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Found 191 facilities, 8 programs, and 182 leagues for All Interests within or very close to 10003

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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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NYC Dept. for the Aging's STAY WELL Prg.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

University Settlement Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 189 Allen Street, Manhattan


The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (212) 473-8217
Cost: Free 


Shape Up NYC: Beginner Yoga

Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Amy Tobin 

An introduction to the benefits of yoga. While yoga is primarily about stretching, it develops strength and increases flexibility. Each pose has a specific purpose.

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.


Shape Up NYC: Dance Aerobics

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Chinatown YMCA Cornerstone Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 200 Madison Street, Manhattan

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

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun!This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost: FREE 


Shape Up NYC: Vinyasa Yoga

Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Cornerstone at Campos Plaza Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 611 East 13th Street New York, NY, Manhattan

Start Date: July 17, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

An active and meditative approach to yoga techniques characterized by flowing poses and sequences that are linked to the breath. The class begins with warming up the body and then continues through a series of poses from introduction to moving smoothly through the flow. It is an energizing practice that focuses the center of your well being as a catalyst for better movement, mental clarify and a more balanced practice for the mind and body.


Shape Up NYC: Yoga

Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: May 8, 2014
End Date: September 4, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: John Chisenhall

An open level class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility.

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.




Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: November 10, 2013

The track is open for use.

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Yoga for Veterans

Thursday: 6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

Integral Yoga Institute Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 227 W 13th St, Manhattan


Yoga can help alleviate stress and heal wounds by teaching how to quiet the mind and relax the body. In this class, explore basic poses to strengthen and balance the body, therapeutic poses to restore the body, guided deep relaxation and visualization techniques to heal injuries and trauma, breathing techniques to calm and invigorate the body, and meditation to focus and discipline the mind. No previous experience with Yoga is necessary. Modifications of poses are taught for any students with specific physical challenges.

Phone: 212-929-0585
Cost: Free with proof of military service 



Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

The Educational Alliance Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 197 East Broadway, Manhattan


Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive. Our Zumba class also incorporates upbeat Bollywood moves - picture yourself in the final scene in Slumdog Millionaire. You get the picture.

Cost: $15  

The Educational Alliance


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.

Peters Field Playground

2 AVE., E. 20 ST. AND E. 21 ST. (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Basketball Courts

Tompkins Square Park

EAST 9 ST & AVE A (Manhattan)| Map it

Destination Playground

Mercer Playground

“Mercer Playground is the only place in the area to safely teach your preteen to ride a bicycle, kick a scooter, roller skate or try out their new skateboard. Younger children love the sprinkler in the hot months, and people of all ages can play or relax on the shaded benches and watch the action. Enter at either Bleecker Street or West Third Street just west of Mercer Street, and stretch your fun muscles in this terrific play area!” (Nominated by Terri Cude)

Tompkins Square Park

AVES A TO B, E 7 TO E 10 STS (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

Tompkins Square

AVE. A BETWEEN E. 7TH & E. 10TH STREETS (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Outdoor Pools
(212) 387-6784 
Type: Mini 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 40' x 20' x 3' 

Saucer Park

E 12 ST BET. AVES. A AND B (Manhattan)| Map it

Tompkins Sq. Park

E 10 ST. & AVE. B (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Basketball Courts

Mckinley Playground

AVE A, E 3-E 4 STS (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

Mckinley Playground

AVE. A BETWEEN E. 3 ST. AND E. 4 ST. (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Basketball Courts

1st Street Playground

EAST 1ST ST. & 1ST AVE. (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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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.

14th Street YM-YWHA (of The Educational Alliance) Youth Baseball & Soccer Leagues

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer
Phone: (212) 673-0900 x306


Boroughs:Manhattan, Manhattan, Manhattan
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Baseball/Softball, Basketball/Netball, Football
Phone: 646 228 3058 | Email

Achilles International

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Running/Jogging
Achilles meets rain or shine on Tuesday evenings at 6:15 PM and Saturday mornings at 10:15 when there is no race. Tuesday evenings we meet at the New York Road Runners Club (9 E. 89th Street) between 6 - 6:15 PM. Saturday mornings, we meet in Central Park, at 90th Street and Fifth Avenue, adjacent to the Central Park Reservoir.
Phone: 212-354-0300 | Email

American Youth Table Tennis Organization

Age: Youth
Type: table tennis
During after school and weekend hours, we offer urban school students an opportunity to learn the exciting, dynamic and strategic sport of table tennis.

Asphalt Green Tee Ball and Softball/ Soccer

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: Flag Football, Softball, & Soccer
Phone: (212) 369-8890

Big Apple Softball League

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Softball
Phone: (212) 388-0897

Big City Volleyball League

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Volleyball
Big City is NYC's favorite Indoor and Beach co-ed adult volleyball league. Teams and individuals of all levels, beginners through advanced are invited to participate. We also offer volleyball instructions for kids and adults.

Black Top Street Hockey

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Street Hockey
BTSH offers low-key, beginner friendly, co-ed street hockey (sneakers, not wheels) from March to November at Tompkins Square Park at the corner of Avenue A and E. 10th Street.

Boricua Allstars

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: baseball/softball
Phone: (646) 339-1714

Broadway Show League

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Softball
Phone: 917-887-5937 | Email

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