The Lucile Palmaro Clubhouse, which opened in 1969, is the original Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club facility in the Bronx. It is the largest of Kips Bay’s 10 direct service sites, enrolling approximately 57% of Kips Bay’s membership.
The Palmaro Clubhouse and the adjacent Frederic R. Coudert Sports Complex have unique amenities which are available to all Club members, irrespective of the Kips Bay location that they regularly attend.
The special facilities of the Palmaro Clubhouse and Coudert Sports Complex include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, air-conditioned performing arts hall, air-supported dome over cushioned turf, and the Bronx’s only ice skating rink. On a periodic basis, youngsters from all sites are transported to the Palmaro Clubhouse on Kips Bay’s buses to use these facilities.
Amanda St. Onge
SONYC Program Director
Social Recreation Director
Cadet Program Director
Kim E. Rogers
Learning Lab Education Director
Our state-of-the-art sports complex includes an ice skating rink. Members are provided with the opportunity to engage in competitive sports or intramural games. Members learn teamwork, sportsmanship, a sense of fair play and leadership skills while participating in tournaments and instructional clinics. We provide Baseball, Basketball, Flag-Football, Street Hockey, Ice/Roller Skating, Girls’ Softball, Fencing, and Soccer. The Physical Education component helps members develop fitness and motor skills. Members are able to engage in activities and friendly competition. We also provide intramural leagues in a variety of sports in addition to a weight room for members 15 to 18 years of age.
Helps members develop fitness and motor skills. Members are able to engage in activities and friendly competition to enhance a sense of teamwork and fair play. We also have intramural leagues in a variety of sports, and a weight room for members 15 to 18 years of age.
Kips Bay Football
Flag 1st - Designed to introduce members to the game of football. The focus is on running, catching and throwing all while playing in a competitive environment.
Check out the 2015 KB Super Bowl Newsletter.
The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Basketball Academy Developmental Program is an exciting program that provides members the opportunity to learn sportsmanship; develop a positive self-image and gain mentorship while learning the game of basketball in a safe, fun-filled environment. All of the instructors have years of experience and believe passionately in empowering youth through the wonderful game of basketball, as well as, through educational opportunities. Each workout session teaches the fundamentals of the game with an emphasis on skills development while making the game fun. Members have the opportunity to learn the game through an array of skill-building drills. It is an intense 15-week instructional program for members (boys & girls) ages 6 to 10. Registration Fee is $150.00 (only money orders are accepted).
There is a $50.00 monthly fee and registration takes place during any of the scheduled sessions. Karate Sessions are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Empowers young people to develop or enhance their talents, cultural awareness, creativity and appreciation of the visual and performing arts. Children learn acting skills and role development through theater games, improvisation and acting exercises in a comfortable, supportive and fun atmosphere. We provide: Drama instruction, Hip-Hop, Latin, Jazz, Ballet and African Dance
Assists members in becoming proficient in basic education disciplines and applies learning to everyday situations and embraces technology in order to optimize future employment. We provide SAT prep on computers, TACHS prep classes, homework help, tutoring, computer enrichment & electronic regents practice exams.
Recreation Swim: This program allows members to practice their swimming skills while having fun with other members.
Learn-to-Swim: Our new Learn-to-Swim program offers something for everyone. A unique six-level instructional approach is unlike anything offered by other aquatic training. Our instructors are trained and certified by the American Red Cross.
Swim Team: Our Kips Bay Makos team competes against other swim clubs including Boys & Girls Club and YMCA swim clubs. To be eligible to join, members must swim 25 yards of freestyle & backstrokes.
Water Aerobics, Private Lessons & Pool Parties
Contests, small group games, skill-building activities, tournaments, leagues, billiards, table tennis, chess, foosball, air hockey and special events are some activities offered in the games room.
Exclusively for the 6-9-year-old members, the Cadet program offers a fun and safe environment through scheduled activities and programs.
Torch Clubs are small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. Torch Club helps meet special character development needs of younger adolescents at this critical stage in their development. It supports youngster to sharpen their decision-making capabilities as they navigate additional responsibilities and peer-pressure.
A unique leadership and character development program that provides an opportunity for teens, ages 14-18, through activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation, and community service.
A health, fitness, prevention/education, and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls 11 to 18.
Passport to Manhood
Promotes and teaches responsibility to boys ages 11 to 18 by concentrating on various aspects of manhood through interactive activities.
UPS Road Code
UPS teamed up with Boys & Girls Club of America to create a national program that teaches safe driving techniques to teens. Through interactive workshops and six cycles on a driving simulator, teens receive an introduction to driving.