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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.

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 2016. 

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

Registration Requirements

Locations

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

Bronx

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.

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

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.

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

There are no Parks Afterschool programs in Staten Island; however, the Greenbelt Recreation Center, Faber Park Field House, and Walker Park offer free, drop-in youth programs after school, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Faber Park Field House
Kids can join the Flag Football Training Camp, which meets on Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The park's robotics program, for ages seven through 14, meets on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, please visit Faber Park Field House page, or call (718) 816-5558.

Greenbelt Recreation Center
At the Greenbelt Recreation Center, kids can join the Drama Club, which meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The center also offers a robotics program on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and fitness classes on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Ranger Conservation Corps program, for ages 13 through 18, meets on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., starting October 5. The recreation center also offers a Flag Football Training Camp on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to noon. For more information, please visit the Greenbelt Recreation Center page, or call (718) 667-3545.

Walker Park Field House
Walker Park Field House offers programs for kids ages six through 14 on Tuesdays through Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Programs include sports, fitness, robotics, games, and art activities. For more information, please call (718) 816-6172.

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 Red Hook 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 our 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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