NYC Kids' Classes: Free Demos and Trial Classes for Fall 2015
Back-to-school season isn't just about returning to the classroom. It's also the time when families look to enroll their kids in enriching extracurricular activities. Whether you're looking for athletics or arts or academic classes, after school or on the weekends, New York City offers an overwhelming number of options. The real challenge isn't finding a class, it's finding the right program for your child.
One of the best ways to do that is by trying a free trial or demo class. Throughout September (and sometimes beyond), many popular NYC children's programs are offering no-cost sessions so kids and parents can decide firsthand which classes are worth their time and money. We've rounded up FREE trial classes for a variety of quality children's programs. Click on the titles for additional details about each class.
China Institute Various location – Language open house on Saturday, September 12 10:30am-3pm at Financial District location; registration is encouraged but not necessary. Language open house Saturday, September 19 at UES location, call 212-744-8181 or email email@example.com to register. Kite Making and Poetry Workshop in Battery Park City on Saturday, October 3, 1pm-2pm, call 212-744-8181 or email to register firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website for class info.
Club Pixel: A Pixel Academy Pop-Up Upper East Side – The popular Cobble Hill tech spot has opened a Manhattan pop-up for the fall. Stop by September 7-11, from 2:30-5pm to see the space and ask questions about upcoming offerings. No reservations necessary.
Power Tutoring and Playdates Manhattan – This program provides home-based classes and utilizes percussion to teach academics while also emphasizing social skills. Trial classes will be offered on weekends during September and October; Call 212-321-0976 or email email@example.com for more information.
92nd Street Y Upper East side – May Center Youth Sports Swim 'n Gym Program Sampler held September 26 from 1pm-5pm; offerings will include gymnastics, swimming, gaga games, pee wee tennis and basketball skills and drills. Visit the website for more information.
Advantage Quickstart Tennis Various locations in Manhattan – Open houses will be held at Roosevelt Island Sports Park Gym on September 17 and 22; Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club on September 18 and 21; Columbia Prep School on September 19 and 20; Hunter College on September 20 and the United Nations International School on September 27. The first class is always free for new students. For more information or to register, call 646-884-9649; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website.
Parent & Me Classes
Performing Arts Classes
Find out about other enriching programs in our Classes Guide.
Photo courtesy of the China Institute.