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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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Water Aerobics

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Monday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: March 23, 2015
End Date: August 29, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Get in the pool for a fun, low-impact exercise class!  Water Aerobics improves cardiovascular health, while going easy on muscles and joints.

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Water Aerobics

(M)

Wednesday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 5, 2015
End Date: August 29, 2015
Age:Senior  

Get fit in the water in this low-impact class!  The water exercises utilize the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility.

All participants must have a lock to secure personal property. Bathing cap is required.

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Water Polo

(M)

Tuesday: 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 2, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Take the chance to learn this fascinating sport! And even better: basic equipment is provided.

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Water Zumba

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Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 13, 2015
End Date: August 22, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

 Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps. Zumba in water will provide a very low impact environment. This will be benefical for individuals that have joint issues.

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Weekday Swim Lessons (Registration Required)

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Monday: 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday: 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink, 125-40 Roosevelt Ave, Queens

Age:Everyone  

Learn how to swim with our professionally trained staff!  We teach all age groups and abilities. Lessons are small, with a student-teacher ratio of 8:1, and can be taken progressively, from beginner to experienced.
 
Each series of lessons is composed of ten classes, of 45 minutes each.  Placement in the classes is determined by availability, and by the swimmer's skill level, which is judged by the swimmer's participation in a mandatory water test.  
 
Fee: $80 for ten lessons.  Participants must be Recreation Center members.   
 
Registration is required.   To register, please call FMCP at (718) 271-7572.

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Weight Lifting & Yoga

(M)

Friday: 7:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 10, 2015
End Date: September 11, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Room 106

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Weight Room

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Monday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 6, 2015
End Date: September 13, 2015
Age:Teen  


Open Access for Teens

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Weight Room

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Monday: 6:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

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

Age:Adult / Senior  

The weight room is open for adults and seniors.

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Wheelchair Basketball

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Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: March 9, 2015
End Date: August 31, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Compete in wheelchair basketball at McCarren, whether you're experienced or new at the sport.  It's challenging, fast-paced and exciting.

Both disabled and able-bodied athletes are welcome.  The program is for adults 18 and up. For more information you can email Laura.Nunez@parks.nyc.gov.

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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.

100% Playground

GLENWOOD RD, E 100 & E 101 STS (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

100% Playground/Ps 242 (100th Street)

GLENWOOD RD & 100TH ST (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
# of Courts:

101st St. Soccer Field

101ST ST. NEXT TO HENRY HUDSON PARKWAY (Manhattan)| Map it

110th St & Lenox Ave Playground

110 ST & LENOX AVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

110th St Playground

110 ST & CATHEDRAL PKWY (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

111 Street Playground (Near Playground For All Children)

CORONA AVENUE/111 ST (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
# of Courts:

115th Street Playground

14 RD, 115 ST, 14 AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

123rd Morningside Park

MORNINGSIDE & 121 STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
# of Courts:

136 St Playground

136 ST & 14 RD (Queens)| Map it

157 Street Plgd.

157 ST. & 116 AVE. (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Baseball and Softball Fields
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Type of Surface: Little League 

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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.

104th Precinct. Adult Hockey

Borough: Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Ice Skating
Phone: (718) 417-1495

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

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

3B League

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: baseball
Phone: (718) 256-2316 | Email

68th Precinct Youth Council, Inc.

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: baseball, indoor & outdoor soccer
Phone: (718) 232 - 2748 | Email

75th Precinct Community Sports Program

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Baseball
Phone: (646) 246-7878

78th Precinct Youth Council

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: Baseball, Girls' Softball, Basketball & Flag Football
Email

7th Day Adventist League

Borough: Bronx
Age: Adult
Type: Baseball/Softball
Phone: (917) 562 – 9584 | Email

A. F. C. New York United

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer
F.C. New York United is a soccer Academy for boys & girls ages 4-18. We have an Academy program for ages 4-7, and Travel teams for ages 8-18. We have programs on Randall's Island and in the Bayside area of Queens.
Phone: 347-610-0501 | Email

ADW SPORTS

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

ASOPEC

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Baseball
Phone: (718) 544-6449 | Email

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Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance

Friday, July 31, 2015
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Summer Sports Experience

Friday, July 31, 2015
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

AccessibleSunset Park Playground (in Sunset Park), Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 972-2135

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Parents and I Chalk Art

Friday, July 31, 2015
9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the flag poles.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Track and Field for Kids

Friday, July 31, 2015
9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.

East River Park Track House (in John V. Lindsay East River Park ), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 360-3319

Contact Email

rodolfo.guevara@Parks.nyc.gov

 

Summer Sports Experience

Friday, July 31, 2015
10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.

P/g W/ Mini Pool & Courts (in Williamsbridge Oval), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 543-8672

 

Summer Sports Experience

Friday, July 31, 2015
10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.

173 St Playground (Det. Williams) (in Detective Keith L Williams Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 393-7370

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp

Friday, July 31, 2015
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Tai Chi Class for Adults

Friday, July 31, 2015
11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

AccessiblePoe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 365-5516

Contact Email

Lucy.Aponte@parks.nyc.gov

 

Goal Ball

Friday, July 31, 2015
1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.

AccessibleSunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)
43rd Street at 7th Avenue, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 360-3319

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

Bronx Sports Extravaganza: Youth Instructional Basketball Clinic & Street Hockey

Friday, July 31, 2015
1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)
2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 367-3657

Contact Email

victor.campbell@parks.nyc.gov

 

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