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Recreation is the pizazz of life—the extras that expand the world and challenge our bodies and our minds. The Arc offers year-round courses, classes, trips, dances, concerts and special events that run the gamut from the athletic to the artistic.  Recreation provides the fuel that powers the day-to-day.

Spring, summer, autumn and winter sessions are open to adults ages 18 and above. Ceramics, line dancing, billiards, movies, activities promoting fitness, and cooking are just a few of the offerings.

Dancing the Night Away

Horns and hats for the New Year, hearts and flowers for Valentines Day, Tam o'Shanters for St. Patrick's Day and colorful costumes on Halloween are just a few of the themes that add flavor to monthly Friday Night Dances at The Arc headquarters in Congers, NY.

Take the Plunge!

Weekly swimming at The Arc  Rockland's indoor, heated, therapeutic pool in New City is a great way to socialize while exercising.

Curtain Up!

Adult drama classes are the perfect venue for aspiring actors, and equally satisfying for those who wish to work behind the scenes. Acting, singing, dancing, set design, make-up artistry, costuming, choreography and stage direction are all aspects of staging a production. Two major performances yearly.


Yoga classes are offered through the Birchwood Center in Nyack. These classes promote the physical, social and emotional well-being of its recipients. 


League and recreational bowling take place Sunday mornings at Hi-Tor Lanes in Haverstraw, NY. Beginners and experts are welcome.


Lessons in history, literature, math and current events are woven into the overall curriculum. Active discussions led by Franklin Square staff members keep students interested and involved in local, state and national issues. The emphasis on reading and writing ensure that skills learned in high school are sharpened and enhanced.

Art Classes

Art classes are held weekly. Students are encouraged to explore their creative abilities through the use of different media. 

The Twenties Connection

Karaoke, movie nights, dances, holiday bake-ins and a drama club are designed for young men and women transitioning from the teen years to adulthood.

20 Somethings Drama Club (for 20s only)

For those who enjoy grease paint and floodlights this is the perfect choice. Whether you prefer being onstage or backstage, you will be a welcome member of the club. The group meets weekly at The Arc  headquarters in Congers, NY and stages an annual major musical production.

Theme Parties

We keep things rockin' for young adults during monthly soirees at The Arc headquarters in Congers.

Bowling and Swimming

Sunday afternoon bowling at Hi-Tor Lanes in Haverstraw, and monthly pool parties at The Arc's indoor therapeutic pool in New City are separate opportunities to combine exercise with fun.

Teen Recreation

Monthly gatherings at Arc Headquarters in Congers or at locations elsewhere in the county have teens dancing in the aisles. Pizza, potato chips, music and conversations are part of the package.

School Vacation Teen Travelers

Five days of action and activities take place three times yearly during school vacations. Participants ages 12-21 meet at Arc's Prime Time for Kids before heading out for sites similar to those enjoyed by weekend Teen Travelers. There is always a stop for lunch at a local restaurant where teens find time to dine and socialize.


Stardust Ball

It's glitter and glamor galore as people ages 18 and over dine and dance at the annual Stardust Ball. The event features live music, dancing and a four-course dinner in the elegant ballroom of a Rockland County hotel.

Special Olympics

Show your athletic prowess and team spirit by joining Special Olympics. Athletes compete in the 25 meter and 50 meter walk; the 50 meter, 100 meter and 200 meter run; bowling; and the softball and tennis ball throw.

Touching Bases

Teamwork is the name of the game for people ages 18 and up who wish to play softball in summer and fall. Games take place at local ball fields. The League features teams from area agencies helping people with disabilities.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

A large contingent of The Arc Rockland family participates in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pearl River each year.

SANYS Self-Advocacy Conference

Each fall, self-advocates from The Arc Rockland travel to Albany for a three-day conference. Participants attend workshops and social events to learn more on how to bring about positive change for people with developmental disabilities.

The Arc Rockland has partnered with the Empire State Purchasing Group. Vendors may submit bids electronically. Please visit https://www.bidnetdirect.com/new-york/arc-of-rockland for RFP and bidding opportunities.

Thank You to The Arc Rockland’s 2021 Corporate Sponsors:

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