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Where is my Canasta Community?

We are starting to compile an online resource to find Canasta games. Please email us city, state and contact information for games. Please do not include private home addresses. Email is preferred. 


1. If you don’t know somewhere to play near you or where you are visiting, a great place to search is the website Meetup.com. It is free to join and search.
2. Other members have found games by searching the Nextdoor app. Also, use different spellings.
3. When searching on Google, great searches include separate searches using Canasta and the following terms: 
  • instructors
  • classes
  • drop in
  • game
  • newcomers or newcomers club
  • the area you are looking for city, county, library, Temple, Church, community center
  • Institute for Learning in Retirement
4. Many libraries, continuing education classes, temples, churches, senior centers and community centers offer classes or are great resources to find a game.
5. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is an amazing foundation and has institutes across the country. They offer many different courses, which at times include Canasta. It’s another great idea to search.
The information below is accurate when posted. Confirm before attending.  Please email us if there are any incorrect listings and/or for us to add additional places to play! 
If you have any information to share, please email us at ModernMahjong@gmail.com  to add to our Directory. 
  • Alabama
  • Alaska


  • Arkansas




  • Delaware



  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
    • Margate, NJ: Please visit our website www.jccatlantic.org 501 North Jerome Ave, Margate City, NJ, 08402. 609-822-1167. Bring a friend or make new ones at our brunch event! Everyone wins when you play games and enjoy tuna, egg salad, white fish, lox bagel sandwiches, salad, fruit, desserts, coffee and tea. https://www.jccatlantic.org/adult-and-youth/jewish-culture/ Mahjong & Canasta Brunches are scheduled on multiple dates, all from 10am-3pm. Wednesday, July 13 and Wednesday, August 3. 
    • New Mexico
    • New York 
      • A great opportunity for beginners, intermediate, advanced, or anyone looking to find a future game. Beginning on Tuesday, Aug 30 @ Young Israel of Holliswood 86-25 Francis Lewis Blvd Holliswood NY 11427 phone 718 776-8500 there will be canasta lessons offered from 10am-noon. Fee is minimal.
      • Mid Nassau Canasta Group, East Meadow, NY: Long Island Canasta meeting place for our group. We play online and in person, usually in middle Nassau County, NY. We are open to new members but please message the host, Diana, to join. Our favorite spot to play in person is Panera in East Meadow. We play online in Canasta Junction as well. We are a friendly group that plays the New American style canasta. Not training rookies at the moment but may do so again in the future. We like friendly but competitive play. https://www.facebook.com/groups/223029495952476
        • North Carolina
        • North Dakota
          • Ohio
          • Oklahoma
          • Oregon
          • Pennsylvania
            • Altoona, PA: Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, Canasta and Mah Jongg games are held at 11 a.m. Mondays. Beginners are welcome. Call Harriett at 814-693-9292 with questions.
            • Richboro, PA: Ohev Shalom of Bucks County Sisterhood invites the community to a friendly weekly canasta game, Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Open play is $4. Call 215-968-6755 for more information. 944 Second Street Pike, Richboro.
      • Rhode Island
      • South Carolina
      • South Dakota
      • Tennessee
      • Texas
      • Utah
      • Vermont
        • Manchester Community Library, VT: Learn to play the Sawgrass Players Club Women Association’s version, “Pennies from Heaven” - 4 players per table, 3 desks, and 6 hands. Open play for experienced players, all versions welcome. Register here: https://mclvt.org/event/canasta/
        • Virginia
          • Arlington, VA: https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Departments/Parks-Recreation/Programs/55-Membership/Senior-Activities


        • Washington
        • West Virginia
        • Wisconsin
        • Wyoming
        • District of Columbia
        • OUTSIDE OF THE US:


            • Canada