January 2013 archive

Winter Jam 2013: Saturday JAN 26.

  City of New York Parks & Recreation

Saturday January 26, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Central Park, Manhattan
Bandshell Area

Enter at 72nd Street

Get Directions 

Free Event for All Ages
Snow, rain or shine!

Presented by the NYC Parks Department and the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), Winter Jam NYC is a free annual winter sports festival that encourages New Yorkers to get out and enjoy the outdoors in the colder months. Our partners at Gore Mountain will be blowing lots of fresh snow, so there will be plenty to go around!

Featured Venues

  • Lake Placid Snow Field
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Red Bull MetroRail
    An open rail jam for skiers and snowboarders. To register, please visit the Red Bull MetroRail  page.
  • Learn to Ride: Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Unreal Ice Lounge

Other Activities

  • Watch and Learn to Play Quidditch
  • Animal Tracking with the Urban Park Rangers
  • Pride of New York Winter Market
  • NY State Ski Resorts Info Booths
  • Live Entertainment

Doggie Snow Zone

A NEW area sponsored by Unleashed by Petco specifically for 4-legged New Yorkers!

  • Doggie Snow Park
    An enclosed, off-leash area featuring agility equipment from Biscuits & Bath Dog Retreat
  • ‘Ask the Expert’ Booth
    Featuring celebrity dog groomer Jorge Bendersky, an expert nutritionist, and a canine behaviorist
  • Café area and Doggie Treat Bar
  • Adoptable Animals
  • Vendor Booths
  • Treat Bag Giveaway (while supplies last)
  • And more!

For more information, call (212) 360-1319.

View pictures from previous year’s event


Study shows shooting rates decrease due to S.O.S.

The report, “Testing a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence,” conducted by the Center for Court Innovation, took place over 29 months and shows that comparison neighborhoods had 20% higher rates of gun violence than the S.O.S. neighborhood. 

To download the study, click here.
We look forward to your involvement with our upcoming Talent Show in April and Arts to End Violence.

To read the press release, click here.
To listen to a podcast interview with the authors, click here.
To read a Q&A with the authors, click here.
To read a recent New York Times article profiling one of the Violence Interrupters, click here
To listen to a recent CNN radio piece on the S.O.S. team, click here.



Gordon Parks, Black Muslim Rally, 1963


The red Polo knit has elbow patches, a kangaroo pocket and a drawstring at the very bottom.

The green sweater has shoulder patches and elbow patches.  Tomboy but at least I have on lipstick.


Custom LO-Life leather jacket by TTK



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