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.

What's New

Change in Gym Hours for Chinese New Year Activities

The gym will be closed for the following events: Saturday, February 6th, 2016 Chinese New Year Jamboree  9am-5pm Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 Chinese New Year Tot Celebration 9am-12:30pm Thursday, February 11th, 2016 Chinese New Year Basketball Tournament 5pm-11pm Friday, February 12th, 2016 Chinese New Year Basketball Tournament 5pm-11pm Saturday, February … Continue reading

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Facility Schedule

Printable Schedule

Monday

Facility Operating Hours:

Closed

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

There are no Classes at this time

Tuesday

Facility Operating Hours:

9am to 9pm

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
Tai Chi – Adult Tai Chi 9:30 am 10:30 am Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Adult 18+ Exercise & Fitness Alex Medel 03/15 05/03

Tai Chi has a positive effect on balance, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness.

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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 03/15 05/24

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

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Dance – Seniors Ballroom Dancing 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Multipurpose Room - 3rd Floor Senior Adult Dance & Theater Bik Lee 03/15 05/24

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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Digital Arts & New Media – Youth, Tweens & Teens Digital Storytelling 4:00 pm 6:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Youth, Tweens & Teens Digital & Visual Arts John Madden 03/22 05/03

Through digital photos, narration, and video, learn to produce a digital story about your life experiences. Students will learn through hands-on experience how to manipulate and edit photos, operate digital video equipment, video editing software, and sound recording software. All supplies and equipment are provided. No class 3/29.

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Wednesday

Facility Operating Hours:

9am to 9pm

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

There are no Classes at this time

Thursday

Facility Operating Hours:

9am to 9pm

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

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 Rebecca Mora 03/24 05/19

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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Music – Seniors Senior Chinese Opera Club 12:00 pm 2:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Multipurpose Room - 3rd Floor Senior Adult Music & Creative Writing TBA TBA 03/17 05/26

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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Soccer – Rec ‘N Tot Ages 3-5 1:00 pm 2:00 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Gymnasium Tot 5 & Under Sports Rebecca Mora 03/24 05/19

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 – Adult The Joy of Drawing 6:30 pm 8:30 pm Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Adult 18+ Arts & Crafts TBA TBA 03/24 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 drawing 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 artists, 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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Friday

Facility Operating Hours:

9am to 9pm

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

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 03/18 05/27

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 Exploring Stories 10:00 am 11:00 am Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Large East Room - Multi 3rd Fl Tot 5 & Under Early Childhood Recreation TBA TBA 03/18 05/13

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

No class 4/1.

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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 03/18 05/27

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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Saturday

Facility Operating Hours:

9am to 5pm

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

Activity Course Start Time End Time Location Room/Area Age Group Class Type Instructor Start Date End Date Description
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 03/19 05/21

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. PLEASE NOTE: The class requires an additional $40 cost for costumes for performances. Please see the instructor to purchase costumes on the first day of class

. No class 3/26.

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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 03/19 05/21

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

Participants must have approval from instructor BEFORE enrolling. 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 $40 cost for costumes for performances. Please see the instructor to purchase costumes on the first day of class

. No class 3/26.

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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 03/19 05/21

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

Participants must have approval from instructor BEFORE enrolling. 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 $40 cost for costumes for performances. Please see the instructor to purchase costumes on the first day of class

. Please see the instructor on how to purchase costumes on the first day of class.

No class 3/26.

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Sunday

Facility Operating Hours:

Closed

Classes & Open Gym/Swim Schedule:

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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