For talented local juniors hoping to become the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams, the road could begin at City Parks Foundation’s LACOSTE Junior Tennis Academy. Tryouts for this scholarship tennis academy will be held on Saturday, May 16th with check-in from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and play beginning at 3:00 pm at the USTA/ Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens.   Fifty players

Learn to Swim Vacation Camp with NYC Parks

Over the Mid-winter Recess school break, NYC Parks offers children between the ages of 6 and 17 the opportunity to learn how to swim, stay active and exercise during their break from school. These free classes include both aquatic safety and fitness benefits and are a great way for children to have fun in the winter. Parents interested in signing up their kids for this opportunity should reach out to

2015 WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo

Make tracks for gorillas in the 2015 WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo. This year’s 5K run/walk takes place on Saturday, April 25. We’ll have two start times, one for runners at 8:00 a.m., and a second for our Family Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 a.m. REGISTRATION Before January 30th $40 for adults $30 for children (3–15) $30 for Seniors (65+) January 31st – March 31st $45 for

Party Idea: 2K Tournament for All-Star Weekend

If anyone in your house is into basketball, then you know that Valentines Day isn’t the only big event in February. All-Star Weekend also occurs around the same time. Basketball fans are able to watch celebrity matches, dunk events, and ending it on Sunday with the All-Star game. If you have a house full of fans and gamers, then hosting a fun 2K tournament is a fun idea! Planning Create


1 O’clock First Pitch thrown by The Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. Saturday, September 13th 2014 Castle Hill Little League Field Zerega Av bet. Commerce Av and Gleason Av ENTRANCE FEE: $20 (Kids 12 years and younger are free) Join us while these two influential houses come together for a great cause. The Def Jam vs. HeavyHitters Family Fall Classic is an annual softball game played by celebrities, staff

Summer Sports Experience

Kids are invited to the Summer Sports Experience, a series of free intensive sports clinics taught by knowledgeable NYC Parks staff.  Clinics cover sports like baseball, basketball, soccer, futsal, lacrosse, volleyball, track, and lawn games. The clinics are held most weekdays in a park, playground, or recreation center in NYC.  Each session lasts from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The clinics are totally free, and there’s no need to register. Bronx locations:

NYC Mayor’s Cup Cricket All-Star Game

Saturday, June 21, 2014 1:00 p.m. The NYC Mayor’s Cup Cricket All-Star Game will feature New York City’s best high school cricketers from the Public Schools Athletic League as they compete to determine who is the “Best in the City.” The event will feature the Queens All-Star team taking on a team comprised of the best cricketers from Brooklyn, the Bronx & Manhattan. The match will be played at 1pm


On July 1st, in parks throughout New York City, City Parks Foundation kicks off its 2014 Summer Sports Program for young people. Throughout the summer, City Parks Foundation provides over 13,000 New York City children free tennis, golf, and track and field instruction including free use of equipment in over 60 locations citywide. This summer, City Parks Foundation’s Sports programs will be taking place in Pelham Bay Park, Haffen Park, Macombs Dam Park,