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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.

Membership Details

 

Adaptive Art

(M)

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: March 9, 2015
End Date: May 29, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

This class gives you the opportunity to showcase your individuality through creative expression.

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Adaptive Basketball

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Monday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: April 13, 2015
End Date: May 29, 2015
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Adaptive Basketball is McCarren's wheelchair basketball program, open to both disabled and able-bodied New Yorkers.  Sports wheelchairs are provided, so anyone can join!  Wheelchair basketball is challenging and, most of all, fun.

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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Adaptive Children's Sports

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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: April 13, 2015
End Date: May 29, 2015
Age:Child  

All children are welcome in this sports program.  Each class, the kids learn new sports skills, focusing on adaptive sports.  Adaptive sports are fun, challenging and accessible for people with physical disabilities.  Examples include wheelchair basketball, power soccer, wheelchair softball, wheelchair football, beep baseball and boccia.  

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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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 Spin

(M)

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

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: March 9, 2015
End Date: May 29, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Adaptive Spin is a modified spin class for people with disabilities who feel comfortable using our spin bikes.  The goal: to get fitter, healthier and stronger! 
 
This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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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.

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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

 

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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.

Washington Park

3 TO 4 STS, 4 TO 5 AVES (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 3

Washington Playground

99 TO 100 STS, 3 AVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

Washington Square Park

WASHINGTON SQ N/EAST OF 5 AVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

Watson Gleason Playground

NOBLE, GLEASON, ROSEDALE, WATSON AVES (Bronx)| Map it
Level: 3

Weeksville Playground

ATLANTIC, HOWARD AVES, HERKIMER ST (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

West 100th St Playground

100 ST & CENTRAL PARK WEST (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

West Brighton

HENDERSON AVENUE BETWEEN BROADWAY AND CHAPPEL STREETS (Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(718) 816-5019 
Type: Intermediate 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 75' x 60' x 3.5' 

West Playground

N/S AVE Z BET WEST ST & W 1 ST (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 2

Westbourne Playground

MOTT & WESTBOURNE AVES, B 25 ST (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, May 28, 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, May 29, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

rodolfo.guevara@Parks.nyc.gov

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

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

 

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

 

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