Bike NY New York donated new bicycles and helmets to thirty-eight lucky students who attend Goodwill NYNJ’s Beacon program at PS 149 Q in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY. Through a four-year partnership, Bike New York has provided a free summer program to teach our youth how to safely ride bicycles in New York City.

“This program is a successful component of our summer program,” comments Nicole Dinolfo, Goodwill Director of School Based Programs. “Several of our Youth Services sites participate every year.”

Bike New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes cycling in all five boroughs of New York City through education and public events as well as collaboration with both community organizations and municipal agencies.

For more information about the services Goodwill’s Beacon program at 149 Q provides, please contact Program Director Jose Mateo at (718) 426-0888 or

Beacon Community Centers provide a wide array of educational and recreational activities for anybody ages 6- adult. The Beacon programs are designed to engage the entire community of the host school, after school, evenings, weekends, school holidays, and during the summer. Activities include homework help, music, dance, cooking, basketball, SAT and college preparation activities, ESL, Junior Achievement, Girl Scouts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Service Learning, Robotics, Project Based Learning, and much more.

PS149 Q:
93-11 34th Avenue room 360
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

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