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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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St. Nicholas Houses Walking Trail

Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

St. Nicholas Houses Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 210 West 131st Street, Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

St. Nicholas Walking Trail is a 1 mile trail in and around St. Nicholas houses marked by green arrows, resident gardens and flags.

Phone: (212) 665-3279
Cost: Free 

Meet at the Senior Center.

 

Step Aerobics

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Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 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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Step and Tone

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: November 2, 2014
End Date: August 31, 2015
Age:Senior  

Burns calories and fat through aerobic exercises using an elevated platform.

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Strength

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Vanderbilt YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 224 East 47th St, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

This class utilizes weights, combined with isometric training and stretching. Strength training can greatly improve one’s quality of life at any age.

Phone: 212-912-2500
Cost: Free for members, non-members $45/8 classes 

 

Strength Training Basics

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Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue (across from Sea View Hospital), Staten Island

Start Date: July 9, 2015
End Date: September 10, 2015
Age:Senior  

This class teaches you the safe and effective way to use strength equipment and learn the benefits of each machine.

 

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Strength Training Basics

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Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue (across from Sea View Hospital), Staten Island

Start Date: July 7, 2015
End Date: September 8, 2015
Age:Senior  

This class teaches you the safe and effective way to use strength equipment and learn the benefits of each machine.

 

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Stretch

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Monday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Thursday: 11:45 a.m.-12:30 a.m.

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

Age:Senior  

Active stretching allows the body to perform longer and better. This class uses stretching to keep the body active for members of all levels of fitness.

 All levels of fitness are welcome.

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Stretch

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

Vanderbilt YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 224 East 47th St, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Relaxing stretch class, which helps improve flexibility, and reduce stress.

Phone: 212-912-2500
Cost: Free for members, non-members $45/8 classes 

 

Stretch & Balance Yoga

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Friday: 7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 7, 2015
End Date: August 29, 2015
Age:Senior  

This class contains exercises that feature slow movements and stretching routines.  It is designed for increasing flexibility, balance as well as relieving stress. This class will be held on the rooftop!

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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
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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CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Morning Miles

Monday, August 3, 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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Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3543

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Seniors

Monday, August 3, 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, August 3, 2015
11:00 a.m.12:00 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

 

CANCELLED: Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Going the Distance

Monday, August 3, 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

 

Shape Up NYC: Total Body Burn

Monday, August 3, 2015
6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

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

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 227-1463

Contact Email

francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Total Body Boot Camp

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
7:00 a.m.8:00 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

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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 Class

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

sarah.neilson@parks.nyc.gov

 

Ocean Breeze Summer Fitness: Breezy Bodies

Tuesday, August 4, 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: Jump into Summer

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
11:00 a.m.11:30 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

 

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