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Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities

Free Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities

Week of July 8 – Week of August 22

The Adapted Aquatics program is free and offers two activities:

1. Aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength.

2. Swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

For more information or to register call (718) 760-6969 ext. 0 or visit nyc.gov/parks/citywideaquatics.

QUEENS 

Astoria Pool

19th Street & 23rd Drive

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 

STATEN ISLAND

Lyons Pool 

Victory Boulevard & Pier 6

Mondays – Thursdays

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

BROOKLYN 

McCarren Pool

776 Lorimer Street

Tuesdays & Thursdays

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

 

Sunset Park Pool

7th Avenue at 43rd Street

Tuesdays & Thursdays

10:00

MANHATTAN

Hamilton Fish Pool

E. Houston & Pitt Streets

Tuesdays & Thursdays

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

BRONX 

Mullaly Pool

E. 165th Street between Jerome & River Aves.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

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Adaptive Surfing Clinic For People With Spinal Cord Injury July 27

On Sunday, July 27th, 2014 Wheeling Forward and Life Rolls On will be having a ”They Will Surf Again” adaptive surfing clinic at Rockaway Beach @ Beach 67 Street in Queens, NY for adults and children affected by spinal cord injury from 8am - 3pm . This will be a thrilling one-of-a-kind experience for the disability community.

Here’s a short video about adaptive surfing & see pictures of adaptive surfing here

Volunteers and participants can register at www.LifeRollsOn.org/nytwsa

On the sign up page, volunteers will be asked how they’d like to volunteer or participate (land, shallow, mid, or deep water), depending on their preference, we will assign them to a team of volunteers that will be assisting the surfers.

Life Rolls On is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports as a platform to demonstrate the infinite possibilities beyond paralysis.

 

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Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Senate Vote July 22

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has announced that its members will vote on whether to send the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Disabilities Treaty) to the full Senate on July 22!

Contact your Senators and ask them to support ratification (passage) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Disabilities Treaty).

Click here to contact your Senators:

Once passed out of committee, we want the treaty to be considered by all Senators the last week of July.

Background
The Disabilities Treaty is a UN human rights treaty that promotes the ideals of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) around the world. The treaty sets out the obligations of countries that ratify it to promote, protect, fulfill, and ensure the rights of people with disabilities. To date, 158 nations have signed the treaty, including the United States, and 147 nations have ratified it.

Our Position
We believe the United States must ratify the CRPD to reinforce our leadership in the promotion of opportunities for people with disabilities around the world. Our nation established its leadership on disability rights through the passage of the ADA. In order to continue that leadership, the United States must once again act to promote the rights of people with disabilities.

Your voice means more now than ever before! Contact your Senators and ask them to support ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Disabilities Treaty).
Click here to take action.

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Free Film Series Tompkins Square Park NYC

Films in Tompkins shows free screenings of hand-picked movies every Thursday night throughout the summer in Tompkins Square Park in New York City’s East Village. Pack a picnic, bring friends, and come hang out in the park!

More Info here.

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