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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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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: Social Run/ Brisk Walk

Wednesday: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: March 19, 2016
Age:Everyone  

St. Mary's Park Run is a series of free weekly run/walks open to everyone in the community. Runs are every Wednesday. Check in at the center about 15 minutes before the run starts. St. Mary's Park Run is open to all levels -- you can run, jog, walk, or stroll for 3 laps (or 3 miles) of St. Mary's Park! We leave the finish line open until the last person comes in. All ages are welcome, even the little ones in strollers. Please bring water and a lock to secure your belongings.


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Meet in front of St. Mary Rec center. We use the field to workout.

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Club

Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Forest Park , MYRTLE AVE., UNION TURNPIKE, PARK LANE SOUTH BET. BROOKLYN-QUEENS COUNTY LINE AND PARK LANE (Queens), Queens

Start Date: October 18, 2016
Age:Everyone  

Get out to a park and walk the city! All are welcome, including dogs on leashes and strollers.

Sign up here for updates on this class!

Cost: FREE 

Please meet at the flagpole next to Victory Field at Woodhaven Blvd & Myrtle Avenue.

 

Simple Aerobics

(M)

Monday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

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

Start Date: October 1, 2017
End Date: December 24, 2017
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+   

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 

 

Teen Cardio

(M)

Tuesday: 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: October 1, 2017
End Date: December 23, 2017
Age:Teen  

Cardio workout for youth ages 13-17. Teaching the difference between using the treadmill, elliptical and bikes. 

Must be wearing workout clothing to participate in class. Water and towel is allowed in class. Must bring lock.

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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 
Laps Per Mile:
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Carl Schurz Park Fitness Path

(Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 350 Yards 
Laps Per Mile:
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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 
Laps Per Mile:
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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, December 14, 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

 

Special Olympic Sports Training

Thursday, December 14, 2017
12:30 p.m.1:30 p.m.

AccessibleSt. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)
St. Ann's Avenue and 145th Street, Bronx| Map it

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Cost

An NYC Parks recreation center membership is required to participate in this program. To learn more about membership fees and how to apply, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page.

Contact Number

(718) 402-5155

Contact Email

Shalaya.Nieves@parks.nyc.gov

 

NYRR Open Run: Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Thursday, December 14, 2017
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 St. and 55th Ave.

Cost

Free  

 

Senior Fitness @ St. Mary's Recreation Center

Friday, December 15, 2017
8:00 a.m.12:00 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

Recreation Center Senior membership is required.

Contact Number

718-402-5155

Contact Email

michele.griffin@parks.nyc.gov

 

The Painted Rock Project

Friday, December 15, 2017
10:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.

Cost

Free  

Contact Number

7184025155

Contact Email

michele.griffin@parks.nyc.gov

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, December 16, 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

 

NYRR Open Run: Canarsie Park

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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 near the flag pole

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Inwood Hill Park

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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, December 16, 2017
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 us at the park entrance at the intersection of Morrison Avenue and Lafayette Avenue

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: St. Mary's Park

Saturday, December 16, 2017
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  

 

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