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Shape Up NYC: Capoeira

Friday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Hudson Guild: Elliott Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 441 West 26th Street, Manhattan

Start Date:August 14, 2015
Age:Adult  

Capoeira is an African-Brazilian art form that combines dance, martial arts, music and acrobatics. Capoeira offers a creative approach to fitness. It's unique, dynamic, and most importantly, fun!

 

Shape Up NYC: Kickboxing

Sunday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:February 21, 2016
Age:Adult  

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

Shape Up NYC classes are FREE and available to those who are not Recreation Center members. Please bring a key lock to secure your belongings.

 

Shape Up NYC: Tai Chi

Monday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue (across from Sea View Hospital), Staten Island

Start Date:February 1, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Originally used to train soldiers, Tai Chi is now more commonly practiced as an internal art — a way of focusing the mind, while training the body — meditation thru movement.

 

Tai Chi (perhaps surprisingly) provides an excellent full-body workout while also being relaxing, and can easily be maintained as a healthy life-long practice.  The countless benefits of Tai Chi include increased strength, conditioning, balance, coordination, flexibility, stamina, range of motion, bone density, joint lubrication, and mind/body connection; reducing blood pressure, pain, stiffness, and stress hormones — all of which extends to less injurous falls, more confidence, peace of mind throughout the day, and improved sleep at night. Instructor: Stephanie

 

Summer Camp

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Monday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date:July 5, 2016
End Date:August 19, 2016
Age:Child  

The NYC Parks Experience Summer Day Camp program is an exciting chance for children ages 6 to 13 to have a fun-filled summer! 

This program has been filled.

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Tae Kwon Do

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Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.,4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:May 5, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Sensai Nash

 Come and learn traditional I.T.F Tae Kwon Do basics.

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Tae Kwon Do

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Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center, 670 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 16, 2015
Age:Child  

Expand your agility through Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art that combines self-defense, combat, and exercise techniques.

Instructor: Master R. Nash (5th degree black belt)

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Tae Kwon Do

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Recreation Center, 450 Saint Ann's Avenue, Bronx

Start Date:March 19, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Tae Kwon Do is an ancient, Korean martial art that combines physical and mental training to achieve harmony in movement.

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Tae Kwon Do

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Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Age:Everyone  

Learn Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art that combines self-defense, combat, and exercise techniques.

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Tae Kwon Do

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Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center, 670 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:January 16, 2015
Age:Child / Teen / Adult / Senior  

Expand your agility through Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art that combines self-defense, combat, and exercise techniques.

Instructor: Master R. Nash (5th degree black belt)

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Martial Arts

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

Sunday, July 31, 2016
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)
West 89th Street and Riverside Drive, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

311

Contact Email

summeronthehudson@gmail.com

 

Bryant Park Tai Chi

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

bpc@urbanmgt.com

 

Bryant Park Tai Chi

Thursday, August 4, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

bpc@urbanmgt.com

 

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

Sunday, August 7, 2016
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)
West 89th Street and Riverside Drive, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

311

Contact Email

summeronthehudson@gmail.com

 

Bryant Park Tai Chi

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

bpc@urbanmgt.com

 

Bryant Park Tai Chi

Thursday, August 11, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

bpc@urbanmgt.com

 

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

Sunday, August 14, 2016
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park)
West 89th Street and Riverside Drive, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

311

Contact Email

summeronthehudson@gmail.com

 

Bryant Park Tai Chi

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

bpc@urbanmgt.com

 

Bryant Park Tai Chi

Thursday, August 18, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

bpc@urbanmgt.com

 

Bryant Park Tai Chi

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

bpc@urbanmgt.com

 

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