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NYC’s source for free and low–cost fitness activities
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This page is located on the BeFitNYC.org Web site at
http://www.nycgovparks.org/befitnyc/

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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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18th Century Dance Classes

Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Teen / Adult  

First Saturdays of every month. Members of The New York Baroque Dance Company teach classes covering dance forms found in dance suites of the late 17th and 18th centuries. Live music accompanies every class. No previous experience required. This class is open to professional dancers, teachers, students, musicians, singers, actors, and dance enthusiasts. Expand your circle of friends as you meet new people and learn the proper way to offer a hand during the minuet or how to cut a caper in the jig!

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $14 

 

6 Pack Abs in 30

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Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

St. John's Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Age:Adult / Senior  

A half-hour workout designed to target key core muscle groups only.

Instructor: Shakeem Snipe

 

A Spin Through Williamsburg

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Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: April 4, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

New to spinning?  Join this introductory class and take your workout routine to the next level.

 

AB Attack

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Saturday: 12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 18, 2014
End Date: November 8, 2014
Age:Adult  

30 minutes of hardcore abdominal exercises.  Focus on toning and defining the abs.

 

AOA Aerobics

Monday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Friday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

A kinder, gentler aerobic workout appropriate for older adults, beginning exercise participants and pre/post-natal women who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans. Each class includes an aerobic conditioning and stretching segment. Music for this class may include big band, classical, swing, country and oldies but goodies.

Phone: 718-981-4933
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Aerobics

Monday: 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Adult / Senior  

A kinder, gentler aerobic workout appropriate for older adults, beginning exercise participants and pre/post-natal women who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans. Each class includes an aerobic conditioning and stretching segment. Music for this class may include big band, classical, swing, country and oldies but goodies.

Phone: 718-227-3200
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Chair Aerobics

Monday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Adult / Senior  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Phone: 718-227-3200
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Chair Exercise

Monday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Friday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Adult / Senior  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Phone: 718-981-4933
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Sit Fit

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Ab Blast

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Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: September 9, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

30 minute intense workout for your abs.

Instructor: Ingrid Tafe

2nd Floor Multipurpose Room

Please bring a towel.

 

Abdominus

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 22, 2014
End Date: November 26, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Core strengthening class for adults and seniors.

Instructor: Carlos Sepulveda

 

Abdominus Propulsion

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Monday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 22, 2014
End Date: November 26, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Training based around short intense bursts of muscular exersion.

Instructor: Carlos Sepulveda

 

Adaptive Sports Program (S.P.A.R.E.S.)

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

Age:Child / Teen  

Come learn the basics of adaptive sports such as: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Wheelchair tennis, Wheelchair Floor Hockey, Wheelchair Softball, Sled Hockey(on ice), Sitting Volleyball, Adapted Swimming, Power Wheelchair Soccer, Track and Field Events.

 Wheelchairs are provided for use in the program.

For Ages 5 and Up with a physical disability.

Must register for the program and must be a Recreation Center member.

 

Adaptive Swim

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Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: October 17, 2014
End Date: June 12, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call the Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

 

Adaptive Swim

(M)

Monday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 20, 2014
End Date: January 5, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Swim program for people with disabilities or limited mobility.

Pre-registration with the Aquatics Division is required.

 

Adaptive Track and Field

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Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

West Bronx CYO, 1527 Jesup Avenue, Bronx

Start Date: January 6, 2014
Age:Adult  

Join the track team! Persons with disabilities are welcome to learn the fundamentals of track and field. 

Participants may train for the Paralympics through this program.

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

 

Adaptive Weight Training (Individuals with Disabilities)

(M)

Tuesday: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 28, 2014
End Date: December 16, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Learn how to train certain muscle groups for competitive sports and recreational use.

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

 

Adult Basketball

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Monday: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.,12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.,12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.,12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.,12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.,12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Adult  

Take your game to the next level in our basketball court.  Shoot some hoops, start a pick up game, practice drills or get fit while having fun.

 

Adult Basketball

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Monday: 6:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,8:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Come join the members of the East 54th Street Recreation Center as they play competitive full court or pick up basketball.

 

Adult Basketball

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Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Monday: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-9:45 p.m.

St. John's Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Age:Adult / Senior  

Shoot some hoops and improve your game!  Bring friends and practice or compete.

 

Adult Basketball

(M)

Monday: 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

End Date: June 13, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Take your game to the next level in our basketball court.  Shoot some hoops, start a pick up game, practice drills or get fit while having fun.

 

Adult Boot Camp

(M)

Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Owen Dolen Recreation Center, 2551 Westchester Avenue, Bronx

Age:Adult  

Cardio and light strength training come together for the ultimate workout.

 

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball

(M)

Wednesday: 7:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Full court, competitive play for adults. Winners stay on and players rotate in.

All participants must be members and have locks to secure their belongings in a locker.

 

Adult Dance Class

(M)

Friday: 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 12, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Age:Adult  

Program for adults to express themselves through dance.  Class includes choreography, routines, dance performance and shows.

Instructor: Barney Webster

 

Adult Group Lessons at Prospect Park Tennis Center

Sunday: 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Monday: 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Prospect Park Tennis Center , PARKSIDE AVE AT THE PARADE GROUND (Brooklyn), Brooklyn

Age:Adult / Senior  

Adult group tennis lessons, grouped according to skill level

Phone: (718) 436-2500
Cost: $50 or $240 

$240 for 6-session series or $50 per session
Reservations must be made 24-hours in advance

 

Adult Lap Swim

(M)

Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,1:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.,6:30 p.m.-9:20 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,1:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.,6:30 p.m.-9:20 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,1:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.,6:30 p.m.-9:20 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,1:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.,6:30 p.m.-9:20 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,1:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:00 p.m.-9:20 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,2:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: October 19, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

For members ages 18 years and over.

 

Adult Lap Swim

(M)

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.,1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.,6:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,5:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.,1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.,6:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.,1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,5:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.,5:30 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.,4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 14, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is open for adult lap swimming.

 

Adult Lap Swim

(M)

Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:40 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:40 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 19, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Available for adults 18 and over. Slow, medium and fast lanes are provided.  Lifeguards help determine your speed and match you with the appropriate lane.

98 lengths=1 mile
49 lengths=1/2 mile
Pool length is 18 yards in the outermost lanes.

 

Adult Lap Swim

(M)

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.,3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.,4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.,7:15 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.,12:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Saturday: 3:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 19, 2014
End Date: January 3, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

The pool is open for lap swim for adults and seniors during this time.

 

Adult Lap Swim

(M)

Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

St. John's Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 16, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

The swimming pool is open for adult lap swim.

 

Adult Open Basketball

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Monday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: May 11, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Take your game to the next level in our basketball court!  Shoot some hoops, start a pickup game, practice drills or get fit while having fun.

The gym is open for adults during this time.

 

Adult Open Half Court Basketball

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Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Monday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 25, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult  

Please Note: Only water is allowed in the gymnasium.

No flavored drinks are allowed on the basketball court. Everyone must be dressed in athletic clothing. No jeans, boots, shoes, and khakis are allowed. All personal items must be locked and secured in the locker room.

 

Adult Open Volleyball

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.

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

Start Date: June 29, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Enjoy playing volleyball with other players of all levels.

Gymnasium

 

Adult Open Volleyball

(M)

Wednesday: 7:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 29, 2014
End Date: December 17, 2014
Age:Everyone  

Enjoy a game of open volleyball with other adults.

Please Note: Only water is allowed in the gymnasium.

 

Adult Open Volleyball

(M)

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: May 11, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Get hooked on this fun sport that'll have you sweating before you know it.  Practice serving, setting and spiking while playing as part of a team. 

 

Adult Open and Lap Swim

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Monday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.,2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.,7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,2:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.,2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.,7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,2:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.,2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

The pool is divided into general swim and lap swim areas.

The swimming pool is 18x20.

98 lengths = 1 mile; 49 lengths = 1/2 mile; 74 lengths = 3/4 mile.

 

Adult Recreational Basketball

Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Monday: 6:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Ridgewood YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 69-02 64th St, Queens

Age:Adult  

Open to all adults 18 years and up. Basketballs can be borrowed from the front desk.

Phone: 212-912-2180
Cost: Free for members, membership $10-$77/month 

 

Adult Soccer

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Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Adult  

Catch World Cup fever this year?  Get better at this exciting sport through practice, practice, practice at McCarren.

 

Adult Swim

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Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 19, 2014
End Date: January 3, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

During Adult Swim, both general swim and lap swim takes place, with two lanes set up for swimming laps.

