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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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Adaptive Walk NYC

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Monday: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: June 13, 2014
End Date: August 30, 2014
Age:Everyone  

Walk the City with a trained fitness instructor leading a group in a warm up, an exciting walk, and a cool down.

All are welcome. This walk is wheelchair accessible and an adaptive program for New Yorkers of all abilities.

Membership Details

 

Adults' Power Walk

(M)

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

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

Age:Adult / Senior  

Experience walking for exercise!  Power walking, if executed properly, is just as effective as jogging with less impact on the joints.

Membership Details

 

Aerobics

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

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

Age:Senior  

Join us for an hour of energizing activity. We rotate between aerobics, yoga, tai-chi, and zumba. You must be a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Doctors For a Healthier Bronx Walking Group

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Pelham Parkway , BRONX PARK, HUTCH. RIVER PKWY. BET. PELHAM PKWY NORTH AND SOUTH (Bronx), Bronx

Age:Adult  

Meet us for a weekly walk of about 1 1/2 miles on Pelham Parkway, weather permitting.

Phone: 718-231-5100
Cost: Free 

Meeting Location: Office of Dr. Jhangiani 2425 Eastchester Rd

 

Early Bird Walkers

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Monday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Thursday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
Friday: 6:45 a.m.-7:45 a.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 8, 2013
Age:Adult / Senior  

Early morning, indoor walking class for adults and seniors who want a gentle start to the day.

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Exercise Class

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

HANAC Lindsay Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Queens

Age:Senior  

Join us for an energetic morning fitness class. We recommend that you become a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free. Call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Family Nature Walk

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Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.

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

Start Date: July 19, 2014
End Date: September 27, 2014
Age:Everyone  

Get your day off to a great start with a short, energizing nature walk.

Instructor: Carol

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Family Nature Walk

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Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: July 6, 2014
End Date: September 28, 2014
Age:Everyone  

Get your day off to a great start with a short, energizing nature walk.

Instructor: Carol

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Health-walking and Race-walking Clinics

Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

North Meadow Recreation Center, Mid-park at 97th Street, Central Park, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

In partnership with the New York Walker's Club, these clinics increase physical fitness and mental health while enjoying the scenic views of Central Park.  Led by coach Lon Wilson, each clinic includes a warm-up, cool down, and stretching. 

Free.

All fitness levels are welcome.

 

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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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Walking

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.

Kissena Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 880 Yards 
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Maria Hernandez Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 542 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.25 
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Morningside Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 470 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.75 
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Smokey Oval Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 220 Yards 
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Soundview Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 440 Yards 
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St. Albans Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 415 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 4.25 
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Tremont Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 560 Yards 
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Walking

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.

J.K.O. Running

Boroughs:Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Age: Adult
Type: Women's Running
J.K.O. Running is a women's running team. We welcome all women from total beginners (those who power walk, on the way the way to building up to jogging or running), advanced beginners & intermediate runners (gearing up for their first 5K, 10K or 1/2 marathon), to marathoners. We run year round, have weekly group runs, training runs and workshops. Our team participates in NYRR, charity and other race events as well as volunteer.
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Walking

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, August 23, 2014
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

 

Historic Walk Tour - Historic Pathway II: Valentine-Varian House to the Edgar Allan Poe Cottage

Saturday, August 23, 2014
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Valentine-Varian House (in Valentine Varian House)
3266 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx| Map it

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Cost

Each tour costs $10 for BCHS members, $15 for non-members.

Contact Number

(718) 881-8900

Contact Email

education@bronxhistoricalsociety.org

 

Adaptive Walk NYC

Monday, August 25, 2014
2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.

AccessibleMcCarren Play Center
776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 218-2380

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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

 

Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park), Queens| Map it

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Parking is available on nearby streets or in a parking lot at Little Bay Park under the Throgs Neck Bridge, off the Cross Island Service Road.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718-352-4793 ext. 301

Contact Email

michael.agnello@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, August 28, 2014
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

 

Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile

Thursday, August 28, 2014
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Parking is available on nearby streets or in a parking lot at Little Bay Park under the Throgs Neck Bridge, off the Cross Island Service Road.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718-352-4793 ext. 301

Contact Email

michael.agnello@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, August 30, 2014
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

 

Shape Up NYC: Couch to 5k

Saturday, August 30, 2014
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

AccessibleVisitor Center (in Conference House Park)
298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 667-3545

Contact Email

corona@sigreenbelt.org

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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

 

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