After-school Programs, Classes and Activities Guide for New York City Kids
Kids' classes. They're enriching, they give parents some well-deserved downtime and they're a great way to meet other families. New York City has an incredible range of classes for children of all ages. We've got the scoop on all kinds of programs, from organized sports like basketball and tennis, to performing arts such as musical theater and dance, to more offbeat offerings like trapeze and archery, and many more.
Below you'll find our roundups and reviews of NYC kids classes, all written by local moms. We even have posts about FREE classes and programs for moms, too. Be sure to check out our Classes Directory where you'll find detailed listings of additional programs.
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