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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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Rock Your Seat

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Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex, 625 Father Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island

Start Date:April 4, 2016
End Date:May 15, 2016
Age:Senior  

Rock Your Seat is a combines exercise movements from the comfort of a chair.  All exercises are modified for individual participants. Rock your seat will focus on improving core strength with the use of weights and bands.  Members with limited mobility will enjoy an adaptable workout with upbeat music. Get fit and toned while sitting down!   


 With Wanda Torres

 

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Roller Skating

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Friday: 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date:October 11, 2013
Age:Everyone  

Roller skate at Brownsville Recreation Center!  Dust off your skates and enjoy this fun pasttime in the gymnasium.

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Salsa

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

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 25, 2016
End Date:June 25, 2016
Age:Senior  

Learn the basics to this popular Latin dance!

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Salsa Dance

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Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:September 12, 2015
End Date:June 25, 2016
Age:Senior  

Combines Latin dance moves for a fun, dynamic workout. Membership required.

Instructor:  Luther Wynter - Center Member

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Salsa, Sabor, Y Salud

Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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

Age:Everyone  

This is a culture-based program. The program's goals are to assist Latino families with children under 12 years of age in increasing their awareness of physical activity and nutrition issues, increasing their level of physical activity and improving habits leading to a healthy lifestyle. Offered at our off-site located at 35 Starr Street, Brooklyn.

Cost:Free 

 

Saturday Swim Lessons (Registration Required)

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Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink, 131-04 Meridian Rd, Queens

Start Date:April 30, 2016
End Date:June 25, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Learn how to swim with our professionally trained staff!  We teach all age groups and abilities. Lessons are small, with a student-teacher ratio of 8:1, and can be taken progressively, from beginner to experienced.

Each series of lessons is composed of ten classes, of 45 minutes each.  Placement in the classes is determined by availability, and by the swimmer's skill level, which is judged by the swimmer's participation in a mandatory water test.  

Fee: $100 for ten lessons.  Participants must be Recreation Center members.   

Registration is required.   To register, please call FMCP at (718) 271-7572.

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Senior Coordination & Conditioning

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Friday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:February 27, 2016
End Date:December 31, 2016
Age:Senior  

This class is designed to improve balance, strength and proprioception. The use of free weight and medicine balls is incorporated.

Amabell Rodriguez/Noel Byfield -Instructors

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Senior Fitness

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Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

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

Start Date:October 22, 2015
Age:Senior  

A functional class designed to enhance everyday muscles and movements.

Instructor: Kimberly Donovan

 

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Senior Fitness

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Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Owen Dolen Recreation Center, 2551 Westchester Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

This class incorporates light stretching and deep breathing along with relaxing music to get a low impact, full body workout.  This class is open to adult/senior members only.

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Please note: Programs with this symbol (Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property) are not managed by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. While Parks does its best to maintain accuracy in search results, users are strongly advised to call or email the program organizers directly for up-to-date information.

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

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

100% Playground/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

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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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