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Shape Up NYC: Walking Group (Sun)

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

East River Park , EAST 6 STREET & FDR DRIVE (Manhattan), Manhattan

Start Date: November 8, 2020
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the track at East 6th Street and the FDR. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Mimi

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group (Tues PM)

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1 Ave., FDR Dr., bet. E. 111 St. and E. 114 St., Manhattan

Start Date: November 3, 2020
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the track. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Masengu

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group (Tues)

Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Baisley Pond Park Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens

Start Date: December 15, 2020
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the parking lot on Baisley Blvd between 156th street and 157th Street. The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Latasha

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group (Wed)

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

St. Mary's Park , ST MARY'S ST BET. ST ANN'S AV AND JACKSON AV (Bronx), Bronx

Start Date: January 13, 2021
Age:Adult / Senior  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the big rock near the park entrance at Eagle Road and 149th Street.The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather. For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick. Instructor: Esterlin

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Cost: FREE 

 

Shape Up NYC: Walking Group (Wed)

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Torsney / Lou Lodati Playground Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, Skillman Ave. bet. 41 St. and 43 St., Queens

Start Date: January 6, 2021
Age:Adult  

This free walking program will help you move your body and connect with others in your community! The program will start with a group warm-up led by a Shape Up NYC instructor, followed by a walking workout appropriate for all levels and paces, and ending with a cool down and stretch. Join the fun! The group will meet at the playground. Instructor: Zarina The group will not meet during inclement weather or when temperatures fall below 40 degrees; please dress for the weather.

Sign up here for updates on this class! For everyone’s safety we’re asking participants and instructors to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of 10 feet during class. Wash your hands frequently and stay home if you’re sick.

 

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.

Saint Nicolas Senior Center 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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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

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

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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

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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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