Boulevard Houses residents seek safe summer

Residents at the Boulevard Houses in East New York are gearing up for the summer. They held a summer send-off celebration Thursday with food, dancing

Residents at the Boulevard Houses in East New York are gearing up for the summer.

Residents at the Boulevard Houses in East New York are gearing up for the summer. (6/9/16)

BROOKLYN - Residents at the Boulevard Houses in East New York are gearing up for the summer.

They held a summer send-off celebration Thursday with food, dancing and games for children.

But the neighborhood has had a number of gun-related incidents, and anti-violence advocates behind the event say the want to promote a safe, peaceful summer.

To accomplish that, a local community center is creating new programs for children of all ages.

The programs touch on topics like film, media, leadership and career development.

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