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BCYF Fun Stops continue through August

July 29, 2015

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) wants to remind families that “BCYF Fun Stops” continue through August offering free, daily, drop-in activities at eight locations in Boston.

Children ages 8-18 are welcome to stop in and enjoy a variety of structured activities including board games, sports, arts and crafts and more from 12 noon to 6 p.m.* each weekday. No pre-registration is required, however, parents must fill out a brief waiver form that contains the necessary emergency contact information as well as allows youth to swim during scheduled times at the Fun Stop pool locations. Each Fun Stop is limited to 50 youth. Many of the Fun Stops are able to provide lunch through the Summer Food Service Program, but please confirm with the site.  Fun Stops began on July 6 and will continue through Friday, August 21.

The Fun Stops are hosted in parks or open spaces adjacent to or near a BCYF community center. For more about the Fun Stops, contact the host community center listed below:

BCYF Blackstone Community Center

50 West Brookline Street, South End, 617-635-5162


BCYF Clougherty Pool at Doherty Park

Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, 617-635-5174


BCYF Flaherty Pool at Healy Field

160 Florence Street, Roslindale, 617-635-5181


BCYF Holland Community Center

85 Olney Street, Dorchester, 617-635-5144


BCYF Jackson/Mann Community Center at Ringer Park

Gordon Street, Allston, 617-635-5153


BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center @ Garvey Park (*operates from 2-8 p.m.)

Neponset Avenue, Dorchester, 617-635-5150


BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center

5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan, 617-635-1328


BCYF Paris Street Pool

113 Paris Street, East Boston, 617-635-5125/1410

Four of the Fun Stops extend their hours and host teen-only activities on select nights. The complete schedule of these “Super” Fun Stop teen-only nights can be found on the Teen Page at Boston.Gov/BCYF