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There’s always something exciting and important happening with our programs and services at Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.  Read these stories and check back often.  We’re always posting updates.


Four hundred participants of CCBQ's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program recently


On August 3rd, CCBQ sponsored its 10th Annual Kids Fun Day tailored to families with children in grades K through 8, providing resources for back-to-school, health and safety. Held at the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Astoria, Queens, the block party style event included fun activities for everyone. Children enjoyed a bounce house, Home Depot woodworking, face painting and crafts from the Queens Museum of Art. In addition to live music and a Zumba demonstration, parents and guardians gained access to an array of resources from over 35 organizations.


Our Parkside Early Childhood Development Center had a great time during their End of Year trips. Employing the Montessori approach, our programensures children are ready for school by providing a variety of both child- and adult-initiated, developmentally appropriate activities. These activities promote cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. The children had a lot of fun at the Victorian Gardens and the Coney Island Aquarium. They got on rides, saw the sharks and other fish and enjoyed the sea lion show!


CCBQ’s Community Program Services Education Bucket participants recently visited Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens and created piñatas with renowned New York artist Zaq Landsberg. The creative and talented participants created piñatas using 3D shapes, colors and textures. The arts education program at Socrates Sculpture Park is made possible by generous and long-standing support from Con Edison. For additional photos of this fun-filled day, click here!

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