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Bill Finch, Mayor, City of Bridgeport www.bridgeportct.


City of Bridgeport
999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604 Bill Finch, Mayor

Dear Bridgeport Residents, The City, through its Lighthouse After School program, is pleased to present you with this publication, highlighting the numerous programs available for children and their families to learn, play and grow throughout the school year. We hope you take advantage of the wonderful enrichment opportunities our area service providers and organizations are offering. From computers to golf, from the symphony to baseball, Bridgeport has it all. On behalf of my family, and the City of Bridgeport, enjoy the coming year and discover what the Park City has to offer. Sincerely,

Bill Finch Mayor

Lighthouse Program
45 Lyon Terrace, Room 301 Bridgeport, CT 06604 Tammy Papa Director Phone: (203) 576-7252 Fax: (203) 576-7239

On behalf of all service providers, many thanks to the public, private, and corporate sponsors of the programs offered within this publication. Without your financial support and commitment, we could not continue to provide such valuable services to Bridgeports children and families. We would also like to thank the many volunteers who on a daily basis support all of our efforts in working with young people by sharing their time, talents, and expertise. It truly makes a world of difference! Sincerely,

Disclaimer: The information provided in this booklet has been obtained through various agency sources. We are not responsible for any misprints.

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ABCD Inc. Early Learning Division BAYM Computer Genesis Class Bridgeport P.A.L. Police Cadet Program Bridgeport Police Explorers Program Bridgeport Public Education Fund MAACS Program Bridgeport Y After School Program Bullard Havens Technical High School Cardinal Shehan Center Afterschool & Saturday Program Family Matters Community Center FSW Literacy Volunteers Hall Neighborhood House Junior Achievement Kennedy Center Support Services at Participating Lighthouse After School Program Lighthouse Afterschool Program McGivney Community Center Project Learn After School Program Ralphola Community Center YMCA St. Pauls Child Development Center Salvation Army Sacred Heart University Upward Bound Program Southwestern AHEC The Bridgeport NSBE Jr. Chapter The College Place-CT The Village Initiative Project College Preparatory & Life Skills Program University of Bridgeport Educational Talent Search Youth Saturday Academy Bridgeport Caribe SAT Prep Program Wakeman Boys and Girls Club Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council Bridgeport P.A.L. Christmas Village Bridgeport Public Library Burroughs Community Center Champions Mentoring Program Child and Family Guidance - Care Coordination Child and Family Guidance - Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services Child and Family Guidance - Grandparents/Kin Program Child and Family Guidance - Outpatient Behavioral Heath Services Child and Family Guidance - The Parent Program City Lights Program Downtown Cabaret Theater Girl Scout of Connecticut Greater Bridgeport Symphony Kennedy Center Volunteer Program March for Education Neighborhood Studios - Art Institute Neighborhood Studios - Conservatory Neighborhood Studios - Dance Academy Neighborhood Studios - Duet Neighborhood Studios - Music School Neighborhood Studios - Saturday Studios Neighborhood Studios - Studio Players


Salem Lutheran Church Southwest Community Health Center The Bijou Theater The Discovery Museum

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PLAY Baseball

Black Rock Little League Baseball and Softball Bridgeport Caribe Youth Baseball/Softball League Newfield Cougars Baseball & Basketball League Bridgeport North End Little League Baseball Bridgeport Caribe Youth Basketball Bridgeport P.A.L. Basketball Future Stars Basketball Academy Park City Little League Connecticut Community Boating Nutmeg Curling Club Bridgeport P.A.L. Junior Drum and Bugle Corps Bridgeport Chargers Youth Football and Cheerleading Bridgeport Pop Warner Raiders Football Park City Panthers Winter League Football Park City Panthers Spring Football The First Tee Golf Program Matt Jones-Robert Jenkins Foundation, Inc. and Matt Jones Sport Karate P.M.A.F.A. Karate Program Spirit Martial Arts Spirit Academy Wagners Karate Goju Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse City of Bridgeport Department of Parks and Recreation City of Bridgeport Activity Nights Gary Crooks Youth Center City of Bridgeport Conservation Corps Trumbull Gardens - Citywide Youth center Sailaway Sailing School Bridgeport AYSO Soccer Program

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Boating Curling Drum Corps Football

Golf Karate

Lacrosse Recreation

Sail Soccer For additional copies, please contact Judy Marella at the Lighthouse Program at 203-576-3992 or email

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ABCD Inc. Early Learning Division

1070 Park Avenue Year -Round Full-Day Program Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Provided Free or Sliding Scale Fee September-June Part Day Program Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast and Lunch Provided Free Ages 6 months to 5 years Quality School Readiness Program Teaching staff with credentials in Early Childhood Education 15 Locations in Bridgeport, Stratford and Trumbull Children with disabilities welcome Contact: Dora Fulton (203) 366-8241 ext. 238 Website:

Bridgeport P.A.L. Police Cadet Program

Year Round Ages 10-18 Boys and Girls This program is designed to introduce youth to the different aspects of law enforcement and to educate them in this field. Birth Certificate and fee required for registration. Meetings held at the P.A.L. Complex, 7 Quarry Road, Trumbull For fee and more information: Contact the P.A.L. Office (203) 576-7604 Email:

