Left to right: Saed Vargas; Shawn Swindell; Shabieko Ivy; Azeez Alade; Alex Paredes; (top row, left to right): Anthony Lodico, principal; Kristian Jacome; Markel Brown; Eliot Weiss, chess coach and math teacher; BP Markowitz; Vadim Libo; Muhammad Raqib (Photo: Kathryn Kirk)
Below is a press release from the offices of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz:
On Friday, March 9, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz visited Edward R. Murrow High School to congratulate the school’s chess team, which captured the New York State High School Chess Championship crown on March 4, and will head to Minneapolis next month to vie for their eighth national championship.
The famed Murrow team (to be featured in the upcoming motion picture The Kings of York, based on the 2007 book of the same name) has won seven national high school titles (1992, 1993, 1994, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007), fifteen New York State championships (including the last ten) and sixteen New York City titles.
A generic photo of Canadian children participating in a potato sack race. Source: "My Delicious Autumn"
The NYC Parks Department is sponsoring a “Play Brooklyn” event, August 30 (Tuesday) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Salt Marsh Nature Center, 3302 Avenue U at East 33rd Street.
A Play Mobile and a Fitness Mobile will be on the premises, in addition to a wide variety of fun and games for kids of all ages, including potato sack races to “Dance Dance Revolution” on the Wii.
Parks also made a point to mention that:
- Anyone wishing to skate must have socks
- The smallest skates are size 13
For additional information, go to www.nyc.parks/gov or call 311.
Millenium Development has planned “Active Aging Activities” all this week in honor of International Active Aging Week 2009.
The events listed in the colorful brochure run the gamut from Yoga to Knitting — happening all day around Brooklyn and Queens in parks, community centers, and gyms. The brochure does not make it clear whether the events are free or part of an organized event for paying members. One thing is certain: if you are anywhere near Southern Brooklyn this week, you are sure to encounter some Active Adults doing something fun — whether it be playing in a WII Tournament or Dancing Under the Stars.
This event is running from Monday, September 21, 2009 to Friday, September 25, 2009 and events usually begin at 9 a.m. and continue until late afternoon or evening. There are so many events and so many venues, that you will need to check the brochure or call the organizers for more information.
Active Aging Hotline (718) 444-0101 Ext. 10
Website with link to full brochure: www.MillDev.org
Events scheduled: Yoga; Billiards; Blood Pressure Screening; Stretch Band Exercising; Exercise in Dance; Healthy Baking; Chair Yoga; Meditation; Wii Bowling/Exercise Class; Staywell Exercise; Silver Sneakers Cardio Circuit; Bridge Tournament; Computer Instruction; Photography; Fitness Walk; Tennis; Puzzlemania; Dancing Under the Stars; Aerobics; Mah-Johng; and more.