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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.

 

Adapted Aquatics

(M)

Friday: 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink, 131-04 Meridian Rd, Queens

Start Date: October 20, 2017
End Date: January 5, 2018
Age:Everyone  

Adapted Aquatics exercise offers a complete body workout and ranges from gentle walking in water to high-energy exercise; it helps alleviate pain, improve circulation, and promote healing and muscle development for those suffering from physical ailments resulting from injury, disease, or aging.

To register, please call our Citywide Aquatics office at 718-760-6969 ext. 0.

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Adaptive Basketball

(M)

Monday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 2, 2017
End Date: December 24, 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: October 2, 2017
End Date: December 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.

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Adaptive Functional Fitness

(M)

Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 2, 2017
End Date: December 24, 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 Sports

(M)

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 2, 2017
End Date: December 24, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Join this fun program! A no-judgement way to play sports, this program welcomes everyone. We will show you how fun sports can be, no matter what 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 Sports Experience

(M)

Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue & E. 112 Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 5, 2017
End Date: December 21, 2017
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Participants will be exposed to various sports and games. This is an Adaptive Program.

 

Adaptive program

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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.

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

Allerton Playground

ALLERTON AVE, STEDMAN PL, BOUCK AVE, THROOP AVE (Bronx)| Map it
Level: 4

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

Almeda Playground

B 65TH STREET, BEACH CHANNEL DRIVE (Queens)| 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, October 24, 2017
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, October 24, 2017
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  

 

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, October 26, 2017
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

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Cost

An NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about membership fees and how to apply, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

 

NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Thursday, October 26, 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: Canarsie Park

Saturday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 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: Astoria Park

Saturday, October 28, 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: Marine Park

Sunday, October 29, 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, October 29, 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  

 

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