Bridgeport Y After School Program

At the South End Community Center Monday-Friday 4 to 6 p.m. Kindergarten to Grade 6 Snack, homework assistance, arts and crafts, weekly golf and swimming lessons. Sliding fee scale for tuition Contact Michelle Genest (203) 331-0200

Bullard Havens Technical High School

500 Palisade Avenue October 25, 2012 Open House 5:30 p.m. Attention 7th and 8th grade students! Come learn what BHTH is all about. Talk with current students and faculty Tour the school: For more information contact Jean Marconi (203) 579-6333 ext. 6487 Email: Website:

Bridgeport Police Explorers Program

Year Round Ages 13-20 Mondays at 7:00 p.m. at Bridgeport Police Training Center 405 Newfield Avenue For more information: Email:

BAYM Computer Genesis Class Build Your Own Computer

Session 1: October 1-November 29 Session 2: February 25-April 25 Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 to 8 p.m. Ages 13-21 $20 per session Open to all City residents Computer GenesisTM is an eight week, two day per week workshop. Each course is designed to teach teens the basics of PC usage and maintenance. Students will receive a personal computer upon graduation. Classes are held at BAYMs Industrial Youth Center at 506 Logan Street. Contact: Joanne Parker Wright (203) 336-9333 ext. 205 Email:

Cardinal Shehan Center After School & Saturday Program

September 10-June 7 Monday-Friday 2:30 to 5 p.m. Pick up 5 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages 4 to 18 Program offers homework help, tutoring, indoor and outdoor organized athletics, swimming, photography, Girlz Zone, leadership, golf, tennis, library time, art lessons, basketball, computers, dance, cooking classes, gardening, playground time, arts and crafts and more. Open to All City residents DCF Credentialed Program Fees: $300 Full-year membership $150 Half-year membership $5 Day Pass Sibling Discount Contact: Courtney Ryan (203) 336-4468 Email: Website:
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Bridgeport Public Education Fund MAACS Program

Grades 9 to 12 Mentoring for Academic Achievement and College Success MAACS is a college preparatory mentoring program that pairs high school students with college mentors and offers students the opportunity to visit local college campuses. Mentoring is conducted on-site during the school day. Program is FREE and offered at Bassick, Central and Harding High Schools. Contact: Faith Villegas (203) 338-0517 Email: Website:

Junior Achievement
835 Main Street

Lighthouse After School Program

August 29-May 31 Monday-Friday 3 to 5:30 p.m. Late pick up at 6 p.m. available for an additional cost Kindergarten-Grade 8 Sliding Scale or Care 4 Kids Snack is provided.

Family Matters Community Center

Calvary St. Georges Episcopal Church 755 Clinton Avenue

Contact: Beverly Balaz (203) 382-0180 ext.11 Email: Website:

Driveway entrance is located on Beechwood Avenue, first driveway on the left, first door on the left in the back of the church. September-June Monday - Thursday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages birth to five years Free PreSchool Open to all Family Matters Community Center offers a program for all children ages birth to five years with their caregivers. Program includes: circle time, singing, snack, childrens library, arts and crafts, story time, basic school readiness skills and outdoor play. Contact: Brenda Stapleton (203) 696-0787 Facebook: Family Matters Community Center, Bridgeport

Kennedy Center Individualized Support In The Lighthouse After School Program

August 29-May 31 Monday - Friday 3 to 5:30 p.m.

FSW Literacy Volunteers

National External Diploma Program This assessment program awards a high school diploma to adults who have acquired high school level ability through life experience. This is a portfolio assessment program, which offers no classroom instruction. Candidates work independently, while maintaining weekly appointments with their NEDP advisor/assessor at 475 Clinton Avenue. For more information contact: Paula Reed or Lisa Wolfeiler (203) 368-5526 Email:

For Summer 2013 A $25 non-refundable registration fee is required. Please go directly to the Lighthouse schools to register. The Kennedy Center can help children Payment arrangements and scholarships with disabilities or at-risk be more are available. successful with their social skills, No child will be denied services based on behavior and academics at participating inability to pay. Lighthouse After School Programs. Requests for support services are The Lighthouse Program brings together completely voluntary at no extra cost community sponsorship in Bridgeport to families. schools to provide students with a safe and For participating sites contact: supportive environment after school, and Francesca Logan during the summer. The program provides (203) 332-4535 ext. 268 educational, cultural, and recreational portunities to Bridgeports students Website: through a diversified approach to ming. It also includes athletic and recreational activities designed to motivate parKennedy Center ticipants. Do you know a child who would benefit from extra support while at the Lighthouse Program?

Autism Project

After-School and on Saturdays The Autism Project provides services for children ages 3-21 and their families.

For more information please call the main office (203) 576-7252 or speak to the Site Coordinator at your school after 3 p.m. for availability.

