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BCYF December 2017 vacation week activities

December 5, 2017

This is a partial list of activities happening during the upcoming school vacation week.

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) community centers are holding events throughout the week. Please contact your local BCYF center for more information. We'll be continuing to add activities as they get scheduled, so remember to check back on this page!

December 2017 Vacation Activities

December 2017 Activities
Blackstone Connects School Vacation Program

Friday, December 22, through Tuesday, January 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(not operating December 25 and January 1.)
Fee: $60. Snack and lunch will be provided.

  • Field trips, arts and crafts, gym, and various activities will also be available.
  • Swimming pool will open at 2 p.m. during the vacation week.

Learn about BCYF Blackstone

New Year’s Plunge

Join the L Street Brownies for the annual plunge on January 1. (Time to be announced.)

Learn about BCYF Curley

Skill and drill basketball clinic

For members signed up for the in-house basketball league.  
Tuesday-Friday, December 26-29, boys and girls ages 11-14, 9 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday-Friday, December 27-29, boys and girls ages 8-10, 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Learn about BCYF Curtis Hall

Holiday Girls Night at ​Boston Bowl

Thursday, December 28, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Please RSVP to Erika.Butler@Boston.gov.  Space is limited. 
Pizza and drink will be provided.

Learn about BCYF GIRLS Initiative

Registration opens December 4, 2017. Spaces are limited. To sign up, email leahyhollorancc@boston.gov or call 617-635-5150.

Thursday, December 21
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Movie Field Trip
    4 - 7:30 p.m. Ages 8 and older
    Cost: $15.00
Friday, December 22
  • Christmas Crafts 3 - 5 p.m. Ages 5-10
    Cost: $5.00
  • Holiday Shopping Trip at Assembly Row 3 - 8 p.m.
    Ages 10 and up
    Cost: Must bring own spending money
  • Open Swim Times: 2 - 4:45 p.m. and 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 23
  •  "Drop & Shop" 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Ages 5-12
    Cost: $5.00
    Activities include swimming, crafts, gym, and games!
    Limited availability. MUST pre-register by Friday, December 22
  • Open Swim Times: 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, December 26
  • Playground Games 2 - 4 p.m.
    Ages 8-12
    Cost: FREE
  • Open Gym 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Unturned Computer Game Tournament
    4 - 5 p.m. Ages 7-9
    5 - 6 p.m. Ages 10-12
Wednesday, December 27
  • Toddler Tumble Time (parent/child open gym)
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Ages 4 and under
    Cost: FREE
  • Open Gym 12:30 - 2 p.m. Ages 8-12
  • Jingle Ball Basketball Tournament
    2 - 5 p.m. Boys Ages 10-14
    Cost: $5, includes pizza
  • "Boston Winter at City Hall Plaza" Field Trip
    2 - 6 p.m. Ages 8 and older
    Cost: Must bring own spending money
  • Open Swim Times: 2 - 4 p.m. and 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 28
  • Paintball Field Trip
    2 - 8 p.m. Ages 10 and older
    Cost: $50, includes rental and pizza
  • Holiday Cooking Class
    2 - 4 p.m. Ages 8 and older
    Cost: $5
  • "Let it Snow" Paint Party
    5 - 8 p.m. Ages 10 and older
    Cost $30, includes pizza and snacks
  • Open Swim Times: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Friday, December 29
  • Kids New Year's Bingo and Pizza Party
    5 - 8 p.m. Ages 7 and up. Cost: $5
  • Open Gym 2 - 5 p.m.
  • Open Swim Times: 2 - 5 p.m. and 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Learn about BCYF Leahy-Holloran

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Activities for teen members
  • Sky Zone, December 26;
  • Shopping trip to South Shore Mall, December 27;
  • Ice Skating, December 28;
  • Harlem Globetrotters, December 29;
  • Basketball Tournament, December 30. 

There are different fees for these special activities. Please call the center to reserve a spot. All BCYF teen memberships cost $5 for the year.

Activities for youth ages 6-12
  • Movies, December 26
  • Christmas Revels at Sanders Theatre, December 27
  • Ice Skating, December 28
  • Harlem Globetrotters, December 29
  • Basketball Tournament, December 30

There are different fees for these special activities. Please call the center to reserve a spot.

Movie Night for members in the Nazzaro Gym
  • Thursday, December 21
  • Free, pizza and popcorn will be provided.

Learn about BCYF Nazzaro

  • Open Gym all week, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Field trip to Plaster Fun Time, December 27, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Field trip to the movies, December 28, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • “Mommy and Me” paint day event, December 29, 2:30 - 5 p.m.

Learn about BCYF Pino

3-on-3 basketball tournament

Wednesday, December 27, for ages 15 and under. Starts at 5 p.m.

Learn about BCYF Paris Street

  • Teen Open Gym, from 2 - 6 p.m., every weekday of the vacation week.
  • Pool Times: open and lap swims every day of the vacation week. Please contact the center, 617-635-5129 x1060, for more details.

Learn about BCYF Quincy

  • Vacation week program for youth ages 6-12, runs December 26-29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $25.00. Breakfast and lunch are not provided.
  • Vacation week program for teens ages 13-18 runs December 26-29, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. FREE with membership.

Learn about BCYF Shelburne

School Age Vacation Week Program
  • December 26-29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Ages 6-12
  • Fee: $40.
  • Youth must bring their breakfast and lunch.
  • Info: Elsa Carrasquillo, 617-635-5216.
Various Sports Clinics
  • December 26 from 2-3 p.m.  
  • Info: Dorien Garnett, 617-635-5216
Batting Cage
  • Open Access December 26-29, 2-4 p.m.
Chess Fest
  • December 27 and 28, 4-7 p.m.
  • Info: Robert Chan,  617-635-5216
Flag Football Tournament
  • December 27- 28, 2-4 p.m.
  • Info: Ryann Harrell
NBA 2k Tournament for teens
  • December 29, 5-8 p.m.
  • Fee: $10.
  • Info: Hector Galarza or Charles Davis, 617-635-5216
Youth Connection Program
  • December 26-29, 1:30-7 p.m.
  • Free but some fees may apply to special activities.
  • Info: Hector Galarza or Charles Davis, 617-635-5216

Learn about BCYF Tobin

Tuesday,  December 26
  • Trip to Launch Trampoline Park in Norwood and lunch at Town Spa.
Wednesday, December 27
  • Trip to Patriots Hall of Fame at Gillette Stadium.
Thursday, December 28
  • BCYF Girls Bowling Night at Boston Bowl, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 28, Floor Hockey Tournament

7-11 year olds, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 
12-17 year olds, 6 - 8 p.m.

Friday, December 29, Basketball 3-Point Contest
  • 12 and under, 3 p.m.
  • 12 and over, 5 p.m.

Learn about BCYF Tynan

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