 

Adult Table Tennis

(M)

Tuesday: 7:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 29, 2014
End Date: December 17, 2014
Age:Adult  

The table tennis tables are open for adults.

 

Adult Water Exercise Class

Monday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m.-6:50 p.m.,7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-7:50 a.m.

Vanderbilt YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 224 East 47th St, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Adults of all ages and physical fitness levels are welcome!

Phone: 212-912-2500
Cost: Free for members, non-members $105/8 classes 

 

Adult Yoga

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Bloomingdale Library Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 150 West 100th Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

Join us on Wednesday evenings for open-level yoga with a certified instructor!  Please wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat or a beach towel.  All participants must sign a waiver form before they join in.  For adults 18+.

Cost: FREE 

 

Adult and Senior Instructional Tennis

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Tuesday: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Come join us at Highbrige Recreation for Tennis! Our instructor Ricardo will help you learn the basics to the game at your own pace.

 

Adult and Senior Swim

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Monday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street & Baisley Boulevard, Queens

Age:Adult / Senior  

Open swim for adults and seniors.

 

Adult/Senior Basketball

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Monday: 7:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

 

Adults' Power Walk

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Monday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

St. John's Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Age:Adult / Senior  

Experience walking for exercise!  Power walking, if executed properly, is just as effective as jogging with less impact on the joints.

 

Advanced Ballet

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Beginning/Intermediate through Advanced classes are offered on a drop-in basis.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $15 

 

Advanced Belly Dancing

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

A dance movement class that focuses on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations. Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Advanced Level Yoga Class

Wednesday: 6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

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

Age:Adult  

For students who are comfortable with the Level I and II formats and are ready to explore a transition from Level II to Level III. New asanas will be introduced and held longer, with pranayama incorporated. Not for those new to Level II.

Phone: 212-929-0585
Cost: $5 

 

Advanced Modern Dance

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Modern Dance involves elements of floor work, center exercises, and combinations while emphasizing the weight of the body and its relationship to space and gravity. Students work on strength, flexibility and coordination. Intermediate/Advance and Advance are offered on a drop-in basis.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $15  

 

Advanced Step

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

This high intensity workout is filled with advanced choreography that uses every angle of the step platform. Prior step training experience is advised.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Advanced Tai Chi

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

An ancient form of mind body exercise that uses purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self defense.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Advanced Technical Swim Skill Instruction

(M)

Tuesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: September 23, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

To improve swimming stroke work and to work towards a mastery level of swimming.

 

Aerobics

Tuesday: 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  

Join us for an energetic morning aerobics class! Open to anyone 60+.

Cost: Free 

 

Aerobics

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

James Monroe Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1776 Story Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for an hour of energizing activity. We rotate between aerobics, yoga, tai-chi, and zumba. You must be a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Aerobics

Tuesday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Diana H. Jones Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 9 Noll Street, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Join us for an energetic afternoon aerobics class! Open to anyone 60+.

Cost: Free 

 

Aerobics

(M)

Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 1, 2013
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Improve cardiovascular health by getting your heart pumping in these fast-paced exercises.

 

Aerobics - Body Conditioning

(M)

Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West, Manhattan

Start Date: July 11, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult  

A class designed to burn calories and improve cardio vascular health while dancing and using traditional aerobic moves.

Instructor: LaSharn Cooper

 

Aerobics Class

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Association to Benefit Children Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1841 Park Ave, Manhattan

Start Date: July 1, 2012
Age:Everyone  

Join us for an hour of revitalization! This aerobics class is for all ages and abilities - Instructor Ron Rumph will tailor the class to your needs. We will pump up the jams and break a sweat! Don't think you can do it? We'll prove you wrong! Call Miso at 646-459-6149 before you come to confirm attendance. Childcare is provided.

Cost: Free 

Association to Benefit Children

 

African Dance

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Learn traditional African dances, rhythms, and songs from Senegal and Guinea, West Africa. Class warm-up includes working on core strength, flexibility, stamina, and rhythmic sensibility. This is a multi-level class; advanced beginner level dancers and up.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Afro-Caribbean "Dance & Movement"

Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Afro-Caribbean Dance and Movement unites dance, rhythm, and song.  The class creates an environment and dance community that nurtures, heals, renews, and inspires the body and spirit.  The class was listed in New York magazine's "The Best of New York", New York Confidential and was also written up in New York Woman's "Time Out".  An open level class is offered on a drop-in basis.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $13 

 

Afro-Haitian Dance

Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Afro-Haitian Dance describes a movement style rooted in traditional Haitian folklore. Celebrating life, beauty and the power of culture, this open level dance class focuses on developing each participant's relationship to poly-rhythm and percussion. Haiti has one of the highest levels of African retention in the western hemisphere. The dance and music from this extremely complex and resilient country are rich with stories of perseverance, love, war and the connections/disconnections all human beings share with their environment. Come awaken your spirit and discover the healing power of drums with Dancer/Choreographer Adia Tamar Whitaker.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $14 

 

Afterschool Swim

(M)

Monday: 4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

St. John's Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 16, 2014
Age:Child  

This swim session is only for registered participants in the Afterschool Program.  For more information on Afterschool, visit the program's homepage:www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/afterschool.

 

Aqua Aerobics

(M)

Monday: 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street & Baisley Boulevard, Queens

Start Date: February 18, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Fun, low impact exercise class in the water!  For adults and seniors.

 

Aqua Exercise

Sunday: 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Monday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult  

An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve body conditioning, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility.

Phone: 718-227-3200
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

Aqua Exercise

Monday: 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult  

An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve body conditioning, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility.

Phone: 718-981-4933
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

Aqua Fit

(M)

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 14, 2014
End Date: November 11, 2014
Age:Adult  

60 minutes dedicated to improving strength and cardiovascular endurance without the impact on the joints.

 

Aqua Flow: Seniors

(M)

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 15, 2014
End Date: November 5, 2014
Age:Senior  

This shallow water workout includes calistenics style movements with variations of upper and lower body movement.

 

Aqua Jog

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

A unique exercise class that takes place in the water, utlilizing floatation devices to allow "jogging" in deep water. No swimming experience required, but participants should be comfortable being in deep water.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Aqua Yoga

(M)

Tuesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

Move your body with ease in the water, increase your range of motion, develop balance, flexibility, coordination, and a calm mind through yoga practice adapted to the pool environment.

 

Aqua Zumba

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and international music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Aqua Zumba

Monday: 6:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

North Brooklyn YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 570 Jamaica Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines. The class blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that's cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

Phone: 718-277-1600
Cost: Free for members, non-members $85/8 weeks 

 

Aquatic Boot Camp

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

An exercise class that takes place in the water and challenges your entire body.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Aquatic Exercise

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve body conditioning, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Argentine Tango Group

(M)

Thursday: 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

Members of the group dance the Argentine Tango, a dramatic and social art form originating in 19th century Argentina.

 

Arthritis Exercise

Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

PSS City Island Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 116 City Island Ave, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join for a light exercise class focusing on stretching, balance, and light cardio. Open to anyone 60+. Free!

Phone: 718-885-0727
E-mail: pgrondahl@pssusa.org
Cost: Free 

Grace Church Hall

 

Ashtanga Yoga Led Half Primary

(M)

Thursday: 6:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 11, 2014
End Date: October 30, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult  

Instructor:  Sandi Higgins

Start to deepen your experience of yoga according to the Ashtanga tradition of yoga master, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.  This class will give you a great workout and a step by step introduction to the traditional primary series (Yoga Chikitsa) established by jois in Mysore, India and practiced all over the world today.  With consistent effort, this challenging and rewarding practice lightens the body and the mind, cleanses the organs, cultivates health, strength, steadiness, flexibility, ease, and peace.  It also provides students with the certainty and confidence to be able to practice yoga anywhere on your own.

 

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.

 

Badminton

Community Center at Stuyvesant High School Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 345 Chambers St. , Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

Register at the Community Center or call 646-210-4292 Visit www.ccshs.org for program information and class times.

Cost: Call for price 

 

Ballroom Dance

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

New York Chinatown Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 70 Mulberry Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Learn different styles of ballroom dance! To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Phone: 212-233-8930
Cost: Free 

 

Basic Step

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

A class utilizing step platforms, incorporating various up and down stepping patterns in a low impact setting.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Basketball

(M)

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Sorrentino Recreation Center, 18-48 Cornaga Avenue, Queens

Age:Teen / Adult  

Take your game to the next level in our basketball court. Shoot some hoops, start a pick up game, practice drills or get fit while having fun.

 

Basketball

(M)

Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Saturday: 2:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Monday: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens

Age:Adult  

Take your game to the next level in our basketball court.  Shoot some hoops, start a pick up game, practice drills or get fit while having fun. 

Basketball hours for adults are suspended the second Saturday of every month.

Basketball will be canceled on October 30th due to the Halloween Dance.

 

Basketball

(M)

Louis Armstrong Community Center, 33-16 108 St., Queens

Age:Everyone  

Please contact the center for more information.

 

Basketball - Adult League Play

(M)

Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: September 9, 2014
End Date: October 30, 2014
Age:Adult  

Program objectives include enhancing the athletic and social skills of our young adult members which will allow them to play and compete in a safe and welcome recreational atmosphere.  This program also promotes a healthy heart activity for young adult athlete's. 

Playing the game correctly under instruction, for young adults ages 18-24.

Instructors:  Charles Jones and Daniel Wilkes

 

Basketball Clinic

(M)

Friday: 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: November 7, 2014
End Date: December 19, 2014
Age:Child  

Come learn basic drills, techniques and skills to enhance your basketball level.

 

Basketball Clinic

(M)

Monday: 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sorrentino Recreation Center, 18-48 Cornaga Avenue, Queens

Age:Child  

Children ages 8 and over learn the fundamentals of basketball.

Mondays: ages 8-10

Tuesdays: ages 11-14

 

Basketball Instruction: Boys/Girls

(M)

Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 13, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Teen  

Instructor:  James Brooks 

Provide practice sessions that covers basketball techniques and rules, designed to enhance interest and ability in basketball.

 

Basketball Instruction: Youth

(M)

Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 13, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Child  

Instructor:  James Brooks 

To promote peace and awareness for empowering our youth through athletics, education and non-violence.

 

Basketball Practice: Youth

(M)

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 4, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

Participants will improve their basketball skills.

 

Basketball Team Tryouts

(M)

Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 23, 2014
End Date: January 8, 2015
Age:Teen  

Boys and Girls ages 14-17 years are invited to tryout for St. Mary's Warriors Basketball Team. Tryouts begin Thursday October 23, 2014. Call to register 718-402-5155 or email Shawn.James@parks.nyc.gov

 

Basketball: Open

(M)

Monday: 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Take your game to the next level in our basketball court.  Shoot some hoops, start a pick up game, practice drills or get fit while having fun.

 

Beat It

(M)

Thursday: 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West, Manhattan

Start Date: September 1, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

An exhilarating cardio and toning class that uses drum sticks & drumming moves to enhance your workout. Come check out this high energy class for yourself!

 

Beginner Pilates

Monday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Bronx YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 2 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx

Age:Adult  

The Mat Pilates method will help with the musculoskeletal balance, proper breathing, spinal alignments, and abdominal control. Mat Pilates will provide an overall muscle tone, muscle strength and core training. This format is for all levels.

Phone: 718-792-9736
Cost: free for members, individual memberships $12-$44/month, financial assistance available 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Beginner Tap Lessons

(M)

Monday: 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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

Age:Senior  

Learn tap in a fun environment. Bring your tap shoes!

 

Beginning Adult Arthritis Exercise Class

Monday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Vanderbilt YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 224 East 47th St, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

This class takes joints and muscles through a full range of motion workout in the pool.

Phone: 212-912-2500
Cost: Members $80/8 weeks, non-members $240/8 weeks 

 

Beginning Ballet

Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Ballet involves barre work, center exercises and movement combination. Students will focus on technique and placement, while emphasizing musicality. Beginning classes are offered as part of our workshop series and ongoing classes.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $14  

 

Beginning Belly Dancing

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Belly Dancing focuses on the folkloric belly dances and classical rhythms of North and East Africa.  Both Beginning and the Intermediate levels work along these parameters.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $14 

 

Beginning Pilates Mat

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Pilates is based on a series of core-strengthening exercises created by Joseph Pilates. These exercises use muscle control, breathing techniques, imagery and postural alignment to strengthen the entire body. The beginning Pilates Mat class is a thoughtful, non-threatening approach to these exercises and other movement. There is an emphasis on range of motion, as well as intensive work on abdominal muscles.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $13 

 

Beginning West African Dance

Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

West African Dance (Djembe) focuses on dances from West Africa (e.g. Senegal, Mali) that are danced to Djembe drums. Beginning and Intermediate classes are offered on a drop-in basis.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $14 

 

Beginning/Intermediate Ballet

Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Beginning/Intermediate through Advanced classes are offered on a drop-in basis,

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $14  

 

Belly Dance

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Ridgewood YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 69-02 64th St, Queens

Age:Adult  

A dance movement class that focuses on the core muscles, emphasizing muscular isolations. Dance to Middle Eastern rhythms while learning traditional movements and combinations.

Phone: 212-912-2180

 

Belly Dancing

Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

PEP for Seniors Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 1525 Unionport Road Apt. #ME, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join PEP's Belly Dancing Class every Friday! Please come to PEP to purchase your multipass card for this and other classes. Open to anyone 55+.

Cost: $15/5 classes 

 

Biddy Basketball

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Friday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

St. James Recreation Center, 2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx

Age:Child  

An instructional basketball program for children ages 6-13. Participants will learn the fundamentals of basketball in a non-competitive setting.

 

Big Wave Water Aerobics

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Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 19, 2014
End Date: January 3, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

A fun and invigorating aerobic and strength training class held in the water. Expert swimming is not necessary as all exercises are held in the shallow end of the pool.

 

Body Conditioning

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Friday: 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 17, 2014
End Date: November 7, 2014
Age:Adult  

High energy mix of cardio styles, plyometric and sports drills, along with strength training for the ultimate workout.

 

Body Conditioning

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Saturday: 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center, 670 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Asante Akwesi

Burn fat through this low to medium impact aerobics class geared towards increasing cardiovascular function and muscle tone.

 

Body Conditioning

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Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult  

This total body workout builds muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up! Exercises are designed to burn calories and strengthen the cardio respiratory system.

Instructor: Tiberius

Aerobics Room

 

Body Conditioning

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Friday: 8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

Vanderbilt YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 224 East 47th St, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

½ hour strength class focuses on strength training specifically geared to the Active Older Adult.

Phone: 212-912-2500
Cost: Free for members, non-members $45/8 classes 

 

Body Conditioning on the Ball

Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Body Conditioning on the Ball (formerly Stability Ball) uses the Physio-Ball to work on core strength, employing the Pilates vocabulary. The Ball is a fun full-body strengthening tool that provides flexibility and aerobic benefits. Bouncing, strengthening and stretching in this class is challenging and fun.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $13 

 

Body Sculpting

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Bronx YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 2 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx

Age:Adult  

This class will focus on strengthening and toning the body with intervals of weight training, calisthenics and cardio. All levels welcome.

Phone: 718-792-9736
Cost: free for members, individual memberships $12-$44/month, financial assistance available 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Body Toning

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Friday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: September 11, 2014
End Date: October 30, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Informed by the latest finding in exercise science and functional exercises, instructors focus on strengthening and fine tuning major muscle groups.

(Children are not allowed while class is in session)

 

Boot Camp

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Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

A rigorous workout designed to shed pounds!

 

Boot Camp

Monday: 6:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult  

An efficient circuit training workout that challenges your entire body, utilizing calisthenics such as pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises.

Phone: 718-981-4933
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

Boot Camp

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

An efficient circuit training workout that challenges your entire body, utilizing calisthenics such as pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Boot Camp

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult  

An efficient circuit training workout that challenges your entire body, utilizing calisthenics such as pushups, jumping jacks, crunches and other body weight exercises.

Phone: 718-227-3200
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

Boot Camp

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Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

St. John's Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Age:Adult / Senior  

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

 

Boot Camp Fitness

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Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: November 5, 2014
End Date: December 17, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

The Ultimate of workouts.  Challenge your mind and body to a full body workout.

 

Bootcamp

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Monday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult  

A mix of calisthenics, strength and cardio exercises designed to increase muscle tone and drop body fat.

Instructor: Tiberius

Aerobics Room

 

Boxing

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Louis Armstrong Community Center, 33-16 108 St., Queens

Age:  

Please contact the center for more details.

 

Boys' Basketball Practice

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Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:15 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Age:Child / Teen  

Participants will learn and develop the fundamentals of basketball through conditioning, individual workouts, drills, team-building and competition.

For boys ages 6-12.

 

Brazilian Workout

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Tuesday: 1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Saturday: 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: September 9, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Begin your day with this energizing workout focusing on the lower body and be ready to take on the weekend.

