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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 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:April 5, 2016
End Date:June 30, 2016
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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Shape & Tone

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Saturday: 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:April 3, 2016
Age:Senior  

 Slim down in this cardiovascular fitness class that helps you shed pounds.

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Shape & Tone

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Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:April 9, 2016
End Date:December 31, 2016
Age:Senior  

This is a class of moderate intensity. All major muscle groups will be incorporated.

Zuleika Diaz- Instructor

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Shape Up Abs & Arms

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date:January 4, 2016
End Date:June 30, 2016
Age:Senior  

Toning your core and arms are the focus of this class.  Most of the class will be spent on the floor stregthening your abs and arms.  This class is open to everyone.  Membership is not required.

Instructor: Ingrid Tafe

2nd Floor Multipurpose Room

Please bring a towel.

 

Shape Up NYC Zumba

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

Age:Senior  

 

 

 

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Shape Up NYC: (Re) Activate: Movement and Muscle

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

I.S. 220 - John J. Pershing Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 4812 9th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:February 11, 2016
End Date:August 11, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior / Teen  

(Re)Activate: Movement and Muscle is a fitness class were we move to the music to work on strength, balance, and flexibility. Group fitness is a great way to get exercise, make friends, and have fun! This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program. NOTE: Class will not be held on 3/17/2016 or 4/28/2016

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Aerobic Fit

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Atlantic Terminal Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 501 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 23, 2016
End Date:July 23, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior / Teen  

Low impact aerobic exercise using light weights to tone and strengthen the body. Perfect for when you are first getting started, dealing with an injury or just want to try something new. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost:FREE 

Bring light weights and water.

 

Shape Up NYC: Aerobics

Saturday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Brooklyn Public Library - Bedford Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 496 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 8, 2014
End Date:June 22, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior / Teen  

A moderate, heart-pumping workout to help burn calories and improve heart health. This instructor is part of the NYC Parks Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Aerobics

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Betsy Head Field House, Livonia Ave between Hopkinson & Amboy streets, Brooklyn

Start Date:September 3, 2014
Age:Senior  

Instructor: Carolyn Herring

 

Cardio exercise class combining strength and toning exercises.

 

 Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and open to the public.

 

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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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Senior Games Prep Meet-Up Clinics: Track and Field

Friday, April 29, 2016
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

A low-cost Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 771-2787

Contact Email

ronee.mattingly@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, April 30, 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, April 30, 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

 

Tai Chi Chuan

Saturday, April 30, 2016
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Perkins Visitors Center (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. Don't forget to bring your members' card or a printed program registration form and present it at the front gate. Sessions take place outdoors, weather permitting.

Contact Number

(718) 549-3200

 

Yoga at Wave Hill

Sunday, May 1, 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 3, 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 3, 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

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

 

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