Teen & Adult
TBD* 3:30-9pm Nov 2023 REGISTER
*Exact day, dates, and program location to be announced.
Ages 11-19 Coming soon! Six weeks of CHILL Snowboarding in January 2024. The program revolves around a core value-driven curriculum (Respect, Courage, Patience, Persistence, Responsibility, and Pride) and consists of experiential learning activities, reflection, and discussion paired with snowboard lessons. All safety gear, equipment, instruction, and transportation are provided. Chelsea residents ONLY. No prior experience is needed. Pre-registration is required.
Instructor: Chill Foundation Staff
Location: Local drop off & pick up arranged by families at Faneuil Hall, Boston
Sat 12-1 pm Oct 7-Nov 4 REGISTER
Ages 13+ Want to increase your energy and endurance? Play tennis! Learn basic skills such as proper grip, forehand, backhand, and basic serves. Exercise your mind and body to master the rules of the game. All equipment is provided.
Instructor: Richard Wilson
Location: Voke Park, Tennis Courts, 540 Washington Avenue
Wed 6pm until Oct 11
Sat 9am until Dec 6
Ages 15+ Meets locally for runs once a week and uses a variety of workouts to help you achieve your personal fitness goals. All are welcome fast or slow - so don’t wait to get in shape, just come on out and join us!
Location: Meet outside the Williams Building (use Arlington St. entrance)
Community Gym REGISTER
Aug 22-Dec 22 Check the recreation website calendar for the weekly schedule.
Williams Building Youth 12-17 $5
Clark Ave School Adult 18+ $15
Ages 12+ The Williams & Clark Schools have limited open gym hours. The schedule varies each day. Sports equipment is available. Always call 617 466-5233 or check the website or our social media for the latest and most up–to–date information.
NOTE: Community Gym is intended for drop-in recreation use. Teams are not allowed to use the gym as organized practice time. Pre-registration is required.
Location: Williams Building and Clark Avenue School
Sat Nov 11- Dec 16
Group C* Ages 13-15 9:30-9:55am $50
Group D** Ages 16+ 9:30-10:20am $60
*25 min lesson **25 min lesson, 25 min practice
Ages 13+ with or without experience
Certified instructors teach the mechanics and proper techniques of ice skating. Gives participants the best foundation for recreational skating, figure skating, hockey, or speed skating. Bring your own helmet and gloves. Skate rental is free. Chelsea residents only.
One (1) session maximum per person annually. Must register in person at the Williams Building, 180 Walnut St.
Coordinator: Jessica Proctor
Location: 870 Revere Beach Parkway
Ages 15+ Plan a new place to exercise in Chelsea! Track your workouts. Try these beginner and intermediate routes located on Admiral’s Hill. These routes were created for running, however, they are also suitable for walking or cycling. Make every movement count! Check our routes
Ages 13+ Blue bikes have arrived in Chelsea! Riding a Blue bike is an affordable and convenient transportation option for quick trips around town and adventures.
Single Trip $2.95 Adventure Pass $10 Annual $129 More information
Oct 31-Dec 23 7 weeks REGISTER IN PERSON
Ages 13+ Teens & adults begin with water safety and continue on to learn and refine skills in the four competitive swimming strokes.
Lessons are offered once a week on Tues, Wed, and Thurs, for 30 or 45 mins. between 4-6 pm and Sat 8 am-1 pm
Register IN-PERSON at the Williams Building, 180 Walnut Street
In-person registration ONLY for Chelsea residents. Register early: The deadline is Sept. 30
Location: Mario Umana Academy, 312 Border Street, East Boston. Easily accessible by bus.
’Tis the Jewelry Season $4
Wed 6-7:30 pm Dec 13 REGISTER
Ages 13+ Give gifts from the heart! Get ideas and learn techniques to create beautiful, affordable pieces of jewelry for gift-giving. Original handmade pieces would warm the hearts of those around you. Take your jewelry-making to the next level.
