Community Centers

1000 Southern Artery Senior Center

Activities include games, crafts, yoga, and computer classes. Open to non-residents for a small fee. 617-471-1000.

Germantown Neighborhood Center

333 Palmer St., 617-376-1384. Offers a variety of programs plus a food pantry.

Houghs Neck Community Center

1193 Sea St., 617-376-1385. Bingo, blood pressure, and a senior hot lunch Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m.

Kennedy Senior Center

440 East Squantum St., 617-376-1245. Game room, scheduled activities, computer classes, movies, coffee shop and more for Quincy seniors.

Ward 2 Community Center

16 Nevada Road, 617-376-1376. Fitness and line dancing programs, blood pressure, and Fair Foods.

Wollaston Senior Center

550 Hancock Stl, 617-773-5482.  Qi-Gon classes, English classes, Chinese nutrition meals, social services, interpretation and translation, field trips, Chinese movies, games, blood pressure testing, festive celebrations and parties, video and literature library and educational seminars.

Environmental Organizations

Friends of Butler Pond

An organization aimed at preserving and enhancing Butlers’ Pond and the immediate surrounding area.

Friends of the Blue Hills

Advocates for the protection and preservation of the Blue Hills.

Friends of Wollaston Beach

A community group that promotes the wise use and preservation of the Beach, encourages volunteerism, alerts others to issues affecting the Beach through educational, cultural, social and civic programs, and advocates on behalf of Beach users.

Marsh Madness

A Houghs Neck community group whose goal is to restore tidal flow to long neglected areas of marsh, while improving flood, fire, and mosquito control.

Quincycles

A group of Quincy residents advocating for bicycle infrastructure on our city streets and promoting responsible bicycling as a means of transportation, recreation, and exercise in Quincy. We are resident led and organized and encourage participation from all types of bicyclists.

Quincy Climate Action Network

QCAN promotes energy conservation and efficiency, and the use of renewable energy by Quincy government, businesses, and residents.

Quincy Environmental Network

We are an all volunteer city-wide organization solely dedicated to Quincy’s environment.

Lifelong Learning: Community-Based Programs

Quincy Access Television

Learn how to produce your own television program, including crewing and directing programs, using a camcorder, and editing.

South Shore Branch of AAUW

This organization sponsors educational programs that are free and open to the public, and interest groups for members including adventures in dining, writers' group, game night, decluttering support group, and yarn group.

Lifelong Learning: Other Programs

Adult Education and Workforce Development

Quincy Community Action Program offers free on-site technical help, tutoring, and computer classes for low-income people who do not have access to a computer and/or the Internet.

Lowell Lecture Series

Sponsored by the Lowell Institute, this series was established in 1836 with the specific mission of making great ideas accessible to all people, free of charge. Lectures are held at the Boston Public Library and are free to the public.

National Park Service

At a variety of Massachusetts National Historical Sites and Parks, learn about the social, economic, environmental, maritime, and literary history of the northeast.

Quincy Historical Society

Throughout the year, QHS presents guest historians, authors, musicians, artists, and actors in discussions of history and historically-informed performances. Topics range from fascinating insights into Quincy and area history through the whole span of American history.

Lifelong Learning: University-Based Programs

Boston University Evergreen Program

Courses and seminars for adults aged 58+.

Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement

A membership organization that offers courses in a wide variety of subjects, not restricted to Harvard alumni or affiliates.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Courses and programs for adults aged 50+, located at UMass Boston.

University of Massachusetts at Boston

College of Advancing and Professional Studies

Neighborhood Associations

Adams National Historic Neighborhood Association

This association is comprised of residents living in the area of the Adams National Historical Park's Peace Field property. To contact the ANHNA, email ANHNAforQuincy@yahoo.com.

Adams Shore Community Association

A non-profit organization that coordinates various neighborhood events, including an annual Family Oktoberfest, Holiday Tree Lighting, Easter Egg Hunt and Fourth of July Cookout.

Hospital Hill Neighborhood Association

Through HHNA, neighbors collaborate and strategize how to address issues of concern such as land use, traffic control, safety, crime, construction, environmental protection and any other matters.

