NEW BRITAIN - The Parks and Recreation Department is offering numerous programs geared toward adults this summer.
Starting on Thursday, the department will be offering Thursday Night Yoga - a new yoga series at the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden that will run Thursdays until July 6. The class will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and the cost of the entire six-week session is $30. The sessions are suitable for new yoga practitioners or seasoned yogis and will be taught by certified Yoga Instructor Kelly Murphy - who also taught the highly successful “Free Yoga in the Park” and “Yoga at the Museum” series run by the department over the last year.
Another program set to start up in June is Tai-Chi in the Park, taught by instructor Krystyna Dzwonkowski. Tai-Chi in the Park is an eight-week class that will run from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings from June 3 to July 22 at the Walnut Hill Park Rose Garden. The entire session costs $45 and will use gentle and graceful body movements that accelerate healing, restore balance, increase flexibility and boost energy levels.
For adults looking to play competitive tennis in a team and league setting, the department is offering Adult Team Tennis for both men and women. Matches will be held Monday evenings throughout the summer at Walnut Hill Park and practices will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m on Thursdays. The adult team tennis programs are coached and instructed by John Oliver and the cost for the summer is $75.
The department also offers an Adult Beginner program that runs from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday nights in June, July, and August. The cost of each of those beginner sessions is $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents.
Registrations for summer programs can be submitted are accepted by mail or at the Parks and Recreation office in Rm. 302 of City Hall, 27 West Main Street. Registrations can also be found online at www.nbparksnrec.org . Call the Parks, Recreation, & Community Services Office at 860-826-3360 for more information on these summer programs.