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Yes We Can Community Center

 Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Gym (basketball courts) not open until 10:30 a.m. 

 141 Garden Street, Westbury

 (516) 869-6311

The “Yes We Can” Community Center located in New Cassel, opened in September 2012. The facility was named after President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan. The 60,000 square foot facility serves as the community’s center offering recreational activities, entertaining events, a gathering place for seniors and the home of a popular summer activities program (75 kids) and after school program utilized by 40 students from the local area.

One of the focal points of the Center is the NBA-sized basketball court, which have attracted such professional-level sports teams as the Long Island Nets, who use it as their primary practice facility and Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris, who uses the Center for training and practice, as well.

The Center also includes a fitness center, dance studio, senior and teen lounge, internet café, community meeting rooms and more. The Center is also home to the North Hempstead TV studio (NHTV), the Town’s 24 hour government cable station. During the holiday season the Center hosts a community Christmas Tree lighting, which is sponsored by The Long Island Nets and cultural events such as a Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.

Meeting and party rooms are available for rent though the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department.

The “Yes We Can” Community Center is one of the most environmentally-advanced centers in the region and has been awarded The platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified structure, features roof-top solar panels, grade-level solar trees, electric vehicle recharging stations and geothermal heating and cooling.

Amenities

  • Basketball
  • Children's Programs
  • Classrooms
  • Community Center
  • Exercise Room
  • Indoor Activities Room
  • Party Rooms
  • Rental/Event Space