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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 June 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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ATLAS FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM
252 W. 29th St., 3rd Floor, New York
212-256-0846
Email info@atlasforautism.org

The Atlas Foundation for Autism houses the Atlas School as well as speech, OT services, music, after-school classes, and weekend social skills groups! Atlas is different in its approach to working within modalities that address communication, emotional and social thinking, as well as behavior and self-esteem! People are welcome to join from every developmental level to play, learn, and grow together as a community!

BALLET ACADEMY EAST
1651 Third Ave., New York
212-410-9140
Danielle Cortier, birthday party coordinator


Ballet Academy East, Young Dancer Division, unleashing children’s potential through dance. Ballet Academy East is home to aspiring dancers of all ages in its Young Dancer, Pre-Professional, and Adult Divisions. BAE is internationally recognized for exceptional dance training and is the Upper East Side’s ballet school of choice. The accomplished faculty lead classes that nurture students’ physical and emotional well-being, build technical skills, and develop artistry. All classes feature two teachers and live piano accompaniment. Young Dancer Division: ages 18 months-6 years, Pre-Professional and Enrichment Divisions: ages 6-19.

BARBIZON
1384 Broadway 17th Floor, New York
212-239-1110

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!

BLUE SCHOOL
241 Water St., Manhattan
212-228-6341

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.

BRIGHT KIDS, INC.
917-539-4575
225 Broadway, Suite 1504 Downtown (OPEN HOUSE LOCATION)

177 E. 87th Street, Suite 402, Upper East Side


Email t.kelly@brightkidsnyc.com

Bright Kids is a full-service tutoring and publications company specializing in test prep and enrichment tutoring. We focus on a high-quality service paired with advanced technology to produce an unforgettable experience. Bright Kids offers one-to-one options as well as small group classes and workshops. Each program typically begins with an assessment or diagnostic to determine a student’s strengths and areas of improvement. The evaluations team then uses the results of the assessment to help build a customized curriculum for each student.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF NEW YORK (THE)
20 Waterside Plaza,
212-481-2700 x204
Email info@bis-ny.org

The British International School of New York is delighted to offer a varied after-school club program as well as a robust competitive sports program which competes internally and against other schools in New York City. The breadth of clubs is designed to offer exposure to new skills and areas of interest, and to promote new friendships. The specific clubs offered vary from term to term to keep things interesting, and are designated by age to be most appropriate and enjoyable.

BROADWAY DANCE CENTER CHILDREN AND TEENS
37 W. 65th St. 3rd floor, New York
212-582-9304

Broadway Dance Center Children and Teens' 16-week Semester Program is offered in the fall and spring. Options are available Monday through Sunday. Dancers of all levels and ages can register for Ballet, Tap, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Jumps and Turns, Breaking, Acro, Lyrical, and Triple Threat! In addition to working on technique each week, our dedicated faculty strive to nurture and develop a young dancer's creative side.

CHATTY CHILD SPEECH & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, P.L.L.C.
325 Broadway, Suite 403, New York
347-491-4451
Email info@chattychild.com

Chatty Child Speech Therapy & Occupational Therapy, P.L.L.C. is a personalized therapeutic center in downtown Manhattan. We provide comprehensive speech-language and occupational therapy services. We are available to provide ST and OT evaluations, individual sessions, and group sessions. We accept DOE-RSAs, EI, and private pay for out-of-network reimbursement. Our therapists are highly experienced, caring, and passionate about creating a unique learning experience for each child. We have years of experience treating a variety of developmental delays. Come take a tour of Chatty Child!

CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF THE ARTS
103 Charlton St., New York
212-274-0986

Children’s Museum of the Arts’ after-school program offers semester-long classes in a range of fine arts and media arts for young artists ages 5-15! Through weekly, immersive arts classes, children develop a portfolio of work as they explore a range of materials and art-making techniques. Teaching artists help your child develop their own artistic voice, refine their art techniques, and build critical thinking skills.

