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Afterschool Programs

Registration begins Monday, August 24, 2015
Program begins Monday, September 21, 2015

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The Parks Afterschool Program provides children ages 6-13 the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of activities. The program takes place Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., a critical time to engage school-aged children in structured activities. Our trained, caring staff create safe, supportive environments for the children that attend our program. Our program complements what children are learning in school and strengthens their sense of belonging in the communities in which they live.

Our programs offer:

  • Academic enrichment
  • Healthy snacks
  • Supervised computer use
  • Team-building activities
  • Sports and fitness
  • Arts and cultural programming
  • Special events
  • Trips around NYC
  • And more!

How to Join

Age and Cost

The program is free for children ages 6 to 13. Registration is required.


To register, parents visit the location of their choice with their completed afterschool application, afterschool agreement, photo release, and updated medical form. The medical form  must be completed on or after July 2015. 

Registration begins Monday, August 24, 2015 at all sites and continues until the program is full.

Registration Requirements


Program dates: Monday, September 21, 2015 to Friday, June 10, 2016, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Owen Dolen Recreation Center
2551 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

St. James Recreation Center
(Turn 2 Afterschool Program)
2530 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468

St. Mary’s Recreation Center
450 Saint Ann's Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455

For more information about Bronx Afterschool Programs, please contact the borough coordinator at (718) 430-1847.


St. John’s Recreation Center
(Turn 2 Afterschool Program)
1251 Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY 11213

Sunset Park Recreation Center
7th Avenue at 43rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232

For more information about Brooklyn Afterschool Programs, please contact the borough coordinator at (718) 965-8938.


Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center
80 Catherine Slip
New York, NY 10038

East 54th Street Recreation Center
348 East 54th Street
New York, NY 10022

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center
(Turn 2 Afterschool Program)
85 Bradhurst Avenue
New York, NY 10039

J. Hood Wright Recreation Center
351 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10033

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center
1 Clarkson Street
New York, NY 10014

For more information about Manhattan Afterschool Programs, please contact the borough coordinator at (212) 408-0243.


Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center
93-29 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY 11374

Sorrentino Recreation Center
(Turn 2 Afterschool Program)
1848 Cornaga Avenue
Far Rockaway, Queens 11691

Vic Hanson Field House
133rd Street and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11434

For more information about Queens Afterschool Programs, please contact the borough coordinator at (718) 393-7370.

Other Programs in Parks

City Parks Foundation: Teen PASS
When school is out, Teen PASS offers free clubs that focus on the areas of NYC Parks, arts, environmental science and sports that are tailored to the interests and talents of 6th - 8th graders. Offered at the Detective Keith Williams Field House in Queens, the Faber Park Field House in Staten Island, and the Red Hook Recreation Center in Brooklyn.

Greenbelt Recreation Center
This Staten Island recreation center offers Sports on the Courts and Football Frenzy, instructional sports programs for kids, taking place Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The center also offers a robotics program, kids' fitness classes and computer sessions. Call (718) 667-3545 for information.

Walker Park Field House
Staten Island's Walker Park Field House runs the 3 to 6 Club, a program for children ages 7 to 13 that includes sports, fitness and arts. It takes place Monday-Friday from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call (718) 816-6172.

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