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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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Stretch

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Monday: 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

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

Start Date:October 12, 2015
Age:Senior  

Active stretching allows the body to perform longer and better. This class uses stretching to keep the body active for members of all levels of fitness.

 All levels of fitness are welcome.

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Stretch

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Friday: 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  

Relaxing stretch class, which helps improve flexibility, and reduce stress.

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

 

Stretching 101

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Wednesday: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens

Start Date:June 29, 2016
End Date:September 29, 2016
Age:Senior  

Join Chris our Recreation Specialist for a good stretch before any workout.

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Stronger Than Ever 1

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Monday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue (across from Sea View Hospital), Staten Island

Start Date:July 4, 2016
End Date:September 19, 2016
Age:Senior  

Get pumped in this freestyle fitness class! Light weights are used.

Room 106

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Stronger Than Ever 2

(M)

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue (across from Sea View Hospital), Staten Island

Start Date:July 6, 2016
End Date:September 21, 2016
Age:Senior  

 

Get pumped in this freestyle fitness class! Light weights are used.

Room 106

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Stronger Than Ever 3

(M)

Friday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Greenbelt Recreation Center, 501 Brielle Avenue (across from Sea View Hospital), Staten Island

Start Date:July 8, 2016
End Date:September 23, 2016
Age:Senior  

Get pumped in this freestyle fitness class! Light weights are used.

Room 106

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Sunset Dancers

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Monday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date:July 1, 2016
End Date:December 31, 2016
Age:Senior  

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Sweat It Out

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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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(Must have your own boxing gloves for this class)

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Instructor: Colleen Flood

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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

Saturday, July 30, 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, July 30, 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

 

Summer on the Hudson: Tai Chi

Sunday, July 31, 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, July 31, 2016
4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

info@brooklynbridgepark.org

 

Ballet Barre

Monday, August 1, 2016
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

info@brooklynbridgepark.org

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, August 2, 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 2, 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, August 2, 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

 

New York Road Runners : Walk, Jog, Run

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)
3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

718-543-8672

Contact Email

sarah.bishow@parks.nyc.gov

 

Summer on the Hudson: Pilates in the Park

Tuesday, August 2, 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

 

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