Come summer time, many parents trade their kids’ tight activity schedules for afternoons at the park, running through the sprinklers, and monkeying around on the playground. The freedom of it all is fantastic. But when it’s too hot outside and you’re yearning for a little structure in your child’s day, what can you do?
Luckily, many kids’ programs in NYC offer one-time drop-in classes where you can pop in on a whim and let someone else do the entertaining. Kidz Central Station has some great drop-in class options, whether you have a two month old or a two year old in tow. Here are a few to try out the next time you and your little one need a break from your summer break.
74th Street Magic: Throughout the summer, this Upper East Side favorite is hosting fun-themed drop-in classes that combine art, music, and play for kids age 3–5. Whether your little ones want to experience Winter in July or need a little Superhero Training, it’s sure to be a great time.
Lavender Blues Music: Whether you have an infant or a toddler, Lavender Blues Music is a great drop-in option for Brooklyn kids. Classes are intimate 30-minute sessions where little ones can sing, dance, and play along with instruments, parachutes, and bubbles!
Kids at Work: If you live in the Chelsea neighborhood of NYC, Kids at Work has every activity you can possibly imagine: music, soccer, yoga, language, and more. All of the classes are drop-in as you please, so it’s the perfect place for kids of all ages (infants up to four year olds) to pop in for a class or open play.
Freshmade NYC: This downtown program for little chefs in the making has it all: crafts, music, and of course, cooking! While there are one-week, two-week, and four-week summer sessions available, your little one can also drop-in for a half-day class, Tuesday through Thursday, as a Lil’ Chef (age 2–5) or Young Chef (age 7–12).
Visit Kidz Central Station to find a great drop-in class in your area! We also host our own fun pop-ups, one-time drop-in classes that we host along with many of the great kids’ programs in NYC. Our next one at Kidville Murray Hill is already sold out, but join our mailing list to get updates about our next event—we promise, it’s coming soon!