Meet friends, learn new things, and have fun!

Recreational activities are available to individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages in all five boroughs at service sites throughout the city.

An array of socialization and skill-building recreational activities are available to children and adults with disabilities, who require different levels of support.  These age-appropriate activities take place in the five boroughs of New York City on a year-round basis.

Activities

Available in the evenings, on weekends, and on holidays, our recreational activities include educational activities, visual art, photography, drama, music, dance, sports, social dinner dances, escorted vacations and day trips into the community.

Immediate Recreation Opportunities are available!

CONTACT US ABOUT RECREATION OPPORTUNTIES

Opportunities by Borough

BRONX SUPPLEMENTAL DAY HABILITATION
Saturdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm

LOCATION:

William F. May Day Center
1952-74 Mayflower Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

ACTIVITIES:

Valued outcome-oriented program focusing on exploring various recreational places, socials, and events throughout the city of New York.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Medicaid Eligibility required
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Must reside in the Bronx
  • Must have diagnosis of ID/DD
TRANSPORTATION:
  • None, but travel with public transportation during program hours.
COST:
  • No cost
  • Lunch not provided
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be provided to families.

BRONX DAY RECREATION
Saturdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm

LOCATION:

William F. May Day Center
1952-74 Mayflower Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to an individual is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Must reside in the Bronx, living with family
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Lunch not provided
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be provided to families.

BRONX TEENS & YOUNG ADULT RECREATION
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

Howie Stone Day Services
1420 Ferris Pl
Bronx, NY 10461

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to the teen is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 14 to 21 years old
  • Must reside in the Bronx, living with family
  • Must have a diagnosisi of ID/DD
  • Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Lunch not provided
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be provided to families.

BRONX CHILDREN’S RECREATION (Limited Openings)
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

2280 Wallace Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to children is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 6 to 13 years old
  • Must reside in the Bronx, living with family
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Snacks are provided but NOT lunch.
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be provided to families.

BRONX AFTER SCHOOL (Limited Openings)
Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

LOCATION:

2280 Wallace Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to children is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • Children ages 6 to 16 years old
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Must attend Board of Education classes
  • Must reside in the Bronx
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided from school site to after-school site by Board of Education
  • Family must pick up at listed location.
COST:
  • No cost
  • Snacks are provided.

BRONX AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM @ Truman
Mondays through Fridays, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

LOCATION:

PS I76X at 178
850 Baychester Ave. Co-op City
Bronx, NY 10475

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to children is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Open to individuals who reside at home with their families in the Bronx and are age 6 to 21 years old, who attend classes at PS 153, 176, 181 and Truman High School.
  • The student must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • The student must attend Board of Education special education classes.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided by the Board of Education from the after-school program to home.
COST:
  • No cost
  • Snacks are provided.

BRONX SCHOOL HOLIDAY RESPITE PROGRAM (Waitlist)
5 weeks per year, when the Board of Education school is in recess.

LOCATION:

2280 Wallace Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to children is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 6 to 15 years old
  • Must reside in the Bronx, living with family
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Snacks are provided but NOT lunch.
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be provided to families.

BRONX FAMILY GETAWAY
Fall and Spring season; Friday night through Sunday afternoon.

We invite the individual and his/her family to AHRC New York City’s camps in upstate NY:

Camp Anne

Katy Isaacson Elaine Gordon Lodge

ACTIVITIES:

  • Various sporting activities
  • Arts & crafts
  • Drama
  • Nature and seasonal specialties include horseback riding, swimming, boating, snow tubing, and sled riding with their family.
  • The ratio of staff to children is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 8 to 20 years old
  • Individual must reside in the Bronx, living with their family
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost

REGISTER FOR RECREATION PROGRAMS:
Call AHRC NYC’s Referral and Information Center at 212-780-4491 and leave a message. A Referral Information Coordinator will return your call within a week. For Medicaid Waiver programs, your Service Coordinator/Care Manager should call to make the referral.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RECREATION PROGRAMS:
Call AHRC NYC’s Camping and Recreational Services at 212-780-2581 and you will be referred to the Recreation Supervisor for the program of interest.

