Cool Classes for NYC Kids

Introducing your children to new opportunities and skills from a young age is such a good thing. With the choice of classes for kids in NYC being so vast, we are helping narrow down your search by highlighting a few amazing classes below for your little ones to enjoy.

The Fashion Class

The Fashion Class NYC

Learn to sew, design and create fashion this Fall with after school and weekend classes for kids! The Fashion Class offers 12 week classes for ages 6-12 and teens ages 13-17.  Starting September 8th, students can join us in our large sewing studio to create real and wearable clothing or follow the design path with a fashion illustration class. Plus all NEW classes such as Handbag Sewing or Watercolor Illustration! All sewing classes end with a free fashion show for parents and friends.

Parents are welcome to stay throughout classes, as we have three separate rooms; a sewing classroom, art classroom and parent waiting area with free wifi, coffee and tea. The Fashion Class has been operating since 2010 with locations in NYC and Long Island offering classes, camps and birthday parties.

The Fashion Class
21 West 39th Street,
New York NY 10018

Website | Email | Facebook | 646-329-6663

Tip-Top Brain

Tip-Top Brain Classes for kids in NYCTip-Top Brain believes that every student has the natural ability to learn if given the opportunity to receive a quality education. With a safe, supportive, and positive classroom environment, and upbeat, intelligent, and compassionate instructors to guide students throughout their educational journeys, Tip-Top Brain believes that all students can discover and unlock their fullest potential.
Tip-Top Brain offers several academic enrichment programs to accommodate the various needs of its students and families:
Group Tutoring (Math, Reading/Writing | grades 3-8)
Private Tutoring (all subjects | all grades)*
Homework Help (Math, Reading/Writing, Science, & Social Studies | grades 3-8)
State Test Prep (grades 3-8)
Summer Program (Academic Enrichment & STEM-intensive)
• SAT/ACT Prep
• SHSAT Prep
All programs are Common Core aligned. Contact Tip-Top Brain today to learn more about programs, pricing, and availability. *Based on tutor availability.

Tip-Top Brain
21-71 Steinway Street
Astoria, NY
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Aviator Sports and Events Center

Aviator NYC

From parent and me programs to Tier 1 hockey Aviator Sports and Events Center has sports instruction classes, leagues and camps for children of all ages. Aviator Sports has programs in gymnastics, parkour, ninja warrior, hockey, figure skating/Learn To Skate, basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, lacrosse, baseball, and tennis. At Aviator Sports, all our coaches have a wealth of experience ranging from, early childhood development, high school coaching, college coaching, to Olympic level trainers and competitors.

Sports classes at Aviator Sports start by teaching children the fundamentals of the game in a fun and nurturing environment. As children age and progress in skills, they can join in-house leagues, travel teams, travel leagues and receive specialized training from Aviator Athletics Sports Performance training.

Throughout the year many sports programs hold specialized clinics and camps coinciding with NYC public school vacations.

Special offer for New York Loves Kids readers: Mention “NYLK” during registration for any sports instruction program and receive a Family Four Pack Buy One, Get One for Public Ice Skating.

Website | Email | 718-758-7500

Kids at Art

Kids at Art Classes in NYCSummer 2017 at Kids at Art is a Blast!  We offer both morning workshops and full day workshops. Children may attend either by the day ($175), half day ($95), or by the week ($425 half day or $700 full day) from June 12th through August 25th. Children are asked to bring their lunch for the full day session. When the weather permits, we have lunchtime outdoors at a small park around the corner.  Mini camp workshops are all mixed ages (4.5+ yrs) and each child gets individual attention to focus on age appropriate projects. Our groups are small and we have plenty of instructors on hand. Children who attend more than one day or week will always be given new projects to do — no repeats!
This fall we’re excited to be offering a varied arts program, including fashion design & sewing classes, plus teen and adult art classes! September 11th-January 26thIn our children’s art classes, we’ll explore the basics of art in our warm, nurturing environment, where everyone is an artist! Children will learn to use various mediums – paint, pencil, cray pas, watercolor, and more. We’ll also learn about collage, printmaking, sculpture, plaster, and papier mache. Our kids will develop their drawing skills and learn to draw and paint from still life or a photograph.  Teens can focus on building creativity and technical skills with our advanced art training, while beginner and intermediate level adults will learn about the basics of drawing and painting. Instruction as well as critique will help develop your skills.
And Don’t Forget about:  Kids at Art Arty Parties which are unique in format and fun!  Our fabulous art studio is exclusively yours for 1 ½ hrs. 

