|Gather your crew; organize your tribe; rally your club. Saturday is all about FAMILY!
Come together at Amsterdam Houses tocelebrate the spirit of community with residents and neighbors at this year’s Family Day celebration! LW! will be there (fourth year running); join us!
Held annually, Family Day is a celebration-turned-tradition set aside for residents to enjoy each other’s company, barbecue, meet their neighbors, and experience a day filled with fun activities.
WHAT: Amsterdam Houses Family Day
WHEN: Saturday, August 13th, 12PM to 7PM
WHERE: Bennerson Park on West 64th Street,
between Amsterdam and West End Avenues
(click here for map)
At the invitation of Residents Association President Margarita Curet (a 2011 “Unsung Hero“!), LW! has participated in Family Day at Amsterdam Houses since 2008. Each year, we share information about the history of Amsterdam Houses and the Upper West Side. But more importantly, we love to learn from residents what they value most about their community.*
As we celebrate the past of Amsterdam Houses, we also look ahead to its future: the children! Debi Germann, LW!’s Director of Education, encourages Amsterdam Houses youth to explore their community in new an unexpected ways. A materials rubbing exercise, for example, is a fun way for children to think about the bricks in the buildings and the stones on the ground in a new light. And let’s be honest, an afternoon in Bennerson Park coloring is just darn fun! So join us!
*The Amsterdam Houses community just keeps getting better! Thanks to the dedication of RA Pres. Margarita Curet, Councilmember Gale Brewer and many others, Amsterdam Houses opened its new media room in July. Learn more on our blog!
Past Years at Amsterdam Houses Family Day …