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Kaiser Park is on a roll! Family Fun Day the best thing since sliced bread

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Putting on a show: Dancers from I-Dance Studio perform for the crowd.
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Chatting with the community: Councilman Mark Treyger and Assemblywoman Pam Harris speak with families.
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Making moves: Kriston Baker and Abert Hein play a game of checkers.
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Batter up!: Luigia Russo helps her daughter Samira Carter hit the ball.

Families enjoyed the last bit of summer and the start of back-to-school during the second-annual Family Day Celebration in Kaiser Park on Sept. 10. Youngsters spent the afternoon jumping on bouncy castles, getting their faces painted, and playing games, said one Coney Island mom, who brought her two sons and niece to the park.

“It was great, the children really enjoyed it. They did everything — the bouncy house, the paint splash,” said Sacoya Crawford.

“My 3-year-old actually did the hula hoop.”

And 8-year-old Albert Hein kicked butt in checkers — after learning how to play for the first time, said Parks Department employee Kriston Baker.

“It was a good game, he didn’t really know how to play that well, I was teaching him as we were playing,” said Baker. “He won.”

Families at the event, which was sponsored by Councilman Mark Treyger (D–Coney Island), also enjoyed dance performances from the I-Dance Studio in Brighton Beach — and their moves may have inspired a few future ballerinas, said the studio’s manager.

“It was a great chance to perform, because kids are always looking for more opportunit­ies,” said Anastasia Shadryna.

“It’s good for the community and it was nice weather in the park.”

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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