Recreation E:News [Plenty of stuff to still do in Long Beach!]

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This past year has been a challenging one for so many in Long Beach.  The Rec Center, although affected by Superstorm Sandy, is bouncing back and remains dedicated to providing the best possible programs and events for our residents and visitors.  Our staff has been busy preparing for the Fall Season and the finishing touches are being put on the newly renovated pool, locker rooms, and steam rooms, which will open shortly.

The Ice Arena, with its recently refurbished lobby featuring its new snack bar, Café by the Bay, has daily public skating sessions and a variety of other program offerings.  All the Fall programs are listed below with something for everyone.  This season also welcomes the addition of two new programs: Swim Club and Co-ed Flag Football.  Be sure to check them out!

In addition to our programs and activities, the Recreation Center campus includes a synthetic surface ball field, skateboard park, roller rink, dog run, fitness trail, children’s playground, fishing pier, and boat launch.

For those who wish to play closer to their home, visit our neighborhood playgrounds: Clark Street & the Bay, Pacific Blvd & Shore Road, Leroy Conyers at Park Place & East Hudson Street, Sherman Brown at Riverside Blvd & West Pine Street, Magnolia Blvd & the Boardwalk, and Georgia Avenue & West Beech Street.  Please take the time to enjoy all that your Recreation Department has to offer.  For up to date information and applications, visitwww.longbeachny.gov/rec

Yours in Recreation,
Bob Piazza
Commissioner of Parks & Recreation

RECREATION CENTER
700 Magnolia Boulevard
Long BeachNY11561
516-431-3890
www.longbeachny.gov/rec

CARDIO & WEIGHT ROOM
Monday to Friday, 6a.m. to 10p.m.

POOL
Monday to Friday: 6a.m. to 5p.m. & 8p.m. to10p.m.
Saturday: 9a.m. to 8:30p.m.
Sunday: 9a.m. to 6p.m.

ICE ARENA
150 West Bay Drive
Long BeachNY11561
516-208-6136
www.longbeachny.gov/icearena 

Public Skating Sessions
Monday: 9a.m. to noon, 3:30p.m. to 5:30p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday: 9a.m. to 11a.m.
Friday: 9a.m. to noon, 4:10p.m. to 5:40p.m.,8:15p.m. to 10:15p.m.
Saturday: 1:30p.m.to 3:30p.m.
Sunday: 12:30p.m. to 2:30p.m., 3:15p.m. to5:15p.m.

FALL ORGANIZED PROGRAMS

Unless otherwise noted all applications can be downloaded at longbeachny.gov/rec by clicking on the DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS button or picked up at the Recreation Center lobby.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Swim Lessons (Registration opens Tuesday 9/17 to LBCSD Residents and Thursday, 9/19 to non-residents.  The application will be posted at longbeachny.gov on Monday 9/16 and will contain the dates, times, and instructors of the classes.  Offerings include Preschool, Pre Kindergarten, and American Red Cross Level 1 through 6 (begins Sept. 30).

Swim Club  *new*
This new program is designed for those children who can swim and want to excel at it but are not interested in competing in swim meets.  It will teach freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke, and butterfly as well as proper starts and turns and will run in 10 week cycles.  Children 10 & under will meet Mondays & Wednesdays and children ages 11 thru 17 will meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays, &  Fridays. Class meets 5pm to 6pm (begins Sept. 30).

Tigersharks Swim Team
A competitive swim team coached by Long Beach Recreation Department Staff.  Swimmers are expected to participate in practices during the week and on weekends as well as attend meets, which are held on weekends.  For further information, please visit golba.org

Fall Soccer League
5 Intramural Divisions Boys 2nd & 3rd , Girls 2nd & 3rd, Boys 4th & 5th, Girls 4th & 5th, Co-ed 6th & 7th. Games played at Recreation Fields on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. All soccer programs will play short field except for the Co-ed 6th & 7th grade division (begins Sept 21). Volunteer coaches needed. Email pferrante@longbeachny.gov.

Soccer for Kindergarteners and 1st Graders
Meets on Saturday mornings from 9am to 10am at Recreation Fields (Sept 21st thru Nov 2)

Co-Ed Flag Football (New Program!)
Pre-K & K (Mondays 4pm to 5pm from Sept 23 to Nov 11). Players in 1st thru 3rd Grade, 4th thru 6th grade, 7th thru 9th grade, 10th thru 12th grade will practice and have 6 games. Program meets at Recreation Fields in the following time ranges: Mondays between 5pm and 7pm, Wednesdays between 4pm and 6pm, and Sundays between 1:30pm and 5:30pm. League play is slated to begin Monday, Sept 16. Volunteer coaches needed. Email mkohut@longbeachny.gov

Fall Running Club
Boys and girls ages 7 through 15 meet Sundays at Riverside Blvd on the Boardwalk from noon to 1pm (Sept 15th thru Nov 3rd). Club includes entry into Turkey Trot Youth Race on Sunday, November 24th.

