Recreation

Rec notes and announcements:

All afterschool, evening Scheduled recreation programs are cancelled for Wednesday, December 10, due to weather conditions. 

Thanks United Way for your 2014 support of our programs.  Please give generously during the upcoming holiday season and support this great organization!Thank you, United Way of Tompkins County

 

 

Beginning Thursday, October 23rd, Newfield Recreation will be bringing Zumba Gold to its adult community. Held weekly from 5:15 – 6:00 PM, the class will focus on low impact dance and exercise for those wishing to try out Zumba. Led by Cindy Hoffman, certified “Gold” instructor, the class will be led in moving to the oldies and the latest in easy going music (no rap or offensive lyrics). As Cindy has said, “Anyone still young at heart with the desire to move is welcome. Thin, heavy, young or old; all are welcome. Experience is not necessary.” Age recommendation is for age 14 through senior citizen.

For further information please contact Cindy Hoffman, Instructor, at 607-592-8699 or secstg@twcny.rr.com or Reid Hoskins, Recreation Director, at 220-3461 or recreation@newfieldny.org

 

Welcome to the Town of Newfield Recreation Department.

We offer a variety of recreation opportunities for the community, and we are always looking to expand and improve our offerings.  Almost all of our recreation programs are held on Newfield Central School District grounds or inside the school’s facilities. Without the support from the school district many of our programs would not be possible. In any community, communication is key.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any ideas, questions or concerns by using the contact information at the bottom of this page.

 

Adult wellness programs will continue with open basketball in the HS Gym on Monday and Thursday evenings starting at 8 pm, beginning Sept. 8. and Adult open volleyball, beginning the 9th.  Tai Chi, a program of the Taoist Society of Ithaca, will be on Mondays and Wednesdays  in the elementary school beginning at 4:45 pm.  Yoga Dance with Deb DeLorenzo, also weekly, meets on Tuesdays in room 68 of the elementary school from 5:15-6:15 pm.  Deb may be reached at    lunamadre60@gmail.com  and classes will begin 9/16.

 

More information on all these programs and answers to any recreation questions concerning our community may be found in our online catalog, link below; or by contacting the Recreation Department (information at the bottom of the page).

Newfield Rec program offerings 2014-15

Newfield Recreation Registration Form 2014 updated

Support: 
Our department  thrives on community support. Support comes in multiple forms: grants, fundraising efforts, donations, as well as volunteering. Volunteers make our recreation department happen, and we are always looking for new volunteers to help with rec programs.  If you would like to volunteer to participate, lead or coach please contact us.  
The Newfield Recreation Department is proud to have the support of the United Way of Tompkins County 
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Newfield Recreation Department Mission: The Newfield Recreation Department enhances the quality of life in Newfield, NY by advocating for the recreation and leisure needs of the community, providing a year-round offering of inclusive and sustainable program opportunities, and promoting social, mental, and physical well-being in a manner that emphasizes cooperative community spirit and fun
Contact: Reid Hoskins, Recreation Director  or Sierra Yaple,  Supervisor at 607 220-3461 or 607 564-9811                       Recreation@newfieldny.org
What Is Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR)?

Launched in 1995 by the Garden Writers Association (GWA), Plant A Row for the Hungry is a people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate the produce to local soup kitchens and food pantries serving the homeless and hungry in their local communities. Newfield's PAR is being coordinated by the Newfield Food Hub and all produce grown and donated will be distributed to our community through the Newfield Food Pantry.

Harvesting Hope

PAR is a unique community-based program. It encourages individual and community gardeners to plant and donate an extra row of produce for the greater good in support of food relief organizations in neighborhoods, local districts, cities and counties nationwide.

There is no “typical” hungry person. Rather, he or she looks like all of us and is usually someone who, due to some unforeseen events, finds him/herself needing help.

The Newfield Food Pantry is often the only hope some people have to put food on the table for themselves and their children. By donating produce directly to the the Newfield Food Pantry, gardeners help those in need directly.

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