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BCYF February vacation week activities offer something for everyone!

February 6, 2017

There's lots to do during February school vacation week at your local BCYF center.

The February school vacation week is fast approaching. Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) wants families to make plans today to attend one of the many programs and activities being offered at our centers. We created a complete schedule of BCYF centers’ vacation week activities. A few highlights include:

Full Vacation Week Programs:

Several centers — including BCYF Blackstone, BCYF Charlestown, BCYF Curtis Hall, BCYF Menino, and BCYF Tobin — are offering a structured all-day vacation week program for young children featuring a wide variety of activities.

Black History Month Events

BCYF is hosting several Black History Month events. BCYF Gallivan Community Center is hosting their annual Black History Basketball Tournament Thursday through Saturday of vacation week, 1 - 6:30 p.m.  BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center hosts an Art & Family Celebration tonight at 6 p.m. and there will be Black History movies and discussions at the following BCYF community centers. All are welcome:

BCYF Blackstone: Friday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.

BCYF Charlestown: Thursday, February 23 at 6 p.m.

BCYF Mildred: Thursday, February 23 at 6 p.m.

BCYF Roslindale: Wednesday, February 22 at 5:30 p.m.

BCYF Tobin: Wednesday, February 22 at 4 p.m.


It may be cold out, but BCYF’s 15 indoor pools are warm and offer open access swim time as well as structured aquatics programming under the watchful eyes of lifeguards. Several are offering free swim lessons all week as part of BCYF’s Swim for Safety program.  Find your local pool.

Girls-only Programming:

BCYF Girls Initiative is hosting a trip to see Hidden Figures followed by a discussion, a roller skating party and a self-defense and self-esteem training. Limited slots are available for these events. A two-day self-defense workshop with Girls Leap at BCYF Condon Community Center has slots available but they're going fast. Call 617-635-5100 to register.