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Please note: Some programs require advance registration and/or recreation center membership. Always call the contact number provided before attending a program.

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AOA Sit Fit

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Adapted Aquatics

(M)

Friday: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink, 125-40 Roosevelt Ave, Queens

Start Date: April 3, 2015
End Date: June 12, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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Adaptive Open Gym

(M)

Wednesday: 1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 West 60th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: May 11, 2015
End Date: June 27, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

A selection of adaptive sports clinics.  An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports. 

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

Instructor: Rashid 

Gymnasium

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Adaptive Sports Festival

(M)

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens

Start Date: June 27, 2015
End Date: June 27, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Children with disabilities engage in sports and other recreational opportunities.

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Adaptive Sports Program (S.P.A.R.E.S.)

(M)

Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens

Age:Child / Teen  

Come learn the basics of adaptive sports such as: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Wheelchair tennis, Wheelchair Floor Hockey, Wheelchair Softball, Sled Hockey(on ice), Sitting Volleyball, Adapted Swimming, Power Wheelchair Soccer, Track and Field Events.

 Wheelchairs are provided for use in the program.

For Ages 5 and Up with a physical disability.

Must register for the program and must be a Recreation Center member.

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Adaptive Swim

(M)

Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: October 17, 2014
End Date: June 12, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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Adaptive Swim

Friday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Recreation Center, 450 Saint Ann's Avenue, Bronx

Start Date: January 5, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Age:Everyone  

This free program offers aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength.  The program also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skill.

Participants must be members of a NYC Parks Recreation Center. For more information or to register, call (718) 760-6969

 

Adaptive Weight Training (Individuals with Disabilities)

(M)

Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens

Start Date: May 5, 2015
End Date: June 20, 2015
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Learn how to train certain muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use.

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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Chair Aerobics

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Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens

Start Date: May 5, 2015
End Date: June 18, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Enjoy working out while you sit, start from basic exercises to more advanced using light weights and therabands.  Good for those with limited mobility or those looking for a different type of workout.

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Please note: Programs with this symbol (Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property) are not managed by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. While Parks does its best to maintain accuracy in search results, users are strongly advised to call or email the program organizers directly for up-to-date information.

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Accessible Activities

You may use any of Parks' recreational spaces, except tennis courts, without a permit. However, if a permit holder arrives with a valid permit in hand, you must vacate the field or court. An individual must have a season permit or single-play ticket to use Parks' tennis courts.

Organized play (leagues) requires a permit. Click here for an application and more information about permits.

100% Playground

GLENWOOD RD, E 100 & E 101 STS (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

110th St & Lenox Ave Playground

110 ST & LENOX AVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

110th St Playground

110 ST & CATHEDRAL PKWY (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

115th Street Playground

14 RD, 115 ST, 14 AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

157th St Playground

157 ST & 116 AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 2

79 St Playground

79 ST & SHORE RD (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

Adam Yauch Park

ATLANTIC AVE, COLUMBIA, STATE STS (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

Addabbo Playground

BET 81-82 STS, N CONDUIT AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

Admiral Farragut Playground

E 176 ST, CROTONA AVE, PROSPECT AVE (Bronx)| Map it
Level: 2

Admiral Park

LITTLE NECK PKWY, 42 TO 43 AVES (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

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Accessible Activities

Team and league sports provide a great opportunity to get fit, socialize, and have fun. Some leagues are casual, while others are more competitive. Email or call the leagues below to find out more about your local team and its players.

Achievers of America, Inc.

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Softball & Bowling
A program for Special needs individuals with developmental disabilities. Challenged or not.
Phone: (718) 565-1141 | Email

Achilles International

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Accessible Activities
Achilles meets rain or shine on Tuesday evenings at 6:15 PM and Saturday mornings at 10:15 when there is no race. Tuesday evenings we meet at the New York Road Runners Club (9 E. 89th Street) between 6 - 6:15 PM. Saturday mornings, we meet in Central Park, at 90th Street and Fifth Avenue, adjacent to the Central Park Reservoir.
Phone: 212-354-0300 | Email

Glen Oaks Little League

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Baseball
Phone: (718) 347-2436 | Email

Glen Oaks Little League Challenger Division

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Baseball
The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball.
Email

Row New York

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Adaptive Indoor Rowing
Adaptive Indoor Rowing: Workout once per week with our adaptive coaches to stay in shape through the winter months, set and reach your rowing goals, and prepare for rowing on the water. All adaptive athletes are welcome - from age 11 and up - no experience necessary! Cancellations due to snow and inclement weather may occur, and one make-up session will be scheduled. The Access-A-Ride address to the boathouse is 30 Meadow Lake Drive, Corona/Flushing/Flushing Meadows Corona Park/ NY.
Phone: 718.433.3075 | Email

United Spinal Giants

Borough: Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Wheelchair Football
Phone: (718) 803-3782

Wheelchair Softball League

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Wheelchair Softball
Phone: 917.519.2622 | Email

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Accessible Activities

Goal Ball for Athletes with Visual Impairments

Thursday, June 4, 2015
11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

AccessibleSunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)
43rd Street at 7th Avenue, Brooklyn| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Email

rodolfo.guevara@Parks.nyc.gov

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, June 5, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Riverdale Park History Walking Tour

Sunday, June 7, 2015
10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Palisade Avenue, Kappock Street and Independence Avenue (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx| Map it

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Location Details:
The tour will meet at the Henry Hudson Monument inside Henry Hudson Park near Kappock and Independence Avenues.

Cost

Tour costs $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members.

Contact Number

(718) 881-8900

Contact Email

education@bronxhistoricalsociety.org

 

Final Workshops for the Jamaica Bay Implementation Plan

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.

PS 272
101-24 Seaview Ave, Brooklyn, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(917) 546-4318

Contact Email

kkozar@rpa.org

 

Goal Ball for Athletes with Visual Impairments

Thursday, June 11, 2015
11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

AccessibleSunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)
43rd Street at 7th Avenue, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

rodolfo.guevara@Parks.nyc.gov

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, June 12, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Goal Ball for Athletes with Visual Impairments

Thursday, June 18, 2015
11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

AccessibleSunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)
43rd Street at 7th Avenue, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

rodolfo.guevara@Parks.nyc.gov

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, June 19, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Goal Ball for Athletes with Visual Impairments

Thursday, June 25, 2015
11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

AccessibleSunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)
43rd Street at 7th Avenue, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

rodolfo.guevara@Parks.nyc.gov

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, June 26, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

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