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NYC’s source for free and low–cost fitness activities
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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: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 

 

AB-Session w/ Lincoln

(M)

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Age:Everyone  

This is an hour class of moderate to hardcore abdominal work.  It focuses on toning and defining the abs and strengthening the back to improve posture and core strength.

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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 

 

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)

Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m.

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

Start Date: June 23, 2017
End Date: September 23, 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

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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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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

Monday: 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.,8:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

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

Age:Teen / Adult  

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

Phone: 718-981-4933
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.

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
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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
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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.

Bayside Raiders Youth Football

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Football and Cheerleading
Phone: (516) 221-5652

Bayside United Soccer Club

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer
Phone: (917) 494-2605

Bensonhurst Youth League

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: Softball
Phone: (718) 259-6806 | Email

Big Apple Soccer Academy

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer
Phone: (347) 415-9926

Big Apple Soccer League, Inc.

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer
Phone: (718) 545-4125

Big Apple Youth Soccer League

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer
Phone: (718) 456-5700

Bishop Kearney Softball League

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: Baseball/Softball
Phone: (718) 236-6363 x258

Black Men Who Care Inc.

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: Basketball
Phone: (917) 432-7557

Bluestorm

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Youth
Type: Baseball
Email

Bolanos Soccer School

Borough: Queens
Age: Youth
Type: Soccer
Phone: (718) 674-6569

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Free Yoga at Garibaldi Plaza

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 396-5873

Contact Email

hello@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org

 

Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.

Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Across from the Large Playground at Washington Square Park

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 396-5873

Contact Email

hello@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org

 

Dance Fitness in the Park

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
A five minute walk south of the 103rd Street Footbridge.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 860-1899

Contact Email

info@randallsisland.org

 

Yoga in The Battery

Wednesday, August 2, 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

 

Open Track Night

Thursday, August 3, 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

 

Free Yoga at Garibaldi Plaza

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 396-5873

Contact Email

hello@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org

 

Free Kids Yoga at Washington Square Park

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
10:00 a.m.10:45 a.m.

Kids Playground (in Washington Square Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Across from the Large Playground at Washington Square Park

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 396-5873

Contact Email

hello@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org

 

Dance Fitness in the Park

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
A five minute walk south of the 103rd Street Footbridge.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 860-1899

Contact Email

info@randallsisland.org

 

Yoga in The Battery

Wednesday, August 9, 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

 

Open Track Night

Thursday, August 10, 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

 

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