DCR Summer Nights Program

Extended summer hours and programming at select locations

Since 2015, the annual DCR Summer Nights program has provided free, safe youth-based programs for thousands of at- risk teens and young adults in urban areas across the Commonwealth. The program demonstrates commitment to urban youth development, builds community, fosters activities that promote healthy lifestyles and promotes shared stewardship of our parks.  This year, DCR is proud to partner with 74 experienced youth organizations offering a variety of recreational, educational and skill building activities.

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2022 Schedule

dcr summer nights

 

 All Monday-Saturday programs run from July 6-August 20 unless otherwise noted. For the complete listing of programs, schedule and partners please see below.

Boston

AfriKai LLC  

Thursdays and Fridays 5:00-8:00pm & Saturdays 1:00pm-6:00 except for one Saturday, July 9 – time will be 10:00am-3:00pm.  AfriKai will be hosting Nubiana in the park (Arts and Culture Series) and includes community talks, movie nights, art and dance workshops, and wellness workshops at Roxbury Heritage State Park (183 Roxbury St, Boston) Thursdays 5-8pm, Fridays 5-8pm, and Saturday, July 9 10am-3pm, and the Saturdays thereafter 1-6pm. Programming runs July 7-August 6. For more information, please email BlackMarketNubian@gmail.com 

Andre K DuBose HEART Foundation  

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4:00pm-8:00pm & Fridays 5:00pm-9:00pm.  Andre K DuBose HEART Foundation will be holding sports training, music education, and games at Moynihan Recreation Complex (1015 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4-8pm and at Boston Raiders Football Field, Harambee Park, (Westview Street, Dorchester) on Fridays 5-9pm. Programming runs between Wednesday, July 6 and Friday, August 19. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/DUBOSEDRE/videos/andre-k-dubose-heart-foundation-free-summer-sports-camp-event-tuesday-wednesday-/1653498961512005/ or call 857-452-1164. 

Beat the Odds  

Mondays and Fridays 5:00pm-9:00pm & Wednesdays 4:00pm-9:00pm.  Beat the Odds will be hosting workshops on financial literacy, healthy relationships, and mental health awareness Mondays 5-9pm (51 Dewey St.) and the Record (960 Massachusetts Ave.) Wednesdays 4-9pm and Fridays 5-9pm. For more information, please visit www.btoboston.org or call 857-800-2286. 

Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston (BMA Tenpoint)  

BMA Tenpoint will be hosting their Teen Café's which include Arts & crafts, games, team building, and more at Faith Christian Church (301 Harvard St, Dorchester) on Fridays 6-8pm, July 8-August 12; games, sports, mental health awareness, and leadership skills at Voice of the Gospel Tabernacle (47 Edgewater Dr, Mattapan) on Fridays 4:30-7:30pm, July 8-August 12; and Basketball Skills Clinic including basketball foundation, drills, and more at Harambee Park (930 Blue Hill Ave), Tuesday & Wednesday, 4:30-6:30pm, July 12-August 17. For more information, please visit www.bmatenpoint.org or call 617-445-2737. 

Crossroads for Kids (731 South Street, Ashby, MA) 

Crossroads for Kids is hosting youth who will be bused in from Greater Boston to participate in daytime activities such as hiking, biking, rope courses, wilderness adventures, and arts-related curricula at their location (731 South Street, Ashby) seven days a week, June 26 – August 17. For more information, please visit www.crossroadsma.org. 

Boston Asian Youth Essential Service (199 Harrison Ave., Boston) 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00pm-8:00pm.  Boston Asian: YES will be holding martial arts, kayaking and canoeing, bicycling, basketball, games, mini golf, and other indoor and outdoor activities at their location (199 Harrison Ave, Boston) on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-8pm. For more information, please visit www.bostonasianyes.org or call 617-482-4243. 

Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester at Marr McLaughlin Campus (35 Deer St., Dorchester) Monday – Friday 5:00pm-9:00pm. Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester will be hosting the Safe Summer Streets Program at Marr McLaughlin Campus (35 Deer St) Monday - Fridays 5-9pm. For more information, please visit www.bgcdorchester.org or call 617-288-7120. 

