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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: Low Impact Aerobics and Stretching

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

West Brighton Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 230 Broadway, Staten Island

Start Date: September 3, 2014
Age:Everyone  

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves flexibility, with minimal impact on joints. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Program.

Cost: FREE 

 

Sign Language

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

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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Volleyball: Teen

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Friday: 5:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 11, 2015
End Date: October 31, 2015
Age:Teen  

Instructor: LaKira Marshall

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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Walk It Out

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Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 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: July 3, 2015
End Date: September 12, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Get out to a park and walk the City! Walk It Out is a 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!

 This walk is wheelchair accessible and an adaptive program for New Yorkers of all abilities.

 

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Wheelchair Basketball

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Sunday: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 7, 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 Pickle Ball

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Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2015
End Date: October 27, 2015
Age:Teen  

Instructional clinics are being held for Pickle ball, which  is a relatively new racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis.

Instructor: Malik Smith 

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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

Goalball

Sunday, September 6, 2015
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks membership is required. Kids under 18: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $100/year or $50/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

 

Sit Volleyball

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
7:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.

AccessibleMcCarren Play Center (in McCarren Park)
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 360-3319

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

Power Soccer

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleSunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)
43rd Street at 7th Avenue, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

NYC Parks Recreation Center membership is required. Kids under 18: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $100/year or $50/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

 

Goal Ball

Friday, September 11, 2015
1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

AccessibleSunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)
43rd Street at 7th Avenue, Brooklyn| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 360-3319

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

Goalball

Sunday, September 13, 2015
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks membership is required. Kids under 18: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $100/year or $50/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

 

Power Soccer

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleSunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)
43rd Street at 7th Avenue, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

NYC Parks Recreation Center membership is required. Kids under 18: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $100/year or $50/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

 

Goal Ball

Friday, September 18, 2015
1:00 p.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 Number

(212) 360-3319

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

Goalball

Sunday, September 20, 2015
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks membership is required. Kids under 18: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $100/year or $50/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

 

Power Soccer

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleSunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)
43rd Street at 7th Avenue, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

NYC Parks Recreation Center membership is required. Kids under 18: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $100/year or $50/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

 

Goalball

Sunday, September 27, 2015
12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks membership is required. Kids under 18: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $100/year or $50/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

 

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