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EVENT:                      PAL YOUNGSTERS CELEBRATE CITY-WIDE                                 

                                    SUMMER PROGRAMS IN NYC


                                    Honoring PAL’s partnership with the NYPD


Hundreds of children enjoy summertime fun and games -- double dutch jump rope, nok hockey, hopscotch, tug-of-war, face-painting, balloon making, sports, rock climbing -- to celebrate the Police Athletic League’s Summer Programs throughout the city.  Children cool off under a fire hydrant opened by distinguished guests.


PAL celebrates its partnership with the NYPD by acknowledging Police Officers who have volunteered for PAL’s Cops & Kids program.


PAL youngsters and members of the NYPD compete in Tug-of-War, and the NYPD provides a portable rock climbing wall.


DATE:                        Tuesday, July 16, 2019

TIME:                         10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

PLACE:                      PAL Harlem Center / 441 Manhattan Avenue at 119th Street



James O’Neill, NYPD Police Commissioner & Honorary PAL President

Benjamin Tucker, NYPD First Deputy Commissioner

Bridget Brennan, NYC Special Narcotics Prosecutor

Robert M. Morgenthau, Former Manhattan District Attorney, PAL Chairman

John A. Catsimatidis, PAL Vice Chairman
Robert J. McGuire, Former NYC Police Commissioner, PAL Vice Chairman  

David J. Arena, PAL President   


PAL Summer programs take place throughout the five boroughs, providing Playstreets, sports leagues including Cops & Kids teams and day camps, serving nearly 5,000 children. In PAL Summer Day Camps, children develop their creativity through arts and crafts, explore the city on trips to museums and other sites, enjoy sports activities, and learn from a wide range of educational, recreational and cultural arts specialists.  PAL Playstreets is the signature summer program of the organization.  Playstreets program uses parks and other public areas throughout New York City to give children safe, supervised places to play.  Playstreets operate at locations in all boroughs, Monday through Thursday, 11a.m. to 4 p.m., and are free to all New York City children.

New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city’s young people for over 100 years.  PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 30,000 boys and girls annually.  It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization.  For more information, please visit