 Chills Diamond Ring Education Foundation at Harambee Park (930 Blue Hill Ave., Boston) Sunday – Wednesday, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Chills Diamond Ring Education Foundation will be hosting basketball at Harambee Park (930 Blue Hill Avenue) Sunday - Wednesday 6-8pm. For more information, please email chilldiamondringedu1@gmail.com. 

Devoted Dynasty Entertainment at Melnea Cass Recreation Complex (120 MLK Blvd, Roxbury) Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm. Devoted Dynasty Entertainment will be offering fitness and wellness classes at the Melnea Cass Recreation Complex (120 Martin Luther King Blvd, Roxbury) on Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8pm. For more information, please call 617-697-9421. 

Faces of Hope Advocacy Group at Ross Playground (145 Westminster Street, Hyde Park) Thursdays & Fridays, 4:00pm-8:00pm. Faces of Hope Advocacy Group will be hosting games, arts, and sports at Ross Playground (145 Westminster Street, Hyde Park) on Thursdays & Fridays 4-8pm. For more information, please call 617-637-5347 or email jlove@fohag.org. 

Food for Soul at Roxbury Heritage State Park (183 Roxbury St., Roxbury) 

Saturdays & Sundays 5:00pm-8:30pm. Food for Soul will be offering poetry in the parks at Roxbury Heritage State Park (183 Roxbury St, Roxbury) on Saturdays & Sundays 5-8:30pm. For more information, please call 857-615-4589. 

Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts (1490 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester)  

Monday – Friday, 2:00pm – 9:00pm.  Level Ground Mixed Marital will be hosting martial arts training, wellness workshops, and academic and career coaching at their facility (1490 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA, 02122) Monday - Fridays 2:00-9:00pm. For more information, 617-514-3753 or visit www.levelgroundmma.org. 

MassAudubon will be offering Nature in the City Pop Up Experiences at the following locations: 

  • Magazine Beach Park (668 Memorial Dr, Cambridge) Fridays 5-8pm July 15- August 26. 
  • Stoughton Department of Recreation (15 Pleasant St, Stoughton) Thursdays 5-7pm July 7- August 18. 
  • Trailside Museum (1904 Canton Ave, Milton) Wednesdays 5-7pm July 6-July 27. 
  • Boston Nature Center (500 Walk Hill St) Thursdays 5-7pm July 14- August 18. 
  • Pope John Paul II State Park (Hallett St, Dorchester) Tuesdays 5-7pm July 12-August 16. 

For more information, please call 781-259-9500 or visit www.massaudubon.org 

No Books No Ball Basketball (Michael L. Bivins Basketball Courts located at Ramsey Park, 1917 Washington Street, Roxbury) Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00pm-8:00pm. Saturday, 10:00am-7:00pm. No Books No Ball Basketball is hosting basketball drills, mentoring, and health and safety activities Monday-Wednesday, and a summer basketball league on Saturdays. Program is held at Michael L. Bivins Basketball Courts located at Ramsey Park, 1917 Washington Street, Roxbury. For more information, please visit www.nobooksnoball.com. 

Open Run Inc  

Almont Park (40 Almont St, Mattapan) Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00 & Sundays 8:00am-4:00pm. Reservation Road Park (142 Reservation Rd, Hyde Park) on Wednesdays from 1:00pm-7:00pm. Open Run, Inc. will host football skills, drills and games.  For more information, please call 617-704-2016 or email openruninc@gmail.com.   

OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center (3708 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, MA) 

Monday-Thursday, 6:00pm-8:00pm. OrigiNation will host a Summer Nights Dance program, Mon-Thu, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Additionally, OrigiNation will host two separate five week Ready, Set Dance! Summer Intensive Program. One for ages 7-13 and one for ages 14-16. For more information, please visit www.originationinc.org or call 617-522-3900. 

Partners for Youth with Disabilities at Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont St., Boston) Monday - Wednesday 9am-3pm, Thursdays 9am-4pm, Friday, August 12, 9am-4pm, and Friday, August 19, 10am-7pm.  Partners for Youth with Disabilities is hosting an accessible theater program at Boston Center for the Arts (539 Tremont St). For more information, please visit https://www.pyd.org/programs/theater-arts/ or call Deep Chinappa at 617-556-4075 x120.  

