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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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Shape Up NYC: Senior Fitness

Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Independence Towers Senior/Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 114 Taylor Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 5, 2014
End Date: March 20, 2015
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Cathe Thompson
Low impact aerobics and light strength training.

Cost: Free 

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and open to the public.

 

Shape Up NYC: Zumba Gold

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 10, 2014
End Date: March 18, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! Zumba Gold targets the older population. The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps. The Zumba formula is modified to suit the needs of the active older participants.

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings. This class will take a break for the Summer, but will resume on 9/10.

 

Sign Language

(M)

Monday: 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: March 2, 2015
End Date: April 13, 2015
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Learn the basics of sign language.  Learn colors, numbers, basic greetings and general conversation starters.

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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Teen Lift/Strength Training Program

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Tuesday: 5:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 6, 2015
End Date: March 10, 2015
Age:Teen / Adult  

Instructor Paul Hardy: 

Especially for teens.

Teens will learn the importance of physical health and body conditioning. The program also focuses on self-discipline and self-motivation.  

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Volleyball: Teen

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Saturday: 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

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

Start Date: March 28, 2015
End Date: May 9, 2015
Age:Teen  

Instructor: Rocio Chavira

Teens are welcome in this interdisciplinary, instructional volleyball class.  In the class, the teens will practice and enhance their volleyball skills, with the theme of promoting peace, awareness and empowerment through education and non-violence while having fun.

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Wheelchair Basketball

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Thursday: 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

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

Compete in wheelchair basketball at McCarren, whether you're experienced or new at the sport.  It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting.

Both disabled and able-bodied athletes are welcome.  The program is for adults 18 and up. For more information you can email Laura.Nunez@parks.nyc.gov.

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Wheelchair Basketball

(M)

Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 5, 2015
End Date: March 14, 2015
Age:Teen / Adult  

Try wheelchair basketball! This challenging, fun program welcomes both disabled and able-bodied athletes, from ages 13-23. Beginner and advanced players are welcome.

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

For more information, contact Deputy Center Manager Emanuel Diaz at Emanuel.Diaz@parks.nyc.gov.

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Youth Adaptive Swim

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Friday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street & Baisley Boulevard, Queens

Start Date: January 2, 2015
Age:Child / Teen  

An adaptive swim program for kids and teens with disabilities. 

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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

Youth Wheelchair Basketball

Sunday, March 8, 2015
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks Recreation Center membership is required.

 

Sit Aerobics

Monday, March 9, 2015
2:15 p.m.3:15 p.m.

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

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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

 

Youth Wheelchair Basketball

Sunday, March 15, 2015
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks Recreation Center membership is required.

 

Sit Aerobics

Monday, March 16, 2015
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

 

Youth Wheelchair Basketball

Sunday, March 22, 2015
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks Recreation Center membership is required.

 

Sit Aerobics

Monday, March 23, 2015
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

 

Youth Wheelchair Basketball

Sunday, March 29, 2015
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks Recreation Center membership is required.

 

Sit Aerobics

Monday, March 30, 2015
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

 

Youth Wheelchair Basketball

Sunday, April 5, 2015
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks Recreation Center membership is required.

 

Sit Aerobics

Monday, April 6, 2015
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

 

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