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NYC’s source for free and low–cost fitness activities
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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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Water Aerobics

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

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 3, 2017
Age:Senior  

Get fit in the water in this low-impact class!  The water exercises utilize the resistance and buoyancy of the water to improve cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility.

All participants must have a lock to secure personal property. Bathing cap is required.

Intructor: Wilson/Teresa

Please note that there is no instructor for Monday's class it is open exercise.

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Water Polo

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Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: October 17, 2015
Age:Senior  

A seven-a-side game played by swimmers in a pool, with a ball like a volleyball that is thrown into the opponent's net. 

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Water Polo

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Tuesday: 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 11, 2017
Age:Senior  

Take the chance to learn this fascinating sport! And even better: basic equipment is provided.

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Weekday Swim Lessons (Registration Required)

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Monday: 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pool & Rink, 131-04 Meridian Rd, Queens

Start Date: July 10, 2017
End Date: August 31, 2017
Age:Everyone  

Learn how to swim with our professionally trained staff!  We teach all age groups and abilities. Lessons are small, with a student-teacher ratio of 8:1, and can be taken progressively, from beginner to experienced.
Each series of lessons is composed of ten classes, of 45 minutes each.  Placement in the classes is determined by availability, and by the swimmer's skill level, which is judged by the swimmer's participation in a mandatory water test.
Fee: $80 for ten lessons.  Participants must be Recreation Center members.
Registration is required.   To register, please call FMCP at (718) 271-7572.

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Weight Room

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Monday: 6:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday: 6:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Sunset Park Recreation Center, 4200 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: June 21, 2017
End Date: September 2, 2017
Age:Senior  

The weight room is open for adults and seniors.

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Weight Training

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Friday: 7:15 a.m.-9:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Recreation Center, 261 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 22, 2014
Age:Senior  

Individuals learn to utilize the weight room safely and effectively to sculpt their bodies and stay in shape.

Instructor: Teresa Mangan

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Wheelchair Basketball

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Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

West Bronx Recreation Center, 1527 Jesup Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Improve your skills against some of the best.  Beginner, intermediate and advanced players with disabilities are welcome.

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Wheelchair Basketball

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Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 4, 2017
Age:Senior  

Adults aged 18+ years are invited to play wheelchair basketball.

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Wheelchair Basketball

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Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

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

Start Date: July 8, 2017
End Date: September 23, 2017
Age:Senior  

Join the Brooklyn Nets wheelchair basketball team for a practice in the gymnasium!

This program is accessible for people with disabilities.

This is an non-instructional activity.

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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

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 17, 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

 

Free Yoga at Garibaldi Plaza

Thursday, August 17, 2017
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 396-5873

Contact Email

hello@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org

 

Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness

Thursday, August 17, 2017
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

 

Open Track Night

Thursday, August 17, 2017
6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 860-1899

Contact Email

info@randallsisland.org

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:30 a.m.9:30 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

 

Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults

Saturday, August 19, 2017
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

Tuesday, August 22, 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

 

Free Yoga at Garibaldi Plaza

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 396-5873

Contact Email

hello@washingtonsquareparkconservancy.org

 

Dance Fitness in the Park

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.

Wards Picnic Area (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
A five minute walk south of the 103rd Street Footbridge.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(212) 860-1899

Contact Email

info@randallsisland.org

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, August 24, 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

 

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