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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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ADA Open Basketball

(M)

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: June 26, 2017
End Date: December 23, 2017
Age:Adult  

Open basketball for those individuals with a disability (full court).

Membership Details

 

AOA Sit Fit

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Adaptive Basketball

(M)

Tuesday: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 3, 2017
End Date: September 23, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Join this fun program!  A no-judgment way to play basketball, this program welcomes everyone.  We will show you how fun basketball is, no matter your level of experience!  People with disabilities are encouraged to take part. 

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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Adaptive Fitness

(M)

Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West, Manhattan

Start Date: April 2, 2017
End Date: September 24, 2017
Age:Teen / Adult  

This is Zumba for those with special needs, incorporating movements for people who use wheelchairs and others who would like the movements adjusted. Everyone can benefit from this class designed with the student in mind.

Arlene's class is cancelled 6/9/2017

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Adaptive Functional Fitness

(M)

Thursday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 3, 2017
End Date: September 23, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Everyone needs physical activity for good health. Our Adaptive Functional Fitness program was created to adapt to each individual’s condition, to create an enjoyable workout program that best fits the participants needs to become stronger and more mobile so that they can live a happier and healthier life.

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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Adaptive Sit & Fit

(M)

Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 2, 2017
End Date: December 23, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

An excellent workout out for those who have difficulty standing or being on their feet.  In this class members will learn a differnt style of exercise involving weights, band work and stretching. 

 

Instructor: Dana Brown

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Adaptive Zumba

(M)

Monday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 3, 2017
End Date: September 23, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Join this fun class!  A no-judgment workout, this class welcomes everyone.  We will show you how fun Zumba is, no matter your level of experience!  People with disabilities are encouraged to take part. 

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

Membership Details

 

Adult Karate

(M)

Monday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 8, 2017
End Date: September 23, 2017
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

This Japanese martial art focuses on striking techniques as a form of self-defense. A deeply ethical fighting tradition, it incorporates philosophical and physical elements to help build self-confidence, self-awareness and increase overall health. Ages 13+

Location: Side of Gymnasium     Instructor: Rick

Ages: 12+

For inquiries about uniforms and attire, please contact Hanshi Rick Diaz.

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Adult Wheelchair Basketball

(M)

Sunday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 17, 2017
End Date: September 23, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

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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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Accessible Activities

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.

Admiral Park

LITTLE NECK PKWY, 42 TO 43 AVES (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

Admiral Playground

CLINTON ST, NELSON ST, HAMILTON AVE (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

Adventure Playground

W 164 ST & EDGECOMBE AVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

Adventure Playground

68 ST & CENTRAL PARK WEST (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

Adventure Station

INSIDE WILLOWBROOK PARK ADJ TO CAROUSEL FOR ALL CHILDREN (Staten Island)| Map it
Level: 4

Albert H. Mauro Playground

PARK DR EAST & 73 TERRACE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

Alfred E Smith Park

CATHERINE SLIP, MADISON & SOUTH STS (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

Alfred E. Smith Playground

MADISON ST, CATHERINE TO OLIVER STS (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

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Accessible Activities

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.

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: Accessible Activities
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

Glen Oaks Little League

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Baseball
Phone: (718) 347-2436 | Email

Glen Oaks Little League Challenger Division

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Baseball
The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball.
Email

Row New York

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Adaptive Indoor Rowing
Adaptive Indoor Rowing: Workout once per week with our adaptive coaches to stay in shape through the winter months, set and reach your rowing goals, and prepare for rowing on the water. All adaptive athletes are welcome - from age 11 and up - no experience necessary! Cancellations due to snow and inclement weather may occur, and one make-up session will be scheduled. The Access-A-Ride address to the boathouse is 30 Meadow Lake Drive, Corona/Flushing/Flushing Meadows Corona Park/ NY.
Phone: 718.433.3075 | Email

United Spinal Giants

Borough: Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Wheelchair Football
Phone: (718) 803-3782

Wheelchair Softball League

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Wheelchair Softball
Phone: 917.519.2622 | Email

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Accessible Activities

NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the beginning of United Nations Ave South, by the parking lot on 111th St. and 55th Ave.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park

Saturday, September 23, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet near the track, next to the bathrooms.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park

Saturday, September 23, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet near the flag pole

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park

Saturday, September 23, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Isham Street & Seaman Ave.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

Saturday, September 23, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Look for the big rock

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

Sunday, September 24, 2017
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)
3000 Fillmore Ave, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet behind the Carmine Carro Community Center on Fillmore Avenue.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

Sunday, September 24, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet off Hylan Blvd., next to the parking lot, on the path that leads to the water

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park

Sunday, September 24, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Check in on the east path just north of the tennis courts on Crotona Ave.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park

Sunday, September 24, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)
196 Street and Union Turnpike, Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet off Union Turnpike at the comfort station between the tennis courts and baseball fields.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Location Details:
Meet on the south side of Fornino on Pier 6

Cost

Free  

 

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