In the city that never sleeps, there are an endless amount of extracurricular activities to keep your children on their toes, in the water and scoring goals. We’ve compiled some of the best after-school resources in Manhattan that will extend their school day in enriching and creative ways. By Rebecca Levey
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
The 92nd Street Y’s after school program, Noar, combines after-school childcare and enrichment programs for children from K through 6th grade. The program is offered Monday through Friday from 3:00pm-6:00pm. The program includes enrichment classes in drawing and painting, metalwork and jewelry, cartooning, sculpture and pottery, ballet, jazz, tap, modern dance, music technology, swim, tennis, gymnastics, soccer, basketball, cooking, Tae Kwan Do and more. Tuition is based on the number of days that your child attends.
The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St,
New York, NY 10023
The Jewish Community Center of Manhattan offers a wide array of classes in their after-school program as well as pick up service from many Upper West Side schools. The classes utilize the vast resources of the JCC such as aquatics, dance, yoga, music and sports. Children who use the pick-up service also participate in the Clubhouse Program, which provides homework help and structured play before and after classes until pick up time.
23rd Street and the Hudson River
New York, NY 10011
From ice skating to bowling, football to ballet Chelsea Piers is a one stop shop for every physical activity your child can dream up. Golf in Manhattan? Yes. Baseball? Yes. Plus, there is rock climbing and an Olympic quality gymnastics program. If you have a sports minded kid, Chelsea Piers is sure to have a class that will train them and get them moving after sitting inside of the classroom all day.
Lucy Moses School at The Kaufman Center
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
If you have a theater minded child who loves music, dance, theater and all things to do with performing arts, The Lucy Moses School provides a catalog full of creative after-school classes. Private instrument lessons, a children’s chorus and a musical theater class are some of the highlights of their after-school program. Parents love to see the results during the children performances in year-end recitals and shows in the concert halls.
Rebecca Levey is a blogger with Beccarama.