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2010-11 MANHATTAN FAMILY RESOURCE GUIDE - SECTION 2

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MANHATTAN

Check out our comprehensive 2010-2011 guide to services and resources for kids and families in Manhattan. You'll find information on schools, camps, after school and sports programs, family activities, birthday party venues and entertainers, and much more, all in your area! 

 

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NY MATH GURU
30 Christopher St
(516) 647-0350; Email [email protected]; www.nymathguru.com

NY Math Guru provides private tutoring for elementary through 12th grade students. SAT/ACT prep specialist. Science and Spanish tutoring also available. Individual/group lessons. Flexible hours and locations. Excellent references.

 

PHILOSOPHY DAY SCHOOL
12 E. 79th St. (between 5th and Madison Avenues)
(212) 744-7300; Email [email protected]; www.philosophyday.org

Philosophy Day School helps students develop the type of character they will need for life's upcoming challenges. The school emphasizes the practice of virtue for its own sake and for the sake of others. The school helps children to be generous, confident, open hearted, clear headed, and reasonable. The school provides a rigorous academic program that features the reading of good literature for the development of fine morals. The nursery and pre-k programs founded upon "love and play" are well established offering the option of an extended day.

 

RHINELANDER CHILDREN'S CENTER
350 E. 88th St
(212) 876-0500; www.childrensaidsociety.org/rhinelander

A premier resource for Upper East Side families. The best beginnings start at Rhinelander. Early childhood classes: Toddler Time, enrichment workshops and more for children ages 1-4 years. After school program: homework help and arts specialties for children pre-K-5th grade, September- June. Transportation from many area schools. Nursery school: accredited pre-school for children ages 2.6-5-years-old.; applications for 2011-2012 available September 7.

 

THE QUAD MANHATTAN
54 Reade St
(212) 513-1840; www.thequadmanhattan.com

The Quad Manhattan is a recreational center providing social and educational programming for bright and gifted children ages five to 12 with special needs, also known as "2e" children. Serving kids from various educational settings, all programming is built around the organization's "core curriculum" with the goal of invisibly promoting social and emotional well-being while kids are busy playing. Available programs at The Quad include: academic help, afterschool and Saturday programming, "Quad Squad" for two and three year olds with motor and/or language delays, summer camp, and a variety of family supports.

 

QUEEN SOFIA SPANISH INSTITUTE
684 Park Ave
(212) 628-0420; www.queensofiaspanishinstitute.org

Spanish for children. Play and learn Spanish, we guarantee your child's success! Having Spanish as a second language will give your children a competitive edge when entering higher education and the workforce, providing them with the skills to succeed in the future. Our courses target children from 6 to 12 years of age. Students learn Spanish through storytelling, games, songs and activities related to their own experiences. Our program is designed to gradually enable students to attain proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing

 

SCRIBBLE PRESS
1624 First Ave
(212) 288-2928; Email [email protected]; www.scribblepress.com

Scribble Press, New York's creativity studio is the only "make your own book" store. The perfect place to drop in, make a book or other custom project, or join a class. Our 12-week classes include "The Colors of My World," "Buzz, Bloom and Flutter," and "Weird Science," for 2- to 6-year-olds. Older kids can expand their storytelling skills with our creative writing class, study different forms of illustrations or learn all about comic books. Celebrate the author in your child with their own published book at the end of each session.

 

THE SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF JUDAISM
15 W. 86th St
(212) 724-7000; www.thesaj.org

At SAJ Hebrew School we're about creating connection and engagement with Judaism, with each other, and with the world. We provide a range of joyous, exciting educational and social opportunities while supporting the whole family's Jewish journey. Through our experiential learning approach, children of all ages live the joys of Jewish life and thrive in an environment of openness, exploration and creativity. We welcome diversity and embrace families of varying composition that are committed to raising Jewish children.

 

SOLOMON SCHECHTER SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN
New campus opening Fall 2010: 100th St and Columbus Ave
(212) 427-1087; Email [email protected]; www.sssm.org

The Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan is an independent, coeducational Jewish elementary and middle school passionately dedicated to cultivating active learning and high ethical standards. Classes are staffed with two full-time teachers and have a maximum of 18 students. Students become self-motivated, resourceful learners, critical and reflective thinkers, and collaborative, compassionate community members. Graduates are uniquely well equipped to succeed with distinction in their academic and life journeys. In Fall 2010, Schechter Manhattan will move into new, larger facilities at 100th Street and Columbus Avenue. Call now to learn more!

