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R E S O U R C E S / F U N

13 Brain-Boosting NYC Playgrounds That Build Physical and Mental Skills
Balance, strength, and coordination— good old fashioned playground skills right? What about problem-solving, engineering, physics, cooperation, imagination, resilience, and teamwork? Yup, you can get these brain-boosting skills from a playground too— if you know where to go.
https://mommypoppins.com/new-york-city-kids/parks-playgrounds/13-brain-boosting-nyc-playgrounds-that-build-physical-and

Take virtual tours and attend virtual events
UNTAPPED New York is giving everyone two months of FREE virtual stuff to do with code STAYHOME. You can look at the Forts of Central Park, get a Victorian Flatbush Tour or learn about NYC's coffee history just to name a few.
https://untappedcities.com/virtual-tours/

A D V O C A C Y  E V E N T S

Dreams For Kids DC Equality Summit
The annual summit brings together thought leaders, speakers, and DFKDC participants to share their experiences and learn from each other. 3 FREE one-hour virtual panels:

How To Advocate for Disabled Families of Color
Saturday, August 29th from 10:30 - 11:30AM EST (7:30 - 8:30AM PST)

Talking With Youth/Children About Race
Saturday, August 29th from 2:30 - 3:30PM EST (11:30AM - 12:30PM PST)

Diversity in Every Day Virtual Life
Sunday, August 30th from 2:30 - 3:30PM EST (11:30AM - 12:30PM PST)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dfkdc-equality-summit-tickets-115647557959

E V E N T S

Summer Reading: Children's Zumba Class
Kids will gain more than confidence with this rockin', high-energy dance party packed with kid-friendly routines. This class breaks down steps and adds games and activities to boot. Sign us up!
Tuesday, August 25th, 2:00-3:00 pm
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/summer-reading-childrens-virtual-20200825

Wednesdays at Noon
This week Punkinfutz's own Shenik Ruiz talks with Glenda Fu, Executive Director at Dreams for Kids DC (you saw that right, DFKDC is hosting a very cool summit, info above).
Wednesday, August 26th, 12:00-12:45pm
http://facebook.com/PunkinFutz

African Jewelry Making
Design and create African jewelry while listening to some ethnic beats for inspiration.
Thursday, August 27th, 2:00-3:00 pm
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/summer-reading-african-virtual-20200827

Bubble Man In Bryant Park!
Have you ever seen someone create a bubble big enough to stand inside? Or one long enough to jump over? Open your eyes to the magical world of bubbles at this family-friendly, twice-weekly program.
(HURRY, THIS IS THE LAST WEEK!)
Tuesday, August 25th and Thursday, August 27th, 2:00pm
https://bryantpark.org/programs/bubble-man

Misterios de la máscara: Lucha Libre Mask Making
Learn about the history of Mexican wrestling through storytelling while creating your own unique máscaras (masks)!
Friday, August 28th, 2:00-3:00 pm
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar/summer-reading-misterios-virtual-20200828
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E N T E R T A I N M E N T

9 best streets for outdoor dining in NYC this summer
Outdoor dining is all the rage (and much safer than indoor). So much so that NYC has closed down more streets to safely accommodate outdoor seating.
https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/the-9-best-streets-for-outdoor-dining-in-nyc-this-summer-071020

Visit Jacob Riis Beach Bazaar
In accordance with phase 2 guidelines, Riis Beach has opened up their very own Bazaar. Check out their tasty food, swimming beach and bathhouse!
https://riisparkbeachbazaar.com

Smorgasburg
Now available: take out style (aptly named 'Smorg to go'). For now, only available at their Williamsburg location.
https://www.smorgasburg.com

A  B I T   O F   F U N

Lisa, our CEO, sent this around... and booooy did we relate!  On the sly advertising aside, this CRACKED. US. UP!