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Registration now open for Boston Neighborhood Basketball League


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Parks and Recreation

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has announced that registration is now open for the 47th annual season of Boston’s favorite summer basketball league, the Boston Neighborhood Basketball League (BNBL), kicking off on Tuesday, July 5.

BNBL is the oldest municipal basketball league in the country serving young men and women in three divisions each for boys and girls: 13 and under: 15 and under, and 18 and under.

Encompassing recreation, sports and community engagement, BNBL real value is helping make Boston a happier and safer in the summer months by providing a physical outlet for youngsters throughout the city.  Over 1,800 players on 174 teams will participate in this year’s league at 23 sites throughout the city.  BNBL is played at Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) community centers and selected city parks. The 2016 BNBL season ends with the championship games played in mid-August.

BNBL also offers a free Pee Wee Developmental program for boys and girls ages 6 to 11. Pee Wee BNBL is offered at various locations across the city in Charlestown, Franklin Park, Grove Hall, Mattapan, Roslindale and Roxbury. This program teaches young players the basics of basketball in a fun and non-competitive setting. Space is limited.

For more information, please email Michael Mitchell at or call (617) 961-3083.  To register online for BNBL or BNBL Pee Wee go to