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About West Side Community Center

Opened in 2013, West Side Community Center (WSCC) is a place for residents of Central Harlem and Houses to gather, learn, celebrate, and find support.

WSCC, which shares a building with HCZ Promise Academy I Charter School, hosts free classes, holiday celebrations, and more. While WSCC is open to all Harlem residents, many of its services are offered specifically to our St. Nicholas Housing neighbors.

Residents are also welcome to meet with members of our team to take advantage of several benefits or, as needed, be referred to our many partners for additional supports. And, with safety officers on-site 24 hours a day, WSCC is a safe haven for our community.


HCZ staff member speaks to community members gathered for St. Nicholas Houses Dinner 2022 Westside Community Center.
HCZ community members gather at West Side Community Center for Winter Wonderland.
School children and families sit around several tables in an event hall as a master of ceremonies leads the event

Classes, Events, and Services

Please contact us for schedules and upcoming programming.

Offerings for Adults

  • Aerobics and fitness classes
  • Bingo

Offerings for Children and Families

  • Basketball class (for children under 12)

Offerings for the Community

  • Movie screenings
  • Job fairs
  • Paint and sips
  • Silent Party

Annual Events

  • Annual Thanksgiving Dinner (November)
  • Annual Winter Wonderland (December)
  • Mother’s Day (May)
  • Father’s Day (June)


  • Turkey giveaways
  • Toy distribution (for St. Nicholas Housing residents)
  • Bike and bike helmets distribution (for St. Nicholas Housing residents)


We connect WSCC visitors to our partners so they can access the support, learning, and resources they need.

  • Community Advisory Board: monthly meetings
  • Success in Motion: wellness classes
  • HCZ Community Pride: job fairs & interview screenings
  • HCZ Healthy Harlem: health and wellness fairs
  • HCZ Baby College®: classes for select cycles
  • HCZ Three Year Old Journey: weekly Saturday classes

A note to visitors: To maintain a safe environment for you and our neighbors, participants in WSCC events are required to complete an HCZ intake registration form and participant agreement and abide by the regulations set forth by HCZ. A valid state ID is required for entry into the facility.

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