Gotham Volleyball


Gotham Fall 2014 Welcome Social

Gotham WelcomeJoin us for the Fall 2014 Welcome Social! New members are encouraged to stop by and meet others in the Gotham Volleyball League and returners are welcome to help greet them.

Come make new friends, hang out with fellow Gothamites, and get to know your Gotham Volleyball community!

Friday, September 26, 2014
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Hardware Bar
697 10th Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets)

Hardware Drink Specials – $3 well drinks, beer & wine, $4 Stoli drinks

We hope you’ll be able to come!

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Call for Volunteer Coaches!

We’re calling for volunteer coaches who would be able to take a team in Divisions 5-10 under their wing and lead them to victory! We value our tight-knit Gotham community, and a great way to get more involved, give-back, and to make new friends is to coach a team.

Please email [email protected] if you are willing and able to coach a team, and indicate what times you would be available on the weekend. Divisions 5, 6, and 9 play on Saturdays from 1:00 – 5:00 PM, and Divisions 7, 8, and 10 play on Saturdays from 5:00 – 9:00 PM (in addition, most teams usually practice as well).

Our coaching coordinators will try to match up you up with a team in need. If you have any questions, you can email [email protected] as well.

Thank you!

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Gotham says “Hellz Yeah!” to Hell’s Kitchen

Elias HoweGotham is excited to announce that we are moving some of our programs to P.S. 51, the Elias Howe School in Hell’s Kitchen. We have secured weekend permits in this brand new, well-equipped school at 525 W 44th St, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Divisions 6 and 10 will start league play at the new school on September 13.

Getting into this new school is a fantastic development for our league, but it comes on the heels of some challenging news. We were recently informed that our permits at the O. Henry School on 17th Street have been severely cut back because of an expansion of their after-school programs. The new space at P.S. 51 means we do not have to cancel any Saturday league play, but the cutback at O. Henry means we currently do not have space on weeknights for our Open Plays or Power W (Women’s Power).

We know a lot of you love Open Plays, so we are doing all we can to find space on the weeknights at other schools. We are also working hard to find a time and place for Power W.

Our permits at Rustin remain unchanged.

For over 30 years Gotham has operated in after-hours permit space in New York City’s public schools. This arrangement allows our community to come together to offer a lot of great volleyball at a reasonable price, but it also means that sometimes we must be flexible with our space needs. The Gotham board of directors thanks all of our members for your understanding and flexibility as we work to fulfill our mission to improve the quality of life of GLBTQ individuals by building community through the sport of volleyball.

Expect to hear more about our progress, and let’s have a great fall season!

We are pleased to announce that tryouts for Power W will take place Sunday, September 21 at 2:00 PM at Howe. Power W classes will he held on Sundays from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at Howe as well.

We have also been able to secure space for our Open Plays. Please visit the Open Plays page for more information and a schedule.

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