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.

Summer Schedule

Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center will open on Mondays starting June 2nd, 2014 from 9:00am-6:00pm. The Rec Room is now open with table tennis, foosball, and table golf. Call or visit the facility for more information on the new schedule.

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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
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 19-Aug 9-Dec

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. No class 11/11.

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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 19-Aug 9-Dec

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. No class 11/11.

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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 19-Aug 9-Dec

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

Volunteer Led. No class 11/11.

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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 19-Aug 9-Dec

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. No class 11/11.

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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 TBA TBA 16-Sep 4-Nov

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 draw, make art and sculpture using a combination of found materials and traditional art media.

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Wednesday

Operating Hours: 9am to 9pm

There are no Classes at this time

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
Shape Up – Seniors Qi Gong for Seniors - Low Impact 9:30 am 10:30 am Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center Outdoor Basketball & Volleyball Court Senior Adult Exercise & Fitness Leslie Shimmin 28-Aug 18-Dec

Classes for mature adults, designed to promote general health and fitness through various types of physical exercise.

Qi Gong (pronounced ‘Chee’ Gong) consist of the developmental exercises that one practices in the meditative martial art known as, Tai Chi. Through slow, simple, easy, and effective movements, we will not only develop out balance and coordination, but also reduce stress and tension while gaining a deepening sense of peace, power and harmony. This class is open to beginners and practitioners of all levels. No class on 11/27.

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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 21-Aug 18-Dec

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. No class 11/27.

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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 22-Aug 19-Dec

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. No class 10/24 & 11/28.

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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 22-Aug 5-Dec

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.

No class 10/24, 11/28.

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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 22-Aug 5-Dec

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.

No class 10/24, 11/28.

Sign Up!
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 22-Aug 5-Dec

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.

No class 10/24, 11/28.

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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
Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Chinese Folk Dance - Introduction 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 6-Sep 6-Dec

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 10/25 7 11/29.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Chinese Folk Dance - Introduction 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 6-Sep 6-Dec

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 10/25 7 11/29.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Chinese Folk Dance - Beg: Ages 6-12 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 6-Sep 6-Dec

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 tier 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 10/25 & 11/29.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Chinese Folk Dance - Beg: Ages 6-12 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 6-Sep 6-Dec

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 tier 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 10/25 & 11/29.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Chinese Folk Dance - Int/Adv: Ages 12-21 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 6-Sep 6-Dec

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 10/25 & 11/29.

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Dance – Youth, Tweens & Teens Chinese Folk Dance - Int/Adv: Ages 12-21 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 6-Sep 6-Dec

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 10/25 & 11/29.

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Sunday

Operating Hours: Closed

There are no Classes at this time

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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