Welcome to BERA
Brookhaven Employees' Recreation Association
Temporary Suspension of BERA Programs
Brookhaven Lab is operating in essential mission critical operations mode,
which limits on-site activities to only core, critical functions. Until further notice, QOL/BERA/Recreation programs are
currently suspended. This includes the gymnasium, gym, pool, fitness classes, BERA Summer Break Camp,
all BERA club activities, the BERA Store, Hospitality Coffee and Play Group, and the ASAP Lounge.
ESOL Classes will continue online.
Summer Share 2021
Local. Organic. Freshly Picked and delievered to BNL (Berkner, Bldg 488).
Every Thursday. Join the Organic Vegetable Club and receive a weekly
vegetable bag full of freshly picked local veggies from the Green Thumb
Organic Farm. June 3rd-November 23rd. 26 weeks = $520; due Tuesday, June
1st. Must report to site to participate. Ask about adding on a flower
delivery, too! Contact Danielle Pontier or Chris Carter for details.
Summer Share 2021
Ward Melville Heritage Organization Programs:
QOL/BERA/Recreation is very excited to roll out these awesome programs
made just for BNL from the Ward Melville Heritage Organization.
Nightime Sky: A virtual event with camera concepts, Stony Brook Village.
Wednesday, May 19th at 7pm. Learn and see stars and constellations. Explore
planetary bodies and beauty of our universe. Astro-photography tips. Access
awe in everyday life. Bring your questions! Register for all the programs by emailing
Guided Meditation via Zoom - offered twice monthly
On Monday April 19 at noon. This free program will give you tools
to reduce your stress, improve concentration and sleep, and enjoy life a
little more in this hectic world. Free of charge, come and go as you need
Download the Zoom app to your device. ID: 349-579-4008, Password:
Guided Yoga via Zoom - offered Thursdays at Noon
Join Christine Corsa, Iyengar Yoga Instructor, for 45 minutes of
stretching and strengthening poses to relieve stress, freshen your mind, and
undo hours of sitting at your desk. Whether you're working from home or at
the office, everyone can benefit from this class where we will work in and
out of the chair leaving you refreshed and ready to take on the rest of your
day. Loose clothing, yoga mat and chair is all you need! This is a free
Meeting ID: 393 324 4523
BNL Facilities are not open to the Public!
BERA is administered by the Quality of Life/BERA/Recreation Office, located in
Bldg. 400. BERA oversees the many clubs and organizations, and assists in the
administration of the overall program and the use of available recreational
facilities on-site. See a
complete list of BERA
BERA members are BNL employees and retirees of BNL or the Brookhaven Area
Office of the U.S. Department of Energy. Contractors are not permitted to
bring guests. (contractors include NOAA, TFCU, Cafeteria, etc.) You are a BERA
member when you receive your photo ID badge and life number. Tours of all
facilities may also be arranged by calling the Recreation office at 344-2873.
If you have a question that is not addressed on this page, please contact
Christine Carter at 631-344-5090, or send an email to
x5090 FAX: x2940
||x3496 or x2873
Lost & Found
||x2873 or Building 400 - QOL/BERA
All Lab extensions are prefaced by (631) 344-xxxx
Last Modified: April 15, 2021