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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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Total Body Conditioning

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Woodside on the Move Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 39-42 59th Street, 2nd Floor, Suites 4 & 5, Queens

Start Date: April 27, 2017
Age:Everyone  

A dynamic, energizing full body workout delivering strength, core stability, balance and flexibility as you lengthen and sculpt muscles. Instructor: Aitza

Sign up here for updates on this class!

Cost: FREE!!! 

 

Total Body Conditioning

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Monday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center, 128 Pitt Street, Manhattan

Start Date: April 2, 2017
End Date: June 24, 2017
Age:Senior  

A low intensity heart pumping workout combining strength and toning exercises to help burn calories and improve heart health.

This class incorporates strength and cardio segments using equipment such as dumbbells and body bars

 

Instructor: Florence Steward

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Total body workout

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Monday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, 85 Bradhurst Avenue, Manhattan

Start Date: July 4, 2016
End Date: June 24, 2017
Age:Senior  

Excercise class designed to give you a total body workout. Uses light dumbells, steppers, resistance bands, body bars etc. (provided)

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Ultimate Fitness

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Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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

Start Date: April 4, 2017
End Date: June 23, 2017
Age:Senior  

Instructor: Ruth Mendin

 

Got little time and little space? You can still get a great cardio workout with the Ultimate Fitness (jump rope, hula hoop, basic pilates, basic yoga and abs! Practice in class and take your workout with you back  to the office or home.

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Van Cortlandt Track Club

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Van Cortlandt Park , W 242 ST. & BROADWAY (Bronx), Bronx

Age:Everyone  

Running for all levels and ages. We are the oldest running club in the Bronx. Members enjoy a lot of benefits besides running. There are experianced members who are always willing to help or answer any questions.

Cost: Free to try, $50 per year to join 

 

Vibrant Awakenings: Restorative Stretch, Flex and Strength class

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Dreiser Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 177 Dreiser Loop, Bronx

Start Date: March 16, 2017
End Date: July 1, 2017
Age:Adult / Senior  

The class is held in Auditorium A, except for 4/26/17 when the class will be held in Room 1. This open level class is designed to awaken your mind, body and senses through controlled breathing, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures. Each class will feature restorative techniques to increase blood circulation,core strengthening and improve body flexibility. You will leave feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and aware. All you need is a exercise mat and a smile! This instructor is part of the NYC Park's Fitness Instructor Training Program.

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Cost: FREE 

 

Vinyasa Yoga

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Monday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: April 2, 2017
End Date: June 24, 2017
Age:Senior  

Start off this session with light meditation followed by step by step instruction on various Yoga poses. Knowledgeable instructor will guide you on breathing and proper positioning. No prior knowledge required!

Instructor Terry Jackson

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Volleyball

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Monday: 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx

Age:Everyone  

Participants will learn the rules, skills and strategy of volleyball. Along with skills development, an emphasis is placed on good sportsmanship, teamwork and fun.

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Volleyball

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Tuesday: 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date: September 8, 2015
Age:Senior  

To promote team work and enhance fitness.

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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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Dance Fitness in the Park

Wednesday, May 24, 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, May 25, 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

 

Shape Up NYC: Dance Movement for Fitness

Thursday, May 25, 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

Saturday, May 27, 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: Mind Body Fusion

Saturday, May 27, 2017
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

 

Shape Up NYC: Zumba - Adults

Saturday, May 27, 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, May 30, 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

 

Dance Fitness in the Park

Wednesday, May 31, 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, June 1, 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

 

Senior Swim Olympics

Thursday, June 1, 2017
8:45 a.m.4:00 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

A (Senior) Recreation Center membership is required.

Contact Number

718-402-5155

Contact Email

Michele.Griffin@parks.nyc.gov

 

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