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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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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: November 11, 2013
Age:Teen  

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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Teen Volleyball

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Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: March 20, 2014
End Date: May 8, 2014
Age:Teen  

Instructor: Paul Hardy

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.

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Walk NYC

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: March 29, 2014
Age:Everyone  

Get out to a park and walk the City! Walk NYC is a FREE program that encourages New Yorkers of all ages to get fit while enjoying the outdoors.

NYC Parks provides a trained fitness instructor to lead the group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down. Experience NYC in a new way!

All are welcome, including dogs on leashes and strollers. This walk is wheelchair accessible.

For more information contact rsvpwalknyc@parks.nyc.gov.

 

Walk NYC

Monday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: April 21, 2014
Age:Everyone  

A low-impact exercise experience for seniors to keep active and interact with each other.

All are welcome, including dogs on leashes and strollers. This walk is wheelchair accessible. 

Instructor: Anabell Rodriguez

 

Youth Adaptive Swim

(M)

Friday: 4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

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

Age:Child / Teen  

An adaptive swim program for kids and teens with disabilities. 

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Youth Table Tennis

(M)

Thursday: 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: March 20, 2014
End Date: May 8, 2014
Age:Teen  

Instructor: Malik

Get serious about your table tennis game through this instructional clinic being held for teenagers looking to learn the art of  table tennis.

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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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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.
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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

Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics

Wednesday, April 23, 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

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 771-2787

 

Sit Aerobics

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

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

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Cost

Recreation center membership required.

Contact Number

(718) 771-2787

 

Chair/Sit Aerobics

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.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

 

Shape Up NYC: Chair Toning

Wednesday, April 23, 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

 

Adaptive Chair Aerobics

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(212) 397-3159

 

Adaptive Weight Training

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
1:30 p.m.3:00 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

 

Wheelchair Basketball

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 293-5934

 

Adaptive Track and Field

Thursday, April 24, 2014
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 293-5934

 

Chair Yoga

Thursday, April 24, 2014
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Cost

Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(212) 255-3705

 

Shape Up NYC: Total Body Workout

Thursday, April 24, 2014
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

AccessibleSt. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)
2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 367-3657

 

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