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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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Tai Chi

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

St. John’s Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Age:Adult / Senior  

This Chinese martial art relaxes the body by aligning breath with a series of movements.  It is believed to improve cardiovascular fitness, balance and flexibility and relieve stress.

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Tai Chi

Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Vanderbilt YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 224 East 47th St, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

An ancient form of mind body exercise that uses purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self defense.

Phone: 212-912-2500
Cost: Free for members, non-members $45/8 classes 

 

Tai Chi

Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

PSS Parkside Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 644 Adee Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for a tai-chi class every week. Open to anyone 60+.

Cost: Free 

 

Tai Chi

Monday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

New York Chinatown Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 70 Mulberry Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Join us for an afternoon tai-chi class. To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Phone: 212-233-8930
Cost: Free 

 

Tai Chi

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Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: July 26, 2017
End Date: September 23, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

Tai Chi is the greatest self-healing and medical arts system derived from the ancient Chinese healing methods of acupuncture and meridian manipulation. The Old Yang form teaches correct posture and internal structure of the body as well as how to coordinate our movement in an intergated and balanced way. When practiced daily, Tai Chi can help a practioner to improve and maintain physical health, a balanced mind and emotional body.

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Tai Chi

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

HANAC Innovative JVL Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Queens

Age:Senior  

Join our weekly tai chi class for all ability levels. We recommend that you become a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free. Call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

Tai Chi

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Diana H. Jones Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 9 Noll Street, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Join us for an afternoon tai-chi class. Open to anyone 60+.

Cost: Free 

 

Tai Chi

Community Center at Stuyvesant High School Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 345 Chambers St., Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

Learn the ancient Chinese martial art with an expert. No experience necessary. Register at the Community Center or call 646-210-4292 Visit www.ccshs.org for program information and class times.

Cost: call for price 

 

Tai Chi

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Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Age:Everyone  

Discover the benefits of this ancient form of martial arts which will improve balance, agility, strength, and coordination. This unique class will help you flow through your everyday life.

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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
# of Courts:

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.

104th Precinct. Adult Hockey

Borough: Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Ice Skating
Phone: (718) 417-1495

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

75th Precinct Community Sports Program

Borough: Brooklyn
Age: Adult
Type: Baseball
Phone: (646) 246-7878

78th Precinct Youth Council

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

7th Day Adventist League

Borough: Bronx
Age: Adult
Type: Baseball/Softball
Phone: (917) 562 – 9584 | 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

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Competitive Rowing Camp

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
7:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.

Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse
3579 Harlem River Drive, New York, NY 10034, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

$1,000

Contact Number

(718) 433-3075

Contact Email

teichler@rownewyork.org

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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

 

Bryant Park Tai Chi

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

Cost

Free  

 

Fitness Walk

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Fort Totten Front Gate (in Fort Totten Park)
Totten Road and Cross Island Parkway, Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 352-4793

Contact Email

mike.kuchinskas@parks.nyc.gov

 

Crew Camp: Brooklyn

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

AccessiblePaerdegat Basin Launch
1310 Paerdegat Ave N, Brooklyn, NY 11236, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

$600

Contact Number

(718) 433-3075

Contact Email

teichler@rownewyork.org

 

Bryant Park Yoga

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessibleUpper Terrace (in Bryant Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Yoga in the Park

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Near the Sunken Meadow Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
The yoga class will take place the Sunken Meadow Picnic Area, just east of the Randall's Island Connector.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 860-1899

Contact Email

info@randallsisland.org

 

Learn-to-Row 2

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse
3579 Harlem River Drive, New York, NY 10034, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

$335

Contact Number

(718) 433.3075

Contact Email

cloeber@rownewyork.org

 

NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Location Details:
Meet on the south side of Fornino on Pier 6

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the lake bridge, down the hill from the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Eddy Street.

Cost

Free  

 

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