Break a sweat: Youngsters get active at Coney Island YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day

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About face: Kyle Ferguson showed off the face paint he got at the event.
Friendly neighborhood officer: NYPD Officer Anthony Mesa handed out literature about staying safe and joining the police force.
Sweet treat: Venus Yuan enjoyed a cotton candy snack.
Bubble land: Youngsters tumbled around in plastic bubbles.

These kids are the picture of health.

A pack of active youngsters headed to the Coney Island YMCA on April 27 for the community center’s annual Healthy Kids Day, which offered free activities all day long in an effort to get tykes moving.

The little ones broke a sweat with an obstacle course, karate, family Zumba, and boxing sessions on W. 29th Street between Surf and Mermaid avenues, and snacked on not-so-healthy cotton candy afterwards.

Eight-year-old East New York resident Kyle Ferguson trekked all the way to the People’s Playground for the day’s events, where he got his face painted as the superhero Deadpool in between the activities, and said he loved “all of it.”

“It was great,” his mother, Yolanda Cox, said.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.
Updated 11:41 am, April 30, 2019
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