Friday, June 24, 2011

Adarsh Alphons Project, Inc

Adarsh Alphons Project, Inc is a tuition free after-school, weekend and summer visual arts education program for middle and high school art students. It is an invitation to the creative youth of New York City to explore art in a bold and unique way. 

Located in the historic Mount Morris Park District in Harlem, our school provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to explore art in an environment where they can pursue their creative visions uncompromisingly

We cultivate young artists and their projects by uniting them with practicing professional andresident artists from around the world.  

The summer term and each school year culminates in project-based student works that are engaging, inspiring and interactive, displayed in our New York City community and around the world. Our summer term begins July 5- August 8. 

We are having an Open House June 25 from noon-3 pm for students and parents to learn more about our program. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

FREE Yoga For Teens

FREE Yoga for Teens!

Yes, you just read this correctly! Teenagers, you can practice for FREE
at BYPS, Flatbush and 5th Ave locations,
all July and August long!
Inspired by teens!
Our past teen-only classes showed amazing benefits. Bikram Yoga is perfect for the teenage mind, body, and spirit: balance hormones, improve focus, build mental and physical strength, learn to keep your cool no matter what.
Don't miss this opportunity to start a practice that could change your life forever!
The Fine Print: Teenager's guardian must enroll and sign waiver on the first day of class. Depending on class size, we may limit 5 free-teens per class, on a first come first basis. $1 water refill not included.
Stop by our Flatbush Ave or 5th Ave locations to get started!
                  289 Flatbush Ave
                 Brooklyn NY  11217 
                       555 5th ave 
      Brooklyn  NY  11215 
Tel: 718•399•3369 flatbush
Tel: 718•788•3688 5th Av

Wednesday, June 22, 2011



LPGA champion Cristie Kerr conducting a free instructional clinic at the CityParks Junior Golf Center
LPGA champion Cristie Kerr conducted a free instructional clinic at the CityParks Junior Golf Center in August
Located next to the Dyker Beach public golf course in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, the CityParks Junior Golf Center is a new, state-of-the-art facility that offers free golf instruction to New York City children between the ages of 7-17.
Highlights include a 6-hole golf course, practice putting and chipping greens, covered driving range and clubhouse with classroom space.
Explore the sections below to find out more about the center, register for a program, become a volunteer, or tour the facility.
For general information, please call (718) 259-2999.
Special thanks to the following sponsors for their support this year:
Callaway Golf Top Flite USGA

Tuesday, June 21, 2011



Kids at the starting line on a track
CityParks Track & Field gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races to long jump, shot put and javelin throw.
The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-16 and runs each summer in July and August.
Actual start dates for lessons at each park vary according to which days of the week lessons are given there. So please make note of the correct start date for your park.
All participating kids have the opportunity to display the basic skills learned at the end of each season at an organized track meet held at Icahn Stadium, the world class sports complex on Randall’s Island.
The 2011 schedule is coming soon.
Download the 2011 Track & Field brochure (PDF)
*CityParks Track & Field is open to New York City residents only.



kid hitting a tennis ball
CityParks Tennis presented by Chase, provides free tennis lessons to thousands of kids ages 5 to 16 each year in more than 36 parks throughout the five boroughs.
The program promotes physical fitness while building self confidence. The program is designed to make the sport of tennis freely available to those who want to learn the game in a fun, relaxed environment.
CityParks Tennis lessons for kids are offered at all skill levels. Opportunities include free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events.
Download the 2011 Tennis brochure (PDF)
For adults, we offer a Corporate Tennis League and aSeniors Fitness Program in the spring and fall each year.
*CityParks Tennis is open to New York City residents only.

Summer Youth Police Academy - Apps due on Friday

Summer Youth Police Academy


The New York City Police Department seeks to provide innovative and effective programs for the City’s young people. The Community Affairs Bureau, Youth Police Academy, is such a program. It is designed to establish a positive relationship between the Police Department and the City’s youth.

The goals of the academy are:
  • To enhance responsible citizenship.
  • To provide positive interaction with police officers and to educate young people about the challenges and responsibility of police work.
  • To encourage young people to take part in other youth programs offered by the Police Department such as: the Law Enforcement Explorers, Police Cadet Corps and the Police Athletic League.


New York City residents, attending school, between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible to attend. The Youth Police Academy will provide those participating in the program with lunch and uniform shirts. The Youth Police Academy is a six (6) week program that will hold sessions four (4) days a week. The Academy will open at 8:30 am in the morning and dismissal will be 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and topical demonstrations by police officers in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance. Field trips to a Police Department facility or a City park are also part of the curriculum. Transportation to and from the field trips will be provided. Each site is accessible by public transportation.


The 2011 NYPD Summer Youth Police Academy application can be downloaded here. 
Youth Police Academy Application

Let's Get Ready College Prep Program

OUR VISION: Let's Get Ready envisions a world where students from all socioeconomic backgrounds have equal access to the support they need to reach higher education.
THE MISSION of Let’s Get Ready is to expand college access for motivated, low-income high school students by providing FREE SAT preparation and college admission counseling.
Let’s Get Ready accomplishes this mission by mobilizing and training college student volunteers to be the "Coaches", mentors, and role-models who provide not only SAT instruction and college admissions guidance, but the encouragement and inspiration students need to succeed.

  • AFFILIATION: This program is coordinated and taught by college student volunteers in collaboration with the Black Male Initiative (BMI) and college readiness programs at The New York City College of Technology. Priority is given to students currently participating in these programs, but applications are welcome from any students from Brooklyn.
  • DATES: June 23rd to August 11th.
    • To participate in the program, students must attend an orientation on June 23rd from 7-8pm. PARENTS/GUARDIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THIS ORIENTATION. Students must also take a mandatory practice SAT on Saturday, June 25th, from 10:00am-2:00pm.
  • TIMES: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 5:00-8:00PM.
    • Tuesdays: Critical Reading/Writing SAT prep
    • Wednesdays: BMI-led college readiness and mentoring
    • Thursdays: Math SAT prep
  • LOCATION: The New York City College of Technology at 250 Jay Street Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
  • HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: To qualify for the program, you must be a SENIOR (12th grade) in the fall of the 2011-2012 school year. If you're interested in participating in the program, click here to apply. Priority consideration will be given to students that exhibit economic need or are first-generation college bound.
  • COLLEGE STUDENTS: If you'd like to coach, click here to apply. All Coaches must attend a mandatory coach training on June 21st from 5:30-9 (Place TBA).
  • FOR MORE INFO: Contact the directors, Shani and Russell, at or contact Steve at
  • PHOTOS: Brooklyn LGR in Summer 2007

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Middle School Art Club at the Frick Collection

Middle School Art Club
Join other middle school students to learn about works of art in The Frick Collection through interactive activities in the galleries.

JUNE 2011
DateTimeCategoryInformationJoin Us
6/1811 a.m.Middle SchoolArt Club: "Kings and Queens"Sign UpSign Up Required (Classes are free)
JULY 2011
DateTimeCategoryInformationJoin Us
7/1611 a.m.Middle SchoolArt Club: "Turner's Landscapes and Seascapes"Sign UpSign Up Required (Classes are free)
DateTimeCategoryInformationJoin Us
8/1311 a.m.Middle SchoolArt Club: "Gainsborough at The Frick Collection"Sign UpSign Up Required (Classes are free)

1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-288-0700
General e-mail:
For general information about visiting, see Collection.
For entry fees, see Admission and see Hours for opening times.