Score4More 

Marcella Park (260 Highland St, Roxbury), Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-8pm. Score4More will be providing basketball skills and drills, kickball, arts and crafts, Double Dutch, music, dancing, games, and prizes.  Program begins Thursday, July 12. For more information, please call Deronne Greaves at 617-935-5306 or email Score4More617@gmail.com 

Teach 1 Basketball 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm-10:00pm at Madison Park High School Park (2 Madison Park Ct, Boston). Teach 1 Basketball will be hosting basketball skills, drills and exercises that foster teamwork, leadership, and responsibility and build courage, commitment, and communication skills. Additionally, there will be 5 on 5 competition games. For more information, please email teach1basketball@gmail.com.  

The Baseball Inc  

Tuesday - Thursday 5:30-8:30pm at Yawkey Boys and Girls Club (115 Warren St., Roxbury); Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm-7:30pm and Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm at Town Field (1565 Dorchester Ave); Monday - Friday 9:00am-2:00pm at The Baseball Inc. -The BASE location (150 Shirley St., Roxbury). The Baseball Inc.-The BASE is hosting baseball, basketball, and softball training and competition. Please visit www.thebase.org or call (617) 442-7700 for more information.  Runs July 5th-August 19th.   

The PIM Project 

Sundays 6:00pm-9:00pm at Moynihan Recreational Complex (1015 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park) and Mondays 6:00pm-9:00pm at Roberts Playground (56 Dunbar Ave., Dorchester). The PIM Project will be hosting organized sports and games including basketball, baseball, cornhole, and flag-football. Please visit www.thepimproject.org or call 617-372-5669 for more information.  

Truth and Love Global Ministries 

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:00pm-7:30pm at Northeastern University (1175 Tremont St., Boston) and Tuesdays 4:00pm-7:30pm & Thursdays 4:30pm-7:30pm at Pope John Paul Park (Hallet St., Boston). Truth and Love Global Ministries is hosting yoga, meditation, self-defense classes, and female empowerment workshops for girls. For more information, please email truthandlovecommunityoutreach@gmail.com or call 617-455-4547. 

Urban League of Eastern MA 

Monday – Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm. Urban League of Eastern MA will be staffing a variety of events at Yawkey Club of Roxbury (115 Warren St.), Roxbury YMCA (285 MLK Blvd.), Roxbury Innovation Center (2300 Washington St.), Reggie Lewis Center (1350 Tremont St.), South End Tech Center (359 Columbus Ave.), Timothy Smith Network (20 Eustis St.), Urban League of Massachusetts (88 Warren St.), and Roxbury Way Bicycle Project (88 Warren St.). For more information, please visit www.ulem.org.

Veronica Robles Cultural Center (282 Meridian Street, East Boston) 

Fridays 6:00pm-10:00pm. Veronica Robles Cultural Center will be offering multi-disciplinary performances, workshops, and art activities by and for youth as part of their Teens Arts and Entrepreneurship Night series. Program runs July 15-August 19. For more information, please visit www.veronicaroblesculturalcenter.org 

Waypoint Adventure, Inc 

Tuesday, July 12, Saturday, July 16, Tuesday July 26, and Thursday, August 11, 2:00pm-4:00pm & 5:00pm-7:00pm, at Magazine Beach Cartop Launch in Cambridge, MA; Thursday, August 25, 2:00pm-4:00pm & 5:00pm-7:00pm, at Woerd Ave. Boat Launch (across the street from 48 Woerd Ave., Waltham, MA).  Waypoint Adventure will be hosting adaptive group kayaking programs for youth and young adults with disabilities. Please visit waypoint-adventure.jumbula.com to read more information and register or call 781-325-7980. Programming begins Tuesday, July 12. 

YMCA of Greater Boston 

Fridays, 6:30PM - 9:30PM on July 15, July 29, August 12 at Roxbury YMCA (285 Martin Luther King Blvd, Roxbury, MA) and Fridays, 6:30PM - 9:30PM on July 22, August 5, August 19 at Dorchester YMCA (776 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA). The YMCA of Greater Boston will host a variety of safe and enriching activities including basketball, fitness, and swimming as part of YGB’s Get Summer program.  For more information, please visit www.ymcaboston.org or call 617-455-8620. (Dorchester YMCA) or 617-427-5300 (Roxbury YMCA). 

