Ice Cream Social in Coney to put sweet spin on learning

July 21, 2016 Anna Spivak
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Kicking off the month of August with a scoop of learning and a sprinkle of deliciousness, the New York Aquarium (West Eighth Street and Surf Avenue) will play host to an old-fashioned Ice Cream Social on Monday, August 1.

Organized by Councilmember Mark Treyger, the social promises to be a night filled with sweet treats and some educational perks to boot.

“As a former civics teacher at New Utrecht High School, I have spoken often about the intertwined relationship between literacy, education, and career success,” said Councilmember Mark Treyger. “We need to find fun, engaging, and inclusive ways to emphasize the importance of reading and literacy. I also want to highlight and celebrate the work of local authors, including a 15-year-old Coney Island resident who already published her first book.

“There’s no better way to do that than with free ice cream served at one of our area’s most educational locations, the New York Aquarium,” he continued. “Ice Cream Socials conjure up images of old-fashioned town or county fairs, but why should small towns have all the fun? Everyone loves ice cream, so I encourage residents of all ages to attend, get to know their fellow community members, and open themselves up to the power of the written word.”

The two-hour event is open to all and will feature a read-along session along with a chance to meet and chat with authors, librarians, historians and representatives from the Department of Education (DOE) and local schools.

The ice cream will be free and the event will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, call Treyger’s office at 718-373-9673 or 718-307-7151.

Flyer courtesy of Councilmember Mark Treyger
Flyer courtesy of Councilmember Mark Treyger


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