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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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Adult Karate

(M)

Monday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: March 25, 2018
End Date: June 23, 2018
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

This Japanese martial art focuses on striking techniques as a form of self-defense. A deeply ethical fighting tradition, it incorporates philosophical and physical elements to help build self-confidence, self-awareness and increase overall health. Ages 13+

Location: Side of Gymnasium     Instructor: Rick

Ages: 12+

For inquiries about uniforms and attire, please contact Hanshi Rick Diaz.

Membership Details

 

Adult Wheelchair Basketball

(M)

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

Start Date: April 2, 2018
End Date: June 24, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Adult Wheelchair Basketball.

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African Drumming

(M)

Monday: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: June 30, 2018
Age:Everyone  

Catch the rythm and beats of African Drumming as our instructors teach members of all ages how to play the drums.

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Aqua Total Body Conditioning for 16+ years

(M)

Friday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: February 9, 2018
End Date: June 9, 2018
Age:Adult  

Aqua Total Body Conditioning for 16+ years: 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.

 

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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: April 1, 2018
End Date: June 23, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Enjoy a great workout while sitting, challenging yourself using weights and bands. Great workout for those with limited mobility and those are just starting their fitness journey.

Location: Tuesday Cycling Studio               Instructor: Rodolfo

               Thursday Gymnasium

Ages: 18+

                                          

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Chair Yoga

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

West Side Campaign Against Hunger Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 263 West 86 Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

We hold a free chair yoga class in our food pantry waiting area Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri 9-10am. It is open to all and is bilingual, English/Spanish. This is a low impact yoga class. No registration necessary. Mats are available for those who wish to use them. Wear comfortable clothing. Offered year-round.

Phone: 212-362-3662 x120
E-mail: hpark@wscah.org
Cost: Free 

West Side Campaign Against Hunger

 

Chair Yoga

(M)

Wednesday: 9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: April 4, 2018
End Date: June 20, 2018
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.

Instructor: Takako

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Children Basketball Clinic

(M)

Friday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: June 23, 2018
Age:Child  

This basketball clinic will teach children the fundamental skills, and basic structure of the sport. It will also help develop  foot work, speed and agility. Particpants will not only work on passing, dribbling and shooting, but will also increase their communication skills by working with other. Partipants will walk away being a better individual on and off the court.

Location: Basketball Court      Instructor: Rick

Ages: 6-11 yrs

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Children's Basketball

(M)

Monday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: April 3, 2017
Age:Child  

Shoot hoops, start a pickup game, practice drills or get fit while having fun.  Our program is designed to provide an atmosphere where kids can learn about basketball while having fun with their friends.

*Youth must lock up any and all personal belongings before entering the gym*

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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

101st St. Soccer Field

101ST ST. NEXT TO HENRY HUDSON PARKWAY (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

110th St & Lenox Ave Playground

110TH STREET AND LENOX AVENUE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 1
This playground has an accessible bathroom.

110th St Playground

110TH STREET AND CATHEDRAL PARKWAY (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 3

115th Street Playground

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

136 St Playground

136TH STREET AND 14 ROAD (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4
This playground has an accessible bathroom.

157th St Playground

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

210th St Playground

210TH STREET AND 73RD AVENUE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

79 St Playground

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

Abigail Playground

TINTON AVENUE, EAST 156TH STREET (Bronx)| 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.
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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

Family Fun Fit Fusion

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

James J. Walker Park (in James J Walker Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
1 Clarkson St

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

212-242-5228

Contact Email

trevor.merk@parks.nyc.gov

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.

Cost

A valid NYC Parks recreation center membership is required. To learn more about our memberships, please visit our Recreation Center Memberships page.

Contact Number

(718) 293-5934

Contact Email

cory.shaw@parks.nyc.gov

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team

Thursday, May 24, 2018
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

(646) 632-7344

Contact Email

christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project

Friday, May 25, 2018
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center
35 W 134 Street NYC 10037, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Participants must have a NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership.

Contact Number

646-632-7344

Contact Email

christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team

Friday, May 25, 2018
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

(646) 632-7344

Contact Email

christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov

 

Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights

Sunday, May 27, 2018
10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Cost

A valid NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about our memberships, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page

Contact Number

(646) 632-7344

Contact Email

christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov

 

Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury

Sunday, May 27, 2018
1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.

Cost

A valid NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about our memberships, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(646) 632-7344

Contact Email

christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
7:00 p.m.9:00 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. To learn more about our memberships, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page

Contact Number

(646) 632-7344

Contact Email

christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the NY Rollin' Knicks Wheelchair Basketball Team

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.

Cost

A valid NYC Parks recreation center membership is required. To learn more about our memberships, please visit our Recreation Center Memberships page.

Contact Number

(718) 293-5934

Contact Email

cory.shaw@parks.nyc.gov

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the Brooklyn Nets Wheelchair Basketball Team

Thursday, May 31, 2018
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

(646) 632-7344

Contact Email

christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov

 

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