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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 Sports Program (S.P.A.R.E.S.)

(M)

Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:July 9, 2016
End Date:September 24, 2016
Age:Child / Teen  

Come learn the basics of adaptive sports such as: Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Football, Wheelchair tennis, Wheelchair Floor Hockey, Wheelchair Softball, Sled Hockey(on ice), Sitting Volleyball, Adapted Swimming, Power Wheelchair Soccer, Track and Field Events.

 Wheelchairs are provided for use in the program.

For Ages 5 and Up with a physical disability.

Must register for the program and must be a Recreation Center member.

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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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Adaptive Zumba

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Monday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date:July 3, 2016
End Date:September 24, 2016
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.

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Adult/Senior Fitness

(M)

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:November 1, 2015
End 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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Art for Kids

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Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:July 7, 2016
End Date:September 22, 2016
Age:Child  

To get kids to see that drawing is fun

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Basic Drawing

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date:July 3, 2016
End Date:September 24, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Drawing has been the foundation of art for many centuries, and the incredibly diverse and varied approaches continue to inspire much interest from students today. This class will introduce members to the basics of drawing and composition through a series of fun filled exercises.

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Chair Aerobics

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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:June 28, 2016
End Date:September 22, 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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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.

Ten Mile River Playground

W 148 ST & HUDSON RIVER (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 3

Tenney Park

74 AVE & 260 ST (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

Terrace Playground

FOOTE AVE, HOWARD AVE & MARTHA ST (Staten Island)| Map it
Level: 4

The Painter's Playground

ALDERTON ST FROM DIETERLE TO ELWELL CRESCENTS (Queens)| Map it
Level: 3

The Pearly Gates

TRATMAN & ST PETERS AVES (Bronx)| Map it
Level: 3

Third St Playground

4 ST & PROSPECT PK W (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

Thomas Greene Playground

3 AVE, NEVINS, DEGRAW & DOUGLAS STS (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 2

Thomas Jefferson

E. 112TH STREET AND FIRST AVENUE (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type:Outdoor Pools
(212) 860-1372 
Type: Olympic 
Setting: Outdoor 
Size: 239' x 97' x 4' 

Thomas Jefferson Park

E 111 ST & 1 AVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

Thomas Jefferson Park

E 114 ST & PLEASANT (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: Astoria Park

Saturday, July 30, 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: St. Mary's Park

Saturday, July 30, 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: Crotona Park

Saturday, July 30, 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: Inwood Hill Park

Saturday, July 30, 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  

 
 

NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

Sunday, July 31, 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, July 31, 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, July 31, 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  

 

NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tuesday, August 2, 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, August 2, 2016
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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  

 

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