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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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Children's Basketball

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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*

Membership Details

 

Core Burn

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Friday: 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  

Engage your core with our fat burning workouts in this hour long class that will surely put your core to the test! Participants will use their bodyweight as well as light free weights to engage and condition your abdominal muscles!

Location: Side Gym    Instructor: Luz

Ages: 18+

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Drawing with Ben

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Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: June 23, 2018
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.

Instructor: Ben Campbell

Location: Art Room

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Drum Fit Fitness

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Monday: 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue (across from Sea View Hospital), Staten Island

Start Date: April 2, 2018
End Date: June 18, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

A cardio class utilizing fitness balls and drum sticks to beat out a rhythmic total body, high intensity workout.  Class is great for all levels of physical ability.

Room 106

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Flag Football Clinic

(M)

Friday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

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

Children will engage in various drills that will increase their foot-eye coordination, agility, endurance as well as teamwork and communication.

Location: Basketball Court      Instructor: Bryan

Ages: 8-11 yrs

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Free Yoga for Individuals with MS

Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tree of Life Yoga Studio Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 102-06 Metropolitan Ave, Queens

Age:Adult  

Free chair yoga for individuals with MS. Please call to inquire and to pre-register.

Phone: 718-544-5997
Cost: Free 

 

Games & Things for Seniors

(M)

Tuesday: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

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

Did you know that board games could be key to keeping your mind active and healthy? Laughter increase endorphins which is key to helping the brain retain and build cognitive associations to help prevent many diseases associated with cognitive decline. So besides the health benefits of playing games the main reason to participate in Games & Things for Seniors is that it is just plain fun!

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General Swim

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Wednesday: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 17, 2017
Age:Everyone  

Youth that are 17 and under require an adult with them in the pool. **Lap swimming is not permitted during this time.

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H.I.I.T Training

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Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: June 24, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

High Intensity Interval Training is a program that is a very intense and difficult class. This class however offers some of the best proven methods of burning calories and creating fat loss. Members will be challenged and their cardio and agility will be put to the test as they are asked to do difficult exercises to the best of their ability for short periods of time. This class is both low and high impact.

Location: Cycling Studio     Instructor: Jordan

Ages: 18+

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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.
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

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

Thursday, April 26, 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, April 27, 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, April 27, 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, April 29, 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, April 29, 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 1, 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 2, 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 3, 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 4, 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 4, 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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