District 18 Students Compete In Annual Track And Field Day
In 1959 former Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller signed into law a bill closing NYC public schools on this day at the behest of a Queens church group. Brooklyn picked up a partner – Queens – and the holiday had another name change – to Brooklyn- Queens Day.
Nowadays, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) has taken to sponsoring events for public school kids to come out with their families to celebrate Brooklyn-Queens Day.
This year, in conjunction with local Community Education Council District 18, the DOE held a Track and Field day at South Shore High School on Thursday, June 7th. Students from various elementary schools and junior high schools joined the competitions.
Activities included softball, sack races, egg and spoon competitions, and track races. A D.J. provided entertainment while kids actively competed for medals. The cooperating great weather sealed the day with lots of fun!!
Photos by Bennett Silverman