June 27, By Christian Murray
The Astoria Park Pool opens Thursday along with 52 other outdoor New York City pools.
It is parks department tradition to open city pools the day after public schools close.
The Astoria Park Pool, located at 19th Street and 23rd Dr., will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., except for a cleaning break between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week.
NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver will join Councilman Costa Constantinides and local kids to celebrate its reopening with a traditional first jump in the pool.
Local musicians, senior swimmers and a water ballet team will also be at the Astoria pool to mark the occasion.
New this year, all NYC Parks outdoor pools will feature free sunscreen dispensers through expanded pilot program.