Summer Rec. Programs

134 Pike Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771
(845) 858-4045   (Next to P.J. Library)
 
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City of Port Jervis  
***2011 Summer Recreation returning in late June 2011***  
2010 Summer Recreation Schedule-  

Mayor Russell R. Potter
Councilman-At-Large Dean Aumick
City Council Liaison Denis Livingston
Director of Recreation John V. Faggione
Chairman Thomas Hoppey
Vice-Chairman Luann McCarthy
Commission Member Cali Campbell
Commission Member Joe Burton
Commission Member Debbie Cunningham
Commission Member Dawn Jones
Commission Member Mike Latini
Recreation Secretary Amy Ross
 
 
Recreation Office- 134 Pike St. Port Jervis NY 12771
Phone- 845-858-4045
Fax- 845-858-4016
Email- pjrec@frontiernet.net

 

 
Additional funding provided by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and the Orange County Youth Bureau  

 

 SUMMER PLAYGROUND SCHEDULE

The Port Jervis Recreation Commission will open two (2) Supervised Playgrounds this summer, Church St. Park and Riverside Park.  Supervised Playgrounds will open on Mon. June 28 and will close on Fri. August 13.

Supervised Playground Hours

Monday-Friday

8:30 am- 5:00 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!

Other parks available to the community include Barclay St. Park, Cahoonzie St. Park, Elks-Brox Park (Point Peter), Farnum 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!

 “BE PART OF THE FUN”

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 SUMMER YOUTH CENTER SCHEDULE

The Youth Center’s summer schedule will begin on Monday June 28 and end on Friday August 13.

 Summer Youth Center Hours

Monday-Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm

 

Children can play video games on our Wii, PS2 and XBOX systems or play ping pong, air hockey, foosball or play pool.  Board games and card games are available.  Kids can also watch movies on our BIG screen TV or bowl in our Basement Bowling Alley.

 Youth Center Special Events

Mondays beginning July 12 “Tournament Day”

Tuesdays beginning July 6 “Game Day”

Wednesdays beginning July 7 “Arts and Crafts”

Thursdays beginning July 8 “Bowling Day”

Fridays beginning July 9 “Movie Day”

 

All Youth Center special events will start at 1:00 pm.  Bowling Day participants MUST wear sneakers when bowling.

Programs, supplies, and materials are FREE of charge unless otherwise indicated!!  All programs and events are subject to change!

"BE PART OF THE FUN"

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 FREE SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM

Funded by the New York State Ed. Dept.

Monday-Friday from July 6 to August 6.

Lunches will be delivered to Church St. Park, Riverside Park and the Youth Center each weekday at 12:00 pm.

his 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 two 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 Recreation staff.

 “BE PART OF THE FUN”

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 WEST END BEACH

The Port Jervis Recreation Commission will open West End Beach on Saturday June 19 and close on Friday August 27, 2010.

Located on the beautiful Delaware River, West End Beach admission is FREE of charge and is open daily from 11:00 am-7:00 pm.  Certified lifeguards are on duty during beach hours. 

 

 West End Beach Guidelines

1.      No Alcoholic beverages permitted

2.      No Glass bottles permitted

3.      Swimming is NOT permitted outside designated swimming area, when there is thunder or lightning or when lifeguards are off duty

4.      Appropriate language and behavior is expected of all swimmers

5.      Diving is NOT permitted

6.      Swimmers under the age of 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older

7.     Beach schedule is subject to change!

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CTIVITIES AND SPORTS PROGRAMS

 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 30 and ends on August 11.

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3 on 3 Basketball League

Games are played at Riverside Park every Tuesday-Thursday afternoon from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm.  FREE of charge and open to boys and girls.  Form your own team and register with Recreation staff at Riverside Park June 28-July 2.  Games will start on July 6 and end on August 10.  Age groups are 7-9, 10-13, 14-17.

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Co-ed Softball

Games are played at Riverside Park every Friday afternoon at 1:30 pm.  FREE of charge and open to boys and girls ages 9-13.  Co-ed softball starts on July 2 and end on August 6. 

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Co-ed Tennis

Co-ed Tennis Lessons are given at Church St. Park.  Lessons are FREE of charge and for boys and girls ages 7 and up.  Lessons start on July 6 and end on August 12.  Registration will take place at Church St. Tennis courts June 28-July 2 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm or by calling Recreation office at 858-4045.

Beginner Lessons- Mon-Thurs 9:00am-10:00 am

Intermediate Lessons- Mon-Thurs 10:00 am-11:00 am

Advanced Lessons- Mon-Thurs 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Adult Lessons – Mon-Thurs 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Fridays are reserved for rain dates.    

