Save 15% on Physique Swimming Fall 2019 classes

Physique Swimming

Save 15% on Physique Swimming Fall 2019 classes when you book at KidzCentralStation.com and use coupon code PHYSIQUEFALL2019. Enjoy this limited time offer from now until Labor Day 2019 only for Kidz Central Station families!

Physisque Swimming

Summer is coming to an end, but swimming doesn’t have to stop! Physique Swimming offers a variety of class levels from Beginner to Advanced to Swim Team Prep. Your kids will learn to swim and progress in their swimming capabilities during this program.

Registration for all Manhattan locations is now open for Fall 2019 classes beginning on Sept 4th!  Sign up today to reserve your space!

View Schedules by Class:
Me and My Shadow Age: 6 months to 3 years
Beginner 1: Water Exploration Age: 3 to 5 years
Beginner 2: Primary Skills Age: 4 to 7 years
Advanced 1: Stroke Readiness Age: 5 to 7 years
Advanced 2: Stroke Development Age: 6 to 10 years
Swim Team Prep Age: 6+

Locations Include: Bowling Green, FiDi, East Village, Midtown East, Midtown West, UES, Hunter College, Yorkshire Towers, South Bronx

 

Family Events at Brookfield Place New York

Brookfield Place New York is a setting for discovery and inspiration,  relaxing and socializing. Enjoy a variety of FREE family fun events for you and your little ones.


Brookfield Place

Redhawk Native Arts Celebration

Location: Winter Garden at Brookfield Place

This family-friendly event with the Redhawk Native American Arts Council is taking place in conjunction with Tepkik, an installation by artist Jordan Bennett, and will present a variety of activities including art and jewelry-making, Indigenous dance, traditional storytelling with Tchin, and more.

Fri, 9/6 | 12-2PM  (Lunchtime art and jewelry making). MORE INFO

Sat, 9/7 | 10AM – 2PM. MORE INFO

About Redhawk Native American Arts Council: The Redhawk Native American Arts Council is a not for profit organization founded and maintained by Native American artists and educators residing in the New York City area. Since 1994, the Council is dedicated to educating the general public about Native American heritage through song, dance, theater, works of art and other cultural forms of expression. The council represents artists from North, South, Central American, Caribbean and Polynesian Indigenous cultures. The arts council also hosts festivals, workshops, theater presentations and educational programs, addressing stereotypes and fostering an awareness of Native cultures from a historical standpoint, with a focus on contemporary cultural practices.


 

Brookfield Place

Location: Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place

Join us Saturday mornings for performances by magicians, musicians, storytellers and more that are perfect for a pint-sized audience! Entertainment lineup changes every week. Food and beverage options at Hudson Eats are available for purchase.

From 10am-12pm every Saturday, kids can wiggle, dance and singalong with our dynamic children’s performers.  MORE INFO


 

Brookfield Place

Parkour on the Plaza

Location: Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place

FREE (Registration suggested)

Join a team of parkour coaches from The Movement Creative who will use fun games and obstacles to empower you to find new ways over, under, and through your environment.
All levels welcome – ages 7-13.

Registration recommended for the following dates: Sep 7thSep 14thOct 5thOct 12th

ABOUT THE MOVEMENT CREATIVE: The Movement Creative offers parkour and movement classes in NYC.’s They blend movement and play with the philosophy and ethos of Parkour, striving to create spaces where people can move with other people that love to move. Members of their community learn from and teach one another, becoming more than a sum of their parts by sharing challenges, playing games and exploring their own and each other’s potential. Join the community and change the way you see the world.

Baby and Me Yoga @ NYU Langone Baby

NYU Langone’s parent education program hosts numerous classes and groups that help you prepare for childbirth and provide you with the support you need when you bring your baby home.

Baby and Me Yoga

NYU Langone Baby

This 45 minute yoga session is for moms and newborns, 6 weeks to 12 months after birth. We practice gentle stretching, meditation, and breathing exercises to help moms build strength, balance, and flexibility. At Baby & Me Yoga, moms also share parenting tips and experiences in a peaceful, relaxed environment.

