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.
BOUNCE! TRAMPOLINE SPORTS
612 Corporate Way (off Route 303), Valley Cottage
310 Michael Drive, Syosset
The most exciting indoor entertainment complex to hit the Northeast now offers transportation options from NYC/Boroughs. Bounce! offers the opportunity to play sports, have fun, and get fit on enormous courts of interconnected trampolines. The facility offers fitness classes, open jump time, trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, foam-pit jumping, the only indoor trampoline Bungee jump in the country, and Toddler Time for the younger set. Private party rooms, free Wi-Fi, snack bar, arcade, and separate Bounce! Jr. Zone. Schools, camps, corporate, and fundraising groups welcome. Visit our website for transportation options.
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR ADHD AND RELATED DISORDERS
Icahn School of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1230, New York
We are dedicated to transforming world-class scientific research into the finest quality care for children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. Our partnerships between scientists and expert clinicians allow us to bring together science and service in the search for personalized medical care. Through genetic testing, brain imaging, and medication trials, we are expanding knowledge about ADHD, its causes and treatments. Participate in our studies involving psychiatric evaluation and testing, medication treatments, brain imaging, and genetic testing.
CHATTY CHILD SPEECH THERAPY, PLLC
325 Broadway, Suite 403, New York
Chatty Child Speech Therapy is a state-of-the art, downtown Manhattan facility specializing in treating speech-language and feeding delays. Our highly-trained therapists are passionate about their profession and provide quality care. We 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. Chatty Child works with the family to help each child reach his/her full potential.
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 mos.-17 yrs. 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 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 (2695).
CITYMD WALK-IN URGENT MEDICAL CARE
336 E. 86th St. (First and Second avenues)
2465 Broadway (91st and 92nd streets)
1150 Third Ave. (East 67th Street)
315 W. 57th Street (Eighth and Ninth avenues)
561 Third Ave. (East 37th Street)
37 W. 23rd St. (Fifth and Sixth avenues)
14 W. 14th St. (Fifth and Sixth avenues)
CityMD values convenience, quality of service, and superior medical care above all. We currently have seven locations, and more to come, throughout Manhattan. We'll see you swiftly, and see that you and your individual needs are attended to. Our board-certified physicians will make sure you are diagnosed quickly, and will explain anything and everything about the diagnosis to you. We want you to leave feeling better than when you came in.
DR. JOSEPH SHAPIRO - UNLIMITED VISION OF NY, LLC
128 W. 13th St., New York
20/20 is not enough! Dr. Joseph Shapiro is an expert in visually related learning problems. Every child needs a visual skills evaluation. Difficulty with eye focus, coordination, tracking, depth perception, and peripheral vision can interfere with the learning process. Academic underachievement, learning disabilities, eyestrain, headaches, clumsiness, double vision, concentration problems, irritability, blurring of print, loss of place, rereading excessively, and worsening eyesight are some end-products of poorly functioning visual skills. Fortunately, these dysfunctions are treatable with Vision Therapy. Dr. Shapiro has four decades of experience, and is co-author of Out of Sight Into Vision.
As the New York State Catholic Health Plan, Fidelis Care offers quality, affordable coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life, including products available through New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. With more than 900,000 members in 59 counties Statewide, Fidelis Care was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. For more information, call Fidelis Care at 888-FIDELIS (888-343-3547) or visit fideliscare.org.
FUKASA KAI MARTIAL ARTS
Upper West Side: 265 W. 72 St. (bet. Broadway and West End Avenue), New York
Within the context of a non-competitive, supportive, and safe environment, all children’s martial arts classes are taught by Cary Nemeroff, 10th Degree Black belt, M.A. Education, Columbia University. The diverse martial arts classes, offered in the World Yoga Center’s inspiring space, are all age-appropriate and focus on technique, physical aptitude, self-defense, discipline, and anti-bullying. All classes are goal-oriented, with set curricula leading to earning accredited martial arts ranks and belts. Free trial lesson!
GELSEY KIRKLAND ACADEMY OF CLASSICAL BALLET
355 Broadway, 2nd Fl., New York
Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's The Nutcracker
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace
3 Spruce St., Financial District
Gelsey Kirkland Academy’s Children's Program is for students ages 3-11 who want to experience the joy of dancing; get a FREE tutu from tutu.com for full-year enrollment. The Pre-Professional Program is for students ages 11 and older who wish to advance in professional training. The Professional Training Program is for the student ages 12 and older looking to pursue a professional career. Multiple performance opportunities for all levels! Make Gelsey Kirkland Ballet’s inaugural production of the perennial holiday classic, The Nutcracker, a part of your own family festivities. Performances Dec. 12-15, 2013.
