MASSENA — There is no reason to be bored in Massena this June. The staff at the Massena Arena have a month full of activities for kids and adults with a wide range of interest.
Friday is movie night in June. The free movies start this Friday with a 7:30 p.m. showing of “Avengers Infinity Wars.” On June 14, the offering is “A Dog’s Way Home” and on June 21 the feature film is “Small Foot.”
The movies are shown on an inflatable screen and viewers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
“It’s a drive-in movie experience without the bugs,” Massena Recreation Director Michael McCabe said.
On June 9, the arena will be hosting one of its popular Nerf wars. Participants need to be age 5 and older and must bring their own blasters, darts and wear eye protection and shoes.
“Not flip-flops,” Mr. McCabe said.
The fun begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 3 p.m.
The annual street hockey tournament gets underway June 26. Games begin at 10 a.m. Depending on the size of the tournament, games may be played indoors and outdoors.
Last year there were 14 teams in the tournament.
“It’s a nice busy day at the arena,” Mr. McCabe said.
The tournament is played 3 on 3 with goalies. There are prizes for the winning teams. Shoes, gloves and helmets are required. The cost is $5 per player. Teams can have up to 6 players and need to be registered by June 24.
Teams and individuals can register by calling the arena at 315-769-3161. Individual players will be assigned to teams.
The 2019 Summer Recreation Program begins on July 1 and lasts until about Aug. 9 and offers supervised organized playground programs at Jefferson, Madison and Nightengale elementary schools. Children will be able to get a meal and a bus to the beach for the afternoon. Friday field trips will include mini-golf, movies, the nature center and bowling.
Children can sign up at the elementary school of their choice on the first day of the program. Children must be 5 to attend the playground program and 7 to ride the bus to lunch.
The town beach is scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily June 26 to Sept. 1. A daily parking pass is $5. A season parking pass is $60.