CODING SPACE (THE)
Upper East Side, Upper West Side, and Park Slope,
929-352-1272

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!

COLLINA ITALIANA
1556 Third Ave. (at 87th Street), Suite 603, New York
212-427-7770
Email info@collinaitaliana.com

Set on the Upper East Side, our Italian classes allow children to benefit from a comprehensive approach to learning in an age-appropriate, inviting atmosphere. Classes for kids include: Giardino dei Bambini (drop-off on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9am-12pm); Girotondo Giallo, Rosso, Blu, and Viola (ages 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9 and older); Italian Art and Yoga Workshops; private and semi-private tutoring. Children share learned words and expressions through playful, skill-building activities such as games, songs, dances, and stories. For all the bellissimi details on Collina Italiana, call today or visit collinaitaliana.com!

COSMIC CUBS
Email support@cosmiccubs.com

Cosmic Cubs apps are fun and engaging while teaching children 3 and older about the solar system and the 3 Rs, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Download Cosmic Cubs apps including Planet Puzzles, 3 Rs Puzzles, Rockitect, and Storymaker. Each small step can become a giant leap in learning! Blast off to a Cosmic Cubs galaxy of learning fun! Explore the universe with the Cosmic Cubs! Cosmic Cubs is KIDSAFE certified. Download Cosmic Cubs apps at the App store, Google Play, and Amazon. Download educational coloring pages at cosmiccubscoloring.com and visit cosmiccubs.com.

DILLER-QUAILE SCHOOL OF MUSIC (THE)
24 E. 95th St. (between Madison and Fifth avenues), New York
212-369-1484 x11
Email info@diller-quaile.org

Learn to sing, play the piano, guitar, harp, violin, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, French horn, or many other instruments. Founded in 1920, Diller-Quaile offers lessons, classes, and ensembles for elementary, middle, and high school students. With a faculty of experienced, and caring educators and distinguished artists. Diller-Quaile develops the innate musicality in each individual, inspiring participation for a lifetime. Fall classes begin in September; visit diller-quaile.org to apply online. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools. E-mail info@diller-quaile.org or call 212-369-1484, x 26.

EAST VILLAGE DANCE PROJECT AT ABRONS ARTS CENTER
466 Grand St.,
212-598-0400

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.

ELLEN ROBBINS DANCE
Three Locations: Soho, Chelsea, and PMT Studio at 14th Street and Sixth Avenue , New York
212-254-0286
Email dance_er@verizon.net

Ellen Robbins’ dance classes for children do what dance is supposed to do: train their bodies in technique, attune their ears to great music, immerse them in the thrill of improvisation, and coach them in composition–the natural outcome of which is performance. Dances by Very Young Choreographers is an annual, professionally produced dance concert. Students perform their own solo compositions and participate in a group work choreographed by Ellen. Each child’s unique personality shines through. Modern Dance for ages 5–18: Technique, Composition, Improvisation, and Performance.

EPIPHANY COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL
510 E. 74th St., New York
212-737-2977

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.

FUNFIT BLOOMING BRANCHES SPECIFIC SPORTS
550 W. 110th St., New York
646-580-3758
Email info@funfitnyc.com

FunFit Kids is running multiple specific sport, after-school programs. Little athletes can choose to enroll in tennis, golf, or both. Our skilled instructors use child-friendly exercises and equipment designed to teach the fundamentals, serving as a great introduction to each sport. Class progressively gets more complex as the athlete develops and builds his or her skill set. Both programs are adapted for indoors and all equipment is provided. We hope you join us!

JODI'S GYM
244 E. 84th St., Manhattan
212-772-7633
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
914-244-8811


Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for more than three decades! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. They offer gymnastics (ages 3-12), Ninja Challenge (ages 4-8), Game On! (ages 3-5), parent and child gym, Music Together, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, private lessons, and the best birthday ever!

