SHAPING Perth Amboy!

Great day at The Y! with the opening of our Farmer’s Market, today Tuesday, June 10th, 11am-7pm. Farmers Markets are more than places to buy food; they are important parts of the community and a place to meet neighbors and farmers. At the farmers market, city meets country, people learn about where their food comes from and the people who grow it. With the help of our partners, we started the implementation of a small community garden. Our preschool children, after school program students and students from the Middlesex Regional Educational Services have helped plant. They have learned how to take care of the garden and learned about the different fruits and vegetables.

Our first Play Streets was a success, with more than 30 families, including 60 children who attended and enjoyed the day’s activities. The City of Perth Amboy, Perth Amboy Recreation Department, Perth Amboy Board of Education and other organizations joined us in making a great day for the children and families we served. Below is a list of some of the activities that took place:

• Bounce House
• Fitness Obstacle Course
• Carnival Games
• Instructional Sports
• Our most popular game ….GAGA PIT!

Below please see pictures of Play Streets and the Community Garden:



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