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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 Stroll

Thursday: 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  

Wear a pedometer and walk with us every week around the neighborhood year-round, weather permitting. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (718) 218-9673
Fax: (718) 388-6865
Cost: Free 

 

Senior Sweat

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

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: May 27, 2015
End Date: June 27, 2015
Age:Senior  

Get your heart pumping through a aerobics class. Get informed by the latest finding in exercise science, this cardio class focuses on strengthening and fine tuning major muscle groups.

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Senior Swim

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Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: April 1, 2015
End Date: June 21, 2015
Age:Senior  

The swimming pool is open for swim just for seniors.

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Senior Swim

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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.

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

Start Date: January 5, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Age:Senior  

Senior members 55 yrs and older are welcome to enjoy the indoor pool for exercise or recreational swim.

 

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Senior Swim Lessons (Registration Required)

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Tuesday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

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

Age:Senior  

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: $50 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 Water Aerobics

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Wednesday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 5, 2015
End Date: June 27, 2015
Age:Senior  

Get fit in the water in this low-impact class!  The water exercises utilize the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility.

All participants must have a lock to secure personal property. Bathing cap is required.

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Senior Water Aerobics

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Monday: 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Thursday: 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 16, 2014
Age:Senior  

Especially for seniors, this aerobics class in the swimming pool is low impact.  It gets your heart pumping without as much stress on your body!

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Senior Water Aerobics

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Monday: 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Friday: 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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

Start Date: January 5, 2015
End Date: June 30, 2015
Age:Senior  

Senior members are invited to join our instructior for a cardio workout in the pool. Tone, tighten and strengthen muscles all while having fun in the water.

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Senior Weight Training

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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: May 5, 2015
End Date: June 18, 2015
Age:Senior  

Seniors will learn to work with weights and go through a workout routine to help strengthen their overall body and help with their endurance.

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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
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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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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Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance

Friday, May 22, 2015
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp

Friday, May 22, 2015
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Tai Chi Class for Adults

Friday, May 22, 2015
11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

AccessiblePoe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 365-5516

Contact Email

Lucy.Aponte@parks.nyc.gov

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Instructional Shot Put

Friday, May 22, 2015
4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park (Saturdays)

Saturday, May 23, 2015
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 23, 2015
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

AccessibleConference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 227-1403

Contact Email

sigona99@verizon.net

 

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

Sunday, May 24, 2015
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)
West 89th Street and Riverside Drive, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

311

Contact Email

zhen.heinemann@parks.nyc.gov

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles

Monday, May 25, 2015
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors

Monday, May 25, 2015
9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Walk

Monday, May 25, 2015
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Splash Plaza (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

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