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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

(M)

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

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: March 9, 2015
End Date: September 12, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

New to spinning?  Join this introductory class and take your workout routine to the next level.

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AB Attack

(M)

Saturday: 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 7, 2015
End Date: August 29, 2015
Age:Adult  

30 minutes of hardcore abdominal exercises.  Focus on toning and defining the abs.

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ADA Basketball Program

(M)

Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 9, 2015
End Date: August 22, 2015
Age:Teen  

One on one volunteers will assist participants to learn basketball skills. The session begins with a group warm-up which includes jumping jacks, arm circles, stretches, etc. After that, our Athletes will have an opportunity to participate in different "skills stations" (such as dribbling, shooting and passing), a scrimmage game or taking in the scene to become comfortable with the level of activities. For the last 15 minutes of the session, we will come together to do a final group activity

All participants must register through KEEN and sign up for a recreation center membership.

Membership Details

 

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 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 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.

 

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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
# of Courts:

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

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

24 Sycamores Playground

1 AVE. & E. 96 ST. (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Basketball 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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Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

Sunday, August 2, 2015
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)
West 89th Street and Riverside Drive, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

311

Contact Email

zhen.heinemann@parks.nyc.gov

 

Free Yoga in the Park

Sunday, August 2, 2015
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Cost

Free  

 

Hatha Yoga

Sunday, August 2, 2015
10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), 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 3PM 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.

Contact Number

(718) 459-3200

 

Free Tai Chi in the Park

Sunday, August 2, 2015
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

 

Discovery Day

Sunday, August 2, 2015
11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

AccessibleFreshkills Park Event Entrance
350 Wild Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314, Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Parking is available on Wild Avenue; there is no internal parking at Freshkills Park. Alternatively, catch a shuttle from the Staten Island Ferry directly to the site.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 788-8277

Contact Email

freshkillspark@parks.nyc.gov

 

Meditation

Sunday, August 2, 2015
11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Session fee, which includes admission to the grounds: $20/$10 Wave Hill Member. Advance registration online receives a $2 discount. Online registration closes at 8AM on the day of the session. 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.

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

 

Yoga At Morris-Jumel Mansion

Sunday, August 2, 2015
1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

AccessibleMorris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)
65 Jumel Terrace , Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

$5 suggested donation

Contact Number

(212) 923-8008

Contact Email

marketing@morrisjumel.org

 

CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles

Monday, August 3, 2015
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Learn to Play Tennis: Intermediates

Monday, August 3, 2015
9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

West 242nd Street & Broadway (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 760-6999

 

Summer Sports Experience

Monday, August 3, 2015
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

AccessibleSunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park), Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 972-2135

 

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