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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

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 

 

Shape Up NYC: Social Run/ Brisk Walk

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.,7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.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 of St. Mary's Park! (3 laps = 3 miles). 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. 

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

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Club

Monday: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Carmine Carro Community Center Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 3000 Fillmore Avenue, Brooklyn

Start Date: September 12, 2016
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 and walks throughout Marine Park.

Cost: FREE 

 

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.

Cost: Free 

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

 

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 

 

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

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 

 

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 

 

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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.

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 
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

(Bronx) | Map it
Facility Type: Fitness Paths
Distance: 465 Yards 
Laps Per Mile: 3.75 
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J. Hood Wright Park Fitness Path

(Manhattan) | Map it
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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NYRR Open Run: Marine Park

Sunday, January 22, 2017
8:00 a.m.9:00 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: Conference House Park

Sunday, January 22, 2017
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 off Hylan Blvd., next to the parking lot, on the path that leads to the water

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Cunningham Park

Sunday, January 22, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

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

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

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Crotona Park

Sunday, January 22, 2017
9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.

East path, north of tennis courts on Crotona Avenue (in Crotona Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Check in on the east path just north of the tennis courts on Crotona Ave.

Cost

Free  

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Tuesday, January 24, 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

 

NYRR Open Run: Silver Lake Park

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Reservoir Bridge (in Silver Lake Park), Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at the lake bridge, down the hill from the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Eddy Street.

Cost

Free  

 

NYRR Open Run: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Location Details:
Meet on the south side of Fornino on Pier 6

Cost

Free  

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Thursday, January 26, 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

 

Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park

Saturday, January 28, 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: Astoria Park

Saturday, January 28, 2017
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  

 

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