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Afterschool Programs

Registration begins Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Program begins Monday, September 18, 2017

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NYC Parks Afterschool Program provides children ages six to 13 the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of activities. The program takes place Mondays through Fridays 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 six to 13. Registration is required.

Registration

To register, parents visit the location of their choice with their completed afterschool application and program agreement, photo release, and updated medical form. The medical form must be completed on or after July 2017. 

Registration begins Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at all sites and continues until the program is full.

Registration Requirements

Locations

Program dates: Monday, September 18, 2017 to Friday, June 15, 2018.

Bronx

St. James Recreation Center
2530 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, NY 10468

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

Recreation Centers
Our recreation centers offer an abundance of free youth programming after school. Please visit the website of your local recreation center to find out what programs may be available for your child. 

Brooklyn

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.

Recreation Centers
Our recreation centers offer an abundance of free youth programming after school. Please visit the website of your local recreation center to find out what programs may be available for your child. 

Manhattan

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

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center
85 Bradhurst Avenue
New York, NY 10039

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

Recreation Centers
Our recreation centers offer an abundance of free youth programming after school. Please visit the website of your local recreation center to find out what programs may be available for your child. 

Queens

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

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.

Recreation Centers
Our recreation centers offer an abundance of free youth programming after school. Please visit the website of your local recreation center to find out what programs may be available for your child. 

Staten Island

Walker Park Field House
Delafield Pl., Bard Ave., and Davis Ave.
Staten Island, NY, 10310
Registration for Walker Park will take place at Lyons Recreation Center.

Recreation Centers
Our recreation centers offer an abundance of free youth programming after school. Please visit the website of your local recreation center to find out what programs may be available for your child. 

Youth Programs at Parks After School

CityParks 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 sixth to eighth graders. This program is offered at the Detective Keith Williams Field House in Queens and the Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn. For more information and to register, please visit CityParks Foundation's Teen PASS page

Digital Arts and Technology Classes

Many of our recreation centers offer free digital arts and technology courses, from game design and coding to animation and video production, for kids and teens. Learn about youth tech classes at our Computer Resource Centers

Sports Programs

Throughout the year, we offer free sports clinics and opportunities to join our sports leagues, including flag football, basketball, and street hockey. Learn more about our Youth Sports Programs

Swim Programs

In the fall, winter, and spring, we offer free Afterschool Learn to Swim classes from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Experienced swimmers can try out for citywide swim teams. Learn more about our Swim Programs

Citywide Afterschool Programs

Please visit New York City Department of Education's Afterschool page to learn about more afterschool programs offered throughout the city. 

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