Police Athletic League kicks off Summer Playstreets

The program closes off local streets so that kids can play in a safe environment.

The program closes off local streets so that kids can play in a safe environment. (7/6/15)

BROOKLYN - Summer vacation is here and the NYPD is doing its part to get kids out of the house while also keeping them safe. 

The Police Athletic League's annual Summer Playstreets is officially underway, closing off local streets so that children can play in a supervised, car-free environment. 

There are a total of 40 play streets across the city. The activities run all summer long from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

Organizers say the program helps take the worry away from working parents, as well as parents who don't live close to a park. 

Participating children also receive a healthy breakfast and lunch, and it's all for free. 

More on this topic

Summer Playstreets Program

PAL NYC

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Rangers riding 3-game winning steak into 2nd round of playoffs
Funeral today for FDNY firefighter William Tolley from 2 Funeral set for FDNY firefighter killed in the line of duty
3 VIDEO: Interview with Surflight Artistic Director Steve Steiner
4 Rangers riding 3-game winning steak into 2nd round of playoffs
The young and the old were encouraged to 5 Group holds shredding event to prevent identity theft

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE