Week of Wonder is underway! For the next two weeks, enjoy a curated special offer for you to try some of the best and most unique kid-friendly experiences that are only possible in New York! The best part? You’ll receive $25 off your first purchase with any participating provider. We’ve partnered with some of the most unique and kid-friendly experiences around the city that are waiting to be explored!
With hundreds of activities available, finding the right adventure can be a bit overwhelming! Lucky for you, we’ve put together a companion guide — organized by category — to help you find the most wonder-full options for you and your family! Get ready! For the next two weeks, New York is your playground.
STEM and Art
Get ready for your little ones to think out of the (game) box, and play the best board and card games in the universe! When your little ones go to Brooklyn Game Lab they’ll learn to think strategically. The activities encourage critical thinking, literacy skills, problem solving, emotional intelligence, plus…they’re fun!
Learn how to become an expert maker and designer at Robofun! Children can bring their dreams to life in robotics classes, video game design, and stop-motion animation. Classes are led by brilliant teachers who specialize in dynamic, empowering, and ever-so-fun STEM-driven learning that focus on confidence-building and creative problem-solving skills!
Transform everyday objects into extraordinary inventions with The League of Young Inventors! This STEM enrichment program takes kids on an imaginative tour of humanity’s greatest inventions through storytelling, hands-on exploration, and creating. Scientific concepts are taught within a historical context and are applied to real-world situations.
When Jaclyn Carter saw a need for art classes that taught multiple mediums and art history, she decided to start “Artists & Crafts.” By introducing toddlers to famous artists and creating seriously inspiring (and age-appropriate) art, her classes expose kids to art history in a seriously fun way! This 45-minute class is filled with coloring pages, storytime, sculpture, colors, sing-a-longs, homemade cards, and more.
Calling all aspiring artists! Private Picassos teaches classes that build self-confidence through the power of the arts. These carefully taught art classes help children refine fine motor skills, improve verbal and visual vocabularies, and empower students to discover exciting art techniques.
Looking for developmentally-based art classes that teach creativity as a life skill? Well, look no further. At Scribble Art Workshop you’ll learn how to problem solve and put art into every activity at Scribble Art Workshop! Students learn to investigate, see, reflect and explore the world around them as young artists.
Music and Theatre
Move, groove, and play with live music! At Musicology 4 Kids, parents, caregivers, and kids sing-a-long to favorite songs, contemporary tunes, and original music. During each class, kids are exposed to different sounds, rhythms, rhymes, and movements which help develop budding brains, motor skills, and social skills.
Where will your imagination take you today? At Treasure Trunk Theatre, the answer could be anywhere! Treasure Trunk is a nurturing place for children to develop and expand their creative energies while learning valuable skills in communication, teamwork, and confidence. Through the theatrical arts, kids use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to express themselves and connect with their world.
Spark the little musician that lives inside your child at Jam with Jamie! Kids will learn to play with instruments and will advance their moto, ocular, auditory, language, and social skills! Jam to rock n’ roll oldies, today’s hits, and classic kid’s songs.
One of the most comprehensive musical theater programs for kids 3-12 years old in NYC, with classes and workshops led by Broadway’s top teaching artists!
Pigeonholed Theater teaches acting classes that challenge students to become independent thinkers and trust their creative instincts. Students leave Pigeonholed Theater more self-assured, empathetic, and comfortable in front of a crowd. Classes are taught by Broadway actors, professional performers, and educators. For children 4-14 years old.
Enjoy a uniquely creative performing arts program sure to ignite your child’s imagination! Your child will collaborate with professional artists, designers, actors and musicians.
One of New York’s premiere media and S.T.E.A.M. enrichment programs! Your kids will enjoy hands-on and child-driven activities that foster creativity and fun.
Mr. Corbitt's concerts provide a a joyful immersive experience for parents and their young children alike! Introduce your little ones to a musical foundation through play and learn to connect with your children through contemporary songs.
Gym and Dance
FunFit Kids offers classes that make fitness really fun. Instructors put an emphasis on the child’s individual needs and interests while engaging them through play, drills, and games. Little athletes develop the fundamental tools to play a variety of sports, gain confidence and maintain an active lifestyle.
