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

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

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


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UPDATED July 2019: Keep your kids entertained this summer and limit the number of times you hear, "I'm bored!" by finding a summer camp, class, program, day trip, or family outing in Manhattan! We've compiled a list of some of the best summer fun for kids in New York City, including kid-friendly museums, amusement parks, zoos and aquariums, carousels, ropes courses, movie theaters, art classes, ballet studios, STEAM programs, academic enrichment, baseball, wrestling, gymnastics, summer camps, foreign language programs, writing classes, music classes, golfing, specialty camps, and martial arts. With locations in Central Park, Union Square, Chelsea, Midtown, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Lower Manhattan, Harlem, Battery Park City, Chinatown, Gramercy, Greenwich Village, and nearby Long Island, Westchester County, and New Jersey, you're sure to find the best summer fun for your city kid!

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Summer Activities & Excursions

COSMIC CUBS
Email [email protected]

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. Download Cosmic Cubs apps at the App store, Google Play, and Amazon.

FUNFUZION AT NEW ROC CITY
29 LeCount Place (Exit 16 off I-95) , New Rochelle
914-637-7575

Summer means big fun at FunFuzion! The biggest and best place in Westchester for bowling, glow in the dark mini-golf, laser tag, billiards, or our exciting games and rides. Our funhouse features the new free roam VR Arizona Sunshine in a virtual reality arena! You won't believe how real it feels!

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, W. 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue, New York
646-381-5010
Email [email protected]

An exciting destination for camp groups that want to learn science, history, and innovation. Self-guided visits for outside groups can include private tours, scavenger hunts, lunch operations, and souvenir packages. Group rates and services only available with advanced registration and the group minimum is 15 people. Contact our group sales professionals.

MUSEUM VILLAGE
1010 State Route 17M , Monroe
845-782-8248

Museum Village is the perfect place for a fun, educational family day trip! Explore 19th century life with more than 20 buildings including the School House, Drug Store, Candle Shop, Broom Shop, and Printer. We also have one of three complete Mastodon skeletons in the world! Visit our website for special events.

PALISADES CLIMB ADVENTURE
4590 Palisades Center Drive, level 4 of the Palisades Center, West Nyack
845-727-3500

We offer the world's tallest indoor ropes challenge course. Standing 85-feet tall, with five levels and 75 unique challenge elements to explore, climb, and conquer including a zip line. Our Sky Tykes kids ropes course is designed for ages 2-7. Both courses are available for camp groups, parties, and special events.

Summer Programs & Classes

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


Ballet Academy East's Summerdance is a fun-filled summer program for ages 3-8. Designed to foster imagination and inspire a love of the arts, the curriculum includes dance, art, musical theater, cooking, and swimming. Each session culminates with a special in-studio performance highlighting the children's accomplishments.

BOSTON LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
781-431-2514

The Boston Leadership Institute has been named among the top five science programs in the country. Award-winning teachers lead programs in state-of-the-art science and lab facilities. One- or three-week programs are available in engineering, science, medicine, and business. Day or overnight options are available.

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

Chelsea Piers Summer Camp is NYC's most flexible camp with up to 11 weeks and 16 sports to choose from. Our coaches are dedicated year-round to providing athletes with a fun and comprehensive camp experience. Transportation and after-care available. Camps run June 17-Aug. 30. Register online at chelseapiers.com/camps.

FASTRACKIDS SUMMER STE(A)M+ ADVENTURE
10 Locations around NYC - Three in Manhattan, four in Brooklyn, two in Staten Island and one in Queens,
347-983-2229
Email [email protected]

Exciting and educational one-week STEAM+ summer camps for ages 2-10. Campers can become future doctors, young entrepreneurs, architects, painters and clay masters, chemical engineers, robotic engineers, aviation engineers, electrical engineers, and food scientists. Summer academics can also be incorporated to keep their academic skills sharp and avoid summer brain drain!

