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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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A.M. Stretch

(M)

Monday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date:July 5, 2016
End Date:September 25, 2016
Age:Senior  

A morning stretching class is a great way to start the day that helps build range of motion from head to toe correct posture and help students understand the difference between pain and a stretch.

 

Instructor: Colleen Flood

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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: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 

 

AOA Aerobics

Monday: 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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

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

 

AOA Chair Aerobics

Monday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

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

Age:Adult / Senior  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

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

 

AOA Chair Exercise

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  

Get fit while you sit in this chair exercise class that involves a combination of aerobic activity, strength building and stretching. Suitable for all ages and levels.

Phone:718-981-4933
Cost:Free for members, non-members $99/8 weeks 

 

Abdominus

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:September 22, 2014
Age:Senior  

Core strengthening class for adults and seniors.

Instructor: Carlos Sepulveda

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Abdominus Propulsion

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Monday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:September 22, 2014
Age:Senior  

Training based around short intense bursts of muscular exersion.

Instructor: Carlos Sepulveda

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Adaptive Coordination

(M)

Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Adaptive program for people with physical disabilities or limited mobility and strength.

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Adaptive Swim

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Friday: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

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

Start Date:April 30, 2016
End Date:June 28, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This free program offers 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.  The program also offers swim instruction that focuses on becoming comfortable in the water and learning basic swimming and safety skill.

Participants must be members of a NYC Parks Recreation Center. For more information or to register, call (718) 760-6969

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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.

174th Street Playground

E 174 ST. & BRONX RIVER AVE. (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type:Basketball Courts

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
# of Courts:

210th St Plgd

210 ST & 73 AVE (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type:Exercise Equipment

24 Sycamores Playground

YORK & 61 STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type:Handball Courts
# of Courts:

24 Sycamores Playground

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

52 Playground

KELLY ST. & AVE. ST. JOHN (Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type:Basketball Courts

76 St. Playground

W. 76 ST. & RIVERSIDE DRIVE (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type:Basketball Courts

80 Avenue P/G(Ps 115)

80 AVE, 261-262 STS (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type:Handball Courts
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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.

104th Precinct. Adult Hockey

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

75th Precinct Community Sports Program

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

7th Day Adventist League

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

AVJ League

Borough:Queens
Age:Adult
Type:Softball
Phone:(917) 716-7879

AYSO

Borough:Brooklyn
Age:Adult
Type: Soccer
Phone:(718) 923-1099

Ace Four Handball

Borough:Brooklyn
Age:Adult
Type:Handball
Phone:(718) 954-0455

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

Achilles International

Borough:Manhattan
Age:Adult
Type: Running/Jogging
Achilles meets rain or shine on Tuesday evenings at 6:15 PM and Saturday mornings at 10:15 when there is no race. Tuesday evenings we meet at the New York Road Runners Club (9 E. 89th Street) between 6 - 6:15 PM. Saturday mornings, we meet in Central Park, at 90th Street and Fifth Avenue, adjacent to the Central Park Reservoir.
Phone:212-354-0300 |  Email

Alumni     

Borough:Staten Island
Age:Adult
Type:Softball  
Phone:(732) 513-4836  |  Email

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Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

Sunday, June 26, 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

 

GRIT

Sunday, June 26, 2016
4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

info@brooklynbridgepark.org

 

Sunrise: Abhaya Yoga

Monday, June 27, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

info@brooklynbridgepark.org

 

Ballet Barre

Monday, June 27, 2016
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

info@brooklynbridgepark.org

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
7:30 a.m.8:30 a.m.

AccessibleHeather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)
Cabrini Boulevard & Ft Washington Ave., 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 28, 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

 

Tai Chi Class

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the Garibaldi Plaza stage.

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

sarah(dot)neilson(at)parks.nyc.gov

 

Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

311

Contact Email

summeronthehudson@gmail.com

 

Pilates with the Fitness Guru

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.

Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park), Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

info@brooklynbridgepark.org

 

Washington Square Park: Sacred Sounds Yoga Class

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

sarah(dot)neilson(at)parks.nyc.gov

 

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