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BE Brown
223rd Street & 149th Avenue
Queens (Springfield Gardens/Brookville)
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the project

Stay Fit & Have Fun series is a part of our Green and Healthy Initiative in  Idlewild. These lively outdoor sessions offer an opportunity for residents to  enjoy free exercise classes--yoga, tai chi, stretch & dance, line dancing, capoeira, etc.  on Saturday mornings in July and August on the Idlewild Park Cricket Field. Walking tours after the class in the Idlewild Park Preserve are also available.

Each Saturday in July and August from 9:30 - 11:00 AM a free fitness class will be offered.  The Eastern Queens Alliance, Inc. will contract with instructors who are experts and currently active in their fields. The class schedule is announced through flyers, email, local newspapers, and announcements in houses of worship, civic meetings, etc. Participants will be able to experience such fitness activities as yoga, tai chi, capoeira, stretch and dance, pilates mat, line dancing, etc. We will offer members of the community the opportunity to experience different forms of exercise in a beautiful outdoors setting and inspire some to get involved in a regular exercise program.

the steps

Get appropriate park permits.

Contract with instructors.

Advertise program--flyers, email newspapers, etc.

Each Saturday in July and August, participants will sign in and enjoy the class.

why we're doing it

This project enables us to satisfy a few of our goals:  To increase awareness about the existence of Idlewild Park Preserve and all it has to offer;  To increase the environmental/educational/recreational uses of Idlewild Park Preserve; To encourage the community to engage in healthy life styles.


8 Instructors for Saturday Classes--$800 2000 Flyers--$200 ioby materials and labor--$35 3% third party credit card processing fee--$30 Budget Total: $1065


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