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

Weekly day sessions for ages 4-16 at state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of Westchester. Campers can choose and combine weeks from 19 individualized specialty programs: Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Lacrosse, Football, Multi-Sports, Field Hockey, Cheerleading, Volleyball, Circus Arts, Magic, Softball, Diving, Horseback Riding, Swim, Academic, STEAM Education, and Rising Stars.

GIRLS WITH IMPACT LIVE-ONLINE ACADEMY
917-355-1317
Email [email protected]

The ultimate college prep program gives teen girls (ages 12-18) skills and confidence to stand out from the crowd. Six weeks, 12 live-online classes. Join from home, vacation, or the road. We equip her with vital skills for the future and help her launch her own high-impact project. Class options evenings and weekends.

HUDSON RIVER PARK TRUST
353 West St., Pier 40, 2nd floor, Manhattan
212-627-2020
Email [email protected]

Hudson River Park offers free events and activities all summer long for kids of all ages. With everything from hands-on science learning to animated favorites screened against the sunset, there is something for everyone! Check our website for more information at hudsonriverpark.org.

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


Jodi's Gym Summer Camp is a morning of nonstop, action-packed fun! Your child will run, jump, tumble, balance, stretch, sing, create, move, and groove, all under the supervision and care of our well-trained, enthusiastic, friendly, and certified staff. Join us in our 37th year! Offered for children ages 3-5. Flexible scheduling!

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


Since 1977, The Little Gym has been promoting healthy and successful physical and mental development of children. Its “Anytime Summertime Kids Fun” includes parent and child classes (ages 4 months to 3 years), preschool and kindergarten classes (ages 3-6), and grade school gymnastics (non-competitive!) for beginner, intermediate, or advanced gymnasts.

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

MakerState STEM Summer Camp runs July 1-Aug. 30 (nine individual weeks), from 8:30am-4pm, for ages 6-14. Game Coding, 3D Printing, LEGO Robotics, Rocket Science, Minecraft Engineering, plus outdoor play, Laser Tag, and Water Balloon Olympics are offered. Save $50 off with code: APPLESTEM.

MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CAMP
347 E. 55th St., Sutton Place, Manhattan
212-223-4630

Montessori International proudly offers "Sights and Sounds of New York City" for children ages 2-14. Centered on NYC's world-renowned museums and cultural destinations, children participate in field trips, art projects, academic activities, and weekly barbecues. Children also enjoy dance, arts and crafts, musical theatre, foreign language, bowling, ice skating, and swimming.

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]

Play On! Studios offers awesome theater camps for grades kindergarten-12th on the Upper West Side! In all of our camps, young actors will rehearse and perform in a full production, work with professional NYC actors and teaching artists, and build up their skills in a nurturing, non-competitive environment.

SPORTIME RANDALL’S ISLAND & JMTA SUMMER CAMPS - AGES 4-17
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212-427-6150
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John McEnroe Tennis Academy's Summer Training Camp and SPORTIME's 10 & Under Tennis Camp are designed for players who want to focus on playing and learning tennis, and becoming complete players. Every camp day includes tennis, field sports and cross training, tennis specific athletic training, and NYCFC Soccer Camps.

THALIA BOOK CLUB CAMP AT SYMPHONY SPACE
95th and Broadway ,
212-864-1414 x221
Email [email protected]

Know a kid who thinks authors are more interesting than You Tube stars? Thalia Book Club Camp is a unique program for avid readers and writers ages 9-14. Campers meet with authors, take part in book discussions, engage in writing, drama, drawing, and go on book-related field trips.

WHALE CAMP (THE)
610-399-1463

The Whale Camp provides experiential marine biology programs and facilities for learning about the dynamic ecologies of the Bay of Fundy and Grand Manan Island. Our goal is to use hands-on activities to increase awareness and understanding of natural systems. Campers build confidence, connect with the natural environment, and make lasting friendships.

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
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The YMCA of Greater New York is one of the largest providers of camp programs in the city, with 70 day camp sites across five boroughs, a sleepaway camp upstate, and more than a century of experience giving kids the best summer ever! Where there's a Y, there's a way.


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