Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center

Membership Information | Holiday Schedule

As of June 14, 2021, Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center is open on a limited basis. Our recreation centers are currently only open to patrons with an active membership as of March 2020. We are not registering new members at this time.

80 Catherine Street
New York, NY 10038
Cross Streets:

Cherry & Monroe Streets


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Located in Alfred E. Smith Playground

Center Management: Ali Khalid-Khan (Center Manager), Alexandra Morman (Deputy Center Manager)
Phone: (646) 992-7859 (212) 285-0300
Fax:(212) 285-0304

Accessible Facilities This is an Accessible Recreation Center.

Reservations

With safety precautions in mind, in order to limit the number of people in the facility, you must have an advance reservation to use this recreation center. Please visit our Recreation Center Reservations page to schedule your visit page to schedule your visit.

For the safety of our employees and patrons, some amenities or programs may have been changed or removed. Please check your individual center for information.

At this time, indoor pools are not open to the public.

Health and Safety

In order to keep our members and employees safe and healthy, we ask that you help us prevent the spread of COVID-19. When using a recreation center, please make sure that you:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance
  • Wear an acceptable face covering, and
  • Wash your hands often

You will be asked to complete a health screening and your temperature will be taken before you enter the facility.You will be required to wear a mask unless you are medically unable to do so.

Interested in learning computers or multimedia production? Visit the media lab in your recreation center and sign up for a wide range of programs! Media Education workshops are free with membership and open to people of all ages and abilities.

Additional Information

Please note: This facility shuts its doors at closing time.  Some activities may shut down 15 minutes early.

Recreation centers operate in seasonal schedules, with program availability additionally affected by Parks' afterschool and summer camps. Programs rotate in the following increments: January - March, April - June, July - September and October - December.

Media Labs follow their own 6-12 week schedules, depending on the type of class being offered.

Holidays

On holidays (New Year's Day and Eve, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Easter, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Eve, and Christmas Day and Eve), recreation center hours will change. Please visit our Recreation Center Holiday Schedule for details.

Recreation Center Membership Gift Cards

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Purchase a Recreation Center Membership Gift Card, and share the joy of health with a family member, friend, or loved one. Gift Cards may be redeemed at any one of Parks' 35 recreation centers across New York City.

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Building Hours

Monday - Friday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Facilities

Artificial Turf Field (1)

Locker Room (2)

Basketball Court (Indoor) (1)

Media Lab (1)

Basketball Court (Outdoor) (1)

Multipurpose Room (1)

Dance Room (1)

Picnic Area (1)

Fitness Room (1)

Playground (1)

Gymnasium (1)

Table Tennis Table (2)

Handball Court (Outdoor) (1)

Volleyball Court (Indoor) (1)

Kitchen (1)

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