Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center
80 Catherine Street
New York, NY 10038
Cherry & Monroe Streets
Directions via Google Maps
Located in Alfred E. Smith Playground
Talaya Melton (Center
Phone: (646) 992-7859 (212) 285-0300
Fax: (212) 285-0304
How to Join Our Recreation Centers
To become a member, you must first visit your local recreation center. Bring a completed Recreation Center Membership Registration form and a valid ID.
Health and Safety
Effective March 7, 2022, proof of vaccination, temperature checks, and health screenings are no longer required to enter our recreation centers.
Masks are strongly encouraged during all activities at recreation centers. Wash your hands before attending a program and stay home if you are sick.
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.
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.
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
Give the Gift of Sports, Fitness and Fun!
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.
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)
Table Tennis Table (2)
Handball Court (Outdoor) (1)
Volleyball Court (Indoor) (1)