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*Press Release from the Director of Recreation
City of Port Jervis
2017 Summer Recreation Schedule
Recreation Office: Port Jervis Youth Center, 134 Pike Street Port Jervis NY 12771 Telephone: 845-858-4000 ext. 6 Fax: 845-858-4016 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: visit us on FaceBook…@ Port Jervis Recreation
SUMMER PLAYGROUND SCHEDULE (7 weeks) · Supervised Playgrounds will open on Monday June 26, 2017and will close on Fri. August 11, 2017. · The Port Jervis Recreation Commission will open three (3) Supervised Playgrounds this summer; Church St. Park, Farnum Park and Riverside Park. Supervised Playground Hours Monday-Friday 9:00 am- 3:30 pm Children can participate in many activities during supervised playground hours. Activities include street hockey, basketball, softball, kickball, tennis, wiffleball and many more. Board games and card games are also available. All activities are FREE of charge unless otherwise indicated! Special Event Days: Tuesdays starting July 11 “The Little Chefs at Rec” at Farnum Park Tuesdays & Thursdays starting June 27 “Basketball at Church St.” Fridays starting June 30 “Softball at Riverside Park” Cooking starts at 12:30 pm. Basketball and Softball will start at 1:15 pm. Other parks available to the community include Barclay St. Park, Cahoonzie St. Park, Elks-Brox Park and West End Park. These parks do not have supervised playground hours but offer playground equipment, basketball courts and scenic views of the Tri-State Area! Don’t forget about The Watershed Park Trails and Recreation Area! Additional Funding provided by: NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Orange County Youth Bureau.
SUMMER YOUTH CENTER SCHEDULE (7 weeks) · The Youth Center’s summer schedule will begin on Monday June 26 and end on Friday August 11, 2017 Summer Youth Center Hours Monday-Friday 9:00 am-3:30 pm Children can play video games on our Wii, PS3 and XBOX 360 systems or play ping pong, shuffle board, foosball or play pool. Board games and card games are available. Kids can also watch NETFLIX on our BIG screen TV or bowl in our Basement Bowling Alley. Free WiFi. Youth Center Special Events Mondays beginning July 3 “Creative Day” Wednesdays beginning July 5 “Athletic Day” Fridays beginning July 7 “Activity Day” All Youth Center special events will start at 12:30 pm. All kids MUST wear sneakers when bowling. Programs, supplies, and materials are FREE of charge unless otherwise indicated!! All programs and events are subject to change! FREE SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM Funded by the New York State Ed. Dept. Monday-Friday from July 5 to August 10. Lunches will be delivered to Church St. Park, Farnum Park, Riverside Park and the Youth Center each weekday at 12:00 pm. This program is FREE to Port Jervis School District Students or Port Jervis youth ages of 18 and under!! Children ages 7-18 may sign up at any of the three playgrounds or at the Recreation office. CHILDREN UNDER 7 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR A BABYSITTER (16 years of age or older) DURING PLAYGROUND AND YOUTH CENTER HOURS!! Permission forms will be distributed to children and need to be returned to Rec. staff.
ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS PROGRAMS Offered daily at the Youth Center and Supervised Playgrounds- Kan Jam, Bean Bag Toss, Foosball, Pickle Ball, Basketball, Wiffleball, Frisbee, and much more will be available each day at the playgrounds. The Youth Center will have the Wii, PS3 and XBOX 360 game systems available along with bowling, arts and crafts, ping pong, air hockey and movies. Co-ed Youth Street Hockey Games are played at Church St. Park every Monday-Wednesday-Friday mornings from 9:30 am-11:30 am. FREE of charge and open to boys and girls ages 7 and up. Street Hockey starts on June 26 and ends on August 7. Co-ed Youth Softball Games are played at Riverside Park every Wednesday afternoon at 1:15 pm. FREE of charge and open to boys and girls ages 9-13. Co-ed softball starts on July 5 and end on August 2. Co-ed Youth Track Track events include, 100 meter dash, high jump, shot put, and more. Track is held every Tuesday and Thursday evening at the Port Jervis High School from 6:00pm-8:00 pm. Track begins on June 27 and ends on August 3. FREE of charge and open to boys and girls ages 5 and up. Beach Party Friday Every Friday afternoon from 12:45 pm-3:00 pm at West End Beach. Port Jervis DIAL-A-BUS will pick up kids and bring down to the beach. Certified lifeguards will be on duty plus playground supervisors will be on hand. Play kickball, wiffle ball, kan-jam, corn hole and more. Go swimming and enjoy ice pops. DIAL-A-BUS will pick up kids at Church St. Park at 12:30, Farnum Park at 12:45 and The Youth Center & Riverside Park at 1:00 pm. DIAL-A-BUS will return kids to Church St. at 2:30, Farnum Park at 2:45 and The Youth Center & Riverside at 3:00 pm.
SPORTS CAMPS Basketball Camp Camp will consist of Drills, Competitions, and Pick-Up Games. Camp will be held at Church St. Park Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:15-2:45 pm. For boys and girls ages 8-16. Camp will start on June 27 and end August 8 . No pre-registration required. Sign up every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. This camp is FREE of charge. Tennis Camp Tennis camp will be held at Church St. Park the week of July 17- 21. Camp hours are 9:00 am-12:30 pm. Lunch (bring own lunch and drink) will be held from 11:00 am-11:30 am. Camp will consist of drills, competitions and games. Participants will learn the rules of the game and how to serve, receive serve and volley. Camp is for boys and girls ages 8-13. Registration will be held at the Youth Center June 6, 7 and 9from 6:00-8:00 pm .Late registration will be held the first day of camp- July 17 at 9:00 am. This camp is FREE of charge. Soccer Star Camp Train with former Division 1 College Soccer players. Two 1-week camps will be held at the Port Jervis High School for boys and girls ages 6-16. Camp weeks are July 3-7 (no camp on July 4) and July 10-14. COST $100 for one week or $160 for both weeks. Sibling discounts are available- $80 per sibling for 1 week or $70 per sibling for both weeks. Camp times are 9:00 am -1:00 pm. Lunch (bring own lunch and drink) is 11:00 am -11:30 am. All participants will receive quality instruction focusing on individual skills, tactics and team play. Agility, speed and power training will be covered. All participants receive a camp t-shirt! Registration will be held at the Youth Center June 6, 7 and 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm and also at the Soap Box Derby on June 11. Make checks payable to: Port Jervis Recreation Volleyball Camp This 1-week volleyball camp will be held at the A.S.K. Gym for girls entering grades 5-6-7-8. Camp week is June 26-30. COST is $50 per person. Sibling discounts are available. Camp time is 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Lunch (bring own lunch and drink) is 11:00 am-11:30 am. All participants will receive instruction focusing on individual skills and team play from the Port Jervis Volleyball staff and Varsity players. Girls will learn and improve on passing, setting, hitting and serving. Registration will be held at the Youth Center on June 6, 7 and 9 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Late registration will be held on Day 1 of camp- June 26 at the A.S.K. Gym from 8:00 am-9:00 am. Make checks payable to: Port Jervis Recreation
WEST END PARK, BOAT LAUNCH AND BEACH The Port Jervis Recreation Commission will open West End Beach, located on the beautiful Delaware River on Friday, June 16 and close on Sunday August 20, 2017. West End Beach schedule: Monday, Thursday and Friday 12:00 pm -6:00 pm Weekends 11:00 am-6:00 pm West End Beach is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Certified lifeguards are on duty during beach hours. West End Beach Guidelines 1. There is a $5 parking fee for all non-City of Port Jervis residents Saturday and Sundays. Parking fee includes all vehicles. 2. No Alcoholic beverages permitted 3. No Smoking 4. No Glass bottles permitted 5. Swimming is NOT permitted outside designated swimming area, when there is thunder or lightning or when lifeguards are off duty 6. Appropriate language and behavior is expected of all swimmers 7. Diving is NOT permitted 8. Swimmers under the age of 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older 9. Beach schedule is subject to change.
