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UPDATED March 2018: Our selection of after-school activities and programs for kids in Nassau County and Suffolk County, Long Island features after-school tutors and academic programs, dance and music classes for kids, sports teams and fitness classes, religious schools, special needs programs, and kids activities in Glencove, Freeport, Garden City, Port Washington, Huntington, Commack, Farmingville, and more.
ACT AS IF ETIQUETTE & PROTOCOL
718 Walt Whitman Road, Melville
A leader in teaching the social skills necessary to face everyday situations with grace, integrity, and confidence. We "partner with parents" who understand that in this highly competitive world, along with education, good manners are key to a child's success. Offering fun, informative, engaging classes for children, teens, and young adults, with the content geared toward modern manners for modern times. Serving scout troops, library, after-school programs, camps, groups, and individuals, throughout the LI community.
ART LEAGUE OF LONG ISLAND
107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills
The Art League of Long Island offers after-school and weekend art classes for school age kids (5 and older). Many exciting hands-on art activities in ceramics, painting, drawing, cartooning, photography, graphic design, 3-D sculpture projects, and fashion are offered. Parents and kids enjoy "together time" in Clay Partner classes, too. Register at anytime, as classes run throughout the year.
Chance to Dance is a low key studio that emphasizes dancing for fun! For preschool students we offer Ballet/Tap combo classes. For students in kindergarten-first grade, we offer Ballet/Tap/Intro to Jazz/Hip-Hop combo classes. Boys can take our Boys Only Hip-Hop class. Second–fourth graders may take Ballet, Tap, and Jazz/Hip-Hop with special hour and a half multi class options. Our fourth grade and older students have the option to take Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Technique, and Contemporary and are also eligible to join the Chance To Dance dance team.
Join us for a fun-filled hour of nature activities (fish feeding included). Using live animals, crafts, stories, and games we guide you and your little ones through nature adventures sure to last a lifetime. Juice and snack available to all participants. Ages 2-5 at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium Pollywog Adventures program. Catch & Keep Trout Fishing-spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your own fishing equipment or rent from the Hatchery. Call us for details and registration information for Pollywog Adventures and fishing.
GRACE MUSIC SCHOOL
505 Walt Whitman Road , Melville
Steinway & Sons, 505 Walt Whitman Road
OPEN HOUSE at Melville
Grace Music School is Long Island’s premier music school with two convenient locations in Western Suffolk County. We offer high quality one-on-one private music instruction for piano, voice, guitar, strings, percussion, and woodwinds along with four performance opportunities each year. In addition, we have a Music Fun Time program for children ages 18 months to 7 years, which teaches children how to read music and prepares them for private lessons. Our mission is to provide exceptional music education to students of all ages and cultivate a life-long love of music in a nurturing environment.
GREEN VALE SCHOOL
250 Valentine's Lane, Old Brookville
The “Beginnings” Class at Green Vale is a “Mommy & Me” experience. It offers the very young child (9-23 months) the opportunity for exploratory, interactive, and parallel play with their caregiver as well as their peers. Parents and caregivers enjoy connecting with other adults as the children become more comfortable in the classroom and start to experience what school is all about. Our Beginnings class is led by Ginamarie Siciliano. Beginnings is offered Monday-Thursday, from 8:30–10am. Fees are one day per week, $250; two days per week, $500; 3-4 days per week, $750.
KEY TO MY ART, INC.
10 W. Oak St., Amityville
131 Main St., East Rockaway
Key to My Art is owned and operated by a New York State-certified art teacher who believes that anyone can create art if they want to. We teach your child how to work with different materials and mediums, while using a variety of techniques and styles. Your child will learn to give critique and look at the work of their peers, as well as expand on their skills. We offer art classes for all ages and abilities.
The Long Island University program for gifted children was established in 1979 in response to the increasing recognition of society’s special responsibilities for children with demonstrably superior intellectual ability. The Long Island University Center for Gifted Youth brings together two important elements of education for the gifted: extraordinary teachers recruited from leading high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in the metropolitan area and university-level facilities. These two factors, combined with an administrative and psychological team schooled in the needs of gifted children, give the program at LIU Post unique strengths in producing positive benefits for young people admitted to the program.
Enrichment Classes are open to gifted, twice exceptional, and all students. Flight Team: Become familiar with flying our professional-grade flight simulator. Martial Arts: Students use their bodies and sense of self through martial arts techniques developing self-confidence, self-respect, social cognition skills, and muscle tone. The Science of Magic: Learn the science behind magic tricks and even perform your own. Makers Space: Create, plan, dig, and build, using a variety of materials and tools. Readers/Writers Workshop: Geared to elicit creative and wondrous stories from even our most reluctant readers and writers.
