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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 55 experienced youth organizations offering a variety of recreational, educational and skill building activities at nearly 80 locations statewide.

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Schedule

dcr summer nights

 

 Programs are running from July 7th- August 20th unless otherwise noted. For the complete listing of programs, schedule and partners please see below.

Boston and Cambridge

All Monday-Saturday programs run from July 7-August 20 unless otherwise noted.

Andre K. DuBose H.E.A.R.T. Foundation

Moynihan Recreational Complex (1015 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park), Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4pm-8pm the Andre K. DuBose H.E.A.R.T. Foundation

will be hosting basketball, softball, kickball, flag football, physical fitness training, arts & crafts, music, food and fun  Please call 857-452-1164  or email adubose65@gmail.com for details. Follow AKDuboseheartfoundation facebook page to stay up to date. 

Beat the Odds

Mondays from 5pm-8pm at The Fairmount Innovation Lab (594 Columbia Rd, Boston MA 02125) Beat the Odds will be hosting empowerment groups that focus on financial literacy, mental health awareness, healthy relationships, self-care, and more!

Wednesdays from 5pm-8pm at The Record Company (960 Mass Ave. Boston MA) Beat the Odds will be hosting dance, music production, artist development, and videography classes. For more information please visit www.btoboston.org or call 617-777-6056.

Black Economic Justice Institute, Inc.

The Black Economic Justice Institute (BEJI) and The Mass Association Minority Law Enforcement Officers (MAMLEO) located at 61 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA will be holding Friday Family Fun Days and Movie Nights Starting Friday July 9, 2019 from 7:30-10:00pm (Movie Night) July 16th from 5:00-8:00pm (Live Music), July 23rd from 5:00-8:00pm (Fun & Games), July 30th from 5:00-8:00pm (Paint Night) August 6th, from 7:30-10:00pm (Movie Night) August 13th from 5:00-8:00pm (Civic Engagement), August 20th from 5:00-8:00pm Talent Show Competition, Every Saturday following the Family Fun nights from 10:00am-5:00pm will be our Community Ujamaa Mart open for Vendors and Community to come out and support each other.   For more information or to sign up as a vendor, please contact BEJI at 617-858-9649 or 908-800-2354 or visit our website at www.bejii.org.

BMA Tenpoint (formerly Black Ministerial Alliance) 

Basketball Camp & Drill (BCD) will operate a summer youth basketball camp at McMorrow Field Basketball Court (Tuesdays and Thursdays), for youth ages 12-17, 5pm-7pm. Youth will practice ball-handling, dribbling, and shooting, basic lay-up, free-throw.  Youth will improve skills and learn about fouling, basic defensive stances, sideline to sideline drill.  Camp will include weekly Hot Shot Contest. Program runs from July 13 - August 19. 

Voice of the Tabernacle Multi-Service (VTMS) operates a youth program on Friday nights 4pm-8pm to give youth positive outlets and a way to develop leadership skills.  This non-profit serves a predominant Haitian population on the Mattapan and Hype Park line.  Many youth served are first and second generation immigrants whose families are transitioning to the Boston area.  The Teen Café Summer 2021 Program plans to provide youth with a safe place to socialize and lead youth activities. VTMS plans host activities including sports, dialogue in violence prevention, and leadership skills. VTMS location is at 47 Edgewater Dr, Mattapan, MA. Program runs from July 9 - Aug 13

Faith Christian Church (FCC), located in Dorchester plans to provide Teen Cafes on Friday nights 6:30pm-8pm outside their building in an appropriate safe space.  The program reaches a cross section of teen ages 12-17 for the Harvard Street area. Some of the outdoor activities being planned include Tie Dye T-Shirt night, paint night and game night. Each activity involves socialization and conversations centered on violence prevention, community, self-awareness, and leadership.  FCC location is at 301 Harvard Street, Dorchester, MA. Program runs from July 16 - August 20.

