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Families invited to special ‘Safety Day’ in Elmhurst on Sunday

BY DAVID ROSARIO

Congresswoman Grace Meng will be hosting a Kids Safety Day on Sunday, Sept. 20, to raise awareness for basic safety issues and inform families on how to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

The event is scheduled to take place from noon to 4 p.m. at the Frank D. O’Connor Playground in Elmhurst, located at Broadway and Woodside Avenue, across from the Elmhurst Hospital Center.

“Each year, way too many children are injured and even killed in traffic collisions, bike crashes, poisonings, drownings, fires and other types of accidents,” Meng said. “Most of these injuries and deaths are easily avoidable, and this important event will provide key tips and information on how to prevent them from occurring, and it will do it in an interactive, fun and educational way.”

Safety topics such as pedestrian safety, fire safety, pool safety, anti-bullying, protection from abduction and self-defense will all be covered at the event. Guests will also receive free handouts as well as prizes and other fun giveaways.

Kids Safety Day is a result of the collaboration from a number of agencies and organizations, including the city’s Department of Education, Parks Department, Department of Transportation, the NYPD, FDNY, United Federation of Teachers, New York Mets and Queens Safe Kids Coalition led by North Shore-LIJ Health System.

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