Readers Needed!

aariAmPark is hosting our first National African American Read-In on Tuesday, February 23rd!

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 5.5 million participants around the world.

During the Read-In, each class will listen to a text written by an African American author or on a notable African American figure or event.

We are looking for guest readers to volunteer to read to a class. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Kelly Lennon-Taharally at as soon as possible. All volunteers are welcome!

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Lunar New Year Family Celebration

monkeySaturday, February 20, from 11-4, go bananas for the Lunar New Year at MOCA, the Museum of Chinese in America! Celebrate Chinese and Chinese American traditions and folk arts with zodiac themed arts and crafts, festive music and dance performances, teaching artist demonstrations, storytelling, and much more monkey business!

Tickets: $10/person; $8 for all MOCA Dual and Individual Level Members; Free for MOCA Family Level Members and above, children under 2, and Cool Culture families

Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013
(b/w Howard & Grand Sts; one block north of Canal St)

WITS January 2016 Community Letter

witsGreetings Parents, Partners, and Administration of AmPark!

This month of January is going so fast, before you know it we have another break coming. If you haven’t noticed, we are back in business; our Tower Garden is up and running again.

The Wellness Committee’s tasting will happen this month. After the survey conducted in the Cafeteria, we found the following results; favorite vegetable is Broccoli and favorite fruit is Banana. These results will be the focus of our lunch tasting.

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