M.A.T.S.S. KIDS' GYM & EARLY CHILDCARE EDUCATION CENTER
2629 Grand Ave.
171 Eileen Way
Our after-school classes provide gymnastics, sports, dance, movement, and enrichment instruction for community school-age children (20 months-12 years), not just for our on-site center children. Dedicated teachers and staff are gymnastics-, N.Y.S.ED.-, CPR-, and First Aid-certified. Discover M.A.T.S.S.—Movement, Aerobics, Tumbling, Sports and Skills. Since 1985-A Rainbow of Programs to Play, Learn, and Grow!
MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
414 Central Ave., Cedarhurst
11 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
381 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
New Hyde Park
810 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
217A Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights
Mathnasium Learning Centers, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise with centers throughout Nassau County, specializes in teaching kids of all ages math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math. Our experienced math tutors utilize our proprietary teaching materials and techniques, The Mathnasium Method™, to deliver a customized learning plan designed to address each student's needs. Our instructional approach goes beyond traditional math tutoring to develop understanding and build a love for math.
Now in our 28th year, Music Institute of Long Island was Voted No. 1 Best Music School on the North Shore. Programs include violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, voice, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. Instructions in Traditional, Suzuki, and ABRSM methods for ages 3-99, beginner-advanced. MILI offers: Chamber Music, Theory, Sight Reading, NYSSMA, and college preparation. Students perform eight times annually at Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, and for charities. First prize competition winners, soloists with orchestras. Outstanding faculty. Fall semester begins Sept. 8, 2017.
After six successful years in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, Music School of New York City has expanded to Long Island, bringing conservatory level training to students of any age or level of study. Blending old-world values and classical traditions, with an innovative teaching style designed for children of the 21st century, we are the friendlier version of the pre-college programs. With faculty from Juilliard and other top institutions, the best music training is now in your backyard. Private lessons, group Suzuki, and music exploration classes are offered. Call today!
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While the big kids head back to school this fall, have some family-style, music-makin' fun with your little ones. Once a week for 10 weeks, you’ll sing, dance, and play with your baby, toddler, or preschooler in a play-based, developmentally appropriate musical environment. Some centers even offer classes for the big kids too! Founded in 1987, Music Together is a research-based program. Each family receives a CD/download set and songbook so you can continue the fun at home with the rest of the family. Find a location near you in Queens or on Long Island:musictogetherli-queens.com.
Our school serves as a training ground for promising young dancers and offers the opportunity to learn classical ballet in the tradition of George Balanchine. Students are guided from first steps to advanced technique. The Early Childhood Program instills creativity, discipline, and a love for ballet for our students ages 4-6. Students explore the characters and music of various classical ballets, are introduced to classical ballet steps, create their own movements, and practice in costume. The school is a non-competition, non-recital school, focusing on proper classical ballet technique.
Picasso Kidz is a children's art studio for ages 2-17. We offer age-appropriate art classes by experienced NYS-certified art teachers dedicated to giving children a well-rounded art education. Children will be taught drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and collage, in a caring and creative environment. Mommy and Me classes for ages 2-3, include creative play, easel time, story time, and art lessons. “Extraordinary Picasso” art classes are for children with special needs. These are smaller classes, taught by NYS-certified art teachers who have also been trained by Missing Piece Awareness.
Posey School offers dance classes for infants-adults, a Preschool Program, and our new art classes. We offer classes during convenient days and times, and a preschool program for boys and girls from age 2-5 every day from 9-11:30am. Classes include: Ballet, Contemporary-Modern, Jazz, Tap, Choreography, and Creative Movement. Based on nationally recognized criteria, our unique programs emphasize the artistic and cultural benefits of applying oneself in the arts. These benefits include acquiring and maintaining basic physical skills, as well as cognitive development in problem solving.
ROBOMINDTECH S.T.E.M. EDUCATION CENTER
185-10A Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
Premier Education Center-RoboMindTech
140 Jericho Turnpike, Jericho
Premier Education Center-RoboMindTech
25 Cuttermill Road #4, Great Neck
Science, technology, creativity, and L-E-G-O learning fun! Robomindtech is an award winning S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) education center that integrates the motivational effects of robotics, video game design, 3D modeling, coding and Lego® creative play into unique, hands-on curriculum designed to inspire young minds. We offer after-school programs, on-site field trips and group programs, off-site school programs, birthday parties, and robotics competition training. Home to NYC FIRST Lego League and National World Robot Olympiad Champions. Call to RSVP for our open house!
