Saturday, September 14, 2013

City Parks Foundation Announces Fall 2013 Season Of Cityparks Seniors Fitness

Free Tennis and Yoga Instruction in Queens

September 23rd – November 1st, 2013

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. The Fall 2013 season of free fitness programs will begin the week of September 23rd and will offer free tennis lessons and yoga instruction in 4 parks throughout Queens.

This season, CityParks Seniors Fitness returns for six weeks to Astoria Park in Astoria, Cunningham Park in Oakland Gardens, Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Flushing, and Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica. All activities will take place twice a week at each park throughNovember 1, 2013. Participants are encouraged to maintain regular attendance to maximize health benefits.

CityParks Seniors Fitness has served over 5,000 participants since it began in 2006 and aims to keep neighborhood parks a great place for community activity.  The program encourages New Yorkers to maximize the health benefits of staying active at every age. Even in moderate amounts, exercise can help participants feel better, maintain or lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and minimize the symptoms of arthritis.

All equipment and instruction is provided free of charge. Sessions are one hour long, except tennis lessons in Astoria Park and Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which are two hours.

The following is a detailed schedule for CityParks Seniors Fitness in Queens for Fall 2013:

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule visit:

For more information about City Parks Foundation’s free Seniors Fitness programs, please call the Sports Department at (718) 760–6999.

Astoria ParkTennis – Mondays/Wednesdays at 10 AM – 12 PM – Tennis Courts at 21st St. and 

Hoyt Ave. S

Cunningham Park
Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM – Tennis Courts at Union Turnpike and 193rd St.
Yoga – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM – Tennis Courts at Union Turnpike and 193rd St.

Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Tennis – Mondays/Wednesdays at 9 AM – 11AM – Tennis Courts at Meridian Rd.

Roy Wilkins Park
Tennis – Tuesdays/Thursdays at 10 AM – Tennis Courts at Baisley Blvd. and 177th St.
Yoga– Tuesdays/Thursdays at 9 AM – Tennis Courts at Baisley Blvd. and 177th St.

About City Parks Foundation
City Parks Foundation is the only independent, nonprofit organization to offer park programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City. We work in over 750 parks citywide, presenting a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs, and empowering citizens to support their parks on a local level. Our programs and community building initiatives reach more than 600,000 people each year, contributing to the revitalization of neighborhoods throughout New York City.

Follow City Parks Foundation via the below links
Twitter:                @CPFNYC
Generous support provided by Zwicker Electric; New York City Council under the Leadership of Christine C. Quinn; NYC Council Member Julissa Ferreras; NYC Council Member Jessica Lappin; and Council Member Annabel Palma. North Shore-LIJ Health System is a signature sponsor of all City Parks Foundation’s sports & fitness programs, which offer free expert instruction to over 15,000 New York youth and seniors at over 60 locations citywide.

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