48th Avenue in Long Island City

THE NYS Parks Department has reserved the eastern basketball court on 48th Avenue (by Vernon Boulevard) for ‘Girls Time’ every Wednesday and Friday from 4pm to 5:15pm beginning April 23 through June 25, 2021.

While there is no formal program, this will be a chance for girls to get together on the basketball courts without the usual distractions, interference, and maybe even intimidation they might feel about breaking in cold to a typical public court.

The court is open to all girls1 and there is no cost or registration necessary, but there are strict Covid protocols. Thus attendance is limited to 14 girls per daily session, first come first served.

In addition, all girls must wear masks, no parents or spectators are allowed inside the fenced in court area, no food allowed and kids must have their own water bottle. Finally temperature checks will be taken before admittance, do not bring your child if they are not in good health and/or are experiencing symptoms consistent with Covid-19.

For any questions or more information contact licyouthsports@gmail.com

  1. recommended currently in 3rd grade or higher as they are regulation height baskets []

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