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When are you open?

Regular Hours

Office Hours:

Tuesday through Friday: 10 am - 4 pm


Teen Rec hours* during the school year (September through June):

Tuesday - Wed: 3-6 pm

Thurs 3-8 pm

Friday 3-9 pm

Saturday: 5-9 pm (upperclassmen only)


Teen Rec hours** during the summer (July through August):

Tuesday-Fri: 12-4 pm


*The staff locks the doors at the closing time indicated above. Please make sure that you have made arrangements with your child so that they are prepared to leave by the time we close and so that they know where they are supposed to go when they leave the Center.

**We may close early on summer days with very low or no attendance. Please check the door and facebook for early closings.


What is your history?

The Elizabethtown Social Center, Inc. was established and endowed in 1939 by Cora Putnam Hale to provide the "greatest good for the greatest number of people". Currently more than 100 of our neighbors, many of them teens between the ages of 12 and 18, use our facilities weekly.


How are you funded?

We are funded through Mrs. Hale's endowment, private donations, and grants. Room use fees and activity fees for some of our activities and events offset some of the costs of our programs. Monetary and in-kind donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 


How are you governed?

We are governed in day-to-day operations by an Executive Director. The Director meets monthly with a Board of Directors. A Board of Trustees oversees management of the endowment.

What's the facility like?

We have one main buildings on 6 acres that includes a riverside trail and picnic area, two tennis courts, two pickleball courts, a disc golf course, basketball court, four square, a badminton court, a small playground, a soccer court with a rebound board, and a platform tennis court.


What does the Center offer for adults?

We offer all kinds of programs throughout the year. Please check our calendars and the Activities & Programs page for current offerings.

What is there for Teen Rec Members to do?

Play tennis, pool, ping pong, basketball, gaga ball, badminton, pickleball, kan jam, disc golf golf, and use our rebound board to practice soccer. Play board games and video games, watch movies, help prepare snacks, and hang out with friends. Other activities and trips are scheduled throughout the year, like holiday parties, tournaments, pizza nights, trips, and more.


Who can come to the Center's Teen Rec Program?

Our members are youth in grades 6 through 12 living in the Boquet Valley Central School District. See the Teen Rec Membership page for more information.


Can kids from other towns come to the Center's Teen Rec Program?

Yes, but only as a guest of a member.


How do I become a Teen Rec Member?

You have to schedule an appointment with the director. It takes about 30 minutes. We review our rules and ask you and your parent or legal guardian to sign our contract as proof that you both understand them. A parent or legal guardian MUST be present at the interview.


What does Teen Rec Membership cost?



Who's on staff?

Arin Burdo, Executive Director

Laurie House, Arts & Outreach Coordinator

Steve Walsh, Program Coordinator

Shari Morris, Executive Assistant

Jeremy Clifford, Facilities Manager

Bill Sullivan, Handyman

Heather Gravatt, Housekeeper & Program Assistant

Angelo Rodriguez, Program Assistant

Lucy Misarski, Program Assistant

Tom Mero, Program Assistant


Who serves on your board of directors?

Hildegard Moore, President

Ryan Hathaway, Vice President

Mike Peck, Treasurer

Janice Kyle, Secretary

Bridgett Allen

Barbara Harwood

Phil Mero

Andy Wekin


Who are the trustees?

Alan Hipps

James Kinley

Katherine McNamara

How do I make a Donation?

Monetary donations of any size are welcomed and greatly appreciated. Please send all donations to the address listed below. In-kind donations are also welcomed and greatly appreciated. Please contact the Center by one of the methods listed below to discuss the type of donation you would like to make.


I have some ideas for events, classes or interest groups that the Center should host. How do I express these ideas?

Contact the Center by one of the methods listed below with your ideas or submit a class proposal.

How do I rent space for a meeting, class, party, or other event?

Click here to see our building use information and fees. Contact the Center to make arrangements.


How do I contact the Center?

Contact the Center by phone: (518)873-6408, or email:

Our address is: PO Box 205, 7626 Route 9, Elizabethtown, NY 12932

"If the life of this community shall be enriched, if the young people shall find a place of wholesome enjoyment and improvement, if there shall be contributed an 'instrument of good,' then all who have had a part in the creation of the Center will be amply repaid for their efforts."


Cora Putnam Hale

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