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18th Century Dance Classes

Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Mark Morris Dance Group Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Teen / Adult  

First Saturdays of every month. Members of The New York Baroque Dance Company teach classes covering dance forms found in dance suites of the late 17th and 18th centuries. Live music accompanies every class. No previous experience required. This class is open to professional dancers, teachers, students, musicians, singers, actors, and dance enthusiasts. Expand your circle of friends as you meet new people and learn the proper way to offer a hand during the minuet or how to cut a caper in the jig!

Phone: 718-624-8400
E-mail: info@mmdg.org
Cost: $14 

 

A.M. Stretch

(M)

Monday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 2, 2016
End Date: December 24, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day that helps build range of motion from head to toe. Correct posture and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

 

Instructor: Colleen Flood

Students can bring their own mats if they wish.

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AOA Aerobics

Monday: 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Adult / Senior  

A kinder, gentler aerobic workout appropriate for older adults, beginning exercise participants and pre/post-natal women who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans. Each class includes an aerobic conditioning and stretching segment. Music for this class may include big band, classical, swing, country and oldies but goodies.

Phone: 718-227-3200
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Aerobics

Monday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Friday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

A kinder, gentler aerobic workout appropriate for older adults, beginning exercise participants and pre/post-natal women who would like to include a low-intensity, low-impact workout in their fitness plans. Each class includes an aerobic conditioning and stretching segment. Music for this class may include big band, classical, swing, country and oldies but goodies.

Phone: 718-981-4933
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Chair Aerobics

Monday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

South Shore YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 3939 Richmond Ave, Staten Island

Age:Adult / Senior  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Phone: 718-227-3200
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Chair Exercise

Monday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Friday: 11:05 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Broadway YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 651 Broadway, Staten Island

Age:Adult / Senior  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Phone: 718-981-4933
Cost: Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

AOA Sit Fit

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.

 

Ab Blast

(M)

Monday: 5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

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

Start Date: September 6, 2015
Age:Adult  

While focusing on the abs, improve cardiovascular strength and flexibility capabilities through the use of basic, intermediate, and advance calisthenics movements and incorporation of the "Tabata System," a period of active work plus rest, i.e. 2 to 3 minutes of work, with 30 seconds to 1 minute of rest for a designated 6 to 8 rounds .

Instructor: Tiberius St. Judge 

 

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AbDominator/ Jump Start

(M)

Wednesday: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex, 625 Father Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island

Start Date: September 12, 2016
End Date: November 5, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Looking to transform your stomach into a 6 pack?  Do you feel like you are losing the battle of the bulge?  Let us help you firm those abdominal muscles!  ABDOMINATOR offers an intense 30-minute workout designed to attack the abdominal area from all different angles by incorporating core strengthening exercises to build a stronger mid-section.  This class is followed by Jump Start the most intense jump class you will ever find. This class will have multiple variations of jumping which will elevate your heart rate while improving overall fitness. You will improve your coordination and balance while strengthening your entire body as you jump rope through challenging, timed intervals.

 

With Various Instructors

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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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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.

100% Playground

GLENWOOD RD, E 100 & E 101 STS (Brooklyn)| Map it
Level: 4

100% Playground/Ps 242 (100th Street)

GLENWOOD RD & 100TH ST (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
# of Courts:

101st St. Soccer Field

101ST ST. NEXT TO HENRY HUDSON PARKWAY (Manhattan)| Map it

110th St & Lenox Ave Playground

110 ST & LENOX AVE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

110th St Playground

110 ST & CATHEDRAL PKWY (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 2

111 Street Playground (Near Playground For All Children)

CORONA AVENUE/111 ST (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
# of Courts:

115th Street Playground

14 RD, 115 ST, 14 AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 4

123rd Morningside Park

MORNINGSIDE & 121 STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
# of Courts:

136 St Playground

136 ST & 14 RD (Queens)| Map it

157 Street Plgd.

157 ST. & 116 AVE. (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Baseball and Softball Fields
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Type of Surface: Little League 

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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.

ZogSports

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

i9 Sports

Borough: Bronx
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer
Our leagues and programs run year round. Sing up as a member on the website for free.
Phone: 347-275-3116 | Email

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Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Soundview Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Marine Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Astoria Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Astoria Park Field House (in Astoria Park)
Hoyt Avenue and 21st Street, Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Flushing Meadows

Monday, September 26, 2016
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
111th Street, Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meridian Road Tennis Courts

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Greenbelt Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

AccessibleGreenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)
501 Brielle Avenue, Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Retro Basketball

Monday, September 26, 2016
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Valerie.Edwards@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

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