Instructor: Ingrid Tafe

2nd Floor Multipurpose Room

Please bring a towel.

 

Break Dance

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Friday: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

St. James Recreation Center, 2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx

Age:Child / Teen / Adult  

A class geared toward students who have no hip-hop dance and break dance background. Participants learn the basic body moves and techniques in a matter of weeks!

 

Breathing, Meditation & Yoga

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Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: September 13, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Take a moment to join this breathing and meditation class!  The exercises will help relieve stress and improve focus.

Instructor: Ani Rivas

2nd Floor Multipurpose Room

 

Brooklyn Critical Mass

Friday: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza , FLATBUSH AVE., EASTERN PKWY. AND PROSPECT PARK (Brooklyn), Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Critical Mass is a monthly celebration of bicycles and other nonpolluting means of transportation, exercising our right to the road. Critical Mass is a movement, not an organization; no two riders participate for exactly the same reason. Brooklyn Critical Mass started rolling in 2004.

Cost: Free 

Takes place the second Friday of the month. Meet at Flatbush Ave & Prospect Park West.

 

Brooklyn Road Runners Club Group Run

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
Thursday: 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Prospect Park , PROSPECT PARK W, PARKSIDE AVE. BET. FLATBUSH AVE., OCEAN AVE. AND PROSPECT PARK SW (Brooklyn), Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Group sticks together for 2 miles, then splits up according to training needs and capabilities. Meet at Prospect Park West and 9th St.

Phone: 917-238-9447
Cost: $20/year 

Brooklyn Road Runners

 

C.A.T.S.

Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Bronx YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 2 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx

Age:Adult  

"Core. Agility. Toning. Stability. A class utilizing the exercise balls, which is a great tool for those hard to get muscles, as well as improving your balance and coordination. All levels welcome."

Phone: 718-792-9736
Cost: free for members, individual memberships $12-$44/month, financial assistance available 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Calm Abiding Meditation

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Wednesday: 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 9, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Instructor:  Sandi Higgins

A little space and time to tune-in to inner peace.  Practice calm abiding meditation, traditionally known as shamatha meditation, and develop the power of quieting the mind through sitting practice with opeional slow-walking meditation.

Wheelchair accessible.

 

Canoeing

Fort Totten Park , CROSS ISLAND PKWY. BET. TOTTEN AVE. AND 15 RD. (Queens), Queens

Age:Adult / Child / Senior / Teen  

See the sights for Fort Totten, the Throggs Neck Bridge and Little Neck Bay and learn the basics of canoeing. Weather permitting. Space is limited. First-come, first-served. Ages 8 and up. Meet at front entrance to park.

Cost: Free 

 

Capoeira

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Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Age:Everyone  

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music. This class is for everyone! All ages and abilities are welcome and should wear comfortable clothing.

 

Cardio Area

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Monday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Age:Adult / Senior  

Boost your cardiovascular fitness on our exercise machines!

 

Cardio Box Fit

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Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 9, 2014
End Date: October 30, 2014
Age:Adult  

This non-contact class will have participants skipping rope, shadow boxing, doing pushups, doing situps and more to slim down and get strong.

 

Cardio Crush

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Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 9, 2014
End Date: October 30, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult  

Participants ages 15-24 will learn how to use cardio equipment properly to burn calories and build a better workout.

 

Cardio Fitness

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

PSS City Island Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 116 City Island Ave, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for a light aerobics class every week! Open to anyone 60+. Fees as noted or all monthly classes for $20.

Phone: 718-885-0727
E-mail: pgrondahl@pssusa.org
Cost: $2 

 

Cardio Interval

Monday: 9:05 a.m.-10:05 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult  

High intensity cardio alternated with recovery periods of lower cardio intensity.

Phone: 718-981-4933
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

Cardio Interval

Monday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 6:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult  

High intensity cardio alternated with recovery periods of lower cardio intensity.

Phone: 718-227-3200
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

Cardio Kickboxing

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

This high energy class combines muscle conditioning with kickboxing combinations of punches and kicks in a variety of drills, exercises, and self-defense techniques.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Cardio and Strength Fitness Rooms

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Sunday: 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Lyons Pool, Murray Hulbert Avenue, Staten Island

Age:Everyone  

Come experience the new cardio room, which has doubled the fitness at Lyons!  A huge investment by NYC Parks funded a redesigned room and new cardio equipment: treadmills, ellipticals, step machines, bikes and a rowing machine.  This light and airy room is a must for your workout routine.

Both rooms are open all day.

 

Caribbean Dance

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Learn Carribean dances and rythms in this multi-level class which is sure to keep you moving and have fun.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Carlton's Cross Training

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Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: September 10, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Get your whole body fit without neglecting or stressing any one area.  Our bodies are in the best shape when our workouts are varied - the essence of cross training!  Try it out.

Instructor: Carlton Jacques

2nd Floor Multipurpose Room

Cancelled on Halloween, October 31

 

Carlton's Cycling Class

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Monday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Age:Adult  

Feel the burn and come in and take a spin during this intense workout.

Members should bring a towel and bottle of water.Cacnelled on Halloween, October 31

 

Central Park Moonlight Ride

Friday: 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Central Park , 5 AV TO CENTRAL PARK W, 59 ST TO 110 ST (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

This is a fun, relaxing auto-free ride through Central Park. Enjoy the tranquillity of the park & its beautiful ponds & waterways: a nature lover's dream.The ride moves at a very leisurely pace with a few stops to enjoy the scenery. We usually finish before midnight, back at Columbus Circle. Total mileage is under 10 miles. We do not require lights (although if you have them you should bring them), and any kind of bike will work. Totally safe. Bike guides front & rear.

Cost: Free 

Takes place first Friday of the month. Meet at 59th St & Central Park South.

Time's Up

 

Central Park to Riverside Ride

Saturday: 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Central Park , 5 AV TO CENTRAL PARK W, 59 ST TO 110 ST (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Join us on bicycles or skates for a totally safe, magical, evening ride in Manhattan. As with our Moonlight Rides, we'll share the tranquillity of Central Park, plus we'll add the grand vistas of the Hudson River from Riverside Park. The scenic tour continues down the greenway to the lovely pier where bicycles are welcome. After that, it's a pleasant ride through streets back to Columbus Circle.

Cost: Free 

Takes place the last Saturday of the month. Meet at 59th St & Central Park South.

 

Chair Aerobics

Thursday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Moriah Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 90 Bennett Avenue, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Work on balance and stability during a chair-based aerobics class. To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Chair Aerobics

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Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: November 4, 2014
End Date: December 18, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Enjoy working out while you sit, start from basic exercises to more advanced using light weights and therabands.  Good for those with limited mobility or those looking for a different type of workout.

 

Chair Dancing

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Moriah Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 90 Bennett Avenue, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Join us for an energizing aerobic workout without getting out of your chair! To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Chair Exercise

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Riverdale Senior Services Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 2600 Netherland Ave, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for an light chair aerobics class every week. Becoming a member of the senior center is easy and free! Call us to find out how.

Phone: 718-884-5900

 

Chair Pilates

Wednesday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Moriah Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 90 Bennett Avenue, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Join us for a chair aerobics class with Pilates bands. To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Chair Yoga

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

West Side Campaign Against Hunger Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 263 West 86 Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

We hold a free chair yoga class in our food pantry waiting area Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri 9-10am. It is open to all and is bilingual, English/Spanish. This is a low impact yoga class. No registration necessary. Mats are available for those who wish to use them. Wear comfortable clothing. Offered year-round.

Phone: 212-362-3662 x120
E-mail: hpark@wscah.org
Cost: Free 

West Side Campaign Against Hunger

 

Chess

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Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: November 5, 2014
End Date: December 18, 2014
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 5pm to 6pm

Advanced Chess is Thursday's 5pm to 6pm

 

Chi Kung

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Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

St. John's Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Start Date: January 4, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Chi Kung is similar to Tai Chi, using breath and energy flow to achieve health.  Used commonly in Traditional Chinese Medicine to relieve stress and improve balance and coordination.

 

Child Open Gym

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Monday: 4:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 4, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
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

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

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

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

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

 

Children's Basketball

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Monday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Child  

Take your game to the next level in our open basketball court.  Shoot some hoops, start a pick up game, practice drills or get fit while having fun.

For ages 6-13.

 

Children's Instructional Flag Football

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Tuesday: 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: June 29, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

Get better or get started! Practice throwing, catching, offense and defense along with the basic rules. This program welcomes youth and child members.

