The Cypress Hills East New York (CHENY) Beacon is a community center based at the IS 302 campus. The CHENY Beacon serves as a safe haven for youth and adults by providing quality, value-based skill building, learning, and recreational programs at no cost to all participants.
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Youth Recreation Programs
Girls Sports: Ages 10-15
Mondays 6-8:30 pm
Where girls and only girls get to learn and play sports.
Dance Club: Ages 9-19, Fridays 6-8:30pm
Youth work with a talented Dance Instructor to explore, develop and perfect their dancing skills.
Martial Arts: Ages 6-Adult
Participants will train with a professional Martial Arts instructor to learn the art of self-defense and self-discipline.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm
Saturdays 10:30 am-12pm & 12-1:30pm
Middle School Sports: Ages 10-15
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-9pm
Improve your skills in various sports. Join a team and participate in tournaments. Free t-shirt & trophies.
Youth Teen Center: Ages 10-17
Mon. /Wed./Fridays 6:30-8:30pm
The SPOT for teens to hang out. Relax, listen to music, play video games, foosball, play spades and gym time.
K-5 Sports: 9:30am-11:30am
Participants will learn the skills, self control, and techniques needed to play group sports. Youth will play in team sports.
Saturday Middle School Sports
Combine: 11:30 am-2:00pm
Participate in scheduled basketball tournaments.
Develop your skills and learn new techniques.
Saturday High School Sports
Combine: 2-4 pm
Join a Team! Participate in scheduled tournaments. Free t-shirt and trophies.
Adult Recreation Programs
Aerobics/Zumba: Ages 16 & Up
Tuesdays & Thursdays 5-8pm
Join in with a fitness instructor through fun and effective workout classes for adults that include aerobic exercises and strength training.
Strength Training/Yoga/Spin Class
Monday Wednesdays Fridays
6-9pm Ages 15 & up
Receive personalized instruction from a certified personal trainer in a fully equipped, air conditioned fitness room.
Youth Enrichment Programs
After School: 5th-8th grade
With amazing new activities and staff, it’s a fabulous experience for every teenager!
Counselors In Training: 9th –10th grade
Be a Leader! Join our After School Team by volunteering for a future of success.
Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
Join our Beacon Planning Team!
Make a difference.
Youth LEAD: Ages 16-24
Young adults prepare to earn the High School Equivalency degree, and work/career readiness.
Beacon Family Place:
Support and Counseling for families.
Eric James, Beacon Director at JHS 218
370 Fountain Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Alex De La Cruz, Beacon Director at PS 214
2944 Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Telephone:(718) 647-1740″>718-647-1740 ext. 2150