Welcome to the website of the Brooktondale Community Center! For the latest news about the BCC and surrounding community, please check out “The Old Mill,” our monthly newsletter.
CANCELLATION: Please note that the Caroline Seniors Dinner will not happen in January or February. The dinner will resume on the second Monday of each month at 5:00 P.M. starting on March 14th, 2016.
With a history spanning more than six decades, the BCC is situated in the hamlet of Brooktondale, NY, near Cornell University and Ithaca College in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes region. It serves as a vibrant social center to residents of the hamlet as well as the surrounding Town of Caroline, hosting many volunteer-led social, recreational, educational, and charitable activities. The Center has two indoor facilities, each with its own kitchen and meeting rooms. In the main building, a large multi-purpose space hosts occasional town meetings as well as indoor recreational events like table tennis, Wii, and community movies. On the tree-surrounded grounds of the BCC, children enjoy a playground and large grass-covered space for outdoor concerts and athletic activities. The BCC also has a regulation-sized asphalt-covered basketball court, and a community-maintained perennial garden.
ANNOUNCING: Lifelong Exercise Classes at Brooktondale Community Center.
For those age 50 and older, an Enhanced Fitness Class beginning in January, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11 am. This class will be led by certified exercise instructor, Wilfredo Dubouchet, who also holds classes at Lifelong. Cost will be $5 per class. Potential scholarships based on need will be available. Participants in this program are not required to purchase membership in Lifelong.
Classes will focus on stretching, flexibility, balance, low-impact aerobics, strength training, and deep breathing exercises. Please let BCC know of your interest by calling the center at 539-6537 and leaving a message on the answering machine, with you telephone number.
BCC Playground Fundraising Drive:
please click here for more information on our playground renovation project
BCC Bylaws Update:
The BCC Bylaws Committee, a community group formed by Peggy Dunlop and Jeremy Richards, recently completed an updated version of the BCC Bylaws to reflect new laws governing non-profits in New York as well as a variety of other updates. The BCC Board unanimously endorsed the changes at our December 2014 Board meeting, and the new Bylaws were unanimously approved at the Corporation’s January 2015 Annual Meeting.
Click here to view our new bylaws — Thank you for your hard work, BCC Bylaws Committee!