Youth In Crisis at Ryan Wading Pool and Playground (350 River St., Boston) 

Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm. Youth In Crisis will host basketball clinics, and guest speakers’ workshops and fun fields. For more information, please email yicmyouth@yahoo.com or call 774-244-7015. 

Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, Methuen, and North Shore

Beyond Soccer, Inc (280 Merrimack Street, Riverfront and O’Connell Parks, Lawrence), Monday- Fridays, 5:00pm-8:00pm. Beyond Soccer, Inc hosts organized on-and-off-the-field and court sport, health, leadership, and academic programming, including hands-on cooking courses, team building, fitness, yoga, tutoring, college, financial literacy, career readiness, mental health support, and guest speakers. Program starts July 11.  Please visit www.beyondsoccer.org or www.lawrencesportsalliance.org or call 978-681-5050 for more information. 

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill (55 Emerson St., Haverhill) 

Monday-Friday 4:00-8:00pm. Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill will be offering organized activities including sports, fitness, recreation, finance literacy, community service projects, and more. For more information, please visit www.haverhillbgc.org. 

YMCA of North Shore (81 Haverhill Street, Haverhill, MA) 

Tuesdays at 6pm. Haverhill YMCA will be hosting a summer basketball league. Program runs July 6 – August 31. For more information and to register, please email mitchitsone@northshoreymca.org. 

YMCA of North Shore (Camp Sterling Woods, 254 Essex Street, Beverly) 

Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm. The YMCA of the North Shore (Camp Sterling Woods) will offer weekly summer camp programs from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday, with the option for before or after care at an additional cost. Summer camp programs run from June 21-August 26, 2022. 

Registration is open now at: https://www.northshoreymca.org/ymca-summer-camps?gclid=CjwKCAjwo8-SBhAlEiwAopc 9W-wlmycvv1iUJAn4N8CkVmPQX_O3eU37GMbeQ_CSW2hM-J-MxdL0IRoC4DwQAvD_B wE

Appalachian Mountain Club at Harold Parker State Forest (133 Jenkins Road, Andover) Saturday, July 16 – Monday, July 18. Appalachian Mountain Club will host a two-night camping experience for families from Lawrence. Families will learn basic camping techniques and set up their own camping sites at Harold Parker’s Lorraine Campground. Please contact AMC’s Nate Schumacher at 617-391-6599 for more info. 

Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence (136 Water Street, Lawrence), Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm.  Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence will be hosting a variety of activities including basketball (skills and drills), volleyball, flag football, fitness, digital arts, homerun derbies, dance, and arts and crafts. Program runs July 5- August 18. For more information, please visit www.lawrencebgc.com or call 978-683-2747. 

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell (657 Middlesex St., Lowell) Tuesday and Thursday 4:00pm-8:00pm.  Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell will host a Peace League Summer Basketball program on Tu/Thu evenings 4-8pm. BGC of Greater Lowell will also host field trips to various public state parks operated by the Commonwealth’s Department of Conservation and Recreation during the day on Fridays. Programming begins on July 6. For more information, please visit www.lbgc.org, call (978) 458-4526, or email Shirley at shirley.pimentel@lbgc.org.

Boys & Girls Club of Lynn (25 North Common Street, Lynn, MA) Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm & Teen Night dinners. The Boys and Girls Club of Lynn will be hosting organized recreation including fitness, gaming room, technology center, and more daily Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. Additionally, BGC Lynn offers a nature camp (Essex St., Middleton), Monday – Friday 8am-4:30pm. BGC also hosts Teen Night dinners. Programming runs from June 21 – August 27.  For more information, please call 781-593-1772.   

Merrimack Valley YMCA – Lawrence and Methuen Locations 

Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm (Lawrence), Wednesday 5:00pm-7:30pm (Methuen). Merrimack Valley YMCA in Lawrence (40 Lawrence St) will host enrichment and creative expression activities including but not limited to organized sports, fitness, swimming, yoga, music, and dance on Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm. Merrimack Valley YMCA in Methuen (129 Haverhill St) will host a music clubhouse on Wednesday 5:00-7:30pm for drop in jam sessions, lessons, and recording. Supper will be provided.  Programs run July 7 – August 17. For more information, please visit www.mvymca.org or call 978-686-6191 (Lawrence) or 978-683-5266 (Methuen).  

