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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: 4 years ago

Sisters At Work

Hours: Monday - Friday, 3:00 - 6:00pm
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updated: 7 years ago

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

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updated: 7 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: 7 years ago

Stage Door Program

Young Boston Residents, ages 18-21 will rehearse and perform a City Stage participatory Script and then tour throughout the South End.

Actors will be hired by first week in October. There will be approximately 10 actors total.

Director: Chandra Pieragostini
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thurdays 3:00pm–6:00pm.
Location: Auditorium

For more information please contact Chandra Pieragostini at c.pieragostini@citystage.org or at (617) 542-2291 ext. 4, Program Coordinator Rosalie Norris at rosalie.norris@citystage.org or at (617) 542-2291 ext. 5, or the Stage Door cell phone (always on site) (617) 543-9852

updated: 7 years ago

Teen Stages

A free class for Boston youth ages 14-19, who are interested in creating and performing theater! Participants will learn acting, improvisation, and playwriting and will have a final performance in the Spring!

Come try out a class! Enrollment is open—no registration required!

Lead Instructor: Rosalie Norris
Schedule: Information session Saturday, October 9th at 12:00pm. Classes begin Saturday, October 23rd through December 2010, every Saturday from 12:00pm–3:00pm
Location: Blackstone Community Center Auditorium

If you need more information please contact Rosalie Norris at (617) 542-2291 x5 or email rosalie.norris@citystage.org

City Stage Co. is an award-winning theater that provides opportunities for urban children and families to participate in the performing arts so they can make discoveries about themselves and the world. To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.citystage.org

updated: 7 years ago

After School with City Stage Co.

A free theatre program for kids ages 9 to 13 years old. Students will learn creative drama and ensemble skills, and create original works of theater to perform for family, friends, and the community. Come try out a class! Open enrollment—no registration!

Acting Instructor: Chandra Pieragostini
Schedule: October 13th through December 2010, every Monday and Wednesday 4:00pm-5:30pm

To learn more please contact Chandra Pieragostini at c.pieragostini@citystage.org or at (617) 542-2291 x4.

To find out more about City Stage Co. please visit our website www.citystage.org

updated: 7 years ago

Blackstone Academy Enrichment Program

The Blackstone Academy offers a vacation week programming during the three school vacation weeks - Winter, February, and April. Our school vacation weeks hours are from 8am - 6pm. We provide free breakfast and lunch during the vacation weeks.

Blackstone Academy offers homework assistance, arts & crafts, science, social studies, reading & math tutorial, gym, swimming and after school theater. Field trips are also 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: 5–12
Schedule: School vacation weeks, 8am–6pm
Weekly Fee per child: $75
(Fees include an annual membership to the Community Center)

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

updated: 7 years ago

Youth Connection Jr. Program

This program is design to support families by providing a safe and affordable day program for youth during public school vacation weeks in February and April. Youth should bring their own lunch. Activities include wimming, arts & crafts, sports, field trips, and more.

Ages: 9–14
Instructors: Tany Lopes, Youth Advocate and Keith Spady, Youth Worker
Schedule: BPS vacation weeks, Monday-Friday 9am-3:30pm
Cost/Fees: $45 per vacation week, and Membership is required. Program applications available in the third floor office. Space is limited.

For more information contact:

Marco Torres, Program Supervisor, marco.torres@cityofboston.gov

updated: 7 years ago

Youth Connection Summer Program

7 week Program for ages 11 – 14 Building youth and law enforcement relationships, encouraging community pride, promoting peace by providing safe alternatives to violence related activities and encouraged acceptance and tolerance of different lifestyles and cultures. Summer activities included healthy living, computer activities, gym and pool recreational activities, dancing and various fieldtrips.

Instructors: Tany Lopes, Youth Advocate / Keith Spady, Youth Worker
Program dates: July 8, 2013 through August 23, 2013
Hours: 8:30am–5:30pm, Monday through Friday
Cost/Fees: $150.00 per youth (includes registration fee, membership fee and program cost for 7 weeks)
Registration Info: Membership is required. Program applications are available in the main office on the third floor.

For more information contact:

Tany Lopes, tany.lopes@cityofboston.gov

updated: 7 years ago

Blackstone Academy Summer Enrichment Program

It is the BCC’s mission to meet the needs of its community by providing a comprehensive and safe summer program. We are a 7-week program which serves children from ages 5 to 10. We provide free breakfast and lunch through the Food Service Program. Our hours of operation are 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday. Our summer program offers: enrichment through science, reading, community excursions, field trips, arts & crafts, swimming, gym, theater, and more. We also feature special events such as a spelling bee, field day, and swim meet. For payments we accept private payments and third party payments, but no longer accept vouchers.

Registration Fee: $25.00
Program dates: Thursday July 8, 2013 - Friday, August 23, 2013
Weekly Fee per Child: $85; 2nd Child in Family: $65/week; Additional Children in Family: $45/week
Extended Hours 8:00 am - 6:00 pm: Additional $25.00/week
(Fees include annual membership to the Community Center)


For more information contact:

Marco Torres, Program Supervisor, marco.torres@cityofboston.gov
Awilda Torres, Blackstone Academy Lead Educator, awilda.torres@yourblackstone.org

updated: 7 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: 7 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: 7 years ago

FREE ESOL Classes

The Blackstone Innovation School, in partnership with the Blackstone Community Center, offers 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: 2 years ago

Youth Connection Drop-In Program

Boys & Girls 13 & Up

Located on the 5th Floor
Monday - 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 program 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: 2 years ago

Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Program

Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Program

The Blackstone Community Center has been the home base for the Oscar Micheaux Family Theater Program 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 in performances of Harlem Renaissances with a Boston Flavor. Membership required.

Artistic Director: Haywood Fennell Sr. (Tri-Ad Veterans League, Inc.)
Schedule: September 2018 through June 2019, 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: 2 years 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


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Open, Adult, Senior, Family and Swim Team

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

Recreational Swim: 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.

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

Lifeguards: Jorge Figueroa & Ernest Williams, ext: 100

For more information please call (617) 635-5162

updated: 2 years ago

Blackstone Academy Enrichment Summer Camp 2018

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When: Monday, July 2nd - Friday August 17th 2018.
Who: Ages 5-12

2018 Rates:
Ages 5 & 6, $140/week per child (Total for 7 weeks - $980)
Ages 7-12, $115/week per child (Total for 7 weeks - $805)

Early Drop-Off/Lates Pick up Available for $25/week. 8:00am - 9:00am & 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Applications are available at the front desk.

Financial Assistance is available.  All requests must be made in writing by June 1, 2018.

updated: 3 years ago

Blackstone Connects Afterschool Program

A drop-in afterschool program for youth 8-12 years old.

Fee: $25/week

updated: 3 years 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: 4 years 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 years 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: 4 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 years ago

South End Community Health Center

Hours: Monday, 3:00 - 5:15pm
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updated: 7 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: 5 years ago