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Shape Up NYC: Walking Club

Monday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Hudson River Park- Pier 84 Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 555 12th Ave, Manhattan

Start Date:June 6, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Get Healthy on The Hudson with Shape Up NYC for a summer of exercise and well-being. The Hudson River Park & Shape Up NYC will offer a weekly walking club at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84. Please meet by the Pier 84 fountain. Classes are limited to 75 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes are on Mondays, 11am-12pm ,from 6/6/16-8/15-16

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Club

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Marine Park , SHORE PKWY., AVENUE U, FILMORE AVE. BET. BRIGHAM ST., GERRITSEN AVE., AND FLATBUSH AVE. (Brooklyn), Brooklyn

Start Date:May 21, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Get out to a park and walk the City! All are welcome, including dogs on leashes and strollers. Class meets at the Carmine Carro Community Center.

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Club

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Marine Park , SHORE PKWY., AVENUE U, FILMORE AVE. BET. BRIGHAM ST., GERRITSEN AVE., AND FLATBUSH AVE. (Brooklyn), Brooklyn

Start Date:May 21, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Get out to a park and walk the City! All are welcome, including dogs on leashes and strollers. This walk group meets at the Carmine Carro Community Center.

Cost:FREE 

 

Shape Up Walking Club

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Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center, 3225 Reservoir Oval East, Bronx

Start Date:April 5, 2016
End Date:September 27, 2016
Age:Everyone  

  • Get out to a park and walk the City! All are welcome, including dogs on leashes and strollers. Class meets inside William Bridge Oval, bring some water and a smile. 

Membership Details

 

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 

 

St. Nicholas Houses Walking Trail

Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

St. Nicholas Houses Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 210 West 131st Street, Manhattan

Age:Everyone  

St. Nicholas Walking Trail is a 1 mile trail in and around St. Nicholas houses marked by green arrows, resident gardens and flags.

Phone:(212) 665-3279
Cost:Free 

Meet at the Senior Center.

 

Tai Chi

Friday: 9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

PSS Parkside Senior Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 644 Adee Avenue, Bronx

Age:Senior  

Join us for a tai-chi class every week. Open to anyone 60+.

Cost:Free 

 

Tai Chi

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 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 our weekly tai chi class for all ability levels. 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 

 

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Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tony Dapolito Recreation Center, 1 Clarkson Street, Manhattan

Start Date:November 1, 2015
Age:Everyone  

Indoor running track.

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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

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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

(Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type:Fitness Paths
Distance: 350 Yards 
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Clove Lakes Park Fitness Path

(Staten Island) | Map it
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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Walking

Morningside Park Green Gym Program

Friday, July 1, 2016
7:00 a.m.7:45 a.m.

Morningside Field House (in Morningside Park)
123rd Street and Morningside Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Just inside the northeast entrance to Morningside Park at Morningside Avenue and West 123rd Street.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(419) 962-6292

Contact Email

nancy@nancercize.net

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, July 2, 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

 

It's My Park at McCarren Park

Saturday, July 2, 2016
11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

McCarren Park Track - Bayard St. and Union Ave. Entrance (in McCarren Park), Brooklyn| Map it

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Cost

Free  

Contact Email

emily.sherrod@parks.nyc.gov

 

Free Walking Club

Monday, July 4, 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, July 5, 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

 

Morningside Park Green Gym Program

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
12:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.

Morningside Field House (in Morningside Park)
123rd Street and Morningside Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Just inside the northeast entrance to Morningside Park at Morningside Avenue and West 123rd Street.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(419) 962-6292

Contact Email

nancy@nancercize.net

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, July 7, 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

 

Morningside Park Green Gym Program

Friday, July 8, 2016
12:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.

Morningside Field House (in Morningside Park)
123rd Street and Morningside Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Just inside the northeast entrance to Morningside Park at Morningside Avenue and West 123rd Street.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(419) 962-6292

Contact Email

nancy@nancercize.net

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, July 9, 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

 

Morningside Park Green Gym Program

Monday, July 11, 2016
12:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.

Morningside Field House (in Morningside Park)
123rd Street and Morningside Avenue, Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Just inside the northeast entrance to Morningside Park at Morningside Avenue and West 123rd Street.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

(419) 962-6292

Contact Email

nancy@nancercize.net

 

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