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Poppyseed Pre-Nursery

Poppyseed mini-camp is perfect for your child. First there is a social, exploration play time, followed by singing, accompanied by guitar, with lots of instruments for the toddlers and adults, then snack and story-time (also with coffee and tea for grown-ups), then an great assortment of arts and crafts activities, painting, collage making, play doh, water-play, etc., then dancing with scarves and instruments, and lots of socializing and play, with many toys, cars to ride in, strollers and dolls, train sets, etc., and there is a mini-gym with a ball pitt, slides, mini-trampoline and foam ‘magic mountain’.
In the summer ‘mini-camp’ there are occasional ‘field trips’ on pleasant weather days.
It is very interactive, personalized and a great socialization experience for young toddlers (as well as the adults.)

Having fun while prepping for nursery school? It’s easy as ABC. Poppyseed has it all -amazing art projects, musical collaboration with instruments, story circles, dancing, tumbling, and more! Meeting 2-3 times a week, tots and moms boogie and bond -forging new friendships for life. Poppyseed mini-Camp -the perfect bridge between home and nursery school.” (babies, toddlers, two’s- grouped by age, accompanied by adult)

In 1986, Poppyseed Pre-Nursery was established to meet the demands of parents yearning for more consistent social contact for themselves and their child. Grouped according to age, classes of babies, toddlers, two’s or 3’s, accompanied by a parent or caregiver, meet 2 or 3 times a week, providing individual attention and the continuity and consistency needed for forming special friendships. Poppyseed’s beautiful facility, which has the warmth of the home, the participation of a parent or caregiver, and the frequency of contact, add to the child’s sense of security and self-confidence. The nursery becomes an extension of the familiar family environment, providing the perfect bridge between the home and future nursery school experience. Age appropriate activities which foster self- assurance and creativity include singing and dancing with instruments, accompanied by guitar or piano, exploration of the sensory world of art, snack and story-time and interactive play with a variety of toys and a mini-gym. A professional, highly educated staff helps children learn at their own pace in a perfect setting for each child’s growth.

424 West End Avenue (bet. 80th & 81st)

CONTACT: Gail Ionescu, Founder/Director

212.877.7614 or


FTKNY.COM has the largest selection of math tutors, reading tutors, writing tutors, educational preschool, gifted & talented and test prep programs for children ages 2-14. We have over 12 locations throughout Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan and Queens. Our philosophy is to provide fun, interactive early learning programs while infusing a love of learning in children through preschool, early elementary school and beyond. We strongly believe that a child’s early learning years are vital and set the stage for a child’s future success.
Our classes include:
Summer STE(A)M Adventure
Gifted & Talented Program & Test Prep
Math Tutoring
Reading & Writing Tutoring
SHSAT Test Prep
TACHS Test Prep
More Test Prep Courses
Educational Preschool
Contact us to schedule a free trial class or placement evaluation.

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MatchPoint NYC

Grab your tennis racquets and get ready for a great summer at MatchPoint NYC!
Our summer multi-sport camp for kids is a great way to help them learn, excel and master the game of tennis as well as make new friends and develop long lasting friendships. Multi-sport and tennis camp programs include tennis, swimming, basketball, stretching, boxing, soccer, lunch and much more. Our mission is to provide each child with the opportunity to learn, improve and simply have fun with friends. 
Rhythmic Gymnastics Camp program features a high-quality training program for girls ages 5 and older and is aimed at developing skills and techniques in a fun and enriching environment. Our Rhythmic Gymnastics Director, Lucy Kerznerman along with her internationally acclaimed staff, have put together a rigorous and comprehensive program aimed at developing skills and techniques in a fun and enriching environment.
Swimming Camp program is designed to help each child understand technical, physical and hydrodynamic principles of the sport of swimming. Kids will be guided to discover the world of competitive swimming, and will get to experience in through lessons in stroke development, lectures, videos & dryland training and flexibility training.
We focus on helping kids become better athletes and more confident young adults.
MatchPoint Summer Camps NYC
Website | Email | (718) 769-0001

Brooklyn CentreStage Dance

Professional dancer/teacher Heidi Flanagan and Broadway veteran Valerie Wright welcome you to Brooklyn CenterStage Dance studio!
Here at Brooklyn CenterStage our philosophy is to empower each dancer with strong technique while we celebrate his or her own individuality. BCS trains dancers of all ages and abilities, and embraces dance in all its forms from ballet to tap, jazz, modern, musical theater and hip hop. Whether you plan to pursue dance as a profession or you simply love to dance for recreation, our dynamic faculty creates a nurturing environment filled with passion, respect and inspiration. We love to see creativity flourish and are devoted to an atmosphere infused with positive energy and fun!
Our Fall Semester runs September 10, 2017 to January 27, 2018.
Please stop by our lovely studio, located at 495 3rd Avenue at 11th Street, call 718-499-6600, or visit our website at

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