After School Clubs and Activities

Keep The Fun Going!

By Adina Kayton September 28, 2023

From budding artists to aspiring athletes, science enthusiasts, and beyond, our Upper East Side community offers a multitude of engaging opportunities to ignite your child's passions, promote growth, and foster friendships. Whether you're searching for music lessons, sports teams, coding classes, or creative arts workshops, our neighborhood has something to offer every young adventurer.

Collina Italiana


Need a new after-school or weekend activity? Collina Italiana has got you
covered! GIROTONDO is an exciting program for kids ages 2-16. From games,
storytelling, and art projects, to grammar, spelling, and reading for the older
kids, there is a range of activities through which children can learn the Italian
language and have fun at the same time! Classes are Monday to Saturday.
Beginner, Intermediate and Bilingual course for all.
Back by popular demand, Collina Italiana's morning drop-off program for kids
ages 2-4 will be in full-swing starting Fall 2023. An Italian language enrichment
program for toddlers, BRAVISSIMO is a bilingual, fully immersive program
open to kids of all language backgrounds. This course emphasizes the
importance and benefits of early language exposure. Open to all: from beginner
to bilingual!
Check also our brand new and already loved MOMMY & ME Italian classes in
the morning.

Contact them here for more info:
Phone: 212.427.7770

Ramblin' Dan's Music

A longtime New York Family Favorite, Ramblin' Dan’s Freewheelin' Band provides high energy, engaging music classes for 0-3 year olds.  Driven by playful and skillful musicianship, our priorities are having fun, providing a pressure-free and comforting atmosphere, and helping kids gain confidence.

Most of Ramblin’ Dan’s classes are for 0-3 years olds (we love teaching infants), though we offer private classes and Birthday parties for children up to 5 years old.

For a ONE-OF-A-KIND musical experience for your child, come jam in Ramblin’ Dan’s Freewheelin’ Band!

Locations on the Upper East Side

E 84th st (and Second Ave)
E 66th St (and Madison Ave)

E 63rd St (and 3rd Ave)

Locations on the Upper West Side

W 72nd St (and Columbus Ave)

W 86th St (B/T Columbus Ave and Amsterdam Ave)

Locations Downtown

Flatiron (W 26th St and 6th Ave)

Chelsea (W 21st St and 10th Ave)

StuyTown @ Oval Kids

Union Square (E 11th St and University Ave)

Tribeca - Pier 26

Tribeca/Battery Park City - Rockefeller Park

Goldfish Swim School (NEW!!!!)

Goldfish Swim School is proud to provide a state-of-the-art tropical aquatic swimming facility that is dedicated to indoor swim classes and programs for children. Our premier learn-to-swim programs cater to children as young as four months and extend all the way up to 12 years old. Each swim lesson is expertly designed to be engaging, educational, and, most importantly, fun! Whether your little one is a water baby or a budding Olympian, our highly-trained instructors provide the perfect blend of water safety skills and stroke development.

Parents and kids across North America prefer Goldfish Swim School because we offer:

A unique curriculum that’s convenient and can work with your busy schedule

A wide variety of available program options, including infant and toddler swim lessons

Shiver-free pools that are a pleasant 90° all year long

An emotionally and intellectually stimulating environment

Air-conditioned viewing galleries equipped with free Wi-Fi

Convenient access to snacks and swim gear

Safety and supervision at all times

From Jump Start Clinics, birthday parties, open family swims, and our competitive team known as Swim Force, we’re committed to helping your child develop important life skills so he or she can make waves in life!


Enrichment activities include fine arts, jewelry, ceramics, team sports, swimming, gymnastics, dance, music (including private lessons), theater and so much more!

Transportation is provided from:

P.S. 77

P.S. 527

P.S. 198

Hunter Elementary School


P.S. 6

P.S. 290

P.S. 151

You can email or call them at 212.415.5624

Art Farm 

This program is fantastic for grades Pre-k through 5th Grade. The Art Farm NYC Afterschool Program is a unique experience unlike any other after-school program you will find in New York City. Children ages 4 – 10 will get to interact with our live animals every day in our petting zoo, and either participate in arts and crafts, cooking in our kitchen, or continue to learn about our animal collection!

Click here to learn more!

Pixie Pods

Zumbini” Music + Movement- LIC- Queens:

Zumbini” Music + Movement- LIC- Queens:

Zumbini” Music + Movement- LIC- Queens:

Dance with Me” Creative Dance- LIC, Queens:

“Pixie Acro” Tumbling- LIC, Queens: