UPDATED MAY 2014: Our health and wellness guide to Manhattan features everything you need to keep your family healthy, including doctors and pediatricians, dentists and orthodontists, hospitals and medical centers, therapists and specialists, gyms and fitness programs, and more!
BALLET ACADEMY EAST
1651 Third Ave.,
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 Division for ages 7-18 years; Young Dancers Division for ages 3-6 years, Petit Dancer Classes for ages 18 mos.-2 years, and the Open Adult/Teen Division.
BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY
6 River Terrace, New York
We offer programs and events May through October—drop-in sports, walking tours, tennis lessons, volleyball, Tai Chi, and much more. We sponsor music, dancing and storytelling, fishing days, bird watching, and garden tours for all ages . Our diverse programs aim to connect people with the parks, as well as each other. Everyone is encouraged to participate, regardless of age, gender, experience, or skill.
180 Amsterdam Ave., New York
CampedUP's summer program is designed to ensure that each child will have four action-packed weeks of summer fun in a listener-friendly environment. It’s a camp where kids get to play with their food, paint their way to the MOMA, and dance to the CampedUP beat! Wacky Wednesdays and special surprises on Fridays round out each incredible week. Specializing in kids with cochlear implants and hearing aids, language and processing difficulties, and all their siblings and friends! Check us out at campedup.com for more information.
CHATTY CHILD SPEECH THERAPY, PLLC
325 Broadway, Suite 403, New York
Our state-of-the art, downtown Manhattan facility specializes in treating speech-language and feeding delays. Our highly trained therapists are passionate professionals who help each child reach his or her full potential. We work with the family to develop individual and group sessions based on each child’s needs and goals. We are PROMPT-trained with experience treating articulation, apraxia, language, and feeding delays. Payment options: Private pay, EI, and DOE cases accepted. Quality OT services are provided on-site by our partner, Sonya Kashlan, M.S. OT/L.
CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
23rd Street & Hudson River Park, NYC
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 rinks, high-tech golf driving range, 40-lane bowling center, and Little Athletes 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 (2695).
606 Columbus Ave. (at 89th Street), New York
Columbus Gym turned 25 this year and we’re doing flips about it! Join us for tumbling, climbing, swinging, balancing, and bouncing in a Tiny Tot Fitness (10 mos.-3 yrs.) or Gymnastics (3-12 yrs.) class. Tots build strength and confidence, socialize, and have tons of fun exploring our 2,500-sq.-ft. space and learning the fundamentals of gymnastics. Students learn to master such skills as handstands, cartwheels, and walkovers on the floor, practice tumbling routines on the trampoline, hone their balance on the beam, build upper body strength on the rings and bars, and more!
DEER MOUNTAIN DAY CAMP
63 Call Hollow Road, Pomona
With 25 acres, a lake, six pools, seven tennis courts, a 7,000-sq.-ft. dining hall, 1,000-sq.-ft. performing arts center, courts, fields, and cabins for sports and fine arts, Deer Mountain offers a healthy setting both well-appointed and beautifully transformative. Smart, authentic leadership and experienced staff create an environment where kids ages 3-15 feel comfortable to be who they are. Expert instructors create engaging, high-quality programs so kids develop real skills. Parents choose Deer Mountain because of our experience; kids love us because of theirs.
ELITE TENNIS & TRAVEL
Elite Tennis & Travel provides the highest level of services and one-of-a-kind experiences. Our exclusive, two-week tennis training and cultural immersion programs offer a well-rounded, unique experience to high school students. Our academies in Barcelona and Valencia offer 24-hour supervision, three meals, four hours of tennis, two hours each of physical training and Spanish classes, and excursions. Our home stay in Valencia provides a family for each student-athlete, two meals, two hours each of tennis and Spanish classes, and one hour of physical training. Culture is experienced through ceramic lessons and excursions.
FASTBREAK KIDS MULTI-SPORT CLASSES FOR AGES 2-5
1629 First Ave. (bet. 84th and 85th streets), New York
Fastbreak Sports provides sports and athletic training for children in a state-of-the-art facility on the Upper East Side. Classes, teams, and leagues improve athletic abilities and inspire self-confidence. Our multi-sport program is the ideal way to introduce young children to a number of new skills and sports.
244 E. 84th St.,
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 32 years! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (ages 9 months-12 years), there is something for everyone. They offer adult/child gym and music classes, pre-school gymnastics, pre-school alternative, grade-school gymnastics, Mad Science, summer and holiday break camps, free events for members, free playtime for members, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever.
KARMA KIDS YOGA
104 W. 14th St. (bet. Sixth & Seventh avenues), New York
At Karma Kids Yoga studio, children are encouraged to explore and discover their minds and bodies in a fun-filled way! Karma Kids Yoga is a creative approach to yoga that can be very helpful for children whose bodies are still developing. The use of animated poses and basic stretching exercises promotes strength, flexibility, coordination, and body awareness. Breathing and visualization techniques teach focus, relaxation, and self-control. The Karma Kids Yoga program also promotes inner strength, confidence, and self-esteem; a feeling of well-being and respect for others; and love for oneself, inside and out.
939 Eigth Ave., NYC
227 E.81st St., NYC
30 Myano Lane, Stamford
2 Haven Ave., Port Washington, NY
Licenders has launched KLOOC – Keep Lice Out Of Camp, the only program open seven days a week that offers parents walk-ins for FREE head lice screenings. Don't let your child's summer be ruined by showing up to camp with lice! Tell your camp about KLOOC and they can get half-price screenings on camp grounds. Licenders clinicians are trained to use the FDA-cleared AirAlle. Licenders has contracts with more than 100 schools, and has locations in Connecticut, Long Island, and Manhattan.
LICEXCHANGE - THE NO-LIP-SERVICE LICE SERVICE
LiceXchange takes head lice management and treatment to a whole new level. Rapid response and customized service means you’ll never pay for more than you need. School nurses and camp directors depend on Rosen’s caring, experienced staff to deliver preventative screenings that get results! Parents everywhere are spreading the word that LiceXchange costs less but gives you more. Every treatment includes an array of organic and homeopathic products designed to maintain a clear scalp and repel head lice. Plus, every child receives a special gift!
THE LITTLE GYM
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center offering gymnastics classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 mos. to 12 years, in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build self-esteem and confidence. 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 Bashes.
NEW YORK CITY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS
311 or 800-LIFENET (543-3638)
Spanish: 877-AYUDESE (298-3373)
Worried your child may have an emotional or behavioral problem? Stop by one of the Family Resource Centers (FRC) near you. FRCs provide a comprehensive range of free support services for parents/caregivers by parents/caregivers for children, birth through age 24. FRCs provide information and assist families with understanding their child’s needs, and advocating for the right services. Services are also available to youth by trained youth advocates. Call 311 or 800-LifeNet and ask for the FRC nearest you.
OPEN BRIGHT PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, P.C.
145 W. 86th St., Suite 1A, New York
Our practice is committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive, and quality oral health care for your child. The dental team is experienced in treating children from birth to 18 years of age, as well as children with special needs. Dr. Laurie is a board-certified pediatric dentist and dental anesthesiologist. She presently divides her time between the office and Mount Sinai Hospital, where she holds a position as associate director of the Pediatric Dental Medicine Program. We look forward to making your child’s visit to the dentist an enjoyable one!
SPORTIME RANDALL'S ISLAND NYC
One Randall's Island,
Stay in shape by learning and playing the wonderful sport of tennis! Enjoy lessons, leagues, and summer camp programs for juniors and adults at New York City’s premier tennis destination. SPORTIME Randall’s Island is also home to the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. Call for membership and program information or visit us online at sportimeny.com/manhattan.
SUMMIT CAMP AND TRAVEL
168 Duck Harbor Road, Honesdale
Coed Summit serves ages 8-19 with ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, NVLD, HFA, and mild social concerns. Campers find success, social skills improvement, and emotional growth. Teens ages 15-19, may travel on tours: 19-day tours to Israel, Costa Rica, the British Isles, the capitals of Europe, and the Southwest USA; 14-day tour travels to Philadelphia, Washington, Gettysburg, Niagara Falls, and Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City. Our tours enhance transition skills, group living, decision making, advancing personal advocacy, and away-from-home independence.
YORKVILLE YOUTH ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
Since 1968, the not-for-profit Yorkville Youth Athletic Association has offered sports, performing arts, and after-school programs for boys and girls pre-K through 12th grades. Programs include baseball, basketball, dodge ball, football (flag and tackle), hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and more—at recreational, developmental and competitive/travel levels. Every year, YYAA serves more than 6000 boys and girls from all around New York City. To learn more and sign up for programs visit yyaa.org, email email@example.com, or call 212-360-0022.