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Mount Vernon Announces Several Youth Rec Programs

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — The Mount Vernon Department of Recreation has announced various youth programs that will run throughout the city during the school year.

Children ages 8-17 will have the chance to learn how to ice skate from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at the Ice Hutch, located at 655 Garden Ave. The fee for this program, which runs through Nov. 10, is $25. Immediately following the ice skating lessons will be a family skate lasting until 3:30 p.m.

Youths interested in boxing will have a chance to take lessons from Monday through Friday at the Doles Center, located at 250 S. 6th Ave. A class for kids ages 7-12 will be taught between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., followed by a class for youths ages 13-17 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The program costs $125. The Mount Vernon Boxing team practices from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

The Doles Center is also hosting the New Flex Mentoring Program. Girls will meet on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., while boys meet during the same time on the first and third Saturdays of the month. The program is free. For more information, call 914-363-5460.

Thornton High School, located at 121 S. 6th Ave., will host an open gym for teenagers from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission is free with a valid ID.

Longfellow Elementary School, located at 625 S. 6th Ave., is holding an after-school recreation program for students in grades three through six. The program runs from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The cost of the program, which runs through Dec. 15, is $35.

Click here for a complete list of all recreation programs the city is offering to residents.

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