JOFFREY BALLET SCHOOL
434 Sixth Ave., 5th Floor, New York
888-438-3808

The Joffrey Ballet School offers classes in Musical Theater, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Contemporary Ballet, and more. We specialize in dancers ranging in age from 2-18. We also offer superb adult evening dance fitness classes. The Musical Theater classes for kids are instructed by actual Broadway stars. Come and experience our more than 60 years of excellence in dance training. You will love the way we care for your child's dance training. Come and grow with us.

KATE TEMPESTA'S URBAN GOLF ACADEMY
917-270-7257
Email mari@ktuga.com

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 ktuga.com/weekly-classes for more details.

LITTLE GYM (THE)
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
914-722-0072
tlgscarsdaleny.com
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
212-799-1225
tlgupperwestsideny.com


The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center for children, offering gymnastic classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 months 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.

NATIONAL DANCE INSTITUTE
217 W. 147th St., New York
212-226-0083
Email caguirre@nationaldance.org

National Dance Institute (NDI) is a non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by Jacques d’Amboise, New York City Ballet principal dancer. Through school partnerships, workshops, and public performances, NDI uses dance as a catalyst to engage children and motivate them toward excellence. At the National Dance Institute Center for Learning and the Arts, NDI offers classes that provide children the opportunity to experience the joy, rigor, and excellence of NDI’s award-winning arts education programs. Need-based scholarships are available for all center classes through an application process. Please call 212-226-0083.

NORD ANGLIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL NEW YORK
44 E. 2nd St.,
212-600-2010
Email info@ny.nae.school

Nord Anglia International School New York is a truly international school with a highly personalized approach to learning, for ages 2-14. We recognize that all children are unique and as such, our classes are small enough to provide each child with a tailored and well-rounded academic and personal experience, where friends from all over the world are made for life. We enrich our curricula with world leading programs through our collaborations with Juilliard, MIT, and UNICEF, to give our students access to the latest thinking from the world’s leading educators.

PORTFOLIO SCHOOL (THE)
27 North Moore St., New York
212-226-8252
Email admissions@portfolio-school.com

Portfolio School is an independent school in Tribeca for grades kindergarten through sixth. Grounded in research, our integrated STEAM approach combines personalized learning and immersive projects. Our after-school, school break, and summer camps are open to the community. We offer chess, robotics, ceramics, STEM, and martial arts. Register today!

SPEAKITALY NYC
49 W. 28th St., floor 2 ,
212-603-9685
Email info@speakitalynyc.com

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.

T. SCHREIBER STUDIO FOR THEATRE AND FILM
151 W. 26th St., 10th floor, New York
212-741-0209
Email info@tschreiber.org

T. Schreiber Studio for Theatre and Film in NYC has been preparing actors for careers in stage, film, and television since 1969. Under the guidance of celebrity child acting coach, Denise Simon, the studio is proud to offer a training program for young actors that inspires mastery of the craft and love of the art in a non-competitive environment. Actors ages 8-16 will build their acting technique through exercises, scene work, and monologue under the guidance of a professional acting coach in preparation for a professional career in show business.

TRIBECA COMMUNITY SCHOOL
22 Ericsson Place,
212-226-9070
Email info@tribecacommunityschool.com

TriBeCa Community School is a preschool for children ages 2-5 inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. We offer half- and extended-day programs in our thoughtfully designed classrooms. Our after-school and school break programs are open to the community. We offer soccer, chess, woodwork, STEM, Spanish, cooking, and tennis. Register today!

USC GYMNASTICS & BASEBALL TRAINING FACILITY
636 S. Broadway, Yonkers
914-965-2619

USC offers a fun and challenging after-school sports program centered around the exciting world of gymnastics and baseball! Our mission is to keep children active, moving, and healthy by teaching and developing fundamental sports skills in a safe and caring environment while making friends and having fun! Program runs on the NYC Public School schedule for September-June, however all private school children are welcome to join. All half-days Included. Pick up from local area schools from Inwood to Riverdale. Drop off available. Activities include homework help, baseball, soccer, gymnastics, and hip-hop dance.


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