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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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Adults' Power Walk

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Monday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

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

Age:Adult / Senior  

Experience walking for exercise!  Power walking, if executed properly, is just as effective as jogging with less impact on the joints.

Membership Details

 

Aerobics

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

James Monroe Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1776 Story Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for an hour of energizing activity. We rotate between aerobics, yoga, tai-chi, and zumba. You must be a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Cost:Free 

 

Doctors For a Healthier Bronx Walking Group

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Pelham Parkway , BRONX PARK, HUTCH. RIVER PKWY. BET. PELHAM PKWY NORTH AND SOUTH (Bronx), Bronx

Age:Adult  

Meet us for a weekly walk of about 1 1/2 miles on Pelham Parkway, weather permitting.

Phone:718-231-5100
Cost:Free 

Meeting Location: Office of Dr. Jhangiani 2425 Eastchester Rd

 

Exercise Class

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

HANAC Innovative JVL Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 27-40 Hoyt Avenue South, Queens

Age:Senior  

Join us for an energetic morning fitness class. We recommend that you become a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free. Call to find out how.

Cost:Free 

 

Health-walking and Race-walking Clinics

Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

North Meadow Recreation Center, Mid-park at 97th Street, Central Park, Manhattan

Age:Adult / Senior  

In partnership with the New York Walker's Club, these clinics increase physical fitness and mental health while enjoying the scenic views of Central Park.  Led by coach Lon Wilson, each clinic includes a warm-up, cool down, and stretching. 

Free.

All fitness levels are welcome.

 

Morning Walking Group

Monday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

Riverside Park , RIVERSIDE DR. TO HUDSON RIVER, W. 72 ST.TO ST CLAIR PL. (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Senior  

Sponsored by Bloomingdale Aging in Place, these walks take place year-round in Riverside Park. We meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 AM at the entrance to 315 Riverside Drive (on W. 104th St.) and walk for about an hour. The route and/or destination is chosen by consensus each day.

E-mail:info@bloominplace.org
Cost:Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's STAY WELL Prg.

Monday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Rochdale Village Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 169-65 137th Avenue Rm 19, Queens

Age:Senior  

The Stay Well exercise program is geared for all seniors, ranging from the fit to those with disabilities. The curriculum includes aerobic exercises as well as routines designed to enhance balance, build muscle strength and aid in the performance of the tasks associated with daily living. Classes end with stress reduction exercises. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone:(718) 525-2800
Fax:(718) 525-0691
Cost:Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Cassidy Coles Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 125 Cassidy Place, Staten Island

Age:Senior  

Our walking club meets April-October/November (weather permitting). To participate, you must become a member of the senior center. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Phone:(718) 273-6808
Fax:(718) 273-6838
Cost:Free 

 

NYC Dept. for the Aging's WALKING CLUB Prg.

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

Brooks Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 143-22 109th Avenue, Queens

Age:Senior  

Join us twice a week for the Senior Stroll. We meet all year round, walking inside in the rain or snow. We recommend that you become a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free. Call to find out how.

Phone:(718) 291-3935
Fax:(718) 658-2006
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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Walking

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.

Kissena Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type:Fitness Paths
Distance: 880 Yards 
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Maria Hernandez Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type:Fitness Paths
Distance: 542 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.25 
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Morningside Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type:Fitness Paths
Distance: 470 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.75 
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Smokey Oval Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type:Fitness Paths
Distance: 220 Yards 
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Soundview Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type:Fitness Paths
Distance: 440 Yards 
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St. Albans Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type:Fitness Paths
Distance: 415 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 4.25 
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Tremont Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type:Fitness Paths
Distance: 560 Yards 
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Walking

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.

J.K.O. Running

Boroughs:Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Age:Adult
Type:Women's Running
J.K.O. Running is a women's running team. We welcome all women from total beginners (those who power walk, on the way the way to building up to jogging or running), advanced beginners & intermediate runners (gearing up for their first 5K, 10K or 1/2 marathon), to marathoners. We run year round, have weekly group runs, training runs and workshops. Our team participates in NYRR, charity and other race events as well as volunteer.
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Walking

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, June 25, 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

 

NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

Saturday, June 25, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (in St. Mary's Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Look for the big rock

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park

Saturday, June 25, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park), Queens| Map it

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Meet near the track, next to the bathrooms.

Cost

Free  

 

It's My Park at McCarren Park

Saturday, June 25, 2016
9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.

McCarren Park Track (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

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Volunteers will meet by the track near the entrance on the corner of Bayard Street and Union Avenue.

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

letshavegoodcleanfun@gmail.com

 

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

Sunday, June 26, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

AccessibleVisitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet by the flag pole in front of the Visitor Center.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

Sunday, June 26, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Carmine Carro Community Center (in Marine Park)
3000 Fillmore Ave, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet behind the Carmine Carro Community Center on Fillmore Avenue.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park

Sunday, June 26, 2016
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)
196 Street and Union Turnpike, Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet off Union Turnpike at the comfort station between the tennis courts and baseball fields.

Cost

Free  

 

In the Footsteps of Edgar Allan Poe: A Walk from Poe Cottage to High Bridge

Sunday, June 26, 2016
11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (in Poe Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

$10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members.

Contact Number

(718) 881-8900

Contact Email

education@bronxhistoricalsociety.org

 

Free Walking Club

Monday, June 27, 2016
11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.

AccessiblePier 84 Fountain| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Contact Email

shapeupvolunteer@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, June 28, 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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