With the weather starting to turn and the clocks gone back, families are looking to make plans for indoor fun with their little ones. Below we are amazing choices, showcasing fabulous places for your kids to climb, create, swing, jump, play music, and generally have a great time, making new friends along the way!
Mozart for Munchkins
If you’d like to introduce your kids to classical music, jazz and bluegrass, this is a great way to do it! Mozart for Munchkins, an interactive concert series for children and their families, will be presenting concerts every Saturday and Sunday until December 16th! Witness the sound and splendor of the violin, piano, cello, brass instruments, acoustic folk instruments and a swinging jazz band up close! Carefully crafted to engage children of ALL ages (newborn and up) through storytelling, visualization, movement, special activities and props, our audiences will recognize some tunes, and have a chance to clap, stomp and sing along as well! Children are welcome to roll, crawl, squeal, and dance to their hearts’ content, while parents, grandparents, and caregivers sit back and unwind. While the setting is informal, the programming remains first rate; from Bach to Bernstein, Beethoven to Barber and a hint of bluegrass and jazz, Mozart for Munchkins features outstanding works performed by exceptional musicians—an unforgettable experience for the whole family! Every concert concludes with our infamous instrument petting zoo where children and their families will be able to meet and play the instruments.
Children’s Museum of the Arts
Extend learning beyond the classroom during the school year with CMA’s after school art classes. Through a weekly, immersive arts class, children develop a portfolio of work over the course of a semester that explores a range of materials and art-making techniques. Our Teaching Artists help your child refine their art techniques, develop their own artistic voice, and build their critical thinking skills. CMA’s After School program is both a fun and educational way to unwind after the school day.
CMA’s stART Studios provide a dedicated, specially-designed, safe art and play studio for children who are mobile (around 1) to 5. Our special art stations and early learning professionals, all of whom are artists, nurture your child’s creativity, curiosity and developmental growth through a range of stimulating activities. Your children will explore and grow at their own pace, building confidence, vocabulary, gross and fine motor skills, and making new friends while having loads of fun!
apple seeds is an all-in-one play space for families with children newborn to five years old. Each of its three renowned NYC facilities features a state-of-the-art indoor playground, amazing children’s classes, unique birthday parties and an award-winning summer camp. apple seeds’ incredibly popular music program, songs for seeds, was named “Best Music Class” by New York magazine and “Most Magical Music Class” by Red Tricycle. songs for seeds is currently franchising and will be expanding to neighborhoods across the country.
Chelsea 10 west 25th st | 212.792.7590
UWS 200 west end ave | 212.792.7591
Stuytown 6 Stuyvesant Oval | 212-253-3643
Manhattan Youth’s Downtown Community Center
Manhattan Youth’s Downtown Community Center is a second home to Tribeca and Fi Di families. Our Family membership offers Swim, Ceramics, cooking, classes in music, sports, Digital Media, movement and art, and lots of open play in dedicated rooms for these activities….all housed in our spacious and sunlit center. Join us and see!
120 Warren St
The Field House at Chelsea Piers
The Field House at Chelsea Piers is one of the best indoor sports facilities in NYC welcoming youths and adults for year-round sports classes, leagues, competitive teams and action packed sports-themed parties for every occasion! The Toddler Gym at the Field House is an exciting play space for children ages 6-months to 4-years that encourages fun through movement in an “open-play” environment. The Field House also offers Open Youth Rock Climbing and Rock-n-Roll sessions for children ages 5-16. Students can come on a drop-in basis or consistently throughout the semester to build their climbing and gymnastic skills. Bring the kids to our house!
For more information and easy online enrollment please visit chelseapiers.com/fh or call 212. 336. 6500.
The Field House at Chelsea Piers
Pier 62 Chelsea Piers
NY, NY 10011
Where playtime is easy with our flexible drop-in model. Our custom-made play structures are designed for curious minds and busy bodies to explore. Learning is fun at Recess too. Our talented staff and variety of programming will help your children learn what they like and have a great time doing it.
At Recess, we understand the value of flexibility and convenience. Your kids may come in and play anytime during our scheduled play hours. We’re ready when you are!
81 Washington St
The Playroom NYC
We are an all day open play space, specializing in unstructured creative play. Drop in any time to play-no appointment required! Our play areas are geared for children up to 5 years old. Our 3,000 square foot facility features an indoor climbing structure, a pre-walker room, a dress-up area and stage, a play bodega, a modern party room and much more!! We can’t wait for you to come play!
The Playroom NYC
1439 1st Avenue