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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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Adult Co-Ed Volleyball

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Wednesday: 6:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 9, 2017
End Date: March 31, 2017
Age:Adult  

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.

 

Art for Kids

(M)

Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 3, 2017
End Date: March 26, 2017
Age:Child  

To get kids to see that drawing is fun

 

Badminton

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Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: March 31, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Join us for a game of Badminton! This sport is similar to tennis where participants will hit a ball back and forth over a net.  No experience needed the group plays for fun.  We will be playing on the tennis courts in the park when it's a nice day or we will be inside.

 

Badminton

(M)

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

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: March 25, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

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

 

Cardio Challenge

(M)

Monday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 2, 2017
Age:Child / Teen  

 

Child Open Gym

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Monday: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: October 2, 2016
Age:Child  

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

 

Dodgeball

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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: September 8, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Closed league.

 

Dodgeball

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Monday: 7:15 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Age:Child / Teen  

Participants will engage in a fun team activity, while learning various types of dodgeball games.

 

Dodgeball

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Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 3, 2017
End Date: March 26, 2017
Age:Teen / Adult  

Join in a fun game of dodgeball, All are welcomed.

 

Double Dutch

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

Sorrentino Recreation Center, 18-48 Cornaga Avenue, Queens

Age:Child  

Learn double dutch with the famous Stan's Pepper Steppers!

Ages 5-12: Tuesday-Wednesday 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

 

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 www.chka.org or call us at 646-692-6155.

Cost: Free 

http://www.chka.org/

 

Family Movie Night

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Friday: 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: October 1, 2016
End Date: December 31, 2017
Age:Child / Teen  

Various movies will be play.

 

Family Time

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Sunday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 3, 2017
End Date: March 26, 2017
Age:Everyone  

Family gym time for parents and children only. Children must be accompanied by their parents at all times during the family open gym session.

No flavored drinks are allowed. Everyone must be dressed in athletic clothing. No jeans, boots, shoes, and khakis. All personal items must be locked and secured in the locker room.

 

Field Day Kits

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

North Meadow Recreation Center, Mid-park at 97th Street, Central Park, Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

Use the entire field day kit or just one or two items. We provide a variety of games and sports equipment, including basketballs, handballs, whiffle balls and bats, footballs--everything you need for an individual or group outing in the park.

No pre-registration required, bring a valid photo ID. Free.

 

Indoor Kayaking

(M)

Saturday: 2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 7, 2017
Age:Child  

Join the Manhattan Community Boathouse for free kayaking classes for children (ages 6-13) in the pool! These on-water classes will cover basic paddling skills and safety techniques, and are appropriate for kayakers of all skill levels. No previous experience required; first-timers welcome!

For registration information, please contact (212) 397-3159.

 

Instructional Youth Basketball

(M)

Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 9, 2017
End Date: March 31, 2017
Age:Teen  

Designed for boys and girls 13 to 17 years of age. Youth learn the fundamentals of basketball, teamwork and leadership through drills and in-house tournaments.

 

 

JIANZI

(M)

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 3, 2017
End Date: March 26, 2017
Age:Everyone  

Learn to play and participate in the game of Jianzi!

 

Junior Sports Clinic

(M)

Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 3, 2017
End Date: March 26, 2017
Age:Child  

Children will learn sports using stations in a fun and creative atmosphere.

 

 

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: April 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.

 

Mind Building Games

(M)

Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, 2180 First Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: October 4, 2016
End Date: December 31, 2017
Age:Child / Teen  

Youth engage in games and activities that change cognitive function.

 

Pickle Ball

(M)

Monday: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: March 25, 2017
Age:Adult  

Join us in a fun sport that combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong! You play on a badminton sized court and a slightly modified tennis net with a paddle and a plastic ball.

 

Senior Fitness

(M)

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: March 25, 2017
Age:Senior  

A functional class designed to enhance everyday muscles and movements.

Instructor: Kimberly Donovan

 

 

Senior Water Aerobics

(M)

Monday: 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Friday: 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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

Start Date: April 30, 2015
End Date: April 28, 2017
Age:Senior  

Senior members are invited to join our instructor for a cardio workout in the pool. Tone, tighten and strengthen muscles all while having fun in the water.

 

 

Shape Up NYC: Social Run/ Brisk Walk

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: March 19, 2016
Age:Everyone  

St.Mary's Park Run is a series of free weekly run/walks open to everyone in the community. Runs are every Wednesday. Check in at the center about 15 minutes before the run starts. St.Mary's Park Run is open to all levels - you can run, jog, walk, or stroll for 3 laps of St. Mary's Park! (3 laps = 3 miles). We leave the finish line open until the last person comes in. All ages are welcome, even the little ones in strollers. Please bring water and a lock to secure your belongings. 

