Teen Rec Events
The Center has many events through the year just for our teen rec members and their guests. Some of the more popluar events are repeated year-to-year. Check our calendars on the home page for upcoming activities and events.
Held in the winter, Glow Parties include black light activities; glow body paint, jewelry and decorations; and luminescent snacks and drinks!
Pizza & Pool Fridays
Bub's pizza and pool tournaments are held most Fridays January through March. Check the calendars on the home page for dates. The winner of each Friday night tournament is eligible to compete in the Pool Tournament of Champions.
Pool Tournament of Champions
"Pool and Pizza Fridays" through the winter culminate in a final Tournament of Champions, where all of the weekly winners square off for the grand prize and the honor of their name engraved on a permanent plaque in the Social Center game room.
Practice February through March then enter the Chess Tournament!
Members are given the opportunity to practice chess during teen rec hours for several weeks leading up to the March tournament, getting tips from staff.
Hats are optional.
Check the calendars on the home page for dates.
Dr. Mel Amsel Memorial Chess Tournament
The Chess Tournament is held every March. The winner receives a $100 Grand Prize. Prizes are also awarded for second and third place and participation prizes are given.
The tournament is sponsored by the Amsel-Prime family in memory of Dr. Melvyn B. Amsel, who loved chess.
Annual basketball festival held every June at the Social Center's outdoor court.
Contests include Knock-Out, Foul Shooting, 3-Point shooting, and a two-on-two, double elimination or round robin tournament.
Yard games, prizes, food and a chance to get together for summer fun one more time before the grind.
The Center has a fun, spooky Halloween Party every year. Check the currrent calendar on the home page for details.
Glow Capture the Flag
Life Church joins the Center to offer the most-requested event of the year. The game is held on the Hale House fields and pizza is included!
Veterans Appreciation Dinner
The Elizabethtown Social Center’s Teen Rec Program is honored to serve our local Vets at our Veterans Appreciation Dinner at the Social Center on the third Thursday of November.
The American Legion welcomes Veterans to stay afterward for their monthly meeting.
Our Christmas Party always includes games, party food, and gifts. The main attraction changes - we've had from karaoke to Minute To Win It - but there's always a place for the Giant Cellophane Ball of Christmas Joy.
Broadway Show Trip
The Center coordinates with Boquet Valley Central School once a year to bring middle school students to see a touring Broadway production at Proctors Theater in Schenectady.
The 2019/20 trip is on Thursday, June 11, 2020, to see Dear Evan Hansen.
We also tour miSci, a hands-on children's science museum in Schenectady, and participate in a hands-on science activity.