[Mrs. Reika]

Friday, August 03, 1945

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Mrs. Reika (?), of the Parks Department, talks about the ways that New Yorkers use the parks, beaches, and playgrounds, the "Learn to Swim" campaign, mother-child activities (roller rinks, bicycle paths, bridal paths, golf), example itineraries, ways to include father, folk dancing lessons.

Concludes with Cowan giving information about canning.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69674
Municipal archives id: LT858

Hosted by:

Rebecca Hourwich Reyher


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About How to Have Fun with Your Children

New York City is a modern Fairyland; offering you and your children something for every taste and fancy if you but know where to find it!

Mrs. Becky Reyher interviews distinguished guests on How to Have Fun With Your Children (1945-1948) in the city. The consensus? Fun is where you find it!

"Monday through Saturday at 10 o’clock serves the housewife and the homemaker, and on Tuesdays in the month of July, a new feature with Becky Reyher, freelance writer and author of the book 'Babies and Puppies are Fun,' and a guest star." So says WNYC announcer Tommy Cowan on the introduction to the July 3, 1945, program.


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