The Cypress Hills East New York Community Center opened in July of 2022, after years of anticipation and planning. This community center features a state of the art commercial kitchen space, cafe, amphitheater, gymnasium, computer lab, and much more for the enjoyment of Cypress Hills and East New York residents. At this center people of all ages can participate recreational activities, community meetings, and beneficial services. Please see below for the programs and activities we are offering for community members at the community center.
The Cypress Hills East New York Community Center is located at 276 Chestnut Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208. The community center will be open Monday to Thursday from 9am to 9pm, and on Saturday from 10am to 3pm.
For more information on programs, activities and hours visit our Information Desk or contact our Site Director:
Cypress Hills East New York Community Center, Site Director
276 Chestnut Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208
Our programs that were previously located at different storefronts throughout the neighborhood can be accessed in one space at the community center! Please see below for programs now offered at the community center.
Workforce Development Training
CHAMPION - Job training, placement and retention services
HSE Prep Course - High School Equivalency preparation
Careers That Care - Healthcare training
Building East New York - Construction training
Hot Bread Kitchen - Culinary training
Kitchen Incubator - Commercial space for local food entrepreneurs and businesses
College Access Counseling
College STEPS & Persistence - College counseling services
Healthy Food Access
SNAP - Schedule an appointment to receive assistance for applying for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Music Classes with BKCM
We partnered with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music to offer youth between the ages of 9 and 14 the opportunity to receive private instrument lessons, a Saturday band program, and summer band camp for little to no cost.
Early Childhood Music - This class will be offered to Every Saturday, classes will be held from 10am to 10:45am, 11:15am to 12pm, and 12pm to 12:45pm. Children will be placed in a group that is most age appropriate. Register here.
Intermediate Band Classes - Classes will take place every Saturday from 1pm to 3pm. This 2-hour program includes instrument lessons and ensembles Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone and Percussion. At least one year of lessons or classes on your instrument required. Continuing students from grades 5 to 8 are eligible. Register here.