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

Indoor cycling is a great option for a vigorous workout. This class burns calories through a combination of interval training and keeping your muscles engaged. All ability levels are welcome and you can tailor the workout to your needs. Class starts with a warm up and students are lead by an instrucor through a series of hill climbs and sprints at various intensities and resistance. Class ends with a cool down and stretch.

Location: Cycling Studio    Instructor:Jill

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: April 1, 2018
End Date: June 23, 2018
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!
 
Instructor: Lincoln Jacobs
 
Location: Gymnasium

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KEEN ADA Baseball

(M)

Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: April 30, 2018
End Date: June 30, 2018
Age:Child / Teen  

Our ADA collaboration with KEEN (kids enjoy exercise now), is a teen Basketball program  for our older athletes who wish to improve their basketball skills in a team setting.

**Pre-registration 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: April 1, 2018
End Date: June 23, 2018
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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M.M.E. (Moving Meditation Exercises)

(M)

Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Saturday: 11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Fort Hamilton Senior Recreation Center, 9941 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn

Start Date: April 12, 2018
End Date: June 30, 2018
Age:Everyone  

The M.M.E. class is a 30-minute long series of warm-ups & Moving Meditation Exercises (commonly called 'Chi Kung' by Chinese practitioners) which combines relaxed, gentle movements with deep, diaphragmatic breathing and visualization of flowing energy throughout the body. The end result produces tremendous health benefits by rejuvenating both mind & body. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

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Mental Health First Aid Certification Workshop

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: May 29, 2018
End Date: May 31, 2018
Age:Everyone  

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. The program also teaches the common risk factors and waring signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

CLICK ON LINK TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adult-mental-health-first-aid-certification-workshop-free-tickets-43272711846?ref=estw

For more information  or questions about MHFA call        (718) 402-5155 or email Michele.Griffin@parks.nyc.gov

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's STAY WELL Prg.

Monday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Leonard Covello Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 312 East 109th Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (212) 423-9665
Fax: (212) 423-9668
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's STAY WELL Prg.

Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

N.Y.P.L.- Riverside Branch Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 127 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (212) 870-1810
Cost: Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's STAY WELL Prg.

Tuesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

N.Y.P. L.- New Dorp Branch Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 309 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island

Age:Senior  

The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (718) 351-2977
Fax: (718) 351-4993
Cost: Free 

 

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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

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

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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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