Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

West Village Free

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.

Venue name: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center
Address: 3 Clarkson St
New York

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
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