HARMONY DAY AT VAN CORTLANDT PARK
|Crew Supervisor Corey Hatton leading the young people into Van Courtlandt Park|
The New York City Police Department held its annual community event, Harmony Day, in the Bronx on Tuesday July 24, 2018. The Harmony Day Picnic was held a Van Cortland Park with over 3,500 attendees. The three-decade old tradition is intended to bridge the gap between law enforcement officers and the community. Each year, Bronx Community Solutions’ Community Service team of staff members and clients assist the NYPD with setup, cleanup and making Harmony Day go smoothly for the children and families attending.
Here is Community Service Supervisor Corey Hatton’s account of the Harmony Day festivities:
Today was a great day for this special event. It was a bright, sunny day even though rain was predicted in the forecast earlier. I was an attendee and there were young people all over the park. At times, it seemed like every summer camp in New York showed up to participate. Counselors had their hands full. The kids were having a lot of fun--there were bouncy houses, dance battles, Frisbee, football, and many more activities. Supervisors and community service clients participated in a game of tug-of-war and (before you ask) of course we won, more than once. Police were there from multiple precincts to mingle with the community. Harmony Day has a long tradition of putting kids first. It was an enjoyable event and we are already excited for next year.
Thank you to all who participated in this amazing event.
Bronx Community Solutions Staff:
Intake Specialist - Ramon Semorile
Intake specialist - Dilma Taveras
Coordinator of Community Service & Initiative - Moises Reyes
Senior Crew Supervisor - Anthony Gonzalez
Crew Supervisor - Ismael Cruz
Crew Supervisor - Corey Hatton