FREE Outdoor Movie Nights @ Riverside Park
First Assembly of God Church and PJ REC
Wed. June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9 and August 30
FREE HOT DOGS ANDPOPCORN!!
Concerts in the Park @ Riverside Park
Please join us for great entertainment and fun in the Park. Concerts are held at 7:00 pm and are FREE of charge and for all ages.
Thursday July 13- The Carl Richards Band
Thursday July 20- Rich Wilson
Wednesday August 2- The Parting Glass- Irish Folk Trio
Thursday August 17- DJ G “80’s Night in the Park”
Farnum Park Concerts
Broome Street Wind Ensemble Band will perform 3 FREE concerts at Farnum Park Mondays June 26, July 10 and July 24. Concerts will be held 7:00 pm. In case of inclement weather concert will be held at Drew United Methodist Church. Concerts sponsored by:
Gold- Drew United Methodist Church- Al’s Music Shop
Silver- Bon Secour Health System
Bronze- Jeff Bank- Gray Parker Funeral Home- Kolmar- Child Safe Stay- William C. and Catherine L. Webster- Bavoso and Plotsky Esq.
PJ REC Summer Olympics
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ Riverside Park starting at 10:00 am (Rain date- Thursday, August 10, 2017). Enjoy a FULL day of games, contests, food and drink!! FREE of Charge.
National Night Out Tuesday, August 1, 2017 @ Riverside Park and Recreation Area. NNO is an annual event that builds communities, generates support for anti-crime programs and strengthens police/community relations. Come join us from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm for food, fun, entertainment and much more.
Transportation for all trips is on COACH buses with air conditioning, bathrooms and DVDs.
Circle Line Cruise- Join us for a 2.5 hour cruise around Manhattan Island on Wednesday July 12, 2017. . Take in fantastic views of The Statue Of Liberty, The Empire State Building, The Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium and many more iconic NYC landmarks! Bus departs from public parking lot on Pike St. (next to Royal Furniture) at 8:45 am and will return approximately 5:00 pm. The cruise is at 12:00 pm. Tickets are $60 for adults and $55 for children (ages 3-12). Ticket price includes transportation and ticket for the cruise. This trip is rain or shine. Concession stand available on the boat. Limited tickets available. Sorry NO REFUNDS. NEW YORK METS Baseball Game at Citi Field The New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals. Wednesday July 19, 2017. Game starts at 7: 05 pm. Bus departs from public parking lot on Pike street (next to Royal Furniture) at 3:45 pm sharp! Bus will return approximately 12:00 am. Tickets are $60. 00 each (includes ticket price and transportation). Seats are Section 426 Rows 4-5-6. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Limited Tickets Available. Sorry NO REFUNDS. Date of trip is Friday, July 28, 2017. Bus departs from the public parking lot on Pike Street (next to Royal Furniture) at 7:30 am!! Bus will return approximately 7:00 PM. Tickets are $70 each (includes ticket price and transportation). This trip is rain or shine. Supervision will not be provided. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Limited tickets available. For more information visit their website at www.dorneypark.com or call The Recreation Office at 858-4045. Sorry NO REFUNDS.
City of Port Jervis Recreation Department
Mayor Recreation Commission
Kelly B. Decker Tom Hoppey, Chairman Debbie Cunningham
Council Liaison Dawn Jones, Vice Chair Erika Ropke-Polanis
Gina Fitzpatrick Brandy Figueroa Mike Latini
Noleen Casey-Tomasi Mike McCarthy
Harry Tomasi Amanda Sexton
Recreation Secretary- Amy Ross
John V. Faggione- Director of Recreation
A proud supporter of the PJ Recreation Department:
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