Weekend Kid’s Pick

Walk-a-Thon to support the LES Girls Club this Saturday

This Saturday, May 14, join the walk-a-thon to support the Lower East Side Girls Club. The 5K walk begins at the PS 20 playground (Houston and Essex). Registration, coffee and muffins are at 9 a.m.; the walk begins at 9:45. The walk ends at 1st Street Park (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) with a finish-line block party and health fair sponsored by Beth Israel Health Center. All funds raised through the event will support Girls Club health and nutrition programs. Register to be a team captain (teams are 10 people) or join a team here.

Dawson, Officials Celebrate Girls Club Groundbreaking

Photo by William Alatriste, New York City Council.

It’s safe to say no other neighborhood organization does “photo ops” quite as well as the Lower East Side Girls Club. Today, however, was a special occasion. This morning, Girls Club supporters came to 101 Avenue D to celebrate a big achievement — the beginning of construction on the group’s new 30,000 sq/ft headquarters.

Lots of elected officials were there, including Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Councilmember Rosie Mendez, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, State Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh and State Senator Daniel Squadron.  Of more interest to the pack of photographers elbowing their way through the construction site: LES native and longtime Girls Club supporter Rosario Dawson, who emceed the event.

La Tiendita

The Lower East Side Girls Club’s “girl’s made and fair trade” social venture bakery, offering cupcakes, cookies, brownies and granola.

120 Essex Street, near Delancey

212-982-1633, ext. 108

Hours Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm

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