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Found 1 facility, 45 programs, 15 leagues, and 1 event for Social Sports



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Double Dutch


Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sorrentino Recreation Center, 18-48 Cornaga Avenue, Queens


Learn double dutch with the famous Stan's Pepper Steppers!

Ages 5-12: Tuesday-Wednesday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


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FREE Weekly Women's Self-Defense class

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Shamburger's CHKA (Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 34 Avenue A, Manhattan

Age:Teen / Adult  

Shamburger's CHKA (Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy) offers a FREE Weekly Women's Self-Defense class as a community service to the women of New York City. The class is offered every Tuesday evening at 7 pm at our studio, 34 Avenue A, 2nd Floor. The class is open to all women ages 14 and up. For more information, got to or call us at 646-692-6155.



Family Basketball


Sunday: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date:December 2, 2015

Scheduled gym time for families to utilize the basketball courts. A guardian/parent and a child must participate.

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Family Open Gym


Saturday: 3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

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

Start Date:November 10, 2015

Free time for families to play athletic games together. Kids must be accompanied by parent/guardian to participate.

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Family Time


Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:January 17, 2016
End Date:April 16, 2016

Family gym time for parents and children only. Children must be accompanied by their parents at all times during the family open gym session.

No flavored drinks are allowed. Everyone must be dressed in athletic clothing. No jeans, boots, shoes, and khakis. All personal items must be locked and secured in the locker room.

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Field Day Kits

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

North Meadow Recreation Center, Mid-park at 97th Street, Central Park, Manhattan


Use the entire field day kit or just one or two items. We provide a variety of games and sports equipment, including basketballs, handballs, whiffle balls and bats, footballs--everything you need for an individual or group outing in the park.

No pre-registration required, bring a valid photo ID. Free.


Flag Football


Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:January 6, 2016
End Date:March 9, 2016

Kids play a game of flag football against other kids there age.

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Indoor Kayaking


Saturday: 2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

Start Date:January 9, 2016
End Date:February 12, 2016

Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for free kayaking classes for children (ages 6-13) in the pool! These on-water classes will cover basic paddling skills and safety techniques, and are appropriate for kayakers of all skill levels. No previous experience required; first-timers welcome!

For registration information, please contact (212) 397-3159.

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Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:January 5, 2016
End Date:March 10, 2016

Learn to play and participate in the game of Jianzi!

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Social Sports

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.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

3 CLARKSON STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Cross Streets:Clarkson Street at 7th Avenue South
Facility Type:Recreation Centers

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Facilities related to Social Sports: Bocce Courts (Outdoor)

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Social Sports

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.

Type:Softball & Bowling
A program for Special needs individuals with developmental disabilities. Challenged or not.
Phone:(718) 565-1141 |  Email

Ambush Ultimate Frisbee

Type: Social Sports
Phone:(917) 494-7750 |  Email

Brooklyn Kickball

Phone:(201) 893-1548 |  Email

Fort Greene Sports

Type:Soccer, Basketball, Tee-Ball and Summer Day Camp
Phone:917-975-9001 |  Email

Manhattan Ultimate Disc League

Type:Ultimate Frisbee
The Manhattan Ultimate Disc ("M.U.D.") League is the premiere ultimate frisbee league in Manhattan, with over 500 members playing in spring, summer and fall leagues. MUD welcomes experienced players and novices alike - we live by "Spirit of the Game", where sportsmanship and camaraderie come first.

Metro New York Frisbee

Type: Social Sports
Phone:(646) 245-1638 |  Email

NYC Social Sports Club

Boroughs:Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Type:Kickball, Bowling, Dodgeball, Broomball, Team Trivia, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Inner Tube Water Polo, Volleyball, Soccer
NYC Social has offered casually competitive co-ed leagues in and around Manhattan since 2004. With a focus on the social side of recreational leagues, it has become the city's funnest community of active adults. We offer the following sports: kickball, flag football, volleyball, Dodgeball, mini golf, soccer, bowling, ultimate Frisbee, team trivia, Broomball, and inner tube water polo.
Phone:(212) 929.5353 |  Email

New York Badassilisks Quidditch

Type: Social Sports
We have an official team that will play in the International Quidditch Association's World Cup, we also offer practices open to the general public and hope to develop teams at all skill levels. Games are played in Riverside Park at 108th St. Practices are free, however, you must pay to join the official team. Please email the league for membership information.
Phone:646-593-6920 |  Email

Party Dodgeball

Party Dodgeball is an adult dodgeball league where the focus isn't just on competitiveness - we're also about the fun, social aspect of meeting people & making friends while you pelt one another with rubber balls! Check the website for more details.
Phone:(832) 377-6787 |  Email


Boroughs:Manhattan, Queens
Type:Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Softball and Flag Football
An organization focused on Fitness Through Competition. We offer fun and competitive leagues for all levels of athlete and do so as a lower rate than most leagues in the city.
Phone:806-470-3883 |  Email

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St. Mary's Recreation Center Open House

Monday, February 15, 2016
10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

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(718) 402-5155

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