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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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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 Stay Fit

(M)

Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

St. James Recreation Center, 2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx

Age:Adult / Senior  

Work on strengthening your body through low impact exercises using chairs, elastic bands and your own body weight. This class will improve the balance and coordination which includes stretching and relaxation.

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Adult/Senior Fitness

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Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: August 22, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

A time when adult and senior members can use the fitness facilities.

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All Inclusive Table Activities

(M)

Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: July 2, 2016
End Date: December 30, 2016
Age:Adult  

Structured table activities that help build and nurture an inclusive and accepting community. Individuals with varying special needs and their families can participate in innovative social, recreational, and educational activities. We recognize and respect the diversity of our community as we work to meet the changing needs of individuals with disabilities.

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Aqua Fit

(M)

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 19, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Come join us for a low impact indoor pool exercise class.

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Art for Kids

(M)

Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 6, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Child  

To get kids to see that drawing is fun

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CRC Open Access

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Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: August 22, 2016
Age:Everyone  

CRC Open Access.

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Chair Aerobics

(M)

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: September 27, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Enjoy working out while you sit, start from basic exercises to more advanced using light weights and therabands.  Good for those with limited mobility or those looking for a different type of workout.

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Chair Yoga

(M)

Monday: 9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: November 2, 2014
End Date: December 31, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that can be practiced while sitting or standing using a chair for support. A low impact class, it focuses on strengthening the body's inner core through slow movements, concentrating and breathing.

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

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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.

Alley Athletic Playground

WINCHESTER BLVD, UNION TPKE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

Alley Park

67 AVE & 230 ST (Queens)| Map it
Level: 2

Alley Pond Park: Near Ballfield

NR SPRINGFIELD LOT/BALLFIELDS (Queens)| Map it
Level: 2

Ampere Playground

101 AVE BET 82 & 83 STS (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

Ancient Playground

85 ST & 5TH AVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

Andrews Playground

49 AVE, VERNON BLVD, 5 ST (Queens)| Map it
Level: 2

Angelo Campanero Playground

GUN HILL/EASTCHEST RDS/O'NEIL (Bronx)| Map it
Level: 3

Annadale Playground

YELLOWSTONE BLVD BET 65 RD & 65 AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

Anne Loftus Playground

BROADWAY & DYCKMAN ST (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 3

Annunciation Park

CONVENT & AMSTERDAM AVES, W 135 ST (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: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the lake bridge, down the hill from the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Eddy Street.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park

Saturday, October 1, 2016
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: Crotona Park

Saturday, October 1, 2016
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: St. Mary's Park

Saturday, October 1, 2016
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: Inwood Hill Park

Saturday, October 1, 2016
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  

 

Adaptive Flag Football

Saturday, October 1, 2016
1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

AccessibleVictory Field (in Forest Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 360-3341

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

Sunday, October 2, 2016
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: Cunningham Park

Sunday, October 2, 2016
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: Conference House Park

Sunday, October 2, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

AccessibleVisitor Center (in Conference House Park), 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  

 

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