Boston Asian Youth Essential Service

Boston Asian Youth Essential Service(199 Harrison Avenue, Boston), will host its Summer Nights program, Healthy Fun, from July 8-August 16, 2021, within the hours of 4-8pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Program locations include Tufts Chinatown Campus, Boston Common, and  Reggie Wong Memorial Park.   Activities include basketball, movies, ices skating and more! Activities may be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather and other circumstances beyond YES’s control. For more information and program updates, call 617 482.4243. Program capacity is limited.

Boston Harbor Now

Boston Harbor Now is offering free ferry passes to Summer Nights participants to explore Georges Island at the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park this summer!  Visitors can enjoy a picnic, explore the fort, do a scavenger hunt, become a Junior Ranger, or stop by the visitor center to delve into history — and learn about the legend of the Lady in Black!  Information will be shared directly with Summer Nights partners on how to obtain passes.

Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester (35 Deer Street, Dorchester), Monday through Friday from 4pm-9pm Safe Summer Streets will be hosting the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League. We will also have Arts & Crafts, Music, Swimming, Open Gym activities and the Weekly Teen Exploration series: What's Next. Please visit gcdorchester.org or contact Chad Hassey at chassey@bgcdorchester.org or call 617-288-7120 for more information.

Center for Teen Empowerment

Melnea Cass Recreation Complex (120 MLK Jr. Boulevard, Roxbury) Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm Teen Empowerment will host different outdoor activities each week led by teens for teens, including youth performances, open mic nights, dialogue sessions, games, and more! Visit teenempowerment.org for the schedule of events and more details.

Devoted Dynasty

Melnea Cass Recreational Complex (120 MLK Jr. Boulevard, Roxbury), Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm-8pm. Devoted Dynasty Entertainment will provide a variety of fun, energetic and socially distant outdoor activities including yoga, zumba, boxing and music. Please call (617) 697-9421 for more information on how to register. 

Elevate Boston Foundation

Marcella Park (260 Highland St, Roxbury), Wednesdays and Fridays 6-9pm. Elevate Boston will be providing basketball skills, drills and games and art activities.  For more information please call 617) 756-2288.  Starts Wednesday, July 7.

Faces of Hope Advocacy Group

Summer Nights “In our Backyard” (863-B Canterbury Street, Roslindale), Thursdays, July 8th- August 12 from 6pm-10pm Faces of Hope Advocacy Group, Inc. will be hosting organized fun and games; ping pong, chess, checkers, board games, team Tic-Tac-Toe and golf.  Please visit www.Fohag.org or call 617-553-0266 for more information. 

Lena Park Community Center

Lena Park Community Center (150 American Legion Highway, Dorchester), Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 6-10pm. Activities include field trips, paint night, movie night, music program, sports, water play and more.   

Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts

Level Ground Mixed Martial Arts (527 Columbia Rd, Boston), Monday- Friday 2:30pm-9pm Level Ground will provide in-person academic, career, nutrition, and martial arts training. Please email ali@levelgroundmma.org for more information and how to register.

Mass Audubon

Magazine Beach Park (668 Memorial Dr, Cambridge, MA 02139), Mondays (July 12th through August 9th) from 6pm-8pm. Join Mass Audubon to connect to nature in your city along the banks of the Charles River. Mass Audubon will be hosting drop-in activities that will feature live wildlife, nature exploration, art-making, and opportunities for kayaking on the Charles River (2 nights only). Please visit www.massaudubon.org/DCRsummernights for program specific information.

Open Run Inc.  

Open Run Inc.  

Almont Park (40 Almont St, Mattapan) Tuesdays and Thursdays through end of August, 6pm-8pm Open Run, Inc. will host football skills drills and games.  Games will be held on Sundays from 8am-3pm.   For ages 14-21.

