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392138 01: Boys from a day camp in East Boston play at the Frog Pond on the Common July 19, 2001 in Boston, MA. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

There’s no denying this week has been brutally hot already and it’s only Wednesday. Unfortunately, there is no end in sight. Today is Wednesday (National Hot Dog Day btw) and we are looking at a high of 91. Tomorrow we are looking at a high of 93. Friday it’ll hit 94, Saturday 94 and Sunday 96. Now it’s not just the heat that’s brutal. The humidity is even worse. Boston has officially declared a heat emergency until tomorrow night. The city has been looking at making sure everyone knows where they can cool off for free. “We’re working quickly to make sure all of our Boston residents and families are protected during this week’s extreme weather,” said Mayor Wu. Here is how you can cool off for free around the city of Boston this week.

  • BCYF Gallivan

    61 Woodruff Way, Mattapan 02126. This is one of 12 cooling centers being offered around the city. You can go in and cool off but they request you wear a face covering and bring your own water.

    BCYF Gallivan

    BCYF Gallivan features a computer lab, gymnasium, fitness center, and teen center. Learn more about our programs below. BCYF's network of community centers offer a wide range of diverse features and programs that are as unique as the neighborhoods they serve. COVID-19 CURRENT STATUS:

  • BCYF Golden Age Senior Center Charlestown

    382 Main Street, Charlestown 02129 This is one of 12 cooling centers being offered around the city. You can go in and cool off but they request you wear a face covering and bring your own water. 

    BCYF Golden Age Senior Center

    BCYF Golden Age Senior Center features a community room and kitchen. BCYF's network of community centers offer a wide range of diverse features and programs that are as unique as the neighborhoods they serve. COVID-19 CURRENT STATUS:

  • BCYF Grove Hall Senior Center

    51 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester 02121 This is one of 12 cooling centers being offered around the city. You can go in and cool off but they request you wear a face covering and bring your own water. 

    BCYF Grove Hall Senior Center

    BCYF Grove Hall features include a community room, fitness center, and senior center. BCYF's network of community centers offer a wide range of diverse features and programs that are as unique as the neighborhoods they serve. COVID-19 CURRENT STATUS:

  • BCYF Holland, Dorchester

    85 Olney Street, Dorchester 02121 This is one of 12 cooling centers being offered around the city. You can go in and cool off but they request you wear a face covering and bring your own water. 

    BCYF Holland

    There's a lot of activity in our pool. Pool Schedule Gym Schedule Youth Open Gym: Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. Men's soccer: Mondays, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Teen Night: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Dodgeball/Volleyball: Thursdays, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Basketball practice: Fridays, 6:30 - 9 p.m.

  • BCYF Hyde Park

    1179 River Street, Hyde Park 02136 This is one of 12 cooling centers being offered around the city. You can go in and cool off but they request you wear a face covering and bring your own water. 

    BCYF Hyde Park

    COVID-19 CURRENT STATUS: Programs and classes: BCYF community centers are offering programs and classes for pre-registered participants. We continue to expand the menu of offerings as we are able to in accordance with public health guidelines. Learn more about our registration guidelines. Meal distribution: Select BCYF locations are meal pick-up sites.

  • BCYF Menino, Roslindale

    125 Brookway Road, Roslindale 02131 This is one of 12 cooling centers being offered around the city. You can go in and cool off but they request you wear a face covering and bring your own water. 

    BCYF Menino

    BCYF Menino features include a community room, computer lab, gymnasium, and rock wall. BCYF's network of community centers offer a wide range of diverse features and programs that are as unique as the neighborhoods they serve. COVID-19 CURRENT STATUS:

  • BCYF Nazarro, Boston

    30 North Bennet Street, Boston 02113 This is one of 12 cooling centers being offered around the city. You can go in and cool off but they request you wear a face covering and bring your own water. 

    BCYF Nazzaro

    The center features include a community room, gymnasium, fitness center, senior center, and teen center. It will reopen on Monday, May 16, following a lead remediation project. BCYF's network of community centers offer a wide range of diverse features and programs that are as unique as the neighborhoods they serve.

     

  • BCYF Paris Street, East Boston

    112 Paris Street, East Boston 02128 This is one of 12 cooling centers being offered around the city. You can go in and cool off but they request you wear a face covering and bring your own water. 

    BCYF Paris Street

    BCYF Paris Street features include a community room, computer lab, dance studio, gymnasium, fitness center, indoor pool (across the street), and teen center. BCYF's network of community centers offer a wide range of diverse features and programs that are as unique as the neighborhoods they serve. COVID-19 CURRENT STATUS:

  • BCYF Roche, West Roxbury

    1716 Centre Street, West Roxbury 02132 This is one of 12 cooling centers being offered around the city. You can go in and cool off but they request you wear a face covering and bring your own water. 

    BCYF Roche

    BCYF Roche features include a community room, aerobic studio, gymnasium, and teen center. BCYF's network of community centers offer a wide range of diverse features and programs that are as unique as the neighborhoods they serve. COVID-19 CURRENT STATUS:

  • BCYF Tobin, Roxbury

    1481 Tremont Street, Roxbury 02120 This is one of 12 cooling centers being offered around the city. You can go in and cool off but they request you wear a face covering and bring your own water. 

    BCYF Tobin

    BCYF Tobin features include a community room, computer lab, gymnasium, batting cage, outdoor garden, and stage. BCYF's network of community centers offer a wide range of diverse features and programs that are as unique as the neighborhoods they serve. COVID-19 CURRENT STATUS:

  • BCYF Tynan

    650 E. Fourth Street, South Boston 02127 This is one of 12 cooling centers being offered around the city. You can go in and cool off but they request you wear a face covering and bring your own water. 

    BCYF Tynan

    BCYF's network of community centers offer a wide range of diverse features and programs that are as unique as the neighborhoods they serve.

  • BCYF Vine Street

    339 Dudley Street, Roxbury 02118 This is one of 12 cooling centers being offered around the city. You can go in and cool off but they request you wear a face covering and bring your own water. 

    BCYF Vine Street

    BCYF Vine Street Community Center features a community room, gym, dance studio, fitness center, computer lab, and more. BCYF's network of community centers offer a wide range of diverse features and programs that are as unique as the neighborhoods they serve. COVID-19 CURRENT STATUS: