Where to Find Awesome Classes for NYC Kids This Fall

With a variety of classes for all ages, including programs for the whole family, the YMCA is the place for kids!  Photo courtesy of YMCA of Greater NY
With a variety of classes for all ages, including programs for the whole family, the YMCA is the place for kids! Photo courtesy of YMCA of Greater NY

Back to school season isn't just new backpacks and long lists of school supplies. It's also time to get your little New Yorkers signed up for fall classes!

Thankfully, this city's got something for kids of all ages, from babies and tots to tweens and teens. Whether you're looking for a morning mommy-and-me class or an awesome after school program, there's no shortage of sports, dance, art, theater, and academic options to keep everyone happily busy.

You can search through dozens of classes by type or location in our Classes Guide and Directory Listings, but we've also rounded up some of the top options for fall 2018. Take a look at these family favorites!

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Advantage QuickStart Tennis at Columbia Prep School Gym

Advantage QuickStart Tennis at Hunter College Courts

Advantage QuickStart Tennis at Manhattan Plaza Racquet Club

Advantage QuickStart Tennis at New York Tennis Club

Advantage QuickStart Tennis at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club and Sports Park Gym
Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden - 10:00 AM
Kids Learn How to Paint Animals + Nature
Creatively Wild Art Studio - 3:00 PM
Kids How to Draw Cartoon Characters
Creatively Wild Art Studio - 3:45 PM
Beginner Oil Painting for Teens
Creatively Wild Art Studio - 4:45 PM
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