Recreation Center Events

​​​​​There’s more to explore at our recreation centers than just our gyms, pools and fitness rooms! We also offer a wide variety of exciting events and programs for all ages. Registration is required for some events, so sign up early to ensure you don’t miss out! Most events require a recreation center membership or day pass, unless otherwise noted.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 December

​Archery Games

Saturday, December 7 • 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Bayside Recreation Center
Test your skills and see if you have what it takes to succeed at our competitive Archery Games! Participants will earn points through various group and individual activities. All participants must have completed Intro 2 Archery or Beginner Archery Clinic. Register Online • $23

Date Night Paint Night

Friday, December 13 • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Bow Creek Recreation Center
Date Night Paint Night is all about having a great time while getting creative and trying your hand at painting a piece of art. Our instructor will guide you every step of the way, so NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. This is an 18 and up event. Registration includes paint supplies, light refreshments and childcare. Register Online​ • $19​​

Nerf Rival Family Battle

Friday, December 13 • 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Bow Creek Recreation Center
Come spend your Friday evening battling your friends and family with our Nerf Rival Series Blasters. Pizza will be provided.​ Register Online • $15

​Mariners Museum

Saturday, December 14 • 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Great Neck Recreation Center
After Hours experience at the Mariners Museum on a Christmas Civil War Tour. The docent tour will include a costume interpreter and time to explore and/or participant in a scavenger hunt. There will also be an IMAX film on the Great Barrier Reef then dinner, provided by the museum with a Civil War Theme, beverage included.​ Register Online​ • $45

Pizza with Santa

Saturday, December 14 • noon – 2 p.m. | Great Neck Recreation Center
Come have some pizza with Santa and talk about what fun plans you have this holiday season! Play in the game room and make your own ornament to hang on the tree. We will have hot chocolate and marshmallows too. The US Marine Corps Volunteers will be onsite to collect donations for Toy for Tots - New and unwrapped toys and no toy weapons, please. Ages 10 and under. Register Online​ • $13

Doll & Teddy Bear Show

Saturday, December 14 • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Bayside Recreation Center
This year brings beautiful Antique Dolls, Classic and Vintage Dolls, Compositions, Modern Dolls, Original Art Dolls, Hand Crafted Dolls, Teddy Bears, Miniatures, Doll Furniture, Accessories and much, much more. We welcome everyone to either come or present as an exhibitor/seller or to come and browse to add to your personal collection. Our doll show is committed to a fun-filled environment, love of our past-and is a family-friendly. Vendors, please apply h​ere​. 

Parent & Child Paint Night Fun Night

Monday, December 16 • 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Seatack Recreation Center
Join us for a family-oriented date night. Create a masterpiece of your own with a blank canvas, with Mom and/or Dad. Guided by a talented artist and an expert host. You'll be amazed by your creation and you will have fun painting. No experience required, all painting supplies and light refreshments are provided. Ages 5 & up with a parent. Register Online​ • $20

Christmas Tree Decorating Party

Friday, December 20 • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Great Neck Recreation Center
Families come out and decorate a battery lighted artificial Christmas tree! Chose from a selection of premade ornaments or make your own, supplies included. There will be an artificial Christmas tree provided for 1 adult and 3 family members. Light refreshments are included. Ages 3 & up. Register Online • $35 

Teen Movie Night​

Friday, December 20 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Seatack Recreation Center
It's always fun to watch movies with friends and eat popcorn. Pop on over and join us for a night at the movies. Ages 13-18. Register Online • This event is FREE.

 January

Nerf Turf Battle

Wednesday, January 8 • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Kempsville Recreation Center
Spend the evening defending your turf in this 2 hour Nerf battle.​ Register Online • $15

Nerf Rival Family Battle

Friday, January 17 • 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Bow Creek Recreation Center
Come spend your Friday evening battling your friends and family with our Nerf Rival Series Blasters. Pizza will be provided.​ Register Online • $15

Teen Movie Night

Friday, January 17 • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Seatack Recreation Center
It's always fun to watch movies with friends and eat popcorn. Pop on over and join us for a night at the movies. Ages 13-18. Register Online • This event is FREE.

Summer in the Winter

Saturday, January 18 • 10 a.m. – noon | Great Neck Recreation Center
Come on over to Great Neck and enjoy Tie-dying shirts, snow cones, some fun pool time and the movie Finding Nemo.​​ Register Online • $15

Teen Movie Night​

Friday, January 24 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Seatack Recreation Center
It's always fun to watch movies with friends and eat popcorn. Pop on over and join us for a night at the movies. Ages 13-18. Register Online • This event is FREE.

Adult Paint Night Fun Night

Monday, January 27 • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Seatack Recreation Center
Ages 18+ Friends and/or couples unite! Let's have a fun night and unleash your inner Van Gough. Create a masterpiece of your own with a blank canvas, with plenty of fun along the way. Guided by a talented artist and an expert host. You'll be amazed with your creation and have fun painting. No experience required, all painting supplies and light refreshments are provided. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to start class on time.​ Register Online​ • $15

 February

Super Bowl Sunday

Sunday, February 2 • 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Great Neck Recreation Center
Calling all TEENS' let's get together before the BIG GAME and see who can run up the score on PlayStation 3. Ages 12-16. Register Online • ​This event is FREE

Snow Globe Gala: A Family Formal

Friday, February 7 • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Princess Anne Recreation Center
Come out to the Snow Globe Gala: A Family Formal Event and night full of fun for the whole family. There will be a DJ and dancing, crafts, snacks and a photo booth. Ages 2 and under are free. All ages must register online or in person. Register Online​ • Registration is $10 per participant.

Nerf Turf Battle

Wednesday, February 12 • 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Kempsville Recreation Center
Spend the evening defending your turf in this 2 hour Nerf battle.​ Register Online​ • $15

Nerf Rival Family Battle

Friday, February 21 • 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Bow Creek Recreation Center
Come spend your Friday evening battling your friends and family with our Nerf Rival Series Blasters. Pizza will be provided. Ages 8 & up. Register Online • $15

Winter Pickleball Bash

Saturday, February 22 • 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Seatack Recreation Center
 Don't let the winter weather keep you indoors with nothing to do. Come enjoy another Pickleball Bash Night! Join us at Seatack Recreation Center and experience the energetic fun of Pickleball. Pickleball games, socializing, music, and food. Ages 17 & up. Register Online ​ $15

Winter Warriors

Saturday, February 22 • 11 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Great Neck Recreation Center
Come play a fun Nerf Battle with others and enjoy some snow cones or to stay warm you can choose hot cocoa and apple cider. Ages 5-12. Register Online ​ $15

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