Reservation Road Park (142 Reservation Rd, Hyde Park) Wednesdays and Fridays through the end of August, 6pm-8pm, Open Run, Inc will host football skills drills and games.  Games will be held at on Sundays from 8am-3pm.  For ages 8-14. For more information please call 617-704-2016 or email at openruninc@gmail.com

Starting July 16, 2021 - August 30, 2021, at Greater Love Tabernacle (101 Nightingale St, Boston MA 02124) Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00am -2:00pm & 4:00pm - 6:00pm Open Run Inc. will host reading comprehension and financial literacy workshops. For more information please call  617-704-2016 or email us at openruninc@gmail.com for more information. 

PIM

Moynihan Recreational Complex (1015 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park Sundays and  Mondays from 6pm-9pm the PIM Project will be hosting organized sports and games including basketball drills, cornhole tournaments, and flag-football drills. Please visit www.thepimproject.org or call 617-372-5669 for more information. Program starts Sunday, July 11.

Score4More

Marcella Park (260 Highland St, Roxbury), Tuesday and Thursdays 6-8pm. Score4More will be providing  games and art and craft activities.  Onsite registration is required, first come first serve and capacity is limited.  For more information please email Score4More617@gmail.com.

Teach 1 Basketball

Madison Park High School Park ( 55 Malcolm X Boulevard)  Thursdays 6pm-9pm and LoPresti Park (33 Sumner St, East Boston), Tuesdays 6pm-9pm.  Teach 1 Basketball will be hosting basketball skills, drills and exercises. Participants must register at www.teachonefoundation.org

The Baseball Inc.

Malcolm X Park (MLK Boulevard & Washington Street), Thursdays from 6:00-9:30pm, The BASE will be hosting 4 softball teams to play double headers. Please visit www.thebase.org or call (617) 442-7700 for more information. 

Softball Schedule - July 8th - August 19th , Lori DiPina, 401-864-0897, ldipina@thebase.org

Malcolm X Park (a.k.a Washington Park), 150 MLK Jr. Bvd, Roxbury, MA 02119, Thursdays from 6:00pm - 9:30pm, BASE Softball Hitz League

Basketball Schedule - July 12th -August 29th, Andre John, 857-544-9544, ajohn@thebase.org

Peter's Park, 230 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA, 02118, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:30pm - 9:00pm, BASE Hoopz League, Boys 10U & 12U

Peter's Park, 230 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA, 02118, Wednesday nights from 5:30pm - 9:00pm, BASE Hoopz League, Boys 14U & 16U

Clifford Park, 160 Norfolk Avenue, Boston, MA 02119, Friday nights from 5:30pm-9:00pm, BASE Hoopz League, Boys 14U & 16U

English High School, 20 Williams Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130, Sundays from 12:00pm - 6:00pm, BASE Hoopz League, Boys High School

English High School, 20 Williams Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, 02130, Saturdays from 12:00pm -6:00pm, BASE Hoopz League, Girls High School

Baseball Schedule – Stephen Lewis, 617-861-1045, slewis@thebase.org

Clifford Park, 160 Norfolk Avenue, Boston, MA 02119, June 27th, July 11th, July 18th, Sundays from 10:00am – 4:30pm, BASE Hitz League, Boys High School

Various Courts Around Boston (Schedule TBD), Days of the week TBD from 6:00-10:00pm, The BASE will be hosting 20 basketball teams to play on courts throughout Boston. Please visit www.thebase.org or call (617) 442-7700 for more information.

Various Courts Around Boston (Schedule TBD), Days of the week TBD from 6:00-10:00pm, The BASE will be hosting 8 ladies' basketball teams to play on courts throughout Boston. Please visit www.thebase.org or call (617) 442-7700 for more information.

Various Fields Around Boston (Schedule TBD), Monday-Sunday (Times TBD), The BASE will be hosting 8 baseball teams to play on courts throughout Boston. Please visit www.thebase.org or call (617) 442-7700 for more information.

The BASE HQ (150 Shirley Street, Roxbury, MA), Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00-10:00am, The BASE will be hosting a STEM robotics program to teach fundamentals of engineering, robotics, programming, and coding thought interactive software and tools. Please visit www.thebase.org or call (617) 442-7700 for more information.

