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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 Activities

(M)

Monday: 1:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: June 13, 2014
End Date: August 31, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

Membership Details

 

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

(M)

Saturday: 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 19, 2014
End Date: August 23, 2014
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 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.

Membership Details

 

Adaptive Walk NYC

(M)

Monday: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: June 13, 2014
End Date: August 30, 2014
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.

Membership Details

 

Adaptive Weight Training (Individuals with Disabilities)

(M)

Tuesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: June 24, 2014
End Date: August 26, 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.

Membership Details

 

Adult Badminton

(M)

Monday: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, 80 Catherine Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 7, 2014
End Date: August 25, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Practice the mechanics of this time-honored sport requiring speed, agility and concentration.

Membership Details

 

Adult Table Tennis

(M)

Monday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, 80 Catherine Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 7, 2014
End Date: August 30, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Enjoy a game of table tennis during these open hours.

Membership Details

 

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

 

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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.

Westbourne Playground

MOTT & WESTBOURNE AVES, B 25 ST (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

White Playground

LEXINGTON AVE, E 105 TO E 106 STS (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

Whitestone Playground

152 ST BET 11 & 12 AVES (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

Wild Flower Meadow

G CENTRAL PKWY (UPPER AREA) (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

Williamsbridge Oval

RESERVOIR OVAL WEST & 208 ST (Bronx)| Map it
Level: 2

Willoughby Playground

TOMPKINS, WILLOUGHBY, VERNON AVES (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

Destination Playground

Windmuller Playground

52 ST, WOODSIDE AVE, 39 RD, 39 DR, 54 ST (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4
Does your child crave the limelight? Then bring him or her to Windmuller Park’s playground. Its open-air stage offers an ideal performance space for divas, and the nearby mini-pool, game tables, and playground equipment keep non-actor siblings entertained. Meanwhile, mom and dad can take turns jogging the track, shooting hoops, or toning up on the park’s exercise equipment, guaranteeing the entire family an active day of fun.

Wingate Park

S E CORNER BROOKLYN AVE & RUTLAND RD (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 2

Wm E Kelly Memorial Park

AVE S, E 14 & E 8 STS (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

Wolfe's Pond Beach

ON RARITAN BAY AND PRINCE'S BAY, HOLTON TO CORNELIA AVENUES (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Beaches
Phone: (718) 984-8266
There are two informal ramps that can be used for wheelchair access.
Download Wolfe's Beach Rules (PDF 20KB)

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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

Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile

Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Parking is available on nearby streets or in a parking lot at Little Bay Park under the Throgs Neck Bridge, off the Cross Island Service Road.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718-352-4793 ext. 301

Contact Email

michael.agnello@parks.nyc.gov

 

"Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class

Thursday, August 21, 2014
9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.

Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Adaptive Track and Field

Thursday, August 21, 2014
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 293-5934

 

Adaptive Activities

Thursday, August 21, 2014
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

AccessibleMcCarren Play Center
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 218-2380

 

Wheelchair Basketball

Thursday, August 21, 2014
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(212) 255-3705

 

Sit Aerobics

Friday, August 22, 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 Fitness

Friday, August 22, 2014
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation center membership is required.

Contact Number

(212) 255-3705

 

Adaptive Activities

Friday, August 22, 2014
1:00 p.m.2:45 p.m.

AccessibleMcCarren Play Center
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 218-2380

 

Fitness Bootcamp

Friday, August 22, 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

 

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

Saturday, August 23, 2014
12:30 p.m.2:00 p.m.

AccessibleAl Oerter Recreation Center (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)
131-40 Fowler Ave., Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 353-7853

 

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