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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

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.


For more information  or questions about MHFA call        (718) 402-5155 or email


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Horseback Riding

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.

Central Park

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Facility Type: Horseback Riding Trails
Horseback riding services are not available in Central Park at this time. Thank you for your interest. 

Forest Park

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Facility Type: Horseback Riding Trails
The four-mile equestrian path meanders through 165 acres of oak forest. 
Stable Name: GallopNYC Forest Hills 
Stable Phone: (718) 261-7679 

Ocean Breeze Horse Riding Arena

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Facility Type: Horseback Riding Trails
The riding arena is the headquarters for HOOPH (Helping Others Overcome Personal Handicaps), which provides a therapeutic riding program for New York City's disabled community. The program focuses on the individual needs and life goals of each client, and their progress is reviewed every three months. The lesson plans can be as simple as learning how to tie shoes, making a new friend, or even improving balance. The program also uses a sensory trail where such physical abilities can be strengthened on horseback. 
Stable Name: HOOPH 
Stable Phone: (718) 981-9251 

Pelham Bay Park

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Facility Type: Horseback Riding Trails
The bridle path in Pelham Bay Park provides beautiful vistas of marshland and woods.  
Stable Name: Bronx Equestrian Center 
Stable Phone: (718) 885-0551 

Prospect Park

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Facility Type: Horseback Riding Trails
This 3.5 mile-long bridle path winds through scenic woodlands, meadows, and a ravine. It begins at the Park Circle entrance (the intersection of Coney Island Avenue, Parkside Avenue, and Prospect Park Southwest) and continues along the Lake to the Long Meadow and the Midwood. 
Stable Name: Kensington Stables; GALLOP NYC 
Stable Phone: (718) 972-4588 

Van Cortlandt Park

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Facility Type: Horseback Riding Trails
Situated on 21 acres, the Riverdale Stables offers academy lessons seven days a week, indoor and outdoor rings, boarding and training of private horses, summer and winter camps, lessons galore, and easy access to the miles of trails in Van Cortlandt Park. 
Stable Name: The Riverdale Stables 
Stable Phone: (718) 548-4848 

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