RawArt Works (937 Central Square, Lynn) 

Raw Art Works runs art therapy-rooted programming at their facility at 937 Central Sq, Lynn Monday to Friday 9am-7:30pm from July 11 – August 12. For more information please visit www.rawartworks.org 

¡Si, Se Puede! Inc. (68 Melvin St. Bldg. #12 Apt. 317, Lawrence, MA) 

¡Si, Se Puede! Inc. is hosting educational enrichment and cultural programming, outdoor dancing, board games, and movie nights at their location at Merrimack Courts Housing Project (68 Melvin Street, Building 12, Unit 17, Lawrence) weekday evenings and dance lessons and outdoor dancing on Saturday nights, 7-10pm.  Please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SSPLawrence or call 978-685-4074 for more information. 

Suenos Basketball (2 Linden Street, Lawrence) 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:00pm-9:00pm. Suenos Basketball hosts fun and constructive sports, arts, leadership, cultural and recreational opportunities. Programming runs July 11 – August 19. For more information about programs and specific locations, please email suenosbasketball@gmail.com or call 978-390-5250. 

Methuen Arlington Neighborhood Inc. (141 Tenney Street, Methuen, MA), Mondays through Fridays from 8am-2pm & Tuesday and Thursdays from 5pm-8pm. Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc will be hosting a summer parks and recreation program including organized sports, arts and crafts, and games Monday-Fridays, 8am-2pm, and a basketball league on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5pm-8pm  at Tenney Street Park (101 Tenney St., Methuen). Program starts on July 6. Please call 978-691-5645 or visit www.methuenarlington.org for more information. 

Worcester

Easter Seals (1260 Main St, Worcester) 

Tuesday and Friday 9-11am. Easter Seals is hosting adaptive swimming at Veteran’s Memorial Swimming Pool Program runs July 8- August 16. For more information please call: 800-244-2756 or 508-471-1400 (Assistive Technology).  

Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts (484 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester, MA) Wednesdays-Fridays 6pm-9pm.   SEACMA is offering a variety of recreational, cultural, and leadership programming including activities such as Lion Dance, dancing, martial arts, Tai Chi, boxing, arts and crafts, and other cultural enrichment activities. Programming will run from July 6-August 20. Call Tracy at (508) 791-4373 for more information. 

TLK Sports St. Joan of Arc Gymnasium (570 Lincoln Street, Worcester) TLK Sports will be hosting volleyball and basketball leagues on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30pm-9:30pm.  TLK Sports is also hosting sports clinics at The Cage Basketball Court (124 Piedmont Street, Worcester) Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9am-12pm. Programming begins on July 5. 

Youth Connect: YouthConnect Summer Nights 

Boys and Girls Club of Worcester (65 Tainter St, Worcester), Coed, M-F, 5-9 PM.   Indoor and Outdoor Sports, Social Recreation, Visual Arts & Dance,  Swimming, and Prevention programs.  Please visit www.bgcworcester.org  or call 508-754-2686 for more information.  

YMCA (766 Main St, Worcester), Coed, M-F, 5:30-8:30 PM. Social Recreation, Basketball, Wellness Center, Painting/Arts& Crafts, Summer Reading, Computer Lab, Cooking, and Swimming.  Please visit: www.ymcaofcm.org or call 508-755-6101 for more information.  

YWCA (One Salem Sq, Worcester) Coed, M-TH, 6-9 PM. Gym Activities, Sports, Fitness Classes (Cardio Boxing and Afro beat dance class), Swimming, Workout Room, Arts and Crafts, Leadership Program, Safe Enough Spaces, and Gender Specific Programs. 

Please visit: ywcacm.org or call 508-767-2505 for more information. 

Girls Inc. (124 Providence St, Worcester), Girls Only, T + Th 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Swim and Gym, Dance and Performing, Self-Care, Cooking, Arts and Crafts, and Fitness Classes.   

Please visit girlsincworcester.org or call 508-755-6455 for more information.   

Friendly House (36 Wall St, Worcester), Coed, M, T & TH, 5-9 PM. Basketball Skills and Drills, Nutritional Cooking, Creative Baking, Life Hacks, Arts & Crafts. Please visit: www.friendlyhousema.org/ or call 508-755-4362 for more information.   

