While this downtown recreation outpost offers many of the activities you'd expect—soccer, swimming and basketball among them—it also has a selection of things to do that might seem unusual in a municipal rec center anywhere else in the country. A bocce court, belly-dancing classes and hula aerobics are all available for interested New Yorkers. The 100-by-50-foot pool also features one of the few remaining diving boards in the city and a Keith Haring mural painted on the pool’s back wall.
Tony Dapolito Recreation Center
|Venue name:||Tony Dapolito Recreation Center|
3 Clarkson St
|Cross street:||at Seventh Ave South|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 7am-10pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 9am-4:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St; 1 to Houston St|
|Price:||Class prices vary; call for details|