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This page is located on the BeFitNYC.org Web site at
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Advanced Level Yoga Class

Wednesday: 6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Integral Yoga Institute Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 227 W 13th St, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

For students who are comfortable with the Level I and II formats and are ready to explore a transition from Level II to Level III. New asanas will be introduced and held longer, with pranayama incorporated. Not for those new to Level II.

Phone: 212-929-0585
Cost: $5 

 

Critical Mass

Friday: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Union Square Park , BROADWAY TO 4 AVE., E 14 ST. TO E 17 ST. (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Critical Mass is a spontaneous celebration of what our streets could look like. This fun group ride encourages new cyclists and creates safer streets and new green infrastructure. Strap some music to your bike and make sure to bring the appropriate lights and bells. Check the event calendar for additional meet-up points.

Cost: Free 

Takes place the last Friday of the month. Meet at Union Square North.

Time's Up

 

Deep-Relaxation Yoga

Friday: 5:00 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Integral Yoga Institute Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 227 W 13th St, Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

Can’t escape the sweltering heat or work stress? Head to this Meatpacking District yoga studio for 45-minutes of aaaahhh. Begin with gentle stretching, then enjoy a generous session of deep relaxation known as Yoga Nidra, and top it off with a short meditation. Now you’re ready for the weekend.

Phone: 212-929-0585
Cost: Free 

 

Evening NIA

Wednesday: 7:05 p.m.-8:05 p.m.

Sirovich Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 331 East 12th Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Nia is a one hour class incorporating structured and freeform movement to music incorporating the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Nia classes are available to members of The Educational Alliance Center for Balanced Living. Membership is $75 for 1 year and available to anyone ages 55 years and older. For more information on The Educational Alliance Center for Balanced Living, visit our website or call 212-780-2300.

Cost: $75/year 

The Educational Alliance

 

Evening Yoga

Wednesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Sirovich Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 331 East 12th Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Yoga classes available to members of The Educational Alliance Center for Balanced Living. Membership is $75 for 1 year and available to anyone ages 55 years and older. For more information on The Educational Alliance Center for Balanced Living, visit our website or call 212-780-2300.

Cost: $75/year 

The Educational Alliance

 

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/

 

First Friday Ride in Union Square Park

Friday: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Union Square Park , BROADWAY TO 4 AVE., E 14 ST. TO E 17 ST. (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

First Friday Ride is a monthly celebration of pollution-free transportation as a way to create safer streets for human beings! A fun and inclusive group bicycle ride through the streets of New York City at a leisurely pace. Route to be determined by participants.

E-mail: timesup.events@gmail.com
Cost: Free 

Meet Union Square North & Broadway

Time's Up

 

Free Yoga for Runners

Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Jack Rabbit Sports-Union Square Store Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 42 West 14th Street, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Free yoga class for runners. Bring your own mat. RSVP at custserv@jackrabbitsports.com. This class meets every other Saturday.

Phone: 212-727-2980

 

Jack Rabbit Sports Free Group Runs

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Union Square Park , BROADWAY TO 4 AVE., E 14 ST. TO E 17 ST. (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Join us for one of our free groups runs starting out of each of our three store locations.  These are casual, social, and non-coached 60 minute group runs.  We run at a relaxed, 'conversational' pace and while everyone is welcome, we suggest participants be able to comfortably run 5K / 3 miles.  We meet at the store and for those of you coming from the office you can change clothes and/or leave your belongings at the store during our runs.

Phone: 212-727-2980
E-mail: custserv@jackrabbitsports.com
Cost: Free 

Meeting Location: Jack Rabbit Sports-Union Square Store

 

Level I Community Class

Saturday: 6:15 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

Integral Yoga Institute Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 227 W 13th St, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

For students interested in the traditional yoga class. A comprehensive, balanced class with a steady flow, relaxation between asanas, and guided instruction throughout. First-time students are welcome.

Phone: 212-929-0585
Cost: $5 

 

Level I/II Community Class

Tuesday: 9:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Integral Yoga Institute Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 227 W 13th St, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

For students interested in exploring a transition from Level I to Level II. New asanas will be introduced, and others will be held longer to deepen the experience. Students attending this class should be comfortable with Integral Yoga Level I and have some knowledge of asana names in Sanskrit. Not for new beginners.

Phone: 212-929-0585
Cost: $5 

 

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

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

University Settlement Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 189 Allen 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) 473-8217
Cost: Free 

 

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

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Community Lounge Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 155 East 22nd 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) 777-8333
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.