Services include social activity groups Website: as well as sibling, recreation, respite www.thelighthouseprogram. org groups and behavioral services. Social activity groups are small and provide LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL SITES opportunities for children with autism Barnum Hallen to learn social skills through age approBeardsley Hooker priate and fun activities. Groups are Blackham JFK facilitated by experienced staff and Black Rock G. Johnson incorporate volunteer support. Bryant J. Winthrop For more information contact: Emma Genster (203) 332-4535 ext. 223 Ellen Livingston (203) 332-4535 ext. 247 Website:
Cesar Batalla Columbus Cross Curiale Discovery Mag. Dunbar Edison Hall Longfellow L. Muniz Marin Madison Park City Mag. Read Roosevelt Tisdale Waltersville

Hall Neighborhood House

52 George E. Pipkins Way Bridgeport, CT 06608 (203) 345-2051
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McGivney Community Center

338 Stillman Street Where Kids Come and Grow Registration begins on August 1 All Programs begin on September 10 Afterschool Program Kindergarten-Grade 8 $50 per youth for school year Homework assistance, enrichment, health and recreation, computers, Friday Clubs, youth council and Holiday Events. Teen Program Grades 9-12 $25 per child for school year Leadership opportunities, tutoring, health and recreation, computers and college tours McGivney is committed to offering quality affordable programs for our families. For more information: Contact: Joe DeSabella (203) 333-2789 Email: Website:

Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA Salvation Army

Night Recreation Monday-Friday 6 to 10 p. m. Ages 14 to 18 Program offers December 10-March10 Winter Basketball League $25 One-Time Registration Fee April 9-June4 Spring Basketball League $25 One-Time Registration Fee Super Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages 10 and older Program runs every Saturday and offers Sports, Nintendo Wii, Homework Help and Recreation Room. Nintendo Wii Bowling for Adults and Seniors Only Every Thursday 12 noon to 2 p.m. $1 Per Day Membership Open to all City residents. Contact: Joshua Posey (203) 576-7430 Email: Website: 30 Elm Street For information contact: (203) 334-0995 ext.104 Website:

Sacred Heart University Upward Bound Program

September-June Academic Component Saturday Workshops twice a month Bus transportation is provided Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities to succeed in precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves Bridgeport high school students from low-income families and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree. Contact: Emma Sanchez (203) 365-7658 Website: Click Mission-Community Involvement

Project Learn After School Program

Summerfield United Methodist Church 110 Clermont Avenue

Southwestern AHEC St. Pauls Child Development Center Preschool

1475 Noble Avenue Youth Health Service Corps Introducing local high school students to health careers and key issues in health care. This program is provided through local high schools in the Greater Bridgeport area. Collegiate Health Service Corps Introducing undergraduate college and university students to health careers and key issues in health care. This program is provided through colleges and universities in Southwestern CT. To find out if these programs are offered in your school, Contact: Joan Lane (203) 372-5503 Email: Website:

September 4 to June 14 Monday-Friday 3 to 5:30 p.m. Half-Days Included Kindergarten-Grade 6 $45 per month Sibling Discount

September 4 to June 14 Open to all City residents 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Flexible schedule offered with Project Learn is an academic-centered full time and part time hours. program. If there is time left after schoolAges 3 to 5
work is completed, the children enjoy structured and free play. Project Learn offers your child a fun and safe environment to make friends and to learn. Contact: Wanda B. (203) 367-8783 Email: Website: We are a NAEYC accredited school serving children in Bridgeport and surrounding areas. Call for a tour of our school and for rates. Contact: Barbara Leoncini (203) 384-6023 Email: Website:

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Open to all in students in the Greater Bridgeport area.

The Bridgeport NSBE Jr. Chapter

September-May Two Saturdays Per Month 10 a.m. to 12 noon Grades 5 to 7 Every Thursday 6 p. m. to 8 p.m. Grades 8 to 12 Open to all City residents The National Society of Black Engineers Pre-College Initiative program is designed to stimulate interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics field, or STEM. The goal is to encourage students to attend college and pursue technical degrees. The program provides activities to help students discover firsthand how engineering and technology relate to the world around them and discover the excitement of academic excellence, leadership, technical development and teamwork. The Chapter is open to all students in grades 512 regardless of race or socioeconomic status and is sponsored by ACCESS Educational Services, Inc. Contact: Gwendolyn Brantley (203) 526-8086 Email: Website:

Weekly meetings focus on study habits, listening skills, note-taking, time management, public speaking, nutrition, SAT prep, financial aid scholarships, career goals, financial literacy, global issues current and cultural events and much more. Students will be exposed to college life, hands on, through college tours with formal admission presentations. Meetings are held at the Margaret Morton Government Center 999 Broad Street. The primary purpose of V.I.P. is to stimulate a desire and maintain an interest in students to excel in high school by helping them to realize their potential to matriculate to the college level. Our mission is to increase the number of underserved students in higher education. College tours are held in October, November, February and April. Nominal fee for College Tours Contact: Teresa Wilson (203) 394-6688 Email: Website:

Contact: Marjorie Bernard, MSC (203) 576-4287 Website: academics/ubsupportservices/ets

Youth Saturday Academy Bridgeport Caribe SAT Prep Program

January-March Saturday mornings University of Bridgeport Campus Registration in November Join the Caribe Youth Saturday Academy, an annual SAT prep program for Bridgeport high school students. Due to our partnership with UB, the program fee is very low and all fees are to cover books and materials for students. Contact: Eva Colon (203) 913-0073 Email: Website:

The College Place-CT

At Housatonic Community College A free college access center for all ages College information and planning Individual assistance with applications for college, financial aid and scholarships Free materials on college topics in English and Spanish Group presentations on college and financial aid For information or an appointment Contact: Holly Franquet (203) 335-0381 Email: The College Place-CT is sponsored by the ECMC Foundation

University of Bridgeport Educational Talent Search

136 Lafayette Street September 1-June 17 During school day Services are only open to participants who are Bridgeport residents and attend the schools we are funded to serve All services are free High Schools served are Bassick, Central and Harding Middle Schools served are Blackham, Cesar Batalla, Curiale, Hooker, Longfellow, Marin, Multi-Cultural, Park City, Read, Tisdale and Winthrop ETS is a federally funded outreach program sponsored by the University of Bridgeport. A college prep program with a goal to prepare students in grades 6 through 12 for college and assist them in reaching their educational goals. Program offers an academic component, parent component, tutoring, cultural enrichment and much more.

