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.

Aetna Discount Health and Fitness Programs

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.

Flyer here:  Summer Share 2021


Guided Meditation via Zoom - offered twice monthly

Twice monthly 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 to.

Download the Zoom app to your device. ID: 349-579-4008, Password: 44411444

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 class

Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3933244523?pwd=R2hwdnpTbTkwSkZhUnhMVVVieXRDdz09

Meeting ID: 393 324 4523
Passcode: ccyogathur

Zoom Meeting:

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 Clubs.

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 Renee Warno

Recreation Staff Title Extension
Christine Carter Recreation Supervisor x5090  FAX: x2940
Sue Dwyer Recreation Representative x3496 or x2873
Ralph Garappolo
Recreation Representative x3147
Lost & Found x2873 or Building 400 - QOL/BERA Recreation Office
All Lab extensions are prefaced by (631) 344-xxxx

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Last Modified: July 19, 2021