With school out for Spring Break, parents and children were ready for some creative fun at the Spring Family Arts and Crafts Day held on Wednesday, April 12th at the Carmine Carro Community Center.
The second annual event, held in two afternoon sessions, was sponsored by Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse in partnership with Millennium Development, Marine Park Alliance, Assemblywoman Jaime Williams and NYC Parks.
Children from the area and schools, including P.S. 207, P.S. 222, P.S. 276 and P.S. 312, selected from a large array of age-appropriate materials to paint and decorate. There were stained glass patterns, stencils, paints, brushes, colorful cotton balls, pipe cleaners, jewels and beads galore, with the addition of glitter, lanyards, decorations and more. There were also lots of treats and refreshments for everyone.
Parents learned of the event on social media and from their schools. “I really look for events like this because it’s so hard to find fun and free things to do with the kids during the break,” said one grateful parent.
Councilwoman Narcisse, Community Board 18 District Manager Sue Ann Partnow, Millennium Development Executive Director Paul Curiale and staff, and P.S. 276 Principal Jennifer Troman all came by to mingle with the guests and join in on the fun, and the children were able to bring home their latest creations at the end of the day.