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Membership and all programming are free of charge.

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Become a Member

With clubhouses in East Harlem and Flushing, the Boys’ Club of New York (BCNY) provides high quality programs and engaging programs after school, on the weekend and over the summer to boys and young men at no cost. By joining our community, members enjoy a plethora of fun and challenging activities, carefully designed to nurture the 4Cs: competence, confidence, character, and connection.

BCNY members also have full access to clubhouse facilities (such as gyms, a pool, recreation rooms, media, art, and photography studios) and over 40 diverse programs to choose from.

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BCNY Age Groups

Members are grouped by age to ensure that they are surrounded by peers and participate in age-appropriate activities.

Grades 2-5: ABBE EXPLORERS (FLUSHING, QUEENS)

Explorers participate in fun and enriching sports, music, arts, and science programming at BCNY. Our experienced and supportive staff and instructors help foster BCNY’s 4Cs (confidence, competence, character-rich, and connection) in our young members. Through thoughtful and diverse programming, we empower all our boys to share their brilliance with the world.

Age requirements

At Abbe Clubhouse in FLUSHING, boys currently enrolled in 2nd grade to 5th grade are eligible to join.

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Grades 2-5: GERRY EXPLORERS (EAST HARLEM)

Explorers participate in fun and enriching sports, music, arts, and science programming at BCNY. Our experienced and supportive staff and instructors help foster BCNY’s 4Cs (confidence, competence, character-rich, and connection) in our young members. Through thoughtful and diverse programming, we empower all our boys to share their brilliance with the world.

Age requirements

At Gerry Clubhouse in EAST HARLEM, boys currently enrolled in 2nd grade to 5th grade are eligible to join.

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Grades 6-8: Juniors

Juniors participate in competitive sports, specialized arts and prepare for their next stage of academic growth with BCNY’s High School Access services and workshops with experts in their respective fields. HSA resources include info sessions, parent meetings, and individual consultations that prepare teens, parents, and guardians for the high school application process. Juniors also continue to have fun, connect and grow while fostering the 4Cs.

Age Requirements

Boys and young men currently enrolled in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are eligible for member registration at Abbe Clubhouse and Gerry Clubhouse.

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Grades 9-12: Teens

Our young men in high school prepare for their next steps, whatever paths they choose. BCNY offers career training, advanced STEAM programs, work readiness, and internship programs along with college exploration and application support. Our most senior members also have the opportunity to earn stipends through mentoring and internship programs. Our teen members continue to apply the 4Cs at BCNY and out in the world, empowered to share their brilliance as they take on new life challenges and experiences.

Age Requirements

Boys and young men currently enrolled in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade are eligible for member registration at Abbe Clubhouse and Gerry Clubhouse.

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Registration Requirements

BCNY believes in the health and safety of all our staff, members, and community. All BCNY employees and volunteers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and members are not required but encouraged to vaccinate if eligible. To become a member and participate in programs at BCNY, please provide the following documents.

Policies and FAQ

For information about policies, forms, and other parent frequently asked questions, click here.

If you have any questions please reach out at PROGRAMS@bcny.org or call us at 212.677.1102 .