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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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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.

Membership Details

 

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 Swim

(M)

Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 10, 2017
End Date: December 28, 2017
Age:Child / Teen / Adult  

Swim instruction for Youth (6-17yrs) - Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays, Toddlers (1-5yrs) and Adults (Saturdays).  Pre registration is required and participants are selected through a online lottery and/or if there are still slots available there will be walk-in registration on the following dates:  Tuesday/Thursday, 10/10 & 10/12/2017 from 4:00 PM -5:00 PM and Saturday, 10/14 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

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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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Mighty Milers Running Club

(M)

Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.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  

Come join us as we do sprints and long distance drills on the indoor track to help increase speed, agility and endurance. This fun environment will help kids lead a healthy lifestyle through running!

Location: 2nd Floor Indoor Track      Instructor: Jordan

Ages: 6-13 yrs

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Moving Meditation Exercises

(M)

Monday: 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 25, 2017
End Date: December 24, 2017
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Looking for something to take the stress away? Looking for something to improve your mental and physical health? Moving Meditation Exercises (M.M.E.) are perfect for all ages and fitness levels. The class consists of a series of gentle, flowing movements combined with deep, diaphragmatic breathing and a visualization of flowing energy though-out the body that leaves one feeling relaxed and re-vitalized.

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

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wayside Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1746-60 Broadway, Brooklyn

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) 443-8181
Cost: Free 

 

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

Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Bloomingdale Library Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 150 West 100th 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) 222-8030
Cost: Free 

 

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

Monday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

N.Y. P. L.- Kips Bay Branch Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 446 Third 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) 683-2520
Fax: (212) 545-8553
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

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

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, October 19, 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 19, 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 21, 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 21, 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, October 21, 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, October 21, 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, 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  

 

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