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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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Sr. Weight Training

(M)

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

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

Seniors will learn how to condition and build strength for optimal health through the use of free weights, therabands and bodyweight. Instructors will be able to create and adapt a workout routine to help participants fully optimize their workout.

Location: Cycling Studio     Tuesday Instructor: Chris

                                              Thursday Instructor: Jordan

Ages: 18+

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Step Aerobics

(M)

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

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

This energetic class will get your body moving with aerobic exercises done using steps and lively music. Come dance and sweat with us!

Location: Cycling Studio    Instructor: Jordan

Ages: 18+

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Summer Fun

(M)

Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: June 25, 2017
Age:Child / Teen  

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Table Tennis

(M)

Sunday: 12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 1, 2017
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Table tennis open play. All are welcome to join for open table tennis. 3 tables will be set up in the dance room during the summer starting July 5th to accomodate summer camp in the gym.

(Please note that Saturday & Sunday sessions are 1 table in the Multipupose Room on the 3rd Floor)

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Water Aerobics

(M)

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

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

Start Date: July 9, 2017
End Date: September 23, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

A stress-free time to socialize, swim, and improve health and fitness by participating in instructor-led water exercise classes, while enjoying the benefits of the water at Parks indoor pools. Swim caps required.

 

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Wheelchair Basketball

(M)

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

West Bronx Recreation Center, 1527 Jesup Avenue, Bronx

Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Improve your skills against some of the best.  Beginner, intermediate and advanced players with disabilities are welcome.

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Wheelchair Basketball

(M)

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Recreation Center, 450 Saint Ann's Avenue, Bronx

Start Date: July 4, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Adults aged 18+ years are invited to play wheelchair basketball.

Membership Details

 

Yoga

(M)

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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

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

Nothing says relaxation in the middle of the week like this Yoga class. Using breathing techniques and stretches, you will channel your inner self to achieve peace, tranquility and relaxation.

Location: Basketball Court       Instructor: Kamila

Ages: 18+

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Youth Basketball

(M)

Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 5, 2016
Age:Child / Teen  

18 and under open basketball.

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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.

100% Playground

GLENWOOD RD, E 100 & E 101 STS (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

110th St & Lenox Ave Playground

110 ST & LENOX AVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

110th St Playground

110 ST & CATHEDRAL PKWY (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

115th Street Playground

14 RD, 115 ST, 14 AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

157th St Playground

157 ST & 116 AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 2

79 St Playground

79 ST & SHORE RD (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

Abyssinian Tot Lot

W139TH ST BET A. CLAYTON POWELL JR BLVD& MALCOM X (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

Adam Yauch Park

ATLANTIC AVE, COLUMBIA, STATE STS (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

Addabbo Playground

BET 81-82 STS, N CONDUIT AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

Admiral Farragut Playground

E 176 ST, CROTONA AVE, PROSPECT AVE (Bronx)| Map it
Level: 2

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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, July 25, 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, July 25, 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  

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym

Thursday, July 27, 2017
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

An NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program.

Contact Number

(212) 360-3341

Contact Email

rodolfo.guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Thursday, July 27, 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, July 29, 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, July 29, 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, July 29, 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, July 29, 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, July 30, 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, July 30, 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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