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Hundreds of children are enjoying 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.

PAL summer programs take place throughout the five boroughs, providing Play Streets, sports leagues, including Cops & children 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 Play Streets is the signature summer program of the organization.

The Play Streets program uses parks and other public areas throughout New York City to give children safe, supervised places to play. Play Streets operate at locations in all boroughs, Monday through Thursday, 11 a.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 more than 100 years. PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities for 35,000 boys and girls annually. It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization. For more information, please visit www.palnyc.org.