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by Samantha Gonzalez

Photographs by Johnny Holmes

The programs that are at Hansborough for children are swimming, basketball, homework help, arts and crafts, board games, table hockey, and others. The after school program gives kids something to do rather than being in the street doing wrong.

In the summer, they plan trips, but during the school year, they only have about three hours to spend with the children and don't generally go on trips.

This year, Hansborough began charging $30 a month to pay for extra help. There are still openings for kids to join if you want to sign up. The after school program is for children 7-12, however there are other activities for older children and adults.

The Hansborough center is very popular on Saturdays when they have their African Dance and swimming classes.

I think these programs and classes are a great help for kids to do better in life than in being in the street.

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Managing Director, Rene Streeter and Reporter Samantha Gonzalez



Hansborough Recreation Center

35 West 134th St. (bet. 5th and Lenox Avenues)

(212) 234- 9603

Hours of Operation: 9 am to 10 pm Monday - Friday

10 am to 6 pm Saturday

Fall/Winter Schedule 1996

Monday - Friday Swimming Program

Senior Swim

9am to 12 pm

Lunch Break Swim

12:30 pm to 2 pm

Youth Swim

3 pm to 5 pm

Adult/Lap Swim

6:30 pm to 10 pm

Famile Swim

6:30 pm to 10 pm (Fridays)


Adults (Lap)

10 am to 12 pm

Adults (Open)

12 pm to 2 pm

Family Swim

3 pm to 5 pm

Youth Programs Monday - Friday

After School Program

3 pm to 6 pm

Karate / Goju

6 pm to 8 pm (Tues. & Thurs.)

Martial Arts Program

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm (Friday)

Harlem Striders Track

3:30 pm to 6 pm (Tues. - Fri.)

Youth Basketball

6 pm to 8 pm (Mon and Frid) 13 to 17 yrs.

Youth Basketball

3 pm to 6 pm (Wed) 7 yrs to 12 yrs.

Game Room

3 pm to 6 pm (Tues, Thurs, Fri)


4 pm to 6 pm (Tues & Thurs)

Swim Team Practice

5 pm to 6 pm (Mon, Tue, Thur)

Adult Programs Monday - Friday

Fitness Room

9 am to 10 pm (16yrs to adult)

Weight Room

9 am to 10 pm Additioanl Fee

Karate/ Goju

6 pm to 8:15 pm (Tue and Thur)


7 pm to 9:30 pm (Thur)

Running Track

9 am to 2:30 pm & 6 pm to 10 pm

Oldtimers Basketball

6 pm to 8:30 pm (Wednesday) 35 yrs & Older


8:30 pm to 10 pm (Wednesday)

Job Development Program

6:30 pm to 8:30 (Tuesday)

Adult Basketball

9 am to 12:30 (Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri )

Saturday Programs Youth and Adults

Fitness Room

10 am to 5 pm (16 yrs to Adult)

Family Hour

1 pm to 3 pm

Martial Arts Program

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm (Youth)


1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (Additional Fee)

African Dance

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm (Additional Fee)

Running Track

10 am to 5:30 pm

Weight Room

2pm to 5:30 pm (16 yrs and over) Additonal Fee

Youth Basketball

10 am to 12:30 pm (7 yrs to 13 yrs)


For Aerobic Classes, Inquire at Front Desk



Children 7 - 12 Free, Youth 13-17 yrs $10/year; Seniors 55 & over $10/year; Adults $25/year


Mon - Fri 9 am to 7:30 pm and Sat Noon to 3 pm (Adults Only)

Money Orders ONLY payable to : City Parks Foundation (no checks, cash or credit)

Membership includes access to all of Parks & Recreation Centers in the five boroughs.