August 24, 2021
Thursday, August 26 - Begins at 5:00 PM
Muzzy Field

Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu and the Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department invite all school children from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade to join us at the free Fourth Annual Mayor’s Back to School Pencil Hunt, on Thursday, August 26. Students can start the school year right as they participate in a scavenger hunt for pencils.
Prizes include: Leapfrog Academy, an Amazon Fire, a Kindle, a Chromebook, a TI84 calculator, binders, notebooks, pens, and more. Every child will win back to school supplies.

Grab your family, friends, and neighbors this summer for FREE Movie Nights at the Rockwell Park Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy movies on the big screen under the stars. Movie nights take place on Friday evenings beginning at 8:30 pm.

Showing: Godzilla vs Kong
Legends collide in "Godzilla vs. Kong" as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans--instigated by unseen forces--is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

August 2021

Sarah Larson - CPRP
Deputy Superintendent

Please join us in congratulating Sarah Larson, Deputy Superintendent, for her her continued excellence and selection as the August Employee Spotlight. In her role, Sarah consistently goes above and beyond; including helping out team members at various events across the department including a significant amount of nights and weekends. Most notably, Sarah has assumed the majority of the Assistant to the Superintendent functions over the past year and has done an outstanding job. Thank you Sarah!
Art Show Takes Over Page Ski Lodge
Youth enrolled in our Summer Art Instruction Program, ages 4 - 17, showed off their carefully crafted masterpieces to friends and family last week. Ms. Tisa, Art Instruction teacher and certified art instructor from Central Connecticut State University, taught 14 sessions this summer to over 95 local youth. Projects ranged from soap carving, flip books, and yarn painting to clay sculptures, printmaking, and collages! Great job to every artist involved!

That's a wrap on summer volleyball!
Congratulations to our Summer Adult Co-ed Volleyball League Champions -
Back Row (left to right): Megan Rouillard, Jacek Kobryn, Jim Fomenko
Front Row (left to right): Matt Graziano, Sheila Castro
Not Pictured: Samantha Mazzacco, Miguel Pantoja

Our Fall Volleyball League begins September 9th and runs Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 PM! Learn More!
Dennis Malone Aquatic Center (DMAC)
Fall 2021 Schedule
Where is DMAC?

The Dennis Malone Aquatic Center features six-lanes of open swimming space, a one-meter diving board, and year-round programming.
Next Session begins September 19

Swimming lessons are an essential part of a child's education. Being able to swim properly increases confidence which makes time in the water an enjoyable and safe experience. In addition, swimming is a healthy, total fitness activity that lasts a lifetime. Our Learn to Swim programs are taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors with an enthusiasm and dedication to helping children and adults achieve their swimming goals.
Learn More:
Saturdays - Times vary based on swim level
Sundays - Times vary based on swim level
1st and 3rd Thursday of every Month
September 2 - December 16

Teen Nights engage youth ages 13 - 17 in a variety of activities with the goal of keeping youth engaged and in a positive environment, in hopes of keeping them away from harmful substances. Locations and times vary due to traveling to different places in the City of Bristol and also going on field trips outside of the city.
Kite Building & Flying - Nelson's Field
Saturday, September 4
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
We’ll be catching the breeze at Nelson’s Field on Saturday, September 4! Join us as we assemble our own kites to fill the sky will colorful creations. Kite assembly expresses creativity in a constructive manner. Kite building is for kids of all ages and we have different kits for different age groups and different abilities. Kiters are welcome to bring their own kite as well. BPRYCS staff will also will be flying some fun kites for all to enjoy. Learn More

Family Camp Out - Muzzy Field
Saturday, September 18
Begins at 6:00 pm
Registration now open! Enjoy a night sleeping under the stars at Muzzy Field. We will provide a host of activities including lawn games, family activities, and a PG rated movie when it’s dark! BPRYCS staff will help you set up your tent, provide the snacks and a breakfast treat, and lead a night time program. Bring your blankets, pajamas, flashlights and lanterns and get ready for a great time in the outdoors with family and friends. Space is limited, register early! Each household/registrant will have an assigned space. We invite all Bristol community members to join us as we say goodbye to summer with the final All-Heart Pop-Up Park event! Learn More
Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services
Main Office
City Hall - 2nd Floor
111 North Main Street