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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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General Swim

(M)

Wednesday: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 17, 2017
End Date: December 30, 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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Indoor Cycling w/ Chris

(M)

Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

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

Come join us for a 45 minute high intensity session on a stationary bike. Participants will develop endurance and strength through climbing hills and sprints.

Location: Cycling Studio    Instructor: Chris

Ages: 18+

Please note that spots are limited. Participants must sign-up at the Front Desk at least 15 minutes before start of class.

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Indoor Cycling w/ Jillian

(M)

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

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

Come join us for a 45 minute high intensity session on a stationary bike. Participants will develop endurance and strength through climbing hills and sprints.

Location: Cycling Studio    Instructor:Jillian

Ages: 18+

Please note that spots are limited. Participants must sign-up at the Front Desk at least 15 minutes before start of class.

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Indoor Volleyball

(M)

Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 2, 2017
End Date: December 24, 2017
Age:Adult  

Want to score more points with a dynamic "Jump Serve", or learn to get that impossible "Dig" that people will talk about for weeks. Whether you just want to learn the game of Volleyball or sharpen your skills come join us and join in on the fun!

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Intro to Cardio & Weights

(M)

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 2, 2017
End Date: December 19, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Learn how to use the Cardio equipment to maximize your health goals and the proper way to use weights.

 

 

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KEEN/Parks ADA Recreation

(M)

Saturday: 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: August 20, 2017
End Date: December 23, 2017
Age:Child / Teen  

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN), is an ADA based recreational program that provides one-on-one activities for children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

Please feel free to call the center for further details.

Center membership is required for the participants. Children are enrolled through the KEEN website.

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Kids Get Moving Sports Program

(M)

Saturday: 9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 2, 2017
End Date: December 30, 2017
Age:Everyone  

Children ages 6-11yrs are invited to join us for fun sports. Learn to play basketball, kickball, dodgeball, hula hoop throw, and lots and lots more.  Designed to help kids get moving.

Membership and registration is required.

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Kids Karate

(M)

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

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

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

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 that will help participants boost self-confidence, self-esteem, self-control as well as overall health.

Location: Basketball Court    Instructor: Rick

Ages: 6-12 yrs

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

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Learn to Play Chess

(M)

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, 80 Catherine Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 4, 2017
End Date: December 20, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Ed Auguste

 

To teach and introduce the game of chess to seniors and adults of the center and community.

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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

Senior Fitness @ St. Mary's Recreation Center

Friday, December 15, 2017
8:00 a.m.12:00 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

Recreation Center Senior membership is required.

Contact Number

718-402-5155

Contact Email

michele.griffin@parks.nyc.gov

 

The Painted Rock Project

Friday, December 15, 2017
10:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

7184025155

Contact Email

michele.griffin@parks.nyc.gov

 

NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park

Saturday, December 16, 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, December 16, 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, December 16, 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: Astoria Park

Saturday, December 16, 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: Marine Park

Sunday, December 17, 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, December 17, 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, December 17, 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, December 17, 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  

 

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