Thousands of Local Kids and Families Come Out to Play – And Learn – at First-Ever Ultimate Block Party!
September 29, 2010
NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ —
WHO: *Thousands of local kids and families! *Leading architects, scientists, engineers, musicians, artists, inventors and business leaders from around the City, including: -- Mariska Hargitay, star of Law & Order SVU --Cast members from The Electric Company and Sesame Street -- Sean Roach from preschool TV channel Sprout(R) --Brendan Shanahan, hockey star formerly of NY Rangers --Laurie M. Tisch, President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund -- Craig Hatkoff, Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder --Local bands, The Swingset Mamas and The Cat's Pajamas! The larger-than-life premiere "play date" in an important national education movement, the Ultimate Block Party will transform Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell area into the world's most innovative playground! Families with children up to age 12 will participate in an amazing range of fun and WHAT: playful activities and mini-master classes. More than two dozen FREE and fun-filled family play and learning activities to take place at the Ultimate Block Party including: --------------------------------------------------- --The world's largest game of Simon Says and Bilingual Bingo! -- Ridemakerz build and race radio-control cars! -- The Goddard School "Let's Play Cafe"! -- Music & Fun with Radio Disney AM1560! --LEGO(R) CL!CK construction - with a LEGO Master Builder! -- Build an arts-inspired brain with Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)! -- Robot building with Teachers College -- Sidewalk art with Crayola! -- ...and much more!
WHEN & Sunday, October 3, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park, NYC (Enter at 72nd WHERE: St and Fifth Ave) *Press sign-in on South entrance of the Naumburg Bandshell near the Ultimate Block Party inflatable.* In 2009, a group of educators, business leaders, authors and researchers formed Play for Tomorrow (PFT) to champion the importance of play in the lives of children. A groundbreaking social movement, the multi-tiered initiative aims to ensure that all kids get the skills needed to succeed in school and the 21st Century global economy. PFT is committed to working towards affecting policy and education delivery and overcoming the disconnect between what we know about learning and how we are teaching. The group's aim is to change beliefs and practices about playful learning among families, educators, childcare providers, pediatricians and policymakers. Plans are in place to host Ultimate Block Party WHAT ELSE: events in cities nationwide. *GREAT PHOTO OPS WITH CELEBS, NOTABLES AND ADORABLE KIDS! WE INVITE YOUR COVERAGE!!!*
SOURCE Play for Tomorrow