Worcester Youth Center (326 Chandler St, Worcester). The Worcester Youth Center will offer STRIVE program using the VOICE Curriculum.  The program will incorporate the themes: leadership skills, self-identity and social justice.     

Please visit:www.worcesteryouthcenter.org/ or call 508-791-4702 for more information   

Girls Night at Camp: Fridays ONLY, 6-9 PM. The YWCA of Central Massachusetts and Girls Inc. of Worcester are partnering to provide girls in Central MA an enriched camp experience. Outdoor activities, such as swimming, nature walks, cookouts, and campfires will be included along with leadership development curriculum at YWCA’s Camp-Wind- In-the-Pines located in Leicester and Girls Inc., Camp Kinneywood, located in Holden, MA. 

Springfield and Holyoke

Boys and Girls Family Center (100 Acorn Street, Springfield)   

Mondays-Fridays from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Activities include athletics and game room, archery, mentoring, swimming, Art and more. Program runs July 7- August 20. Please visit www.bgcfamilycenter.org or call (413) 739-4743 for more information.   

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke(70 Nick Cosmos Way, Holyoke) Tuesday and Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:30 pm.  Boys and Girls club of Greater Holyoke will be hosting sports and games including basketball drills, volleyball, lawn games, dance, and gardening in the park. Program runs July 5 – Aug 24. Please visit www.hbgc.org or call 413-534-7366 for more information.   

Boys and Girls Club of Springfield (481 Carew Street, Springfield)   

Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm. Activities include organized sports, games, fitness activities, swimming and art projects. Program runs July 5- August 18.  Please visit www.sbgc.org or call 413-732-7201 for more information.  

Collectively Recognizing Empowerment Within (CREW)   

Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-8:30pm and Saturdays,10:00am-1:00pm. Program will be held at Pahmusa Museum (1500 Main St., 2nd fl., Springfield, MA). CREW will be hosting a Youth Academic and Career Bootcamp/Morals & Values consisting of 4 modules:  two on 16 Tenets Morals and Values; one on financial literacy, and one on career exploration. Program runs for 6 weeks during July and August. For more information, please visit www.crewnonprofit.com or call Andrew at 413-378-0444. 

Enlace de Familias de Holyoke (299 Main Street, Holyoke, MA) 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm. Enlace de Familias de Holyoke will offer outdoor basketball and volleyball, art-related activities, financial literacy, cultural music classes and more.  Program runs July 7- August 18.  For more information, please call 413-532-9300 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Enlace-de-Familias-129260590493582 

En Motion Dance Theater(531 Belmont Ave, Springfield), Mondays-Thursdays 6:00-9:30pm. En Motion Dance Theater will provide Hip Hop, Lyrical and African Dance that fosters empowerment and promotes respectful relationships and multiculturalism. Program runs from July 6- August 18. For more information please call (413) 301-6530.  

Hispanic American Library (55 Frank B Murray Street, Springfield) Wednesday and Thursday 5:00pm-8:00pm and Saturday 3:00pm-6:00pm. Hispanic American Library will host activities that inspire an appreciation for the environment and natural surroundings including that of park stewardship through video production and an Art project.  Additionally, Hispanic American Library will host workshops that teach about the history and tradition of Bomba and Plena both reflecting the African heritage of Puerto Rico.  Program runs July 5 – August 19. Please visit www.hispanic-americanlibrary.org more information.   

Holyoke Rows (25 Jones Ferry Road, Holyoke) 

Monday and Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11:15am-1:15 pm. Activities include kayaking, rowing, and dragon boating. Holyoke Rows is a Universal Access Adaptive rowing provider integrating people with disabilities into the larger group. All activities run out of the City of Holyoke’s Sue Ellen Panitch Boathouse at Jones Ferry River Access Center, Holyoke. Program runs July 11- August 17. Please visit www.holyokerows.org for more information.  

Martin Luther King Jr, Family Services, Inc.(3 Rutland Rd, Springfield, MA, 01109). Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00am-4:00pm & Tuesday/Thursday 1:00pm-9:00pm. The community center will host and engage community youth in organized sports including but not limited to basketball tournaments, video gaming events, movie night, and extreme paintball in addition to college/work readiness and wellness programs. Program begins July 5. Please visit  https://www.mlkjrfamilyservices.org/  for more information or call 413-746-3655 ext. 124   

New North Citizens Council(Youth Services Center, 4 Birnie Avenue, Springfield) 

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 5:00pm-10:00pm. The New North Citizens Council will host organized sports with a center focus around baseball, team building and leadership skills at Jaime Ulloa Park (32-34 Osgood Street, Springfield) and cultural music groups at NNCC’s Youth Services Center. Program will begin July 11th, for more information please call NNCC’s Department of Youth Services 413-455-2132.  

