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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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NYC Dept. for the Aging's STAY WELL Prg.

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

Wayside Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1746-60 Broadway, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (718) 443-8181
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's STAY WELL Prg.

Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Flushing Library Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 41-17 Main Street, Queens

Age:Senior  

The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (718) 661-1223
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's STAY WELL Prg.

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

East Elmhurst Library Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 95-06 Astoria Boulevard, Queens

Age:Senior  

The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (718) 424-2619
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's STAY WELL Prg.

Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Douglas Leon Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 735 East 152nd Street, Bronx

Age:Senior  

The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (718) 292-7129
Fax: (718) 585-7422
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's STAY WELL Prg.

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

East Harlem Cncl. Nutrition Prg. Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 150 E. 121st Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (212) 722-8732
Fax: (212) 534-1169
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging’s STAY WELL Prg.

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Selfhelp Benjamin Rosenthal Sr. Ctr Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 45-25 Kissena Boulevard, Queens

Age:Senior  

The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (718) 886-5777
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging’s STAY WELL Prg.

Friday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

NYPL Ottendorfer Brance Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 135 Second Ave, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Open to anyone 60+.

Cost: FREE 

 

Painting With Ben

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Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

A meetup group for artistic adults of all experience levels! Supplies and instruction provided, members are encouraged to pursue personal projects and may bring their own materials if desired.

Membership Details

 

Pool tables

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

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 2, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Teen  

Teaching teens the rules regulations of playing pool and also teaching them the game nine ball on Friday evenings to give our youth variety and what to do in our recreation center.

Membership Details

 

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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.

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: Astoria Park

Saturday, December 10, 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, December 10, 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, December 10, 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  

 

Morris-Jumel Mansion Family Day Event: Annual Colonial Holiday Pomanders

Saturday, December 10, 2016
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

AccessibleMorris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)
65 Jumel Terrace , Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 923-8008

Contact Email

education@morrisjumel.org

 

NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

Sunday, December 11, 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, December 11, 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, December 11, 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: Crotona Park

Sunday, December 11, 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  

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

AccessibleRecreation Center 54
348 East 54 Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

A valid NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. Recreation center membership fees vary. Visit our Recreation Center Membership page to learn more about our citywide memberships.

Contact Number

(212) 360-3341

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov Icy1comet2@gmail.com

 

NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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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