No Prenatal Yoga experience required.

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NYU Langone Health Event @Staten Island Yankees — Concussions: What You Need to Know

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Join experts from NYU Langone Health’s Concussion Center for a discussion to better understand player risks and how to manage a concussion.

DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO BE PART OF THE FUN WITH THE STATEN ISLAND YANKEES!

Sunday, July 28th @ 1:00PM Staten Island Yankees vs Lowell Spinners (Boston Red Sox Affiliate) Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George

Purchase a Skyline Suite ticket for $45. Your purchase includes:

  • Skyline Suite access. The Skyline Suite is located on the first base side of the ballpark on the suite level
  • 90 minutes of food service
  • FREE health event: Concussions: What You Need to Know

The ballpark gates will be open at 12:00PM. No outside food or beverage is allowed in the ballpark. Guests 2 and under do not require a ticket to get into the ballpark.

12:30 pm: Concussions: What You Need to Know. NYU Langone’s Concussion Center experts will discuss recognition, management and prevention.

For more information and to purchase tickets please contact: Jesse Lopresti at 718-313-1324 or jlopresti@siyanks.com

 

2019 Summer Camps for NYC Kids

Summer Camps

It’s the end of the school year! 

SEARCH Summer Camps to keep the kids busy!

 

 

 

 


Summer Camp

Basketball Summer Camp. Ages 5+; weekly Jun 17th – Aug 29th; 9am-4pm; John Jay College, Nord Anglia School, or Grace Church School.  NYC Basketball Kids will be hosting 11 weeks of star-studded basketball camps featuring NBA players such as Golden State Warrior Shawn Livingston, Portland Trail Blazer Enes Kanter, NBA Dunk Contest Champion Hamidou Diallo, Philadelphia 76er Tobias Harris, Knicks legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier, and more!  

Sign Up: Basketball Camp @NYC Basketball Kids


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  • Swim Summer Camp. Ages 5-14, weekly Jul 1st – Aug 23rd; Half Day or Full Day; Léman Manhattan Prep Upper School
    Grow & Learn with Physique Swimming this Summer! Their mission is to inspire campers, contribute to their long term development, broaden their horizons and change the way they view the world. 

Sign Up: Swim Camp @Physique Swimming

  • Swim & STEM Summer Camp. Ages 4-5, 6-7 & 8-12, various weeks Jun 24th – Aug 30th; Half Day or Full Day; Waterside Plaza
    Physique Swimming & NORY STEM – your dream camp is here! In the morning, innovators work in groups to solve problems in a collaborative and creative way with hands-on projects. In the afternoon, campers practice instructional swim three days a week.

Sign Up: Swim & STEM Camp with NORY & Physique Swimming


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  • Shibley Summer Day Camp. Ages 3-13; Full Summer; 9AM – 4PM; Full day including bus transportation; Long Island
    Each day children from Long Island, Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn gather together in a beautiful setting in Northern Nassau County that feels like the Adirondacks. Campers swim 2x/day (American Red Cross swim instruction) and participate in a mix of athletics, arts, adventure and more activities.

Sign Up for a Private Tour @Shibley Day Camp


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  • Robots & Science Summer Camp. Ages 3-4, 5-7 & 8-12, various weeks Jun 24th – Aug 30th; Half Day or Full Day; Multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn
    Your child will spend the day doing what they love and learning while they do it. Young innovators will use their strengths, as well as develop new skills, to program a robot and build circuits and structures.

Sign Up: Robots & Science Camp @NORY

  • S.T.E.A.M/Robotics Summer Camp. Ages 5-14, weekly Jul 8th – Aug 30th; 8:30am – 3:30pm; UES, Long Island City
    Snapology offers the best summer day camps around! With a different theme every week, your kids will love the fun camp topics and activities. Shh, don’t tell them it’s educational!

