Adaptive Programs

A kid holding a basketball looks to pass the ball to a teammate in a game of wheelchair basketball

NYC Parks offers adaptive fitness, sports, and arts programs at our parks and recreation centers for all abilities. While many of our events are accessible, these events are geared specifically towards people with physical disabilities. Find an event or program that fits your needs. 

For a list of all events hosted at accessible locations, please visit our Events in Accessible Locations page. To learn more about accessibility at NYC Parks, please visit our Accessibility page

Recreation Center Memberships for People with Disabilities

Memberships for people with disabilities are just $25 per year for access to all of our recreation centers, including our Adaptive Hubs. Learn more about becoming a member

Adaptive Hubs are fully accessible recreation centers that offer adaptive programs. Membership for people with disabilities is $25 a year! Learn more about our Adaptive Hubs

We offer modified aquatic workout programs and teach basic swimming and safety skills at our pools. Registration is required. Learn more about our Adaptive Swim program

Is exercise difficult for you? Join our modified group workout classes, including Chair Yoga, Low-Impact Cardio, and more! Find a free Shape Up NYC class near you

Adaptive Programs Events

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Jul28

NYC Parks Virtual Adaptive Fitness Series: Sit Fitness

at Virtual/Online WorkshopManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Parks on Monday mornings for a virtual adaptive fitness class! Classes will be 30 minutes long and all exercises can be done without equipment (feel free to use common objects around the house such as cans, water bottles, etc.) and from a chair. All levels are welcome.
Free!

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Jul29

Summer on the Hudson: Movement Speaks Workshop

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors.
Free!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Jul30

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Aug 1

Movies Under the Stars: Captain Marvel (PG-13)

at Brooklyn War Memorial (in Cadman Plaza Park)Brooklyn

8:45 p.m.11:00 p.m.
This superhero film follows Carol Danvers as she becomes Captain Marvel after Earth is caught in the center of a galactic conflict between two alien civilizations.
Free!

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Aug 3

Summer on the Hudson: Moving For Life

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Moving for Life is a gentle work out that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness.
Free!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Aug 4

NYC Parks Virtual Adaptive Fitness Series: Sit Fitness

at Virtual/Online WorkshopManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Parks on Monday mornings for a virtual adaptive fitness class! Classes will be 30 minutes long and all exercises can be done without equipment (feel free to use common objects around the house such as cans, water bottles, etc.) and from a chair. All levels are welcome.
Free!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Aug 5

Summer on the Hudson: Movement Speaks Workshop

at Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors.
Free!

Aug 5

Shakespeare in the Park: Antony & Cleopatra

at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
As civil unrest plagues Rome, this exotic and intriguing tale illuminates the collision of power and passion as empires hang in the balance.
Free!

Friday, August 6, 2021

Aug 6

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Aug 6

Movie Night in Crocheron Park: Toy Story 4

at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

8:20 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the gang embark on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous journey turns into an unexpected reunion as Woody's slight detour leads him to his long-lost friend Bo Peep.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Aug10

Summer on the Hudson: Moving For Life

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Moving for Life is a gentle work out that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness.
Free!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Aug11

NYC Parks Virtual Adaptive Fitness Series: Sit Fitness

at Virtual/Online WorkshopManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Parks on Monday mornings for a virtual adaptive fitness class! Classes will be 30 minutes long and all exercises can be done without equipment (feel free to use common objects around the house such as cans, water bottles, etc.) and from a chair. All levels are welcome.
Free!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Aug12

Summer on the Hudson: Movement Speaks Workshop

at Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors.
Free!

Friday, August 13, 2021

Aug13

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Aug13

Movie Night in Alley Pond Park: Frozen 2

at Parking Lot (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

8:10 p.m.9:55 p.m.
After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom - an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Aug17

Summer on the Hudson: Moving For Life

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Moving for Life is a gentle work out that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness.
Free!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Aug18

NYC Parks Virtual Adaptive Fitness Series: Sit Fitness

at Virtual/Online WorkshopManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Parks on Monday mornings for a virtual adaptive fitness class! Classes will be 30 minutes long and all exercises can be done without equipment (feel free to use common objects around the house such as cans, water bottles, etc.) and from a chair. All levels are welcome.
Free!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Aug19

Summer on the Hudson: Movement Speaks Workshop

at Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors.
Free!

