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Found 624 facilities, 467 programs, 182 leagues, and 316 events for All Interests in Manhattan

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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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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: March 24, 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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30 Meets 20 3 on 3 Basketball

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Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 7, 2018
End Date: March 25, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Structured 3 on 3 play for adults utilizing a 12:00 minute gameclock. First team to score 21 before clock runs out automatically wins.

Facilitator: Jamel Gist

Gymnasium - 3rd Floor

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5th Gear

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Tuesday: 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 8, 2018
End Date: March 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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ADA Open Basketball

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Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 2, 2018
End Date: March 24, 2018
Age:Adult  

Open basketball for those individuals with a disability (full court).

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Ab Blast

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Thursday: 4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 4, 2018
End Date: March 22, 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: Wilson T.

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Ab Blast

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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: February 17, 2018
End Date: March 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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Abs and Toning

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

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

Start Date: February 17, 2018
End Date: March 24, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Ruth Mendin

 

Learn how to strengthen and tone your body with an emphasis on the core muscles.

Location: Dance Room

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Absolutely Abs

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Monday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 2, 2018
End Date: March 31, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

The class will specifically focus on your abdominal and core. Get ready to tone and define your abs during this low-impact workout. Targeting the abs can even improve posture!

Instructor: Dana Brown

Location: Community Room #1

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Adaptive (Swim For Life)

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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: March 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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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

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
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175th Re. Area

175 STREET & AMSTERDAM (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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1st Street Playground

EAST 1ST ST. & 1ST AVE. (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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24 Sycamores Playground

YORK & 61 STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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24 Sycamores Playground

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

Crossover Baseball Association

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: Baseball
Crossover Baseball Association is a Harlem based organization that was established for the purpose of providing young talented New York City baseball players with the opportunity to play travel baseball at its finest level, all across the world.
Phone: 646.593.0978 | Email

DC Comics

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: softball
Phone: (212) 636-5584

Downtown Athletic

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: softball
Phone: (670) 775-1882

Downtown Giants Football League

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: Youth Football and Cheerleading Ages 6 to 14
Downtown Giants provides competitive football (full pads, full contact) training and games against competitors within the New York City and lower Westchester area. Cheerleading, also a competitive sport, provides training, cheerleading at the games and other opportunities to compete against other squads in the Greater New York area.
Email

Downtown Little League

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: baseball
Phone: (212) 278-8064

Downtown Soccer League

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer

Downtown United Soccer Club

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer

East Harlem Little League

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth
Type: baseball
Phone: (646) 879-8792

East River CREW (Community Recreation and Education on the Water)

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Kayaking/Canoeing/Paddleboats
Please see our website for more details or register via email for updates. Weekly Community Rowing, FREE, each Tues, 5pm till dusk, beginning in May 4, 2010. East 96th St. boathouse & esplanade.
Phone: 212-427-3956 | Email

Eastside Softball League

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: softball
Phone: (212) 861-8806  | Email

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Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights

Sunday, February 25, 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, February 25, 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, February 27, 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, February 27, 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, March 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

 

Exerskate

Thursday, March 1, 2018
8:00 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleThe Rink at Bank of America Winter Village (in Bryant Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 768-4242

 

Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym hosted by the AXIS Project

Friday, March 2, 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

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, March 3, 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

 

NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park

Saturday, March 3, 2018
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Isham Street & Seaman Ave.

Cost

Free  

 

Goalball Hosted by the NY Knights

Sunday, March 4, 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

 

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