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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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16+ Intro. to Fitness Equipment

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Saturday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, 80 Catherine Street, Manhattan

Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: June 23, 2018
Age:  

Learn the basics of using the fitness center equipment properly. Age 16 and up.

Instructor- Alonzo

Location: Fitness Center

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30 In 30 Out

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Monday: 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 8, 2018
End Date: June 23, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Total body workout that is designed to fight fat in 30 minutes and get you back to work before your boss even knows you were gone.

 

Wear comfortable clothes and sneakers. bring water and towel.

Instructor: David Velasquez

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5th Gear

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Tuesday: 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: April 2, 2018
End Date: June 22, 2018
Age:Adult  

Looking for an intense full body workout? This class may be the extra push you've been looking for. Utilizing equipment while implementing different workout styles; you"ll be going from 0-60 in no time. The real workout starts when you want to stop.

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ABS Workout

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Friday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

J. Hood Wright Recreation Center, 351 Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: April 6, 2018
End Date: June 22, 2018
Age:  

This program is designed to provide the opportunity for adults to enjoy a great evening workout.  This program mainly helps adults to relieve the stress and get the results they are seeking into improving their abs shape. At the same time they can learn some great work out ethics they can develop on their own to reach more sets than they normally do. 

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AM Stretch

(M)

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

J. Hood Wright Recreation Center, 351 Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan

Age:  

Let's get the day off to a great start with AM STRETCH.  A program that focuses on the foundation of all genres of fitness, the stretch!  Become in-tune with your body, prepare your body for the next level of movement.  Release unwanted energy via the power of the Stretch

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Ab Blast

(M)

Monday: 5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: April 2, 2018
End Date: June 24, 2018
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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Ab Blast

(M)

Tuesday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Thursday: 4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: April 3, 2018
End Date: June 21, 2018
Age:Adult  

Build your core today with an great Ab Blast workout designed to tone, build and stengthen your abdominal muscles. We will be using a variety of equipment, mats will be provided so get ready for a great workout!

Instructor: Victoria Perillo

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Adaptive (Swim For Life)

(M)

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

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

Start Date: February 22, 2018
End Date: June 24, 2018
Age:Child  

The pool is reserved for the Adaptive Swim program for Kids. This free program provides: 1) aquatic exercise therapy that ranges from gentle water walking to aerobic-type exercise which improves range of motion, flexibility, mobility, muscle tone, coordination, focus and strength 2) swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skills.
 

Advanced registration with Citywide Aquatics is required. For more information or to register, please call (718) 760-6969, ext. 0 or visit: www.nyc.gov/parks/citywideaquatics

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Adaptive Fitness

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Friday: 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Pelham Fritz Recreation Center, 18 Mount Morris Park West, Manhattan

Start Date: April 2, 2018
End Date: June 24, 2018
Age:Child / Teen  

This is a Zumba class for those with special needs of any kind.  The instructors will provide thorough and productive movements and deliver a great workout to those needing an adaptive atmosphere. Everyone can benefit from this class designed with the student in mind.

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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.

101st St. Soccer Field

101ST ST. NEXT TO HENRY HUDSON PARKWAY (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 4

110th St & Lenox Ave Playground

110TH STREET AND LENOX AVENUE (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 1
This playground has an accessible bathroom.

110th St Playground

110TH STREET AND CATHEDRAL PARKWAY (Manhattan)| Map it
Level: 3

123rd Morningside Park

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

175th Re. Area

175 STREET & AMSTERDAM (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
# of Courts:

1st Street Playground

EAST 1ST ST. & 1ST AVE. (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
# of Courts:

24 Sycamores Playground

1 AVE. & E. 96 ST. (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Basketball Courts

24 Sycamores Playground

YORK & 61 STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
# of Courts:

76 St. Playground

W. 76 ST. & RIVERSIDE DRIVE (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Basketball Courts

Highbridge Park Mountain Bike Trails

FORT GEORGE HILL (Manhattan)
Facility Type: Greenways

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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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Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym Hosted by the Axis Project Wheelchair Basketball

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.

AccessibleRecreation Center 54
348 East 54 Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

A valid NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about our memberships, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page

Contact Number

(646) 632-7344

Contact Email

christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, April 26, 2018
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project

Friday, April 27, 2018
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center
35 W 134 Street NYC 10037, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Participants must have a NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership.

Contact Number

646-632-7344

Contact Email

christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov

 

Bryant Park Fencing

Friday, April 27, 2018
1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.

Fifth Avenue Terrace (in Bryant Park)
Fifth Avenue and 41st Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

World Tai Chi Day

Saturday, April 28, 2018
11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)
6th Avenue and 41st Street, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights

Sunday, April 29, 2018
10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Cost

A valid NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about our memberships, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page

Contact Number

(646) 632-7344

Contact Email

christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov

 

Youth Wheelchair Basketball Hosted by New York Rolling Fury

Sunday, April 29, 2018
1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.

Cost

A valid NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about our memberships, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(646) 632-7344

Contact Email

christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard and Fort Washington Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 795-1388

Contact Email

info@FortTryonParkTrust.org

 

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