 

Children's Instructional Floor Hockey

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Wednesday: 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: May 11, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

Practice the basics of hockey, including how to pass and shoot the puck, offense and defense and rules and regulations.  Get to know this fun sport!

 

Children's Instructional Indoor Soccer

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Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: May 8, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

Learn the fundamentals of soccer: passing, shooting, throw-ins, free-kicks and rules and regulations.

 

Children's Instructional Team Handball Clinic

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Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: June 29, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Child  

Get better or get started! Practice shooting, passing, ballhandling, offense and defense and rules of this exciting world-wide game!

 

Children's Instructional Tennis

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Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Child  

Come join us at Highbridge Recreation for Tennis! For children 6-12 years old to learn the basics of the sport in a fun and engaging small group environment. Check it out today!

 

Chinese Cultural Dance

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Monday: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 16, 2014
End Date: June 13, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

 

Circuit Training

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Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Cardio and toning for the total body using "Station" style boot camp training.

 

Community Meditation

Friday: 5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Harlem Yoga Studio Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 44 West 125th Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

Cost: Donation 

 

Community Tai Chi

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Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 4, 2014
End Date: June 13, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Improve your muscle strength, flexibility and balance with your neighbors in Community Tai Chi. These sessions are gentle and open to all levels.

 

Community Yoga

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Harlem Yoga Studio Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 44 West 125th Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

This 75 or 90 minute class is donation only. Students pay what they want, for a community based, open level yoga class. Classes include sun salutations with variations based on student level, a variety of strengthening and balancing poses, back-bends, forward bends, and inversions, and introduction to binding and partner poses. Basic techniques in pranayama (breathing practices) and meditation and included in each class. Focus is on proper alignment , and using breath to find a balance between effort and ease in each posture. Beginners as well as advanced practitioners are welcome.

E-mail: Info@HarlemYogaStudio.com
Cost: donation 

 

Community Yoga

Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

Harlem Yoga Studio Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 44 West 125th Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

This 75 or 90 minute class is donation only. Students pay what they want, for a community based, open level yoga class. Classes include sun salutations with variations based on student level, a variety of strengthening and balancing poses, back-bends, forward bends, and inversions, and introduction to binding and partner poses. Basic techniques in pranayama (breathing practices) and meditation and included in each class. Focus is on proper alignment , and using breath to find a balance between effort and ease in each posture. Beginners as well as advanced practitioners are welcome.

Cost: donation 

 

Core Class

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Monday: 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult  

Improve individually - building stronger and stable abs and backs.  Working with bodyweight and with equipment.

 

Core Conditioning

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Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: November 3, 2014
End Date: December 18, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

A full body workout focusing on your core and abdominal areas.  Strengthen the core of your body.

 

Core Conditioning

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

This class focuses on abdominal, back, and core muscle training and stabilization to improve the body's overall functional strength.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Core Focus

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

St. John's Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Start Date: January 5, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Core exercises train the muscles in your pelvis, lower back, hips and abdomen to work in harmony. The program will sculpt and strengthen your core, achieving better balance and stability.

Instructor: Nabowire Stokes

Dance Room

 

Core Strengthening

Saturday: 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $10 

 

Core Training

Monday: 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.

Bronx YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 2 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx

Age:Adult  

Abdominal exercises to help strengthen the core and lower back.

Phone: 718-792-9736
Cost: free for members, individual memberships $12-$44/month, financial assistance available 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Core Training

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

This class focuses on abdominal, back, and core muscle training and stabilization to improve the body's overall functional strength.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Core Yoga

Sunday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult  

A form of yoga known for precision, alignment and a focus on individual postures and their therapeutic benefits. Iyengar yoga promotes quiet, an inward focus, and a heightened consciousness.

Phone: 718-981-4933
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

Critical Mass

Friday: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Union Square Park , BROADWAY TO 4 AVE., E 14 ST. TO E 17 ST. (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Critical Mass is a spontaneous celebration of what our streets could look like. This fun group ride encourages new cyclists and creates safer streets and new green infrastructure. Strap some music to your bike and make sure to bring the appropriate lights and bells. Check the event calendar for additional meet-up points.

Cost: Free 

Takes place the last Friday of the month. Meet at Union Square North.

Time's Up

 

Cross Training

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Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

To promote and increase cardio, endurance and body conditioning.

 

DL101F Adaptive Intro to Computers

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Monday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 15, 2014
End Date: December 20, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

People with mental and phsyical disabilities learn basic typing and mouse skills as well as how to open and save files, basic program functions and introduction to the internet.

 

Dance

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Louis Armstrong Community Center, 33-16 108 St., Queens

Age:  

Please contact the center for more details.

 

Dance

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Friday: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

St. James Recreation Center, 2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx

Age:Everyone  

Open to all ages! Participants will learn through dance how to nurture their body, mind and soul, build poise, self-esteem and confidence.

 

Dance Class

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Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Age:Child  

Kids have fun learning the art of ballet, hip hop and other dance forms.  Don't miss it!

 

Dance Class

Tuesday: 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Riverdale Senior Services Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 2600 Netherland Ave, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for an energizing dance class every week. Becoming a member of the senior center is easy and free! Call us to find out how.

Phone: 718-884-5900

 

Dance Fitness

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Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

An exciting workout that uses easy-to-follow dance steps to increase cardiovascualar fitness and to tone the body.

 

Dance Fitness: Youth

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Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West, Manhattan

Start Date: July 12, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Teen  

Dance class for youth with focus on cardio and toning.

Instructor: LaSharn Cooper

 

Dancercise with Lisa

Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Roy Reuther Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 711 C Seagirt Ave, # 2N, Queens

Age:Senior  

Join us for an energizing dance and aerobics class every week. Becoming a member of the senior center is easy and free! Call us to find out how.

Phone: 718-491-3110
E-mail: slombardi@jasa.org
Cost: Free 

 

Deep-Relaxation Yoga

Friday: 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

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

Age:Everyone  

Can’t escape the sweltering heat or work stress? Head to this Meatpacking District yoga studio for 45-minutes of aaaahhh. Begin with gentle stretching, then enjoy a generous session of deep relaxation known as Yoga Nidra, and top it off with a short meditation. Now you’re ready for the weekend.

Phone: 212-929-0585
Cost: Free 

 

Doctors For a Healthier Bronx Walking Group

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Pelham Parkway , BRONX PARK, HUTCH. RIVER PKWY. BET. PELHAM PKWY NORTH AND SOUTH (Bronx), Bronx

Age:Adult  

Meet us for a weekly walk of about 1 1/2 miles on Pelham Parkway, weather permitting.

Phone: 718-231-5100
Cost: Free 

Meeting Location: Office of Dr. Jhangiani 2425 Eastchester Rd

 

Donation Only Pre-natal Yoga

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Harlem Yoga Studio Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 44 West 125th Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

This class teaches movements and yoga poses to strengthen and tone the muscles and organs needed for labor and delivery. An emphasis is also placed on soothing, relaxing practices and visualization practices with the baby.

Cost: Pay what you wish 

 

Double Dutch

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Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Sorrentino Recreation Center, 18-48 Cornaga Avenue, Queens

Age:Child / Teen  

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

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

Ages 13-17: Tuesday-Wednesday 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Ages 5-17: Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

Early Bird Walkers

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Monday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Thursday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Friday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 8, 2013
Age:Adult / Senior  

Early morning, indoor walking class for adults and seniors who want a gentle start to the day.

 

Evening NIA

Wednesday: 7:05 p.m.-8:05 p.m.

Sirovich Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 331 East 12th Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Nia is a one hour class incorporating structured and freeform movement to music incorporating the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Nia classes are available to members of The Educational Alliance Center for Balanced Living. Membership is $75 for 1 year and available to anyone ages 55 years and older. For more information on The Educational Alliance Center for Balanced Living, visit our website or call 212-780-2300.

Cost: $75/year 

The Educational Alliance

 

Evening Yoga

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Sirovich Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 331 East 12th Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Yoga classes available to members of The Educational Alliance Center for Balanced Living. Membership is $75 for 1 year and available to anyone ages 55 years and older. For more information on The Educational Alliance Center for Balanced Living, visit our website or call 212-780-2300.

Cost: $75/year 

The Educational Alliance

 

Exercise Class

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

HANAC Lindsay Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Queens

Age:Senior  

Join us for an energetic morning fitness class. 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 

 

Exercise Group

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Todt Hill Friendship Club Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 184 Schmidts Lane, Staten Island

Age:Senior  

An hour of light aerobics, yoga, or tai-chi. To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

FIT - Interval Training

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Monday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

This total body workout is the best way to lose fat. Do a minute of cardio then go onto to a minute of strength training.

