A Stairs Academy Community Day Sunset Park Recreation Center
December 15th // 12-2pm
Out with the kids in the Sunset Park area? Come into the Recreation Center at the top of the hill for an hour or two, enjoy some snacks and Hot Cocoa, while the kids are treated to a tri-lingual book reading (English, Spanish and Chinese), followed by book-making with China Aroh of STAIRS ACADEMY and IT’S SEW FUN! The story of “The Cabbage That Came Back” (Lectura Books) is one that celebrates the virtues of giving to those in the community who are less fortunate than you are.
The story will be read by school-teacher Luis Aguilar-Moreno in both Spanish and English and interpreted into Chinese by Grace Law. After the reading, China Aroh, co-founder of STAIRS ACADEMY Nonprofit and Director of IT’S SEW FUN! after school sewing program, will lead a bookmaking workshop, where children will construct an accordion style book that they can take home. There will be Hot Cocoa, Coffee, Tea and snacks and a free raffle will make each child a winner of a small puzzle or toy (while supplies last).
The event is free and open to the public, begins at 12noon and is hosted by Stairs Academy, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing educational opportunities in under-resourced communities, promoting Culture, Literacy, Arts, Technology, and Health. STAIRS ACADEMY is proposing a new Public Charter Elementary School to be located either in Red Hook or Sunset Park. To see plans for the school, give comment and input, visit StairsAcademy.org.