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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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18th Century Dance Classes

Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Teen / Adult  

First Saturdays of every month. Members of The New York Baroque Dance Company teach classes covering dance forms found in dance suites of the late 17th and 18th centuries. Live music accompanies every class. No previous experience required. This class is open to professional dancers, teachers, students, musicians, singers, actors, and dance enthusiasts. Expand your circle of friends as you meet new people and learn the proper way to offer a hand during the minuet or how to cut a caper in the jig!

Phone:718-624-8400
E-mail:info@mmdg.org
Cost:$14 

 

A Spin Through Williamsburg copy

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Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 25, 2016
End Date:March 19, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

This class is tailored to members that are new to using a spin bike and want to learn and increase their fitness.

Membership Details

 

AOA Aerobics

Monday: 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Adult / Senior  

A kinder, gentler aerobic workout appropriate for older adults, beginning exercise participants and pre/post-natal women who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans. Each class includes an aerobic conditioning and stretching segment. Music for this class may include big band, classical, swing, country and oldies but goodies.

Phone:718-227-3200
Cost:Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Aerobics

Monday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Friday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

A kinder, gentler aerobic workout appropriate for older adults, beginning exercise participants and pre/post-natal women who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans. Each class includes an aerobic conditioning and stretching segment. Music for this class may include big band, classical, swing, country and oldies but goodies.

Phone:718-981-4933
Cost:Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Chair Aerobics

Monday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Adult / Senior  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Phone:718-227-3200
Cost:Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Chair Exercise

Monday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Friday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Adult / Senior  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Phone:718-981-4933
Cost:Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Sit Fit

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Cost:free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Ab Blast

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Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Monday: 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 West 60th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:September 6, 2015
Age:Adult  

While focusing on the abs, improve cardiovascular strength and flexibility capabilities through the use of basic, intermediate, and advance calisthenics movements and incorporation of the "Tabata System," a period of active work plus rest, i.e. 2 to 3 minutes of work, with 30 seconds to 1 minute of rest for a designated 6 to 8 rounds .

Instructor: Tiberius St. Judge 

 

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Abdominus

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:September 22, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Core strengthening class for adults and seniors.

Instructor: Carlos Sepulveda

Membership Details

 

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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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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.

175th Re. Area

175 STREET & AMSTERDAM (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type:Handball Courts
# of Courts:

1st Street Playground

EAST 1ST ST. & 1ST AVE. (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type:Handball Courts
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210th St Playground

210 ST & 73 AVE (Queens)| Map it

210th St Plgd

210 ST & 73 AVE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type:Exercise Equipment

227st Playground

E 227 ST/BRONX RIVER PARKWAY (Bronx)| Map it

24 Sycamores Playground

1 AVE. & E. 96 ST. (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type:Basketball Courts

24 Sycamores Playground

YORK & 61 STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type:Handball Courts
# of Courts:

52 Playground

KELLY ST. & AVE. ST. JOHN (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type:Basketball Courts

76 St. Playground

W. 76 ST. & RIVERSIDE DRIVE (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type:Basketball Courts

79 St Playground

79 ST & SHORE RD (Brooklyn)| 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.

104th Precinct. Adult Hockey

Borough:Queens
Age:Adult
Type: Ice Skating
Phone:(718) 417-1495

14th Street YM-YWHA (of The Educational Alliance) Youth Baseball & Soccer Leagues

Borough:Manhattan
Age:Youth
Type: Soccer
Phone:(212) 673-0900 x306

3B League

Borough:Brooklyn
Age:Youth
Type:baseball
Phone:(718) 256-2316 |  Email

68th Precinct Youth Council, Inc.

Borough:Brooklyn
Age:Youth
Type:baseball, indoor & outdoor soccer
Phone:(718) 232 - 2748 |  Email

75th Precinct Community Sports Program

Borough:Brooklyn
Age:Adult
Type:Baseball
Phone:(646) 246-7878

78th Precinct Youth Council

Borough:Brooklyn
Age:Youth
Type:Baseball, Girls' Softball, Basketball & Flag Football
Email

7th Day Adventist League

Borough:Bronx
Age:Adult
Type: Baseball/Softball
Phone:(917) 562 – 9584 |  Email

A. F. C. New York United

Borough:Queens
Age:Youth
Type: Soccer
F.C. New York United is a soccer Academy for boys & girls ages 4-18. We have an Academy program for ages 4-7, and Travel teams for ages 8-18. We have programs on Randall's Island and in the Bayside area of Queens.
Phone:347-610-0501 |  Email

ADW SPORTS

Boroughs:Bronx, Bronx, Bronx, Manhattan, Manhattan, Manhattan
Age:Youth/Adult
Type: Baseball/Softball, Basketball/Netball, Football
COED FOOTBALL / COED SOFTBALL/ COED BASKETBALL
Phone:646 228 3058 |  Email

ASOPEC

Borough:Queens
Age:Youth
Type:Baseball
Phone:(718) 544-6449 |  Email

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Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life in Silver Lake Park

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Bridge (in Silver Lake Park), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the lake bridge down the hill from the intersection of Victory Blvd and Eddy Rd.

Cost

Free  

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, February 11, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Brooklyn Bridge Park

Thursday, February 11, 2016
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Location Details:
Check in at Fornino on Pier 6 15 minutes before the run starts.

Cost

Free  

 

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park

Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet in Astoria Park, between running track and comfort station.

Cost

Free  

 

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park

Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

St. Anns Avenue and East 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the "big rock"

Cost

Free  

 

Fall in Love with Fitness

Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.

J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)
351 Fort Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 927-1563

 

Tai Chi Chuan

Saturday, February 13, 2016
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleWave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Session fee: $25/$15 Wave Hill Member. Advance registration online receives a $2 discount. Online registration closes at 8AM on the day of the session. Cancellations must be made by 3 p.m. the Friday before; after that, refunds will not be made. Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits. Participants must present their Membership card or a printed program registration form at the front gate or purchase tickets at the Perkins Visitor Center. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins.

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

 

Teens Beginners' Dance Classes

Saturday, February 13, 2016
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

AccessiblePoe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718-365-5516

Contact Email

Lucy.Aponte@parks.nyc.gov

 

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park

Sunday, February 14, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)
3000 Fillmore Ave, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

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