Friday Nights at the Center: Fun for your kids, a night off for you!

Due to concerns about covid, Friday Nights has been postponed. We are eager for the return of this popular program, and hope to be able to bring this back to the center in the 2022/2023 school year.  Stay tuned for updates! For questions about Friday Nights, please contact


Family or Tween members who are currently enrolled in grades 1st - 8th are invited to join us for our Friday Night Program at the Center. This drop-off program meets from 6:00pm - 9:00pm and is designed to give our youth a great place to socialize and play on Friday nights, while their parents enjoy an evening out. Supervised by our talented counselors, our junior and senior division offer a little something for everyone, including a vegetarian style dinner!

1st - 3rd Grade: Junior Division 
Led by our Manhattan Youth childcare professionals, youth are invited to join us Friday evenings for a weekly rotating series of activities and themed events. Activities include but are not limited to: Swimming, Indoor Sports, Sculpting with Clay, Arts & Crafts classes, Digital Media, Counselor-led Games and Activities and Nintendo Wii tournaments.

4th - 8th Grade: Senior Division 
The Senior Division Friday Night Program is held on our Arts, Culture, Science & Technology Level. After a family-style meal together, participants choose from activities and projects ranging from Ceramics to Sports, Music Production to Web and Game Design, Open Art Studio, Swimming, Dodge Ball, Ping Pong Tournaments, Xbox Kinect Tournaments and more. They also have plenty of time to socialize and play games after a week of school.

The Downtown Community Center runs in accordance with the Public School schedule. Our Friday Nights at the Center programs will NOT meet on holidays or breaks that school is closed. The program starts at 6:00PM and ends promptly at 9:00PM, so don't forget to pick up your kids on time!

Sign up!
All Members of Manhattan Youth are welcome to join our Friday Night Program. A drop in fee of $5 will be charged for each child that attends, and parents will be required to sign their kids in every Friday.

Interested in Friday Nights but not a member? You can purchase a guest pass for $50. If you decide to become a member that fee is applied towards your membership.  We know you're going to love it!

Questions? Contact Tasha at

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