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Adaptive Sports


Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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

Start Date: January 1, 2018
End Date: March 24, 2018
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Adaptive Sports is apart of a series of competitive sports for individuals with disabilities but also is open to able bodies. If you would like to play Sit Volleyball and Al Oerter's Adaptation of Goalball then this class is for you.

Location: Gymnasium

Ages: 18+                            Instructor: Rodolfo

This is an non-instructional activity.

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Adult Co-Ed Volleyball


Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 2, 2018
End Date: March 24, 2018

Full court, competitive play for adults. Winners stay on and players rotate in.

All participants must be members and have locks to secure their belongings in a locker.

Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. bring water and towel.

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Monday: 6:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: January 1, 2018
End Date: March 31, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Are you a badminton enthusiast?  A beginner?  All levels are welcome.  Get hooked on this fun, fast-paced sport.

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Child Open Gym


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

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

Start Date: October 2, 2016

Open Playtime for childeren 12 and under.  Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

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Children's Basketball


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

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: April 3, 2017

Shoot hoops, start a pickup game, practice drills or get fit while having fun.  Our program is designed to provide an atmosphere where kids can learn about basketball while having fun with their friends.

*Youth must lock up any and all personal belongings before entering the gym*

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Monday: 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: August 27, 2017
End Date: March 24, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Pre-registration league play on Mondays and open play for all members on Fridays.

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Double Dutch


Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 1, 2018
End Date: March 24, 2018
Age:Child / Teen  

Calling all jump rope enthusiast to take your rope skills to the next level. Come join us for a weekly double dutch jump rope session every Thursday for a free instructional double class. This class is to open to children of all skill level and jumping styles. Skilled instructors are on-hand to provide basic double dutch instruction

Location: Cycling Studio    Instructor: Monet

Ages: 6-11 yrs | 12- 17


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Enjoying the Simple Things


Wednesday: 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

J. Hood Wright Recreation Center, 351 Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: June 23, 2018
Age:Teen / Adult  

In this program, members will learn how to accurately toss a football or a Frisbee while enjoying beautiful J. Hood Wright Park.

Instructor: Dequan Williams

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FREE Weekly Women's Self-Defense class

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Shamburger's CHKA (Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 34 Avenue A, Manhattan

Age:Teen / Adult  

Shamburger's CHKA (Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy) offers a FREE Weekly Women's Self-Defense class as a community service to the women of New York City. The class is offered every Tuesday evening at 7 pm at our studio, 34 Avenue A, 2nd Floor. The class is open to all women ages 14 and up. For more information, got to or call us at 646-692-6155.

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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Social Sports

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.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

3 CLARKSON STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
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Clarkson Street at 7th Avenue South

Facility Type: Recreation Centers

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Facilities related to Social Sports: Bocce Courts (Outdoor)

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Social Sports

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.

World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA)

Boroughs:Brooklyn, Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Kickball

YorkVille Youth Athletic Association

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: basketball; flag football; tackle football; roller hockey; baseball; tennis; dodgeball
Phone: (212) 306-0022

ZOG Sports

Borough: Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Softball, Soccer, Dodgeball, Whiffleball, Basketball, & Touch Football
For more detailed information, please visit the ZogSports website.

Zog Sports

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Dodgeball, Kickball, & Touch Football



Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Kickball, Dodgeball, Touch Football, Basketball, & Whiffleball
For more detailed information, please visit the ZogSports website.
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