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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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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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Sit Volleyball

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Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: March 9, 2015
End Date: August 31, 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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Volleyball: Teen

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Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 11, 2015
End Date: August 29, 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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Wheelchair Basketball

(M)

Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: June 7, 2015
End Date: August 29, 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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Wheelchair Basketball

(M)

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: March 9, 2015
End Date: August 31, 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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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

Westchester Square History Walking Tour

Sunday, July 5, 2015
10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

McDonald's
Williamsbridge and Eastchester Road, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
The tour starts in front of McDonald’s on Williamsbridge Road.

Cost

Tour costs $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members.

Contact Number

(718) 881 8900

Contact Email

education@bronxhistoricalsociety.org

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, July 10, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, July 17, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, July 24, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, July 31, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, August 7, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Co-op City Historic Walking Tour

Saturday, August 8, 2015
10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Barnes and Noble
Bay Plaza Mall, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Each tour costs $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members

Contact Number

(718) 881-8900

Contact Email

education@bronxhistoricalsociety.org

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, August 14, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, August 21, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

Adaptive Wheelchair Softball

Friday, August 28, 2015
5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

 

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