Betty Ong Rec Center

Betty Ong Rec Center

After nearly 60 years of serving one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in San Francisco, Chinese Recreation Center recently underwent a major renovation, that transformed the center into a state-of-the-art recreation destination. The center is now open to the public.

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Monday

Operating Hours: Closed

There are no Classes at this time

Tuesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Open Gym 9:00 am 3:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Art – Adult The Joy of Drawing 10:00 am 12:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Adult 18+ Arts & Crafts Jenna Hobbs 03/17 05/05

Learn new skills and create exciting projects through a variety of programs that provide instruction in various art forms.

Designed for absolute beginners and those wishing to improve their painting skills. Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw with some degree of proficiency. With your commitment, you can and will! Drawing skills are essential to all artist, be it ceramics, glass or painting. Primary emphasis is on seeing, using right-brain techniques. Materials list will be provided on the first day of class.

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Dance – Seniors Ballroom Dancing 1:30 pm 3:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Senior Adult Dance & Theater Bik Lee 03/24 05/26

A variety of courses designed for the more mature adult. It’s great exercise and a lot of fun. Improves posture, balance and flexibility through basic dance movement and routines.

Learn and improve your ballroom dancing skills in a social setting. Bring your dance partner and give it a whirl! This is an instructional class. No drop-ins.

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Social Club – Seniors Cantonese Woman's Club 1:00 pm 2:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Multi Purpose Room - 2nd Floor Senior Adult Social Activities TBA TBA 03/24 05/26

Come socialize with others in a comfortable, friendly environment! Participate in activities such as bingo, birthday parties, games, and workshops.

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Badminton – Open Gym Slot 1 4:00 pm 4:45 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Sports TBA TBA 04/07 05/12

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 3/10/15.

**Participants may sign-up for a maximum of 2 badminton time slots.

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Badminton – Open Gym Slot 2 4:45 pm 5:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Sports TBA TBA 04/07 05/12

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 3/10/15.

**Participants may sign-up for a maximum of 2 badminton time slots.

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Art – Youth, Tweens & Teens Art Exploration/Drawing 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Youth, Tweens & Teens Arts & Crafts Monica Raden 03/17 05/05

Self-expression through age-appropriate art activities will inspire your child’s inner artist! Art exploration will teach children to use reason, invention, observation, and problem-solving skills. Students will learn how to make art and sculpture using a combination of found materials and traditional art media. No class 3/31.

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Badminton – Open Gym Slot 3 5:30 pm 6:15 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Sports TBA TBA 04/07 05/12

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 3/10/15.

**Participants may sign-up for a maximum of 2 badminton time slots.

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Badminton – Open Gym Slot 4 6:15 pm 7:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Sports TBA TBA 04/07 05/12

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 3/10/15.

**Participants may sign-up for a maximum of 2 badminton time slots.

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Badminton – Open Gym Slot 6 7:45 pm 8:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Sports TBA TBA 04/07 05/12

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 3/10/15.

**Participants may sign-up for a maximum of 2 badminton time slots.

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Badminton – Open Gym Slot 5 7:00 pm 7:45 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium All Ages Sports TBA TBA 04/07 05/12

Registration at Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center only, starting 3/10/15.

**Participants may sign-up for a maximum of 2 badminton time slots.

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Wednesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Open Gym 9:00 am 3:45 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Basketball – Fundamentals 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports Brian Williams 03/25 05/13

Learn the many aspects of basketball including skills development, physical conditioning, game-time scenarios, and philosophy.

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Thursday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Soccer – Rec ‘N Tot Ages 3-5 9:30 am 10:30 am Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium Tot 5 & Under Sports David Vidrio 03/19 05/07

Rec and Tot soccer classes are designed to introduce the game of soccer in a non-competitive; but fun and positive atmosphere. Our classes boost confidence and physical fitness in each of our participants. Rec and Tot’s soccer number one objective is to have fun!!! Participants must meet the minimum age requirement as of the start of the program. Proof of age required.

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Art – Tots Little People's Art Studio - Ages 30 months - 4 years 10:00 am 10:45 am Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Tot 5 & Under Arts & Crafts Monica Raden 03/19 05/07

Let your child express themselves through art in this new creative art class. This new class promotes artistic cognitive development linking tactile and visual fun and casual environment. Adult participation is required. No class 4/2.

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Open Gym 11:00 am 8:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Music – Seniors Senior Chinese Opera Club 12:00 pm 2:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Senior Adult Music & Creative Writing TBA TBA 03/26 05/28

Come sing Chinese opera and play traditional Chinese instruments in a friendly, welcoming environment. Intermediate to advanced level. Must have the ability to read music in Chinese. Volunteer led program.

