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 70% 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 Olympic swimming pool, air-conditioned performing arts hall, air-supported dome over cushioned turf, and the Bronx’ 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.
- Physical Fitness
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.
- Performing Arts
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
- Educational Programs
Assists members in becoming proficient in basic education disciplines, 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 your child to practice his/her swimming skills while having fun with friends.
Learn-to-Swim: Our new Learn-to-Swim offers something for everybody. A unique six-level instructional approach it is unlike anything offered by other aquatic training. Plus our instructors are trained and certified by the American Red Cross.
Swim Team: Our KB Mako team competes against other Boys & Girls Club, YMCA & swim club. To be eligible to join, your child must swim 25 yards of freestyle & backstrokes.
Other programs: 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 offer in the games room.
- Cadet Room
Exclusively for our 6-9 year members, the Cadet program offers a fun and safe environment through scheduled activities and programs.
- Torch Club
A small group leadership and club for boys and girls ages 11-13 working together to develop good character and skills. Activities involved Service to Club and Community, health & fitness, education and social recreation.
- Basketball Academy
An intense 15 week instructional program for members (boys & girls) ages 6-10. $150.00 Registration fee ( Money Orders Only).
There is a $40.00 monthly fee and registration takes place the 1st Monday of each month.
- Athletics Programs
Our State-of-the art sports complex provides young people with the opportunity to engage in competitive sports or intramural games. Members learn teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership skills while participating in our tournaments and instructional clinics. We provide: Baseball, flag and tackle football, hockey Ice/Roller Skating