Smilow-Burroughs Clubhouse 2414 Fairfield Avenue Afterschool Program August 29-June 14 Monday-Friday 3 to 6 p.m. $120 Includes art, computers, homework assistance, dance, gym and game room activities. Vacation Week Specials December, February and April breaks 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Additional programs include Art, Cheerleading, Cooking, Dance, Fitness, Legos and Sports Leagues Contact: (203) 908-3378 Email: Email:

Wakeman Boys and Girls Club

The Village Initiative Project

College Preparatory & Life Skills Program

September 5-May 15 Wednesdays 5:30 to 8 p.m. Grades 8-12 Free Registration & Membership

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Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council

1001-12 Main Street Contact Marianne Brunson Frisch (203) 522-4154 Email: Website:

Champions Mentoring Program

126 Washington Avenue September-June Ages 6-16 Mentoring visits occur throughout the school year at the childs school No Fee

Child and Family Guidance Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services

180 Fairfield Avenue

Bridgeport P.A.L. Christmas Village

December 1-23 1 to 8 p.m. daily Bridgeport P.A.L. Complex 7 Quarry Road Trumbull Holiday displays, Santa and much more. Minimal entry fee. Photos available for purchase. Opening Day Celebration 2nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARADE for children infant to 10 years old on opening day December 1st. For more information: Contact the P.A.L. office (203) 576-7604 Email: Website:

EMPS is a DCF funded statewide program Champions provide supportive mentoring which provides immediate crisis assessservices for children who have a parent or ment and intervention for children up close family member who is incarcerated. through the age of 18 to all communities and individuals. Trained EMPS therapists The program also provides case manageare immediately accessible through calls to ment services and enrichment opportuni211, travelling to homes, school and other ties to support the child and family. locations in order to work with families, Special events and activities are planned children and agency staff to provide the for mentor matches during the summer best possible crisis intervention and supmonths. port for up to six weeks. EMPS therapists assist in identifying follow up services and Contact: Tina Banas, LCSW supports in the community. A primary (203) 382-1190 goal of the program is to avoid unnecesEmail: sary hospitalization. The EMPS program Website: is infused with system-of-care and wraparound values, providing culturally sensitive care and addressing each familys wishes and needs uniquely. EMPS is a Child and Family Guidance 24 -hour- a day service, 365 days a year. Care Coordination 180 Fairfield Avenue Care Coordination is a DCF funded statewide program that helps families with children/adolescents who exhibit serious and complex behavioral and emotional challenges. Using the wraparound process, Care Coordinators assist the family in identifying a team combined of natural and formal supports in a culturally responsive and strength based manner to achieve the familys goals. By working with a supportive team and focusing on the strengths of the youth, family and team, the Care Coordinator helps the family and all the team members to develop a plan of care with the goal of improving the quality of life for the family. To access EMPS simply call 211. Contact: Terril Pile, LCSW (203) 394-6529 ext. 3078

Child and Family Guidance

180 Fairfield Avenue Grandparents/Kin Raising Grandchildren Struggling with Custody questions? Need support?

Bridgeport Public Library

925 Broad Street Main Branch Youth Services (203) 576-7408 Teen Caf (203) 673-8954 Black Rock Branch (203) 337-9676 Newfield Branch (203) 576-7828 Old Mill Branch (203) 576-7634 Website:

Monthly workshops September 25, October 30, November 20, December 18, January 22, February 26, March 26, April 30, May 28 and June 18 Tuesdays Referrals can be made to Central intake 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. department. (203) 685-4258 Parenting the Second Time Around Contact: Virginia Lopez, MSW (203) 394-6529 ext. 3312 Weekly workshops September 18, October 2, 9, 16 and 23, November 6, 13 and 27, December 4 Tuesdays Free Dinner, Childcare & Help with Homework. Contact: Suzanne Wallace (203) 394-6529 ext. 3025

Burroughs Community Center

2470 Fairfield Avenue (203) 334-0293 Website:

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City Lights Gallery

37 Markle Court

Greater Bridgeport Symphony

446 University Avenue Contact: Alex Morr (203) 576-0623 Email: Website:

Child and Family Guidance Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

180 Fairfield Avenue The Child and Family Guidance Centers Outpatient Behavioral Services provides comprehensive mental health assessment and treatment services to children up to 19 years of age and their families who are experiencing emotional and behavioral problems. The Center operates three Outpatient Mental Health Clinics, which provide individual, family and group therapy, psychiatric evaluation and medication management and advocacy for clients. Services are offered in English and Spanish. The Center is an Enhanced Care Clinic and operates a centralized intake system. All referrals for services are seen for an evaluation within 14 calendar days. Outpatient Behavioral Health also provides assessment and treatment services to adolescents 13-18 years of age who are dealing with substance abuse issues. These substance abuse services are provided in individual and group therapy.