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Friday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Indoor Games – Seniors Mahjong 9:00 am 12:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large West Room - Multi 3rd Fl Senior Adult Social Activities TBA TBA 03/27 05/22

Enjoy time with your friends playing various table games.

Participate in this game of Chinese origin usually played by four persons with tiles resembling dominoes and bearing various designs, which are drawn and discarded until one player wins with a hand of four combinations of three tiles each and a pair of matching tiles. Material will be provided.

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Stepping Stone 2: Specialty Classes – Exploring Stories 10:00 am 11:00 am Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Tot 5 & Under Early Child Recreation TBA TBA 03/20 05/15

This Stepping Stone offers an opportunity for your child to participate in social activities, art and science with different themed books.

No class 4/3.

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Dance – Seniors Cantonese Dancing 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Senior Adult Dance & Theater Kai Wan Kwong 03/27 05/22

A variety of courses designed for the more mature adult. It’s great exercise and a lot of fun. Improves posture, balance and flexibility through basic dance movement and routines.

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Open Gym 4:00 pm 8:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Saturday

Operating Hours: 9am to 5pm

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Open Gym 9:00 am 12:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Basketball – Pee Wee Fundamentals 10:00 am 12:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports Dajuan Mayfield 04/11 05/30

Teaches our littlest basketball players basic skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Chinese Folk Dance - Introduction - Girls 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Shannon Yip 03/21 05/09

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

This class is a pre-requisite for Beginning Chinese Folk Dance. Students are introduced to the art of Chinese Folk Dance for the first time. Students will learn the basic positions and skills needed to execute a variety of historical and contemporary Chinese Folk Dances. GIRLS ONLY. Instruction is in Cantonese. No class 4/4.

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Tasters Choice Girls In Sports Girls Multi-Sports Clinic 1:00 pm 2:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium Youth, Tweens & Teens Sports Al Mattocks 04/11 05/16

This is an introduction giving girls a sampling of two sports. A rotation of two sports will involve the following: Girls Instructional Basketball & Indoor Soccer.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Chinese Folk Dance - Beg: Ages 6-12 - Girls 1:00 pm 2:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Shannon Yip 03/21 05/16

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

Students will learn a variety of historical and contemporary Chinese folk dances. This class performs at the Lunar New Year Festival, the Moon Festival, and the Dragon Boat Festival in addition to several smaller community events. Parents and/or guardians are responsible for transporting and supervising their own child when the group performs offsite. This class is open to girls only. Instruction is in Cantonese. PLEASE NOTE: The class requires an additional $30.00 cost for costumes for performances. Please see the instructor to purchase costumes on the first day of class

No class 4/4..

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Chinese Folk Dance - Int/Adv: Ages 12-21 - Girls 2:30 pm 5:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Youth, Tweens & Teens Dance & Theater Shannon Yip 03/21 05/16

Learn some new moves and share your talents with the rest of the class.

Students will learn a variety of historical and contemporary Chinese folk dances. This class performs at the Lunar New Year Festival, the Moon Festival, and the Dragon Boat Festival in addition to several smaller community events. Parents and/or guardians are responsible for transporting and supervising their own child when the group performs offsite. This class is open to girls and women only. Instruction is in Cantonese. PLEASE NOTE: The class requires an additional $30 cost for costumes for performances. Please see the instructor on how to purchase costumes on the first day of class.

No class 4/4.

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Open Gym 3:00 pm 4:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Open Gym

Disclaimer: Schedule subject to change without notice.

Sunday

Operating Hours: Closed

There are no Classes at this time

Facility FAQ

About the Facility:

The Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center has recently reopened. Renovations include upgrading the indoor basketball court, weight room the children's play area, and the pathways. 2 Basketball Courts, 2 Kitchens, Multi-Purpose Room/Auditorium, 1 Playground, Recreation Center/Gym, 5 Restrooms, and Ping Pong Table

Renting the Facility:

The multipurpose room and auditorium is available for rental through our permits and reservations office. You can contact them by calling 415-831-6800.

Directions: The recreation center is located at 1199 Mason St. at Washington St

Bus Routes:  Powell-Hyde Cable Car -- Mason and Washington stop.

Powell-Mason Cable Car -- Mason and Washington stop.

#1-California -- Clay and Mason stop (walk one block north on Mason to Washington).

For More Information:

Email: Jennifer.Hom@sfgov.org

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