Monthly Archives: June 2016

Riding with Morgan Stanley

Image Description:  InTandem stokers pose with volunteer captains from Morgan Stanley

This past Monday dawned a lovely morning for a tandem ride in Central Park.  So who do we find at our trailer – a great group of Morgan Stanley staffers ready to hit the drives as captains with our InTandem stokers.

They paired up and did some serious loops of the Park.  Then a picnic lunch under the magnificent elm trees in the East Meadow.

Thanks to Joe Wengler from Morgan Stanley for organizing this now annual event.  Thanks to InTandem co-founder Susan Elefant, as always,  for helping out with everything.

$25 Annual Membership in Parks Dept Rec Centers


Image Description:  A group of  men play wheelchair basketball.

As of June 1, 2016 the NYC Parks Department is offering $25 annual memberships to Veterans and people with disabilities. We encourage you to take advantage of any of NYC’s 36 recreation centers and accessibility programs. 

How to Apply
Most recreation centers are fully wheelchair-accessible, with adaptive equipment and programs. Please visit each recreation center page for more information. Aides for people with disabilities may access the centers free of charge in order to assist a person with a disability. They may be asked to sign in at the front desk before accessing the facility. Service animals are welcome.

To enroll as a person with disabilities, you’ll need to bring a government-issued photo ID and one of the following:

        • NYCDOT Parking Permit for PWDs
        • MTA Access-A-Ride ID Card
        • MTA Reduced Fare ID Card
        • New York State Parks Individual Access Pass


For Volunteers
New Yorkers ages 25-61 receive a 10 percent discount for all adult recreation center memberships if they have a New York City ID . To get this discount, just show your IDNYC card at membership registration. New Yorkers ages 18-24 can get an annual membership for $25. For more info visit  Recreation Center Membership.