Sign Up: S.T.E.A.M/Robotics Camp @Snapology


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  • SUMMER DANCE & THEATRE CAMP. Ages 4-12; Weekly Jul 8th – Aug 30th; Half Day or Full Day; StuyTown/Peter Cooper
    I Can Do That NYC is New York’s most unique place for kids to learn to sing, dance and act by learning from Broadway professionals and a team of aspiring ICDT professionals. They learn different styles of dance, participate in theatre games, scene work, improv and singing with a live accompanist. Each week ends with a fun BROADWAY INSPIRED SHOW for family and friends. 

Sign Up: Dance & Theatre Camp @I Can Do That NYC


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  • Little Athletes Summer Camp. Ages 2 to 3.5, Jun 10th – Aug 2nd; 9am-12:30pm, UWS
    FunFit campers will enjoy an action-packed summerfull of games and adventures experienced through weekly themes, sports play and more. Sports include soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis, hockey, volleyball, lacrosse and gymnastics. Daily events include music, dance, art, cooking, yoga and outdoor orienteering.

Sign Up: Little Athletes Camp @ FunFit Kids

  • Soccer & STEM Summer Camp. Ages 3-4 & 5-7; various weeks Jun 2410th – Aug 30th; Half Day or Full Day; Multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn
    In the morning, innovators will develop new skills, to program a robot, build circuits, conduct experiments and more. In the afternoon, the athletes will learn the fundamentals of soccer with the pros of Super Soccer Stars.

Sign Up: Soccer & STEM Camp  with NORY & Super Soccer Stars


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  • Summer Chefs Camp. Ages 2-4, 4-7, 8-11 & 11-14, Jul 1 – Aug 30; check schedules; SoHo
    Freshmade NYC offers hands-on healthy cooking classes appropriate for all age groups.  

Sign Up: Summer Chefs Camp @Freshmade NYC


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Summer Entrepreneurship. Ages 5-10, Jul 29th – Aug 2nd; 9AM – 4PM; UWS

  • In this week of real-life adventure, children will learn to understand others’ needs, develop solutions to a problem and gain the courage to take risks as they develop their own business. Most importantly, they learn that being creative and driven is not only rewarding, but also a whole lot of fun!

Sign Up: Summer Entrepreneurship @NORY

SPECIAL EVENT!! NYC Basketball Kids Player Clinic With Enes Kanter

NYC Basketball Kids

Join Portland Trail Blazers Star Enes Kanter and NYC Basketball Kids for one of the best Summer Basketball Clinics in New York City!

Saturday, June 15th: Enes Kanter Clinic @ John Jay College, W59th St

Ages 5-11 10-11:15AM, Ages 12-17 11:15AM-12:30PM

Portland Trail Blazer Enes Kanter will be in attendance to lead drills, take pictures, and sign autographs for everybody in attendance! The mini camp will offer a small sample of what makes NYC Basketball Kids summer camps so special!

Youth Director Bryan Gamroth and the NYC Basketball Kids staff will be on hand to meet parents and kids. This is a great opportunity for a really fun experience while trying out one of the top youth sports programs in the city.  You won’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity!

SIGN UP: June 15th Basketball Clinic with Enes Kanter

SPECIAL LIMITED-TIME OFFER
In conjunction with this special event, Kidz Central Station and NYC Basketball Kids are offering a special, limited-time offer until June 15. Enroll for summer and use code KIDZBASKETBALL and receive $100 off per week and your choice of after camp shooting clinic or free late pickup (6pm) at no additional charge. Don’t miss out!

From June 17th – August 29th, NYC Basketball Kids will be hosting 11 weeks of star-studded basketball camps featuring NBA players such as Golden State Warrior Shawn Livingston, Philadelphia 76er Tobias Harris, Knicks legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier, and more! Camp locations at John Jay College, Grace Church School and Nord Anglia International School.

VIEW Basketball Summer Camp Schedule

Memorial Day Activities for Kids

Memorial Day Activities for Kids

Monday, May 27th is Memorial Day and the kids are home from school! 

SIGN UP for a great day off activity.

