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School, Camp, & After-School Class Open Houses in Manhattan This Month

School, Camp, & After-School Class Open Houses in Manhattan This Month

Attend one of these NYC open houses to find the right school, camp, or after-school program for your child.


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UPDATED October 2019: Whether you’re looking for a new summer camp, after-school class, or school for your child, the best way to get to know camp directors, counselors, teachers, faculty, and staff is by attending open houses in New York City. From touring the camp or school to meeting teachers, counselors, current students and campers, to participating in sample classes and programs, you’ll be able to experience the camp or school in Manhattan to determine if it’s the right one for your children. A number of schools, camps, and after-school programs are hosting open house sessions across Manhattan this month, from acting and art classes to charter schools, private schools, international schools, and religious schools, to summer camps, day camps, and more. These open houses are being hosted across Manhattan, including open house sessions on the Upper West Side, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Harlem, Union Square, Hudson Yards, Upper East Side, Greenwich Village, Lower East Side, the Bronx.

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BLUESTAMP ENGINEERING
60 E. 78th St.,
516-331-1085
Email [email protected]

At BlueStamp Engineering students gain hands-on experience building technology projects from scratch. No experience required. In person information sessions scheduled by request.

CAMP HILLARD
26 Elizabeth St., Scarsdale
914-949-8857
Email [email protected]

Please call to schedule a visit, 914-949-8857.

CAMP/PIXEL
Locations in Brooklyn, Upper and Lower Manhattan ,
866-771-6837
Email [email protected]

Schedule a tour of CAMP/pixel! Visit our programs in action and get your camp questions answered. Tours available in Brooklyn and TriBeCa on weekdays at 3-5pm. http://camp.pixelacademy.org/metro

CHATTY CHILD SPEECH & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, P.L.L.C.
325 Broadway, Suite 403, New York
347-491-4451
Email [email protected]

Come for a tour of InterAct: Theatre and Therapy Lab™. This interactive workshop promotes speech and language development through a fun, immersive, creative experience. Tour date is Saturday, April 27 from 4-5:30pm. Please email [email protected] (subject line: InterAct) to sign up for either tour date.

DEER MOUNTAIN DAY CAMP
63 Call Hollow Road, Pomona
845-354-2727
Email [email protected]

Come join us for a scheduled tour date or schedule a private tour by calling or emailing us. We are very excited to show you our camp, help you learn about our programs and activities, and listen to your expectations and questions. We offer morning and afternoon tours most weekends.

DEERKILL DAY CAMP
54 Wilder Road, Suffern
845-354-1466
Email [email protected]

Come visit to learn more about our program and what makes Deerkill so unique among summer camp programs. Our one-hour semi-private tours include a walk through our camp grounds and a visit to our animal corral. Open house dates April 15, 28, May 11, 27 at 10am.

DOWNTOWN DAY CAMP
120 Warren St., New York
212-766-1104 x1250
Email [email protected]

Book a tour of our private Tribeca facilities which include a 75-foot pool, outdoor ball fields, arts and dance studios, and gyms. Email [email protected], call 212-766-1104 x1250, or visit downtowndaycamp.com.

DWIGHT SUMMER CAMP
917-551-6424
144 Riverside Blvd. (ages 4-5)
2116 First Ave. (ages 6-12)


Dwight Summer Camp open houses will be held for ages 4-5 on April 6 and May 18 from 10am-1pm, Dwight Preschool, 144 Riverside Blvd. Ages 6-12 on April 12 and May 24 from 4-6pm at Dwight School Athletic Center, 2116 First Ave.

FUTURE STARS SUMMER CAMPS - PURCHASE COLLEGE
Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase,
914-273-8500

Every day is an open house at Future Stars! Tours of our state-of-the-art facilities available now-call or email Kirsten (914-273-8500 or [email protected]). At Future Stars you can choose and combine weeks from our 23 different Sports and Specialty programs for the ultimate summer experience, come check us out!

NORTH COVE SAILING – KIDSAIL SUMMER CAMP
212-766-4302

KidSail summer camp is an opportunity for children growing up in the city to connect with the outdoors and have a unique NYC adventure! Open houses offered at 11am the first Saturday of April, May, and June, in the Sailing School classroom: 300 Vesey St., ground floor facing the ferry terminal.

