Kids can groove to jazz from an early age at WeBop. Photo courtesy of WeBop
Kids can groove to jazz from an early age at WeBop. Photo courtesy of WeBop

Favorite Mommy and Me Classes in NYC

Mommy and Me (or Daddy and Me) classes rule, and not just because little ones learn something new. In a city like NYC, taking a swim class or music class with your infant or toddler is a great way to meet other parents, and a social baby is a happy baby. Extra plus? All that learning and making friends sometimes translates to excellent sleeping (for both of you).

The hardest part of signing up for parent-child classes in New York City might be choosing from one of the hundreds of options, so we've rounded up a few of the spots our community of expert parents recommend most. Some of our favorite spots even multi-task, so you can move from a swim class at Bronx House to a creative movement or art class, for example, or bop from a music class at Kids at Work to "Mess it Up" (art) or Mandarin lessons.

If you need something close to home, remember that YMCAs and JCCs all host classes for little humans, from swimming to gymnastics (special shout out to the 14th St and 92nd St Ys for their dazzling range of programs).

As always, you can find even more NYC classes in our Classes Guide and Directory Listings.


Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway at 60th St., Time Warner Center, 5th floor
New York, NY 10019

Kids at Work
123 W 20th St., 2E (Elevator Building)
New York, NY 10011

46 Barrow St.
New York, NY 10014

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

TLB Music
266 E 78th St
New York, NY 10075

Little Maestros
344 E 69th St
New York, NY

Gumbo
495 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Mission Martial Arts
517 Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY

The New York Irish Center
10-40 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY

Trilok School
143 Waverly Ave
Brooklyn, NY

LIC kids
5-02 50th Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101

Jodi's Gym
244 East 84th St
New York, NY 10028

Gymboree Play and Music
365 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Gymboree Play and Music
100 Reade St
New York, NY 10013

Gymboree Play and Music
235 E. 38th St
New York, NY 10016

Gymboree Play and Music
108-21 72 Ave
Queens, NY 11375

Gymboree Play and Music
3295 Amboy Road
Staten Island, NY 10306

The Little Gym
2121 Broadway 2nd Floor, btw 74/75th
New York, NY 10023

The Little Gym
207 E. 94th St. btw 2nd & 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10128

The Little Gym
124 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013

Brooklyn
221 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Little Gym
75 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Chelsea Piers
62 Chelsea Piers
New York, NY 10011

Aviator Sports
3159 Flatbush Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Columbus Gym
606 Columbus Ave.
New York , NY 10024

Victory Gymnastics Center
3575 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314

Imagine Swimming - Tribeca Flagship
40 Harrison St., 2nd floor - pool
New York, NY 10013

Imagine Swimming - BMCC
77 Harrison St., BMCC College
New York, NY 10013

Imagine Swimming - UWS
752 West End Ave.
New York, NY 10025

Imagine Swimming - Gramercy
425 East 25th St.
New York, NY 10010

Imagine Swimming - Fort Greene
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Wave
230 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249

SwimJim Brooklyn
110 Green Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

SwimJim Upper East Side
305 East 86th Street
New York, NY 10028

SwimJim Upper West Side
808 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10025

SwimJim Upper West Side
666 West End Ave.
New York, NY 10024

SwimJim Midtown West
725 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10019

Skyline Hotel
725 Tenth Avenue (between 49th and 50th Streets)
New York, NY 10019

The Continental
885 Sixth Avenue (between 31st and 32nd Streets)
New York, NY 10001

Claridge House
201 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128

The Montana
247 West 87th Street
New York, NY 10024

Olive Park Condo in Williamsburg
100 Maspeth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

75th Road
111-20 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Holiday Inn LaGuardia
37-10 114th Street
Flushing, NY 11368

Holiday Inn Downtown Brooklyn
300 Schermerhorn St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Bronx House School for Performing Arts
990 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461

Bend + Bloom Yoga
708 Sackett Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Bowery Yoga
16 Madison Square West
New York, NY 10010

Love Child Yoga
1 Horatio St
New York, NY 10014

Beyond Dance
8717 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Staten Island Christian Church
3980 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10314

Center Stage Dance Co
10 Akron Plaza
Staten Island, NY 10314,

Monkey Do Yoga
279 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Yogi Beans at Pure Yoga East
203 E 86th Street
New York, NY 10028

Yogi Beans at Pure Yoga West
204 W 77th Street
New York, NY 10024

Yogi Beans at 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Yogi Beans at Yinova Center
147 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Yoga Room
10-14 47th Road
Long Island City, NY 11101

The Yoga Room (Astoria)
38-01 35th Ave Astoria
Queens, NY

Eckford Street Studio
70 Eckford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Sky Village NYC
23-05 29th St
Long Island City, NY 11105

The Art Farm NYC
419 E. 91st St.
New York, NY 10128

Kids at Art
1412 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10021

The Art Room
8710 Third Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11226