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Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs (DORCA)

rec logo 2012- colorThe Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs provides comprehensive recreational and cultural activities for the citizens of Newark. Recreation strives to be the leader in promoting community health and well-being through fun, higher learning, progressive and memorable parks and recreation experiences and activities for everyone. This Division identifies and implements activities and programs that will reinforce success oriented character building attributes in Newark’s youth.

Recreation Center and Hours

Most Recreation Centers are open Monday-Friday: 7:30am-7:30pm and Saturday: 9:30am-5:30pm

Newark’s Recreation Centers provide pools, basketball courts, events and entertainment to Newark residents of all ages.

  • Rotunda Recreation Center: (973) 733-3677
  • Boylan Street Recreation Center: (973) 733-8947
  • John F. Kennedy Aquatic & Recreation Center: (973) 733-5483
  • Ironbound Recreation Center: (973) 733-3707
  • Hayes West Pool: (973) 733-6454
  • St. Peter’s Recreation Center: (973) 733-8006

Please click on the button below to access detailed site listing and contact information:

DORCA Site Listing and Contact Info

 

Make a Splash logo 2015Congratulations

The City of Newark, Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs is the 2015 recipient of a $7000.00 “Make a Splash” (MAS) grant offered by the USA Swimming Foundation.  Please join us in congratulating DORCA on promoting water safety and the importance of swimming lessons in our community.

 

Recreation Programs Winter 2015 (January – June)

*All Programs and Special Events are subject to change 

*Program/Activity Age Date(s) Times **Location(s)
Aerobics for Seniors Seniors January – June Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm JFK
Aerobics (Boot Camp Style)KK’s Workout Class Adults January – June Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmSaturdays: 10:00 am – 11:00 am JFK(Pool Side)
After School Program 5 – 17 January – June Tuesday – Friday: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm JFK
After School Program 5 – 17 January – June Tuesday – Friday: 3:30 pm –  6:00 pm SJ/KAG
Arts & Crafts All ages January – June Regular business hours Most sites
Arts & Crafts Seniors January – June Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm JFK
BaseballNewark Little League January – March Saturdays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm JFK
Basketball (AAU) 9-14 January – March Tuesday – Friday: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm JFK
Basketball (Biddy) 5-8 January – March Saturdays: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm JFK
Basketball (Open Gym) Adults January – June Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 am – 11:30amWednesdays and Fridays: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm JFK 
Billiards Adults January – June During regular business hours Most sites
Board & Table Games(Checkers, Uno, Monopoly, Scrabble, etc.) Adults January – June During regular business hours Most sites
Chess InstructionNewark Chess Club 7 – 17 February – May Wednesdays: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm SJ/KAG
Chess InstructionNewark Chess Club All ages January – June Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm JFK
Computer Access Adults January – June During regular business hours Most sites
Computer Training Adults January – June Wednesdays and Fridays: 11:30 am – 1:00pm SJ/KAG
Dance: African DanceZawadi School of African Dance and Drum All ages January – June Mondays: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Youth)Mondays: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Teens)Tuesdays: 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm (Toddlers)Tuesdays: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Adults) SJ/KAG
Dance: Soul Line DanceStep 4 Step Soul Line Dancers All ages January –  June Wednesdays: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmRegistration suggested. Call Andrea Mason at 973-733-3620 for more information. JFK
Dance: Soul Line Dance  All ages January –  June Thursdays: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pmRegistration suggested. Call Andrea Mason at 973-733-3620 for more information. Rotunda
Double DutchNewark Rec’s, “Team on the Move” 8 – 17 February – June Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pmFridays: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pmRegistration and physical exam require. Call Andrea Mason at 973-733-3620 for more information. JFK
Drum Class: African Drum (Djembe) All ages  January – June Thursdays: 7:15 pm – 8:15 pmFridays: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm SJ/KAG
ESLEnglish as a Second Language Adults January – June Tuesday – Friday: 9:30 am – 11:30 amTuesday – Friday: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm SJ/KAG
Football Conditioning All ages January – June Wednesdays: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pmThursdays: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Boylan
Ice Hockey Adults January – March Tuesdays: 11:30am – 1:00pm SJ/KAG
Ice Skating All ages January – March Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (Adults)Tuesdays: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Adults)Wednesdays and Fridays: 5:30 pm – 7:30pm (Public)Saturday 2:30 pm-5:30pm (Public) SJ/KAG
Karate 7-17 January – June Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm JFK
KarateFuquan’s Federation of Martial Arts All ages January – June Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pmVisit site to register. Physical exam required. St. Peters
Lacrosse All ages January – June Tuesdays and Thursdays: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm JFK
Mentoring Program for GirlsGirls Huddle 7 – 14 January – March Tuesdays: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Boylan
Resume Writing Adults January – June Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm SJ/KAG
Table Tennis Instruction All ages January – June Wednesdays and Fridays: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pmSaturdays: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Boylan
Table Tennis Instruction All ages January – June Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30 – 6:15 pmSaturdays: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm SJ/KAG
Tumbling Program  (Beginners)(Acrobatics/Flipping) 4 – 17 January – MarchApril – June Wednesdays: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pmWednesdays: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pmPre-registration and physical exam required. Call Andrea Mason at 973-733-3620 for more information. JFK
Tumbling Program (Intermediate)SHINE Tumblers All ages January – June Fridays: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pmSaturdays: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pmPre-registration and physical exam required. Call Andrea Mason at 973-733-3620 for more information. JFK
Weight Room (Men’s) Adults January – June During regular business hours Most sites
Weight Room (Women’s) Adults January – June During regular business hours Most sites
  •  Boylan Recreation Center – 916 South Orange Avenue, (973) 733-8947                                                                      Tuesday – Friday: 11:30am – 7:30pm; Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Camp Watershed– 223 Echo Lake Road, West Milford, NJ; (973) 697-9018
  • Central Office- 94 William Street, 2nd Floor, (973) 733-6454
    Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Hayes West Aquatics 179 Boyd Street, (973) 733-3959
    Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Sharpe James/ Kenneth A. Gibson (Ironbound) Recreation Center – 226 Rome Street, (973) 733-3707 (gym)    Tuesday – Friday: 11:30am – 7:30pm; Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Sharpe James/ Kenneth A. Gibson (Ironbound) Ice Rink– 226 Rome Street (973) 733-3707 (main desk nearest rink) Tuesday – Friday: 11:30am – 7:30pm; Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • John F. Kennedy (JFK) Recreation Center – 211 West Kinney Street, (973) 733-5483                                            Tuesday – Friday: 9:30am- 7:30pm; Saturday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Rotunda Recreation Center– 75 Clifton Avenue, (973) 733-3677                                                                                  Tuesday – Friday: 11:30am – 7:30pm; Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • St. Peter’s Recreation Center– 378 Lyons Avenue, (973) 733-8006                                                                         Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 5:30pm