Parent Villages (393 Belmont Ave., Unit 81241, Springfield) 

Monday - Friday from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Duggan Academy. Parent Villages will be hosting interactive workshops and activities including multimedia, adulting, leadership and   entrepreneurism, photography, dance and music at Youth Villages Builder Boot Camp at Duggan Academy (1015 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield MA). Program runs July 6 – July 20. Please visit www.parentvillages.org or call 413-276-1770 for more information.   

SciAntics Group Businesses  

SciAntics Group Businesses is collaborating with several partners from western and central MA who will host art programs (ART-ventures for Kids) that inspire and encourage creativity.  Programs run between July 5 and August 19.  During this timeframe, programs offered will vary between 3 and 6 weeks.  For more specific information please visit their websites at madsciencewne.com and artventuresforkids.com 

South End Community Center(99 Marble Street, Springfield), Mondays through Saturdays 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. The South End Community Center be hosting organized basketball, a Chill Zone (board games, arts and crafts, computer and WIFI access), dance, painting, Karate, and fitness. Program begins on July 6. Please visit www.seccspringfield.com or call 413-788-6173 for more information.  

The Mission Inc   

Monday- Fridays 4pm-8pm. The Mission Inc will be hosting basketball, volleyball, kickball, creative art, financial literacy, I AM ME Fashion Show, and food at Rebecca Johnson Elementary School (55 Catherine St., Springfield) and John J. Duggan Academy (1015 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield). Program runs July 5- August 12.  For more information, please call 413-219-5059. 

Urban League of Springfield   

Urban League’s Camp Atwater Campsite (Lake Lashaway, 20 Shore Road, North Brookfield) Tuesday and Thursdays, 5:00 pm-10:00pm. Urban League of Springfield will be hosting recreation and development activities including basketball, fishing, and pottery. Program runs from July 7- August 18.  Call (413) 739-7211 ext. 103 to learn more and register. Transportation is provided and will leave from Springfield.  

New Bedford

City of New Bedford Department of Community Services   

Mondays, 6-8pm (YMCA of Southeastern MA, 20 South Sixth St. New Bedford), Tuesday and Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Dream Out Loud, 127 West Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford), and Saturday and Sunday nights 5-7pm (New Bedford Art Museum, 608 Pleasant St., New Bedford).  Serving New Bedford students who have entered or completed grades 5 – 7. Programming includes activities for personal growth and well-being through arts, music, culture, creative self-expression, and physical activity such as yoga and Zumba and will take place from July 6 – August 20, 2022. For more information, please call (508) 961-3020. 

Dennison Memorial Community Center (755 South First Street, New Bedford) 

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:30pm and late-night programs. Dennison Memorial Community Center will be hosting basketball clinics, field trips, and special events. For more information, please visit www.dennisoncommunity.org or call (508)-996-2691. 

Discovery Language Academy (128 Union St, New Bedford) 

Monday - Friday 8:30AM-2:30PM 

Discovery Language Academy is hosting an academic literacy program based on learning language and culture paired with activities like arts, music, culinary workshops, field trips, swimming, yoga and basketball. For more information, please visit www.discoverylanguageacademy.com. 

Leaders In Training LLC (545 Purchase Street, New Bedford) 

Monday-Thursday, 5-9pm. Leaders In Training is hosting a co-ed basketball league at Buttonwood Park (Rockdale Ave., New Bedford) for elementary through high school aged youth focused on developing individual and team skills. For more information, please call 508-742-8650. 

