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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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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:Adult / Teen  

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 

 

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:Adult / Senior / Teen  

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 

 

Adaptive Fitness

(M)

Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: April 2, 2017
End Date: September 24, 2017
Age:Teen  

This is Zumba for those with special needs, incorporating movements for people who use wheelchairs and others who would like the movements adjusted. Everyone can benefit from this class designed with the student in mind.

Arlene's class is cancelled 6/9/2017

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Adult Badminton

(M)

Friday: 7:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m.

Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center, 93-29 Queens Boulevard, Queens

Start Date: September 5, 2017
End Date: December 24, 2017
Age:Everyone  

Are you a badminton enthusiast?  A beginner?  All levels are welcome. Get hooked on this fun, fast-paced sport and have fun playing badminton with your child(ren). Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Please call the recreation center for more information.

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Adult Karate

(M)

Monday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens

Start Date: July 8, 2017
End Date: September 23, 2017
Age:Teen  

This Japanese martial art focuses on striking techniques as a form of self-defense. A deeply ethical fighting tradition, it incorporates philosophical and physical elements to help build self-confidence, self-awareness and increase overall health. Ages 13+

Location: Side of Gymnasium     Instructor: Rick

Ages: 12+

For inquiries about uniforms and attire, please contact Hanshi Rick Diaz.

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African Dance

(M)

Friday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: July 10, 2017
End Date: September 23, 2017
Age:Teen  

Enjoy learning and participating in various African dances.

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African Drumming

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Monday: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 11, 2017
End Date: December 31, 2017
Age:Everyone  

Catch the rythm and beats of African Drumming as our instructors teach members of all ages how to play the drums.

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Afro-Caribbean Cardio

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Harlem Hospital Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 506 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: February 27, 2017
Age:Everyone  

Afro-Caribbean Cardio includes exercises for toning, tightening and stretching the muscles, while incorporating globally-inspired dance movements. The class is structured to suit all fitness levels and abilities.

Sign up here for updates on this class!

Cost: FREE 

 

Aqua Exercise

Sunday: 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Monday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Age:Adult / Teen  

An instructional class of aerobic movements performed in the water, to improve body conditioning, cardiovascular fitness, and flexibility.

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

 

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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.

157th St Playground

157 ST & 116 AVE (Queens)| Map it
Level: 2

157th St Plgd

157 ST & 116 AVE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

157th St. Playground

157TH STREET & 116TH. AVENUE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Basketball Courts
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157th Street P/G(Baisley)

157 ST & 116 AVE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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16 Sycamore Playground

SCHERMERHORN & NEVINS STS (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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174 St Playground

174 ST & 113 AVE (Queens)| Map it

174 St. Playground

E. 174 AND BRONX RIVER AVENUE (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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174th St Playground

E 174 ST, BRONX RIVER AVE (Bronx)| Map it

174th St Plgd

E 174 ST, BRONX RIVER AVE (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Exercise Equipment

174th Street Playground

E 174 ST. & BRONX RIVER AVE. (Bronx) | 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

3B League

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: baseball
Phone: (718) 256-2316 | Email

68th Precinct Youth Council, Inc.

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: baseball, indoor & outdoor soccer
Phone: (718) 232 - 2748 | Email

78th Precinct Youth Council

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: Baseball, Girls' Softball, Basketball & Flag Football
Email

A. F. C. New York United

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer
F.C. New York United is a soccer Academy for boys & girls ages 4-18. We have an Academy program for ages 4-7, and Travel teams for ages 8-18. We have programs on Randall's Island and in the Bayside area of Queens.
Phone: 347-610-0501 | Email

ADW SPORTS

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

ASOPEC

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Baseball
Phone: (718) 544-6449 | Email

Academia Argentina de Futbol NY

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer
Email

Achievers of America, Inc.

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth/Adult
Type: Softball & Bowling
A program for Special needs individuals with developmental disabilities. Challenged or not.
Phone: (718) 565-1141 | Email

All American Soccer Club

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer
Phone: 718-934-9193

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Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut

Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:30 a.m.11:15 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

 

Rowing Tryouts in Manhattan

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.

George Washington Educational Campus
549 Audubon Avenue, New York, NY, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Boy's Gym

Cost

Tryouts are free, rowing is free for most participants.

 

Summer on the Hudson: Riverside HIIT

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
6:30 p.m.7:15 p.m.

Terrace at 108th Street (in Riverside Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

311

Contact Email

summeronthehudson@gmail.com

 

Rowing Tryouts in Queens

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
3:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.

Flushing YMCA
138-46 Northern Blvd (at Browne), Flushing, NY, Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Tryouts are free, rowing is free for most participants.

 

Zumba

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 352-4793

Contact Email

mike.kuchinskas@parks.nyc.gov

 

Yoga in The Battery

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

AccessibleWoodland Lawn (in The Battery), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Yoga sessions take place on the lawn between Castle Clinton National Monument and SeaGlass Carousel.

Cost

Free | Suggested donation

Contact Number

(212) 344-3491

Contact Email

info@thebattery.org

 

Rowing Tryouts in Brooklyn

Thursday, September 28, 2017
4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.

South Shore High School
6565 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Enter at Main Entrance on Flatlands Avenue.

Cost

Tryouts are free, rowing is free for most participants.

 

Open Track Night

Thursday, September 28, 2017
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 860-1899

Contact Email

info@randallsisland.org

 

Summer on the Hudson: Butt & Gut

Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:30 a.m.11:15 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

 

Bike Practice Session

Saturday, September 30, 2017
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Cypress Avenue Entrance (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 870-2080

Contact Email

classes@bike.nyc

 

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