(203) 334-7748 Website:

Downtown Cabaret Theatre

263 Golden Hill Street (203) 576-1636 Website:

Kennedy Center
Volunteer Interns Needed! Excellent opportunities to explore career options, fulfill service/internship hours and connect with others. To intern, contact Barbara Germak (203) 332-4535 ext. 270 Email: To Volunteer, contact Debra Moraes (203) 365-8522 ext. 206 Email: Website:

Girl Scouts of Connecticut

87 Washington Avenue

Year Round For more information, please contact the Open to All Girls in Grades K-12 intake department: (203) 394-6529 ext. 3084 Girl Scouts of CT is the states recognized girl-empowerment organization dedicated to lifelong success through values-based leadership development and personal growth. Child and Family Guidance

March for Education

Parade and Festival September 22 9 a.m. Rain Date September 29 Focus youth group meetings held at the Bridgeport Public Library 925 Broad Street 3rd floor The March for Education is a symbolic phrase that focuses on direction and purpose toward the goal of a productive and successful life through education and positive social encounters. The March for Education hosts a series of events and programs to motivate students to maintain high standards in educational and future goals. For information contact: Timothy Cooper (203) 522-2511 For youth team information contact: Ashley Graham (203) 887-0192 Email: Website:

The Parent Project

180 Fairfield Avenue 10-Week Series Spanish and English workshops begin on September 19 Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. Free Empowering Parents, Transforming Teens who are strong willed and defiant. Learn how to never argue with your child again! Prevent or intervene in alcohol or drug use! Improve school attendance and performance! Find resources to help your family! Contact: Suzanne Wallace (203) 394-6529 ext. 3025 or ext. 3319

Our program includes fun activities, making new friends and learning more about themselves. The Girl Scout mission statement is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. One way we do this is through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which gives girls the three keys of leadership Discover, Connect and Take Action -as they use Leadership Journeys. Girls also expand their skills through badges and awards. Local program opportunities connect girls to a variety of topics, including activities in Girlz R.U.L.E., an anti-bullying program, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), healthy living habits and handling stress in todays world. Contact: Eva Colon MS CED (203) 334-3145 ext. 3023 Email: Website:

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820 Main Street Bridgeport, CT 06604

Klein Memorial Auditorium

910 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport, CT. 06605 For Tickets: (203) 292-8164 Box Office Ext. 301 For tickets and events visit their website:

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday 12 noon - 4:30 p.m. General Information: (203) 331-1104 Were closed for renovations, but enjoy our virtual exhibits online at

Playhouse on the Green

177 State Street Bridgeport, Ct. 06604 For Tickets: 1 (866) 811-4111 or information only : (203) 333-3666 For shows and schedules visit their website:

DISCOVERY M u s e u m a n d P l a n e t a r i u m
4450 Park Avenue Bridgeport, ct 06604
(203) 372-3521

Home to the New Adventure Park An aerial forest ropes park, this is a great place to bring the kids and an excellent opportunity for teambuilding in your organization. For fees and additional information, (203) 690-1717 Email: Website:

Wonderland of Ice Fall and Winter FreeStyle Ice

Learn-to Skate-Programs also available. All Ages are welcome. Please Call for Prices, Schedules and Details Open to all City residents No skating experience necessary The Wonderland of Ice is a twin NHL ice rink facility in Glenwood Park that is open year-round. Instructional programs are offered in recreational skating, ice hockey and figure skating for all ages and abilities. The daily open skating session is a great family activity and rental skates are always available. The Wonderland of Ice hosts a full service snack bar and sports shop on the premises, making it a popular venue for birthday parties. Contact: Lisa Fedick Phone: (203) 576-8118 Email:

Housatonic Museum of Art

900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT 06604 For information call: (203) 332-5052
For events and hours visit their website:

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Neighborhood Studios Art Institute

391 East Washington Avenue October 6-May 11 Saturday Afternoons Ages 4-12 Tuition with financial aid available Open to all Explore the world of the visual arts! Beginner-level classes for younger students will introduce them to the world of drawing, painting and sculpture through fun projects and engaging activities. Intermediate classes for older students will build upon basic skills and introduce them to sketching and painting technique. Students with special needs are welcomed! Contact: Frank Derico (203) 366-3300 ext. 224 Email:

Neighborhood Studios Dance Academy

October 6-May 11 Saturday Afternoons Ages 4-12 Tuition with financial aid available Open to all Dance Academy is an exciting introduction and continuing education program in the fundamentals of dance. Students as young as 6 years old can learn more than one style of dance and classes are dynamic and fast paced. In addition, young children ages 4 to 5 can discover the world of dance through a beginning ballet class. The class is uniquely structured for young children with fun activities and an engaging teaching style. Technique classes provide sequential and distinctive instruction in a variety of dance disciplines. Beginner and intermediate instruction will be available in six disciplines: Ballet, Jazz, West African, Hip Hop and new this year, Salsa. Students will special needs are welcome!

