Beer & Chocolate Tasting

Enjoy local craft breweries and delicious chocolate and baked goods while supporting the Goodman Community Center. This fundraiser will take place throughout GCC's main building and will feature a live performance by disco band V05. Read more about this event and the participating breweries and chocolatiers.

Read the Eastside News online

We have a snazzy new way to view our past issues of the Eastside News online. To read more about what's happening at the Goodman Center, in your neighborhood and in your city, browse our catalog.


Family Programming 

We offer monthly family fun nights, a Parent Advisory Council, parent and caregiver support groups and a Parent College with rotating classes on everything from yoga to personal finances. We'd love for you to join us. To learn more, please continue to our Parent and Family Programming page.

Hold your next meeting or event here

The Goodman Community Center has many warm, welcoming rooms for one-time or ongoing meetings or events. To meet your needs, we offer audio-visual walk-throughs, Working Class Catering, and a variety of room set-ups and options. To learn more about how to rent a space, please continue to our room reservations page

Stop by our Older Adult Programs

Our GCC older adult program offer daily nutritious lunches, card games, bingo, philosophy discussions, Tai Chi, gentle exercise and lots of laughs. To read more about our daily programming--particularly on Thurdays--continue to our Older Adults Program page.

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Closings & Schedule Changes

Building Closings

  • The Ironworks Cafe's Fish and Burger Nights are taking a break and will return in the summer.
  • The Goodman Community Center will be closed Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day.


Severe Weather Closings Policy

When Madison Schools are closed due to inclement weather, all youth and senior program activities scheduled that day are canceled. Center facilities may remain open and be staffed on a limited basis. If severe weather requires us to close the Center on a weekend, you'll find a message on our phone system and here on our home page to let you know. In some situations, private events may still take place even though the Center is closed due to severe weather. If you were planning to attend a scheduled private event, please contact your event's organizer for more information.

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Ironworks Cafe

Delicious food made from fresh, local & seasonal ingredients.

Working Class Catering

Full-service catering with house-made foods of all styles using the best local & organic ingredients.

What others are saying...

"My kids, every single morning...I love my kids and I play a lot with them, but every single morning when they get up, they want to come here. Even when they're sick, they still want to come here." -Hassanatou, mother

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