 

Instructor: Ryan Ruiz

 

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 Free Play

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

Start Date: September 20, 2014
End Date: June 6, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Bring your ball and play basketball, soccer or other games with your children in our gym.  Parent or guardian required.

 

Family Night Adults w/Children Only

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Friday: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 12, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Age:Everyone  

The swimming pool is open for family swim on Friday nights.

 

Family Swim

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Friday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

St. John's Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Age:Everyone  

The pool is open for family swim.  Children and their parents are permitted in the swimming pool.

 

Family Swim

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Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 19, 2014
End Date: January 3, 2015
Age:Everyone  

The swimming pool is open for youth and families to exercise or use the pool for recreational swimming.

 

Family Table Tennis

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Friday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Everyone  

Play table tennis with the whole family!  All ages are welcome.

This class is accessible for people with disabilities.

 

Family Time

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Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 25, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
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.

 

 

Family Volleyball

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Friday: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Everyone  

Spike, set and volley with your family!  Compete to be the winner in these family hours.

 

Family Workout

(M)

Friday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: September 14, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Age:Everyone  

A family that works out together, stays together! Mother, fathers, sons and daughters are encouraged to come break a sweat in a family friendly workout routine.

 

Individuals are also welcome!

Instructor: Ingrid Tafe * Children must be accompanied with an adult with a membership in order to participate

 

Family Yoga

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Ridgewood YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 69-02 64th St, Queens

Age:Everyone  

A yoga class that integrates postures, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation to stretch, strengthen, and condition. All levels are welcome.

Phone: 212-912-2180

 

Family Zumba

Friday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Ridgewood YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 69-02 64th St, Queens

Age:Everyone  

ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music, utilizing dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The routines feature aerobic interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.

Phone: 212-912-2180

 

Feeling Fit

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Vanderbilt YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 224 East 47th St, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Go at your own pace low impact aerobics, body conditioning and flexibility exercises.

Phone: 212-912-2500
Cost: Free for members, non-members $45/8 classes 

 

Feldenkrais Method

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Feldenkrais: Awareness Through Movement®, students learn a direct and effective means for healing pain, while also improving posture, flexibility and coordination. Over time, we each adopt physical and psychological habits, often constraining us to a small portion of our movement potential, and creating unnecessary physical limitations, injury, or chronic pain. Classes are non-competitive and students move according to their own comfort level and progress at their own rate. The emphasis is on sensory learning. The lessons are of benefit to everyone wishing to move with greater comfort and ease.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $13 

 

Fencing

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Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 9, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

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

Instructors: Wayne and Larry

 

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.

 

First Friday Ride in Union Square Park

Friday: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Union Square Park , BROADWAY TO 4 AVE., E 14 ST. TO E 17 ST. (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

First Friday Ride is a monthly celebration of pollution-free transportation as a way to create safer streets for human beings! A fun and inclusive group bicycle ride through the streets of New York City at a leisurely pace. Route to be determined by participants.

E-mail: timesup.events@gmail.com
Cost: Free 

Meet Union Square North & Broadway

Time's Up

 

Fit Aerobics

(M)

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

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

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Come join Instructor Kim for a high energy & low impact cardio class

 

Fit Assist

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Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Monday: 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

St. John's Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 1, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

This class offers workout equipment assistance for adults unfamiliar or uncomfortable with using exercise machines. People of all fitness levels can learn how to get the most out of their workouts. 

 

Fit for Life

Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

PSS City Island Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 116 City Island Ave, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for a light exercise class to build strength and do some light cardio. Open to anyone 60+. Fees as noted or all monthly classes for $20.

Phone: 718-885-0727
E-mail: pgrondahl@pssusa.org
Cost: $2 

Grace Church Hall

 

Fitness Class

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

PSS Parkside Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 644 Adee Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for an energetic morning fitness class. Open to anyone 60+.

Cost: Free 

 

Fitness Room Access

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Monday: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult  

Open access for adults and youth 16+

 

Fitness Room and Spin Room: Adults

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Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday: 8:00 a.m.-9:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.,5:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:15 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.,5:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:15 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: November 23, 2013
Age:Adult / Senior  

The cardio and strength room and the spin room are open for adults.

 

Fitness Room: Teens

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Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2014
Age:Teen  

The fitness room, equipped with cardio and strength training equipment, is open for teen use.

 

Fitness and Health with Mr. T: Session 1

Monday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Age:Everyone  

Get fit and healthy with Mr. T!  Cardio exercises and health tips will start you on the path to feeling great! 

This class is free and open to the public.

 

Fitness and Health with Mr. T: Session 2

Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Age:Everyone  

Get fit and healthy with Mr. T!  Cardio exercises and health tips will start you on the path to feeling great! 

This class is free and open to the public.

 

Flag Football

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Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 12, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

Instructor: James Brooks and Paul Hardy

To teach good team work and discipline.

 

Flag Football

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Friday: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 31, 2014
End Date: November 7, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

Join us for our flag football league and compete against other teams and recreation centers.

Ages 8 to 17

Teams forming now!

Age groups: 8 to 11, 12 to 14 and 15 to 17

 

Flag Football League

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Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 7, 2014
End Date: November 14, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

To promote good will, athletics, determination and better health through fun instructional games.  Registration begins second week in September.  Participants are taught the fundamentals before league play begins.

 

Free Family Health and Fitness Program

Friday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Jacobi Medical Center-Health Center at Gun Hill Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 1012 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx

Age:Teen / Adult  

Get on the ball to good health! How would you like to lose weight, feel great, and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle? Join our free weekly exercise classes led by an experienced personal trainer.

Phone: 718-918-8850
Cost: Free 

Jacobi Medical Center Community Health Centers

 

Free Family Health and Fitness Program

Friday: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Jacobi Medical Center-Health Center at Tremont Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 1826 Arthur Ave, 2nd Floor, Bronx

Age:Teen / Adult  

Get on the ball to good health! How would you like to lose weight, feel great, and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle? Join our free weekly exercise classes led by an experienced personal trainer.

Phone: 718-918-8700
Cost: Free 

 

Free Nia Jam Series

Saturday: 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

JCC Manhattan Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

Once-a-month. Experience Nia—a beautiful blend of dance, martial arts, and yoga. With Kevin VerEecke and friends. All levels welcome.

Phone: 646-505-5708
Cost: Free 

 

Free Yoga for Individuals with MS

Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tree of Life Yoga Studio Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 102-06 Metropolitan Ave, Queens

Age:Adult  

Free chair yoga for individuals with MS. Please call to inquire and to pre-register.

Phone: 718-544-5997
Cost: Free 

 

Free Yoga for Runners

Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Jack Rabbit Sports-Union Square Store Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 42 West 14th Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Free yoga class for runners. Bring your own mat. RSVP at custserv@jackrabbitsports.com. This class meets every other Saturday.

Phone: 212-727-2980

 

Front Runners New York Brooklyn Fun Run

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Prospect Park , PROSPECT PARK W, PARKSIDE AVE. BET. FLATBUSH AVE., OCEAN AVE. AND PROSPECT PARK SW (Brooklyn), Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

It's not all about Manhattan! Our Brooklyn runners show great spirit and pride in their borough, congregating at the 3rd St and Prospect Park West entrance to Prospect Park for a run every Tuesday at 7PM. We take off for our 3.3 mile loop at 7:15 PM. We encourage runners of all speeds and abilities. People often go for dinner together at a nearby restaurant after the run. If you are new and want to make sure and find us, please email Mike Grzlecki at brooklyn@frny.o​rg or Peter Doebele at PDinnyCity@aol.​com. You can also call Peter at 718-857-1932. Mike offers a bag drop at his home 5 minutes' walk from the park--to let him know you are coming and get the address email him at brooklyn@frny.o​rg.

Cost: Free 

 

Front Runners New York Fun Run

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Central Park , 5 AV TO CENTRAL PARK W, 59 ST TO 110 ST (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

The centerpiece of the club's activities is our Saturday fun run/walk/social. Indomitable in mind, body and spirit, our club members come out to Central Park regardless of the weather. If you wish to drop off your bag, stretch or change before running, please come to the basement of Rutgers Church (236 W 73rd) on the South Side of 73rd Street just west of Broadway by 9:45 AM. Runners who do not need to drop off bags can catch up with the group inside Central Park, just across the road to the south of the Daniel Webster Statue (West Drive and 72nd Street Transverse) at 10:00 AM.

