The NYPD and the Chinatown YMCA are hosting an open house at the Two Bridges Community Center today from 4-8pm. At "LES – Home Sweet Home," there will be air hockey, pool, table-tennis and music by DJ Ansel. The staff at the center will also have information about their after school teen program. Plus, the NYPD's PSA4 (Police Service Area) will offer services such as free ID etching for cell phones, ipods and other electronic devices. They'll be issuing "Operation Safe Child" ID cards and have some giveaways. The community center is located at 286 South Street. The entrance is on Clinton, between Cherry and South Street.
Incidentally, the Chinatown YMCA recently learned it has been awarded a contract to run the community center for the next three years. Earlier this year, the New York City Housing Authority cut off funding to many of its facilities, including Two Bridges. The YMCA had been running the center on an interim basis. They are now negotiating a formal contract with NYCHA. We'll have more on their plans for the center after the Thanksgiving holiday.