Gather your crew; organize your tribe; rally your club.  Saturday is all about FAMILY!

Come together at Amsterdam Houses to

celebrate 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 …
Residents Association President Margarita Curet (in yellow) and Amsterdam Houses Resident Manager Clarence Gordon, along with student volunteers from Fordham University, welcome the crowd to Family Day 2009.City Councilmember Gale Brewer (far right) joins in the festivities! 

Mark Foley, West Sider and Founder of Volunteer Music, leads children
on a sing-a-long at the 2008 celebration.
The Jazz Mobile delights residents and neighbors gathered in Bennerson Park
(from Family Day 2009; they were with us in 2008, too!). 

Brick, greenery, you name it!  This young Amsterdam Houses resident
explored his surroundings in a fun new way.

Dir. of Education Debi Germann and Dir. of Preservation Cristiana Peña manning the LW! table at Family Day 2010.  Come see us this year for Family Day 2011!

Share This