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Shape Up NYC: Interval Toning

Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

A.R.R.O.W. Field House, 35-30 35th Street, Queens

Start Date:August 12, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

A class utilizing one's own body to focus on and strenghten the core. This instructor is a part of the Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Intro to Fitness

Thursday: 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

East Central Park High School Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1573 Madison Ave, Manhattan

Start Date:February 4, 2016
Age:Adult  

This exercise class will aim to improve overall fitness levels by focusing on cardio,strengthening, and stretching. Participants will learn how to incorporate exercise into their daily lives as well as ways to promote overall health and wellness. This instructor is part of the Shape Up NYC Instructor Training Program.

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Intro to Fitness, Exercise for Couch Potatoes

Monday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 343 East 70th Street at 1st, Manhattan

Start Date:January 11, 2016
Age:Adult  

This low-impact class will begin with a warm up & gentle stretching followed by standing & chair exercises. Exercises will focus on improving flexibility and strength. Participants will learn how to incorporate exercise into their daily lives as well as ways to promote overall health and wellness. This instructor is part of the Shape Up NYC Instructor Training Program.

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Intro to Yoga

Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Queens Library - Ridgewood Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 20-12 Madison St. Ridgewood, Queens

Start Date:November 12, 2014
End Date:June 29, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult  

Due to impeding renovations, the instructor Adriana Hastings will not be teaching on May 13th and May 20th. Yoga practice is meditative movement, a training to cultivate greater focus, stability, ease, and self-control of both body and mind. Through a series of stretching exercises linked with breathing techniques, this class will guide you in developing better posture, flexibility, alignment, and strength. Though open to everyone, it is especially designed for those who may be wishing to explore yoga for the first time. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Just Keep Moving!

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Queens Library - Peninsula Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 92-25 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Queens

Start Date:January 9, 2016
Age:Adult  

This low impact aerobics class choreographed to music aims to increase cardiovascular health while reducing the stress on joints and feet. Participants will perform exercises that will improve muscle mass and mobility and also strengthen and tone the abs. This instructor is part of the Shape Up NYC Instructor Training Program.

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Kettle Bell

Monday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

McDonald Park House Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 775 Forest Ave, Staten Island

Start Date:April 27, 2015
Age:Adult  

A great workout that incorporates the use of Kettlebells to build muscle and strength.

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Kick Your Butt Bootcamp

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Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:October 1, 2015
Age:Adult  

This high intensity workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.  Body weight and strength training exercises will be taught during the class. 

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Shape Up NYC: Kickboxing

Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:February 21, 2016
Age:Adult  

This heart-pumping workout combines martial arts and conditioning moves to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.  Instructor: Nadine

 

Shape Up NYC: Kickboxing

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Gun Hill Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 745 Magenta Street, Bronx

Start Date:January 23, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This heart-pumping workout combines martial arts and conditioning moves to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost:Free 

 

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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.

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
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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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Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, April 30, 2016
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Look for the big rock

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park

Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet near the track, next to the bathrooms.

Cost

Free  

 

Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion

Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

AccessibleConference House Museum (in Conference House Park)
298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the Conference House kitchen.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 227-1463

Contact Email

sigona99@verizon.net

 

2016 High Rock Challenge

Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

AccessibleHenry Kaufman Campgrounds
1130 Manor Road, Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
The race begins and ends at the campgrounds.

Cost

The event is $200 per team/$100 per youth. Proceeds benefit The Greenbelt trail maintenance and environmental education programs.

 

Tai Chi Chuan

Saturday, April 30, 2016
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

$25/$15 Wave Hill Member, including admission to the grounds. Advance registration online receives a $2 discount. Program fee includes admission. Online registration closes at 8AM on the day of the session. Cancellations must be made by 3PM the Friday before; after that, refunds will not be made. Don't forget to bring your members' card or a printed program registration form and present it at the front gate. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

 

Bike Tour: Great Trees of Inwood and Riverdale

Saturday, April 30, 2016
10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

 

Learn to Sail with TASCA's Basic Sailing Program - Spring Session

Saturday, April 30, 2016
10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

$300 includes six on-the-water classes, books and materials, classroom instruction, and swim test.

Contact Number

(718) 699-1951

Contact Email

info@sailtasca.org

 

Goalball

Saturday, April 30, 2016
1:45 p.m.4:00 p.m.

Cost

NYC Parks membership is required. Kids under 18: free. Young adults 18-24: $25/year. Adults 25-61: $150/year or $75/six months. Seniors 62+: $25/year.

Contact Number

(212) 360-3319

Contact Email

rodolfo.guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

Sunday, May 1, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

AccessibleVisitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet by the flag pole in front of the Visitor Center.

Cost

Free  

 

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