RSM RUSSIAN SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS
RSM Brooklyn now has a new location! 2583 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn
Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview
The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) is an award-winning, after-school math enrichment program for students in grades K-12th. Our approach is based on the best practices of advanced math schools in the former Soviet Union and Europe, adapted to the U.S. educational environment for students of all abilities. We help our students to become thinkers and analysts by enabling them to understand mathematical concepts at a high level, and at an early age.
SOUTH SHORE RECREATION
1132 Penatiquit Ave.,
SSR offers five-week after-school Gaga programs for children grades kindergarten-fifth grade. Perfect activity for any level of skill! SSR is changing the after-school sports activity by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play! Kids can't wait to get in the pit and enjoy pure Gaga fun! Kids will leave sweaty and happy! Gaga will quickly become one of your child’s favorite after-school activities! Open Gaga sessions are here when you need them: holidays, conference days, days off, snow days, and other “what should we do today” days!
St. Patrick's is a wonderful place for children and young people to be together, work as a team, have fun, learn, and grow. We are a community where there is something for everyone. St. Patrick’s Youth Learning Center offers tutoring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. SAT preparations, study skills, and Catholic High School entrance exams classes are offered. St. Patrick's Youth Sports Programs offers exciting team sport programs for ages 4-16. Our sports programs include: Deck Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Girl's Softball, Boy’s Baseball, and Intramural Basketball.
SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS OF MINEOLA AND HUNTINGTON
393 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola
1160 E. Jericho Turnpike
At Sylvan of Huntington, every child’s learning plan is unique. We mix the best in teaching and technology to ensure your child gets just what he or she needs. Students can be challenged in a number of ways unique to their specific skill set. Previewing advanced topics in math, enhancing writing skills, and learning how to interact with text on a higher level are just some of the many enriching opportunities that Sylvan can provide.
Thomas School of Horsemanship offers unique after-school programs for all levels of riding from beginners to advanced. We offer group or private lessons in seasonal series. Many students ride all year-round and compete in horse shows. We offer our students the possibility of leasing a horse which gives students the benefits of owning a horse without the full-time commitment. In addition, our students can assist in other lessons to earn free ride time.
On-camera acting, modeling, and vocal coaching for kids and teens ages 4 and older. Build confidence, overcome shyness, and prepare your child for a future career in entertainment. Local auditions with NYC talent agencies, management and casting companies are held at our Melville location and are provided to students for potential jobs in commercials, TV, film, fashion shows, and print campaigns. Attend special guest workshops and learn from working actors, models, and casting directors. After school and on weekends. If your child has star quality, give us a call today.
Unlimited Sports Action is a 13,000-square-foot sports facility located in Port Washington. We provide youth sports programs, birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, private parties for adults, vacation programs, summer day camps, and field rentals for teams and fundraising events. We provide classes and programs that will keep your child active and healthy. Contact us today or view our schedule for the programs we offer.
Since 1995, we’ve been bringing creativity to Huntington Village. Year-round classes for artists of all ages (3-99). We offer small classes with individual attention creating a perfect environment for artists to be inspired and learn. In addition to our art classes, we offer school-holiday workshops, summer camp, portfolio preparation, paint-n-sip events, and birthday parties. Children's classes: Exploring Art (ages 3-5); Fine Art Studio (ages 6-12) includes drawing, cartooning, sculpture, painting, and fashion design; Clay Sculpture. Teen and adults classes: Life Drawing; Portfolio Preparation; Drawing and Painting; Fashion Design.
VILLAGE EAST GIFTED - ENRICHMENT CENTER FOR THE GIFTED LEARNER
Village East Gifted of Huntington 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
Village East Gifted of Roslyn
216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights
Village East Gifted® (VEG) is a highly rigorous, creative and engaging academic enrichment program for gifted students ages 2-16. Its curriculum includes Latin, writing, geography, global studies, world history, STEM, advanced linguistics, SAT vocabulary enrichment, public speaking, art, and creative problem solving. Gifted pre-K and kindergarten (ages 4-5) is offered as well. More than 1,200 students have enrolled in the program since it’s inception, all of whom have placed in the 90th percentile or higher on national tests with IQ scores between 130 and 155.