Philipstown Rec Announces Winter Classes

Registration open for residents

The Philipstown Recreation Department has released its winter schedule of classes and events, which can be downloaded at Although a few classes the week of Nov. 1, most start in January.

Registration opened on Oct. 26 for Philipstown residents and opens Monday, Nov. 2 for non-residents. Among the many programs for elementary students is an all-inclusive playgroup, a Lego Club, a holiday gift workshop, a set design class, a snackitizer cooking class, a baseball clinic, indoor soccer and lacrosse. For adults there are classes devoted to ceramics, cooking, organization, knitting and crocheting, painting, dog obedience, quilting, writing, acupressure, ballet, dance, yoga and Zumba.

For information, call 845-424-4618.

In coming weeks, a middle-school teen night for Philipstown residents is scheduled for 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Family Night, which will include tournaments for laser tag, karaoke, trivia, ping-pong, pool and other competitions, will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. The Rec Center also has introduced a 3-on-3 girls’ basketball open gym for grades 3-6 at 4 p.m. on Thursdays.

In addition, the department coordinates a Youth Employment Service for teenagers age 14 and older who are interested in working part-time for snow removal, babysitting or yard work, or at the Rec Department. Students should complete a registration form at the department; employers may phone the Community Center to find candidates, although the Recreation Department does not assist in setting salary or providing transportation. The program is partially funded by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

The Philipstown Community Center is located at 107 Glenclyffe Drive, off Route 9D, in Garrison.

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