2018/2019 School Year Programming with Revere Parks & Recreation

September 11, 2018

To our fellow residents:

The summer of 2018 was one to remember for the Revere Parks & Recreation Department and the City of Revere. Thank you to each and every resident who attended our events and participated in our programs. We hope everyone enjoyed our offerings over the past few months and made some lasting memories.

As we transition into the next season, we want to take a moment and share all of our programming highlights for the upcoming school year. This article does not list all of the fall and winter programs offered by Revere Parks & Recreation, please visit RevereRec.org to view the whole catalog.

Open Gym

In FY18, the Parks & Recreation Department launched an Open Gym program for Revere middle and high school students providing them with free access to an indoor sports facility during the winter. This monthly program, attracted dozens of Revere kids each session, easily becoming one of our most popular programs.

This past July, our FY19 budget included funding for an expansion of this monthly Open Gym program, enabling us to operate on a weekly schedule. Times and dates for our open gyms will not be consistent, but the department will be hosting an Open Gym night every 7-10 days from October through May for any Revere resident in 6th – 12th grade. Open Gym scheduling will be flexible so that it can adapt to city and school department events to maximize opportunities for children and teens to attend. Those interested in the Open Gym program are encouraged to follow the department on Twitter and sign-up for the weekly newsletter via RevereRec.org

Fall & Winter Basketball

Our department’s Annual Winter Basketball Program is not only returning but it is expanding. This year we are hosting a separate Fall League that will precede our normal November start time. Those interested in playing in either the Fall or Winter League should contact our department at RevereRec@Revere.org or (781) 286-8190 to enroll or learn more.

Video Game Club

Last year the department renovated some rooms at the Youth Center create a Teen Center capable of hosting programs for Revere residents in middle and high school. This school year, the Teen Center will re-open with a Monday-Thursday Video Game Club. Any Revere resident in 5th-9th grade can come by afterschool at 150 Beach Street until 6:00 p.m. The Teen Center and Video Game Club will be in operation October through April to provide children with a free indoor afterschool activity during the winter.

Kids Night Out

Kids Night Out is offered on the 2nd Friday of every month from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Youth Center on Beach Street. Parents, take advantage of the time while your child enjoys games, crafts, pizza, and more! Any Revere resident in Kindergarten-6th grade is eligible to attend.

Steam Lab (NEW)

Our new afterschool STEAM Lab is a great activity for young Revere residents interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Open to anyone in 2nd – 7th grade, this class will feature a fun new project every week relative to these subjects. The program will take place on Wednesdays, running from September through March at the Youth Center on Beach Street.

Learn to Skate (NEW)

In addition to the many programs offered by Ms. Sally, we will be increasing our offerings to residents ages 2-6 this year with our new Learn to Skate program. We partnered with FMC Ice Sports at the Cronin Hockey Rink in Revere to offer beginner or intermediate lessons to those interested in learning how to skate. This program will run September-November with sessions available on Saturday & Sunday.

Special Events:

Touch-A-Truck (9/16)

Screamfest Field Trip (10/13)

Glow in the Dark Run at Harry Della Russo Stadium (10/20)

City of Revere Fright Night (10/28)

Flag Football Tournament (11/25)

City of Revere Tree Lighting (12/1)

Paint and Skate (2/8)

Character Breakfast (2/18)

Public Skating (4/12)

Financial Aid Available

Our administration and Parks & Recreation Department diligently to ensure all of our Revere families and children have access to our programs and facilities; which is why we offer financial aid for our programming to those in need. If you’re interested in any of these programs but are concerned about cost, please stop by the Youth Center on Beach Street to pick-up a confidential financial aid application.

As a friendly reminder, keep in mind that this is ultimately your parks and rec department (the people of Revere) and we are here to serve you. The purpose of our department is to ensure Revere continues to be a great place to live, work, and play. We strongly welcome and encourage any feedback or ideas you have to help us improve. Thank you all for your continuous support, we look forward to seeing each and every one of you at our events and programs in the upcoming months.

By: Mayor Brian M. Arrigo & Parks and Recreation Director, Michael Hinojosa

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