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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.


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.




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.


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.


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*




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.


Double Dutch


Tuesday: 3:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sorrentino Recreation Center, 18-48 Cornaga Avenue, Queens

Start Date: January 9, 2018
End Date: March 20, 2018
Age:Child / Teen  

Youth learn the fundamentals of double dutch, speed jumping and tricks with the famous Stan's Pepper Steppers!




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



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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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.

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

Ambush Ultimate Frisbee

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Social Sports
Phone: (917) 494-7750 | Email

Brooklyn Kickball

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Kickball
Phone: (201) 893-1548 | Email

Fort Greene Sports

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Soccer, Basketball, Tee-Ball and Summer Day Camp
Phone: 917-975-9001 | Email

Manhattan Ultimate Disc League

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Ultimate Frisbee
The Manhattan Ultimate Disc ("M.U.D.") League is the premiere ultimate frisbee league in Manhattan, with over 500 members playing in spring, summer and fall leagues. MUD welcomes experienced players and novices alike - we live by "Spirit of the Game", where sportsmanship and camaraderie come first.

Metro New York Frisbee

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Social Sports
Phone: (646) 245-1638 | Email

NYC Social Sports Club

Boroughs:Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Kickball, Bowling, Dodgeball, Broomball, Team Trivia, Flag Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Inner Tube Water Polo, Volleyball, Soccer
NYC Social has offered casually competitive co-ed leagues in and around Manhattan since 2004. With a focus on the social side of recreational leagues, it has become the city's funnest community of active adults. We offer the following sports: kickball, flag football, volleyball, Dodgeball, mini golf, soccer, bowling, ultimate Frisbee, team trivia, Broomball, and inner tube water polo.
Phone: (212) 929.5353 | Email

New York Badassilisks Quidditch

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Social Sports
We have an official team that will play in the International Quidditch Association's World Cup, we also offer practices open to the general public and hope to develop teams at all skill levels. Games are played in Riverside Park at 108th St. Practices are free, however, you must pay to join the official team. Please email the league for membership information.
Phone: 646-593-6920 | Email

Party Dodgeball

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: dodgeball
Party Dodgeball is an adult dodgeball league where the focus isn't just on competitiveness - we're also about the fun, social aspect of meeting people & making friends while you pelt one another with rubber balls! Check the website for more details.
Phone: (832) 377-6787 | Email


Boroughs:Manhattan, Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Softball and Flag Football
An organization focused on Fitness Through Competition. We offer fun and competitive leagues for all levels of athlete and do so as a lower rate than most leagues in the city.
Phone: 806-470-3883 | Email

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