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Teen Programs

The programs focus on engaging teens' interests and enhancing their healthy and productive development.


Al Oerter Recreation Center
131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens
(718) 353-7853
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St. Mary’s Recreation Center
East 145th Street & St. Ann’s Avenue, Bronx
(718) 402-5155
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St. John’s Recreation Center
Prospect Place between Troy & Schenectady, Brooklyn
(718) 771-2787
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Sorrentino Recreation Center
18-48 Cornaga Avenue, Far Rockaway, Queens
(718) 471-4818
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J. Hood Wright Recreation Center
351 Fort Washington Avenue, Washington Heights, Manhattan
(212) 927-1563
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Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center
93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens
(718) 263-1163
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RECYouth ‘Reel’ Education and Communication for Youth.

RECYouth is hosted at select Computer Resource Centers within Recreation Centers and offers free digital technology workshops and classes for pre–teens and teens as it exposes them to marketable multimedia tools. As part of this free program, teens discover their creative imaginations, and develop community awareness as they write scripts, make movies, compose music and take pictures with state of the art equipment. Please visit the RECYouth page for more information.

Green Teen Program

The Green Teen Program engages teens to become stewards of their local parks and recreation centers. Green Teens learn how to make a “green” positive impact in their local community and encourage the public to recycle. If you are interested in being a "Green Teen," please email us at

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