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Shape Up NYC: Caribbean/World Dance

Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Atlantic Terminal Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 501 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 27, 2016
End Date: November 24, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior / Teen  

This fun dance class will keep you sweating and grooving to a variety of Caribbean rhythms, while improving your cardiovascular health and toning your body. This instructor is a part of the Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Caribbean/World Dance

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Saratoga Village Cornerstone Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 940 Hancock Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: April 9, 2016
Age:Everyone  

This dance class will focus on bringing world cultures together in the ultimate form of expression - dance. Moving to great music will keep your heart rate pumping and help build your cardiovascular strength. This instructor is a part of the Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Chair Aerobics

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

Detective Keith L. Williams Field House, 106-16 173rd Street between 172 & 173 Streets, Queens

Start Date: July 16, 2014
Age:Senior  

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. This class taught by an instructor who is in the Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Chair Yoga

Thursday: 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Brooklyn Public Library - Gerritsen Beach Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 2808 Gerritsen Ave, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 15, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior / Teen  

A beginner level chair-based class with a focus on bringing awareness to the body through core strengthening and total body flexibility. Students should wear comfortable clothing.

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Chair Zumba

Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: March 30, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

Take a seat & get ready for a dance fitness workout! By utilizing a chair, this Zumba class provides a low-impact option. The class will feature seated movements that help to improve balance, coordination, and overall strength. Instructor: Janet

Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Core Dance for Baby Boomers

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Franciscan Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 214 West 97th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: January 12, 2016
Age:Adult / Senior  

This workout is geared toward a mature population. It incorporates toning and strengthening exercises to increase flexibility and balance. This class is taught by an instructor from the Fitness Instructor Training program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Core Function

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 343 East 70th Street at 1st, Manhattan

Start Date: January 7, 2015
Age:Everyone  

• A dynamic, energizing workout utilizing hand weights, flex bands, tubing, ankle weights, and other props while performing real life functional movement patterns such as twisting, bending, pushing, pulling and squatting in a fun way. This class will help improve fitness, straighten posture and provide a foundation for an active daily life.

Phone: 212 744-5022
E-mail: kbolden@lenoxhill.org

 

Shape Up NYC: Core Fusion

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 82 Rutgers Slip, Manhattan

Start Date: July 14, 2015
Age:Everyone  

The class is located in the Two Bridges Tower. This workout will combine cardio, strength and sculpting moves while strengthening your core! There is a little something for everyone, followed by a relaxing yoga infused stretch. This instructor is a part of the Fitness Instructor Training Program.

 

Shape Up NYC: Core Strength Training

Thursday: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Carmine Carro Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 3000 Fillmore Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 4, 2015
Age:Adult / Senior  

Exercises to strengthen the major muscles and the Core. This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Phone: 1-929-213-7289
Cost: FREE 

 

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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/Ps 242 (100th Street)

GLENWOOD RD & 100TH ST (Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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111 Street Playground (Near Playground For All Children)

CORONA AVENUE/111 ST (Queens) | Map it
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123rd Morningside Park

MORNINGSIDE & 121 STREET (Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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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 

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
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16 Sycamore Playground

SCHERMERHORN & NEVINS STS (Brooklyn) | Map it
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174 St. Playground

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

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

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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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Seniors Fitness in Carl Schurz Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Carl Schurz Main Lawn (in Carl Schurz Park), Manhattan| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Soundview Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Van Cortlandt Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Marine Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Inwood Hill Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Astoria Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Astoria Park Field House (in Astoria Park)
Hoyt Avenue and 21st Street, Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Flushing Meadows

Monday, September 26, 2016
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
111th Street, Queens| Map it

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Location Details:
Meridian Road Tennis Courts

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Seniors Fitness in Greenbelt Park

Monday, September 26, 2016
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

AccessibleGreenbelt Recreation Center (in Blood Root Valley)
501 Brielle Avenue, Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

2123608172

Contact Email

Sports@CityParksFoundation.org

 

Retro Basketball

Monday, September 26, 2016
8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Recreation center membership is required.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Valerie.Edwards@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, September 27, 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

 

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