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City to host Play Streets Family Fitness Day at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans East on Sunday

October 18, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Sunday, October 20, the City of New Orleans, with support and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Partnership for a Healthier America, will host the fourth local Play Streets event at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans East.

The Play Streets Family Fitness Day, presented in conjunction with the Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association (VAYLA), is designed to encourage family-friendly physical activities. It will feature a fun run, dodge ball, kick ball, soccer, skateboarding, flag football, basketball, free swimming lessons, yoga lessons, bounce houses, art projects and free health screenings.

Play Streets events are made possible through a grant received by the New Orleans Health Department.

For more information about Sunday’s event, visit To learn more about the Health Department’s healthy lifestyles initiatives, visit

WHO:          Dr. Karen DeSalvo, New Orleans Health Commissioner

                     Neighborhood residents

                     Community partners

WHAT:        Play Streets Family Fitness Day

WHEN:        11 a.m.-3 p.m.

WHERE:       Joe W. Brown Memorial Park

                     5601 Read Boulevard

                     New Orleans, LA 70127

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