The CICC is a not-for-profit organization run entirely by volunteers dedicated to maintaining a clean, open space for the use of local residents. We offer a great place to take classes, give classes, hold meetings, run free clubs and socialize. Open Monthly Meetings of the Board are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Center Main Room. All members are encouraged to attend.

December 2019
Community Center News


We wish you all happiness and peace this holiday season. We will have a Winter Brunch with delicious fare and light entertainment on Sunday, January 12 from 12- 3 p.m. for members. Thank you for renewing and joining, and if you haven’t had a chance, our membership drive continues into the New Year. As always we depend on all of you to keep the Center warm, clean and safe. If you don’t receive a renewal in your mailbox, please call 718-885-1135 and we will mail one.  

Membership to the CICC is only $30 for families and $20 for individuals. Members are entitled to rent the center for family events at reasonable rates. To join the Center and for up-to-date information visit: www.cityislandcommunitycenter.org, or call 718-885-1145, or like us on Facebook and check for any changes in classes.

The Center is run by a volunteer board of directors who meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Community Center Main Room at 190 Fordham Street. All members are encouraged to attend this open meeting. We always welcome and really need volunteers and donations. And, we always want to hear your ideas and thoughts about how to serve the community better.

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10th Anniversary Carnival & Holiday Sale

Sunday, December 8, 12 – 4 p.m. Publisher, Honey Tomes, invites all for entertainment, games and activities for the young and young at heart: Food and beverages, book readings, sale items and Santa.  


Craft Crop and Workshop

Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. DeMail Handcrafts is bringing “Create Pretty Things Crops” and classes to you. For information, contact Desiree Demail at 914-562-5857 or demailhandcrafts@aim.com.


Girl Scout Holiday Bake Sale

Sunday, December 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Troop 1115 will be baking cookies, cupcakes, cakes and other seasonal goodies.  

New Year Celebration

Tuesday, December 31, 8p.m. Ring in the New Year with friends and entertainment from Freddy Lando and Caroline DelJudice. Please bring your own refreshments. The cost is $30 per person. For reservations, please call Diane at 718-885-9346.  

Winter Brunch for Members

Sunday, January 12, 12 - 3 p.m. All members are invited to delicious brunch with light entertainment. For info, call Patty at 718-885-1891.

A Taste of Italy

Sunday, February 23. This popular Italian marketplace is coming back to City Island. Mark your calendars and call Francesca at 914-837-6830 for more information.


AA Meeting

Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 A.M. All are welcome.

Dealing with the Holidays

Survival Skills for Parents: Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:30 with John Scardina. 


Chair Yoga

Call to join Joann for this gentle class with an emphasis on the benefits of stretching and flexing. Contact at joanngny@aol.com or 917-853-4719.  


Compassionate Journey

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. December 11.  Open support group for anyone who has lost a loved one. Goals are to create a safe, empathetic and supportive environment  and offer coping mechanisms for those working through bereavement. Please sign up with Jillian Cea via jcea@gmail.com or 347-419-1222.


Mambo-Community Dance Workshops

Sundays at 3:30 p.m. One World Arts and Retumba invites all ages to join the fun of learning to dance Mambo and  play an instrument through December 16. These free classes will be back in February. Call Yvette Martinez for information 718-885-2574


Zumba with John

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Have fun, feel energetic and get in shape with John Molina. Call 914-882-0245 for details.    




Apothecary of Essential Oils

Tuesdays at 7:30 begins January 9. Learn about the benefits today and how they were used thousands of years in the past. Visit: www.thehealingforce.net or call Francesca at 914-837-6830 


Italian for the Traveler

Day and time to be announced. Learn basic conversational Italian with Maria Bortoluzzi and special guest Freddie Lando. Register now, please call Patty at 718-885-1891.   



Wednesdays 5:15 - 7 p.m. Preserve precious memories using the latest crafting techniques. All ages welcome. Fee - $5 per class. Scrapbooks for purchase. Contact CICC at 718-885-1145 or rsanglier10464@gmail.com

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