Monday, October 28, 2013

Upcoming Events From Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez

Office of Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez 

Have Young Kids in Northern Manhattan?
Check out these great opportunities and events!

District 6 Kindergarten Fair
Learn what elementary school fits your child best! The CEC6 is hosting a fair for incoming kindergarten students on Saturday, November 2nd from 11:00AM to 3:00PM, giving parents and kids a chance to check out everything District 6 has to offer. Schools will include zoned, choice and charter schools, ensuring all options are presented to parents. The fair will be held ad PS 128 on 560 West 169th St. (between St. Nicholas and Amsterdam Ave.
For more information, email

Trick-or-Treat at the Inwood Center
 For children 12 & under, accompanied by an adult. Trick-or-treat in a safe, dry, warm environment. Games, prizes, CANDY, and more! At the Inwood Center, 5030 Broadway (btw. W. 213th & W. 214th Streets) on Wednesday, October 30th. Trick-or-treating & Carnival, 3:30pm-5:30pm; party games with the People's Theatre Project from 5:30pm-6pm 

KidCinemaFest Returns to Washington Heights!
With the opening night on November 8th, the fifth annual KidCinemaFest will make its triumphant return to Washington Heights, to the delight of kids and parents. The opening night will feature the film "Tio Papi" (Uncle Dad), a movie filmed in Washington Heights featuring extras from the neighborhood. The opening night will be held at the Columbia University Medical Center Auditorium at 650 West 168th St. at 7:00PM (Director and Cast will have Q&A session after the movie). Other films will then be shown throughout the week at schools throughout District 6 in Washington Heights and Inwood. The program will close on Thursday, November 14th at the Alianza Dominicana Triangle Building with the film "Tanta Agua" (So Much Water) at 7:00PM. A full program can be found at or by emailing

NYC Public School Gifted & Talented Admissions process
Families seeking Gifted & Talented placement for September 2014 in kindergarten through third grade must submit a Request for Testing (RFT) form by November 8, 2013. Families are encouraged to submit the form online (, but if they prefer to submit a paper RFT, they can review the application guidelines in the Handbook, available online through the link below and at public elementary schools. The Handbook also includes practice tests. For more information, please call 718-935-2009 or visit

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