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NYC’s source for free and low–cost fitness activities
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This page is located on the BeFitNYC.org Web site at
http://www.nycgovparks.org/befitnyc/accessible/

Found 897 facilities, 82 programs, 7 leagues, and 346 events for Accessible Activities

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Adaptive Weight Training (Individuals with Disabilities)

(M)

Tuesday: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 16, 2014
End Date: October 21, 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.

 

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.

 

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

(M)

Monday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 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, 2014
End Date: September 3, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

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

 

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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

Sit Aerobics

Friday, August 29, 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 29, 2014
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation center membership is required.

Contact Number

(212) 255-3705

 

Adaptive Activities

Friday, August 29, 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 29, 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

 

Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics

Monday, September 1, 2014
9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 771-2787

 

Chair Yoga

Monday, September 1, 2014
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleAsser Levy Recreation Center (in Asser Levy Playground)
392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership required.

Contact Number

(212) 447-2020

 

Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning

Monday, September 1, 2014
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

 

Monday Movement

Monday, September 1, 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

 

NYU Mobility Clinic: Amputee Mobility Clinic

Monday, September 1, 2014
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.

Recreation Center Fifty-four (in Recreation Center 54)
348 E. 54th St., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership required. Must pre-register with New York University.

Contact Number

(212) 754-5411

 

Tai Chi in the Park

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

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