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

Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Sephardic Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 485 Kings Highway, Brooklyn

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) 336-1300
Fax: (718) 336-7294
Cost: Free 

 

New York Walkers Club

Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Central Park , 5 AV TO CENTRAL PARK W, 59 ST TO 110 ST (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Mission:To Encourage, improve and promote physical fitness and good community relations through walking for exercise and competition and for the dissemination of information to the public with regard to the benefits of walking for health. Walks meet every Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. inside Central Park at East Dr and E 90 St.

Phone: wilson@pouch.com
Phone 2: 718-588-0441
Cost: $20/year 

 

Orchard Beach Walk

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

PSS City Island Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 116 City Island Ave, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for an easy walk to Orchard Beach and back, weather permitting. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: 718-885-0727
E-mail: pgrondahl@pssusa.org
Cost: Free 

Meeting Location: Senior Housing Pilot St and City Island Ave

 

Senior Stroll

Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 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 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) 626-3035
Fax: (718) 626-0954
Cost: Free 

 

Senior Stroll

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Age:Senior  

Our walking club meets every Monday and Thursday from April-Sept, 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) 893-3484
Fax: (718) 893-3261
Cost: Free 

 

Senior Stroll

Thursday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

JASA Williamsburg Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 202 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn

Age:Senior  

Wear a pedometer and walk with us every week around the neighborhood year-round, weather permitting. Open to anyone 60+.

Phone: (718) 218-9673
Fax: (718) 388-6865
Cost: Free 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walk Aerobics

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Neighborhood Health Action Center at East Harlem Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 158 E 115th Street Rm. 122, Manhattan

Start Date: February 7, 2018
End Date: August 8, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Walk your way to fitness with a fun, high intensity aerobic walking program. Walk Aerobics offers a maximum cardio improvement workout with calorie burning low-impact moves for safety "

Sign up here for updates on this class!"

Cost: Free 

 

Simple Aerobics

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Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: January 1, 2018
End Date: March 24, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

A low-impact class that will engage participants in aerobic exercises to gain overall strength, balance, flexibility and relaxation. Participants will learn how to utilize kettlebells, resistance bands, stability balls and free weights in this hour-long class.

Location: Cycling Studio    Instructor: Sandra Darby

Ages: 18+   

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Social Dancing

Friday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

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

Age:Senior  

An afternoon of social dancing! Dance the merengue, salsa, bolero, and more. You must be a member of the senior center to participate. Joining is easy and free, please call to find out how.

Cost: Free 

 

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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.

Asser Levy Park Fitness Path

(Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 515 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.5 
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Bloomingdale Park Fitness Path

(Staten Island) | Map it
Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 650 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.75 
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Brower Park Fitness Path

(Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 280 Yards 
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Carl Schurz Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 350 Yards 
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Clove Lakes Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 650 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.75 
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Father Macris Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 350 Yards 
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Fort Greene Park Fitness Path

(Brooklyn) | Map it
Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 935 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 1.75 
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Haffen Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 465 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.75 
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J. Hood Wright Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 195 Yards 
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Juniper Valley Park Fitness Path

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Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 820 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 2.25 
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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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Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, February 22, 2018
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

 

NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

United Nations Ave South Entrance (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the beginning of United Nations Ave South, by the parking lot on 111th Street and 55th Avenue.

Cost

Free  

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018
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

 

NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

East 88th Street and Seaview Avenue (in Canarsie Park), Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the Canarsie Park office, on 88th & Seaview Ave.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Highland Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Highland Park Entrance (in Highland Park)
Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street, Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the comfort station at the intersection of Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Isham Street & Seaman Ave.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Soundview Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

Lafayette Avenue and Morrison Avenue (in Soundview Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the park entrance at the intersection of Morrison Avenue and Lafayette Avenue

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Astoria Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

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

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet near the track, next to the bathrooms.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

Saturday, February 24, 2018
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:
Meet at the intersection of Eagle Avenue and 149th Street (look for the big rock)

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Conference House Park

Sunday, February 25, 2018
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

AccessibleVisitor Center (in Conference House Park)
Satterlee Street and Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet off Hylan Blvd., next to the parking lot, on the path that leads to the water

Cost

Free  

 

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