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NYC Parks offers swimming lessons to 2nd graders in Jamaica and Flushing


Apr. 1, 2024 By Athena Dawson The NYC Parks Department has teamed up with the Department of Education to offer swimming lessons to second graders throughout the city. The lessons, which are part of the “Swim For Life” water safety program and have been running since October, aim to prevent childhood drownings. The ten-week program…
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NYC Parks reopens Jamaica Playground to the community following $4.6 million reconstruction project

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Sep. 28, 2023 By Bill Parry Speaker Adrienne Adams welcomed young students from P.S. 40 Samuel Huntington Elementary School to the reopening of Jamaica Playground after a $4.6 million reconstruction project and turned a ribbon-cutting ceremony into a teachable moment for the youngsters on Sept. 27. “For far too long, neighborhoods like ours have been…
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