OASIS SUMMER DAY CAMPS IN MANHATTAN
Oasis in Central Park
795 Columbus Ave.
646-698-1800
Kirstin Spillman, director

Oasis in Downtown-PS 110
285 Delancey St.
649-519-5058
Stacey Soto, director


Join us for an open house for Oasis Downtown at PS 110, 285 Delancey St. on April 11, April 18, May 9, and May 23 from 6:30-8pm. RSVP https://www.oasischildren.com/general/events/.

PIERCE COUNTRY DAY CAMP
Mineola Ave., Roslyn
516-621-2211
Email [email protected]

See for yourself what makes Pierce a place that smiles! Stop in between 12–2pm, no appointment necessary April 13 and 14, May 4 and 5.

[email protected]
259 Tenth Ave., New York
646-664-0994
Email [email protected]

Avenues: The World School’s day camp provides language immersion and enrichment programs for students entering nursery–fifth grade. Mix-and-match our one-, two-, and six-week programs. Join us for an open house on April 13, from 11am–2pm.

TABOR SUMMER CAMP-SUMMER BY THE SEA
66 Spring St. , Marion, MA
508-291-8342

Tabor Summer Camp invites you to join us at one of our scheduled information sessions this spring! Dates and times are posted at https://taborsummer.org/visit-tabor-summer-camp.

TADA! YOUTH THEATER
15 W. 28th St. (at Broadway) 3rd floor, New York
212-252-1619
Email [email protected]

Attend a free Musical Theater Summer Camp Open House at TADA! Youth Theater to sample a class, Q&A with staff, and get a special discount for day-of registration! Sunday, April 14 from 2:30-5:15pm or Saturday, June 8 from 10am-12:45pm, both for ages 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. RSVPs are recommended.

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
Email [email protected]

Visit any of our 22 branches or upstate NY to learn more about our fantastic Summer Day Camp and Sleepaway Camp programs. Transportation service available from NYC to Sleepaway Camp.

92Y CAMPS
1395 Lexington Ave., New York
212-415-5573
Email [email protected]

Free Camp Open House Sunday, Feb. 3 at 10am! Celebrate summer with 92Y Camps and enjoy face painting, coding, crafts, art, snacks, Zumba®, and sports. RSVP today and bring friends!

ACADEMY OF THOUGHT AND INDUSTRY
917-338-2820
Email [email protected]

Join us for an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5:30-7:30 pm, and an information session on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 6 -7pm.

BLUE SCHOOL
Pre-primary and Primary School, 241 Water St., Manhattan
212-228-6341
Upper-primary and Middle School
156 William St.




Join us for an open house on Oct. 16 at 241 Water St. (2s-third grade) at 6pm, and Oct. 29 at 156 William St. (grades fourth-eighth) at 6pm.

BLUESTAMP ENGINEERING
60 E. 78th St.,
516-331-1085
Email [email protected]

At BlueStamp Engineering students gain hands-on experience building technology projects from scratch. No experience required. In person information sessions scheduled by request.

BREAKAWAY HOOPS
646-776-2021 x0 office hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
Email [email protected]

Try a class today for free. Trial classes occur during the school year September to June.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (THE)
20 Waterside Plaza,
212-481-2700 x204
Email [email protected]

Book a private tour to see just what makes BIS-NY the right choice for so many families looking for a truly balanced approach to education.

BRITISH SWIM SCHOOL MANHATTAN
Offering classes in Midtown West, Herald Square, or at-home lessons in your building’s pool,
917-727-9942
Open House address:
The Skyline Hotel, 725 Tenth Ave. (between 49th and 50th)


Email [email protected]

Free evaluations of swim skills for families interested in knowing which level is right. Evaluations in October on Monday or Wednesday afternoons. Please call to reserve a space.

CAMP/PIXEL
Locations in Brooklyn, Upper and Lower Manhattan ,
866-771-6837
Email [email protected]

Schedule a tour of CAMP/pixel! Visit our programs in action and get your camp questions answered. Tours available in Brooklyn and TriBeCa on weekdays at 3-5pm.

CAMPUS KIDS WEEKDAY SLEEP-AWAY CAMP
973-845-9260

Call or email to schedule your family’s private tour of our camp. Offered Saturdays and Sundays, year-round.

CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (THE)
319 E. 74th St., New York
212-249-2840
Email [email protected]

Visit The Cathedral School to learn about our preschool through eighth grade on Oct. 2 at 6pm, Oct. 17 at 9:30am, and Nov. 6 at 6pm.

CHATTY CHILD SPEECH & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, P.L.L.C.
325 Broadway, Suite 403, New York
347-491-4451
Email [email protected]

For a tour of our facilities please e-mail [email protected], to schedule a personal tour that works best for your schedule.

CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, Manhattan
Field House Registration Desk: 212-336-6500 x6520 Camps: 212-336-6846

Join us on Saturday, March 30 from 12:30–2pm for our Chelsea Piers Summer Camp Open House. Kids ages 3–12 partake in complimentary sports classes. Email [email protected] to RSVP.

CHICKENSHED NYC
7 E. 96th St., New York
646-569-5742
Email [email protected]

Learn about our Children's Theatre workshops for ages 6-13 launching on Sept 14. Open house takes place on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 12:30-2pm, at Wetherby-Pembridge School, 7 E. 96th St.

CHINA INSTITUTE
40 Rector St., 2nd floor, New York
212-744-8181 x110
Email [email protected]

Join us for an open house Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30-8:30pm (parents only), Thursday, Nov. 21, 6:30-8:30pm (parents only), or Saturday, Dec. 14, 11am-1pm (families).

CREATIVE STEPS EARLY CARE & EDUCATION CENTER
4 Washington Square Village , New York
212-982-2273
Email [email protected]

Sign-up to join an upcoming tour at 9:30am on Jan. 11, 15, or 18 and learn all that Creative Steps has to offer. RSVP to [email protected]

DOWNTOWN DAY CAMP
120 Warren St., New York
212-766-1104 x1250
Email [email protected]

Book a tour of our private Tribeca facilities which include a 75-foot pool, outdoor ball fields, arts and dance studios, and gyms. Email [email protected], call 212-766-1104 x1250, or visit downtowndaycamp.com.

DWIGHT SCHOOL
291 Central Park West, New York
212-724-6360
Email [email protected]

Visit us to find out what makes a world-class Dwight School education special, October 16, 22, 23, 29, 9-10:30am Preschool Open House; Oct. 2, 10, 30 from 8:30-10:30 am, Lower School Open House.

DWIGHT SUMMER CAMP
917-551-6424
144 Riverside Blvd. (ages 4-5)
2116 First Ave. (ages 6-12)


Dwight Summer Camp open houses, ages 4-5, March 2, April 6, May 18, 10am-1pm, Dwight Preschool, 144 Riverside Blvd. Ages 6-12, March 8, April 12, May 24, 4-6pm, Dwight School Athletic Center, 2116 First Ave.

ECOLE (THE)
206 Fifth Ave., New York
646-582-9941
Email [email protected]

Join us for coffee and croissants on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 8:15am. Meet the faculty, tour our facilities, and learn more about The École!

ÉCOLE (THE)
111 E. 22nd St., New York
646-410-2238
Email [email protected]

Please come visit The Ecole at one of our upcoming open houses Wednesdays Oct. 23 at 8:15am, and Nov. 6 at 8:15am.

FUTURE STARS SUMMER CAMPS - PURCHASE COLLEGE
Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase,
914-273-8500

Tours of our state-of-the-art facilities available now-call or email Kirsten (914-273-8500 or [email protected]). At Future Stars you can choose and combine weeks from our 23 different sports and specialty programs.

GILLEN BREWER SCHOOL
410 E. 92nd St., New York
212-831-3667
Email [email protected]

Open houses begin at 9am and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 5, April 2, and May 7.

GREEN VALE SCHOOL (THE)
250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville
516-621-2420

Join us for an open house on Oct. 16, Nov. 5, Jan. 15, or Feb. 12 from 9:30-10:30am.

HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT-CAMP HENRY
301 Henry St., New York
212-254-3100 x262
Email [email protected]

Join us for an open house on Tuesday, April 16 at 5:30pm and Tuesday, May 14 at 5:30pm.

IDEAL SCHOOL OF MANHATTAN (THE)
Upper West Side , New York
212-769-1699
Email [email protected]

Sign up for a Tuesday Talk and Tour to visit IDEAL in a smaller group, tour the appropriate division, and talk with admissions personnel who can answer questions. Registration on our website.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL
419 E. 13th St.,
212-475-2590
Email [email protected]

Join us for an open house on Jan. 8 from 8–9am, Jan. 29 from 9–11am or Feb. 12 from 9–11am.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF NEW YORK
4 E. 90th St. , New York
212-641-0260
Email [email protected]

Learn more at an open house this fall: Oct. 10 at 9am, Oct. 24 at 6pm, Nov. 6 at 6pm, Nov. 21 at 9am, Dec. 4 at 6pm, or Dec. 18 at 9am. Registration required at [email protected]

MAKERSTATE STEM SUMMER CAMP
Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Lower East Side, and Park Slope ,
917-780-2345
Email [email protected]

Join us for a Saturday Inventor’s Workshop Open House for ages 6-14, May 4 and June 1, from 9am–12pm, at 233 W. 77th St.

