BCNY Updates

East Harlem Little League Opener 2024

May 11th, 2024

The East Harlem Little League Opener kicked off on a beautiful day, with the opening pitch thrown by Chief Stephenson of Manhattan North. Warming up and readying their bats with Coach Amar, our members prepared for the season ahead. Thanks to families, partners, and supporters, our little leaguers enjoyed the opening parade, petting horses from the NYPD, and eating pizza with their families.   

Board President of East Harlem Little League, Kioka Jackson shared, “I can honestly say the kids bring me life.” Thank you, Kioka, for the passion you bring to East Harlem Little League players every year.  

A special thank you to our partners Congressman Espaillat, MBP Mark Levine, CB11 Chair Xavier Santiago, Officer Anthony (Tiki) Velasquez and the Harlem Giants, Chief Ruel Stephenson of Patrol Borough Manhattan North, and former NFL player, Maurice Alton for making this an unforgettable opening ceremony for our members and community.