Cost: Free 

 

Front Runners New York Hill Workout

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Central Park , 5 AV TO CENTRAL PARK W, 59 ST TO 110 ST (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Meet near the Daniel Webster Statue on the west side. There usually a bag drop outdoors near where we run, but please note that there are no changing or restroom facilities. Bring a small bag with no valuables. For those looking for a more intense workout than the Fun Runs.

E-mail: info@frny.org
Cost: Free 

Front Runners New York

 

Front Runners New York Midweek Central Park Run

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Central Park , 5 AV TO CENTRAL PARK W, 59 ST TO 110 ST (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

A weekly mainstay like our Saturday morning run, the club religiously meets in Central Park each Wednesday night. If you wish to drop off your bag, change, or stretch before the Park run, please arrive at Rutgers Church (236 W 73rd) on the South Side of 73rd St just west of Broadway in the small gymnasium in the basement by 6:45 pm. Runners who do not need to drop off bags catch up with the group at the entry to the park at West Drive and the 72nd Street Transverse at 7:00 pm. Please note that this location is up the hill from where we normally meet on Saturday mornings due to traffic.

Cost: Free 

 

Front Runners New York Outdoor Track Workout

Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Riverbank State Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 679 Riverside Drive, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Meet at the track on West 137th Street by the river. There are public restrooms and vending machines with water and Powerade in the facilities nearby. We drop our bags near where we run, so bring a small bag with no valuables. For those looking for a more intense workout than the Fun Runs.

Cost: Free 

Front Runners New York

 

Fun Fitness Fridays

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Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 1, 2013
Age:Adult / Senior  

High-impact class that combines elements of aerobics, zumba, and modern dance movements.

 

Functional Strength Training for Teens

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Tuesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 22, 2014
End Date: November 26, 2014
Age:Teen  

A mixture of education and fitness, particpants will engaging in challenging fitness routines while being introducd to the basics of exercise physiology.

Instructor: H. Pepper Brent

 

Fusion

Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Bronx YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 2 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx

Age:Adult  

This class consists of a dynamic blend of Vinyasa (flowing) yoga and Pilates. You will burn calories and stored body fat by keeping your heart rate up while challenging major and minor muscle groups.

Cost: free for members, individual memberships $12-$44/month, financial assistance available 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Futsal (Instructional Soccer)

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Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: September 13, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

Instructor:  James Brooks and Paul Hardy

To promote health and wellness through soccer inspiring positive active lifestyles; educate youth around healthy eating habits.

 

Gaga/People

Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Gaga/people explores “gaga”, a movement language developed by Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin to help dancers and non dancers reconnect to the way they move. Teachers guide the class through a series of evocative instructions that participants actively explore, discovering individual ways to interpret and perform the information through movement. Gaga/people classes offer a creative framework for participants to connect to their bodies and imaginations, increase their physical awareness, improve their flexibility and stamina, and experience the pleasure of movement in a welcoming, accepting atmosphere. No prior dance experience needed, and this Open Level class is offered on a drop-in basis.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $13 

 

General Swim

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Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: October 19, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Everyone  

The pool is available for all members. Swim, play or just relax. The deep and shallow ends of the pool are divided to accommodate all swim levels.

 

General Swim

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Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 14, 2014
Age:Everyone  

The swimming pool is open for members to exercise or use the pool for recreational swimming.

 

General Swim

(M)

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 19, 2014
Age:Everyone  

General Swim available for all members. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Our pool is divided between the shallow and deep end. Members may use kick boards and noodles to wade in the water.

All patrons must shower before entering the pool and wear proper bathing attire. Swim caps must be worn. Snorkeling goggles are NOT allowed.

 

General Swim

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Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Monday: 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Saturday: 2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 20, 2014
End Date: December 23, 2014
Age:Everyone  

The swimming pool is open for recreational swim.  Families are welcomed!

 

General Swim

(M)

Monday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.,3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 2:15 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 15, 2014
Age:Everyone  

The swimming pool is open for general and family swim.

 

Gentle Tone & Stretch

Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.

New Song Community Corporation-Triangle Building Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 120th St & 8th Ave, Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

The Harlem Center for Healthy Living opened its doors in 2008 as a means to address the health disparities in Harlem, by focusing on education, activities and support in the prevention of obesity, hypertension, diabetes type 2, and heart disease. HCHL aspires to empower members with life-long healthy living habits. The monthly calendar of classes and activities include pilates, yoga, total body conditioning, salsa dancing, one on one healthy lifestyle coaching, healthy cooking demonstrations, holistic health workshops, and healthy community meals. Our goal at HCHL is to make wellness practices accessible and affordable for ALL in our community and to care for the total person/family. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Cost: $15/class or $75/year 

 

Gentle Yoga

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Designed to teach basic yoga postures that will enhance flexibility, strength and balance and promote relaxation.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Gentle Yoga

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Monday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult  

Designed to teach basic yoga postures that will enhance flexibility, strength and balance and promote relaxation.

Phone: 718-227-3200
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

Gentle Yoga

Tuesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult  

Designed to teach basic yoga postures that will enhance flexibility, strength and balance and promote relaxation.

Phone: 718-981-4933
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

Get Fit with Chris

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Monday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Take part in interval training, pylometric exercises, and strength training.  This class is for members of all ability levels. 

 

Get Right Fitness Challenge!

(M)

Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-9:15 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 11, 2014
End Date: April 25, 2015
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Get toned, gain flexibility, build endurance and discover your personal best in this fitness class.

Instructor: Chavone Miller

 

 

Girls Basketball Practice

(M)

Thursday: 7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Age:Child / Teen  

Participants will learn and develop the fundamentals of basketball through conditioning, individual workouts, drills, team-building and competition.

 

Go Fish

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Wagner Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Just north of Historic Battery Park,, Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

Cost: Free 

Except on the following days: May 17, June 14, September 20, and October 18

 

GoJu

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 9, 2014
End Date: October 30, 2014
Age:Child / Teen / Adult / Senior  

Members of all ages can learn self defense and discipline while toning muscles through karate!

Instructor:  Mr. McGee

 

Going Strong

(M)

Friday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 3, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Seniors, feel pumped at this freestyle fitness class!

 

Group Fitness Classes

Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Maceus Studios Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 175-25 139th Road, Queens

Age:Everyone  

Alwayz Fit 4 Lyfe Classes were designed for individuals who desire to live healthier lifestyles. The class will provide basic aerobic and total body conditioning exercises along with basic nutritional guidelines to assist you to meet your wellness & fitness Goals in an uplifting environment!

E-mail: Alwayzfit4lyfe@alwayzfit4lyfe.com
Cost: $5-$10 

 

Group Trail Ride with Peak Bicycle

Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Cunningham Park , LIE., 73 AVE., UNION TURNPIKE, GCP BET. 193 ST., FRANCIS LEWIS BLVD., HOLLIS HILLS TER., AND 210 ST. (Queens), Queens

Age:Adult / Teen  

Group ride on a 7-mile trail through Cunningham Park, weather permitting. We recommend that you have ridden this challenging trail before. You must wear a helmet during the ride, and please arrive no later than 8:15 am.

Phone: 718-225-5119
E-mail: peakmountainbike@yahoo.com
Cost: Free 

Meet at 210th St and 67th Ave.

Peak Mountain Bike

 

Gym Etiquette 101

(M)

Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Want to make the most of your workout?  Learn how to safely use exercise equipment and submit questions to our knowledgeable team!

 

HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training

(M)

Monday: 7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Builds up your cardiovascular capacity through short, intense bursts of exercise referred to as intervals.

 

HITT Fit

(M)

Tuesday: 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 14, 2014
End Date: November 11, 2014
Age:Adult  

High Intensity Interval Training is based around short and intense workouts designed to improve cardiovascular capacity and condition.

 

Harlem Karate Institute: Karate

Monday: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

PS 375 Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 141 E 111th St, Manhattan

Age:Child / Teen  

Martial science class for ages 6-18. Drop into as many classes as you like during the month.

Phone: 646-271-0619
E-mail: harlemkatas@yahoo.com
Cost: $100/month 

 

Hatha Yoga

(M)

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Red Hook Recreation Center, 155 Bay Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: December 10, 2013
Age:Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Ashley Taylor

Join Ashley for a unique blend of Vinyasa flow, therapeutic sequences, and breathing exercises.  All classes are accessible to beginners.  Pose modifications are available for anyone with limitations or injuries, so come try it out!

 

Healing Yoga for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer

Monday: 6:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

JCC Manhattan Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

These free classes are for those recovering from cancer and are co-sponsored by The Comprehensive Breast Center at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospitals and The JCC in Manhattan. To register for all programs, please call JoAnn Fox Weingarten, 212-523-7275.

