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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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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: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
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.

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Family Time Basketball

(M)

Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: August 25, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Family Basketball exclusive use. Bring your kids, parents, guardian and friends for open play!

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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 

 

Indoor Volleyball

(M)

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

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 3, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
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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Juggling

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Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 11, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Come join us for juggling! Beginner- expert welcome!

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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: October 2, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
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: September 4, 2016
End Date: January 31, 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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Learn To Swim

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Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 19, 2016
Age:  

Pre-registered swim instruction.

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Learn to play Chess

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Tuesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 6, 2016
End Date: December 22, 2016
Age:Child  

Instructor: Ed Auguste

 

Youth members will be introduced to the game of chess.

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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: Marine Park

Sunday, December 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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  

 

Open House Week

Monday, December 5, 2016
9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

AccessibleSt. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)
2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718 367-3657

Contact Email

laura.alverez@parks.nyc.gov

 

Open House Week

Monday, December 5, 2016
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleSt. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)
2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 367-3657

Contact Email

laura.alverez@parks.nyc.gov

 

Open House Week

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

AccessibleSt. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)
2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718 367-3657

Contact Email

laura.alverez@parks.nyc.gov

 

Open House Week

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

AccessibleSt. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park)
2530 Jerome Avenue, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 367-3657

Contact Email

laura.alverez@parks.nyc.gov

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball

Tuesday, December 6, 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 6, 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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