The BASE HQ (150 Shirley Street, Roxbury, MA) Monday-Friday, The BASE will offer educational eSports programming as well as gaming and tournaments. Students will take part in AugmentED and Coding classes, in addition to two week-long boot camps for 30 students/week to engage with AugmentEd and fun gaming/tournament play. Please visit www.thebase.org or call (617) 442-7700 for more information.

The BASE HQ + Virtually (150 Shirley Street, Roxbury, MA) Bi-Weekly and scheduled independently, The BASE Guidance Counselor will continue to meet with high school seniors throughout the summer to ensure they are meeting all college timelines and to assist with any barriers that arise before attending, like financial aid. Please visit www.thebase.org or call (617) 442-7700 for more information.

The BASE + Various Courts/Fields (150 Shirley Street, Roxbury, MA) The BASE will provide culturally relevant food options to students and their families at least two days per week. This will include access to culturally relevant recipes, fresh fruits and vegetables, and potential partnerships with local food trucks and restaurants. Please visit www.thebase.org or call (617) 442-7700 for more information

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts

The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts is excited to announce "Summer Internship Learn and Earn Program", beginning July 8th as part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) summer youth initiative entitled Summer Nights. The Summer Internship Learn and Earn Program will place interns at partner organizations in Roxbury between the ages of 13 and 21 to assist with programming occurring between July 8 to August 13. 

YMCA of Greater Boston

The YMCA of Greater Boston will offer evening activities for high school aged youth on Friday and Saturday nights 7pm-9pm between July 17, 2021 – August 21, 2021 at the Oak Square, Roxbury and Dorchester YMCAs.  Through the Y’s Get Summer program any teen ages 13 – 19 is eligible for a free summer membership (if they are still in high school). Teens have supervised access to YGB facilities. This includes the basketball court, fitness equipment and pool.

Oak Square YMCA (Brighton), Saturdays 615 Washington Street, Brighton, MA 02135 · July 17th : 7PM-9PM · July 31st : 7PM-9PM · August 7th : 7PM-9PM · August 21st: 7PM-9PM

Roxbury YMCA, Fridays 285 Martin Luther King Blvd., Roxbury, MA 02119 · July 16th : 7PM-9PM · July 30th : 7PM-9PM · August 13th : 7PM-9PM ·  August 27th:7PM-9PM

Dorchester YMCA 776 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124 · July 23rd : 7PM-9PM · August 6th : 7PM-9PM · August 20th : 7PM-9PM · August 27th: 7PM-9PM

Youth Guidance-Becoming a Man

The BAM Scholar Training Academy (STA) will offer a  6-week virtual (Zoom) program that engages youth in leadership, personal, and academic enrichment sessions. The program will be on Wednesday 9am to 2pm, starting the week of July 6th. For more information, contact Jamison Collier, j.coller@youth-guidance.org.

Youth in Crisis

Ryan Playground and Courts ( 350 River Street, Mattapan), Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm-9pm. Youth in Crisis is hosting basketball skills and drills, strength and conditioning and Kids A Rama.  For more information, contact 774-244-7015.  

Additional Resources

Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn & Methuen

All Monday-Saturday programs run from July 7-August 20 unless otherwise noted

Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, (136 Water Street, Lawrence), Tuesdays and Thursdays  6pm-9pm.  Activities include: basketball games and competitions, wiffle ball, flag football, access to weight room, ping-pong and carpet ball.  Membership is free and open to all youth ages 13-18.  Dinner will be provided at all events. Please visit www.lawrencebgc.com or call 978-683-2747 for more information.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell (657 Middlesex St., Lowell) Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5pm-8pm.   Youth will have access to the gymnasium, fitness room, teen room, career and college readiness room, teen robotics room, makerspace and music clubhouse. Visit lbgc.org or call (978) 458-4526 Ext. 22 for more info.

