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Lauren Bove, right, welcomes Chrisean, left, as he (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Lauren Bove, right, welcomes Chrisean, left, as he arrives from New York City to spend a week with her family as a part of the Fresh Air Fund program Friday evening. The program allows children who live in poor or unsafe communities a chance to spend fun time with a family outside the city. (July 19, 2013).

Fresh Air Fund brings NYC kids to LI

Children from poor or unsafe neighborhoods in New York City will spend one or two weeks with host families on Long Island this summer through The Fresh Air Fund.

Amy McCann, 7, of West Islip, waits anxiously
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Amy McCann, 7, of West Islip, waits anxiously for the arrival of Ayahna, 7, from New York City to a bus stop in Commack Friday, as a part of the Fresh Air Fund program, which allows children who live in poor or unsafe communities a chance to spend fun time with a family outside the city. (July 19, 2013).

From left: Sisters Brennan, 8, and Jillian Fitzpatrick,
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From left: Sisters Brennan, 8, and Jillian Fitzpatrick, 12, anxiously await at a bus stop in Commack for the arrival of Mireya, 7, a child from New York City who will spend a week with them at their Northport home as a part of the Fresh Air Fund program. The program allows children who live in poor or unsafe communities a chance to spend one to two weeks with a family outside the city to enjoy some summer fun on the island. (July 19, 2013).

Lauren Bove, right, welcomes Chrisean, center, as he
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Lauren Bove, right, welcomes Chrisean, center, as he arrives from New York City to spend a week with her family as a part of the Fresh Air Fund program Friday evening. The program allows children who live in poor or unsafe communities a chance to spend fun time with a family outside the city. (July 19, 2013).

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Lauren Bove, right, welcomes Chrisean, left, as he
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Lauren Bove, right, welcomes Chrisean, left, as he arrives from New York City to spend a week with her family as a part of the Fresh Air Fund program Friday evening. The program allows children who live in poor or unsafe communities a chance to spend fun time with a family outside the city. (July 19, 2013).

Ayahna, 7, of New York City, center, arrived
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Ayahna, 7, of New York City, center, arrived by bus to Commack Friday where she was greeted by her host family The McCanns from West Islip. Pete, left, and his wife Christine, right, with their children, from left; Lauren, 8, Peter, 5, and Amy, 7, will welcome Ayahna into their home for the week as a part of the Fresh Air Fund program, which allows children who live in poor or unsafe communities a chance to spend fun time with a family outside the city. (July 19, 2013).

Mireya, 10, second from right, arrived by bus
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Mireya, 10, second from right, arrived by bus from New York City to Commack Friday to greet her host family, from left: Sheila Fitzpatrick, and daughters Brennan, 8, and Jillian, 12. The Fitzpatricks will welcome Mireya into their home for the second summer in a row as a part of the Fresh Air Fund program, which allows children who live in poor or unsafe communities a chance to spend one to two weeks with a family outside the city to enjoy some summer frun on the island. (July 19, 2013).

Chrisean, center, of New York City, greets his
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Chrisean, center, of New York City, greets his host family The Boves, as he arrives from New York City to spend a week on Long Island as a part of the Fresh Air Fund program Friday evening. The program allows children who live in poor or unsafe communities a chance to spend fun time with a family outside the city. (July 19, 2013).

Ayahna, 7, of New York City, center, arrives
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Ayahna, 7, of New York City, center, arrives by bus to Commack Friday to meet her host parents, Pete, left, and Christine McCann, of West Islip. The couple and their three children welcomed Ayahna into their home for the week as a part of the Fresh Air Fund program. (July 19, 2013)

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