Baker announces ‘Summer Nights Initiative’

Gov. Charlie Baker announced the “Summer Nights Initiative,” which includes extended hours of operation and new programs at select pools and athletic complexes throughout the state, on July 19 at Lorber Playground in Jamaica Plain, according to a press release.

Special programs in JP include at Kelly Rink between Monday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., when OrigiNation will offer one-hour African and hip-hop dance lessons to children of all ages and at Lorber Playground on Tuesdays and Thursdays from at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. when Score4More will offer games, DJ music, arts and crafts, ZUMBA, dance and organized basketball.

“It is important that our kids are provided with the opportunity to access the Commonwealth’s extraordinary recreational resources, particularly during the summer months when they are out of school,” said Governor Charlie Baker, according to the press release “Extending the hours of operation for these urban facilities will provide a safe location for families to enjoy the season, while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.”

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