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Shape Up NYC: Social Run/ Brisk Walk

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

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

Start Date:September 15, 2015

Come join us at St. Mary's Rec center as you learn from a trained Shape Up NYC instructor how to begin your morning with a simple walk/run. Here you can meet people from the community like yourself to share ideas on how to improve your daily physical activities. Please bring water. 

Meet in front of St. Mary Rec center. We us the field to workout.


Sketch It Out


Thursday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

Start Date:January 7, 2016
End Date:March 10, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Using the fundamental nature of drawing as an adaptable visual language

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Street Hockey


Saturday: 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Age:Child / Teen  

Parks is offering free youth street hockey clinics for boys and girls aged 5-17. The clinics will provide instruction on how to play street hockey and tips on the importance of exercising and eating a balanced diet. 

All equipment is provided and no prior experience is necessary to participate.

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Swim Team


Tuesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Start Date:January 5, 2016
End Date:March 8, 2016
Age:Child / Teen / Adult  

The pool is reserved for the Swim Team program, which provides swim team training and competition for youths 6 - 18 years.

Pre-registration with the Citywide Aquatics Division is required. Lottery registration opens October 5th at 12:00pm and closes October 12th at 11:59pm. Walk-in Registration at the Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center is Saturday, October 17th from 9:00am-12:00pm. For further information, please visit:

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Tae Kwon Do


Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:December 8, 2014
End Date:February 26, 2016

Tae Kwon Do is an ancient, Korean martial art that combines physical and mental training to achieve harmony in movement.

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Teen Night


Friday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Start Date:October 30, 2015
End Date:June 17, 2016

Come join us for some fun.  Teen's get to enjoy using the track, basketball courts and racquetball courts every Friday night from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Activities include: Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Handball, Racquetball, Running Track

Everyone must have their own separate lock to enter facility. No hats, bags, inappropriate behavior or language allowed. Gym attire is a must. No jeans, boots, cargo pants.

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Teen Open Basketball


Monday: 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:January 19, 2016
End Date:March 10, 2016

Take your game to the next level in our basketball court!  Shoot some hoops, start a pickup game, practice drills or get fit while having fun.

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Thundering Swords Fencing


Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Age:Child / Teen  

Young people will have the chance to learn swordsmanship, thinking quickly on ones feet and improve hand, eye coordination.

Instructors: Larry

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Thursday Night Live


Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date:January 4, 2016
End Date:September 5, 2016

Join us for a variety of games every Thursday night. Competition includes bingo, ping pong, foos ball, dodgeball and more. 

Instructor: Fatima

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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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Social Sports

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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