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Blackstone Community Center

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Athletics, Health & Fitness

Open, Adult, Senior, Family and Swim Team [>]

Please see the attached schedule for detailed times for each group.

Recreational Swim: This a open swim slot for youth members ages 17 & under

Adult Swim: Individuals 18+

Senior Swim: Seniors, 55+

Family Swim: This is an all ages time for parents/caregivers/adults 18+ must accompany a child to come swimming

Youth Swim Lessons: Swim Lessons for children ages 5-12

Adult Swim Lessons:
Swim Lessons for teens & adults ages 13+

Swim Team: Recreational yet competitive swim team for children ages 7-18

Proper swim attire is required: Swim trunks (no cut off pants or jeans), bathing suit (no shirts), and towels are required. Shoulder length hair requires a swim cap. Swimmers must shower before entering the pool.

Lifegaurd to swimmer ratio is 1 to 20. This includes pool deck areas.

Lifegaurds: Jorge Figueroa & Ernest Williams ext: 100

For more information please call (617) 635-5162

updated: 6 months ago

Blackstone Sharks Swim Team [>]

Blackstone Sharks Swim Team
This program provides competitive and non-competitive swimming. Participants ages range from 7 to 18 are taught the fundamentals of various swimming techniques. Participants compete with other BCYF Community Centers swim teams. Swim team practices takes place three times a week on Tuesday 6pm-6:45pm, Wednesday 5pm-5:45pm, and Thursday 6pm-6:45pm with meets taking place at various BCYF site on Fridays at 5pm. Program operates from September to March. Season swim meets started November 2015 and run until March 2016. Schedule subject to change without notice.

Proper swim attire is required: Swim trunks (no cut off pants or jeans), bathing suit (no shirts), and towels are required. Shoulder length hair requires a swim cap. Swimmers must shower before entering the pool.

Lifeguard to swimmer ratio is 1 to 20. This includes pool deck areas.

Lifeguards: Nakieka Taylor, Jorge Figueroa & Ernest Williams  
Ages: 7 to 18
Schedule: September 2016 – March 2017 Tuesday 6pm-6:45pm, Wednesday 5pm-5:45pm, and Thursday 6pm-6:45pm.
Cost/Fees: Membership required. $25.00 registration fee
Registration Info: Membership required. Program applications available in lobby and third floor office. All applications must be completed and received with a $25 program fee.

For more information please call (617) 635-5162 ext:100

updated: 8 months ago

Open Gym [>]

Open Gym
Youth/Adult Open Gym: Activities include but not limited to: basketball, hockey, volleyball, soccer, and more. Membership Required.


Ages: 12 & Under
Schedule: September 12, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Tuesday's 3:00pm-4:00pm
Friday's 3:00pm-4:45pm
Saturday's 9:30am-11:30am
Location: Gymnasium, 4th floor
Cost/Fees: Membership required

Ages: 17 & under

Schedule: September 12, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Wenesday's 8:15pm-9:00pm
Thursday's 3:00pm-4:00pm
Friday's 6:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday's 1:30pm-3:00pm

Location: Gymnasium, 4th floor
Cost/Fees: Membership required

Adult Open Gym: Activities include but not limited to: basketball, hockey, volleyball, soccer, and more. Membership Required.

Ages: 18+
Schedule: Septmeber 12, 2016 - December, 31 2016
Tuesday's 7:00pm - 9:0pm
Saturday's 3:00 - 4:30pm

Location: Gymnasium, 4th floor
Cost/Fees: Membership
required


Family Gym Time: A FREE play program for families with children ages 0-8

Ages: 0-8
Shedule: October 8, 2016 - December 3, 2016 & February 4, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Saturday's: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Gymnasium, 4th Floor
Cost/Fees: Free

For more information please contact Frank Feliciano at the center (617) 635-5162 ext: 140 or at Frank.feliciano@boston.gov

updated: 6 months ago

South End Community Health Center [>]

Hours: Monday, 3:00 - 5:15pm
[Description]

updated: 3 years ago

BU Fitness & Wellness Center [>]

BU Fitness amp Wellness Center
Hours: Monday - Friday, 3:00 - 8:30, Saturday 10:00 - 3:00
Ages: 14+

Boston University and BCYF Blackstone Community Center have partnership to create a new facility dedicated to the health and fitness of the community members of Boston's South End. This initiative will provide youths and families with the skills needed to make physical activity and healthy choices an enduring part of their lifestyles. The new center consists of 2,000 square foot fitness space with brand new fitness equipment including Precor treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, power cages and dumbbells. Boston University staff provide health and fitness assessments and track progress towards personalized fitness goals with state-of-the-art technology.

Membership at the Boston University Fitness & Wellness Center at BCYF Blackstone includes full access to all the equipment at the fitness center and allows participation in programs, classes and workshops run by the Boston University fitness staff.

The FitWell center is open to the community members ages 14 & older.

updated: 1 year ago

Gateway Ballet [>]

A South End of Boston Ballet School specializing in the Balanchine technique in a nurturing environment for children between the ages of 4 and 13.

Winter Classes Starting Tuesday, September 13, 2016


updated: 8 months ago

Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Program [>]

Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Program
The home base for the Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Program has been the Blackstone Community Center for more than seven years. The mission is to provide a safe environment to teach history, particularly the Harlem Renaissance Era through theater performance to youth and adults. Open auditions run twice a year. Volunteers come in to teach the cast from a thematic curriculum, e.g. acting, set design/lighting, writing, history, costume maintenance, etc. Each year during the spring there is an annual three-night performance providing the community an opportunity to see a full production of a play at a selected venue.

Program entails weekly rehearsals culminating with a play performances of Harlem Renaissances with a Boston Flavor. Membership required.

Artistic Director: Haywood Fennell Sr. (Tri-Ad Veterans League, Inc.)
Schedule: September 2015 through June 2016, Thursdays 6:45pm–8:45pm and Saturdays 1:00pm–4:30pm
Location: Blackstone Community Center Auditorium
Cost/Fees: Membership required
Target Participants: Children, youth and adults. Must audition for available roles. Program teaches various theatrical techniques that include: movement, voice, script work, role study and more.

For more information please call (617) 966-9594.

updated: 1 year ago

Youth Connection Drop-In Program [>]

Boys & Girls 13 & Up

Located on the 5th Floor
Mondday - Friday 3:00pm - 8:30pm  
Saturday's 9:30am - 4:30pm

This program is designed to support families by providing a safe and affordable drop-in after school programming for youth. The program is also operational during public school vacation weeks. Activities include: Gym & Swim, Arts & Crafts, Workshops & Discussion Groups, Homework Support, Field Trips and more.

Instructor: Keith Spady, Youth Worker & Deborah Duncan, Youth Worker
Cost/Fees: Membership required. Program applications available in lobby and third floor office. All applications must be completed and received with a $5 program fee. Space is limited.

For more information contact:

Keith Spady, (617) 635-5162
Deborah Duncan, (617) 635-5162

updated: 8 months ago

updated: 8 months ago

FREE ESOL Classes [>]

The Blackstone Innovation School, in partnership with the Blackstone Community center offer free English classes to parents and caregivers of BPS Students. Classes begin Tuesday, September 13th. For more information, please contact the Blackstone Community Center office.

updated: 8 months ago