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Physical Education

Nancy S. Amalfitano, MS, Ed, Director, ext. 228  [email protected]
Dane Warren, MS, Assistant Director, ext. 229 [email protected] 

The Physical Education & Recreation Department is dedicated to the health, physical and social development of all members.  Our pre-school, nursery and junior sports programs are designed to coordinate eye-hand, eye-foot, gross and fine motor and balance skills. Our adult and senior program is designed to keep those involved in shape and up-to-date on proper exercise and nutrition information.

Socialization, working at your own pace and having fun in a safe environment are the main goals of the department. Our staff is professionally trained to enhance the individual development of all who participate. We are proud to offer a well-rounded program for ALL AGES. You are never too old to exercise!

    Our certified staff will come to you to supervise and teach programs geared to your clientele. We can add professional classes in exercise, fitness training, sports skills and recreational activities to your school, nursing home, business, club, etc!

  • ZUMBA!
    Stay in shape and have a great time at Zumba at the Y! We currently offer an hour long class every Monday from 6:15 to 7:15 PM.  Zumba is one of the fastest growing and most popular exercise options in the country, and our classes in the past have been wildly popular. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! Contact Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 extension 229 to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.

    Open Gym basketball is back at SFY! Join us on Wednesday nights starting July 5 through August 30, from 7:30 to 9:30 for $10 a person. Our gym has six baskets, so depending on the amount of participants there will be options for full court and half court games. Bring your friends, the more the merrier!
    The Physical Education & Recreation Department has staff that are Red Cross certified instructors in first aid, CPR, defibrillator and Epi pen (toddler/infant, community, professional rescuer, etc.). These courses will be offered throughout the year and can be done at the Y or at your site.

    [at the Bay Terrace Center]
    The Bay Terrace Center has staff that are Red Cross certified instructors in Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instruction. The courses will be offered throughout the year and can be done at the Bay Terrace Pool & Tennis Center or at your site. Please call Craig Lastres at (646) 772-3784 for further information.

    Indoor Playground
    Ages:  5 & under
    Time:  Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 AM - Beginning on October 19, 2016
    Every Wednesday we set-up a mini playground with obstacle courses, big fluffy mats to play on, and age appropriate equipment to help develop balance, strength and mobility in our gym. Parent participation required. Pay as you come. No pre-registration. Sneakers are required. Parent participation is required. Pay as you come. No pre-registration-Sneakers are required.

    Nursery Gymnastics
    Ages: 3-5 years
    Time: Wednesday, 3:30-4:15 PM - Beginning on October 4th, 2017
    The Samuel Field Y offers a fundamental gymnastics class where children will be taught tumbling and the proper use of the balance beam and vaulting horse, with an emphasis on having fun (and playing safely!).For more information contact Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 ext. 229


    The Samuel Field Y is teaming with Super Soccer Stars to offer soccer lessons to children ages 2-10, on Sundays this Fall. Beginning on October 11, we'll be offering courses (10 classes) for children ages 3-4 from 9:30 to 10:15 am, a course for 2 year olds from 10:20 to 11:00 am, 5 to 7 years old from 11:05 to 12:00 pm, and 8 to 10 years old from 11:00 to 12:00 pm.

    We will also be offering a "Kick & Play - Parent & Me Pre-Soccer" course for children Ages 12-24 Months on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 am - 10:10 am, running from September 22 through December 8.

    All of these courses will cost $200 for 10 sessions, and please take note of the flyer below to confirm the dates of the courses.

    For more information please contact Super Soccer Stars at (516) 740-7171, or email [email protected], or fill out the form for whichever course you're interested in by clicking on the flyer below, and return it to Dane Warren at the Samuel Field Y, located at 58-20 Little Neck Parkway.

    Ages 5 and under. If you are looking for a new and exciting program for you and your child, come join us for gym activities, arts & crafts and lunch. Pre-Registration Required.  For further information, please call Dane Warren at ext. 229.

    For groups of 10 or more we will design a clinic to meet your needs. Call Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 ext. 229 for more information.


    The Samuel Field Y isn't just the premiere option for Preschool, Summer Camp, and Adult programs, it's the best place to host a Birthday Party! There's no party too big or too small, as you can choose to party it up in your favorite room(s) in the building.

    Gym Parties are our specialty, but with room rentals, event planning, and exciting activity options, your Birthday Party at the Samuel Field Y will be the most memorable party ever! Below are several of the party options that we offer:

    Party A - Sports Spectacular Party
    Come have a ball at our sports spectacular party, complete with activities and fun with all sports, including basketball, gaga, relay races, soccer, football, hockey and much more! Customize your day with the sports of your choice.

    Party B - Builder’s Block Blast!
    Imagination Playground is an innovative playground equipment system that transforms our gym into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and above all fun! Using Imagination Playground blocks, kids build a new world every day. They build objects like animals, rocket ships, and robots or imaginary places like houses, factories, and cities. Most important, it’s kid designed & powered!

    Party C - Diva’s Tea Party
    This is a true afternoon tea with all the frills! Enjoy a party filled with traditional class and charm. Children will make and decorate mini cupcakes to enjoy with their Tea (Apple Juice/Water), along with creating crown and wand crafts fit for a princess! A dance contest will round out a perfect afternoon! Teddy bears or special dolls are always invited to attend, too!