Aug19

Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night

at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Love flows freely and confusion runs rampant in Shakespeare’s tale of shipwreck, mistaken identity, and unrequited love.
Free!

Friday, August 20, 2021

Aug20

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Aug24

Summer on the Hudson: Moving For Life

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Moving for Life is a gentle work out that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness.
Free!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Aug25

NYC Parks Virtual Adaptive Fitness Series: Sit Fitness

at Virtual/Online WorkshopManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Parks on Monday mornings for a virtual adaptive fitness class! Classes will be 30 minutes long and all exercises can be done without equipment (feel free to use common objects around the house such as cans, water bottles, etc.) and from a chair. All levels are welcome.
Free!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Aug26

Summer on the Hudson: Movement Speaks Workshop

at Lawn at 133rd and Marginal Streets (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company lead dance workshops for adults of all ages and abilities, with a special focus on seniors.
Free!

Friday, August 27, 2021

Aug27

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Aug31

Summer on the Hudson: Moving For Life

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Moving for Life is a gentle work out that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness.
Free!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Sep 1

NYC Parks Virtual Adaptive Fitness Series: Sit Fitness

at Virtual/Online WorkshopManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Parks on Monday mornings for a virtual adaptive fitness class! Classes will be 30 minutes long and all exercises can be done without equipment (feel free to use common objects around the house such as cans, water bottles, etc.) and from a chair. All levels are welcome.
Free!

Friday, September 3, 2021

Sep 3

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Sep 3

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.
Free!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Sep 7

Summer on the Hudson: Moving For Life

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Moving for Life is a gentle work out that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness.
Free!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Sep 8

NYC Parks Virtual Adaptive Fitness Series: Sit Fitness

at Virtual/Online WorkshopManhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Parks on Monday mornings for a virtual adaptive fitness class! Classes will be 30 minutes long and all exercises can be done without equipment (feel free to use common objects around the house such as cans, water bottles, etc.) and from a chair. All levels are welcome.
Free!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Sep10

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Sep10

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.
Free!

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Sep14

Summer on the Hudson: Moving For Life

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Moving for Life is a gentle work out that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness.
Free!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Sep17

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Sep17

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.
Free!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Sep21

Summer on the Hudson: Moving For Life

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Moving for Life is a gentle work out that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness.
Free!

Friday, September 24, 2021

Sep24

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Sep24

Summer on the Hudson: Bingo!

at 125th Street and Marginal Street (in West Harlem Piers)Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
BYO food and beverages to this all ages, free to enter, B-I-N-G-O night. A mix of music plays as the numbers roll out and each game winner receives a prize.
Free!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Sep28

Summer on the Hudson: Moving For Life

at Pier I (in Riverside Park South)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Moving for Life is a gentle work out that begins with breathing exercises, then moves into active aerobic dancing that strengthens body awareness.
Free!

Friday, October 1, 2021

Oct 1

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Friday, October 8, 2021

Oct 8

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Friday, October 15, 2021

Oct15

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Friday, October 22, 2021

Oct22

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Friday, October 29, 2021

Oct29

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Friday, November 5, 2021

Nov 5

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Friday, November 12, 2021

Nov12

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Friday, November 19, 2021

Nov19

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Friday, November 26, 2021

Nov26

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Friday, December 3, 2021

Dec 3

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Friday, December 10, 2021

Dec10

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Friday, December 17, 2021

Dec17

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Friday, December 24, 2021

Dec24

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

Friday, December 31, 2021

Dec31

Virtual Special Express Non-Fiction Writers

at Virtual/Online Workshop

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Special Express Non-Fiction Writers is a program for special needs adults with an interest in memoir, poetry, non-fiction writing,
Free!

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