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BCYF Fun Stops return for summer 2018


There are free and daily drop-in activities at five locations in Boston through August 17.

Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is pleased to bring back the annual “BCYF Fun Stops,” offering free and daily drop-in activities at five locations in Boston through August 17.

Children ages 8-14 are welcome to stop in and enjoy a variety of structured activities. including board games, sports, arts and crafts, and more from 12 p.m. (noon) to 5 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 open on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is limited to 50 youth per day. Many of the Fun Stops are able to provide lunch through the Summer Food Service Program, but please confirm with the site.  Fun Stops begin on July 9 and will continue through Friday, August 18.

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 Boston.Gov/BCYF:

BCYF Blackstone Community Center 
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 
5 Mildred Avenue, Mattapan, 617-635-1328

BCYF Nazzaro Community Center at Puopolo Park 
475 Commercial Street, North End, 617-635-1276

BCYF Paris Street Community Center at Paris Street Park 
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.