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Chelsea Recreation Center

W. 25 St., 9 Ave. To 10 Ave.


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A state-of-the-art facility, the Chelsea Recreation Center is a neighborhood gem that boasts eclectic offerings for New Yorkers of all ages. Chelsea is one of the largest recreation centers in the city, and visitors make full use of its crisp facilities and extensive sports, arts, and educational programming for kids and adults alike. The center features a six-lane, 25-yard pool, a gymnasium with basketball and volleyball courts, plus fitness rooms, a dance studio, a game room, and an arts and crafts room. Fitness classes offered range from gymnastics and ballet to aerobics and yoga. Beyond athletics, the center also hosts teen open mic nights, a hip-hop club, drama hour, and senior painting workshops, to name a few. In addition, the Computer Resource Center provides free computer access and instruction for skills such as word processing, internet use, web design, and desktop publishing.



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On Tuesday, September 22, the Shape Up NYC: Hot Hula class is cancelled. In order to perform necessary maintenance and repairs, the Chelsea swimming pool will be closed from Thursday, October 1 - Saturday, October 31. The pool will reopen for normal business hours on Sunday, November 1. While the pool is closed, please feel free to explore any of our five other indoor pools in Manhattan, included with your membership. Among them: Tony Dapolito (West Village), Gertrude Ederle (Upper West Side), and Asser Levy (Kips Bay).
Anticipated Completion: 10/31/2015

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