On Thursday, November 29th, the ribbon was cut at our new Moriches Bay Recreation Center. The recreation center is located at 313 Frowein Road, in what was the Knights of Columbus building.
The event was attended by Supervisor Ed Romaine (center, right), Councilman Dan Panico (center) and Suffolk County Clerk Judith Pascale (center left) as well as community leaders, Center Moriches School District officials, members of the Knights of Columbus, residents and local students. The ribbon cutting marked the first recreation center to open in the Town in more than 20 years and is the only recreation center to open in southeastern Brookhaven. The recreation center’s doors are not open yet, but we plan on officially opening some time in January.“
The Moriches Bay Recreation Center will service the hamlets of Moriches, Center Moriches, East Moriches, Eastport and Manorville, and will serve as the Moriches Community Center’s new home. We at The Moriches Community Center will be providing a variety of youth services including peer counseling and tutoring programs. The center is also equipped small computer lab that will be open to community members. In addition, the Town will operate a senior nutrition program at the center, which will also serve as home to local senior citizens clubs and will be available to the general public.
Councilman Panico praised the Town’s Parks Department who performed the majority of the work in transforming the facility – once home of the Knights of Columbus – to a recreation center. “There is no shortage of people to thank for the effort and work that went into making the Town of Brookhaven’s Moriches Bay Recreation Center a reality. So many people have done so much, but a special thank you goes to our Parks crews, under the direction of Parks Commissioner Ed Morris. We are blessed with caring and hard-working employees throughout the Town, and the men and women who worked on this building are a great example.”
Supervisor Ed Romaine said, “The new Moriches Bay Recreation Center is the culmination of many years of planning that started with a dream of the late Anthony Parlato, a man who dedicated his life to helping others, especially the children in the community. I thank Councilman Dan Panico, Parks Commissioner Ed Morris, the Knights of Columbus and everyone else who helped make this beautiful facility a reality for the residents of Brookhaven Town.”