Phone: 212-523-7275
Cost: Free 

 

Health-walking and Race-walking Clinics

Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

North Meadow Recreation Center, Mid-park at 97th Street, Central Park, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

In partnership with the New York Walker's Club, these clinics increase physical fitness and mental health while enjoying the scenic views of Central Park.  Led by coach Lon Wilson, each clinic includes a warm-up, cool down, and stretching. 

Free.

All fitness levels are welcome.

 

Hi-Lo Aerobics

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

A rhythmic aerobic workout in which at least one foot contacts the ground at all times. This provides a challenging cardiovascular workout.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

High Intensity Training

(M)

Wednesday: 6:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 22, 2014
End Date: November 26, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

High Intensity Training is a class for adults who are interested in cardiovascular training and high rep weight train.

Instructor: Bala Huseinovic

 

Highbridge Fitness Competition

(M)

Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: July 7, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Come work with our fitness instructor Orlando to achieve your desired fitness goals! Members will meet each week with Orlando to track their results and work on a fitness class regiment for the following week. It's time to stop the excuses and start seeing results!

 

Hip Hop Dance

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

A cardiovascular workout using urban upbeat Hip Hop music. This class teaches step by step movements with fun choreography, so you can get your feet moving and your heart pumping.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Hip-Hop Dance Class

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

PEP for Seniors Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 1525 Unionport Road Apt. #ME, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join PEP's Hip Hop Dance Class! It's FREE! Come to the PEP office every Tuesday from 11am-12pm and every Thursday from 2pm-3pm. Our volunteer Ashanti will get you moving around in no time! This class is suitable for beginners. Open to anyone 55+

Phone: 718-409-1619
E-mail: NTambini@bethabe.org
Cost: Free 

PEP for Seniors

 

Honeys and Bears

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Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: October 31, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

The Honeys and Bears are Hansborough Recreation Center's acclaimed synchronized swimming group. For seniors. Please contact the center for more information about joining.

 

Honeys and Bears: Youth

(M)

Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 30, 2014
End Date: October 30, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

The Honeys and Bears are Hansborough Recreation Center's acclaimed synchronized swimming group. For youth! Please contact the center for more information about joining.

 

Hoop Skills Saturdays

(M)

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: September 13, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Child / Teen  

Instructor:  Charles Jones and Daniel Wilkes

To teach fundamentals, skills, and concepts of basketball.  Each atendant will be given individual and group instruction.  Attendants will be grouped according to playing abilities and experience for all instructional sessions.

 

Hula Hoop

(M)

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 13, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

A medium to high impact aerobics class for adults and seniors utilizing specially designed hula hoops that strengthens your core and upper body.

Instructor: Jeanette

Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

 

Ice Rink - Public Skating Hours

(M)

Sunday: 12:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.,7:00 p.m.-9:50 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-9:50 p.m.

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

Age:Everyone  

Admission Prices:
Weekday -  $5.00
Weekend (Starting at 7:00 p.m. Friday) - $8.00
Skate Rental - $5.00

Please call the World Ice Area at (718) 760-9001 for more information about the ice skating rink at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

 

Indoor Cycling

(M)

Monday: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Adult  

Spin the pounds away in this high-intensity cycling classes!  Intervals are designed to strengthen your heart, legs and core.

 

Indoor Street Hockey

(M)

Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

St. James Recreation Center, 2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx

Age:Child  

The indoor street hockey program is open to children ages 6-13.

 

Indoor Walking

Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: November 4, 2014
End Date: December 16, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Join us for our indoor walking program.  Whether you want to walk your way to better health or just past the time you will enjoy this class.

 

Instructional Basketball

(M)

Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 1, 2013
Age:Child / Teen  

Learn the fundamentals of basketball through this weekend class.  All levels are welcome.

 

Instructional Capoeira

(M)

Monday: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: September 15, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Come experience the rhythm and artistic style of this Afro-Brazilian non-contact martial art. No matter your fitness level you will find this class challenging while exploring a range of possibilities through dance, acrobatics, instrumental and vocal music.

 

Instructional Pickleball

(M)

Tuesday: 3:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:45 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 1, 2014
Age:Teen  

Instructor: Malik

Instuctional clinics are being held for Pickleball, which  is a relatively new racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis.  

 

Intermediate Pilates Mat

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Pilates is based on a series of core-strengthening exercises created by Joseph Pilates. These exercises use muscle control, breathing techniques, imagery and postural alignment to strengthen the entire body. The beginning Pilates Mat class is a thoughtful, non-threatening approach to these exercises and other movement. There is an emphasis on range of motion, as well as intensive work on abdominal muscles.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $13 

 

Intermediate West African Dance

Monday: 7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

West African Dance (Djembe) focuses on dances from West Africa (e.g. Senegal, Mali) that are danced to Djembe drums. Beginning and Intermediate classes are offered on a drop-in basis.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $14 

 

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet

Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Beginning/Intermediate through Advanced classes are offered on a drop-in basis.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $15 

 

Intermediate/Advanced Belly Dancing

Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Belly Dancing focuses on the folkloric belly dances and classical rhythms of North and East Africa.  Both Beginning and the Intermediate levels work along these parameters. The Intermediate/Advanced Class applies Belly Dancing technique to choreography.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $14 

 

Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Modern Dance involves elements of floor work, center exercises, and combinations while emphasizing the weight of the body and its relationship to space and gravity. Students work on strength, flexibility and coordination. Intermediate/Advance and Advance are offered on a drop-in basis.

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $14 

 

Intro to Tai Chi

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Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 8, 2014
End Date: November 30, 2014
Age:Everyone  

Interested in exploring the health benefits of this soothing routine?  Tai Chi has been around for years for good reason: it unwinds stress and generates positive energy.

This class welcomes beginners.

 

Inwood Hill Runners

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Inwood Hill Park , DYCKMAN ST, HUDSON RIVER, HARLEM RIVER S (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Tues run: Speed, hills, and intervals. All running paces and abilities are welcome. Stretching and warm-ups are on your own. Thu run: Regular 4-miler. All running paces and abilities are welcome. Stretching and warm-ups are on your own. Sat run: 6-8 miles, various routes. Bring your Metrocard. All running paces and abilities are welcome. Stretching and warm-ups are on your own.

Phone: 917-664-3141
E-mail: tamara@inwoodhillrunners.org
Cost: Free 

Inwood Hill Runners

 

JIANZI

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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: October 28, 2014
End Date: December 18, 2014
Age:Everyone  

Learn to play and participate in the game of Jianzi!

 

Jack Rabbit Sports Free Group Runs

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Union Square Park , BROADWAY TO 4 AVE., E 14 ST. TO E 17 ST. (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Join us for one of our free groups runs starting out of each of our three store locations.  These are casual, social, and non-coached 60 minute group runs.  We run at a relaxed, 'conversational' pace and while everyone is welcome, we suggest participants be able to comfortably run 5K / 3 miles.  We meet at the store and for those of you coming from the office you can change clothes and/or leave your belongings at the store during our runs.

Phone: 212-727-2980
E-mail: custserv@jackrabbitsports.com
Cost: Free 

Meeting Location: Jack Rabbit Sports-Union Square Store

 

Jack Rabbit Sports Free Group Runs

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Central Park , 5 AV TO CENTRAL PARK W, 59 ST TO 110 ST (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Join us for one of our free groups runs starting out of each of our three store locations.  These are casual, social, and non-coached 60 minute group runs.  We run at a relaxed, 'conversational' pace and while everyone is welcome, we suggest participants be able to comfortably run 5K / 3 miles.  We meet at the store and for those of you coming from the office you can change clothes and/or leave your belongings at the store during our runs.

Cost: Free 

Meeting Location: Jack Rabbit Sports-UES 1255 Lexington Ave

 

Jack Rabbit Sports Free Group Runs

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Prospect Park , PROSPECT PARK W, PARKSIDE AVE. BET. FLATBUSH AVE., OCEAN AVE. AND PROSPECT PARK SW (Brooklyn), Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Join us for one of our free groups runs starting out of each of our three store locations.  These are casual, social, and non-coached 60 minute group runs.  We run between 4.2-5.5 miles, at 9 minute miles. We meet at the store and run in Prospect Park.

Phone: 718-636-9000
E-mail: custserv@jackrabbitsports.com
Cost: Free 

Meeting Location: Jack Rabbit Sports-Brooklyn Store 151 7th Ave

 

Jazzercise

Thursday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Brooks Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 143-22 109th Avenue, Queens

Age:Senior  

Join us for an energetic morning fitness class. 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