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Afterschool Programs

Registration begins Monday, August 29, 2016
Program begins Monday, September 19, 2016

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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.


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 2016. 

Registration begins Monday, August 29, 2016 at all sites and continues until the program is full.

Registration Requirements


Program dates: Monday, September 19, 2016 to Friday, June 9, 2017.


Owen Dolen Recreation Center
2551 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

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

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


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

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

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

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 sixth to eighth graders. This program is offered at the Detective Keith Williams Field House in Queens and the Red Hook Recreation Center in Brooklyn.

Recreation Centers
NYC Parks recreation centers offer an abundance of youth programming. Recreation center membership is free for children. Please visit the website of your local recreation center to find out what programs may be available for your child. 

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