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NYC’s source for free and low–cost fitness activities
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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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Adult 5v5 Basketball League

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: November 17, 2014
End Date: December 27, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Join now for this competitive organized basketball league. Teams can have a maximum of seven players, but need at least four to participate. Membership and registration is required, so don't wait!

 

Adult Open Basketball

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Monday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: May 11, 2014
End Date: December 27, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

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.

The gym is open for adults during this time.

 

Adult Open Volleyball

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Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: May 11, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Get hooked on this fun sport that'll have you sweating before you know it.  Practice serving, setting and spiking while playing as part of a team. 

 

Adult and Senior Instructional Tennis

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Tuesday: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Come join us at Highbrige Recreation for Tennis! Our instructor Ricardo will help you learn the basics to the game at your own pace.

 

Badminton

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Monday: 6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 7th Avenue at 43rd Street, Brooklyn

End Date: June 13, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Are you a badminton enthusiast?  A beginner?  All levels are welcome.  Get hooked on this fun, fast-paced sport.

 

Chess

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Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: November 5, 2014
End Date: December 18, 2014
Age:Child / Teen / Adult / Senior  

Come join us for our learn to play chess.  Weekly games and matches are setup to challenge all participants.

 

Beginner's Chess is Wednesday's 5pm to 6pm

Advanced Chess is Thursday's 5pm to 6pm

 

Child Open Gym

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Monday: 4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 4, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Child  

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

 

Child and Youth Open Recreation

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Monday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

Children and youth are welcome to use the gymnasium to play and socialize.

 

Children's Instructional Flag Football

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Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: November 10, 2014
End Date: December 27, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

Get better or get started! Practice throwing, catching, offense and defense along with the basic rules. This program welcomes child members.

 

Children's Instructional Floor Hockey

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Wednesday: 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: November 10, 2014
End Date: December 27, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

Practice the basics of hockey, including how to pass and shoot the puck, offense and defense and rules and regulations.  Get to know this fun sport!

 

Children's Instructional Team Handball Clinic

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Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: November 10, 2014
End Date: December 27, 2014
Age:Child  

Get better or get started! Practice shooting, passing, ballhandling, offense and defense and rules of this exciting world-wide game!

 

Children's Instructional Ultimate Frisbee

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Tuesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: November 10, 2014
End Date: December 27, 2014
Age:Child  

Come join us at Highbridge Recreation for Ultimate Frisbee! For children 6-12 years old to learn the basics of the sport in a fun and engaging small group environment. Check it out today!

 

Double Dutch

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Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Sorrentino Recreation Center, 18-48 Cornaga Avenue, Queens

Age:Child / Teen  

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

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

Ages 13-17: Tuesday-Wednesday 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Ages 5-17: Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

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 www.chka.org or call us at 646-692-6155.

Cost: Free 

http://www.chka.org/

 

Family Time

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Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 25, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Everyone  

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.

 

 

Fencing

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Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 9, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

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

Instructors: Wayne and Larry

 

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

Age:Everyone  

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.

 

JIANZI

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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: October 28, 2014
End Date: December 18, 2014
Age:Everyone  

Learn to play and participate in the game of Jianzi!

 

Kids Kickball

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Monday: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: November 3, 2014
End Date: December 15, 2014
Age:Child  

Kids can learn to play kickball and enjoy a fun filled game among friends.

 

Kidz Klub

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Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: November 5, 2014
End Date: December 17, 2014
Age:Child  

Join us for fun learning different sports and recreational activities.

Ages 6+

 

Open Adult Recreation

(M)

Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Adults are welcome to use the gymnasium to work out, shoot hoops, and excercise.

 

Parent and Child Instructional Capoeira

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Monday: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: September 15, 2014
End Date: December 27, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Come experience the rhythm and artistic style of this Afro-Brazilian non-contact martial art. No matter your fitness level you will find this class challenging while exploring a range of possibilities through dance, acrobatics, instrumental and vocal music.

 

Senior Outdoor Adventures in the Fall Series

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

Start Date: October 30, 2014
End Date: November 13, 2014
Age:Senior  

Seniors meet once a month to explore a new park, learn a new recipe, or fellowship with other members.

