Back to school time can bring sorrow for kids still longing to keep summer alive. A great way to up spirits is to sign your kids up for fun after school activities. Downtown Manhattan has great options, and below are a handful of them.
Asphalt Green, downtown location found at Battery Park City, provides sporting activities for all child age groups and skill levels. The programs feature high quality instructional classes, recreational leagues, and select competitive teams. There are traditional sports such as baseball, soccer, and youth flag football, as well as youth martial arts and sports performance training. Learn more about classes here.
Kids Creative, located right off Union Square Park, offers unique after school classes that helps kids use their imaginations to create original art, music, theater, dance, and more. Besides improving creativity, the classes teach kids essential skills in conflict resolution and peace building. The non-profit organization is for students Pre-K to High School. Kids can create a rock band, write a musical, and even create their own unique world. Learn more about Kids Creative after school program here.
NY Kids Club
NY Kids Club has numerous downtown Manhattan locations such as in Battery Park City, Tribeca, and Greenwich Village. After school classes are designed for children six and younger. NY Kids Club is renowned for creative and innovative classes, camps, and even birthday celebrations. The programs are what you generally is found in school: Math/Science/Engineering, Sports, Music, Dance, Art, and even Spanish. Learn more about NY Kids Club here.
Chess NYC, located by the NYU campus, is an established leader in chess excellence and education. The program provides engaging, accelerated instruction followed by supervised play. Chess NYC’s mission is to have kids enjoy chess and learn the complexity of the game. Chess, like many sports, teaches valuable life lessons and nobody does it better than Chess NYC. Learn more about classes here