Robots & Science Memorial Day Camp

at NORY locations in Pine Street School and Brooklyn Heights. Age 3-7.
Your child will spend the day doing what they love and learning while they do it. Young innovators will use their strengths, as well as develop new skills, to program a robot and build circuits and structures. 

Memorial Day Art Camp

at Creatively WILD Art Studio in Brooklyn. Age 10+.
Happy Campers spend action packed days going on exciting artistic adventures. Camps include instruction & exploration in Painting, Drawing, illustration, Cartooning, Manga, Found Object Art, Mixed media, Collage, Sculpture & more.

 

Kids’ Birthday Parties at Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group BirthdayBlue Man Group will rock your world!

Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises.

Located at the very intimate space at Astor Place Theatre on Lafayette Street, the Blue Man Group has been a long standing iconic show since 1991.  Kidz Central Station recently received complimentary tickets to attend the April 22nd afternoon show when our kids were on Spring Break.  The parents were happy to take a break from the playgrounds and enjoy a different form of entertainment,  The kids (ages ranging from 7-10) were happy to have a “field trip” during vacation.  Although I’d been to a show many, many years ago, I was excited to have the experience with my kids.

Blue Man Group Birthday

Blue Man Group Birthday

We don’t want to spoil the show (which is unlike anything you’ve seen), but will say that the kids totally loved the childlike humor of the show.  And people being splattered with paint is always funny to them.  They were laughing and smiling throughout the 90 minutes.  The performance is very family friendly and the little bits of adult humor are lost on the kids anyway.  The favorite parts the kids mentioned were the audience interaction and the toilet paper fun at the end. You can tell from the photo above that this is a crowd pleaser.  Among their exact reactions were “awesome!,” “funny,” “messy,” and “Can we go again?”

Blue Man Group Birthday

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After watching the show, we were convinced that this would be a great way to celebrate a birthday while also treating our children’s friends to a unique experience.  It also would be stress free planning. Parents can drop off their kids at the location and the kids are firmly seated for the duration while you relax and enjoy the show with them.  Blue Man Group takes care of the rest!

Celebrate Your Child’s Next Birthday at Blue Man Group New York

Groups 10+ receive complimentary birthday package, which includes:

Themed e-vites

Opportunity for birthday child’s name to appear on LED screen for a birthday shout out

Spin art canvas created by the Blue Men

Show poster for each guest.

Merchandise, Concessions, and Additional Experiences Available for an additional cost.

After the show, get your photos with the performers

Save $20 per ticket for select performances

Blue Man Group Birthday

Kidz Tips

  • Price Per Ticket: $65.00 incl. 1 guest
  • Duration: 90-100 minutes (No Intermission)
  • Wear white to have fun with the fluorescent lighting
  • Bring Earplugs if the kids are sensitive to loud sounds
  • Location: Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

Concussions On or Off the Playing Field: What Parents Need to Know

Hassenfield Children's Hospital

From the real experts at Hassenfield Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone:

A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by sudden head movement – from either a jolt or blow to the head or body. While many people think of football and other contact sports as the most common cause of concussion, playgrounds and bicycling or scooters are the leading cause of concussion in children. It is critical that children play safely and that kids, parents, and guardians know how to spot the signs and symptoms of concussion. Symptoms from a concussion can take minutes or hours to develop, so if a concussion is suspected, it is important to book an appointment with a doctor trained in concussion management for a thorough evaluation after a blow to the head or body. Concussions typically resolve on their own within a month of injury, but recovery is faster for children who see a specialist right away.

A few simple precautions can help keep you and your children safe:

  • Use age-appropriate playground and cycling equipment
  • Ensure that equipment is properly maintained for safety
  • Use guardrails to prevent falls
  • Wear a helmet when bicycling, skateboarding, or using a scooter
  • Look out for hazards that can cause trips or falls
  • Talk with kids about the importance of playing by the rules to avoid unintentional injury

Concussion identification:

Signs or symptoms of concussion may include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Balance problems
  • Nausea
  • Mood changes
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering
  • Sensitivity to light or noise

You should immediately seek medical help or call 911 if there are signs of:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe or worsening symptoms
  • Sudden changes in speech or walking
  • Bruising around the eyes or behind the ear
  • Facial deformity
  • Vision changes

 Recovery:

Children can begin to return to their normal, non-contact, non-strenuous activities a few days after suffering a concussion as long as their symptoms do not increase with activity. Promoting good sleep and nutrition can help the child feel better. The child can also gradually return to school as tolerated under guidance from a physician, so communication with school administration is important. Children should not return to sports or strenuous physical activities until they are in school full-time and have been cleared by their physician.