Boys & Girls Club of Lynn (25 North Common Street, Lynn, MA) Saturdays 11:30am-4pm. The Boys and Girls Club of Lynn will be hosting organized recreation including basketball, games, tournaments, skills and drills on Saturdays at 11:30am for middle schoolers and from 1pm-4pm for High Schoolers. If interested contact Allbusinesssportsapparel@gmail.com.  Opportunities are available for teens seeking Counselor In Training (CIT) work experience daily M-F 8-4pm. Please e-mail Jodi Furlong JFurlong@BGCL.org for more information. For all other questions please contact the club at 781-593-1772.

Merrimack Valley YMCA

Summer Nights at the Lawrence YMCA (40 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA), Every  Friday night from 6pm-9pm from July 9th – August 13th.  The YMCA will host fun filled nights of activities you can choose to do – including DIY projects, swimming, basketball, yoga, dance, volleyball and more!  Registration is required. For more details, please visit www.mvymca.org/lawrence.

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

¡Si, Se Puede! Inc. will be hosting community gatherings on Mondays 5pm-7pm – Movie Under the Stars Night; Tuesdays 5pm -7pm - Taco Tuesday Community Movie Night; Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm – Fieldtrip to Skateland Roller Skating Nights; Thursday 6pm to 8pm – community DJ Party Night 5pm to 9pm. Please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SSPLawrence or call 978-685-4074 for more information.

Terika Smith Ministries –Mercedes Baseball Academy

Mercedes Baseball Academy Summer Camp (46 Stafford St, Lawrence, MA 01841), Monday – Friday 9am-3pm hosting a summer baseball camp including training, fitness, education, and transportation.  (Open to community) Please contact 978-955-9292 for more information.

Mercedes Baseball Academy Summer Program (46 Stafford St, Lawrence, MA 01841), Monday – Friday 3pm-8pm hosting our regular program including training, fitness, games, tournaments, and transportation. (Open to community, must become a member) Please contact 978-955-9292 for more information.

Mercedes Baseball Academy Coaching Internship- (46 Stafford St, Lawrence, MA 01841), Monday – Friday times may vary at least 20hr a week during summer camp program or during regular program. Hosting a coaching internship that includes one on one coaching training, paid internship, learn to work with children, run and build own practice, summer employment and future employment. (Open to community) Please contact 978-955-9292 for more information.

Mercedes Baseball Academy Open Gym (46 Stafford St, Lawrence, MA 01841), Monday – Friday 8pm – 10pm hosting and organized sports and games including baseball, basketball, volleyball, flag football, and more. Also, will include end of tournaments. (Open to community) Please contact 978-955-9292 for more information.

Methuen, Arlington Neighborhood Inc. (141 Tenney Street, Methuen, MA), Mondays through Fridays from 8am-2pm and also Tuesday and Thursdays from 5pm-8pm the MAN, Inc. Project will be hosting a summer parks and recreation program including organized sports and games including basketball, 4-Square, and karate. Please call 978-691-5645 or visit methuenarlington.org for more information.

Additional Resources

Springfield & Holyoke

All Monday-Saturday programs run from July 7-August 20 unless otherwise noted

Black Men of Greater Springfield

The Church in the Acres (1000 Wilbraham Road, Springfield), 9am-1pm.  The Black Men of Greater Springfield will be offering academic tutoring, physical recreation and artistic expression.  Program runs from Tuesday July 6- Friday, August 13. For more information please contact (413) 222-1530. 

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

Boys and Girls Club Family Center (100 Acorn Street, Springfield) Mondays-Fridays from 5:30p.m.-10 p.m. Activities include mentoring, college preparation, field trips, archery, community service, athletics and life skills. Programs run from July 7- August 20. For more information and to register please call (413) 739-4743.

EnMotion Dance Theater (531 Belmont Ave, Springfield), Mondays-Thursdays 6:00-9:30pm. En Motion Dance Theater will provide Hip Hop, Lyrical and African Dance while teaching empowerment, respectful relationships and multiculturalism. Program runs from July 7- August 20. For more information please call (413) 301-6530.

