After-School Classes, Activities, & Programs for Children in Manhattan

After-School Classes, Activities, & Programs for Children in Manhattan

Find the best program in NYC for your child to learn and have fun after school.

UPDATED February 2019: Whether you’re looking for an after-school dance program, academic enrichment session, or a way to keep your kids busy and safe after the school bell tolls in Manhattan, you’ll find a variety of after-school activities for kids in New York City. We scoured the city and found the best after-school classes for children, from dance, modeling, art, STEM, and music to after-school programs for theater and performing arts, robotics, sports, foreign language, academic enrichment and tutors, and after-school activities for children with special needs. These after-school sessions are located across Manhattan, including locations in Chelsea, the Upper East Side, Midtown, Upper West Side, Murray Hill, Tribeca, Lower East Side, Greenwich Village, Soho, Harlem, Battery Park City, and Chinatown.

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1384 Broadway 17th Floor, New York

The Barbizon School and Agency has been a landmark of NYC’s Garment District for more than 85 years. Brought into the 21st century, Barbizon of Manhattan provides a space for ambitious kids and teens to showcase their talent while developing professional skills and gaining industry experience. As a successful agency and training program, we are continuously searching for new talent to add to our team of young professionals. Barbizon of Manhattan is your child’s place to shine!

241 Water St., Manhattan

Blue School is an independent school for children ages 2 through eighth grade where academic mastery, creative thinking, self, and social intelligence are dynamically balanced to instill a lifelong passion for learning. The campus in lower Manhattan is full of thoughtful classrooms, lab spaces for studio art, STEAM, science, music, and drama, as well as a gymnasium, wonder room, and outdoor roof and terrace. Blue School values exploration, play, creativity, self-awareness, family, and community connection. Our inquiry-driven approach makes space for bold collaboration and rich project work.

Upper East Side, Upper West Side and Park Slope,

The Coding Space creates a space for students to learn coding while fostering a love of learning, embracing challenges, and developing a growth mindset in our self-paced, project-based learning environment. Flexible for all levels, students will learn core coding concepts by building their own games that, of course, we play!

466 Grand St.,

East Village Dance Project (EVDP) made the exciting move to Abrons Arts Center in January 2018. Now in its 22nd year, EVDP offers innovative dance classes in Modern, Ballet, and Pointe techniques. The schedule allows dancers the opportunity to plan a pre-professional regimen, or just attend one or two classes a week. EVDP is excited to announce a Performance Workshop class this fall. Students and professionals will create work together and culminate in an alternative Nutcracker production the week of Dec. 17 at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theater.

510 E. 74th St., New York

ECNS Etc., the new enrichment classes program of the long established UES preschool ECNS, is offering innovative and exciting classes this fall. Our fun classes, designed to challenge children’s minds and bodies, are perfect for those who are in half-day, part time, or not in a formal school program. We have classes that include chess, gymnastics, parkour, Italian language, cooking, art, Lego build, and more. There is sure to be a class, or two or three, perfect for your child. Please visit our website for the full schedule.

55 Bethune St. C322 ,
347-978-1045, 212-414-8419

Designed and supervised by a working artist and educator and her art student assistant, also experienced with children, this is a uniquely intimate experience for only eight campers per week. Joan knows creativity comes with freedom, familiarity, and trust. Campers will take field trips to museums and cultural institutions, go on nature hikes, swim in the local pool, laugh, discover, and express all in art, in Joan’s West Village studio.


Join Kate Tempesta’s Urban Golf Academy (KTUGA) to play golf! Starting Sept. 7, 2018, we have numerous options for your young golfer. Check out our weekly programs held in Central Park (ages 3 and older) or Premier Indoor Golf ages (8 and older). We have classes on Saturday mornings too. Visit our website at for more details.

122 West 27th St. 12th Floor ,

Speakitaly NYC offers Italian language lessons for children ages 3 and older. Our lessons are stimulating and entertaining. Children have fun while learning because they feel at ease with their teacher. They are encouraged to experiment with the language through engaging activities and start speaking Italian in a very natural way while becoming familiar with grammar that they will apply in the future. We are a center for the CELI teens examination (ages 13-17) issued by Univ. per Stranieri di Perugia and we follow the European Common Language Framework.

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