Neighborhood Studios Music School

Year Round Afternoons and Early evenings Ages 5-Adult Tuition with Financial Aid Assistance Open to All The Music School division of Neighborhood Studios provides private lessons in violin, piano, drums, guitar, strings, voice, woodwinds and brass for children and adults. Participants will learn how to play an instrument, read music and develop their talents with friendly and talented teachers at the best prices in Fairfield County. Students with special needs are welcome! Contact: Frank Derico Phone: (203) 366-3300 ext. 224 Email:

Contact: Frank Derico Phone: (203) 366-3300 ext. 224 Neighborhood Studios Conservatory Email: October 2012-May 2013 Monday through Thursday 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ages 13-18 Free Open to Greater Bridgeport Residents

Neighborhood Studios Saturday Studios

October 13-May 11 Saturday Mornings 9 a.m. to 12 noon Ages 6-21 $250 Tuition Open to All Transportation Included Saturday Studios is a special needs arts program that is designed to help students strengthen motor, cognitive, communication and social skills. Each week students attend four specialized arts classes designed to fully engage all in a variety of activities. Students will learn about art, cultural drumming, theater and dance. While developing their arts skills, students will learn about a theme and help to create a performance based on that topic. The program serves children with a range of disabilities from developmental, learning and physical to social/emotional. Transportation is available for residents in the Greater Bridgeport area. Contact: Frank Derico Phone: (203) 366-3300 ext. 224 Email:

Neighborhood Studios Duet

October 6-May 11 Saturday Afternoons Ages 2 & 3 years old and Parent The Conservatory is an arts and career $100 Tuition program for teens interested in dance, Open to All drama, music, drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic/web design or photography. Duet is a new Parent and Child movement, Participants receive intensive training, music and art class for children ages 2 and 3 career coaching and preparation to pursue years old and their parent, or guardian, to the arts in college and beyond. Youth will experience together! also take part in professional and personal development workshops such as job The arts are a great way for small children readiness, writers workshop and financial to learn to explore their world, develop moliteracy. The program culminates in an Open tor skills and practice early literacy skills. House/Art Show with student work for sale. Contact: Frank Derico (203) 366-3300 ext. 224 Email: Our instructors will have you and your child moving to music from all over the world and throughout history singing songs, making art and having fun! Students will special needs are welcome! Contact: Frank Derico Phone: (203) 366-3300 ext. 224 Email:

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Neighborhood Studios-Studio Players

October 6-May 11 Saturday Afternoons Ages 6-12 Tuition with financial aid available Open to All Learn about acting and performing on stage in a fun and fast paced setting. Students will learn about improvisation, characterization, diction, and projection of their voices while developing an original play to present at the end of the year. Contact: Frank Derico Phone: (203) 366-3300 ext. 224 Email:

Southwest Community Health Center

968 Fairfield Avenue Southwest School Based Health Centers: Bassick and Central High Schools Blackham, Read, Roosevelt and Cesar Batalla Elementary Schools Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Services include Physicals, Flu Shots, Sports Physicals, Sick visits, Asthma Support, Nutritional Support, Dental Cleanings and Behavioral Health Services (203) 330-6000 Website:

The Discovery Museum And Planetarium

4450 Park Avenue Vacation Week Programs are available during school breaks. Additional planetarium shows, demonstrations and special activities are also available with general admission. Check the website or call for dates, prices and more information. Regular Hours of Operation Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $9.50 General Admission for Adult $8. for Child Children 2 and under are Free Discounts and special programming are available for groups of 10+. Offers hands-on exhibits, digital/traditional planetarium shows, group visits, summer programs, birthday parties and more. Contact (203) 372-3521 Website:

Salem Lutheran Church

3160 Park Avenue Semester begins September 2 Ages 4-13 $75 for semester Open to all in the Greater Bridgeport area Music In Action An after school music education program. Divided into three age appropriate groups, the students learn music reading through bells, singing and drama through chorus and music enrichment. A musical play is performed in June. Contact: Liz Frohrip (203) 336-3300 ext. 15 Email: Website:

The Bijou Theatre

275 Fairfield Avenue (203) 332-3228 Email: Website:

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Bridgeport North End Little League Baseball Black Rock Little League Baseball and Softball
P.O. Box 38096 Bridgeport, CT 06605 Fall Season September 1-October Spring Season April 1-June 30 District Tournaments June-July Ages 5-16 years Incorporated 1954 Junior Softball State Champions Member of Little League International For registration information, visit our website: Residence Boundaries are specific to the North End of Bridgeport Regular Season April-June Ages: 4 to 14 Tryouts in early March 2012 Season Prices Range from $25 to $120 Fall Ball Season September-October Early discount registration with 2012 prices in November 2012. Price increases begin during registration dates in January 2013. For specific registration dates and times and additional information: Contact: Steve Bailer Email: Website: NorthEndLL

Bridgeport P.A.L. Basketball

Season: January through March Ages: 5 to 13 Boys and Girls Registration: P.A.L. Complex 7 Quarry Road Trumbull, CT October 6, 13, 20 and 27 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. November 3, 10 and 17 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Players birth certificate is required. For fee and additional information: (203) 576-7604 Email:

