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Afterschool Programs

Registration begins Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Program begins Monday, September 17, 2018

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The NYC Parks Afterschool Program provides children ages six to 13 with academic support and physical activity in a safe-structured environment. This free program takes place 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 including sports, famous artists, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). All themes are showcased at culminating events such as the STEAM Makers Faire and the Art Show in Poe Park and Afterschool Adventures, which engages youth in the sports they have learned throughout the year. 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 2018. 

Registration begins Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at all sites and continues until the program is full.

Registration Requirements

Locations

Program dates: Monday, September 17, 2018 to Friday, June 14, 2019.

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

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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