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, dance, access to the Fitness Center, as well as relaxing activities will include board games, access to computers and free WIFI, and Arts and Crafts. Program runs from July 8- August 20. Please visit www.seccspringfield.com or call 413-788-6173 for more information.

Parent Villages

Springfield College (263 Alden Street, Springfield MA), Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:45pm-8:30pm the Parent Villages Youth Summer Project will be hosting interactive workshops and activities including animation and storytelling, dance, art, music, and entrepreneurism.  Program runs from July 7- August 18. Please visit www.parentvillages.org or call 413-285-3757 for more information.   

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke (70 Nick Cosmos Way, Holyoke) Wednesdays from 5:00pm – 8:00 pm, we will be hosting an organized basketball league and other recreational activities including gardening, arts and crafts, volleyball outside in our park From July 7 – Aug. 18.   Events are free and appropriate for ages 13-17.  Food will be available.  Please visit www.hbgc.org or call 413-534-7366 ext. 111 for more information.

Martin Luther King Jr Family Services (3 Rutland Rd, Springfield), open 6-9 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays for special programing. The community center will host and engage community youth in its indoor basketball and volleyball courts, encourage participation of a number of age specific social, cultural and youth development programs. This year because of the Covid19 shut down of this past 16 months we will be seeking to re-engage youth who have been socially isolated from peers, school and community events. We are seeking to host some social groups with licensed Mental Health Therapist for fun filled reset activities. Program will run July 6-August 27. Please visit www.MLKjrFamilyServices.org for more information or contract us 413 746 3655, ext 124.  Open to ages 13-17.

Collectively Recognizing Empowerment Within (CREW)

will be offering sessions covering a variety of topics including financial literacy, communications, journalism, radio tv, music and career exploration. Sessions will be held 5:30pm-8:30pm and Saturdays 10am-1pm.  Program runs from July 7th-August 20. For more information and to register please contact.

New North Citizens Council

Morgan Park ( Springfield) Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 6pm-10pm. The New North Citizens Council will host activities including basketball tournaments, field day activities, mural painting, movie nights, football and a youth community block party. Open to youth ages 11-18. Running from July 8- August 14.  For more information please contact 413-455-2132.

The Mission

Rebecca Johnson School ( 55 Catherine Street, Springfield) Monday- Fridays 6pm-10pmThe Mission will host  basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, “I am Me” talent fashion show and literacy program. Program runs from July 6- August 13.  For more information please contact Johnnie Vernon at  413- 219-5059 or jvernon1@live.com.

Urban League of Springfield

Urban League’s Camp Atwater Campsite (Lake Lashaway, North Brookfield) Tuesday and Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.-9:00p.m. Urban League of Springfield will be hosting organized activities including basketball, kickball, dodgeball, fishing, music,  pottery, arts & crafts,  tennis instruction. Food will be served. The program is free of charge and open to greater Springfield and Worcester area youth ages 13-18. Program runs from July 8- August 19.  Call (413) 739-7211 ext. 103 to learn more and register. Transportation is provided and will leave from Springfield.

Additional Resources

Brockton, New Bedford, Randolph, Stoughton and Taunton

All Monday-Saturday programs run from July 6-August 20 unless otherwise noted

 Brockton, Stoughton and Taunton

Brockton

Boys & Girls Club of Metro South

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South - Brockton Clubhouse (233 Warren Street, Brockton): Monday-Thursday from 4:30 to 10:00 PM. Indoor activities include basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, dance classes, talent shows, special events, and more!  Program runs from July 6th- August 20.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South - Camp Riverside (388 Harvey Street, Taunton): Monday-Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Outdoor activities include open swim, splash pad, basketball, volleyball, playground, field games, and special events to utilize climbing tower, archery course, and more! Program runs from July 6th- August 20.

Choices4Teens Mentoring Group (15 Nilsson Street, Brockton)

Choices4Teens and The Umbrella Project presents the Youth Multi Media Program free for youth ages 13-16 , July 8-August 16. Program includes Media Production & techniques, Podcast/sound & Audio, Mini Movies/Video Recording. Mondays and Thursdays 6pm-9pm. Limited Capacity. Light meals and Snack Provided Youth and Families may register by emailing volunteer@chocies4teen.org.

