Afterschool Programs

September 20, 2021 - June 10, 2022

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The NYC Parks Afterschool Program provides children ages 6 to 13 with academic support and physical activity in a safe, structured environment. This free program takes place on weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., a critical time to engage school-aged children in structured activities and expose them to new interests.

Programming is based around monthly themes supported by sports and fitness, arts and culture, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). 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 media education
  • Team-building activities
  • Sports and fitness
  • Arts and cultural programming
  • Special events
  • STEAM activities
  • And more!

How to Join

Age and Cost

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

Registration

Registration begins Monday, September 13, 2021 at all sites and continues until the program is full. 

To register, parents must visit the location of their choice with their completed afterschool application and program agreement, health attestation, and updated medical form. The medical form must be completed on or after July 2021.

Registration Requirements

Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required, for those who are eligible, to enter the recreation center/field house to participate in activities.

Locations

Bronx

Hunts Point Recreation Center
765 Manida Street
Bronx, NY 10474
(718) 860-5544

Williamsbridge Oval
3225 Reservoir Oval E
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 543-8672

For more information about Bronx Afterschool Programs, please contact Debra Edwards, Borough Coordinator at (718) 430-1847 or at debra.edwards@parks.nyc.gov.

Brooklyn

St. John’s Recreation Center
1251 Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 771-2787
On-site registration hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center
7th Avenue at 43rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(718) 972-2135
On-site registration hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

For more information about Brooklyn Afterschool Programs, please contact Ben Campbell, Borough Coordinator at (718) 965-8938 or at benjamin.campbell@parks.nyc.gov.

Manhattan

Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center
80 Catherine Street
New York, NY 10038
(646) 992-7859
On-site registration hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center
85 Bradhurst Avenue
New York, NY 10039
(212) 234-9607
On-site registration hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For more information about Manhattan Afterschool Programs, please contact Christina Luna, Borough Coordinator at (212) 408-0243 or at christina.luna@parks.nyc.gov.

Queens

Al Oerter Recreation Center
131-40 Fowler Avenue
Queens, New York 11355
(718) 353-7853
On-site registration hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center
93-29 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY 11374
Phone: (646) 634-7203 (temporary) or (718)263-1163
On-site registration hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Vic Hanson Field House
133-39 Guy R Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica, New York 11434
(718) 978-1536
On-site registration: Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For more information about Queens Afterschool Programs, please contact Stephanie Joseph, Borough Coordinator at (718) 393-7370 or at stephanie.joseph@parks.nyc.gov.

Staten Island

Graniteville Field House at Jennifer's Playground
Jules and Regis Drive
Staten Island, NY, 10314
(718) 816-8103
On-site registration hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Walker Park Field House
50 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, NY, 10310
(718) 816-8103
On-site registration hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For more information about Staten Island Afterschool Program, please contact Dana Vitolo, Borough Coordinator at (718) 816-8103 or at dana.vitolo@parks.nyc.gov.

Youth Programs at Parks 

Youth and Teen Media Education Programs

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 our Media Education programs

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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