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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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Senior Learn to Swim

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Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

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

Start Date:October 9, 2015
Age:Senior  

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Senior Low Impact Aerobics and Toning

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Monday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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

Start Date:November 11, 2013
Age:Senior  

Low impact aerobics with flavor and fun, using chairs to fit and tone. 

Instructor: Lolita Lee

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Senior Olympic Training

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Tuesday: 9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:February 2, 2016
End Date:February 23, 2016
Age:Senior  

Every Tuesday in February there will be training for the upcoming Senior Olympics.

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Senior Painting

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Monday: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:January 7, 2016
End Date:March 10, 2016
Age:Senior  

The goal of this program is to introduce students to the fundamentals of visual perception, use of color, shading and to allow each student to explore their artistic expression.
• To develop confidence using painting as a primary medium.
• To develop ability to visualize ideas and processes in art making.
• To understand the history, styles and process of painting.

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Senior Pickle Ball

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Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date:March 25, 2015
End Date:March 2, 2016
Age:Senior  

An exciting and fun game that is very similar to tennis but played with a plastic ball and racquet ball paddles.

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Senior Power Step Aerobics

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Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

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

Age:Senior  

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

 

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Senior Program

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

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

Age:Senior  

Seniors participate in Tai Chi, yoga, ESL classes, table tennis, bingo, movie days, card games, board games,  computers, social dance, creative arts, Wii Bowling, knitting, aerobics, and more!

This program is for seniors ages 60 and over. Please call the center for specific program information.

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Senior Spin Cycle

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Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:January 6, 2016
Age:Senior  

Get your sweat on in a cycling workout.

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Senior Stroll

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

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

Age:Senior  

Our walking club meets every Monday and Thursday from April-Sept, weather permitting. To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Phone:(718) 893-3484
Fax:(718) 893-3261
Cost:Free 

 

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

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

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

100% Playground/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
Facility Type:Handball Courts
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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
Facility Type:Basketball Courts
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157th Street P/G(Baisley)

157 ST & 116 AVE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type:Handball Courts
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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
Facility Type:Handball Courts
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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

Tuesday, February 9, 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

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

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

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Tai Chi Chuan

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

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

Directions to this location

Cost

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

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

 

Hatha Yoga

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

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

Directions to this location

Cost

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

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

 

Meditation

Sunday, February 14, 2016
11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Session fee, which includes admission to the grounds: $20/$10 Wave Hill Member. Advance registration online receives a $2 discount. Online registration closes at 8 a.m. on the day of the session. Drop-ins will be accommodated as the limited space permits. Participants must present their Membership card or a printed program registration form at the front gate or purchase tickets at the Perkins Visitor Center. Please arrive on time: late-comers will not be admitted once the class begins.

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

 

Garden & Conservatory Highlights Walk

Sunday, February 14, 2016
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Ground admission: $8 adults, $4 students and seniors 65+, $2 Children 6+, free to Members and children under 6

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, February 16, 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

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, February 18, 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

 

Tai Chi Chuan

Saturday, February 20, 2016
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

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

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

 

Love Your Body: Fitness Marathon

Saturday, February 20, 2016
10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

AccessiblePelham Fritz Recreation Center (in Marcus Garvey Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 860-1380

 

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