Cross Fit King of the Beach
Must sign up at the Rec, classes limited in size. Boys and girls 1st thru 4th meet Wednesdays from 4pm to 5pm for 8 weeks. Boys and girls 5th thru 8th meet Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm. (begins Sept 18)

Fall House League Ice Hockey at the Ice Arena
Ages 5 thru 10 (birth years 2003 thru 2008) from 5:40 pm to 6:40 pm on Mondays and 7 am to 7:50 am on Sundays. Ages 11 thru 14 (birth years 1999-2002) meets Mondays 6:50 to 7:50pm and Sundays 8 am to 8:50 am. (begins Monday 9/16). Sign up at the Ice Arena.

Learn to Ice Skate
Ages 4 and up meet once a week on Mondays or Fridays from 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm or Saturdays from 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm, or Sundays from noon to 12:30 pm or 2:45 pm to 3:15 pm. Program begins Sept 20. Sign up at Ice Arena.

R. K. Gould Tae Kwon Do
160 West Park Avenue, must sign up at Rec, classes limited in size, first come, first served. K thru 3rd Mondays or Tuesdays from 4:15 to 5:15 (begins Sept 23) 4th thru 6th Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:15 (begins Sep 25th)

Earth Arts, 162 West Park Avenue, must sign up at Rec, classes limited in size, first come, first served. K thru 3rd Tuesdays or Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 and 4th thru 8th from 5:30 to 6:30(begins September 24th)

Music Together Classes
A delightful, joyous approach to music-making with your child. For children newborn through Kindergarten, and the adults who love them, this exceptional program offers families an opportunity to sing, dance and play rhythm instruments together in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Offered in partnership with the Recreation Department and held upstairs at the Ice Arena on.  Classes held Tuesdays or Fridays at 10 or 11am beginning September 17.  For more information and to sign up, visit whiletheyrelittle.com.

ADULT PROGRAMS

KWick Fit Bootcamp with Katy Wick Meets: Saturdays & Sundays or Wednesdays at 7:45pm or both! (begins Sept 7th) Kwick Fit bootcamp is a small group fitness class that welcomes people of all fitness levels. Within each one hour-long class, you will be challenged with a pre-made workout that is guaranteed to scorch calories and tone muscles. Kwick Fit bootcamp provides community members an exercise option that takes the stress out of planning a workout along with the opportunity to be surrounded by others who share an interest in an active and healthy lifestyle.  Those enrolled in KWick Fit Bootcamp enjoy full membership privileges at the Rec!
Adult Fitness with Diane Danby
Danby in the gym & cardio rooms at the Rec on Wednesdays at 10am or Fridays at 8:30 am(begins Sept 18th)

Root to Rise Yoga with Stephanie Durso, meets in the Ice Arena on Sunday mornings at 8:45am(begins Sept 8th) Women’s Soccer, games played Friday nights 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm (begins Sept 27)

Men’s Fall Softball, games played Monday nights 8pm Double Headers and Sunday mornings 9am & 11:30 am Double Headers (begins Sept 15)

Indoor Adult Volleyball, games played in Lindell School Gymnasium on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights (occasional Mondays) at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm. (begins Sept 24)

Women’s Fall Kickball, games played on Sunday nights on Rec Fields at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm(begins Sept 22)

Women’s Fall Soccer , games begin on September 27 and are played on Friday nights at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm.

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program with Gene meets Mondays from 10 to 11, Wednesday from 11am to noon, and Friday from 9:30am to 10:30am.  Physician approval required. (begins Sept 30)

Swimnastics with Cathy meets Mon, Tues, Thurs from 1pm to 2pm and Fridays from 10:30am to 11:30am. (begins Sept 30)

Adult Swim Lessons, Meets Tuesdays from 8:15pm to 9:15pm. (begins Oct 1)

 

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10 thoughts on “Recreation E:News [Plenty of stuff to still do in Long Beach!]”

  1. There are number of ways to find out if the pool has reopened.
    You can wait for an announcement but you might grow old before one is made. you can go there and ask which I did on way to Ranger exhibition on Sat and was told the pool is open but you cant swim since there are no lifeguards. This is not at all surprising since TILB. You might also call them on the phone and be sure to ask if there are lifeguards on duty since even if the pool is open , without lifeguards you can’t swim. You could sit there and look at the water and if this was Iowa that might be exciting but we are surrounded by water which is much more picareesque and stimulating.

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