CQY Newsletter Archive
April 12, 2012
Today is the last day of our Spring Break Mini-Camp! We thought you'd enjoy reading about how all of these school holiday activities are planned.
It's a taste of Summer Camp during the school year!
Trips to see movies (like Mirror, Mirror), visit museums (like the Museum of Natural History and Hayden Planetarium trip in February), enjoy bowling (at popular Whitestone Lanes) and—new this spring!—see the Bronx Zoo, are brought about by lots of work happening behind the scenes. It's a harmonious joint effort, with Tamar Lanzillo taking care of booking and registration (she also designs our colorful flyers); Clemente Ramirez organizing the staff; and Mitch Karpp making sure that we always have appropriate transportation.
“For my child’s first mini-camp this winter, I hesitantly signed him up for one day,” a parent recently told Tamar. “He loved it so much that this time he had me sign up for all five days! Luckily, a friend told me to register early since many of the trips fill up quickly.”
In addition to sign-up for these special days, Tamar also takes care of registering children for the various Kids Korner classes and clubs. Along with all the activities that are included in our after school program, we'd like to remind you about a few extras: Group Guitar classes (beginning and intermediate), Arts & Crafts (everything from Painting to Puppets!) and our Clay Workshop. Please contact Tamar at ext. 203, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, for schedules and cost.
Whether our one-day Mini-Camp on June 7th (the Chancellor's Conference Day, on which public schools are closed) will include a movie and bowling trip, or be a day chock full of activities here at the CQY, has not yet been decided—but parents can be certain that, like all of our Mini-Camps, it will be both safe and fun!
Who We Are
After several years of working in Manhattan's Diamond District, Tamar Lanzillo decided to return to her true passion—working with children and families.
"Whether I'm counseling families and couples or working with kids to make their day a little brighter, both contribute to my desire to make a difference in people’s lives," Tamar says. "But more often than not, what I’ve found is that they're the ones who have made a difference in mine!"
Tamar, who holds a BA in Psychology from Queens College and a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) from Hofstra University, began working part-time at the CQY in 2010, assisting in our Camp Office. She joined our full-time staff in April 2011, becoming the Coordinator for our Kids Korner Afterschool Program.
"I feel lucky to be a part of Kids Korner and the larger CQY family, and hope to see many more families walk through our doors. Families help make the CQY a vibrant and loving community."
Tamar lives in Holliswood with her husband, Joe, and they are very soon expecting a little bundle of joy. We can't wait to welcome Baby Lanzillo into the CQY family!
Save the Date!
3rd Annual Green for Queens Earth Day Fair
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Click on the picture for more info!
Please Note: that we are closing tonight at 6:00 p.m. and remain closed until Sunday, April 15th, when we will re-open at 8:00 a.m.
To all our friends, neighbors, and members who celebrate the holiday... We wish you all a very Happy Passover!
Did you know that many of our programs rely on contributions in order to continue? This is especially true of our Food Pantry, Senior Transportation and Senior Lunch, and our Scholarship Programs for Nursery School and Summer Camp.
Please consider making a donation to the Central Queens Y. By supporting our programs, your gift will make a direct impact on the lives of countless individuals in our community.
Monday, April 16, 2012: Holocaust Memorial Day
Wednesday, April 18, 2012: Workshop on Parenting with Renowned Child Psychologist Anthony E. Wolf RSVP is strongly suggested for this event.
For complete information about all of our programs and special events, visit us at www.cqy.org.
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The Central Queens YM-YWHA is a not-for-profit community center offering programs to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of the community. The CQY is an agency of UJA-Federation of New York and is operated by the Samuel Field Y.