HARLEM YOGA STUDIO
44 W. 125th St., New York
Harlem Yoga Studio is a warm, welcoming, fun studio offering yoga for the whole family! Baby & Me (postnatal) helps new mothers rebuild core strength, and tone back and pelvic-floor muscles, while giving babies their first taste of yoga! Toddler & Me Yoga provides a fun introduction through songs and play. Kids’ Yoga introduces children to the physical and mental practices of yoga through games, songs, and discussion. All HYS Kids’ classes are offered at the same time as adult open-level yoga classes, so adult yogis can practice right next door to their kids!
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 parent/child gym and music classes, preschool gymnastics, preschool alternative, grade school gymnastics, Mad Science, summer and holiday break camps, free monthly perks, free open playtime for members, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever.
JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Sixth Ave., 3rd, 4th, & 5th Floors, New York
Joffrey Ballet School transforms passionate dance students into versatile artists, able to collaborate and evolve fluidly in a fast-changing society. We offer a complete program for pre-professional students or trainees, a full curriculum for young dancers, and open classes for professional level and adult beginners. The Joffrey Ballet School provides a positive, nurturing environment for students of all levels and abilities. Programs: Children (ages 2½-7), Young Dancer (ages 7-17), Pre-Professional Trainee (ages 14-24), Adult/Open (ages 18-80).
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 promote 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 is the premier, all-natural service for the screening and removal of head lice. FREE Screenings in all four Licenders locations after camp and before school! Walk-ins welcome, no appointment necessary. FREE Air-Alle (LouseBuster) treatment with service. Licenders has been helping families, schools, camps, and pediatricians get rid of lice for 17 years. We have four treatment centers in Manhattan, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island. Open 7 days a week! House calls available. Many insurance companies have a flex and health account to cover this service.
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 depend on Debra’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, a special gift for every child!
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.
MY GYM CHILDREN'S FITNESS CENTER - LINCOLN CENTER AND HARLEM LOCATIONS
22 W. 66th St. and 258 Saint Nicholas Ave.,
Upper West Side
22 W. 66th St., (bet. W. Central Park & 65th Street Transverse)
258 St. Nicholas Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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My Gym has spent over 30 years building children’s self-esteem and nurturing a love of fitness and activity. A variety of age-appropriate programs including gym, yoga, theatre, dance, music and art, are offered in our clean, safe, and fun environment for children ages 6 weeks-13 years (programs vary by location). Member benefits include unlimited practice and play, as well as exclusive savings on parents’ nights out and birthday parties! With a new program every week, children are constantly challenged and stimulated in new and exciting ways.
NEW YORK CITY CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL CONSORTIUM (THE)
The New York City Child Care Resource and Referral Consortium offers free information to help you find child care and so much more. The Consortium works to improve and increase access to a range of early-learning programs, including child care, Head Start, and pre-K. Focused on improving the quality of services available, we provide training, technical assistance, and more for child-care programs and providers. We offer other free and low-cost services, including consultations and referrals for families, to support them in making appropriate choices for their children.
Every day, tennis and racquetball courts, boxing rings, and hundreds of fitness classes at athletic clubs around the city sit empty due to last-minute cancellations. Meanwhile, athletes looking to play a tennis match or take a yoga class after a long day at work discover they can't find what they are looking for because they waited until the last minute to book their game. Sport Pass, a new app being launched Nov. 1, offers a solution, allowing fitness enthusiasts to book discounted exercise and sports classes across NYC.
320 E. 65th St., New York
Prepare your child for Kindergarten with Team Esteem's unique communal approach to social learning. Founded and directed by Jamie Levine, M.S. Ed, Team Esteem, LLC gives each child struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges a voice. Our learning engineers create successful opportunities for children to practice everyday social skills in a smaller world.
140 W. 86th St., New York
Children need consistent caregiving to succeed. Develop your child rearing skills with Unified Parenting. Gain insight about how life experiences and attitudes shape your approach to caregiving. We offer an array of services to meet your family's needs. Our diverse team is comprised of leaders in early-childhood development, clinical psychology, and corporate organizational transformation. Our services include parent consultation, caregiver-specific workshops, real-time phone and email support, nanny/babysitter transitions, developmentally appropriate toy selection, and referrals to experts for specific behavioral and emotional difficulties. Unified Parenting — Your Child’s Team In Sync.
RENEE WILD, DDS
67 Hudson St., New York
Welcome to our office! Dr. Renee Wild has created a magical dental experience to meet all your needs and the needs of your children, in a gentle, caring environment. You will be amazed at how your children will love to visit Dr. Renee, who has been practicing pediatric dentistry in TriBeCa since 1995. To diversify our dental family, we want to welcome our teens and adults to join and continue on with our associate, Dr. Menka Sinha. Together we can make a difference one smile at a time!