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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.

 

Adaptive Adults Intro to Computers

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Monday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Age:Adult / Senior  

Membership Details

 

Adaptive Art

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Monday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Membership Details

 

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

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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.

Membership Details

 

Adaptive Swim

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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.

Membership Details

 

Adaptive Track and Field

(M)

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

West Bronx CYO, 1527 Jesup Avenue, Bronx

Start Date: January 6, 2014
Age:Adult  

Join the track team! Persons with disabilities are welcome to learn the fundamentals of track and field. 

Participants may train for the Paralympics through this program.

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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Adaptive Walk NYC

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

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: December 8, 2014
End Date: February 28, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and an adaptive program for New Yorkers of all abilities.  It takes place outside.

Membership Details

 

Adaptive Weight Training (Individuals with Disabilities)

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Tuesday: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 28, 2014
End Date: December 16, 2014
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: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: November 4, 2014
End Date: December 18, 2014
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.

Asser Levy Recreation Center Pool

ASSER LEVY PLACE AND E. 23RD STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Indoor Pools
(212) 447-2020 
Full Location Details 

Type: Intermediate Setting: Indoor Size: 66' x 26' x 8' rec_center_id: M164 

Astoria

19TH STREET AND 23RD DRIVE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 626-8620 
Type: Olympic 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 330' x 165' x 4' 

Augustus Saint Gaudens

2 AVE, E 19 TO E 20 STS (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

Bailey Playground

W 234 ST, BAILEY AVE, W 238 ST (Bronx)| Map it
Level: 2

Baisley Park South

150 ST & 130 AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

Bartlett Playground

BARTLETT ST & THROOP AVE (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

Baruch Playground

RIVINGTON, MANGIN STS & BARUCH PL (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

Bath Beach Playground

SHORE PKWY & 17 AVE (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 2

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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

Youth Wheelchair Basketball

Sunday, November 23, 2014
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks Recreation Center membership is required.

 

Monday Movement

Monday, November 24, 2014
11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)
1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership required.

Contact Number

(718) 485-4633

 

Adapted Swim Program for People with Disabilities at Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center

Monday, November 24, 2014
1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required. Youths: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $75/six months or $150/year. Seniors: $25/year.

Contact Number

(212) 397-3159

 

Sit Aerobics

Monday, November 24, 2014
2:15 p.m.3:15 p.m.

AccessibleHamilton Fish Recreation Center
128 Pitt Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Please note: Wheelchair accessible entrance is located towards the back of the recreation center.

Cost

Recreation center membership is required

Contact Number

(212) 387-7687

 

Adaptive Track and Field

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 293-5934

 

Sit Aerobics

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleSt. Johns Recreation Center
1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership required.

Contact Number

(718) 771-2787

 

Adaptive Track and Field

Thursday, November 27, 2014
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 293-5934

 

Wheelchair Basketball

Thursday, November 27, 2014
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.

AccessibleMcCarren Play Center
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

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

Contact Number

(718) 218-2380

Contact Email

Laura.Nunez@parks.nyc.gov

 

Sit Aerobics

Friday, November 28, 2014
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleSt. Johns Recreation Center
1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership required.

Contact Number

(718) 771-2787

 

Fitness Bootcamp

Friday, November 28, 2014
5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.

AccessibleAlley Athletic (in Alley Pond Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Classes will be held outdoors by the parkhouse and move inside weather permitting. The parkhouse is located on Winchester Boulevard, off Union Turnpike. There is a large parking lot next to the parkhouse.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 352-4793 x301

Contact Email

michael.agnello@parks.nyc.gov

 

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