NYPL - 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 

 

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

Friday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

NYPL Ottendorfer Brance Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 135 Second Ave, 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+.

Cost: FREE 

 

Pilates

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

The Educational Alliance Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 197 East Broadway, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Stretch, breathe and tone your muscles, while shedding your daily stress in our intimate studio. Bring your own towel--we will supply everything else. Purchase an 10-class punch card, valid for 90 days, for $120 ($12/class), or drop in to any class for $15. Purchase right before class in the studio, or order in advance.

Cost: $15  

The Educational Alliance

 

Punk Rope

Sunday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

14th St Y Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 344 East 14th Street, Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

Punk Rope combines themed workouts, fitness games, rope jumping, and raise-the-roof music to bring out the kid in all of us. Free to members of the YMCA.

Phone: 646-654-0668
Cost: $12/Free to members of the YMCA  

Punk Rope

 

Run Club

Wednesday: 6:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Lululemon- SoHo Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 481 Broadway, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Meet at lululemon SoHo for a different group run every week. Check the website for details about routes and run leaders. We will split into wo groups: Mile High (5-6 mile runs) and Pace Setters (about 3 miles walk run).

Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Cardio Kickboxing

Thursday: 7:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m.

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 82 Rutgers Slip, Manhattan

Start Date: January 3, 2019
Age:Adult / Senior  

This heart-pumping workout combines martial arts and conditioning moves to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health.

Sign up here for updates on this class!

Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Dance Fitness

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 82 Rutgers Slip, Manhattan

Start Date: February 12, 2019
End Date: February 12, 2021
Age:Adult / Senior  

We will focus on joyful movement while getting a cardio workout. Belly-dance techniques will be taught combined with hula hoops for a prop. Mini choreography is put together for mind and body health workout.

Sign up here for updates on this class!

Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Total Body Tone

Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

VISIONS at Selis Manor Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 135 W 23rd St., Manhattan

Start Date: February 4, 2019
Age:Adult / Senior  

This workout is aimed to tone muscles, increase your energy, mobility and overall fitness level, using fun and different workout styles.

Sign up here for updates on this class! Note: No class on 11/18 and 11/25

Cost: Free 

 

StoryTime Yoga

Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Karma Kids Yoga Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 104 W 14th St, Manhattan

Age:Preschool  

Storytime comes alive with puppets and yoga poses for infants to 6 year olds. Carefully selected stories that naturally lend themselves to yoga! As we read we'll come across animals and elements of nature that we know from yoga...we'll stop the story, do the yoga pose, then continue with our story. StoryTime is 1/2 hour.

Phone: 646-638-1444
E-mail: downdog@karmakidsyoga.com
Cost: Free 

 

Sunday Salutations

Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Lululemon- SoHo Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 481 Broadway, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Join us every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:30 for complimentary open-level yoga classes taught by instructors from yoga studios around the city. Check the website for details. We provide the mats, so grab a friend and we'll see you soon!

Phone: 212-334-8276
E-mail: soho-store@lululemon.com
Cost: Free 

 

Tai Chi

Monday: 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

The Educational Alliance Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 197 East Broadway, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Experience the gentle flowing, movements of Tai Chi and treat your whole body to a gentle and relaxing workout. Bring your own towel--we will supply everything else. Purchase an 10-class punch card, valid for 90 days, for $120 ($12/class), or drop in to any class for $15. Purchase right before class in the studio, or order in advance.

Cost: $15  

The Educational Alliance

 

Water Aerobics

(M)

Sunday: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 19, 2019
Age:Adult / Senior  

Exercising in the water is not only aerobic, but also strength-training oriented due to the water resistance. Moving your body through the water creates a resistance that will activate muscle groups.  

 

Yoga

Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

The Educational Alliance Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 197 East Broadway, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Stretch, breathe and tone your muscles, while shedding your daily stress in our intimate studio. Bring your own towel--we will supply everything else. Purchase an 10-class punch card, valid for 90 days, for $120 ($12/class), or drop in to any class for $15. Purchase right before class in the studio, or order in advance.

Cost: $15  

The Educational Alliance

 

Yoga for Veterans

Thursday: 6:45 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

Integral Yoga Institute Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 227 W 13th St, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Yoga can help alleviate stress and heal wounds by teaching how to quiet the mind and relax the body. In this class, explore basic poses to strengthen and balance the body, therapeutic poses to restore the body, guided deep relaxation and visualization techniques to heal injuries and trauma, breathing techniques to calm and invigorate the body, and meditation to focus and discipline the mind. No previous experience with Yoga is necessary. Modifications of poses are taught for any students with specific physical challenges.

