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Sports and recreation programs for youth & adults are offered at three Henry Street locations, all at no cost.

Flag Football at Sol Lain Playground

The long-running Sol Lain Flag Football League offers flag football on Saturday mornings for local boys and girls ages 9 to 14. The League meets at Sol Lain Playground and play on Edward Garcia Field, named in memory of the beloved neighborhood activist, former president of the Vladeck Houses Tenants Association, and member of Community Board 3, Eddie Garcia. For more information, contact Athletics Coordinator Luis Checa at and Carlos Montañez at

Boys & Girls Republic (BGR)

Free evening program for 12-19 year olds, Monday through Saturday, featuring basketball, flag football, rugby, cooking, tutoring, and more at 888 East 6th Street. View more »

BGR Sports Schedule

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: Sports leagues for participants ages 14-19 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Fridays: Open gym for participants ages 14-19 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Saturdays: SNL Basketball Clinics from 5 to 7 p.m. for participants ages 11-15 and from 7 to 9 p.m. for participants ages 16 to 19; BGR Girls Basketball for participants ages 14 to 19 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact BGR Athletics Coordinator Luis Checa at or call 212.686.8888 x1924.

Jacob Riis Cornerstone (JRC) Evening and Weekend Programs

Free activities like cooking and martial arts classes, monthly trips, boxing, music, tech activities, podcasting, professional development opportunities, and more for middle schoolers, high schoolers, and young adults. Visit JRC at 80 Avenue D weekdays between 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to learn more and meet with a Cornerstone team member. View more »

301 Henry Street

Basketball open gym for youth ages 12-19 on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m.

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