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Brookhaven’s Kids Night In moves to Wednesday this week

Post Date:04/12/2017 11:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brookhaven’s Kids Night In moves to Wednesday this week

Featured film on April 12 – Alvin & The Chipmunks

Brookhaven, GA, Apr. 11, 2017 – The Brookhaven City Council work session and regular business meeting moves to Wednesday, April 12, this week in recognition of Passover.  Therefore, Kids Night In, a pilot Parks & Recreation Department program designed to provide supervised recreation activities for children while the parents attend City Council meetings at Brookhaven City Hall, 4362 Peachtree Road in Brookhaven, will also move to Wednesday for this week only. 

Kids Night In will feature a well-supervised area for children to play games, watch movies or work on homework during city council work sessions and business meetings, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Kids Night In will continue until the end of the city council meeting, no matter how late.  The featured movie will be Alvin & The Chipmunks.

“We’ll have professional Parks Department staff on hand at City Hall until the closing gavel.  We’ll be here until the very end,” said Parks and Recreation Director Brian Borden.

“The City of Brookhaven should be as open and available as it can be for residents.  People who want to engage their government can do so in Brookhaven without worrying about what to do with the children,” said Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst.  “They can bring them here.”

The pilot program, believed to be the first of its kind in local government, has its origins in the private sector.

“Large entities like Ikea, Home Depot and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta utilize on-site child care to promote families while achieving maximum engagement in the workplace.  We thought, why not modify that strategy to make our local government more accessible in Brookhaven?” said City Manager Christian Sigman.

Children must be in good health, and between 5 and 12 years old to attend Kids Night In.  Light refreshments will also be available.

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Media Contacts:
Burke Brennan
Director of Communications
404-637-0709
burke.brennan@brookhavenga.gov

Ann Marie Quill
Communications Manager
404-637-0508
annmarie.quill@brookhavenga.gov


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