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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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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
Age:Senior  

Core strengthening class for adults and seniors.

Instructor: Carlos Sepulveda

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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
Age:Senior  

Training based around short intense bursts of muscular exersion.

Instructor: Carlos Sepulveda

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Abs & Toning

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

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

Start Date:April 5, 2016
End Date:June 23, 2016
Age:Senior  

Instructor: Ruth Menden

Summer is around the corner, don't "waist" time. Come get your fitness on for Summer 2016

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Abs sculpting

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Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:April 11, 2016
End Date:June 20, 2016
Age:Senior  

Exercises focused on shaping the abdominal(stomach) muscles, set to upbeat music.

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Adaptive Basketball

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Monday: 12:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date:April 3, 2016
End Date:June 25, 2016
Age:Senior  

Adaptive Basketball is McCarren's wheelchair basketball program, open to both disabled and able-bodied New Yorkers.  Sports wheelchairs are provided, so anyone can join!  Wheelchair basketball is challenging and, most of all, fun! 

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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Adaptive Coordination

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Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Adaptive program for people with physical disabilities or limited mobility and strength.

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Adaptive Sit Aerobics

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Thursday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date:April 3, 2016
End Date:June 25, 2016
Age:Senior  

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance with minimal impact on joints.

Instructor:  Carmen & Dana

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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 23, 2015
End Date:June 11, 2016
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.

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Adaptive Swim - Spring Session

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Monday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:March 21, 2016
End Date:June 6, 2016
Age:Everyone  

The pool is reserved for the Adaptive Swim program. This free program provides: 1) aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength 2) swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.

Advanced registration with Citywide Aquatics is required. For more information or to register, please call (718) 760-6969, ext. 0 or visit: www.nyc.gov/parks/citywideaquatics

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You may use any of Parks' recreational spaces, except tennis courts, without a permit. However, if a permit holder arrives with a valid permit in hand, you must vacate the field or court. An individual must have a season permit or single-play ticket to use Parks' tennis courts.

Organized play (leagues) requires a permit. Click here for an application and more information about permits.

100% Playground/Ps 242 (100th Street)

GLENWOOD RD & 100TH ST (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type:Handball Courts
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111 Street Playground (Near Playground For All Children)

CORONA AVENUE/111 ST (Queens) | Map it
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123rd Morningside Park

MORNINGSIDE & 121 STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type:Handball Courts
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157 Street Plgd.

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

157th St Plgd

157 ST & 116 AVE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type:Exercise Equipment

157th St. Playground

157TH STREET & 116TH. AVENUE (Queens) | Map it
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157th Street P/G(Baisley)

157 ST & 116 AVE (Queens) | Map it
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16 Sycamore Playground

SCHERMERHORN & NEVINS STS (Brooklyn) | Map it
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174 St. Playground

E. 174 AND BRONX RIVER AVENUE (Bronx) | Map it
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174th St Plgd

E 174 ST, BRONX RIVER AVE (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type:Exercise Equipment

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Team and league sports provide a great opportunity to get fit, socialize, and have fun. Some leagues are casual, while others are more competitive. Email or call the leagues below to find out more about your local team and its players.

104th Precinct. Adult Hockey

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

75th Precinct Community Sports Program

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

7th Day Adventist League

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

ADW SPORTS

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

AVJ League

Borough:Queens
Age:Adult
Type:Softball
Phone:(917) 716-7879

AYSO

Borough:Brooklyn
Age:Adult
Type: Soccer
Phone:(718) 923-1099

Ace Four Handball

Borough:Brooklyn
Age:Adult
Type:Handball
Phone:(718) 954-0455

Achievers of America, Inc.

Borough:Queens
Age:Youth/Adult
Type:Softball & Bowling
A program for Special needs individuals with developmental disabilities. Challenged or not.
Phone:(718) 565-1141 |  Email

Achilles International

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

Alumni     

Borough:Staten Island
Age:Adult
Type:Softball  
Phone:(732) 513-4836  |  Email

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Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, May 5, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Bryant Park Tai Chi

Thursday, May 5, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)
6th Avenue and 41st Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

bpc@urbanmgt.com

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, May 7, 2016
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion

Saturday, May 7, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the Conference House kitchen.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 227-1463

Contact Email

sigona99@verizon.net

 

Yoga at Wave Hill

Sunday, May 8, 2016
10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

$25/$15 Wave Hill Member, including admission to the grounds. Advance registration online receives a $2 discount. Program fee includes admission. Online registration closes at 8AM on the day of the session. Cancellations must be made by 3PM the Friday before; after that, refunds will not be made. Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits. Participants must present their Membership card or a printed program registration form at the front gate or purchase tickets at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Bryant Park Tai Chi

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)
6th Avenue and 41st Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

bpc@urbanmgt.com

 

Brooklyn Senior Games: Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
8:00 a.m.2:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Johns Recreation Center
1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 771-2787

Contact Email

ronee.mattingly@parks.nyc.gov

 

Tai Chi Class

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the Garibaldi Plaza stage.

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

sarah(dot)neilson(at)parks.nyc.gov

 

Brooklyn Senior Games: Day Two

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleSt. Johns Recreation Center
1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 771-2787

Contact Email

ronee.mattingly@parks.nyc.gov

 

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