Welcome spring and sunny weather with music, games and art in the playground, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., during a family day to celebrate the basketball courts, squeaky swings, and slippery slides of Brooklyn’s Park Slope Playground, between Fifth & Sixth avenues and Lincoln & Berkeley places.
“It’s My Park!” day kicks off with a performance by The County Kings, whose infectious fusion of folk rock, Celtic and country music will get the neighborhood up and dancing.
Experienced coaches will offer kids, ages 15 and under, a chance to brush up on their basketball skills, including three-on-three drills, passing, shooting and dribbling.
Don’t miss the raffles, discounts and free swag from local shops and restaurants. Gratis packs of sidewalk chalk will bring out the Michelangelo in kids, who are invited to decorate the playground’s blacktop.
The event also marks the introduction of the playground into the city’s pilot recycling program, so green-themed events round out the day, with composting demos and easy, on-the-spot collection of cell phones, batteries and crayons for recycling, courtesy of event sponsor 3r.
The day of fun and games is organized by Friends of Park Slope Playground, who want to participate in creating a vibrant and safe community playground. So come out and play.
The schedule of the day’s events are as follows: 10-11:30 a.m., The County Kings; 12-12:30 p.m., The County Kings & Raffle Drawing; 12:30-2 p.m., Sundome Basketball Skills Clinic with Mike Cousins; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., green demos & sidewalk chalk (while supplies last).
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