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 ADULT 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 the 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 Adult Day Center
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 including horseback riding, swimming, boating, snow tubing, and sled riding with their family.
  • The ratio of staff to children 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 Center
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 ADULT DAY RECREATION
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

Kings Highway Day Center
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 ADULT DAY RECREATION
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

Walter and Evelyn Redfield Center
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 the individual 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 Fisher Day Center
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 Fisher Day Center
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 AFTER SCHOOL (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 including horseback riding, swimming, boating, snow tubing, and sled riding with their family.
  • The ratio of staff to children 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 ADULT DAY RECREATION
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

Cyril Weinberg Day Center
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 the 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 Center
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 dignosis 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 Center
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
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/teen is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 6 to 15 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 events.

QUEENS WEEKEND LEISURE
Sundays from 11:30 am to planned activity is completed

MEETING LOCATION:

McDonald’s on 71st and Continental Avenue in Forest Hills

ACTIVITIES:

  • Trips include Diner’s Club, movies, museums, Broadway and off-Broadway plays, motor coach tours, movies and other exciting trips.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be 18 and over
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Must reside in Queens
  • The ability to travel independently is a plus but not mandatory.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • If the individual does not travel independently, the family must provide transportation to and from the meeting location.
COST:
  • No cost, except for snacks and miscellaneous expenses

WEEKEND MINI-CAMP (Queens 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 including horseback riding, swimming, boating, snow tubing, and sled riding with their family.
  • The ratio of staff to children 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 8 to 20 years old
  • Must reside in Queens, living with a family member.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided from meeting location mid- Manhattan to the camp site 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.

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

LOCATION:

EBS – Staten Island
25 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10301

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to teen is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 14 to 21 years old
  • Must reside in Staten Island, 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.

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

LOCATION:

DDRO – The Connelly Center
930 Willowbrook Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314

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 live in Staten Island, 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.

STATEN ISLAND AFTER SCHOOL RECREATION (Hungerford School)
Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

LOCATION:

DOE – The Hungerford School
155 Tompkins Ave
Staten Island, NY 10304

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therapy
  • Music and dance therapy
  • Recreational activities
  • Special seasonal events
  • Monthly community outings
  • The ratio of staff to a teen is 1 to 3.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must reside in Staten Island, living at home with their families
  • Must be 12 years old and older.
  • 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

STATEN ISLAND AFTER SCHOOL RECREATION (PS 37)
Mondays through Fridays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

LOCATION:

DOE – PS 37
110 Shafter Ave
Staten Island, NY 10308

ACTIVITIES:

  • Creative arts therap
  • 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 reside in Staten Island, living with their family
  • Must be 12 years old and older.
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Must attend Board of Education special education classes at PS 37
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Provided by the Board of Education from the after-school program to home
COST:
  • No cost
  • Snacks are provided

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

LOCATION:

DDRO – The Connelly Center
930 Willowbrook Rd
Staten Island, NY 10314

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
  • Must reside in Staten Island, 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.

BOWLING
Saturdays

LOCATIONS:

BRONX: Gun Post Lanes, 1215 Gun Hill Rd, Bronx, NY 10469 TIME: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

BROOKLYN: Melody Lanes, 461 37th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232 TIME: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

MANHATTAN: Lucky Strike, 624-660 West 42nd St. N.Y. 10036 TIME: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

QUEENS: Bowlero, 6910 34th Avenue, Woodside, NY 11377 TIME: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

STATEN ISLAND: Showplace, 141 East Service Road, SI, NY 10314 TIME: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

ACTIVITIES: Two games of bowling

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be ages 21 and over
  • Must reside in respective borough as listed above
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Individuals who do not travel independently must be accompanied for the duration of the activity.
COST:
  • $4 to $10 per game (varies per site)

SOCIALS (borough-specific)
Once each month, time is determined upon the scheduling of the respective social event.

LOCATIONS:

BRONX: William F. May Day Center 1952 Mayflower Ave, Bronx, NY 10461

BROOKLYN: Restaurant Club – Various Locations

QUEENS: Joseph T. Weingold Day Center 38-18 Woodside Ave, Woodside, NY 11104

STATEN ISLAND: Restaurant Club – Various Locations

ACTIVITIES:

  • Social event for the individual to socialize with peers in various setting from restaurants, parties at a center, etc.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be 21 years and older
  • Must reside in respective borough
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Not Provided
COST:
  • No cost. AHRC NYC provides meal and some activities up to certain price point.
  • AHRC NYC does not provide expenses beyond the budgeted funds for respective program.

WEEKEND HOTEL RECREATION – OVERNIGHT (all boroughs)
Friday nights, (6:00 pm departure) to Sunday afternoons, (approx. 4:00 pm return)

LOCATION: Various meeting location and will travel to a destination.

ACTIVITIES:

  • This is a unique opportunity which offers individuals to enjoy an overnight getaway and various activities at the destination location.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
  • Must be 21 years and over
  • Must reside in one of the five boroughs, living with a family member
  • Must maintain self-care skills (bathing, and dressing) with little to no supervision
  • Must be able to self-medicate (as may be needed)
  • Must be able to travel independently.
  • Two individuals are assigned to each hotel room with no staff supervision.
  • There is a limit of four weekends per year, per individual although exceptions can be made at AHRC’s discretion.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Each individual is responsible for his/her own transportation to and from the designated meeting location in each borough.
  • AHRC NYC will provide transportation from each meeting location to the hotel and return transportation back to the meeting location.
COST:
  • No cost. AHRC NYC provides lodging, meal and some activities. (AHRC does not provide expenses beyond the mentioned list.)