NorthStar Learning Centers (HEAL Center, 95 Cedar Street, New Bedford) Monday/Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm, Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm, and Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm. NorthStar will be hosting looming and dance classes on Monday, 6:00pm-9:00pm, art classes on Tuesday, 3:30-5:30pm, fundamentals/instructional basketball classes on Thursday 6:00pm-9:00pm and Community Outreach Day (varying field trips) on Friday 1:00pm-5:00pm. Program starts Thursday July 7, 2022. For more information or to register, please call Shawnte Paris at (508)-962-1999 or email at sparis@northstarlc.org

Brockton, Chelsea, Quincy, Randolph, Taunton

Cape Verdean Association of Brockton (575 N Montello St., Brockton)  

Cape Verdean Association of Brockton is hosting activities and training including first aid, mentoring, leadership, cultural awareness, gang awareness, substance abuse and more at Gilmore Elementary School (150 Clinton Street, Brockton). Program runs July 11 – August 19. For more information, please visit www.cvassociation.org or call 508-559-0056. 

Friends and Mentors at Brockton High School (470 Forest Avenue Brockton) Monday - Friday 8:30am - 1:30pm. Friends and Mentors will be hosting outdoor daily leadership programming including but not limited to: Icebreakers & Teambuilders, Skill Building Workshops (ex. Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Music & Film Production), Social Action Project Planning. For more information and to enroll, please visit www.friendsandmentors.org/leadership-training or call Kenny Moneiro at 774-398-9270. Program runs July 11 – August 20.  

Herc42skills Mondays 5:00pm-8:00pm, Monday Night Runs & Tuesdays 4:00pm-7:00pm, Pee Wee League (both nights at Town Field Playground, 1565 Dorchester Ave., Boston) and Fridays 5:00pm-8:00pm, Friday Night Lights (Gilbert Walker Playground, 50 May Ave., Brockton). Herc42skills will be hosting summer clinics and includes activities such as strength and conditioning training, skill development, fitness, nutrition education, and more. For more information, please visit www.herc42skills.com/main or call 617-372-5221.  

Next Level Factory 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:00pm-8:00pm. Next Level Factory will host organized sports and games including basketball drills at Brockton East Middle School Park (464 Centre St., Brockton). For more information, please call 617-908-2364. Program begins July 6. 

Old Colony YMCA (320 Main Street, Brockton, MA) Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm (Basketball) & Mondays and Fridays 6:00pm-9:00pm (Volleyball) Old Colony YMCA is hosting The Summer in the City Program at their location, 320 Main Street, Brockton, MA. Activities include basketball on Tu/Wed, and volleyball on Mon/Fri. Please visit www.oldcolonyymca.org or call 508-583-2155 for more information. Program runs July 5-August 15. 

Quincy Asian Resources (275 Hancock St., Quincy) 

Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-8:00pm & Friday 4:00pm-9:00pm. Quincy Asian Resources will be hosting activities such as basketball, table tennis, and arts and crafts at varying locations throughout the week in Randolph and Quincy. For specific information including program location by day, please visit www.qariusa.org or call 617-472-2200. 

Boys and Girls Club Metro South (Brockton Clubhouse, 233 Warren Ave. & Taunton Clubhouse, 31 Court St.). Boys and Girls Club will host “Brockton After Dark” (Brockton Clubhouse, 233 Warren Ave.) Monday-Thursday, 4:00pm-9:00pm and “Safe Summer Nights in Taunton” (Taunton Clubhouse, 31 Court St.) Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm. Activities at both locations include enriching athletics and recreation programs. For more information, please visit www.bgcmetrosouth.org or call 508-584-5209 (Brockton Clubhouse) or 508-824-4341 (Taunton Clubhouse). 

La Colaborativa (Chelsea Collaborative) (318 Broadway, Chelsea, MA) 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00pm-7:00pm. La Colaborativa will be hosting music, dancing, and food. Program will held on Tuesdays 5:00pm-7:00pm at Quiggle Park (25 Essex St, Chelsea, MA) and Thursdays 5 :00pm-7 :00pm at Highland Park (30 Willow St, Chelsea, MA). For specific information including program location, please visit https://www.la-colaborative.org or call 617-889-6080. 

Special Events

Boston Harbor Now partnered with DCR to offer tickets to the Boston Harbor Islands. Summer Nights partners chose the day they wanted to participate and were able to spend the day on the Islands. They are also offering three nights, July 27, August 3, and August 10 at Carson Beach from 5-7:30pm where they will be hosting bocce, games, and other activities.  

Boston Music Project is hosting an outdoor concert series. For more information https://www.bostonmusicproject.org/post/summer-with-boston-music-project.

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