Houghs Neck Community Council

An all volunteer, nonprofit corporation that has for 54 years offered programs and events to Houghs Neck residents.

Merrymount Association

A not-for-profit organization consisting of neighbors and homeowners who live in the Merrymount section of Quincy.

Montclair-Wollaston Neighborhood Association

308 East Squantum St., 617-479-8883

Penn's Hill Neighborhood Association

Our mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life in the neighborhood by bringing residents and businesses together, by providing a forum for discussing local and citywide issues, planning social activities and projects that build relationships among neighbors, creating an effective communication link with the City of Quincy, and working to keep our neighbors informed of news and decisions that impact the community.

Post Island Beach Association

Founded in 1896, the Post Island Beach Association welcomes residents of Elcott, Poplar, Post Island and Shoreside.

Ward 2 Civic Association

Meetings are held at the Fore River Club House. Call 617-930-0106 for more information.

Ward 4 Neighborhood Association

This neighborhood association, based at the Ward Four Community Center, welcomes residents of South and West Quincy.

Ward 5 Community Association

Serves residents of the Beechwood Knoll, Wollaston Center, Wollaston Beach, Hospital Hill, Quincy Center, and Mass. Field neigborhoods. Holds community information meetings, candidates' nights, and more. Call 617-835-1253 for more information.

Wollaston Hill Neighborhood Association

Wollaston Hill Neighborhood Association is a group of neighbors who share in the interest to promote and improve their neighborhood in the areas of Wollaston Hill and Forbes Hill.

Performing Arts

Quincy Choral Society

A "professional amateur" community chorus that rehearses on Monday evenings and performs regularly in the Quincy area.

Quincy Point Music Academy

Music lessons for everyone and for all ages. Located in Quincy Point Congregational Church.

Quincy Symphony Orchestra

A a non-profit organization consisting of amateur and professional musicians, the QSO performs three classical, two holiday, and one pops concert each season in the Boston area.

Sports & Hobby Clubs

Council on Aging Clubs

The Council on Aging sponsors a Bridge Club (Fridays from noon to 3 p.m.), a Scrabble Club (Mondays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), a Poker club (Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), and a Whist Club (Thursdays at 1 p.m.) at the Kennedy Center, 440 East Squantum St. For more information, call 617-376-1245.

Houghs Neck Garden Club

Meets monthly at the Nut Island Community Room; programs include annual wildflower festival and a variety of community projects. For more information, call 617-481-2111.

Quincy Chess Club

Meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Roche Bros. Community Center, 101 Falls Blvd., 2nd Floor, for fun, friendly chess. For more information, call 857-888-1531 or email southshorechess@gmail.com.

Quincy Tennis Club

19R Glendale Road, 617-471-9862.

Seaside Gardeners of Squantum

Meets monthly; special projects include an annual fall fair, garden tours of member gardens, and the Junior Gardening Program at Squantum School. For more information, email Sandra Sumner at jamsan18sum@yahoo.com.

Wollaston Garden Club

Monthly meetings on horticultural topics, plus field trips, nursery visits, and civic beautification projects.

Technology Instruction

1000 Southern Artery Senior Center

For students aged 62 or older, open to both Quincy residents and non-residents. The fee is $10 for 10 weeks. Call 617-471-1000 for more information.

Atlantic Clubhouse

Located on Washington Street, this organization helps those recovering from mental illness with a variety of computer classes and learning skills.

Quincy Career Center

Classes are free to all, regardless of employment status. Open to both Quincy residents and non-residents.

Quincy Community Action Programs

QCAP offers a variety of classes, including a Career Ready 101 class that includes a computer curriculum.

Quincy Elder Services Department

The Quincy Elder Services Department offers basic and more advanced computer classes on a regular basis at the Kennedy Center, open to all Kennedy Center members. Membership is free to all Quincy residents aged 60+. Check their online calendar for computer class details.

Visual Arts

Quincy Art Association

Classes and workshops in drawing, painting, photography, and more.

South Shore Camera Club

A club for all who enjoy photography regardless of their level of expertise, meets weekly in Quincy.