Instructor Kaitie Butler
Location: Clark Avenue School
GUITAR LESSONS $35
Mon Oct 16-Nov 20 REGISTER
Group A 6-6:45 pm I Group B 6:45-7:30 pm
Ages 13+ Beginners and Intermediate students. Focus on chord playing and rhythm structures through strumming, playing songs, and learning about song forms and different song styles, as well as basic music theory. Bring your own guitar and tuner.
Those interested must be available to attend either group time. Arrive at 6 pm on the first day. The instructor will evaluate the skill levels and assign placement for future classes.
Instructor: Christopher Maggio
Location: Clark Avenue, 8 Clark Avenue
Moon & Star Gazing FREE
Fri 6:30-8 pm Oct 20 REGISTER
Cloudy or Rain date: Mon., Nov. 20
All ages Join members of your community in exploring the night sky! Peer through a telescope, learn about visible planets and stars, and enjoy some astronomy-themed, family-friendly activities. This event is organized in conjunction with the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB).
Pre-registration is required.
Location: To be announced
Ages 12-18 A national program that helps young people discover and pursue higher educational and career goals by equipping them with the skills needed to succeed and be community role models. Bi-weekly meetings are intentionally located on the campus of Wentworth Institute of Technology to inspire hope and a belief that a college degree is in all of our student's futures.
Those actively engaged in programming receive a FREE Teen membership to the 13 Greater Boston YMCA’s.
HiSet (formerly GED®) Preparation (Spanish) Free
Sat 9am-3pm until June 2024 REGISTER
Ages 18+ Open Enrollment HiSet course is to prepare for the Massachusetts Department of Education’s High School Equivalency Test. Students will take practice tests and develop individualized study plans. Beginning with diagnostic testing, instruction focuses on writing, reading, math, science, and social studies.
Instructor: Julio Galvez
Location: Bunker Hill Community College, Chelsea Campus, 70 Everett Avenue
Beginner Spanish $4
Tues & Thurs 6:30-8:30 pm Nov 28-Dec 21 REGISTER
Ages 18+ Learn to speak Spanish in an engaging and supportive environment. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, and conversation.
Instructor: Greg Deyermenjian
Location: Williams Building
Tues 6-8 pm Sept 26
Thurs 6-8pm Nov 30
Ages 18+ Learn the basic steps to follow in the home-buying process. A licensed real estate professional provides an overview of the steps toward purchasing a home. Pre-registration is required. Questions in Spanish or English are welcome.
Facilitator: Carol Henriquez
Location: Williams Building
Chelsea Cultural Council Grant
Learn how to apply for an annual Chelsea Cultural Council Grant that supports public programs promoting excellence, access, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences in Chelsea. Deadline to apply: Tuesday, October 17, 2023. Grant Application
Those who cannot attend the training can walk through the process by visiting the LCC Grant Application Walk-Through (2021) - Mass Cultural Council YouTube channel.
Providing Security Through Blankets FREE
Wed 5-8pm Sept 27 REGISTER
Ages 13+ w/experience Join our partnership with the Greater Boston Chapter of Project Linus to knit or crochet homemade washable blankets to give as gifts that provide warmth and comfort to local children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. A limited supply of donated yarn can be picked up at the Williams Building, 180 Walnut St.
Strategies for Best Practices in Teaching ESOL Students FREE
Wed 6-8 pm Dec 13 REGISTER
Ages 18+ Join us for a conversation about strategies to enhance your ESOL classroom while creating connections with your students. This is a great opportunity for ESOL teachers to learn from one another by building classroom rapport.
Instructor: Enza Goodwin
Location: Williams Building
Thurs 4-9pm Nov 9 REGISTER
Ages 15+ Participants are trained in the skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for victims of illness and sudden injuries, and to recognize and provide basic care for life-threatening or cardiac emergencies. Certifications: Standard First Aid & Adult, Child, Infant CPR/AED valid for 2 years.
Instructor: American Red Cross-certified staff
Location: Clark Avenue School
Computer Basics (Spanish) $20
Tues & Thurs 6-7:45 pm REGISTER
Group A Oct 3-Nov 2
Group B Nov 7-Dec 14
Instructor: Jesus Maldonado
Location: Chelsea Public Library, 569 Broadway