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City Parks Foundation Kicks-Off Free Fall Sports Programs For NYC Youth In Addition To Seniors Fitness Programs

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City Parks Foundation is kicking off its 2018 Fall Sports Program for young people and seniors this September.

City Parks Foundation provides free programs each year to over 12,000 New York City children and 1,000 seniors. This Fall, we will host over 300 youth and 500 seniors in 26 neighborhood parks and recreation centers for participation in FREE programs in golf, track & field, street hockey, yoga and fitness walking instruction. Registration for all programs are now open online and in person at each park site.

CityParks Golf presented by Fondation LACOSTE and The First Tee NYC ​makes it fun and easy for boys and girls, ages six to 17, to learn to play golf in two locations during the Fall. The Junior Golf Center Annex in Flushing, Queens offers free lessons once a week from September 15 - October 28. The Junior Golf Center in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn offers free lessons once a week from September 4 - October 22. The program teaches kids the basics of the sport, and helps them develop self-esteem, discipline and sportsmanship. Dedicated players can ultimately try out for the CityParks Intermediate Program and Junior Golf Academy – specialized programs available at the CityParks Junior Golf Center, a facility in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn that also offers programming for beginners.

CityParks Track & Field​, presented in partnership with New York Road Runners and supported by the Randall’s Island Park Alliance,​ held in 4 parks, ​gives New York City kids the chance to learn the basics of the sport, from hurdles and relay races, to long jump, shot put and javelin throw. The free Track & Field program runs from September 15 - October 21 in Brooklyn and Queens, and is held once per week, available to youth ages eight - 14. The Jesse Owens Fall Track program introduces novice runners to cross country distance running through runs from East Harlem to Randall's Island Park. The Fall program will also incorporate a variety of track and field activities. This free weekly track & field youth program runs from September 8 - October 27 in Manhattan, and is held once per week, available to youth ages eight - 14. To egister online, please visit here or call 7718-760-6999 for information.

CityParks Street Hockey presented by the New York Islanders​, a returning program this Fall, will be ​held in 3 local neighborhood parks in Brooklyn and Queens. The free program will teach youth instruction and play for ages eight - 12 at the beginner and intermediate level. Participants will learn basic hockey skills such as stickhandling, passing, shooting and core life skills such as safety, teamwork and sportsmanship. The free program runs from October 2 - November 8, and is held once per week, at two one-hour sessions at each location. To egister online, please visit here or call 718-760-6999 for information.

CityParks Senior Fitness, ​presented in partnership with New York Road Runners, ​is held in 17 neighborhood parks across the city, giving New Yorkers 60+ the chance to participate in free tennis lessons, yoga and fitness walking from from September 17 - October 26. All equipment is provided. To egister online, please visit here or call 718-760-6999 for information.

For more information and a full list of City Parks Foundation’s Fall 2018 programs, please visit here.

CityParks Golf is presented by Fondation LACOSTE with additional generous private support from the American Seniors Golf Association. Private support for CityParks Track & Field is provided by The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, New York Road Runners, and the Randall's Island Park Alliance. CityParks Street Hockey is presented by the New York Islanders. Generous private support for CityParks Seniors Fitness is provided by David B. Pinter and Zwicker Electric Co., Inc., Northfield Bank Foundation, and the Eastern Adult Tennis Foundation. Generous public support for all of our sports programming is provided by the New York City Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson.

About City Parks Foundation

At City Parks Foundation, we are dedicated to invigorating and transforming parks into dynamic, vibrant centers of urban life through sports, arts, community development and education programs for all New Yorkers. Our programs and community building initiatives — located in more than 350 parks, recreation centers and public schools across New York City — reach 425,000 people each year. Our ethos is simple: we believe thriving parks mean thriving communities. For more information, please visit here.


Fall 2018 City Parks Foundation’s Sports Schedule

CityParks Golf presented by Fondation Lacoste and The First Tee

Junior Golf Center
8850 14th Avenue
September 4 - October 22

Golf Annex
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Pitch and Putt on Meridian Road
September 15 - October 28

CityParks Track & Field presented by New York Road Runners
September 15 - October 21

Kaiser Park
Neptune Ave. & Bayview Avebue
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Linden Park
Vermont Street between Linden Boulevard & Stanley Avenue
Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Forest Park
Myrtle Ave. & Woodhaven Boulevard
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CityParks Track & Field at Jesse Owens presented in partnership with Randall’s Island Park Alliance
September 8 - October 27

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Park
E. 112th Street & 1st Avenue

CityParks Street Hockey presented by the New York Islanders
October 2 - November 8
Two (2) One-Hour Sessions, 03:30 p.m. & 04:30 p.m.

Sunset Park
7th Avenue, between 41st and 42nd Streets
Tuesdays, 03:30 p.m. & 04:30 p.m.

St. John’s Park
1251 Prospect Place
Wednesdays, 03:30 p.m. & 04:30 p.m.

Wayanda Park
Hollis Avenue & Robard Lane
Thursdays, 03:30 p.m. & 04:30 p.m.

CityParks Seniors Fitness presented by New York Road Runners
September 17 - October 26

Astoria Park
Tennis Courts 21st Street & Hoyt Avenue S.
Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cunningham Park
Tennis Courts Union Turnpike & 193rd Street
Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Tennis Courts Meridian Road
Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Roy Wilkins Park
Tennis Courts Baisley Boulevard & 177th Street
Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.
Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.

Pelham Bay Park
Middletown Rd & Stadium Avenue
Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 09:00 a.m.
Tennis - Mondays/Wednesdays, 01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Soundview Park
Lafayette Avenue between Boynton & Colgate Avenue
Walking - Mondays/Wednesdays, 09:00 a.m.
Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.

Van Cortlandt Park
Woodlawn Tennis Courts Jerome Avenue & E 233rd Street
Walking - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.

Williamsbridge Oval
Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays, 09:00 a.m.

Carl Schurz Park
E 86th St. & East End Avenue
Walking - Mondays/Fridays, 09:00 a.m.
Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 09:00 a.m.

Central Park
Tennis Courts 93rd Street near West Drive
Tennis - Fridays, 01:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

Inwood Hill Park
Tennis Courts 207th Street & Seaman Avenue
Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.

Sara D. Roosevelt
Houston Street & Forsyth Street
Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.
Walking - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.

Kaiser Park
Tennis Courts Neptune Ave. & Bayview Avenue
Tennis - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.

Marine Park
Nature Center Ave U & E 32nd Street
Yoga - Mondays/Wednesdays, 09:00 a.m.

South Oxford Park
S. Oxford Street & Atlantic Avenue
Yoga - Wednesdays/Fridays, 11:00 a.m.

Staten Island:
Greenbelt Park
Brielle Avenue between Rockland & Wolcott Avenue
Tennis - Mondays/Fridays, 12:00 - 02:00 p.m.

Faber Park
Richmond Terrace & Faber Stret
Yoga - Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.


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