 

TRIBECA LEARNING CENTER (TLC)
21 Saint John's Lane
(718) 812-1910; Email [email protected]; www.tribecalearningcenter.org

Our school believes in a multicultural approach and teaches language amongst the history of a variety of cultures. We believe in promoting, reinforcing and motivating each child to reach their individual goals. We focus on integrating the learning content amongst the different subjects so the children can realistically learn through all the available venues in the classroom! We value the methodology of High Scope which incorporates the different learning centers in the classrooms including the dramatic play area, the blocks, the art area, the math area, the science area etc.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

ART

 

HANDS ON! A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE, INC.
1365 First Ave. (212) 628-1945
529 Columbus Ave. (212) 496-9929
19 Warren St. (212) 227-7375
233 E. 50th St, (212) 339-9915
189 Amsterdam Ave. (212) 724-3124
www.handson4music.com

Hands On! A Musical Experience, Inc. is a music program for infants, toddlers, and pre-school children. Using a specially formatted and instrument-based curriculum, students are introduced to a variety of musical styles, concepts, instruments, and activities that enhance other learning like the acquisition of language, listening skills, auditory discrimination, social understanding and personal discovery. We have produced such programs as "Carnival of the Animals," and "Music Around the World." Hands On! Creative Arts is a program that guides children towards self-expression, helps them to develop problem-solving skills, and instills an appreciation for art.

 

KIDS AT ART
431 E. 73rd St
(212) 410-9780; Email [email protected]; www.kidsatartnyc.com

As the premier children's art studio in New York City, Kids at Art focuses on visual arts basics, with age-appropriate projects for kids 2-11-years-old. The innovative classes give each child individual attention where the process is just as important as the finished project! In addition, Kids at Art hosts birthday parties, which are always unique in format and fun.

 

MOOMAH
161 Hudson St, Tribeca
(212) 226-0345; Email [email protected]; www.moomah.com

Funky Forest is a highly collaborative environment designed to support, not direct, your child's attention. It is an open and dynamic system, providing an opportunity for play and experimentation. Children can work individually or collectively in the forest seeing first-hand how their actions effect the environment. As children explore and play, they discover that the environment is inhabited by a variety of sonic life forms and creatures that appear and disappear depending on the health of the forest. These creatures also go through a metamorphosis as the seasons change.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

DANCE

 

92ND STREET Y
1395 Lexington Ave
(212) 415-5500; www.92y.org

From classes for parents-to-be to activities for teens, 92nd Street Y provides a supportive, noncompetitive environment for families. Through its Wonderplay program, 92Y offers hundreds of activities year-round for children five and under. For school-aged children, there are classes in art, music, dance, science, sports, swimming and gymnastics. Teens can participate in volunteer opportunities, dance troupes, and fitness, art and music classes. 92nd Street Y Camps include programs from traditional day and sleep away camps to specialty offerings in baseball, film, gymnastics, fashion and more.

 

THE AILEY SCHOOL
405 W. 55th St
(212) 405-9000; www.theaileyschool.edu

The Ailey School's junior division offers classes for children beginning at age 3. The First Steps and Bounding Boys programs offer an enjoyable introduction to dance, bringing the joy of music and creative movement to young children. The pre-professional program for students ages 7-17 encompasses a broad curriculum of dance classes including Horton, Limón and Graham-based modern dance techniques; classical ballet; tap; West African and Spanish dance. Classes are taught by experienced, nurturing dance instructors with extensive experience working with children.

 

BALLET ACADEMY EAST
1651 Third Ave, 3rd Floor
(212) 410-9140; Email [email protected]; www.baenyc.com

With more than 30 years of experience, Ballet Academy East offers classes to both children and adults of all ages and levels. The programs offered include the pre-professional ballet division for ages 7-18, pre-ballet, tap and drama for ages 3-6, mother and child classes for 2-years-olds and adult ballet, tap, Pilates and yoga.

 

FLAMENCO LATINO
244 W. 54th St, 4th Floor
(212) 399-8519; Email [email protected]; www.flamencolatino.com/class.htm

Flamenco and salsa/mambo dance classes, year-round. Taking enrollment for September-December term. Monday-Thursday and Saturday. Ages 5-9, 10-15. Single class, $12; packages available. Commitment required. Flamenco shoes and costumes available through subsidy. Student recitals and performance opportunities. Summer intensive in flamenco dance underway July 5-23, Monday-Friday, 3-6 pm. Lecture-demonstration performances and residencies at your school or community center.

 

JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Ave of the Americas, 3rd Floor
(212) 254-8520; www.joffreyballetschool.com

The Joffrey Ballet School builds on a child's natural impulse to express themselves through movement. With an outstanding faculty of professional artists, our mission is to train children from ages 3-18, develop their talents, and to graduate outstanding young dancers. JBS provides classes for serious young dancers (graded program) as well as classes for those who just want to enjoy a fun after-school activity. The children's division encompasses classes in creative movement (3-4 years), pre-ballet (4-7 years), ballet (8-12 years), and teen classes. Performance opportunities are offered.

 

PERIDANCE CENTER, PERICHILD PROGRAM
126 East 13th St (between 3rd & 4th Avenues)
(212) 505-0886; www.peridance.om

The renowned PeriChild program was established in 1986 and has become an integral part of the Peridance Center. Peridance's approach has always been to provide strong classes with a coherent curriculum. The program offers "Parents and Toddlers," creative movement, movement for boys, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, musical theater, African Drum and Dance, and Salsa and Samurai Sword Fighting. In keeping with these standards, students are encouraged to integrate disciplines in order to improve their techniques. Our classes have maintained their structure and students can expect the individual attention that is necessary for growth.

 

STAGECOACH SCHOOLS
45 E. 81st St; (347) 678-8989

330 Smith St, Brooklyn; (718) 852-3208
www.stagecoachschools.com

Stagecoach is not just for performers, it is for everyone who loves to act, sing and dance for pure enjoyment. Stagecoach helps children grow, at their own speed, into effective human beings. At the same time our caring and talented teachers and principals make sure they keep their feet firmly on the ground. Classes run on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. StageCoach training is training for life!

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

GYMNASTICS

 

74TH ST. MAGIC
510 E. 74th St
(212) 737-2989; www.74magic.com

74th St. MAGIC offers classes in music, art, gymnastics, cooking, science and preschool alternatives, as well as a summer day camp and customized birthday parties. Sharing a building with Epiphany Community Nursery School, children will find state-of-the-art classrooms, a baby gym and a fully-equipped full-size gym, as well as a terrific party room and outdoor rooftop playground. Our mission is to help children gain confidence, independence and knowledge while cultivating their curiosity and talents.

 

GYMTIME RHYTHM & GLUES INC
1520 York Ave
(212) 861-7732; www.gymtime.net

Gymtime Rhythm and Glues-the savvy mom's resource for recreational and educational activities for children ages 6 months-12-years-old. We offer: gymnastics, mommy and me classes, sports, Tae Kwon Do, cooking, art, music, combination classes, birthday parties as well as a NYC licensed preschool! This year we're growing by leaps and bounds! This is bigger than big. Come and feel the energy of our new spacious, sunny and bright, expanded facilities. For more information on our many programs please call or visit our website.

 

JODI'S GYM
244 E. 84th St; (212) 772-7633
25 Hubbels Dr, Mt. Kisco; (914) 244-8811
www.jodisgym.com

Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 29 years! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (9 months to 12 years old), there is something for everyone. They offer Mommy and Me Gym, and gym and music classes, preschool gymnastics, school-aged gymnastics, summer and holiday break camps, open playtime, play groups, free monthly perks for registered students, Jodi's Gymwear, private lessons and the best birthday parties ever.

 

SOKOL NEW YORK
420 E. 71st St
(212) 861-8206; Email [email protected]; www.sokolnewyork.org

Sokol New York, one of the best finds on the Upper East Side, has been a gymnastic fitness center since 1867. A not-for-profit organization, Sokol provides quality instruction at reasonable fees. Classes for children include Tot Developmental Gymnastics, boys' and girls' gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, basketball and Tae Kwon Do. Adult classes are offered in gymnastics, ballet, basketball, folk dance, volleyball, Tae Kwon Do and yoga. Check the website for class schedules and registration information. The classes start the week of 9/20/10. Register by mail in July!

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

MARTIAL ARTS

  

SOKOL NEW YORK
420 E. 71st St
(212) 861-8206; Email [email protected]; www.sokolnewyork.org

Sokol New York, one of the best finds on the Upper East Side, has been a gymnastic fitness center since 1867. A not-for-profit organization, Sokol provides quality instruction at reasonable fees. Classes for children include Tot Developmental Gymnastics, boys' and girls' gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, basketball and Tae Kwon Do. Adult classes are offered in gymnastics, ballet, basketball, folk dance, volleyball, Tae Kwon Do and yoga. Check the website for class schedules and registration information. The classes start the week of 9/20/10. Register by mail in July!

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

MUSIC

 

ABC DO-RE-ME!
6 locations in NYC
(646) 434-1419; www.abcdoreme.com

ABC Do-Re-ME! is a premier children's music program offering enriching music programs to NYC children including Kindermusik and Suzuki Music classes. With classes available for babies, toddlers and preschoolers through 7-year-olds, our programs make a lasting difference on your child's future. We help educate and socialize your child while encouraging their creativity. With an emphasis on adventure, fantasy and imagination, we stimulate your child's neurological development and have a direct impact on his or her creativity and sense of self.

 

APPLAUSE NEW YORK CITY
St. Jean's Community Center, 184 E. 76th St
(212) 717-0703; Email [email protected]; www.applauseny.com

Applause New York City, home of Rock-n-Roll Babies, Broadway Babies and Superstars is the number one rated, highly acclaimed NYC music and drama program for all ages! Classes include Broadway Babies and Rock-n-Roll Babies (4 months to 3 years), Little Stars (3 and 4 years), Stars (4 and 5 years), Superstars (kindergarten to 5th grade), and Applause weekend workshops (5th-12th grade). Applause NYC also does birthday parties for ages 1-12. Check out our classes and sign up online.

 

APPLE SEEDS
10 W. 25th St
(212) 792-7590; www.appleseedsnyc.com

apple seeds is a 15,000-square foot, all-in-one play space for children and families in NYC. Named "Best Play Space" by NY Magazine (2008 and 2009) and Time Out NY Kids (2007), it features an indoor-playground, children's classes (music, art, cooking, science, construction, dance, gym, language and more), a boutique/bookstore, salon, café, camp, birthday parties and event space. Located in Chelsea/Flatiron, apple seeds is a clean, safe, modern and-most of all- fun space where parents and caregivers can bring their children to play, learn, shop, eat and just hang out.

 

THE DILLER-QUAILE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
24 E. 95th St
(212) 369-1484 x29; www.diller-quaile.org

Since 1920, Diller-Quaile has been teaching music in a way that develops the innate musicality in each individual and inspires participation for a lifetime. Diller-Quaile offers early childhood classes for children 4 months-7-years-old, instrumental and vocal lessons and classes for children and adults, and teacher training/Dalcroze courses. Engaging and interactive rug concerts, master classes and faculty concerts occur throughout the year. Additionally, our extensive outreach programs bring the spirit and mission of Diller-Quaile to 900 individuals throughout NYC. Classes begin September 20.

 

GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL
46 Barrow St
(212) 242-4770; Email [email protected]; www.gharts.org

Greenwich House Music School provides a welcoming environment for families to introduce their children to music, art and dance. Music classes give children the opportunity to create, learn and appreciate music with their whole bodies using the Dalcroze Eurhythmics approach. Art classes give students a personal experience with a wide range of materials, creating positive feelings of achievement and self worth. Ballet classes teach classical terminology of ballet through creative exercises, helping children find self-expression form and structure.

 

HANDS ON! A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE, INC.
1365 First Ave. (212) 628-1945
529 Columbus Ave. (212) 496-9929
19 Warren St. (212) 227-7375
233 E. 50th St, (212) 339-9915
189 Amsterdam Ave. (212) 724-3124
www.handson4music.com

Hands On! A Musical Experience, Inc. is a music program for infants, toddlers, and pre-school children. Using a specially formatted and instrument-based curriculum, students are introduced to a variety of musical styles, concepts, instruments, and activities that enhance other learning like the acquisition of language, listening skills, auditory discrimination, social understanding and personal discovery. We have produced such programs as "Carnival of the Animals," and "Music Around the World." Hands On! Creative Arts is a program that guides children towards self-expression, helps them to develop problem-solving skills, and instills an appreciation for art.

 

THIRD STREET MUSIC SCHOOL SETTLEMENT
235 E. 11th St
(212) 777-3240; www.thirdstreetmusicschool.org

Third Street offers weekly after-school and Saturday music instruction in most instruments as well as dance and visual arts classes. In addition to these programs, Third Street offers a range of early childhood activities, including a licensed preschool program, preschool musicianship and arts programs for children 18 months and up, and two pre-nursery classes. The School also provides music instruction for adults of all ages and levels, and presents more than 200 free, public concerts and recitals by students, faculty and guest artists every year.

 

THREE LITTLE BIRDS MUSIC
266 E. 78th St
(212) 744-0404; Email [email protected]; www.tlbmusic.com

Our group music classes for children aim to enhance your child's development through music. The founding idea behind Three Little Birds Music was to establish a music studio in which children and parents could learn together through creative, imaginative play. We hope to instill a love of music in all of our students and strongly believe that music can serve as a communicative medium, developmental tool, and constant companion. Come see what music can do for you and your child! Call or email today to schedule your free trial class.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

SPORTS & FITNESS

 

92ND STREET Y
1395 Lexington Ave
(212) 415-5500; www.92y.org

From classes for parents-to-be to activities for teens, 92nd Street Y provides a supportive, noncompetitive environment for families. Through its Wonderplay program, 92Y offers hundreds of activities year-round for children five and under. For school-aged children, there are classes in art, music, dance, science, sports, swimming and gymnastics. Teens can participate in volunteer opportunities, dance troupes, and fitness, art and music classes. 92nd Street Y Camps include programs from traditional day and sleep away camps to specialty offerings in baseball, film, gymnastics, fashion and more.