Basketball rules at West Side Hoops! Founded by an award-winning basketball coach, West Side Hoops helps kids develop a love for basketball. Kids will learn sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, and how to win and lose with grace.
Spark wonder through open play and classes at Union Square Play! Founded with a belief that a child’s joy and growth comes from being engaged, these activities are centered around repurposed objects and free expression. Children are encouraged to imagine their own world and be who they want in a cozy environment.
Jump, turn, twirl, swing, and dance in classes at I Can Do That NYC! Classes are taught by an ever-growing staff of Broadway Performers and Theatrical Professionals.
Gantry Kids & Teens is all about giving your child an opportunity to be active and have fun! Kids and teens learn to develop skills like leadership, teamwork, and kindness while building build self-esteem through fitness.
Tiny yogis connect to their mind, body, and soul at Little Feet Wise Heart Yoga. The studio specializes in kids and family yoga and offers unique classes that often feature storytime and movement! Yogis will laugh, stretch, meditate, and learn asana.
Looking for a place where your children can laugh all day and create imaginative play to explore music and dance? Look no further than Dance With Joy.
Specializing in artistic and authentic choreography, Ajna Dance Co. offers classes in a number of styles for dancers of all levels, including Bollywood, Bhangra, classical Indian Dance, and more!
Using teaching techniques Rae developed while working in public schools, Choreography by Rae offers a unique and fun approach to learning dance! Your little one will go from shy to shining in as little as 2 months!
Noor Dance Academy explores classically-based Indian contemporary dance through classes, workshops, and performances for stage and film. Storytelling is at the heart of all classes and students will learn how to infuse stories into dance.
Dance can quickly turn from a hobby to a passion, and then a career! DiDa offers some of the best training available in all genres of dance.
Enrichment and Cooking
Everyone is special, and some people may have more specialized needs than others. So Fun City provides inclusive social learning programs which incorporate magic, play, and games to develop social skills and friendships.
Healthy, fun, hands-on lessons that explore international cuisine with children! Say farewell to the kids menu. The first rule with Allergic to Salad is to “try everything”!
Little chefs, rejoice! If your kids love helping in the kitchen, you can’t miss the activities at Freshmade NYC. This provider offers cooking classes for kids in New York City.
Dirty hands are the best hands at The Dough Project! Babies and young children will be given opportunities to engage in hands-on, open-ended play. Kids engage in safe messy play (with handmade dough) while learning about how kitchen tools work! All dough is plant-based and made from natural ingredients.
Aspiring pastry chefs will love Sugarsuckle, where desserts are beautiful and totally delectable! Sugarsuckle offers classes in cookie, cake, and pie baking and believes in the power of authentically yummy ingredients.
Children take their first steps into a lifelong love of reading and writing at L•M•N•O•Play! Each class is designed to balance play-based learning and literacy in a fun environment. Classes use unique educational materials, multi-sensory engagement, and play to teach literacy skills.
Move over, Williamsburg. Puppetsburg is the authority on all things cool, conscious, and kid-friendly. Children get to know the cast of handmade puppet characters that teach concepts like counting, vocabulary, hygiene, and hipster culture.
Little Lola & Tots offers open play, storytime, school time, art, music and wellness classes in a “parent and me” format. Children will learn to embrace cultural dynamics through language and physical interaction. Little Lola features programming inspired by curiosity and imagination.
Foster a love for words at Stories Bookshop. Tucked inside Stories Bookshop, the Storytelling Lab hosts programming for kids after school, on weekends, and during breaks. Children will learn to hold a pen, draw, write, scribble, and lay the foundation for a lifelong love of storytelling. From art to yoga to chess, kids can explore storytelling arts in a variety of ways.
Babies and toddlers learn to understand their bodies and the world around them at Play & Beyond! Children can take classes that combine music, play, and movement with their parents and caregivers to develop playful emotional connections.
Families First Brooklyn is an independent childhood center dedicated to supporting Brooklyn families. Come enjoy an indoor play space, drop-in classes for art, music, story time and more!
JC Bump & Baby offers a variety of fun and informative activities for moms and babies. These classes let moms and babies connect with each other through support groups, yoga classes, and workshops.