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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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Aqua Zumba

(M)

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:15 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 2, 2017
End Date: December 23, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

60 minutes of Aqua Aerobics infused with a latin flair. 10 minutes of warm-up to prep body for 40 minutes water aerobic segment, targetting all planes of movement and musculoskeletal system. Session ends with 10 minute cool down and stretches.

Instructor: Lorena

 

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Around the World

(M)

Monday: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 1, 2017
End Date: December 22, 2017
Age:Child / Teen  

This program will focus on fun, new and creative arts and crafts activities that enable the youth members to get in touch with thier artistic side. Each child will create a "passport" for themselves and then each week the class will focus on art and culture from another part of the world.

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Basketball Clinic

(M)

Friday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 1, 2017
End Date: December 24, 2017
Age:Child  

Children will learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting and the essentials of teamwork in this clinic. Participants will learn drills that will help them increase their hand-eye coordination, agility as well as endurance work.

Location: Basketball Court      Instructor: D'shon

Ages: 6-11 yrs

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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: October 1, 2017
End Date: December 24, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

A light to moderate intensity class that focuses on conditioning the upper body. Participants will engage in a wide variety of exercises using bodyweight, free weights and therabands while seated in a chair.

Location: Cycling Studio  Tuesday Instructor:  Chris 

                                           Thursday Instructor: Jordan

Ages: 18+

                                          

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Chair Fitness with Andrew

(M)

Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.

Lyons Pool, 6 Victory Blvd, Staten Island

Start Date: October 1, 2017
End Date: December 23, 2017
Age:Everyone  

Aerobic exercise performed while in a seated position.

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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)

Monday: 9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Asser Levy Recreation Center, 392 Asser Levy Place, Manhattan

Start Date: October 2, 2017
End Date: December 18, 2017
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's Open Basketball

(M)

Monday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 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  

Take your game to the next!  Shoot some hoops, start a pickup game, practice drills or get fit while having fun.

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Drawing with Ben

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Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
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: October 2, 2017
End Date: December 24, 2017
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.

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

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

Abyssinian Tot Lot

W139TH ST BET A. CLAYTON POWELL JR BLVD& MALCOM X (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: Marine Park

Sunday, October 22, 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, October 22, 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  

 

NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park

Sunday, October 22, 2017
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: Cunningham Park

Sunday, October 22, 2017
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: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tuesday, October 24, 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, October 24, 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  

 

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, October 26, 2017
12:30 p.m.1:30 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. To learn more about membership fees and how to apply, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

 

NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Thursday, October 26, 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: Canarsie Park

Saturday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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  

 

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