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BCYF Fun Stops return for the summer


BCYF Fun Stops are free, daily, drop-in activities at four locations in Boston this summer.

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is pleased to bring back the annual “BCYF Fun Stops” offering free, daily, drop-in activities at four locations in Boston this summer.

Children ages 8-14 are welcome to stop in each weekday and enjoy a variety of structured activities including board games, sports, arts and crafts and more from 12 noon to 5 p.m. or 2 to 7 p.m. depending on the location. 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 open on a first come, first served basis, and is limited to 50 youth per day. Many of the Fun Stops can provide lunch through the Summer Food Service Program, but please confirm with the site.  Fun Stops begin on July 8 and end on August 16.

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 or visit the BCYF website:

BCYF Blackstone Community Center operates from 12 to 5 p.m.

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

BCYF Leahy-Holloran Community Center at McMorrow Field* operates from 2-8 p.m.

Neponset Avenue, Dorchester, 617-635-5150

BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center operates from 12 to 5 p.m.

5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan, 617-635-1328

BCYF Paris Street Community Center at Paris Street Park time, TBD.

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

About Boston Centers for Youth and Families

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency. BCYF operates 36 community centers in Boston that offer a variety of engaging and enriching programs for people of all ages created through community input and need. BCYF also oversees citywide programs including the nationally-recognized violence intervention and prevention Streetworker Program, the GIRLS Initiative, Camp Joy special needs program and many aquatic offerings. For information about all of BCYF’s summer programs, visit our BCYF summer website.

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