Recreation E:News April 7, 2014

Dear Friends,

park&recWe have an exciting week coming up at The Long Beach Recreation Department as our Winter basketball season is coming to a close with playoff games coming down to the wire. I would like to congratulate all of the players who participated this year on an outstanding season.  A big thank you to all of the volunteer coaches who donated their time to this program and mentoring the youth of Long Beach. Check our website for final standings.

The 53rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place this Saturday, April 12 at the Recreation Ball Fields. The festivities will kick off at 10am with the 3 years old and under group and every half hour another group will search for the golden eggs, and hopefully win a prize. Easter Bunnies will be on hand to meet and greet all children on the field, along with Arts and Crafts on the field, and be sure to enter our Jelly Bean guessing contest. It is sure to be a fun filled day for all. There will also be face painting, balloon animals and clowns as well. I would like to thank City MD, Skudin Surf, the Long Beach CSEA and McDonalds for sponsoring this event. The rain date is Sunday, April 13.

The Recreation Department will be hosting this year’s Arts and Crafts Festival once again. This year’s festival takes place back on the boardwalk on July 12th and 13thbetween Long Beach Road and Edwards Boulevard. Click here if you are interested in participating as a vendor, but we advise to get your application in early as there is limited space. Stay tuned for more information on this popular event.

Another event The Long Beach Recreation Department is hosting is the Inaugural Women’s Softball Tournament in honor of Dottie Barriscale on May 2, 3 and 4. Come play at this fabulous Softball Tournament as we honor this iconic woman. All levels of play are welcome.  16 teams will be accepted. Each team is guaranteed three (3) games. All games are played at the Recreation Fields. Click here for more information.

The City of Long Beach will Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 27 with several “green” events.

The S.T.O.P. Program (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants Program) will take place from 8am to 3pm behind City Hall. Visit http://www.toh.li/sanitation-department/stop-throwing-out-pollutants for information on what household items you can recycle at this program.

After you visit the S.T.O.P. program, spend the morning at the Inaugural Green Family Walk/Run.  We encourage residents to come on down to the boardwalk at Riverside Boulevard at 10am and register for the Green Run/Walk.  Be sure to wear green to celebrate Earth Day and support climate change awareness. Visitwww.longbeachny.gov/rec for more on “green” events.

As always check our website for all Spring Programming and Event information at www.longbeachny.gov/rec as it is updated on a daily basis.

Yours for Better Recreation,

Assistant Superintendent

Paul Ferrante

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