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Introducing ActiveNet

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is pleased to announce that we are now offering online registration!

In order to register online, you will need to create a free account with ActiveNet. You will need a valid email address to do this. If you do not have an email address, you may call us at (757) 247-8950 during regular business hours, and one of our staff will be happy to create an account for you.

You do not need to create an account to view our activities, but only to register for classes online. To view our classes: Click View Activities and then select Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center from the Location pull down menu.

Some of the benefits to creating an account include:

  • Ability to register for classes for yourself or other family members
  • Ability to view your past class registrations with ActiveNet
  • Ability to view and print class schedules
  • Ability to see "at a glance" where you need to be, and when!
  • Manage your account, include making payments, from the comfort of your own home

There is a convenience fee that ActiveNet assesses when you register online, which is due at the time of payment. These fees are collected by ActiveNet to offset the costs of providing the service, and are not collected by the City of Newport News or by Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center. If you wish to avoid paying the convenience fee please register on site via check or money order. The fees listed below are assessed based on the total amount due, not per class or event.

ActiveNet Convenience Fees

Registration Fee Processing Fee
$1 - $149.99 6.5% + $0.50
$150 - $449.99 3.5% + $5.00
$500 and up 2.5% + $10.00
* there is a $2 minimum processing fee

Inclement Weather Policy

If Newport News Public Schools are closed, then Downing-Gross classes are canceled for that day. If it is announced that the City of Newport News City Hall/Offices are closed, then all Parks and Recreation programs including Downing-Gross are canceled for that day. For more information, call the office at 247-8950.

External Site Disclaimer

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Click here to agree to the above terms and continue to the ActiveNet website for the City of Newport News.

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