 

CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
23rd St & The Hudson River Park
(212) 336-6666; www.chelseapiers.com

Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre sports village located on three historic Hudson River piers, offering Manhattan's best sports programming for children ages 12 months-17 years. Children enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, including a gymnastics center, rock-climbing wall, indoor soccer fields, basketball courts, batting cages, two indoor ice-skating rinks, high-tech golf driving range, 40-lane bowling center, and a Little Athlete Exploration Center. For gymnastics, basketball, soccer, baseball, rock climbing, and other sports programs, call (212) 336-6500; for ice-skating or hockey programs, call (212) 336-6100; for junior golf programs, call (212) 336-6400; for bowling, call (212) 835-BOWL.

 

DEER MOUNTAIN DAY CAMP
Roberta Katz and Carol Katz, Owners and Directors
63 Call Hollow Rd, Pomona
(845) 354-2727; www.deermountaindaycamp.com

An unbeatable combination: a personal approach where we get to know each camper and a state-of-the art-facility, complete with a dazzling array of high quality activities! Katz family-owned for 53 years, Deer Mountain is a place where we celebrate each of our campers while they make friends, learn new skills and have a ton of fun. Our 25 mountainside acres include six heated pools; a lake for boating; a 7,000-square foot dining hall; 25 air conditioned buildings for fine and dramatic arts programs; and age-appropriate sports facilities.

 

FUTURE STARS DAY AND OVERNIGHT CAMPS
Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase
(914) 273-8500; www.fscamps.com

For over 30 years, we have encouraged confidence, enthusiasm, and a genuine love of sport. Limited enrollment ensures that staff gets to know each camper's individual needs. Programs for ages 4-16 include specialty camps in tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball, multi-sports, girls' sports, lacrosse, diving, magic, circus arts, Little Stars, academic enrichment, cheerleading, football, field hockey, softball, and volleyball. The overnight portion offers the opportunity to experience a sleep away camp with the flexibility of weekly sessions. Camps run weekly June-August. Transportation available for day campers.

 

KIDS OF SUMMER SPORTS
(917) 572-2423; Email [email protected]; www.kidsofsummer.com

Kids of Summer Sports is a fun, quality, affordable baseball and basketball program for children ages 6-14 located right in NYC's Riverside Park. Kids of Summer's experienced and energetic coaches have taught hundreds of NYC children baseball through personal instruction, fun games and specific drills great for any ballplayer. Now, Kids of Summer has a basketball day camp as well! Summer Camp runs in eleven 1-week sessions around your schedule. We also offer winter clinics, after school and vacation camps. Transportation is available. Learn to play the Kids of Summer way.

 

THE LITTLE GYM - NEW YORK
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor
(212) 799-1225; www.tlgupperwestsideny.com

The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center for children, offering gymnastics, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading and karate classes for ages 4 months-12-years-old in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build confidence and self-esteem. An emphasis on music and fun encourages both physical and emotional growth. The Little Gym also offers summer camp, holiday camp, Parent Survival Night and awesome birthday parties.

 

MARGOLIS, JOSHUA CPT
(212) 865-9290; Email [email protected]; www.mindovermatternyc.com

Joshua Margolis is a fitness consultant with a Bachelors Degree in Sports Psychology. He has been working with new moms in fitness for over 10 years, designing personalized fitness programs which incorporate motivational techniques to enhance performance. He holds certifications from A.C.E. and N.A.S.M, and is also prenatal and postpartum fitness certified. Joshua's MILF (Mothers Interested in Living Fit) Boot Camp classes are offered seasonally in Central Park. His fitness philosophy: "Your self image and habits go hand in hand; change one and you will automatically change the other."

 

YMCA-FROST VALLEY
(845) 985-2291 x301; Email [email protected]; www.frostvalley.org

Our Catskill Mountains summer camp unites traditional camping with innovative programs, focusing on building and maintaining healthy lifestyles, and reflecting the interests and needs of a dynamic camp community - an exciting mix of cultures, backgrounds and abilities. Activities designed to build trust, teamwork, and mutual understanding. Exciting "Teen Adventure Trips." Our 6,000 acres are ideal for the ultimate camp experience. We focus on building strong character values through outdoor activities in a natural environment. Servicing 35,000 visitors annually, through our conference facility (for families/groups), environmental education for students, and 20 summer camp options.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

SWIMMING

 

PHYSIQUE SWIMMING SUMMER DAY CAMP
(212) 725-0939; www.physiqueswimming.com

Physique Swimming offers a variety of classes taught by certified and experienced instructors. Small class size allows for an individual approach to each swimmer's needs. The program is designed for swimmers to move to higher levels of instruction as they improve their swimming techniques. If you should have any questions about placement, how classes are taught, feel free to call or e-mail us. Physique swimming has six locations in Manhattan and a summer swim camp in Battery Park City.