 

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Elizabeth Barchi, MD, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and sports medicine specialist at NYU Langone Health. She sees children and adults at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital and the Joan H. and Preston Robert Tisch Center at Essex Crossing, and her main interests include injury prevention, cross-training, nutrition and energy availability, and optimizing recovery.

Love of Reading Starts with Play

Playful Literacy'Every year, teachers are struggling to motivate kids to read, even starting in kindergarten, because of poor attention spans. While the research does not unequivocally state why attention spans are shorter now, there is new evidence to suggest that technology overuse is not helping. Speech-Language Pathologist Frida Matute, founder of a new class called Playful Literacy, is reigniting that natural motivation kids have to learn by organically combining playing and reading.

Playful Literacy’s philosophy is that kids become motivated to read if they learn early reading skills through movement, games and mostly, fun! Playful Literacy builds upon the premise of many evidence-based reading programs like Orton-Gillingham, which use multisensory activities that incorporate movement of the whole body to read. Playful Literacy involves and captures kids through playing games like ‘Pin the Sound on the Donkey’ and ‘Sound Trivia’ as well as word obstacle courses and vowel scavenger hunts. For older kids, the curriculum builds on literacy by incorporating reading and writing through songs, plays and scripts, which engage kids to write content for their own shows, private YouTube channels and blogs. Playful Literacy aims to combine today’s interests with the inherent love of play. This whole-body, multisensory approach to learning is a well-researched and proven method to increase children’s motivation, confidence and success while learning to read.

Playful Literacy

Teaching reading through play and movement is becoming  popularized as specialists in reading, teachers and parents become more aware of the benefits of learning how to read through multi-sensory activities. The Playful Literacy curriculum changes for each grade level, but always embeds reading and writing into highly interesting activities, making learning to read “sticky” for kids. Classes are led by speech-language pathologists with master’s degrees in language and reading specialists trained in Orton-Gillingham. Classes maintain small groups with specialist to student ratios of 1:5 so learning outcomes are met in fun, structured lessons. Playful Literacy is now an option for parents to help their kids love reading during afterschool or summer classes.

WHY DO I NEED TO START THIS NOW?

Playful LiteracyThe term ‘Literacy’ means reading and writing. In order for kids to learn how to read and write, they need to learn skills that prepare them for reading starting in pre-k. In pre-k, self-regulation and active listening are critical precursors to reading. From there, kids learn early literacy skills like rhyming and sound identification. Kids then start blending simple sounds together to read short words. Children with well-established literacy skills are more equipped learners and listeners. These children excel in a variety of domains and build profound abilities for reasoning, language awareness, self-understanding, and formulation of questions (All Children Read).

PLAYFUL LITERACY | LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. SELF-REGULATION: The ability to recall important information and sustain attention while inhibiting distractions from accomplishing tasks. Students that learn to self-regulate earlier demonstrate long-lasting increased language and learning skills.
  1. ACTIVE LISTENING: Fully listening to a communicative partner is critical to academic and daily life. A large portion of students’ class time involves listening to instruction and newly presented information.
  1. PRE-LITERACY SKILLS: Early literacy skills like sound identification, rhyming, letter identification, and syllable segmentation need to be secured to dive into reading and writing successfully.
  1. THE LOVE OF LEARNING: Playful Literacy’s curriculum is fun! A fun and engaging approach to learning motivates kids to participate.

Playful Literacy spring and summer classes are starting at 92ND ST Y and The Art Farm the week of April 29th and run through August 23rd.

Download the curriculum

Register for a class visit