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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Family Safety Crafts For Kids And Information Event Hosted By Roosevelt Island Parents' Network & RIRA Saturday November 19

Roosevelt Island Parents' Network Coordinator Eva Bosbach reports:

Dear RI parents and caregivers,

This month's craft is all about educating our little ones about family safety. Along with some wonderful talks and presentations at the Family Safety event (please see below)

we have crafts by the RI Parents' Network to help our children think about fire safety and the important job firefighters do. Fire trucks have always fascinated our little ones. In conjunction with the Family safety event we shall make fire trucks and a fireman hat that the children can take home.

Please join us for the next event in the free "Crafts with Kids" series by the Roosevelt Island Parents' Network: "Make your own fire truck!" and fireman hat will take place on Saturday, November 19th, 2016, from 10-11 am, at the Manhattan Park Theater Club. Please RSVP to if you know you would like to attend. Walk-ins are welcome!

This activity is great for developing hand-eye coordination, recognizing shapes and colors, and fine motor skills. A picture of the fire truck craft is attached.

There will be some energetic members from the Girl scouts who will be educating our little ones about the different parts of the fire truck and also about a fire drill.

Neha will be leading our Family safety craft (thank you Neha!). A special thank you goes to Lynne Shinozaki for helping with the preparation of the supplies, and to Janine Schaefer and the Girls scouts for participating at the event with us.

As always, if you have craft event ideas you would like us to include in the "Crafts with Kids" series, are available to help during our events or with their preparation, or if you have other ideas for activities of the RI Parents' Network or would like to get involved, please get in touch with me.

We are looking forward for another fun and informative craft together! Please see below for information about the entire Family Safety event.

Neha, Cecilia, Natalia and Eva

"Crafts with Kids" is a free workshop series for children organized by the Roosevelt Island Parents' Network. The monthly events included "Tram art and necklaces", "Matisse for Kids", "Valentine's Craft", "Black History Month Craft", "Spring Craft", "St. Patrick's Craft", "Earth Day Craft", "Easter Craft", "Mothers Day Craft", "Fathers Day Craft", "Summer craft - a lady bug", a "Back to school craft", a "Halloween craft", a "Lantern making workshop", a "Thanksgiving Craft", a "Holiday Craft" and the "On Roosevelt Island We... Craft".
Also, Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Vice President Lynn Strong-Shinozaki adds:
Roosevelt Island Residents Association &

Roosevelt Island Parents’ Network


November 19, 2016

9:00 AM to 12PM

Dear all,

We hope you can join us for this educational and fun event next Saturday 9am to noon at the Manhattan Park theater club!

This event will share informative tips in a fun and family friendly setting.

Speakers, activities and presentations will include:

Dr. Katherine Grimm, MD, local pediatrician

Jack McManus, Chief, Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department

Representative of NYPD – a policeman

Representative of FDNY – a fireman

Bike New York assembly – riding safety info

Representative to demonstrate hands-only CPR for adults and infants

Representative of National Association for mental illness

RI Parents’ Network Crafts with Kids: Make your own fire truck!


And more to be announced.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


Lynne Strong Shinozaki, Roosevelt Island Residents Association

Sharon Lee Williams, Roosevelt Island Residents Association

Eva Bosbach, Roosevelt Island Parents’ Network
Contact the Roosevelt Island Parents' Network for more information.