BCNY members love their Imagination Playground in a Cart™. This innovative playground equipment system was made available thanks to a grant provided by Target and national non-profit KaBOOM!.
“I just put the carts out in the room and gave the boys no direction. They immediately and instinctively began building a track. It was pretty cool to watch,” said Abbe Clubhouse Explorer Director Brynn Curry.
The Imagination Playground in a Cart™ fosters unstructured, child-directed play, which has proven to help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually – all things we love at The Boys’ Club of New York!
The Boys’ Club of New York and the Westchester Knicks ended Black History Month with a night dedicated to those who left a distinguished mark on Black History. Players wore jerseys honoring Black History, courtesy of Yonkers Kia, that were auctioned off by fans, with the proceeds going to BCNY.
Our members got to run out onto the court with the players, be “anthem buddies” during the National Anthem with the Knicks and the Swarm, and five of our members read quotes from inspirational Black History Month heroes like Harriet Tubman, Dr. Mae Jemison, Thurgood Marshall, Booker T. Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from center-court.