The Police Athletic League is taking it to the streets for another summer.

The PAL kicked off its annual Playstreets program in Morningside Heights with a number of traditional street games.

Hundreds of kids cooled off under an open fire hydrant and played games alongside New York's Finest.

For the next seven weeks, the group will close off blocks and other public areas in the five boroughs to give kids a safe place to play.

"Activities, games, food, but most importantly, we also bring adults and police officers to kind of mentor the kids, play with the kids," said Frederick Watts, executive director of the Police Athletic League. "So it's a great opportunity of bringing the summer camp experience right into the neighborhood."

"It's good for the kids to have something to do in the summer other than stay home," said Marlene Cost of the Police Athletic League.

"There's a lot of water and there's a lot of games," said one young New Yorker.

"I'm getting sprayed right now, but it's fun," said another.

The Police Athletic League has been serving the city since 1914.