BROOKLYN SUPPLEMENTAL DAY HABILITATION
Saturdays, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

Kings Highway Day Services
355 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11222

ACTIVITIES:

Valued Outcome-oriented program focusing on exploring various recreational places, socials, and events throughout the city of New York.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Medicaid Eligibility required
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Must reside Brooklyn
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Not provided, but travel with public transportation during program hours.
COST:
  • No cost
  • Lunch not provided
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

BROOKLYN DAY RECREATION
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

Kings Highway Day Services
355 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11222

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to the individual is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Individual must reside in the Brooklyn, living with their family
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Lunch not provided.
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

BROOKLYN TEENS & YOUNG ADULT RECREATION
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

EBS – Brooklyn
19 Rockwell Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to the teen is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 14 to 21 years old
  • Individual must reside in the Brooklyn, living with their family
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Lunch not provided
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

BROOKLYN CHILDREN’S RECREATION
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

AHRC Middle / High School
1201 66th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to a child is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 6 to 13 years old
  • Must reside in the Brooklyn, living with family
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD diagnosis
  • Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Snacks are provided but NOT lunch.
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

BROOKLYN AFTER SCHOOL (HARING P811K)
Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

LOCATION:

DOE – PS 811K Connie Lekas School
2525 Haring Street, Brooklyn NY 11235

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to a child is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility AND open to individuals who are not receiving OPWDD services with primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum.
  • Open to individuals who reside in Brooklyn, at home with their families
  • Must be age 12 years or older and attend classes at P811K.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided by the Board of Ed. from the after-school program to home.
COST:
  • No cost
  • Snacks are provided.

BROOKLYN AFTER SCHOOL FOR ADOLESCENTS
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

LOCATION:

EBS – Brooklyn
19 Rockwell Place
Brooklyn, NY 11201

ACTIVITIES:

An after-school program focusing on:

  • Independent travel instruction
  • Job readiness skills
  • Exploring healthy options and lifestyle choices while in the community
  • A partnership with Project Search
  • The ratio of staff to an adolescent is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • Teens ages 18 to 21 years
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD or Autism Spectrum Disorder specifically
  • Must attend Board of Education classes
  • Must reside in Brooklyn
TRANSPORTATION:
  • None
COST:
  • No cost
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

BROOKLYN AFTER SCHOOL @ PS 373
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and 1 Saturday per month

LOCATION:

DOE – PS 373
185 Ellery Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • Exploring healthy options and lifestyle choices while exploring the community
  • The ratio of staff to a teen is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • Teens ages 16 years or older
  • Must have diagnosis of ID/DD or Autism Spectrum Disorder specifically
  • Must attend Board of Education classes
  • Must reside in Brooklyn and attend PS 373
TRANSPORTATION:
  • None
COST:
  • No cost
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families

BROOKLYN SCHOOL HOLIDAY RESPITE PROGRAM
5 weeks per year when the Board of Education schools are in recess.

LOCATION:

DOE – PS 811K
Connie Lekas School
2525 Haring Street, Brooklyn NY 11235

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to children/teen is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 6 to 15 years old
  • Individual must reside in Brooklyn, living with their family
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Snacks are provided but NOT lunch.
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

REGISTER FOR RECREATION PROGRAMS:
Call AHRC NYC’s Referral and Information Center at 212-780-4491 and leave a message. A Referral Information Coordinator will return your call within a week. For Medicaid Waiver programs, your Service Coordinator/Care Manager should call to make the referral.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RECREATION PROGRAMS:
Call AHRC NYC’s Camping and Recreational Services at 212-780-2581 and you will be referred to the Recreation Supervisor for the program of interest.

MANHATTAN DAY RECREATION
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

Walter and Evelyn Redfield Day Services
450 W 56th St.
New York, NY 10019

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to an individual is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Individual must reside in the Manhattan, living with their family
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Lunch not provided
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

MANHATTAN SATURDAY RECREATION FOR CHILDREN
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

AHRC NYC Fisher Day Services
2080 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10035

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to a child/teen is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 6 to 13 years old
  • Individual must reside in the Bronx, live with their family and have an ID/DD diagnosis. Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Snacks are provided but NOT lunch.
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

MANHATTAN SATURDAY RECREATION FOR CHILDREN REQUIRING INDIVIDUALIZED SUPPORT
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

