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Recreation: Adult Programs

Adult Activities

Dryden Recreation is always striving to bring quality activities to our town members. Take a gander at the activities we have planned for grown-ups this spring!

Bob Slocum Co-Ed Softball

Come round the bases, score, and have fun! This league is an organized, fun, and worthwhile adult softball league for men and women ages 18 and up.  Ages 16 & 17 are welcome to play in the league with a signed parental waiver. Our players focus, play hard and want to win – but not without having some fun too!

  • Who:      Ages 16 and up (16 &17 need parental waiver)
  • When:    Games on Tuesdays and Thursdays (League Play begins June 6)
  • Where:   Dryden High School Fields

Call the Recreation Coordinator at 607-844-8888 Ext 4 or email recassist@dryden.ny.us for more info.

Introduction to Tai Chi

In partnership with the Taoist Tai Chi Society in Ithaca, we bring an introductory level Tai-Chi Class to Dryden! This gentle form of exercise, often described as ‘meditation in motion’, can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life. In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise you go without pausing through a series of motions while breathing deeply and naturally. Growing evidence suggests that this mind-body practice has value in treating or preventing many health problems.

  • Who:      Adults ages 18 and up
  • When:    Tuesdays, May 2nd – June 20th (8 Classes)
  • Time:      10:00am – 11:30am
  • Where:   Dryden Town Hall
  • Fee:        $75

Traitorous Patriots: the Anti-Nazi Resistance

From 1933 to 1945, Germany was in the grip of the abomination known as the Nazi Party.  Nevertheless, many Germans opposed Hitler and his minions in a variety of ways, from mere rejection to what became active resistance, especially during World War II.  Join our three week class as we learn about the heroic actions of these people.  We will observe and discuss the role of the men and women of the resistance during the war, why they took the stance they did and what became of them as a result of their actions.  Learn their story and see rare World War II film footage of events that took place inside Germany. This class will be taught by Louis Eltscher, an RIT professor emeritus who also has taught at OASIS (Older Adults Seeking Intellectual Stimulation), an adult education program in Rochester.

  • Who: Ages 16 and up
  • When: June 20, 27 and July 11, 2017
  • Times: 5:30 – 7:00pm
  • Where: Dryden Town Hall Court room
  • No course fee!

Adult Dance Classes

Grab your partner and put on your dancing shoes then Salsa, Swing, Mambo and Waltz your night away with dance instructor Camille Viglietta! We will learn the basics of these dance styles in four one hour classes over the course of 4 weeks. Join for one week or more, but get the discount at 4!

  • Who: Anyone ages 18 and up
  • When:  7:30 – 8:30pm
    • June 15 (Swing)
    • June 22 (Waltz)
    • June 29 (Salsa)
    • July 13 (Mambo)
  • Where: Dryden Fire Hall
  • Fee: $10 per individual per week or $35 for 4 weeks

Yoga in the Park

Yoga is increasingly recommended to promote relaxation, reduce stress and alleviate some medical conditions. Instructor Michelle Brackin has been practicing Yoga since 2002 in many disciplines of yoga, with gentle yoga being her strength. She is currently a Level 2 Yoga instructor who regularly instructs classes at SUNY Cortland. Come an enjoy Beginner Yoga Classes in the beautiful outdoors. All strengths and abilities can find benefit in these classes with a variety of modifications.

  • Who: Ages 16 and up
  • When: Saturdays 8:30 – 9:30am,
  • (June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, 29, and August 5, 12, 19, 26)
  • Where: Montgomery Park
  • No course Fee!

*Please bring a mat. If it is raining at the time class begins, class will be cancelled.*

Sign up for these events online at drydenrec.com or fill out a program registration form and submit it to our office in person or by mail (93 East Main Street Dryden, NY 13053)

P: 607-844-8888 
F: multiple - check with the department 

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