Phone: 212-929-0585
Cost: Free with proof of military service 

 

Yoga for Veterans: Meditation & Relaxation

Monday: 7:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m.

Integral Yoga Institute Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 227 W 13th St, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

In this hour, veterans will learn simple stress reduction techniques through breathing and meditation practice and a guided deep relaxation. Meditation and yogic relaxation techniques have been scientifically proven to decrease stress levels and disease and increase health and well-being. The class welcomes all, including seriously disabled veterans, and is wheel-chair accessible. No experience with meditation required! Free with proof of military service.

Phone: 212-929-0585
Cost: Free with proof of military service 

 

Yoga for the Unemployed

Wednesday: 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Integral Yoga Institute Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 227 W 13th St, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Lost Your Job? Find Your SELF! Come together with others to explore yoga's remedies for stress in troubled times in this FREE one-hour class. Stretching, breathing, relaxation and conversation will ease you through the challenges of life and work.

Phone: 212-929-0585
Cost: Free 

 

Zumba

Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

The Educational Alliance Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 197 East Broadway, Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive. Our Zumba class also incorporates upbeat Bollywood moves - picture yourself in the final scene in Slumdog Millionaire. You get the picture.

Cost: $15  

The Educational Alliance

 

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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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.

Asser Levy Recreation Center Pool

ASSER LEVY PLACE AND E. 23RD STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Indoor Pools
(212) 447-2020 
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Type: Intermediate Setting: Indoor Size: 66' x 26' x 8' rec_center_id: M164 

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center Pool

CLARKSON ST. AND SEVENTH AVE. SOUTH (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Indoor Pools
(646) 300-2271 
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Type: Intermediate Setting: Indoor Size: 70' x 21' x 8' rec_center_id: M103 

Chelsea Recreation Center Pool

WEST 25TH ST. BETWEEN 9TH & 10TH AVES (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Indoor Pools
(212) 255-3705 
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Type: Intermediate Setting: Indoor Size: 75' x 43' x 10' rec_center_id: M260 

Evelyn's Playground

SOUTH OF THE PAVILION, ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE 16TH STREET TRAVERSE, FROM UNION SQUARE EAST TO UNION SQUARE WEST (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 3

Union Square

SOUTH OF 16 STREET TRAVERSE, ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE PARK (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 3

Washington Square Park

WASHINGTON SQ N/EAST OF 5 AVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

Augustus Saint-Garden's Playground

E. 19 ST. & 2 AVE. (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Basketball Courts

Augustus Saint Gardens

SECOND AVENUE, EAST 19TH STREET TO EAST 20TH STREET (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

Peter's Field

E 20 TO E 21 STS, 1 TO 2 AVES (Manhattan)| Map it

Peters Field Playground

2 AVE., E. 20 ST. AND E. 21 ST. (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Basketball Courts

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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.

14th Street YM-YWHA (of The Educational Alliance) Youth Baseball & Soccer Leagues

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer
Phone: (212) 673-0900 x306

ADW SPORTS

Boroughs:Manhattan, Manhattan, Manhattan
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Baseball/Softball, Basketball/Netball, Football
COED FOOTBALL / COED SOFTBALL/ COED BASKETBALL
Phone: 646 228 3058 | Email

Achilles International

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Running/Jogging
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

American Youth Table Tennis Organization

Boroughs:Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: table tennis
During after school and weekend hours, we offer urban school students an opportunity to learn the exciting, dynamic and strategic sport of table tennis.

Asphalt Green Tee Ball and Softball/ Soccer

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: Flag Football, Softball, & Soccer
Phone: (212) 369-8890

Big Apple Softball League

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Softball
Phone: (212) 388-0897

Big City Volleyball League

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Volleyball
Big City is NYC's favorite Indoor and Beach co-ed adult volleyball league. Teams and individuals of all levels, beginners through advanced are invited to participate. We also offer volleyball instructions for kids and adults.
Email

Black Top Street Hockey

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Street Hockey
BTSH offers low-key, beginner friendly, co-ed street hockey (sneakers, not wheels) from March to November at Tompkins Square Park at the corner of Avenue A and E. 10th Street.
Email

Boricua Allstars

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: baseball/softball
Phone: (646) 339-1714

Broadway Show League

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Softball
Phone: 917-887-5937 | Email

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