SUMMER SOFTBALL
Sundays (May through August) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

LOCATION: Hecksher Field in Central Park (64th St.)

ACTIVITIES: Softball.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be 21 years and older
  • Must reside in any of the five boroughs
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Individuals who do not travel independently must be accompanied for the duration of the activity.
COST:
  • No cost (AHRC NYC softball tee-shirts are additional)

SUNDAY TRIPS
Meets on Sundays.

LOCATION:

Groups meet at:
Barnes & Noble in Union Square  (4th floor)
17th Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway

ACTIVITIES:

Trips include Diner’s Club, movies, museums, Broadway and off-Broadway plays, motor coach tours, and other exciting trips.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be 21 years and older, from any borough
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Our community trips program is designed for recreation individuals who travel independently.
  • Advance sign-up is necessary.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Travel Independently. Provided for trips only.
COST:
  • Costs may vary, depending on the activity of the day.

SUPER SATURDAYS
Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:

Betty Pendler New York League
200 Varick Street, 7th Floor

ACTIVITIES – Your choice of:

  • Learning to Deejay
  • Yoga
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Dancing
  • Computers
  • Gaming
  • Drama
  • Current Events
  • Newsletter
  • Publishing …and much more.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be 21 and older
  • Must reside in one of the five boroughs
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Must travel independently
COST:
  • Cost may vary depending on the activity (usually none).

BASKETBALL
Sundays from 10:00 am 12:00 noon

LOCATION:

260 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11225

ACTIVITIES:

  • Basketball skills & games
ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be 21 and older
  • Must reside in one of the five boroughs
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Must travel independently
COST:
  • No cost

AHRC LGBTQIA QUARTERLY SOCIALS
Meets quarterly (TBA)

LOCATION:

Various Locations throughout NYC (TBA)

ACTIVITIES: Meet up social for LGBTQIA individuals and allies to foster friendships and connections with like-minded people.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be 21 and older
  • Must reside in one of the five boroughs
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Must travel independently
COST:
  • No cost

AHRC ADVENTURERS CLUB

Meets quarterly (TBA)

LOCATION:

Various Locations throughout the Tri-state area (TBA)

ACTIVITIES:

  • To expose city dwellers to the outdoors, we go on various hikes, visit camps and other outdoor activities that nature has to offer.
ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be 16 and older
  • Must reside in one of the five boroughs
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Must travel independently to the meeting location.
COST:
  • No cost

CITY TEENS
Sundays

LOCATION:

Groups meet at:
Barnes & Noble in Union Square  (4th floor)
17th Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway

ACTIVITIES:

Our community trips program is designed for recreation individuals who travel independently. Trips include Diner’s Club, movies, museums, Broadway and off-Broadway plays, motor coach tours, and other exciting trips.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be age 13 years or older
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD or Autism Spectrum Disorder specifically
  • Must attend Board of Education classes and reside within the five boroughs
  • Must be able to travel independently or with minimal supervision
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Must travel independently. Provided for trips only.
COST:
  • No cost

YOUTH SUMMER DAY CAMP
Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the month of August.

LOCATION:

Various locations throughout the city of New York, group meets at a designated central location in Manhattan.

ACTIVITIES:

Our summer day camp is designed for recreation individuals who travel independently. Trips include rock climbing, six flags, surfing, movies, museums, Broadway and off-Broadway plays, tours, and other exciting trips. Due to high demand, advance registration is necessary.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be age 12 to 21 years old.
  • Must have a diagnosis of ID/DD
  • Must attend Board of Education classes
  • Must be able to maintain self-care skills (bathing, and dressing) with little to no supervision
  • Must be able to travel independently.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Not provided
COST:
  • Cost may vary depending on the activity.

SLEEPAWAY GETAWAY FOR TEENS
Overnight during school recess/break

LOCATION:

Various Destinations including inclusive resorts

DESCRIPTION:

This is a unique opportunity that offers teenage individuals to go for an overnight getaway during school recess. Students participating in the trip get to partake in various activities at the destination location.

ELIGIBILITY:
  • FSS Medicaid Waiver Eligibility required
    Must be 14 to 21 years old
  • Must reside in  one of the five boroughs, living with a family member
  • Must be able to maintain self-care skills (bathing and dressing) with little to no supervision
  • Must be able to self-medicate (on some trips, a medical personnel will be present and able to administer medication)
  • Must be able to travel independently
  • Two individuals are assigned to each hotel room with no staff supervision.
TRANSPORTATION:
  • Individual is responsible for his/her own transportation to and from the designated meeting location in Manhattan
  • AHRC NYC will provide transportation from each meeting location to the hotel and return transportation to the meeting location.
COST:
  • No cost. AHRC NYC provides lodging, meals and some activities. (AHRC NYC does not provide expenses beyond the mentioned list.)

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.