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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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Adaptive Children's Sports

(M)

Monday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: April 13, 2015
End Date: May 29, 2015
Age:Child  

All children are welcome in this sports program.  Each class, the kids learn new sports skills, focusing on adaptive sports.  Adaptive sports are fun, challenging and accessible for people with physical disabilities.  Examples include wheelchair basketball, power soccer, wheelchair softball, wheelchair football, beep baseball and boccia.  

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

 

Adaptive Open Gym

(M)

Wednesday: 1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: May 11, 2015
End Date: June 27, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

A selection of adaptive sports clinics.  An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with disabilities to play and learn modified sports. 

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

Instructor: Rashid 

Gymnasium

 

Badminton

(M)

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.

 

Basketball Skills & Drills

(M)

Friday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: March 6, 2015
End Date: May 29, 2015
Age:Teen  

This free 12 week program teaches youngsters ages 12yrs to 17yrs basketball skills like dribbling, shooting, rebounding, team defense and team offense. 

Workouts include: Stretching and conditioning.

Pratice scrimmages held weekly.

For more information and to register call or email: Harold.Benjamin@parks.nyc.gov and Jabor.Ford@parks.nyc.gov (718)402-5155

 

Chess

(M)

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

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 4pm to 5pm

Advanced Chess is Thursday's 4pm to 5pm

 

Child Open Gym (12 & Under)

(M)

Friday: 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: March 22, 2015
End Date: June 27, 2015
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

(M)

Monday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 19, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Age:Child / Teen  

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

 

Double Dutch

(M)

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

Sorrentino Recreation Center, 18-48 Cornaga Avenue, Queens

Age:Child  

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

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

(M)

Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: May 3, 2015
End Date: June 27, 2015
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.

 

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

(M)

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: May 5, 2015
End Date: June 25, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Learn to play and participate in the game of Jianzi!

There will be no Jianzi on Thursday April 16

 

Junior Sports Clinic

(M)

Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: May 6, 2015
End Date: June 17, 2015
Age:Child  

Kids learn how to play sports and recreational activities to get them started into sports.

 

Kids Kickball

(M)

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

Age:Child  

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

 

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.
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: December 14, 2014
End Date: June 30, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

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

 

Senior Water Aerobics

(M)

Monday: 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Friday: 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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

Start Date: January 5, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Age:Senior  

Senior members are invited to join our instructior for a cardio workout in the pool. Tone, tighten and strengthen muscles all while having fun in the water.

 

Summer Camp

(M)

Monday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 6, 2015
End Date: August 21, 2015
Age:Child  

The NYC Parks Experience Summer Day Camp program is an exciting chance for children ages 6 to 13 to have a fun-filled summer! 

This program has been filled.

 

Table Tennis

(M)

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: March 9, 2015
End Date: May 29, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Adults can enjoy a game of table tennis.

 

Table Tennis

(M)

Monday: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 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.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,12:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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

Age:Adult / Senior  

Enjoy a game of table tennis on our tables.

 

Table and Board Games

(M)

Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, 80 Catherine Street, Manhattan

Start Date: March 23, 2015
End Date: June 22, 2015
Age:Teen / Adult  

Teens and young Adult board games and table game competition tournaments.

 

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: December 8, 2014
End Date: June 30, 2015
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.

 

Teen Ultimate Frisbee

(M)

Monday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: March 9, 2015
End Date: May 29, 2015
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.

 

Thundering Swords Fencing

(M)

Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: March 23, 2015
End Date: June 27, 2015
Age:Child / Teen  

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

Instructors: Larry

 

Wheelchair Basketball

(M)

Tuesday: 7:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 6, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Join the Brooklyn 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: March 9, 2015
End Date: May 29, 2015
Age:Adult  

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

 

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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Social Sports

Summer Sports Experience

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
2:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)
2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 927-2012

 

Summer Sports Experience

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 263-1163

 

Summer Sports Experience

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
2:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)
2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 927-2012

 

Summer Sports Experience

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 263-1163

 

Summer Sports Experience

Thursday, May 28, 2015
2:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)
2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 927-2012

 

Summer Sports Experience

Thursday, May 28, 2015
3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 263-1163

 

Summer Sports Experience

Friday, May 29, 2015
2:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center (in Highbridge Park)
2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 927-2012

 

Summer Sports Experience

Friday, May 29, 2015
3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 263-1163

 

Summer Sports Experience

Saturday, May 30, 2015
9:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 263-1163

 

Summer Sports Experience

Saturday, May 30, 2015
11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

Chelsea Field (in Chelsea Park), Manhattan| Map it

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Cost

Free  

 

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