Sign up monthly for our lottery to win a free seat in our Adventure Van.

Next adventure: Mueseum of Biblical Art

Some adventures have additional costs not covered by Parks. Email Michele.Griffin@parks.nyc.gov for additional information and registration.

For more information call 718 402-5155 and ask for Michele.

 

Senior Salsa Dance Fitness

(M)

Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: November 3, 2014
End Date: December 27, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Come join our instructor Luis for this low-impact fusion of latin dance and fitness. Whether your looking to lose weight or just be active you'll enjoy this high-energy class.

 

Sports & Game Fun

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Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue (across from Sea View Hospital), Staten Island

Start Date: November 2, 2014
End Date: January 4, 2015
Age:Child  

Great outdoor fun for kids who like to have fun playing Board Games, Freeze Tag, Red-Light, GreenLight, Kickball, Simon Says, Duck Goose and much more…

 

St. Marys Sports Experience 2014

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Sunday: 9:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday: 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Age:Child  

Elementary and Middle School age youth and children are invited to take part in a program introducing kids to new sports and actvities. The goal is to develop skills and fundamentals in a sage and fun enviorment; which will encourage team building, sportsmanship and spirited competition. 

Call to register:718-402-5155

 

Table Tennis

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Monday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street & Baisley Boulevard, Queens

Age:Senior  

Seniors can enjoy a game of table tennis during these hours.

 

Table Tennis

(M)

Monday: 6:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 7th Avenue at 43rd Street, Brooklyn

Age:Adult / Senior  

Enjoy a game of table tennis on our tables.

 

Tae Kwon Do

(M)

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: September 8, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Age:Everyone  

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

 

Teen Night

(M)

Friday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 31, 2014
End Date: June 19, 2015
Age:Teen  

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.

 

Ultimate Frisbee

(M)

Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Teen  

Teens play competitive Frisbee outdoors in the McCarren Park field!  Enjoy a game between two teams whose players try to toss a Frisbee to one another until they cross the opponent's goal.

 

Wheelchair Basketball

(M)

Tuesday: 7:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: August 31, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Join the New York Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

 

Wii Bowling for Teens

Monday: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

NYPL-Bronx Library Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 301 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx

Age:Teen  

Come join us in our conference room for Wii bowling right on the tv. No rolling a heavy ball just acting like you are with a controller. Meet some good people and have fun.

Cost: FREE 

 

Wii Dancing

Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

PSS Andrew Jackson S.C. Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 325 East 156th Street, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us while we dance with Nintendo Wii! We recommend that you become a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free. Call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Wii Gaming Tournament

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

JASA Williamsburg Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 202 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Play tennis and bowl all in one place! With our Nintendo Wii, we play different games and have tournaments. Space is limited to 5 people per team. Call ahead to find out if there is space. Open to anyone 60+.

Cost: Free 

 

Young Adult Dodgeball

(M)

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Adult  

Dodge, duck and dive at all costs.  Be the last one standing in this program for young adult members, ages 18-24.

 

Youth 5-on-5 Instructional Basketball Tournament

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Friday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: November 10, 2014
End Date: December 27, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

Want to improve your game? Come work with coaches Orlando and Craig as they help you get faster, stronger and all-around better. Along with drills and instruction, players will be split into teams to expeirence a tournament enviroment each week.

 

Youth Open Basketball

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Monday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: May 11, 2014
End Date: December 27, 2014
Age:Teen  

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.

 

 

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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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.

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

Ambush Ultimate Frisbee

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Social Sports
Phone: (917) 494-7750 | Email

Brooklyn Kickball

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Kickball
Phone: (201) 893-1548 | Email

Fort Greene Sports

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Soccer, Basketball, Tee-Ball and Summer Day Camp
Phone: 917-975-9001 | Email

Manhattan Ultimate Disc League

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
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.
Email

Metro New York Frisbee

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Social Sports
Phone: (646) 245-1638 | Email

NYC Social Sports Club

Boroughs:Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Age: Adult
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

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
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

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: 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

UltimateRec

Boroughs:Manhattan, Queens
Age: Adult
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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