MARTIAL ARTS FAMILY STUDIO
290 Mulberry St., New York
646-460-3770
Email [email protected]

Learn more about our spring, summer, and one-day camps. When school is out, MAFS is up. Activities, class samples, and goodie bags for the kids. Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 4:30-5.30pm.

MOUNT SAINT MICHAEL ACADEMY
4300 Murdock Ave., Bronx
718-515-6400

Join us for an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 6-7:30pm.

OASIS SUMMER DAY CAMPS IN MANHATTAN
Oasis in Central Park
795 Columbus Ave.
646-698-1800
Kirstin Spillman, director

Oasis in Downtown-PS 110
285 Delancey St.
649-519-5058
Stacey Soto, director


Join us for an open house for Oasis Downtown at PS 110 on March 19, April 11, April 18, May 9, and May 23 from 6:30-8pm. RSVP oasischildren.com/general/events/. Join us for an open house for Oasis in Central Park at The Basis Independent School on March 5, April 9, or May 14 from 6:15-8:15pm, info sessions from 6:30-8pm. RSVP oasischildren.com/general/events/.

PIERCE COUNTRY DAY CAMP
Mineola Ave., Roslyn
516-621-2211
Email [email protected]

See for yourself what makes Pierce a place that smiles! Stop in between 12–3pm, May 18 and 19.

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


Email [email protected]

Join us on Sept. 21, 24, or 26 on the UWS for a free trial drama class. Sign up online at playonstudios.com/classes. Grades pre-K-eighth.

PORTFOLIO SCHOOL (THE)
27 North Moore St., New York
212-226-8252
Email [email protected]

Take a tour of our new campus, meet students and faculty, and get a glimpse at the joyful learning at Portfolio! Remaining spots on Oct. 25, 29, Nov. 14, from 9:30-11am.

PUSTEBLUME INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL AND AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS
244 W. 14th St., New York
212-206-1137
Email [email protected]

Visit our open house events on Oct. 17, Nov. 18, or Jan. 8. See our beautifully appointed, light filled, facility featuring a large gross motor room.

ROSS SCHOOL
18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton
631-907-5000

The best way to experience Ross School is to visit campus and see what makes our school extraordinary. Contact us at [email protected] or phone at 631-907-5400 to arrange a tour.

SAY, CONFIDENT VOICES
212-414-9696 x208, Kate Detrick
Email [email protected]

See what Confident Voices is all about! Contact Kate Detrick at 212-414-9696 x208 or [email protected] to schedule a visit to learn about SAY’s innovative programming for young people who stutter.

SMARTER TODDLER NURSERY & PRESCHOOL
101 John St., Manhattan
212-766-3222

We offer rolling admissions but recommend that you register your child as soon as possible to secure their space. We invite all applying families to visit Smarter Toddler. Schedule a tour.

STEPS ON BROADWAY YOUTH PROGRAMS
2121 Broadway at 74th Street, 4th Floor, New York
212-874-3678
Email [email protected]

Join us for free open house classes Sept. 10-16.

SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOLS
locations throughout New York,
646-597-4641

Tours available Jan. 10, 15 at Success Academy Harlem; Jan. 14, 24 Upper West Side; Jan. 22 Hell's Kitchen; Jan. 29, Union Square. Information Session Jan. 23 Success Academy Hudson Yards, Union Square, and Hell's Kitchen.

TABOR SUMMER CAMP-SUMMER BY THE SEA
66 Spring St. , Marion, MA
508-291-8342

Tabor Summer Camp invites you to join us at one of our scheduled information sessions this spring! Dates and times are posted at taborsummer.org/visit-tabor-summer-camp.

WETHERBY–PEMBRIDGE SCHOOL
7 E. 96th St.,
646-213-3400
Ages:3-14


Email [email protected]

Join us on Oct. 8 and Oct. 30 at 9am or Oct. 24 from 6-7:30pm for an open house to learn more about Wetherby-Pembridge.

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
Email [email protected]

Visit any of our 22 branches or upstate NY to learn more about our fantastic Summer Day Camp and Sleepaway Camp programs. Transportation service available from NYC to Sleepaway Camp.


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