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Brooklyn Daily

The play is the thing.

Two hundred kids took over the Parade Grounds in Flatbush last Thursday during the Police Athletic League’s Brooklyn Borough Celebration Day — the end-of-the-season fete that cheers the department’s seven-week summer program that gives kids a safe place to play in parks and on closed blocks throughout Brooklyn.

“The play streets are set up in areas where kids otherwise could not afford to go to a day camp,” said event organizer Richard Guevara.

Fifteen play sites had been set up throughout the borough since July 15, open from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays, Guevara said.

Thursday’s event featured a double-dutch contest, tug-of-war competition, carnival games, three-on-three basketball, obstacle courses, face painting and a rock wall.

“It was a great time,” Guevara said.

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