Padavan and Poppenhusen Institute Team Up For Family Fun Day At MacNeil Park

Frank Padavan

June 25, 2010

 New York State Senator Frank Padavan (Queens) announced today that he is teaming up with the Poppenhusen Institute in sponsoring the first annual Family Fun Day at MacNeil Park in College Point. The event will take place on Sunday July 11 from 2 pm to 6 pm.

 A free concert sponsored by Senator Padavan, featuring the Columbian folklore band Groupo Latino will follow the family fun day festivities at 6 pm.

 “Family Fun Day at MacNeil Park is a wonderful opportunity for local families throughout our community to spend an afternoon of free activities at the park,” Padavan said. “Pack a picnic and head on down for a family day out. I hope to see you there on Sunday afternoon July 11th.”  

The free family-friendly event will feature educational programs by the Alley Pond Environmental Center and the Long Island Children’s Museum, a magic show, a ventriloquist performance, inflatable bouncy bounces, sand art making, various arts and crafts and host of games and activities all afternoon long.

 The NYC Coalition of Transportation will be on-hand to discuss bike safety and distribute free bike helmets to children who participate in a bike safety quiz. The FDNY will also have the fire safety house at Family Fun Day to increase awareness of fire prevention and safety for families. 

Free summer refreshments including ices, pretzels and empanadas will be available. 

MacNeil Park is located at Poppenhusen Avenue and 115 Street and is accessible by the Q25 bus line.  For more information please visit or contact the Poppenhusen Institute at 718-358-0067.