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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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Washboard Abs

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Monday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens

Start Date:January 4, 2016
End Date:March 7, 2016
Age:Senior  

Members will go through a vigorous hour of abdominal muscle building and toning exercises. Members will also learn about how these exercises affect their body and their overall health

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Water Aerobics

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Monday: 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Recreation Center, 177th Street & Baisley Boulevard, Queens

Age:Senior  

Fun, low impact exercise class in the water!  For seniors.

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Water Aerobics

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Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

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

Start Date:October 13, 2015
Age:Senior  

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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Water Aerobics

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Monday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
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:November 2, 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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Water Aerobics (Cardio)

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

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date:November 4, 2015
End Date:March 26, 2016
Age:Senior  

Water aerobics is an alternate form of aerobics performed in chest-deep water, with rhythmic body movements and dance steps. This form of exercise supports the body and reduces the risk of muscle or joint injury.

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Water Fitness

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Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:February 12, 2016
End Date:December 31, 2016
Age:Senior  

This Class is moderately intense exercising all major muscle groups. Members will learn how to use water as a form of resistance. 

Zuleika Diaz Instructor

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Water Polo

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Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:October 17, 2015
Age:Senior  

A seven-a-side game played by swimmers in a pool, with a ball like a volleyball that is thrown into the opponent's net. 

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Water Polo

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Tuesday: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:November 1, 2015
Age:Senior  

Take the chance to learn this fascinating sport! And even better: basic equipment is provided.

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Water Zumba

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Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:January 1, 2016
End Date:December 31, 2016
Age:Senior  

 Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps. Zumba in water will provide a very low impact environment. This will be benefical for individuals that have joint issues.

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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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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

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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

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, February 20, 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

 

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

 

Hatha Yoga

Sunday, February 21, 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 21, 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 p.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

 

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