"Girl Rising" Limited Engagement April 20-25

"Girl Rising" Limited Engagement April 20-25

Last month I took my two eldest children to see “Girl Rising”; it spawned a lot of questions and comments which was exactly what I had hoped. “Girl Rising” journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change a girl – and the world.

“Girl Rising” just started a one-week run at Regal Union Square Stadium 14, at 850 Broadway and is only playing until April 25th. Here is a link to the trailer: http://10x10act.org/girl-rising/

It’s a great film – not too heavy – that clearly communicates what we already know – that when you educate a girl, you educate a nation. Educating a girl developing country has a multiplier effect…
– she‘ll marry later and have fewer, healthier children
– for every extra year of schooling, her income will increase by 10 – 25 percent
– and she’ll reinvest 90 percent of the money she earns back into her family.
No matter who you are and what you believe in, thats a great ROI.

Find out more at: www.girlrising.com.

RBC Grant Helps Hockey in Harlem

RBC Grant Helps Hockey in Harlem

Here is a story from USAHockey.com about a great New York City sports program – Ice Hockey In Harlem (IHIH) – that just received a $25,000 Royal Bank of Canada Play Hockey grant. IHIH is a non-profit organization based in Harlem, and for 25 years this program has been helping young kids mature through hockey. 
The organization accepts up to 225 students — boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 17 who live north of 110th street in Harlem. The waiting list is 50 students long, and those accepted (based on a first come, first served basis) get free equipment and participate in skating clinics, scrimmages and educational sessions from October to early April at Central Park’s Lasker Rink.

“Our purpose is to not just get kids out on the ice, teach them about teamwork, but it’s also about the values and the character building that goes along with playing any organized sport,” said IHIH Executive Director John Sanful. “For those of us who grew up watching hockey, playing hockey, there’s a certain passion that we have for it, and we think it’s important to share what we know about a sport that we love and care about so much.”

Congratulations IHIH – what a great grant to receive.

Inwood Hill Park Recycling Olympics

Join NYC Parks, GrowNYC, and the City’s Green Mascot, Birdie, at Dyckman Fields to learn about how to keep your local parks clean and green.

The Recycling Olympics are a handful of games that kids aged 7-14 can play to learn about recycling, conservation, and teamwork in a fun and healthy way. Giveaways and information will be available for park users of all ages. Look for the NYC Parks tent just inside Dyckman Fields on the South Lawn.

Sunday, August 5, 2012
2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Event Organizer
NYC Parks, GrowNYC