Physical Education

Nancy S. Amalfitano, MS, Ed, Director, ext. 228
Dane Warren, MS, Assistant Director, ext. 229 

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!


Ages 4-10 

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 all in one great program. Each session costs $25 for one adult and one child.  Each additional adult or child is $7.   Register for all four at a discounted rate of $85 for one child and one adult. Additional rates apply  

Dates offered are 1/28, 2/18, 3/25 and 4/29 Pre-Registration Required.  For further information, please call Dane Warren at ext. 229 or 


Programs for Infants & Toddlers

Indoor Playground

Ages 5 and under
October through May
Wednesdays, 10:45-11:45 AM  

Exploratory time in our mini playground with obstacle courses, big fluffy mats  and age appropriate equipment, bubbles, and lots more. All to help develop balance, strength , mobility and make new friends.    Parent participation required. Pay as you go. Cost is $8 for 1 adult and 1 child  Each additional child or adult is $2.    NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.   Sneakers are required.  
Contact Dane Warren at 718 225-6750 ext 229 or  

Super Soccer Stars™

Ages 2-3 with Parent or Caregiver
Sundays 10:20-11:00 am

Kick & Play is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months. Our experienced instructors along with our puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play – all while having a blast! Ten week sessions for $245.  
Contact Dane Warren at 718 225-6750 ext 229 or 

Programs for Nursery School-Aged Children

Movement & SPORTS

Nursery Gymnastics

10 week session
Ages 3-5
Wednesday, 3:30-4:15 PM -

A FUN-damental gymnastics class where children will be taught tumbling and the proper use of the balance beam and vaulting horse etc. in a safe nurturing environment.  Cost for  program for agency participant is $150, non-participant $175.  For more information contact Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 ext. 229

Super Soccer Stars™

Ages 3-4  with Parent or Caregiver
Sundays 9:30-10:15 am

Our goal is to teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our philosophy is to use soccer to nurture,  build self-confidence, and to develop teamwork in every class. Our specially designed curricula uses positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun. Cost for 10 week program is $245.

For more information please contact Super Soccer Stars at (516) 740-7171, or email, 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 3-5
Mondays 3-3:45 at  the Bay Terrace location NEW NEW NEW!!!!!
Tuesdays 3:30-4:15 at the Samuel Field location
10 week session

Get a taste of sports through this introductory level class. Children learn the fundamentals of Basketball ,Soccer, Kickball , and more,in a fun and nurturing environment. Cost for program for agency participant is $150 and $175 for non participant. For more information contact Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 ext. 229




Ages 5-11 years
Soccer:Tuesdays 4:30-5:30
Basketball: Wednesdays 4:30-5:30

10 weeks sessions
Learn the skills,do the drills and have fun!Classes are taught by certified and experienced instructors. Non agency participant $175,  special pricing for After School participants .  For more information contact Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 ext. 229 or 


Ages 5-10
Sundays 4:00pm-5:15pm
10 weeks sessions

Learn the fundamentals of basketball in a safe and nurturing environment!! Dribble, Pass, Shoot, Defense ,offense etc. Cost for program is $175For more information contact Dane Warren at 718 225-6750 ext or 



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! Click here to see the party options that we offer:

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

Adult Fitness


Monday from 6:15 to 7:15 PM
10 week sessions - $80 for all 10 weeks

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!  Cost Contact Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 extension 229 to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.

American Red Cross Certifications


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. Call Nancy Amalfitano at 718 225-6750 ext 228 or 


[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.



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


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.  Call Nancy Amalfitano at 718 225-6750 ext 228 or 



Volleyball, Basketball, Senior Exercise

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 7:30pm-10pm
10 week sessions
Walk-ins $10 per session

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 not be allowed in the gym until 8:00 PM.  Please call Nancy Amalfitano at (718) 225-6750 ext. 228 to register.  


Wednesday 7:30pm-9pm

Miss the old days of playing pickup basketball with your pals from the neighborhood? We have open gym hours on Wednesday nights, from 7:30 to 9pm, for adults ages 55 and older.  For more information please call Nancy Amalfitano at (718) 225-6750 ext. 228 or email 


Monday           (Senior Yoga) 8:45-9:30 AM
                 (***Strength Training for Better Balance) 11:00-11:50 AM
Tuesday        (*Chair Exercise) 10:30 - 11:00 AM
                      (**Classic Aerobics)   1:00-1:50
Wednesday   (**Senior Cardio) 9:00-9:45 AM
Thursday       (**Senior Cardio) 9:00-9:45 AM
                      (*Gentle Yoga) 10:30-11:15 AM
                      (***Strength Training for Better Balance) 11:30AM-12:15PM
Friday            (**Senior Circuit) 9:00-9:45 AM
                      (*Tai Chi for Arthritis) 10:00-11:00AM

Low-to-moderate impact exercise. Can be adapted to individual need by our skilled and certified instructors.

*There is a suggested contribution of $3 for this program
**The suggested contribution does not apply to Silver Sneakers participants 
***Participation in Strength Training for Better Balance Classes is open to members of NORC WOW without a suggested contribution.

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.

Friday 11-11:45am

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. Please call Eileen at 718-423-6111 for further information

(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 Winter 2017-18 Season. 
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

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Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Pkwy
Little Neck, NY 11362
(718) 225-6750

Bay Terrace Center of the Samuel Field Y
212-00 23rd Ave
Bayside, NY 11360
(718) 423-6111


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