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Fun Summer Activities, Programs, & Classes for Kids in Manhattan

Fun Summer Activities, Programs, & Classes for Kids in Manhattan

Keep the boredom at bay this summer at one of these fun Manhattan locations.



Keep your city kids active year-round in Manhattan with fun virtual and in-person classes such as performing arts or team sports. That's not all, read the full list online.

   
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Academic Enrichment Programs


INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NEW YORK - BOTH
4 E. 90th St. , New York
212-641-0260
Email info@ianyc.org

This summer, there are many opportunities to learn and grow at IANY! Kids in the Game is hosting an active day camp at our 4 East 90th Street location. Other virtual offerings include Chinese, Spanish, Dance, Science, Play Space, EnrichMath, and Piano. Visit ianyc.org to learn more and register.

Art Classes


MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN - VIRTUAL
2 Columbus Circle, New York
212-299-7777
Email education@madmuseum.org

Making with MAD summer camp and teen workshops are virtual immersions in art and design for curious creatives age 8-18. MAD's experienced artist-educators will lead hands-on making activities. Each week, an artist-in-residence from the Museum's Artist Studios program will welcome participants for a virtual studio visit.

Day Camps


CHESS NYC 2.0 - VIRTUAL
82 W. 3rd St., New York
866-321-Chess (2437)

Let the "Camps" begin! $12 Bucks! Chess NYC realized that chess is one of those unique games that lends itself well to online play. In fact it actually provides a whole new element to it, and we believe, to some extent, it is the future of chess! Let's play!


NEW YORK SOCIETY OF PLAY - VIRTUAL
372 Clinton Ave., Brooklyn
347-292-9549
Email bookings@nyplays.org

This year, New York Society of Play is bringing summer camp online! Try our exciting electives including Chess, Crafts, Pokemon, D&D, acting, and virtual field trips. Later in the day, join the adventure and become a hero in our Dungeons & Dragons mega-game, with more than 100 contributors and participants across the country!


PUSTEBLUME INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS - VIRTUAL
244 W. 14th St., New York
212-206-1137
Email info@pusteblumenyc.org

Our popular summer camp is going virtual with flexible registration options, drop-in possible. Fun weekly themes in German or Spanish language immersion, with multiple daily sessions offered for preschoolers and school-age children. Open to children from other schools. Keep the language going, and make new friends-no matter where you are.


SEW HAPPY - VIRTUAL
917-885-7716
Email info@sewhappyusa.net

Sew Happy is offering virtual sewing and fashion design camps for ages 6-14. Camps include a daily welcome activity, hand sewing, and arts and crafts. Campers learn the life skill of sewing and get to know other campers through games like "Would you rather...." and a daily "Show and Tell."


TREEBATH MINI CAMPS - IN-PERSON
The Battery and Central Park,
203-529-5379 Oskar Elmgart, director
Email officemanager@tree-bath.com

Treebaths entirely outdoor summer Mini-Camps are now open so kids can finally get some fresh air! Small classes (five kids) take place in local parks where kids enjoy fresh air while maintaining social distancing. During class children enjoy activities that promote mindfulness, sensory perception, fine/gross motor skills, and social well-being.

Performing Arts Programs


BALLET ACADEMY EAST - VIRTUAL
1651 Third Ave., New York
212-410-9140

BAE Online Summerdance Camp brings the joy and creativity of this celebrated program into your home! Summerdance is a fun-filled program for ages 3-8, designed to foster imagination and inspire a love of the arts. Activities include dance, art, cooking, and drama. Group size is limited for a fun, interactive experience.


PLAY ON! STUDIOS - VIRTUAL
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 W. 86th St.,
347-709-4149
Play On Studios Theater Camps
Lena Moy-Borgen, director

Email info@playonstudios.com

Play On! Studios offers brand new online summer programming - sing, dance, and put on a show-online! All of our programming will take place on Zoom, with a filmed performance at the end of each session. Camps are available for Pre-K-12. Sign up for one week or more!


SECOND CITY TRAINING CENTER (THE) - VIRTUAL

The legendary comedy theater's online comedy camps offer up hours of fun and creativity totally remotely! All you need is the internet and a camera, your kids will be "yes, and" -ing in no time. Visit secondcity.com to register. Ages 7-18.


TAKE TWO FILM ACADEMY - BOTH
Upper West Side ,
917-546-6816
Email info@taketwofilmacademy.com

Take Two Film Academy gives young moviemakers fun ways to stay creative this summer, both in person and online! Learn how to make a movie from start to finish with professional NYC filmmakers. Camps run weekly all summer 9am-4pm for ages 8-14, plus some remote drop-in classes!

Sports Programs


TCR CAMPS - IN-PERSON
2600 Netherland Ave. , Riverdale
718-635-0988
Email info@tcrcamps.com

TCR Camps, located at The Club of Riverdale since 1993, is ready for a fun and safe summer at our three small-group offerings: Tennis, Golf, and Multi-sport camps. Our camps for all ages and levels run weekly through Sept. 4, with available door-to-door transportation. Space is limited, contact us today!


This summer is unlike any before, but you can still have a blast! Read the July 2020 issue of Big Apple Parent for what you need to know to stay safe this summer, day trips and outings your family can do now, and more!

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