Friday, May 23, 2008

Video: 2008 Health & Fitness Day - May 17, 2008

Last weekend's Second Roosevelt Island Annual Health & Fitness Day sponsored by RIOC was a lot of fun. The weather was perfect and all the kids had a blast.

The blowup jumper / slide, see the video, was the perfect size for younger children as was the swings on the merry-go-round. My only hang up for the day was the idea that Zog Sports, I believe it was them, was giving away bottle openers and lollypops which seemed contradictory to the day's theme. The free smoothies were great and quite refreshing.

I missed Scott Stringer's official remarks but it was nice to see his appearance on Roosevelt Island. I think he saw the opportunity to meet a number of his constituents and we certainly hope to see more of him in the future. Earlier in the day former Mayor Dinkins was on hand and we certainly appreciate his participation suporting the junior tennis outreach segment of the day's actvivities. That's two years in a row for Mayor Dinkins. Thank you Mr. Mayor.

The large stage seemed underused and perhaps next year some of our local performers shoudl be pressed into service for a large scale "Simon Says" and other healthy exercise programs. Maybe this happened after lunch and before 4pm so if it did fantastic.

I don't know if Dora was at a Health & Fitness day event but we did run into her on the street which was cool for the kids.

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