Afterschool Programs

September 19, 2022 - June 9, 2023

kids doing arts and crafts

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 is open! Registration at all sites will continue until the program is full. 

To register, parents must visit the location of their choice with their completed afterschool application and program agreement and updated medical form. The medical form must be completed on or after July 2022.

Registration Requirements

Locations

Bronx

Hunts Point Recreation Center
765 Manida Street
Bronx, NY 10474

Williamsbridge Oval
3225 Reservoir Oval E
Bronx, NY 10467

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
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

For more information about Brooklyn Afterschool Programs, please contact Ben Campbell, Borough Coordinator at (718) 965-8938, (332) 999-8526, or at benjamin.campbell@parks.nyc.gov.

Manhattan

Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center
80 Catherine Street
New York, NY 10038
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
On-site registration hours: Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A.R.R.O.W. Field House
35-30 35th Street
Astoria, NY 11106
On-site registration hours: Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sorrentino Recreation Center
18-48 Cornaga Avenue
Far Rockaway, New York 11691
On-site registration hours: Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information about Queens Afterschool Programs, please contact the Queens Recreation borough office at (718) 393-7370.

Staten Island

Graniteville Field House at Jennifer's Playground
Jules and Regis Drive
Staten Island, NY, 10314

Walker Park Field House
50 Bard Avenue
Staten Island, NY, 10310

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

youths using computers in media class

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

kids playing flag football

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

instructor teaching kids how to swim

Citywide Afterschool Programs

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

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