Old Colony YMCA- (320 Main Street, Brockton)

The Old Colony YMCA Summer in the City program will be hosting organized sports programs including basketball and volleyball at the Brockton Central YMCA Branch location. The activities will be offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 9pm. For more information, please call (508) 583-2155 or visit www.oldcolonyymca.org. Program runs from July 7-August 17.

Mass Audubon

Stoughton Recreation Department (15 Pleasant Street, Stoughton, MA 02072), Thursdays (July 8th through July 29th) from 5-7pm. Join Mass Audubon to connect to nature in your community. Mass Audubon will be hosting open activities that will feature live wildlife (owls, hawks and more!), nature exploration, art-making with natural materials, and local ice cream. Please visit www.massaudubon.org/DCRsummernights for more information.

D.W. Fields Park Gazebo (D W Field E Pkwy, Brockton, MA 02301), Tuesdays (July 6th through July 27th) from 5-7pm. Join Mass Audubon to connect to nature in your city. Mass Audubon will be hosting open activities that will feature live wildlife (owls, hawks and more!), nature exploration, art-making with natural materials, and local ice cream. Please visit www.massaudubon.org/DCRsummernights for more information.

Cape Verdean Association of Brockton

The Immigrant Assistance Center of Greater Brockton will be offering a Summer Camp program from Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from July 12 through August 20.  Enriched activities, sports, food and more offered for children grades K through 6.   The program meets at the Gilmore School, 120 Clinton, Street, Brockton. Program is currently at capacity.  For more information on future programming opportunities, visit cvassociation.org.

New Bedford

New Bedford Department of Community Services

Dream Out Loud Creative Careers Center (1 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA), Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 6 – 8 p.m., New Bedford Community Services and Dream Out Loud will be hosting a six-week song writing workshop for girls in grades 5 – 7, where students will write, compose, and record their creations at the end of the summer. For more information or to register, please call (508) 961-3136.

 YWCA of Southeastern MA (20 South Sixth St., New Bedford, MA) Thursdays, 6 – 8 p.m., New Bedford Community Services and the YWCA of SE MA will be hosting a six-week program featuring arts, cultural exploration, yoga, and other fun social activities for girls in grades 5 – 7. For more information or to register, please call (508) 961-3136. Program runs from July 8th- August 19th.

Discovery Language Academy

Discovery Language Academy (128 Union Street, New Bedford) Get to Know Your City Culture and Language Program July 8 - August 16,  Monday- Friday 8am-3pm. Join the Discovery language Academy for a fun, safe and educational summer program. Activities include Arts and Crafts, culinary lessons, Yoga, Knitting, sport activities and local field trips. Call (508) 997-8295 for more information

Dennison Memorial Community Center

The Dennison Memorial Community Center (755 South First Street) in New Bedford will be hosting free summer programs for youth aged 5-16, Monday- Friday, 9am-4:30pm. Programming includes field trips, tournaments and educational programs. Call (508) 996-2691 for more information.

Leaders in Training

Leaders in Training (Buttonwood Park, New Bedford, MA)  Leaders In Training will be hosting a Youth Summer Basketball League. The program will run through July 1 to August 15th on Monday-Thursday from 5pm-9pm. To sign up download the Next Level Factory App and go to Enrollments. For more information call Brian Rudolph at 508-742-8650 or email Berudolph@loyola.edu.

NorthStar Learning Centers  

Heal Center (95 Cedar Street, New Bedford), Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 6:30pm-9:30pm - Visual Art Nights (painting, drawing, design, photography, etc.), Musical Arts Night (open mic, song writing, dance, instruments, etc.) and Game Night (chess tournaments, cards, cornhole, basketball, etc).  For more information contact Shawnté Paris: shawnte.healcenter@gmail.com or 508-264-2735. 

