School-Based Community Center: Cypress Hills/East New York Beacon

Youth Soccer at the Beacon Community Center

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.

Saturday Programs
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
Monday-Friday 2:35-5:45pm
With amazing new activities and staff, it’s a fabulous experience for every teenager!

Counselors In Training: 9th –10th grade
Monday-Thursday 3-6pm
Be a Leader! Join our After School Team by volunteering for a future of success.

Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
Thursdays 6-7:30pm
Join our Beacon Planning Team!
Make a difference.

Co-Located Programs

Youth LEAD: Ages 16-24
Monday-Thursday 6pm-9pm
Young adults prepare to earn the High School Equivalency degree, and work/career readiness.

Beacon Family Place:
Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Support and Counseling for families.

Contact Beacon

Eric James, Beacon Director at JHS 218
370 Fountain Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Telephone: 718-277-3522


Alex De La Cruz, Beacon Director at PS 214
2944 Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Telephone:(718) 647-1740″>718-647-1740 ext. 2150

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