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Blackstone Community Center

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Athletics, Health & Fitness

Family Gym Time [>]

This is an Open Gym time for families. Meet us in the gymnasium for some running around fun! This is family run, so please bring any gym equipment or toys to share. Start date TBD


updated: 1 year ago

Open Swim [>]

Available to youth ages 17 and under several times per week. Activities include but not limited to: lab swimming, water sports, and more. Schedule subject to change without notice. Membership Required.

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.

Lifegaurd: Dewey Crespo
Ages: 17 & under
Schedule: September to June, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 5:00pm–5:45pm
Cost/Fees: Membership required

For more information please call (617) 635-5162

updated: 4 years ago

Jr. Celtics Basketball Program [>]

The Jr. Celtics program will be starting Saturday, January 25th 2014 at Madison Park from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm The program operates for 4 weeks on Wednesdays.

Program Overview
·         A skill development, sportsmanship and leadership program for 3rd-5th grade boys and girls
·         Program teaches participants basic basketball drills designed by Celtics coaches and challenges them to improve their performance in measurable ways over the course of four weeks.
·         Top 10% of “improvers” get rewarded with a Celtics ticket
·         Nominated Captain’s from each site collaborate to create a community service project on a social cause

updated: 3 years ago

Senior Swim [>]

Available to seniors ages 55 and over several times per week. Schedule subject to change without notice. Membership Required.

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.

Lifegaurd: Dewey Crespo
Ages: 55 & over
Schedule: Mondays through Fridays 3:00pm–4:00pm
Cost/Fees: Membership required

For more information please call (617) 635-5162

updated: 3 years ago

PAL Karate [>]

Program is designed to increase concentration, balance and coordination, improve self-control and discipline, learn respect and non-violent methods of conflict resolution, improve muscular speed, power and flexibility, enhance awareness. Opportunity to compete in tournaments.

Instructor: Amos Marerro
Schedule: Mondays and Fridays, 5pm–7pm
Cost: Classes are free
Ages: 4.5–17
Fees: uniform $40, testing fee $15, promotion fee $10 (equipment fees for higher ranks vary)
Registration Info: Classes are free. Membership required. Program applications available in the third floor office. All applications must be completed and received with program fee. For more information, contact Program Supervisor Jose Rodriguez at Jose.Rodriguez@cityofboston.gov or (617) 635-5162, ext. 13.

updated: 4 years ago

Women’s Self Defense [>]

Program designed to teach women the many effective techniques in self defense. Consists of our 5-point striking system and multiple strikes principle. The curriculum teaches the proper use of elbows, knees, kicks and hand strikes to specific parts of the body designed to give the defender the skill to nullify and attack and escape from danger. An introduction to Wing Chun is included in this curriculum.

Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00pm–7:30pm
Location: Auditorium, 5th floor
Cost/Fees: Membership required. $89.00/month

For more information please call (617) 635-5162

updated: 4 years ago

The Science of In-Fighting Wing Chun System [>]

Program teaches the forms of Wing Chun, Chi Sao (sticking hands) Sensitivity training, the Wooden Dummy form free fighting and self defense applications for real life situations.

Nutrition, weight management, and mental and spiritual awareness is included in all classes.

To be considered as students please stop by during class times and speak with one of our qualified instructors and schedule an interview.

Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00pm–7:30pm
Location: Auditorium, 5th floor
Cost/Fees: Membership required. $250.00/month. Saturday only classes $25.00/class.

For more information please call (617) 635-5162

updated: 4 years ago

ESL [>]

BPS Parents
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 8:30 - 12:00pm

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updated: 4 years ago

GED Program [>]

The Adult Learning Program strives to assist adults 17 years of age or older in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to earn a GED, to improve English language and Math skills and to transition to higher education or vocational training. This process encourages the adult learner to become more employable, to become a successful partner in their children's education, and to be a more productive member of the community.

Our staff is dedicated to working with students to identify their individual needs and interests enabling students to take an active role in their learning process.

Our goal is to provide relevant, student centered education classes to help learners meet their educational and life goals. We view education as a life long participatory process.

The GED program now teaches the DESE recommended Student Achievement in Reading program (STAR) which helps intermediate level readers progress to the next level preparing them more effectively for the GED test.

Site Manager: Joan Schottenfeld
Student Support: Lalitta Nord
Teachers: Constance Devanthery-Lewis GED, Anne Shelito Pre-GED 2, Joan Schottenfeld Pre-GED 1

Class Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00-12:00 or 9:00-1:30 depending on the class
Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30–1:30

If you are interested in enrolling in the program please call 617 635-5162 and ask for the GED office.

updated: 4 years ago

Sisters At Work [>]

Hours: Monday - Friday, 3:00 - 6:00pm
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updated: 4 years ago

Tutorial Connection [>]

The Tutorial Connection program provides after school tutorial support for 60 students ages 5 to 12, grades K2 to 5. The program operates Monday - Thursday, from 2:30pm - 6:00pm. Structured tutorial activities are implemented to complement and support the student’s school homework, and areas of difficulty.

Program content focuses on reading and math. Other activities include but not limited to, swimming, gym, karate, field trips and more.

The program is open during December, February and April vacations weeks from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Students have access to our computers to help with skills as well. Parents are encouraged to participate in activities.

An annual Community Center membership is required. This is a free fee-based program.

For more information contact:
Iotha Gerald, Tutorial Connection Program Coordinator, (617) 635-5162

updated: 4 years ago

Blackstone Academy After-School Enrichment Program [>]

The Blackstone Community Center (BCC) offers an after-school enrichment program Monday - Friday, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. We are also open during the three school vacation weeks, Winter, February, and April. Our school vacation weeks hours are from 8am - 6pm. We provide free afternoon snack during the after-school time.

Our after-school program offers homework assistance, arts & crafts, science, social studies, reading & math tutorial, gym, swimming and after school theater. Field trips are taken during school vacation weeks. We have volunteers who help with special projects and we strongly encourage our parents to participate in any and all activities. We accept private payments and third party payments, but no longer accept vouchers.

Ages: 4–12
Times: September–June, Monday–Friday, 2pm–6pm
Weekly Fee per child: $50
(Fees also include an annual membership to the Community Center)

For more information contact:
Awilda Torres, Blackstone Academy Lead Educator, awilda.torres@yourblackstone.org

updated: 4 years ago