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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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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

 

Adaptive Volleyball

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Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

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

Adaptive Volleyball welcomes all members. Otherwise knows as sit volleyball, games are normally played seated with a lowered net.  In this program, the net will be raised and lowered depending upon participants' preference.
This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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Adaptive Weight Training (Individuals with Disabilities)

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Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: May 5, 2015
End Date: June 20, 2015
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.

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Art for Adults

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Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Friday: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

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

Work art back into your life.  Learn to take your creative ideas and turn them into art!  This instructional program will get you started.

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Chair Aerobics

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

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

Start Date: May 5, 2015
End Date: June 18, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Enjoy working out while you sit, start from basic exercises to more advanced using light weights and therabands.  Good for those with limited mobility or those looking for a different type of workout.

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Chair Yoga

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Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: November 2, 2014
End Date: May 31, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing.

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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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

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Monday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Recreation Center, 450 Saint Ann's Avenue, Bronx

Start Date: January 19, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Age:Child / Teen  

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

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Free Yoga for Individuals with MS

Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tree of Life Yoga Studio Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 102-06 Metropolitan Ave, Queens

Age:Adult  

Free chair yoga for individuals with MS. Please call to inquire and to pre-register.

Phone: 718-544-5997
Cost: Free 

 

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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.
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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

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

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

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, May 15, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Oval Adventure Inclusion Field Day

Saturday, May 16, 2015
11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx| Map it

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Free  

Contact Number

(718) 543-8672

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, May 22, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, May 29, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

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

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, June 12, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, June 19, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, June 26, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, July 3, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

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