EVG reader and East Village resident Brian Kubovcik shared this info ... he's a volunteer coach with NYC Street Hockey ... and they work with the Parks Deptartment and the New York Rangers to provide free Street Hockey Clinics to boys and girls ages 5-15.
"It's meant to get kids outside and active. We teach the basics of hockey on sneakers (not skates) and all equipment is provided. No prior hockey experience necessary. We're putting on the clinics in Tompkins Square Park (basketball court area at the corner of 10th Street and Avenue A) Sundays from 10 am - 12:30 until Aug. 25."
From the official website, where you can find registration info.
As a result of the continued success of the NYC Parks/NY Rangers Street Hockey Program, now in its third year, Parks will be offering free youth street hockey clinics for boys and girls aged 5-15 during the summer. The weekly scheduled clinics focus on introducing youth to the sport of hockey and teaching them the importance of an active, healthy lifestyle and eating a balanced diet. Sports instruction will focus on individual skills, team participation, and fundamentals of the game such as passing, shooting and stickhandling. All equipment is provided and no prior experience is necessary to participate.