    Party D - Little Chefs Crazy Cooking
    You supply the chefs, we supply the rest! Come and celebrate and be chef of the day with our interactive cooking party - guaranteed to be delicious fun! We introduce each guest to the essentials of cooking as they make their own personal pizzas. Each chef will decorate their own chef hats and will even bake and decorate their own cupcake!

    Party E - Camp SFY
    Camp is not only for the summer! Join us anytime for a Camp party extravaganza! Start the day with olympic games, including silly relay races, tug of war, team builders and more! After playing in our gym, children can tie-dye bandanas and complete a camp arts & craft project. End the day with a make-your-own s’mores celebration!

    Party F - Indoor Playground (ages 5 and under)

    Take the playground fun to the next level! Enjoy an afternoon complete with our gymnastics equipment, including our slides, balance beam, climbers, bridges, tunnels and much more! Our professional staff will lead children in age appropriate games and parachute activities. Our bubble machine is always a highlight for everyone!

    Contact Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 ext. 229 for more information.

  • Party Times Are
    Sundays Only

    Noon-2:00 PM
    2:00-4:00 PM
    4:00-6:00 PM

    Pre register for 10 weeks at a cost of $70. Club membership guarantees an extra half-hour of play time beginning at 7:30 PM. Walk-ins will be accepted at $10 per visit, but will not be allowed in the gym until 8:00 PM. Each session runs until 10:00 PM. FALL Schedule begins on Monday, August 21st, with the last date of the session being Monday, October 30th. Please call Nancy Amalfitano at (718) 225-6750 ext. 228 to register. 

    Sponsored by the Robert Speissman Scholarship Fund, the Samuel Field Y offers an organized basketball league for teenagers in grades 7-12, Wednesday nights from November through February.

    Volleyball, Basketball, Senior Exercise, and Linedancing
    NOTE: A medical release form is necessary before any individual can participate in any child, teen or adult exercise program. (Available in the Physical Education Department).
    Monday       (Yoga) 8:45-9:30 AM
                      (Arthritis) 11:00-11:50 AM
    Tuesday      (Fitness Fun) 10:30 - 11:00 AM
    Wednesday (Aerobics) 9:00-9:45 AM
    Thursday     (Aerobics) 9:00-9:45 AM
                      (Arthritis) 11:30AM-12:15PM
    Friday         (Aerobics) 9:00-9:45 AM
    Low-to-moderate impact exercise. Can be adapted to individual need by our skilled and certified instructors.

    Thursday, 11:00-11:50 AM
    Gentle exercises for every part of the body for people with arthritis to maintain joint range of motion and flexibility.  This class is recommended by the Arthritis Foundation.

    Monday 8:45-9:30 AM
    Tuesday 8:00-8:45 AM  & 1:00-2:00 PM
    Wednesday 9:00-9:45 AM
    Thursday 9:00-9:45 AM
    Friday 9:00-9:45 AM
    Chair assisted group exercise focuses on increasing muscular strength, endurance and range of movement to improve activities for daily living. Customized for adults 65 years or older and for individuals declared Medicare disabled. Sponsored by Oxford Medicare Advantage and Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield. NEW PROGRAM
  • SENIOR SWIM [at the Bay Terrace Center]
    The senior swim program is a 3-day per week indoor swim program for seniors only. Open swim time is provided at the Bay Club on Bay Club Drive, Bayside, 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, during the winter months.  Please call Eileen at 718-423-6111 for further information.

    Activate your aqua exercise urge for variety! SilverSplash offers LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance.  No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination.

    (subject to change-please call ahead)

    Sunday      8:00-10:30 AM  35+ Adult Basketball League
      *12:00-1:00 PM Gym Parties
      *2:00-3:00 PM  
      *4:00-5:00 PM  
       5:00-6:00 PM  SFY Soccer Clinic
       7:00-9:00 PM Adult Basketball League
    Monday  8:00-10:00 PM Open Volleyball
    Tuesday    7:00-8:00 PM Tween's Gym Time
       8:00-11:00 PM   Adult Basketball League
    Wednesday  5:30-7:00 PM Open Basketball
       7:00-10:00 PM Speisman Teen Basketball League
    Thursday  6:00-7:30 PM  Basketball Buddies/Soccer Stars
    * Gym Parties minimum of Two-Hours, First Hour in Gym, Second Hour in Multi-Purpose Room.

      may be purchased at a discounted rate of $60 for non-members for volleyball.

Adult Basketball Leagues

Registration is now open for the Summer 2017 Season. 
Beginning on Tuesday, July 11, 2017!

Eight Regular Season Games, plus Double Elimination Play-offs

Games are played at 7:45pm, 8:45pm & 9:45pm on Tuesday & Thursday,
and 6:45pm, 7:45pm and 8:45pm on Sunday nights at the Samuel Field Y
League fees are $850 per team if paid by fifth game of the season or $900 per team if paid before the last game of the season. Fees include ref fees, uniform and registration. 
Spots are limited call Nancy to register at 718-225-6750 ext. 228 or email [email protected]