I used to spend my summers at the Flatbush Boys Club. As Marshal said I was put into an Indian tribe each year. I remember being an Apache one year and a Cherokee the next. I believe my first year in the Cowboy groups I was in Cimarron. What I wouldn’t give to play bumper pool, knock hockey and make lanyards again!
I went there for 2 or 3 summers in the mid 60’s. I do remember the Green Coke Bottles, I believe for a dime. I remember taking fencing class there, and playing dodgeball. The younger kids were in Indian tribes, I was in Iriquois and in Comanche, and then my last year I was in a Cowboy Group, Dodge City if I remember,but not sure of that. Fun time.
My older brother and I used to take a bus up Nostrand Avenue every Saturday and go to the Flatbush boys club. This was in the late 50’s, early 60’s. I remember the ping pong, pin bowling, chess in the library, swimming (in the nude). There used to be a little greasy spoon restaurant where you got a hamburger, coke and french fries for $.50. Very good memories.
I played in handball tournaments there in the seventies. The last two years, I held Halloween handball parties there. Alot of people, and employees, had forgotten that the handball courts even existed. They recently renovated the first floor.
i had some of the best times of my young life there i still have one of my old cards the best was the summer camp.Please reply if you remember so we can share some great memory’s do you remember the lil bottles of coke they sold,bumper pool the bean bag toss