Bridgeport Caribe Youth Baseball/Softball League

T Ball Ages 5-6 Rookies Ages 7-8 Minors Ages 9-10 Majors Ages 11-12 Seniors Ages 13-15 Travel Ages 16-18 Girls Softball Ages 13-16 Registration at: McGivney Community Center 338 Stillman Street January 25, February 8 and February 15 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. January 26, February 9 and February 16 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Future Stars Basketball Academy

For information contact (203) 367-1673 Email: Website:

Park City Little League

For information, contact: (203) 334-0074 Email:

Connecticut Community Boating

For programs, fee and registration information: Contact Captain Chris German 1-855-99 Boats Website:

Bridgeport Caribe Youth Basketball

Season September through December Games are played on Saturdays BCYLs mission to provide youth with di- Open to children in Grades K-8 verse sports, educational and community Grades K-2 Ages5-7 awareness programs that foster physical, Grades 3-5 Ages 8-10 intellectual and social development, while instilling pride and helping them build char- Grades 6-8 Ages 11-13 acter and self-esteem, so that they can reach Registration: their full potential and value their role ins McGivney Community Center society. 338 Stillman Street September 7 and 14 For additional information: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (203) 913-0073 September 8 and 15 Email: 10 a.m. to 12 noon Website:

Nutmeg Curling Club

123 Glenwood Avenue October 23 and 25 Learn to Curl Sessions 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. No Charge for Learn to Curl Sessions Grades 9-12 Instruction in the game is given, safety issues are address and a short game is played. High School Curling League $150 annual fee Tuesdays and Thursdays after school The program offers curling as a wonderful addition and alternative to contact sports, played on ice. Contact: Jim Meinhold (203) 615-0077 Email: Website:

Newfield Cougars Baseball & Basketball League

For information contact: Tremaine King (973) 765-3070
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For additional information: (203) 913-0073 Email: Website: www.bcylorg

Bridgeport P.A.L. Junior Drum and Bugle Corps

Year-Round Ages 10 to 21 Boys and Girls P.A.L. Connecticut Sound Jr. Drum and Bugle Corps features Brass, Percussion and Color Guard. No musical or marching experience necessary. Equipment and Uniforms are provided. For fee and additional information Contact: Pat Rouse (203) 751-2357 Email:

For additional information (203) 400-3164 Website:

Park City Panthers Winter League Football

February 2-March 10 Ages 7-14 Games are held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Fee: $210 for the season Games will be held indoors at the sports center in Branford Open to all city residents Contact: Lenford Green (203) 543-8058 Percival Francis (203) 260-4630

Matt Jones-Robert Jenkins Foundation, Inc. and Matt Jones Sport Karate
Ages 3 And Over Fridays 6 to 7 p.m. Saturdays 10 to 11 a.m. $65 per Month No Application Fee! Location: Bishop Kenneth H. Moales Sr. Arts Center 1243 Stratford Avenue Discount on Uniform with two or more children! Contact: Matt Jones (860) 308-3578

Bridgeport Chargers Youth Football and Cheerleading

National Champions 2010-2011 Ages 7-14 Football Ages 5-14 Cheerleading Unlimited Weight Located at Luis Marin (Freedom Park) off Boston Avenue Committed to the development of our youth for future success For additional information Contact: Ernest Wiggins (203) 260-1009 Website: bptchargers

Park City Panthers Spring Football

May-July Ages 7-14 Fee: $200 for the season Open to all city residents For additional Information: Contact Lenford Green 203) 543-8058 or Percival Francis (203) 260-4630

P.M.A.F.A. Karate Program

2338 Main Street Session 1: September 4-27 Session 2: October 2-25 Session 3: November 6-29 Tuesday and Thursday (Saturday available, call for details) 5 to 5:55 p.m. or 6:35 to 7:30 p.m. Ages 6-15 Ages 3-5 (Special Class call for info) Open to all City residents Pure Martial Arts Fitness Academy provides a structured learning environment based on the discipline of Martial Arts. We give students the tools to concentrate, focus and learn under pressure despite peer distractions and more. Enroll your child now to begin learning the basics in achieving this incredible activity. For fee and additional information: Contact: Master Purefoy (203) 368-0773 Email: Website:

Bridgeport Pop Warner Raiders Football

Nationally Ranked Pop Warner is age and weight based. Tiny-Mite Ages 5-6 Weight 35-75lbs. Mitey-Mite Ages 7-8 Weight 45-90lbs. Jr. Pee Wee Ages 8-9-10 Weight 60-105lbs. (older lighter child 11, 60-85lbs.) Pee Wee Ages 9-10-11 Weight 75 to 120lbs. (older lighter child 12, 75-100lbs.) Jr. Midget Ages 10-11-12 Weight 85-145 lbs. (older lighter child 13, 85-120lbs.) Midget Ages 12-13-14 Weight 105-170 lbs. (older lighter child 15, 105-145lbs.) Patriot Ages 12-13-14 Weight 170- + (unlimited weight)

The First Tee Golf Program

Fall and Spring Classes Boys and Girls Ages 7-18 One hour per week for seven weeks $25 for seven week session Maximum 10:2 student/instructor ratio Taught by PGA golf professionals and First Tee Coaches For program information and registration: (203) 374-7779 Email: Website: www.

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City of Bridgeport Department of Parks and Recreation Spirit Martial Arts Academy
1042 Broad Street After School Program TaeKwondo/Judo/Gumyedo 3 Week Special Including Uniform $69 Pee wee Children Junior Adult Open to all City residents For fee and additional information Contact: Instructor Jin (203) 823-0905 Email: Night Recreation Program October 29-April 26 Monday-Thursday Note: Night Recreation programs run in accordance with the BOE school calendar. Site locations are Blackham*, Cesar Batalla, Geraldine Johnson, JFK and Luis Marin Schools. *Blackham Night Recreation includes Swimming Pool Tuesday-Friday Site location Longfellow School SCHOOL LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE Session 1 for ages 5-14 6 to 7:30 p.m. Session 2 for ages 15-over 7:30 to 9 p.m.

City of Bridgeport Youth Activity Nights

Coming SoonThe City of Bridgeport Youth Services Division will host Youth Activity Nights and Family Nights. Be on the lookout for details. Website:

City of Bridgeport Mayors Conservation Corps

Open to All high school youth If you are interested in the environment and ways in which you could make positive changes in the community, the conservation corps is for you. Activities include school clean up, rain barrel set up, speaking to residents about home energy efficiency and talking to children about recycling.

Wagners Karate Goju

Tuesday and Thursday After School 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday 7 to 8 p.m. (Beginners Class for Adults) Thursday 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday 9:30 to 11 a.m. Location: St. Augustine School 63 Pequonnock Street Welcome Back to School Build Self-Esteem Gain Confidence Develop Discipline For fee and additional information Contact: Kyoshi Michael Wagner (203) 209-8473 Email:

For more information, Contact Wilfred Murphy No Fee-Registration conducted on site (203) 576-7301 Open to all Bridgeport residents Email: Activities include variety of sports, arts and crafts, dance, intramural basketball, intramu- Website: ral soccer, reading, writing, swimming, board games and group activities. Gary Crooks Youth Center Contact Luann Conine, Lee Nastu or Vaughn Sims (203) 576-8080 or (203) 576-7233 Email:;; Website: Monday-Friday 3 to 5 p.m. Ages 6 to 18 Open to all Bridgeport youth Activities include: Arts for families, Bridges-A STEM Program, a new Robotics competition team on Saturday mornings and more. For more information: Contact: Sondra Johnson (203) 337-8888 Website:

Sailaway Sailing School

Captains Cove Bostwick Avenue For information (203) 209-3407 Email: Website:

Trumbull Gardens Citywide Youth Center

Tuesday through Saturday Hours 2 to 10:00 p.m. Ages 6 to 18 For all Bridgeport youth Activities include: Recreation, Basketball, games, Computer center, dance, tennis and various programs. For more information: Contact: Sondra Johnson (203) 337-8888 Website:

Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse

For information Contact: Don Wilson (203) 273-6084 Email: Website:
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Bridgeport AYSO Soccer Program

For information Contact: Registrar (203) 335-8901 Email: Website: www.

Park Avenue

Seaside Park

Open daily 7a.m. - until sundown. A 379-acre waterfront recreation area located along Long island sound. the park has facilities for picnics, baseball, softball, tennis, soccer and running. Exit 27 from I-95.

Beardsley Park
1875 Noble Avenue Open daily 7 a.m.- until sundown

Captains Cove
1 Bostwick Avenue Office: (203) 335-1433 Restaurant: (203) 335-7104

Bridgeport Port- Jefferson Ferry

330 Water Street Bridgeport, CT 06604 Connecticut Information Only Call 1-888-443-3779

Open Year Round 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rainforest Building 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Carousel Building Seasonally 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New faces are here! Chacoan Peccary, Brazilian Ocelot, Lnyxes, Vampire Bats, Snowy Owls and more. CTs Beardsley Zoo is a wonderful place to visit. Spend an hour or the whole day and see more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Come and learn about our many endangered and threatened species. With its antique Carousel, unique Victorian Greenhouse, picturesque Picnic Grove, Pop-up Prairie dog exhibit and Free-flight Aviary, it is truly a memorable place. For fees and more information, call the zoo at (203) 394-6565

Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard

600 Main Street

Bridgeport Sound Tigers Hockey

600 Main Street For information, call (203) 334-4625

General Information: (203) 345-2300 Box Office: (203) 345-2400 For events and schedules visit their website:

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TURN YOUR RECYCLING INTO REWARDS! The City of Bridgeport switched to citywide single-stream recycling last year. You can now put all your recyclables into the same bin, and earn rewards through the Citys unique partnership with Recyclebanka national company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions. Recyclebank awards you points for keeping up with your curbside recycling, and simply living green. Bridgeport ResidentsSign Up Now! Get your rewards at OR Call 1-888-727-2978 and start earning points.

BCONNECTED Connecting Citizens to City Services BConnected is a customer service system that allows residents to: Submit request for City services-a rain barrel, recycling bin, or an energy assessment;

Report neighborhood issues-potholes, graffiti, blight or illegal dumping, broken streetlights, downed trees or branches; Get answers to frequently asked questions about city government-How do I pay my tax bill? Where do I get a dog license?

BConnectedCitizens Services all in one easily accessible place online at BConnected, OR on your iPhone, OR smartphone with a free downloadable app OR by calling 203-576-1311, M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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City of Bridgeport
999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604 Bill Finch, Mayor

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