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Service dogs honored at park

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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 10:30 am

A program to celebrate the work of service dogs who help children with special needs will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Playground for All Children in Flushing Meadows Park.

The event will include a magic show, face painting, games and more. All children and parents are welcome.

Those with service dogs that attend children are especially invited.

The event is sponsored by the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy and the office of Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst).

The Playground for All Children is the first one constructed in the United States for both disabled and able-bodied children. It is located near 111th Street and Corona Avenue.

The site features a wide variety of activities for children ages 3 to 12. The playground was designed to accommodate children using crutches, canes, walkers, or wheelchairs and to provide opportunities for social, cognitive, sensory and motor activity.

It is open from April to November.

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