Meet in front of St. Mary Rec center. We use the field to workout.

 

Street Hockey

(M)

Monday: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 2, 2017
Age:Child / Teen  

 

Table Tennis

(M)

Sunday: 12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Monday: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: August 22, 2016
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

"Ping-pong" open play. All are welcome to join for open table tennis. 8 tables.

(Please note that Saturday & Sunday sessions are 1 table in the Multipupose Room on the 3rd Floor)

 

Tae Kwon Do

(M)

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: March 19, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Tae Kwon Do is an ancient, Korean martial art that combines physical and mental training to achieve harmony in movement.

 

Teen Body Formation Winter

(M)

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

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 2, 2016
Age:Teen  

Teen weight training class for male and female.

 

Teen Indoor Ultimate Frisbee

(M)

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: March 25, 2017
Age:Teen  

Do you love throwing a Frisbee around, but wondered how to turn it into a team sport? Ultimate Frisbee is the solution to this desire. Teens play competitive Frisbee outdoors in the McCarren Park field! Come and join in on the fun!

 

Teen Night

(M)

Friday: 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 3, 2017
End Date: March 26, 2017
Age:Teen  

Come join us for some fun.  Teen's get to enjoy using the track, basketball courts and racquetball courts every Friday night from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

Activities include: Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Handball, Racquetball, Running Track

Everyone must have their own separate lock to enter facility. No hats, bags, inappropriate behavior or language allowed. Gym attire is a must. No jeans, boots, cargo pants.

 

Teen Open Basketball

(M)

Monday: 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Highbridge Recreation Center, 2301 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: March 25, 2017
Age:Teen  

Take your game to the next level in our basketball court!  Shoot some hoops, start a pickup game, practice drills or get fit while having fun.

 

Thundering Swords Fencing

(M)

Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 2, 2017
End Date: March 25, 2017
Age:Child / Teen  

Young people will have the chance to learn swordsmanship, thinking quickly on ones feet and improve hand, eye coordination.

 

Instructors: Larry

 

Toddler Playtime

(M)

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

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

Start Date: October 2, 2016
Age:Preschool  

Free Play for Tots! Toddlers must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

 

Gymnasium

 

Tots Free Play Program

(M)

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: March 25, 2017
Age:Preschool / Adult / Senior  

Tots engage in free play and work on gross motor and socialization skills. 

For children ages  6 months - 5 years. The parent/guardian must be a Recreation Center member and must accompany their child throughout the entire program.

 

 

 

Tots Sports

(M)

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

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: March 25, 2017
Age:Preschool / Adult / Senior  

Learn to interact, socialize and share with other toddlers through sports.  Children will learn how to play different sports while learning different skills of the game.

Parent/Guardian must be a member to participate. All activities take place in our gymnasium.

 

 

Volleyball

(M)

Tuesday: 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

To promote team work and enhance fitness.

 

Wheelchair Basketball

(M)

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 3, 2017
End Date: March 26, 2017
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

 

Wii Bowling for Teens

Monday: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

NYPL-Bronx Library Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 301 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx

Age:Teen  

Come join us in our conference room for Wii bowling right on the tv. No rolling a heavy ball just acting like you are with a controller. Meet some good people and have fun.

Cost: FREE 

 

Wii Dancing

Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

PSS Andrew Jackson S.C. Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 325 East 156th Street, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us while we dance with Nintendo Wii! We recommend that you become a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free. Call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Wii Gaming Tournament

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

JASA Williamsburg Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 202 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Play tennis and bowl all in one place! With our Nintendo Wii, we play different games and have tournaments. Space is limited to 5 people per team. Call ahead to find out if there is space. Open to anyone 60+.

Cost: Free 

 

Youth & Teen Programs

(M)

Monday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: February 1, 2017
End Date: March 31, 2017
Age:Child / Teen  

Youth and Teens ages 6yrs - 17yrs are welcome to join us after school weekdays.

Learn to play Soccer , Basketball Skills & Drills, Learn to play Street Hockey, Go Girl Athletics, Art Expressions, Track practice workshop, Sports Unlimited, Dance and Cheerleading.

Visit the center for more details and to register your Youth or Teen.

 

 

For more information and to register call or email Dejon.Williams@Parks.nyc.gov

 

Youth Open Basketball ( 13 & Over)

(M)

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:45 p.m.
Monday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: January 8, 2017
Age:Teen  

Take your game to the next level on our basketball court. Shoot some hoops, start a pickup game, practice drills, and increase your overall cardiovascular fitness while having fun.

 

Zumba and Afro-Brazilian Fitness

(M)

Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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

Start Date: September 11, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Burn calories, have fun and feel good with Zumba and Afro-Brazilian inspired fitness.

Instructor: Maria Assis

 

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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

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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.
Email

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

UltimateRec

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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