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Shape Up NYC: Relax & Stretch

Thursday: 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

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

Start Date:November 2, 2015
Age:Everyone  

This class will feature strength and stretching exercises. An emphasis will be placed on improving balance and relaxation. Participants will learn how to increase their range of movement.

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Restorative Stretching

Monday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 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  

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

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Sculpt, Shred, & Shake

Thursday: 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Williamsburg Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 195 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:September 17, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

A total body workout composed of cardio, strength and stretch segments that transition from one muscle group to the next. Choreographed to music and broken-up by active recovery periods this arrangement of body weight exercises will build strength, elevate heart rates and inspire movement in a challenging, balanced and fun 60-minute session. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Senior Chair Fitness

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Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

J. Hood Wright Recreation Center, 351 Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:January 30, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

A seated exercise class that increases flexibility and strengthens muscles with minimal impact on joints. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

Instructor: Janet Wise-Thomas 

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Shape Up NYC: Senior Dance Fitness

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn

Start Date:May 8, 2015
Age:Senior  

  • An exciting workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascular fitness and tone the body.This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Senior Fitness

Tuesday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Bushwick Hylan Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 50 Humboldt Street, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 7, 2014
Age:Senior  

An exercise class with low cardio impact, and a focus on increasing muscle flexibility.

Phone:(718) 453-8116
Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Senior Fitness

Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Brownsville Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 528 Mother Gaston Blvd, Brooklyn

Start Date:December 8, 2015
End Date:June 7, 2016
Age:Senior  

An exercise class with low cardio impact, and a focus on increasing muscle flexibility.

 

Shape Up NYC: Senior Fitness

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

Van Dyke II Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 430 Dumont Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:December 10, 2014
Age:Senior  

A low impact, moderate heart-pumping workout combining strength and toning exercises to help burn calories and improve heart health.

 

Shape Up NYC: Shake It To Shape Up

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Cornerstone at Dyckman Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 3782 10th Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:July 15, 2015
Age:Adult  

This total body workout incorporates fun easy to follow movements with great music. This class is taught by an instructor from the Fitness Instructor Training program.

 

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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
# 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
# of Fields:
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

Thursday, February 11, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 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

 

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Brooklyn Bridge Park

Thursday, February 11, 2016
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Location Details:
Check in at Fornino on Pier 6 15 minutes before the run starts.

Cost

Free  

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, February 13, 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

 

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - Astoria Park

Saturday, February 13, 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 in Astoria Park, between running track and comfort station.

Cost

Free  

 

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life - St. Mary's Park

Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the "big rock"

Cost

Free  

 

Fall in Love with Fitness

Saturday, February 13, 2016
9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.

J. Hood Wright Recreation Center (in J. Hood Wright Park)
351 Fort Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 927-1563

 

Tai Chi Chuan

Saturday, February 13, 2016
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleWave Hill House (in Wave Hill)
West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Session fee: $25/$15 Wave Hill Member. Advance registration online receives a $2 discount. Online registration closes at 8AM on the day of the session. Cancellations must be made by 3 p.m. the Friday before; after that, refunds will not be made. Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits. Participants must present their Membership card or a printed program registration form at the front gate or purchase tickets at the Perkins Visitor Center. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins.

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

 

Teens Beginners' Dance Classes

Saturday, February 13, 2016
10:00 a.m.12:00 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

 

New York Road Runners Open Run: Run for Life at Marine Park

Sunday, February 14, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)
3000 Fillmore Ave, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Hatha Yoga

Sunday, February 14, 2016
10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.

Ecology Building (in Wave Hill), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Session fee: $25/$15 Wave Hill Member. Advance registration online receives a $2 discount. Online registration closes at 8AM on the day of the session. Cancellations must be made by 3 p.m. the Friday before; after that, refunds will not be made. Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits. Participants must present their Membership card or a printed program registration form at the front gate or purchase tickets at the Perkins Visitor Center. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins.

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

 

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