 

SWIM SWIM SWIM I SAY (TM)
www.swimswimswimisay.com

Upper Manhattan/Harlem area now has a swimming program with a staff of certified, experienced and enthusiastic instructors. We offer swimming lessons for tots, children, and adults. In addition, we developed an alternative affordable summer swimming program to the more expensive all day camps. Learn to swim from a staff that has taught New York City public school students. Why venture downtown, when you can do it in Upper Manhattan? Pool party packages available soon.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

TENNIS

 

BUMBLE BEE TENNIS
Columbus Circle, SoHo, Greenwich Village
(347) 284-6061; Email [email protected]; www.bumblebeetennis.com

BumbleBee Tennis is a NYC tennis school, offering affordable, convenient tennis lessons for adults and children 3+. Lessons are offered year-round on the West Side, in Greenwich Village and in SoHo, with additional locations added seasonally (check our site). In addition to group and private lessons, we offer a summer tennis camp with daily swimming lessons. Parents, don't forget about our outdoor adult lessons! We even have occasional free tennis events and clinics. Spaces are limited. Sign up now online/phone to reserve your space.

 

CHAMPION TENNIS CLUB
1918 E. 99th St at First Ave (3rd Floor rooftop)
(212) 876-7766; Email [email protected]; www.championtennisclub.com

This season, have your children learn, play, and enjoy the sport of a lifetime at NYC's number one rooftop facility. CTC's beautiful outdoor tennis club offers exciting, fun, and creative tennis programs for children ages 4 and up. Our new tennis program includes kids' cardio tennis and fitness, target training and so much more. Adults can take advantage of our morning tennis clinics and cardio tennis program on our two-tone cushioned courts or rent court time. Champion Tennis is also the perfect place to host your next birthday party.

 

 

CLASSES/PROGRAMS:

THEATER

 

APPLAUSE NEW YORK CITY
St. Jean's Community Center, 184 E. 76th St.
(212) 717-0703; Email [email protected]; www.applauseny.com

Applause New York City, home of Rock-n-Roll Babies, Broadway Babies and Superstars is the number one rated, highly acclaimed NYC music and drama program for all ages! Classes include Broadway Babies and Rock-n-Roll Babies (4 months to 3 years), Little Stars (3 and 4 years), Stars (4 and 5 years), Superstars (kindergarten to 5th grade), and Applause weekend workshops (5th-12th grade). Applause NYC also does birthday parties for ages 1-12. Check out our classes and sign up online.

 

ATLANTIC ACTING SCHOOL
76 Ninth Ave, Ste 537
(212) 691-5919; Email [email protected]; www.atlanticactingschool.org

A must for any young performer! Atlantic's programs for kids/teens offer a great introduction to storytelling, writing, acting and improvisation. The younger students create stories through creative play and improvisational exercises, while older students are introduced to the Atlantic technique called Practical Aesthetics. Atlantic Acting School, founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy, has the only conservatory program in the world that offers in-depth training in the unique and influential approach to acting: Practical Aesthetics. Atlantic alumni and faculty can be seen in films, television and theaters worldwide.

 

THE GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW
340 W. 50th St
(212) 239-6200; www.gazillionbubbleshow.com

Now in its 3rd season, and 1,000 performances later, The Gazillion Bubble Show continues to amaze audiences with its mind-blowing bubble magic. This interactive show includes spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience! The Gazillion Bubble Show will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again. Perfect for all ages.

 

JOHN TARTAGLIA'S IMAGINOCEAN (TM)
340 W. 50th St
(212) 239-6200 or (866) 642-9849; www.imaginoceanthemusical.com

 

A magical, musical, glow-in-the-dark, interactive, undersea adventure for kids of all ages! NY1 exclaims John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean TM is "a dazzling production!" and Time Out New York calls it "absolutely magical!" It's jam-packed with original music ranging from swing to R&B to big band and it's a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye. Now making a splash at New World Stages. Available for birthday parties, too. For details, call or visit the website.

 

STAGECOACH SCHOOLS
45 E. 81st St. (347) 678-8989
330 Smith St, Brooklyn (718) 852-3208
www.stagecoachschools.com

Stagecoach is not just for performers, it is for everyone who loves to act, sing and dance for pure enjoyment. Stagecoach helps children grow, at their own speed, into effective human beings. At the same time our caring and talented teachers and principals make sure they keep their feet firmly on the ground. Classes run on Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm. StageCoach training is training for life!

 

TADA! YOUTH THEATER
15 W. 28th St
(212) 252-1619; www.tadatheater.com

Kids can sing and dance all summer with TADA!'s summer camps and classes that balance skill development with the joy of musical theater! Camps run all summer for grades 1-8 in both weeklong and 2-week formats. New this summer is Afternoon Adventures, a program allowing young artists to extend their camp day. TADA! is thrilled to offer programming for youngsters with new T.O.T.S. and pre-k/k summer classes for infants, toddlers and their caregivers. Be sure to reserve tickets for "The Magic Pot: Three Tales from China," TADA!'s summer musical.

