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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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Sweat It Out

(M)

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Monday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex, 625 Father Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island

Start Date: July 6, 2016
End Date: September 3, 2016
Age:Senior  

Sweat it Out utilizes the Tabata method of training; a form of high-intensity interval training which alternates between short bursts of high intensity anaerobic training and even shorter recovery and less intense recovery periods.  This training protocol involves performing a particular exercise(s) at high intensity for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. This is repeated 8 times for a total training time of 4 minutes. We will be completing 10 different exercises each class using a variety of equipment including kettle bells, dumbbells and body weight.

With various instructors

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T.B.K.O

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Tuesday: 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Friday: 1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

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

Train like a fighter! This boxing class will get students cardio and conditioning workout by hitting the punching bag. Learn basic boxing combinations and build muscle by doing strength training as well.

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Instructor: Colleen Flood

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T.O.W.-Terrified of the Water

Monday: 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Age:Everyone  

Overcome your fear of water & learn how to swim with underwater or deep water activities.

Phone: 212-912-2500
Cost: Members $105/8 weeks, non-members $190/8 weeks 

 

Table Tennis

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Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Age:Everyone  

Enjoy a game of Table Tennis during these open hours.

NOTE: Please bring your own nets and paddles.

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Table Tennis (Dance Room)

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Monday: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2015
Age:Senior  

Play table tennis during these open hours!  The tables are open for you to start a friendly game with new or old friends.

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Table Tennis: Adult

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Monday: 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:30 a.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.,6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center, 80 Catherine Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 6, 2016
End Date: September 24, 2016
Age:Senior  

Enjoy a game of table tennis during these open hours.

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Tae Kwon Do

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: March 19, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Tae Kwon Do is an ancient, Korean martial art that combines physical and mental training to achieve harmony in movement.

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Tae Kwon Do

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Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.,4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Friday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.,1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: May 5, 2015
Age:Senior  

Instructor: Sensai Nash

 Come and learn traditional I.T.F Tae Kwon Do basics.

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Tae Kwon Do

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Monday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Age:Everyone  

Learn Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art that combines self-defense, combat, and exercise techniques.

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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
Facility Type: Handball Courts
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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
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

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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Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, August 25, 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

Thursday, August 25, 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

 

Yoga Class

Thursday, August 25, 2016
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Location Details:
East of the main fountain plaza in Washington Square Park.

Cost

Free  

 

Dances for a Variable Population

Thursday, August 25, 2016
9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Garibaldi Plaza is east of the main fountain plaza, in Washington Square Park.

Cost

Free  

 

Shape Up NYC: Stretching and Toning

Thursday, August 25, 2016
10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

AccessiblePoe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)
2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 365-5516

Contact Email

Lucy.Aponte@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, August 27, 2016
8:30 a.m.9:30 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

 

Shape Up NYC: Mind Body Fusion

Saturday, August 27, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

AccessibleConference House Museum (in Conference House Park)
298 Satterlee Street, Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the Conference House kitchen.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(718) 227-1463

Contact Email

sigona99@verizon.net

 

Adaptive Flag Football

Saturday, August 27, 2016
1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

AccessibleVictory Field (in Forest Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 360-3341

Contact Email

Rodolfo.Guevara@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, August 30, 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, August 30, 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

 

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