Rec notes and announcements:

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.

Zumba Gold focuses on those folks who are restricted in their movements due to age and/or injury. Most routines will even be done in chairs. All one needs is comfortable clothes, soft sole footwear, and a water bottle. Newfield Recreation invites you to come and dance, exercise or even just tap your feet. There is no cost for this initial offering which will run seven consecutive Thursdays through December 11th, excluding Thanksgiving. Registrations will be at the first class, held in room 68/49 of the elementary school.

For further information please contact Cindy Hoffman, Instructor, at 607-592-8699 or or Reid Hoskins, Recreation Director, at 220-3461 or

Sierra and I wish to thank the community for another successful Chicken BBQ at Old Home Days 2014.  We are especially grateful to our volunteers who included chicken barbequers, coleslaw and bean preparers, kitchen and cafeteria preparers, cashiers, servers, and cleanup crew.  Thank you, Dan frank, Jon Ulrich, George Wiltsie, Lori Robbins, Sean Norman,  Joyce Frank, Brian Barrett, and Rachel Frank.  We also could not do any of this without the support and contribution of the Newfield School district, in particular  Steve Yaple,  Head of Grounds and Maintenance; Robin wood, Cafeteria manager; and Der Walters and Paul Smith.  Masons, thank you for the use of the Temple for food prep on Friday night and Firemen for the use of your BBQ pit on saturday.

Ski Club:  Winter is Coming! It’s time to start thinking about having fun in the snow with Newfield Recreation Ski & Ride Club. The Club goes to Greek Peak on 6 consecutive Friday nights beginning January 9 and ends with a trip to the Water Park. Attend the Sign Up and Information Meeting on Thursday Oct 2nd at the Town Hall, 7 pm, for details.


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.

Brian Miller

The Recreation Department would like to extend its sympathy to the family of Brian Miller, who passed away recently.  Brian was a longtime supporter and activist for Newfield Recreation programs and wore many hats as a volunteer, coach, and leader.  He will be missed by all.  On a personal note, I remember Brian’s passion for the basketball program and his drive to make it the best program for his son as well as all the children who participated.  It was one of my first introductions to the Newfield Community and he and Stacy made me feel at home.  You might disagree with Brian but you could not help but respect his dedication and drive to do things to the best of his ability.  And he did.

As a gesture of Brian’s love of community and especially youth sports, his family has asked that donations can be made to the Newfield Recreation Department.  A dedicated fund has been created for these donations and an appropriate use will be found for them in the near future.   We are grateful for this lasting memorial to Brian.

Coming soon – Winter registrations and programs!!!

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  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

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 
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             

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