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Second Floor Studio


Second Floor Studio is a place where a fifth-grader can find his or her own artistic voice, while a toddler can explore brush strokes with their mommy or daddy by their side. Students are exposed to a range of fine arts including painting, drawing, sculpture, and more. Classes are created with process and originality at the core. All small-group instruction is led by owner and local artist Jessica Howard-Schiavo, a twenty-year veteran of art instruction in NYC private schools. Come create!

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Little Bandits


Little Bandits is a weekly music class for toddlers in Brooklyn, New York, created and led by Jeanna Phillips and Alex Thrailkill to introduce young children to the joy of creating music together.

Through songs, games, dances, collaborative noise-making, and only the tiniest amount of mischief, Little Bandits teaches that music is a joyous way to express yourself, build confidence, make friends, deepen family bonds, and explore the world around you.

Classes meet for 45-minute sessions weekly in Prospect Heights, Park Slope, and Windsor Terrace. Summertime classes are held in various shady spots in Prospect Park. Signups are available for full sessions as well as drop-in classes. New families are welcome to sign up for a free trial to see what Little Bandits is about!

Little Bandits classes are a celebration for kids and adults of all ages, but it's recommended to sign up little ones between 6 months and 3 years old.

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Chess NYC - Classes


Chess NYC has established itself as a leader in chess excellence and education. The Chess NYC philosophy is to emphasize the sport and fun of chess, providing engaging, accelerated instruction followed by supervised, spirited play. Each student associates chess with fun, and therefore larger numbers of them ultimately excel or at least become proficient in the great, significant game of chess. And from there—excellence.

From absolute beginners to championship programs and everything in between, Chess NYC boasts some of the very best tailored programs for everyone.

Looking to start a chess program? Chess NYC can help!

Metropolitan Music Academy


Metropolitan Music Academy offers music classes and private instrumental lessons for students of all ages and levels. The school program allows students to take lessons conveniently in their homes while providing all the benefits and opportunities that a community school can offer. ​The school boasts an extensive network of teachers in the New York metropolitan area including all areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn, Westchester County (NY), Bergen County (NJ), and Greenwich (CT). All of the dedicated faculty members hold advanced degrees in their fields, including Masters of Music degrees and Doctor of Music degrees from notable conservatories and universities across the country, and also are actively performing artists. Please visit the website for more information about Metropolitan Music Academy and the summer program.

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Nalandabodhi New York - Meditation Mountain Class


Nalandabodhi New York's Meditation Mountain: Mindfulness Activities for Children class introduces and teaches mindfulness skills to children. Students will engage in a variety of activities ranging from buddhist-themed practices to traditional story-time readings. The aim is to keep the class creative and fun. Students will be introduced to sitting meditation as well.

Ages 4-6 are welcome. Parents and caregivers are asked to stay with children to assist. Just come as you are. All materials are provided. The class has a limit of 10 children. For more information, contact Greg Potter. Nalandabodhi is a buddhist meditation and study center located at 64 Fulton Street, Suite #400. 

Please visit the website for more information, including a schedule and pricing. There is a suggested donation for the class, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Payment can be made on the website or in person before class begins.

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Swim Urban


Swim Urban offers fun and exciting swimming educational learning opportunities for everyone across the spectrum. Starting from 6 months old and providing full inclusion to all students, Swim Urban's WSI- and CPR-certified safety instructors teach the safety of swimming and build a comfortable learning environment. Visit to learn more about Swim Urban's diverse swimming programs.

Programs include:

Parent and Child
Give your baby a head start in the water with a learning experience that lets him/her adapt and explore the water environment with exciting games and songs. Ages 6 months-3 years.

Group Swimming Lessons
Learn unique skills and drills to improve your performance in small-group swimming lessons. Ages 3 and up.

Private Lessons
One student and one water safety instructor. Specialized for kids with special needs. Available for both children and adults.

Welcome to Swim Urban! A Place Where Professionals Don't Wear Shoes.

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Brooklyn Museum - Classes


Brooklyn Museum offers exciting art-centered classes for children ages 2-6 and caregivers.

Offerings include:

Meet the Museum May Days
Join the Brooklyn Museum for Meet the Museum’s May Days, a special three-session class for the youngest museum goers and their caregivers (ages 2–3, with an adult companion). Themes include "Color My World", exploring color bursting out all around us.

Please visit the website for a full schedule, pricing information, and to register for May Days.

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ECNS Etc. offers activities for children that challenge their minds and bodies. For children 3 to 8 years old, class offerings include Chess, Gymnastics, Parkour, Lego Build, and Yoga. For newborns to 3-year-olds, "caregiver and child” activities are offered in the school's 2100-square-foot brightly colored and child-safe gym. The Baby Mixer is a great place to meet and socialize with other parents and babies (0-6 months). Open Play allows children 6 months through 3 year and their grown-ups to play in the wonderful, fully equipped gym. New classes are frequently added based on suggestions from parents. 

ECNS Etc. birthday parties are perfect for children ages 2 to 10. You’ll get exclusive use of the gym and indoor party room, and the private rooftop playground can also be included. Choose from different party packages, from just the basics to having the staff handle all the details so you can relax and enjoy. Let ECNS Etc. help you plan!

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