Hey parents, the NYS Parks Department is once again hosting a basketball program at the outdoor courts on 48th Avenue this April – June for girls currently in grades 5 – 9. Called ‘Queens Rules’ the basic idea behind this program is to get girls comfortable with going to the outdoor courts and playing pickup basketball, while simultaneously creating a universe of girls comfortable with doing so to help reinforce the impetus to get out there.[Read more…] about Girls Basketball Coming To Hunters Point Beginning April 26
Kids Basketball In Long Island City This Winter
IF you are a parent, don’t let any poet trick you into thinking April is the cruelest month. That would be January, when the holidays have ended, the days are short, and it’s too darn cold to take your kids outside and they’re climbing the walls of your 720 square foot 2-bedroom apartment. Literally.
Here’s an opportunity for them to let off some steam, learn a new sport, and possibly increase their chances of getting into the Ivy’s – no guarantees.
The Long Island City Youth Sports League will be holding basketball programs for boys & girls in Grades 1 thru 8 on Sundays at PS78Q starting January 9, 2022. It is open to all kids independent of where they attend school.[Read more…] about Kids Basketball In Long Island City This Winter
LIC Halloween Parade Is ON For 2021, Fall Fest Too
AFTER a one-year hiatus due to a ghoulish pandemic, the LIC Halloween Parade will return to Vernon Boulevard this Saturday, October 30. The lineup kicks off at 11:15am in front of the 108th Precinct and only runs until noon? Well that’s what it says on the flyer but I’m not sure how that’s going to work out given the crowds and increasing growth in the neighborhood.[Read more…] about LIC Halloween Parade Is ON For 2021, Fall Fest Too
Girls Basketball In Long Island City Spring 2021
THE NYS Parks Department has reserved the eastern basketball court on 48th Avenue (by Vernon Boulevard) for ‘Girls Time’ every Wednesday and Friday from 4pm to 5:15pm beginning April 23 through June 25, 2021.[Read more…] about Girls Basketball In Long Island City Spring 2021
Rec Center Slated For LIC Waterfront, But…
THERE is nothing more important than proximity when it comes to exercising. Between inertia and the multitude of distractions in the 21st century, convenience is the key to a successful and thriving Rec Center. Thus when it was pointed out to me that ‘Yes indeed, there is a plan to build a Rec Center in the LIC Waterfront Master Plan,’ I couldn’t help but feel tremendously disappointed in looking at where it’s tentatively slated to be.[Read more…] about Rec Center Slated For LIC Waterfront, But…