Kid On The Town
Culture For City Kids
Free Trial Classes
Manhattan is overflowing with classes for babies and toddlers. Check out free samples of these usually pricey experiences with these free trial classes.
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Downtown Dance Factory

291 Broadway

Downtown Dance Factory offers over 175 classes a week for girls and boys, from 1 year olds to teens, in a variety of dance styles including ballet, hip-hop, tap, jazz and lyrical.


240 West 73rd Street between Broadway & West End Avenue
217 West 84th Street @ Broadway
1622 First Ave @ 84th Street
235 East 38th Street (between Second & Third Avenues)
100 Reade Street (between Church Street & West Broadway)

Music, art, gym, school skills classes for ages 0-5 in bright cheerful environment.

Hands On! A Musical Experience

529 Columbus Avenue between 85th & 86th Street

Kids play miniature instruments, learn basic music concepts, and explore stories and movement.

Kids At Work

123 West 20th Street, Second floor

Drop-in art, music, and movement classes incorporate educational best practices (and are also lots of fun). Outdoor classes offered in the summer.

Moosiki Kids Music Class

1161 1st Avenue between 63rd & 64th Street East 76th Street & First Avenue

Interactive “grownup-and-me” style music classes for adults and children ages 4 months to 3 years blend traditional musical learning with a more relaxed, rock-and-roll style. Features parachute, puppets, and other various props.


48 West 68th Street

Talented music teachers and pianists introduce music to ages children ages 4 months to 5 years old via sing-alongs, movement, musical games, and specially-designed kid-sized music instruments in one of our favorite early-childhood music programs.

Music for Aardvarks

2537 Broadway at 95th Street 103 West 73th Street
248 West 60th Street
130 East 80th Street between Park & Lexington
316 East 53rd St between 1st & 2nd Avenue
322 East 39th St between 1st & 2nd Avenue
78 Reade Street between Church Street & Broadway

Fun, laid-back music class with witty original NYC-centric songs including the beloved ‘Taxi!.’

Rutgers Community Programs Children's Classes

236 West 73rd Street

Try demo classes of art and soccer for ages 1 to 7 in a welcoming church community. Email Jennifer at [email protected] or call 212-877-8227, x212 to sign up.

Songs for Seeds Upper East Side

328 East 61st Street

This interactive class encourages children, newborn to 6 years old, to sing, dance and play along with a live, three-piece band. Kids rock out with children’s instruments, as well as real drums, guitars, keyboards and instruments from around the world. Teacher/musicians take students on a musical journey each week through a series of seven engaging activities. Kids will experience music and language from cultures around the globe, help create magnetic art murals during a sing-along of well-known nursery rhymes, be delighted by magic tricks that are used to practice numbers and counting and get fully engaged in a wheel spinning game that reinforces the names and sounds of animals. A fun, favorite of our kids.

The Art Farm in the City

419 E 91st Street between First Avenue and York

A variety of classes for ages 1-8 include cooking, arts/crafts, music, singing and cuddling time with live animals.

The Art Studio NY

Entertaining, educational children’s artistic experience for ages ages 2+ combine technique with authentic self-expression.

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