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Co-ed Youth Track

Track events include, 100 meter dash, high jump, shot put, hurdles  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 July 6 and ends on August 12.  FREE of charge and open to boys and girls ages 5 and up.

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Co-ed Youth Basketball Lessons and 4 on 4 League

Lessons are held at the Church St. basketball court on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-7 pm.  FREE of charge and open to boys and girls in grades 6-8.  4 on 4 league follows at 7:00 pm and is also FREE of charge.  The 4 on 4 league is open to Middle School and High School students.   

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Soccer Star Camp

Train with former Division 1 College Soccer players.  Three 1-week camps will be held at the Port Jervis High School for boys and girls ages 10-18.  Camp weeks are June 28, July 6 and July 12.  COST $40.  Camp times are 9:00 am-11:00 am 11:30 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 7-8-9 from 5:00-8:00 pm.

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Tennis Tournament (Youth and Adult)

The Port Jervis Open will take place the week of August 9, 2010.  COST $10.  Male and Female age divisions.  Trophies to winners!  Registration will take place at the Youth Center beginning Tuesday July 6, 2010.  For more information contact the Recreation Department at 845-858-4045 or speak with tennis instructors.

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National Night Out

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 @ 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.

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Field Day Party

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @ Riverside Park and Recreation Area.  (Rain date- Wednesday, August 11, 2010).  Enjoy a FULL day of games, contests and food and drink!!  FREE of Charge!!!

 

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SPECIAL EVENTS  continued

Summer Concert Series

 

Presented by the Port Jervis Recreation Department

Concerts are FREE of charge and will be held at Riverside Park- 7:00-9:00 pm

 

Thurs July 1- Sweeter Than Honey (classic rock and originals)

Wed July 7- Will Hoppey

Wed July 14- Carl Richards Band (country originals and covers)

Thurs July 22- 84 West (classic rock)

Wed July 28- Jon Zangor

Thurs August 5- Trifecta (jazz)  

 FIELD TRIPS

 

SCRANTON  YANKEES Baseball Game

New York Yankees AAA Affiliate

The Scranton Yankees vs. Gwinnett Braves at PNC Field.  Tuesday July 20, 2010.  Game starts at 7:05 pm.  Bus departs from public parking lot on Pike street (next to Royal Furniture) at 5:00 pm sharp!  Bus will return approximately 11:00 pm.  Tickets are $16.00 each (includes ticket price and transportation.  Parental permission forms and money MUST be turned in by Friday July 16, 2010.  Limited Tickets Available.  Sorry NO REFUNDS!!!!!!

 

NEW YORK METS Baseball Game:

at Citi Field

The New York Mets vs. The Colorado Rockies.  Thursday, August 12, 2010.  Game starts at 12:10 PM. Bus departs from the public parking lot on Pike Street (next to Royal Furniture) at 8:30AM SHARP!!  Bus will return approximately 6:00 PM.  Tickets are $35.00 each (includes ticket price and transportation).  Parental permission forms and money must be turned in by Monday August 9, 2010.  Limited tickets available.  Sorry NO REFUNDS!!!!!

 

 

Dorney Park Wildwater Kingdom- Allentown PA

Date of trip is Thursday, August 5, 2010.  Bus departs from public parking lot on Pike Street (next to Royal Furniture) at 8:00 am!!  Bus will return approximately 8:00 PM.  Tickets (which includes transportation) are $35.00 each (Junior tickets are available for $20.00).  Junior tickets are for anyone 3 and older and less than 48” tall with shoes on!!  Supervision will not be provided.   Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or olderParental permission forms and money MUST be turned in by Monday August 2, 2010.  Limited tickets available.  For more information visit their website at www.dorneypark.com or call The Recreation Office at 858-4045.   Sorry NO REFUNDS!!!!!!

 

 

 

National Baseball Hall of Fame- Cooperstown NY

Date of trip is Tuesday, July 27, 2010.  Bus departs from public parking lot on Pike Street (next to Royal Furniture) at 7:30 am!!  Bus will return approximately 7:30 pm.  Ticket prices (which includes transportation) are as follows: Adults (ages 19-64) $20, Seniors (age 65 & older $15, Youth (ages 13-18) $15 and Juniors (ages 7-12) $10.  Supervision will not be provided.   Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.   The Hall of Fame Gallery serves as the centerpiece of the historic National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the ideal place where excellence is honored. Only one percent of those to have played baseball in the major leagues have earned a spot in the Hall of Fame.  With over 35,000 three-dimensional artifacts in the Hall of Fame's collection, each visitor can get a glimpse of what makes baseball special to them. The Museum which details the history of America's pastime, is split into three floors to highlight baseball's rich history. It is recommended visitors start on the second floor.  Sorry NO REFUNDS!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 
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 Youth Center Leader Heather Prisco
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