 

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY, INC.
2162 Broadway, 4th Floor
(212) 579-0528; www.vitaltheatre.org

Don't miss Vital Theatre Company's "Pinkalicious, The Musical," running at the Bleecker Street Theatre through the summer! Performances are Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm. Visit us online for complete details. "A wonderful place for parents to introduce their kids to the glories of live theatre, done well at modest prices." - Off Off Broadway Review

 

 

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

 

THE AILEY SCHOOL
405 W. 55th St
(212) 405-9000; www.theaileyschool.edu

The Ailey School's junior division offers classes for children beginning at age 3. The First Steps and Bounding Boys programs offer an enjoyable introduction to dance, bringing the joy of music and creative movement to young children. The pre-professional program for students ages 7-17 encompasses a broad curriculum of dance classes including Horton, Limón and Graham-based modern dance techniques; classical ballet; tap; West African and Spanish dance. Classes are taught by experienced, nurturing dance instructors with extensive experience working with children.

 

BOWLMOR LANES AND CARNIVAL
110 University Place
(212) 255-8188; Email [email protected]/[email protected]; www.bowlmor.com/www.carnivalnyc.com

Bowlmor Lanes is proud to present Carnival-the most amusing 21st century fun zone to open in the Big Apple! Located above our two floors of glow in the dark bowling, Carnival features over a dozen boardwalk style games, live entertainment including face painters and balloon artists, and classic carny food favorites. The enormous 16,000 square foot indoor playground is open every Saturday from 12am- 6pm. Bowlmor Lanes and Carnival also specialize in children's birthday parties; our experienced event coordinators take all the stress out of party planning. Call today.

 

CHAMPION TENNIS CLUB
1918 E. 99th St at First Ave (3rd Floor rooftop)
(212) 876-7766; Email [email protected]; www.championtennisclub.com

This season, have your children learn, play, and enjoy the sport of a lifetime at NYC's number one rooftop facility. CTC's beautiful outdoor tennis club offers exciting, fun, and creative tennis programs for children ages 4 and up. Our new tennis program includes kids' cardio tennis and fitness, target training and so much more. Adults can take advantage of our morning tennis clinics and cardio tennis program on our two-tone cushioned courts or rent court time. Champion Tennis is also the perfect place to host your next birthday party.

 

CITY TREEHOUSE
129A W. 20th St. (6th & 7th Avenues)
(212) 255-2050; Email [email protected]; www.citytreehouse.com

Recognized as Best of New York by New York Magazine, Nickelodeon, and Urban Baby, City Treehouse offers a nature-themed play area that features the largest indoor water play area in New York City as well as a soft play studio, movement studio, and children's play room. Visitors enjoy drop-in play, classes, birthday parties and special events. Appropriate for children newborn to 8 years. Reservations are recommended. Guests enjoy their first visit for only $10, and then purchase play hours in packages that suit their needs.

 

DAVE'S CAST OF CHARACTERS
(914) 235-7100; www.davescast.com

Make your birthday party a special one! Dave's entertainment services include over 100 costumed characters that seem authentic, plus rides and games. Princesses to superheroes, pirates to tea parties, rock star parties, high school parties-there's something for everyone. We feature DJs, clowns, magicians, face painters, balloon sculptors and food carts. New inflatable attractions include Sesame St. Bouncers; Adrenaline Rush, Wild One and Treasure of the Caribbean Obstacle courses; water slides. Enjoy our new photo booth, robots, racecars and more.

 

THE GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW
340 W. 50th St
(212) 239-6200; www.gazillionbubbleshow.com

Now in its 3rd season, and 1,000 performances later, The Gazillion Bubble Show continues to amaze audiences with its mind-blowing bubble magic. This interactive show includes spellbinding lasers, spectacular lighting effects and jaw-dropping masterpieces of bubble artistry. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience! The Gazillion Bubble Show will make you smile, laugh, and feel like a kid again. Perfect for all ages.

 

HARLEM LANES
2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
(212) 678- BOWL (2695); www.harlemlanes.com

Want to make your child's next birthday celebration memorable without the hard work or big budget? Then call Harlem Lanes! We handle every step from decorations to food and entertainment. Harlem Lanes offers 24 lanes with bumpers, cosmic bowling, karaoke, arcades, plus your own party hostess. Birthday packages can be customized to provide all your party needs. We also offer summer bowling camps, half and full days. Mention Big Apple and receive $100 off on your party package. Call us today and let us plan your next event

 

HUDSON RIVER PARK'S PIER 62 CAROUSEL
Hudson River Park's Pier 62 @ 23rd St and the Hudson River
www.pier62carousel.com

The Hudson River Park's brand-new Pier 62 Carousel has been created using 33 hand-carved wood figures of Hudson River valley animals and one chariot, allowing for up to 36 passengers per ride. The carousel building has been designed with a green roof and opens out to a large sprawling lawn and tree-lined pathways. Hours are 11am-7pm every day, weather permitting. The cost is $2 per ride. One supervising adult accompanying a child under 42 inches may ride for free.

