City providing free out of doors drop-in recreation rograms at three parks – Well being and Wellness


The city of North Hempstead announced that the city’s parks and recreation department will now offer summer outdoor recreational programs at Manorhaven Beach Park in Port Washington, Mary Jane Davies Green in Manhasset, and Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park from Jan. May to September 2nd.

The courses are completely free and do not require registration. Each class is designed for adults and is limited to 25 participants. Individuals are expected to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

“We hope our residents will take advantage of these fun exercise programs that are aimed at improving physical fitness while staying safe and following social distancing guidelines,” said Judi Bosworth, North Hempstead supervisor. “With Flow Yoga, Yo Chi and Cardio Strength, there are different classes that cater to all interests.”

This summer’s offer includes Flow Yoga in Manorhaven on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Flow Yoga in Michael J. Tully Park Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 am to 10:15 am; Yo Chi at Mary Jane Davies Green Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Cardio Strength in Tully Park Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Flow yoga offers a range of poses that stimulate the body, breath, and mind. The class will work to improve balance, reduce stress, and focus on the importance of breath in your life. Participants must bring a yoga mat and block it.

Yo Chi is a unique class that combines the stability of yoga and the slow agility of tai chi with flexibility and balance – including mind and breath. Participants must bring a yoga mat.

Cardio Strength focuses on heart-healthy, low-impact cardio. This includes weighted strength exercises and mat floor exercises. The program brings the mind to the muscles. Participants must bring a mat and light weights.

Classes take place outdoors when the weather is nice. There are no rain dates. Each class is first come, first served and North Hempstead residents only. For more information, please call 311 or (516) 869-6311 from outside the city.


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