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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 Adventures

(M)

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

This program is for people of all abilities.  The group will take part in a variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, and hikes.

Instructor Carmen Quarles (carmen.quarles@parks.nyc.gov)

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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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Art With Ben

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Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: March 9, 2015
End Date: September 12, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Work art back into your life.  Learn to take your creative ideas and turn them into art!  This instructional program will get you started.

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Beach Volleyball

(M)

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: March 9, 2015
End Date: September 12, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Beach Volleyball welcomes all members.
This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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Chair Aerobics

(M)

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: September 15, 2015
End Date: October 29, 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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Chair Yoga

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

West Side Campaign Against Hunger Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 263 West 86 Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

We hold a free chair yoga class in our food pantry waiting area Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri 9-10am. It is open to all and is bilingual, English/Spanish. This is a low impact yoga class. No registration necessary. Mats are available for those who wish to use them. Wear comfortable clothing. Offered year-round.

Phone: 212-362-3662 x120
E-mail: hpark@wscah.org
Cost: Free 

West Side Campaign Against Hunger

 

Child and Youth Open Recreation

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Monday: 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 1, 2015
End Date: September 7, 2015
Age:Child / Teen  

Children and youth are welcome to use the gymnasium to play and socialize.

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Children's Aerobics

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Monday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 3, 2015
End Date: September 12, 2015
Age:  

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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.

Ampere Playground

101 AVE BET 82 & 83 STS (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

Andrews Playground

49 AVE, VERNON BLVD, 5 ST (Queens)| Map it
Level: 2

Angelo Campanero Playground

GUN HILL/EASTCHEST RDS/O'NEIL (Bronx)| Map it
Level: 3

Anne Loftus Playground

BROADWAY & DYCKMAN ST (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 3

Arcilla Playground

PARK, CLAY, TELLER AVES, E 164 ST (Bronx)| Map it
Level: 2

Arlington Edinboro Playground

W 140 ST & ST NICHOLAS AVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

Arrochar Playground

SAND LANE, MAJOR & MCFARLAND AVES (Staten Island)| Map it
Level: 2

Asser Levy

ASSER LEVY PLACE AND E. 23RD STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(212) 447-2020 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 120' x 45' x 4' 
Full Location Details 
rec_center_id: M164 

Asser Levy Playground

E 23 TO E 25 STS, FDR DRIVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

Asser Levy Playground

SURF AVE & 5 ST (Brooklyn)| 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

Sit Volleyball

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.

AccessibleMcCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 360-3319

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

Goal Ball

Friday, September 4, 2015
1:00 p.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 Number

(212) 360-3319

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

Goalball

Sunday, September 6, 2015
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks membership is required. Kids under 18: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $100/year or $50/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

 

Sit Volleyball

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.

AccessibleMcCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 360-3319

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

Power Soccer

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

NYC Parks Recreation Center membership is required. Kids under 18: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $100/year or $50/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

 

Goal Ball

Friday, September 11, 2015
1:00 p.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 Number

(212) 360-3319

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

Goalball

Sunday, September 13, 2015
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks membership is required. Kids under 18: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $100/year or $50/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

 

Power Soccer

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

NYC Parks Recreation Center membership is required. Kids under 18: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $100/year or $50/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

 

Goal Ball

Friday, September 18, 2015
1:00 p.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 Number

(212) 360-3319

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

Goalball

Sunday, September 20, 2015
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks membership is required. Kids under 18: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $100/year or $50/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

 

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