Guide: Cooling centers around the tri-state area

Cooling centers are opening around the tri-state area to help residents during the current wave of scorching temperatures.
NOTE: Not all cooling centers in the list below are open, as some only open as needed. Masks and social distancing may be required at some cooling centers, so capacity may be limited. Please call the center before you head out.
Here's a list of some centers in the tri-state:


To find the closest cooling center to you in Connecticut, call 211 or click here.


While the Nassau County has three designated cooling centers, Suffolk County does not. However, some towns offer cooling centers and areas where you can cool off. See below for some of the sites: 
Cantiague Park Administration Office - (516) 571-7058
480 W John St., Hicksville, NY
Open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Phone: (516) 571-7058
Conference Room
Mitchel Field Administration Building - (516) 572-0400
1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale, NY
Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: (516) 572-0400
First Floor
Wantagh Administration Building - (516) 571-7460
1 King Road, Wantagh, NY
Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Phone: (516-571-7460
Community Room
Town of Hempstead cooling centers - (516) 489-5000 | Website
Marjorie Post Park Community Center - (516) 797-7990
Syosset-Woodbury Community Center - (516) 677-5990
Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center - (516) 433-7465
Dix Hills Park Swimming Pool - (631) 499-8000
Dix Hills Ice Rink - (631) 462-5883
Yes We Can Community Center - (516) 869-6311
Michael J. Tully Park - (516) 869-6311
Port Washington Senior Center - 80 Manorhaven Blvd, Port Washington, NY
Riverhead Senior Center - (631) 722-4444
Town of Babylon
While the town does not set up any official cooling centers, members of the public who are having a hard time in the heat are welcome to come cool off and charge their phones in the Town Hall Annex in North Babylon 24/7. Additionally, our senior centers are currently open to the public. Seniors can call 631-464-4340 with any questions about current protocols.


To find the closest cooling center to you in New Jersey, call 211 or click here.


There are more than 160 cooling centers open throughout the city. To find the closest one to you, call 311 or click here. To find the closest NYC Parks outdoor pools click here. 


Salvation Army Middletown - (845) 343-0821
80 W Main Street
Tuesday, June 29, thru Friday, July 2, from 10 am to at least 4 pm.  


If you're looking for a cooling center in Rockland County call (845) 364-2020. Click here for more heat-related information.


Click here for cooling centers through Westchester. And see below for information on shelters in the county:
Peekskill - Jan Peek Shelter (Co-ed facility)
200 North Water St.
(914) 736-2636
White Plains - Samaritan House Shelter (Women only)
33 Church St.
(914) 948-3075
White Plains - Open Arms Shelter (Men only)
86 East Post Road
(914) 948-5044
New Rochelle-Oasis Shelter (Co-ed facility)
19 Washington Ave.
(914) 633-0101
Mount Vernon-Oasis Women’s Site (Women only)
22 East 1st St.
(914) 633-0101
Yonkers-YWCA Of Yonkers (Men only)
68 Palisades Avenue
(914) 548-1883
Yonkers-YWCA Of Yonkers (Women only)
87 S. Broadway
(914) 548-1883
Yonkers-Manor House (Men only)
101 N. Broadway
(914) 965-0445, ext. 11
John C. Hart Memorial Library - (914) 245-5262
Open during normal business hours
1130 E Main St, Shrub Oak, NY 10588
Jefferson Valley Mall - (914) 245-4688
Open during normal business hours
650 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
News 12 will update this list as more information becomes available.