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Just added to Websites and Resources: NYC Accessibility Guides

If you’re visiting (or live in) NYC, this website has information on everything from luxury wheelchair service to accessible Broadway shows and adaptive sports.

VIP Soccer Starts This Weekend In Central Park!

From Coach Jim – see the link at the bottom for an overview of the VIP soccer program including a map of the playing field.

Dear Parents and Volunteers-
Attached please find a two-page overview of the VIP program (see link below for attachment), including links to resources to learn more.  Also included: a map of our field in Central Park.  We meet in the North Meadow on Sunday on Soccer Field B, which is right next to the handball courts at the North Meadow Recreation Center.
If walking in from the West side, you can come in at 97th street and walk along the pathways that stay closest to the 97th street Transverse Road.  You have to head North to get to the field.  You can wait until you get to the Recreation Center, in which case you have to go through the parking lot, through the breezeway, cut through the handball courts and then backtrack about fifty feet to your left.  Or, you can head North before you get to the Rec Center, go up to the first gap in the fence around the baseball and soccer fields, and then head off to your right.
Generally, if your player is nine or under, plan to come at 10 AM.  Everyone else, 11:30.  Team rosters are coming later in the week.  We have had a number of late additions, and unfortunately two of our experienced coaches have to take a leave-of-absense this year, to deal with a new baby and an apartment renovation.  Consequently I will be promoting a couple of assistant coaches, and also am looking for new people to fill in those assistant positions.
More to come!
Yours, Jim
Head Coach, VIP
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Top Ten: Reasons You Might Drop By The Last Meeting, Tomorrow at 9:00!

1. a really awesome handout, created by me. It’s updated from last year with dozens of new activities!

2. the chance to sign up for the Central Park Challenge (see my Top Ten reasons to join The Foorce for details)

3. get a free copy of Special Parent magazine. It’s good, and I don’t just say that because I have an article in there 🙂

4. a social occasion to chat with other parents (they do exist)

5. find out about summer classes, events and camp options in all 5 boroughs of NYC as well as surrounding areas.

6. learn about one-of-a-kind opportunities to try surfing, beach days, dance lessons, adaptive tennis, swimming, track and field, and kayaking, many free or low cost (I don’t know about you, but I’m not brave enough to try surfing with James alone!).

7. sign up for free playdates for your special needs child, their siblings and you, all at the same time (they do exist).

8. get free brochures, booklets, and information about hundreds of programs in the NYC area (more free stuff).

9. find out about some popular Fall activities like soccer and music classes – registration is already open!

10. meet the woman behind the madness and witness some of the madness (2 of my 3 children will be in attendance).

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Insider’s tip: stop at Malecon across Amsterdam from PS 163 for the best cup of cafe con leche you’ll ever have. Unlike most things at this meeting it’s not free, but is really worth the $1.50. Hope to see you bright and early tomorrow!