Randolph

Randolph High School (70 Memorial Parkway, Randolph) July 6- August 25, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, 5pm-8pm.  Quincy Asian Resources is hosting activities including basketball, paint night, dance, flag football, table tennis/pool. Open to all Randolph youth ages 13-20. For more information please contact Joanne Kelly, Vice President at 617-319-6529 or at  joanne@quincyasianresources.org. 

Additional Resources

Worcester

All Monday-Saturday programs run from July 7-August 20 unless otherwise noted

TLK Sports

St. Joan of Arc Gymnasium ( 570 Lincoln Street, Worcester) TLK Sports will be hosting organized volleyball and basketball leagues for youth ages 13-21 of all skill levels on Thursday and Friday evenings at 570 Lincoln St. in Worcester, MA. For more information, please visit TLKSPORTS or call 774-234-7373. Game days are included below by age and sport:

Volleyball - Thursdays

Age group 13-21

July 8th - August 19th

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Teams will consist of 6-8 players and will compete in round robin games. There will be an end of season championship tournament.

Basketball - Fridays

Age groups 13-16 and 17-21

July 9th - August 20th

Time: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Teams will consist of 8-10 players per team. Teams will play a regular season, playoffs, and championship game.

Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts

Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts ( 484 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester, MA) Tuesdays-Fridays 5pm-8pm.   SEACMA’s Offering a variety of activities including reading program, boxing, line dancing, cultural and musical programming, and martial arts. Programming will run from July 7-August 20. Call Tracy at (508) 791-4373 for more information.

Youth Connect

YouthConnect Summer Nights

 Boys and Girls Club of Worcester (65 Tainter St, Worcester), Coed, M-F, 5-9 PM.  Basketball, Indoor and Outdoor Sports, Social Recreation, Visual Arts & Dance, College & Career Prep, Swimming, Prevention and Gender Specific Programs. Please visit https://link.edgepilot.com/s/a5be8fc3/oEPI5B0-C0m00PcWYsycJw?u=https://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: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/95056620/egfHDyYqo0WplnxVOr8r_A?u=https://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:

 https://link.edgepilot.com/s/1cb1a4f7/xKGe_gGoj02uUqACqJ1dBA?u=https://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:

 https://link.edgepilot.com/s/61de0038/UxwNJbu9K0i_YW5u23LPhQ?u=https://www.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: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/bb39d495/gQewczqafUGBRdWaM4_Cag?u=https://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.  There will be time to incorporate visual arts and poetry.  This program will be delivered 100% virtually. Participants will have to attend activities as a cohort. Program will not be available for anyone who wants to join after the 2nd session.  Pre and post survey (voluntary) and MADPH parental consent forms required. Cash stipend is available upon successful completion. Limited to 20 participants.

Please visit:

 https://link.edgepilot.com/s/676a107a/LRzihNBNVEepJMZlROP8RA?u=http://www.worcesteryouthcenter.org/ or call 508-791-4702 for more information

Gender Specific Programming, on site and what they offer:

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.

Boys Night at ME4: Fridays ONLY, 5:30-9 PM. The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester and Mission E4 will provide an enrichment program to Boys in the city, at the renovated and expanded Mission E4 site with use of the GBV gymnasium. This will give boys the opportunity to learn martial arts, play basketball with their peers and participate in Passport to Manhood, a leadership program.

Additional Resources

Summer Nights Mobile Vaccination Clinics

Selected Summer Nights locations will be offering free COVID 19 Vaccines for eligible participants aged 12 and over. All Minors must have written consent from parent or guardian. Please check back here as additional locations will be added as they become scheduled.

For COVID 19 updates and information and how you find a vaccination site near you please visit mass.gov/covid19.

Boys and Girls Club Family Center, 100 Acorn Street, Springfield

COVID-19 Vaccines will be available every Wednesday from 3-7 pm. Both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available. Anyone over the age of 12 is eligible, but minors must have written consent from parent or guardian. Walk ups welcome! You can also call 888-702-9042 or visit cur.tv/bgc to make an appointment.

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