 

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86 at W. 46th St. & 12th Ave
(877) 957-SHIP; www.intrepidmuseum.org

The Intrepid Museum is a unique journey through spectacular interactive exhibits and virtual, multi-sensory technology. Located at park-like Pier 86, the complex boasts 30 restored aircraft, former USS Growler submarine and British Airways Concorde. The Intrepid Museum is a dynamic adventure for visitors of all ages and offers group packages, member benefits, birthday parties, special event packages, educational programs and more. Intrepid is easy to get to by mass transit, car or water taxi. The Museum is open daily through September 30, 2010, and Tuesday-Sunday from October-March.

 

JOHN TARTAGLIA'S IMAGINOCEAN (TM)
340 W. 50th St
(212) 239-6200 or (866) 642-9849; Email www.imaginoceanthemusical.com

A magical, musical, glow-in-the-dark, interactive, undersea adventure for kids of all ages! NY1 exclaims John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean TM is "a dazzling production!" and Time Out New York calls it "absolutely magical!" It's jam-packed with original music ranging from swing to R&B to big band and it's a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye. Now making a splash at New World Stages. Available for birthday parties, too. For details, call or visit the website.

 

THE QUAD MANHATTAN
54 Reade St
(212) 513-1840; www.thequadmanhattan.com

The Quad Manhattan is a recreational center providing social and educational programming for bright and gifted children ages five to 12 with special needs, also known as "2e" children. Serving kids from various educational settings, all programming is built around the organization's "core curriculum" with the goal of invisibly promoting social and emotional well-being while kids are busy playing. Available programs at The Quad include: academic help, afterschool and Saturday programming, "Quad Squad" for two and three year olds with motor and/or language delays, summer camp, and a variety of family supports.

 

THE RAILROAD MUSEUM OF NEW ENGLAND AND NAUGATUCK RAILROAD
Thomaston Station, between Exit 38 & 40, Thomaston
(860) 283-7245 (RAIL); www.rmne.org

The Railroad Museum of New England and Naugatuck Railroad announces our 2010 season, May through December. Please check our website for schedule, special events and fares. Select Tuesdays, 10am. Select Saturdays and Sundays noon and 2pm. Departures rain or shine from Thomaston Station. Affordable family fun. Call for more information and to purchase tickets. Visit the website for special events, dates and times, including our Fall Foliage trains and Harvest Pumpkin Festival (October), Santa Express (December), and Northern Lights Limited (December, Friday-Sunday 5pm and 7pm, $22 per person).

 

SAYVILLE FERRY
41 River Rd, Sayville
(631) 589-0810; www.sayvilleferry.com

The ferry began the Fire Island run in 1894. For over 100 years the ferry has been the only way to get families over to Fire Island. Sayville Ferry's destinations are Cherry Grove, Sunken Forest at Sailors Haven, Water Island, and Fire Island Pines. So many attractions to see and enjoy like the natural forests, wetlands, and of course, the beautiful ocean beaches. Come on over and enjoy a quick relaxing ride. A great place to enjoy and have fun. The Sayville Ferry is the only way to get you there.

 

SEAFOOD CITY
459 City Island Ave, City Island
(718) 885-3600; Email [email protected]; www.seafoodcityci.com

Experience the freshest seafood and the entertaining atmosphere at Seafood City in City Island. Waterfront dining, arcade games, and kiddie rides offer families a fun-filled outing. The extensive menu has options for all appetites; offering pasta, pizza, burgers, chicken fingers and, of course, seafood. We offer plenty of parking and are wheelchair-accessible. Open year round and located conveniently off Exit 5 from the Hutchinson River Parkway. Make Seafood City your next dining excursion.

 

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY, INC.
2162 Broadway, 4th Floor
(212) 579-0528; www.vitaltheatre.org

Don't miss Vital Theatre Company's "Pinkalicious, The Musical," running at the Bleecker Street Theatre through the summer! Performances are Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm. Visit us online for complete details. "A wonderful place for parents to introduce their kids to the glories of live theatre, done well at modest prices." - Off Off Broadway Review

 

YOGI BEAR'S JELLYSTONE PARK
Woodridge
(800) 552-4724; Email [email protected]; www.nyjellystone.com

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park is a fun-filled, top-rated family camping resort located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. We offer campsites and lodging in a quality and entertaining environment. You can enjoy our new water park-style spray pool, sports areas, and recreation activities. Children love our wagon and fire truck rides with Yogi and Boo Boo. Your children will say, "thanks, mom and dad, for taking us to Jellystone Park!"

 

 

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