AHRC NYC Fisher Day Services
2080 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10035

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to a child/teen is 1 to 1.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 6 to 13 years old
  • Individual must reside in Manhattan, live with their family and have an ID/DD diagnosis. Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Snacks are provided but NOT lunch.
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

MANHATTAN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (Harlem at Tito Puente School)
Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

LOCATION:

DOE – Tito Puente School
240 E. 109th St.
New York, NY10029

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • Exploring healthy options and lifestyle choices within the Harlem community of Manhattan.
  • The ratio of staff to a teen 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • Teens ages 12 to 21 years old.
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Must attend Board of Education classes
  • Must reside in Manhattan
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided by the Board of Education from the after-school program to home
COST:
  • No cost.
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

MANHATTAN AFTERSCHOOL (PS 751)
Mondays through Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

LOCATION:

DOE – PS 751
113 E. 4th St
New York, NY

ACTIVITIES:

  • Afterschool program focusing on independent travel instruction and job readiness skills
  • Exploring healthy options and lifestyle choices while exploring the Village community of Manhattan.
  • The ratio of staff to a teen is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • Teens ages 12 to 21 years old
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Must attend Board of Education classes
  • Must reside in Manhattan
  • Must attend classes at PS 751
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided by the Board of Education from the after-school program to home.
COST:
  • No cost.
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families

MANHATTAN SCHOOL HOLIDAY RESPITE
5 weeks per year when the Board of Education schools are in recess.

LOCATION:

2280 Wallace Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to a child/teen is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 6 to 15 years old.
  • Individual must reside in Manhattan, living with their family
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Snacks are provided but NOT lunch.
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

WEEKEND MINI-CAMP (Manhattan Residents)
Fall and spring for Friday night through Sunday afternoon.

We invite the individual and his/her family to AHRC New York City’s camps in upstate NY:

Camp Anne

Katy Isaacson Elaine Gordon Lodge

ACTIVITIES:

  • Various sporting activities
  • Arts & crafts
  • Drama
  • Nature and seasonal specialties include horseback riding, swimming, boating, snow tubing, and sled riding with their family.
  • The ratio of staff to children is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 8 to 20 years old
  • Must reside with a family member in Manhattan.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided from meeting location in mid-Manhattan to the campsite and return
COST:
  • No cost

REGISTER FOR RECREATION PROGRAMS:
Call AHRC NYC’s Referral and Information Center at 212-780-4491 and leave a message. A Referral Information Coordinator will return your call within a week. For Medicaid Waiver programs, your Service Coordinator/Care Manager should call to make the referral.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RECREATION PROGRAMS:
Call AHRC NYC’s Camping and Recreational Services at 212-780-2581 and you will be referred to the Recreation Supervisor for the program of interest.

QUEENS DAY RECREATION
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

Cyril Weinberg Day Services
32-03 39th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to an individual is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Must reside in Queens, living with their family
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Lunch not provided.
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

QUEENS TEENS & YOUNG ADULT RECREATION
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

Cyril Weinberg Day Services
32-03 39th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to a teen 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 14 to 21 years old.
  • Must reside in Queens, living with their family
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Lunch not provided
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

QUEENS CHILDREN’S RECREATION
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

Joseph T. Weingold Day Services
38-18 Woodside Ave
Woodside, NY 11104

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to a child/teen is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 6 to 13 years old
  • Must reside in Queens, living with their family
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Individuals in this program require supervision and do not travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided
COST:
  • No cost
  • Snacks are provided but NOT lunch.
  • Funds may be requested for occasional special activities, advance notice will be given to families.

QUEENS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM (Woodside at PS255)
Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm

LOCATION:

DOE – PS255
32-52 37th St
Queens, NY 11103

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to a child is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must live at home with their families in Queens
  • Must be 5 to 12 years old
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Must attend Board of Education special education classes
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided by the Board of Education from the after-school program to home
COST:
  • No cost
  • Snacks are provided.

QUEENS SCHOOL HOLIDAY RESPITE PROGRAM
5 weeks per year when the Board of Education schools are in recess.

LOCATION:

Astoria Blue Feather Early Learning Center
2707 8th Street
Astoria NY 11102

or

AHRC Middle/High School