 

Aquatic Program Winter 2015 (January – March)

Program/Activity Age Date(s) Times **Location(s)
Aerobics (Boot Camp)(not in the water) Adults January – June Tuesday – Thursday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pmSaturdays: 10:00 am – 11:00 am JFK
Early Morning Workout Adults January – June Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 8:30 am JFK
Lap Swim Adults January – June Mondays: 7:00 am – 1:00 pmTuesday – Friday: 7:00 am – 1:30 pmTuesday – Friday: 3:00 pm – 7:30 pmSaturdays: 9:30 am – 12:30 pmSaturdays: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm JFK
Learn to Swim Adults January – June Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pmFridays: 6:15 pm – 7:00 pmSaturdays: 10:00 am – 11:00 amPre-registration required. Contact site for info. JFK
Learn to Swim Adults January – June Saturdays: 10:00 am – 11:00 amPre-registration required. Contact site for info. SJ/KAG
Learn to Swim Youth January – June Fridays: 4:00 pm – 4:45 pmTues., Wed., Fri.: 5:00 pm – 5:45 pmSaturdays: 11:45 am – 12:30 pmSaturdays: 2:30 pm – 3:15 pmPre-registration required. Contact site for info. JFK
Learn to Swim 5-17 January – June Tuesday – Friday: 4:30 pm – 5:00 pmTuesday – Friday: 5:00 pm – 5:30 pmTuesday – Friday: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pmPre-registration required. Contact site for info. SJ/KAG
Master Swim Class Adults January – June Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 10:00 amSaturdays: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm JFK
Master Swim Class Adults January – June Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:00 am – 11:00 am SJ/KAG
Parent and Child Class 6 years and younger January – June Saturdays: 9:45 am – 10:15 amSaturdays: 10:30 am – 11:00 amParent participation required.Pre-registration required. Contact site for info. JFK
Parent and Child Class 6 month –4 years January – June Saturdays: 11:00 am – 11:30 amParent participation required.Pre-registration required. Contact site for info. SJ/KAG
Recreation/Open Swim Adults January – June Mondays: 7:00 am – 1:00 pmTuesday – Friday: 7:00 am – 1:30 pm JFK
Recreation/Open Swim All ages January – June Tuesday – Friday: 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm JFK
Recreation/Open Swim Seniors January – June Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:00 am – 11:00 am SJ/KAG
Scuba Diving 12-17 March – June TBD JFK
Scuba Diving Adults March – June TBD JFK
Scuba Diving 12-17 March, May, June TBD SJ/KAG
Scuba Diving Adults March, May, June TBD SJKAG
Water Aerobics Senior January – June Tuesday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 11:00 amTuesday – Thursday: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm JFK
Water Aerobics (low impact) Adults January – June Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm JFK
Water Fitness (high impact) Adults January – June Tuesday – Thursday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm JFK
  • Sharpe James/ Kenneth A. Gibson (Ironbound) Aquatic Center – 226 Rome Street, (973) 733-5838 (pool)          Tuesday – Friday: 9:30am – 7:30pm; Saturdays: 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • John F. Kennedy (JFK) Aquatic Center – 211 West Kinney Street, (973) 733-6550                                                    Tuesday – Friday: 7:00am – 7:30pm; Saturdays: 9:30am – 5:30pm

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