 12 has agreed to serve as the administrator of this 2012 Camp Scholarship Program.

There will be 2 scholarships for each week of soccer and baseball camp as follows:

SOCCER, boys & girls ages 6-18; 6 Mon-Fri sessions: 6/11-6/15; 6/18-6/22; 6/25-6/29; 7/30-8/3; 8/6-8/10 & 8/13-8/17

BASEBALL, boys ages 7-12; 3 Mon-Thurs sessions: 6/18-6/21; 6/25-6/28; 8/6-8/9

There will be 7 scholarships for each of the 2 weeks of CUBS CAMP, Mon-Fri sessions 7/16-7/20 & 7/23-7/27, for boys & girls ages 6-12.

All camps go from 9am-3pmwith suggested drop-off between 8:30am-9am and pick-up between 2:45pm-3pm. (Soccer camp Fridays are 9am-noon).

Please contact Community Board 12 at 212-568-8500 if you have any questions.

The Parks Department expands “Swim for Life” program

The “Swim for Life” program expands into northern Manhattan.  Photo Credit: Gloria Pazmiño

The “Swim for Life” program expands into northern Manhattan.
Photo Credit: Gloria Pazmiño

 

Parks has announced the expansion of the Swim for Life program to a new site, The City College of New York, in northern Manhattan. The “Swim for Life” program combines a variety of facilities and partners to teach schoolchildren how to be safe in the water.  Since its launch in January 2011, 12,592 second graders from 132 public schools received basic swimming instruction through this program.

In 2012, the program expands to The City College of New York and another 500 children will be reached.

“Swim for Life was created to combat an essential problem in our city today that simply not enough children know how to swim,” said Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe.  “We are thrilled to partner with The City College of New York in our effort to ensure that as many children as possible learn the basic water safety skills to keep them from danger in the water.  Every summer, millions of New Yorkers flock to the 14 miles of public beaches and 67 pools to beat the heat and to spend time with their families, and we want them all to have a safe and happy season.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.heckscherfoundation.org/projects/health/swim_for_life/index.html.