Drop-in Classes

Need some music, art, gym or animal time, but afraid of committing to long-term and usually expensive semesters? Some of our favorite drop-in classes:
* The kid’s spaces at MoMA, the Met, Natural History Museum and other museums also offer excellent drop-in fun. Tax-deductible memberships allow frequent creative play all year long starting at less than $100.
* Some semester-only classes offer free or discounted trial classes.
* Many spaces & classes offer occasional introductory deals. Subscribe to our email list or like us on Facebook and we’ll let you know when they come up.
* See our list of indoor playspaces and weekly storytimes for more inexpensive, flexible options. Also check out our weekly events listing for tons of fun ideas.


Drop-in Classes by Day



Monday, February 18



10:00 am–5:00 pm
CMOM Presidential Buttons (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)
10:30 am–4:45 pm
CMOM Historic Presidential Thinking Hats – Photo Booth (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)
10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio (102 Charlton Street)

Tuesday, February 19



10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio (102 Charlton Street)
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
CMOM Fine Art Superheroes with Basil El Halwagy (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)

Wednesday, February 20



9:15 am–10:00 am
Sing! (1395 Lexington Avenue)
10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio (102 Charlton Street)
11:30 am–12:00 pm
Kids Karma Yoga StoryTime (25 West 23rd Street)
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
CMOM Drag Queen Story Hour featuring Robyn (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)

Thursday, February 21



10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio (102 Charlton Street)
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
CMOM Camille A. Brown & Dancers’ Every Body Move (212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam)
3:00 pm–3:45 pm
Toc Toc! Spanish Class (26-09 Jackson Ave)

Friday, February 22



10:00 am–11:45 am
Gateway Storytime (West 81st Street & Central Park West)
10:45 am–12:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio (102 Charlton Street)


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Friday, February 22


Gateway Storytime

Friday 10:00 am
West 81st Street & Central Park West (Upper West Side)
suggested $22/ages 12-65, $12.50/ages 2-12, $17/students & seniors free/ages 2 & under

Ages 2 to 5 can play in the fascinating Discovery Room, then explore a natural science or cultural topic with a story, song, and visit with a worksheet to a related Museum Hall. One of our favorite NYC activities. We even made it in the website’s photos. Two sessions at 10:10 & 11:10 am.
Free passes available on the day of the program on a designated line outside the 81st Street Planetarium Entrance between 9:45 and 10:05 on a first-come, first-served basis. Any remaining tickets will be distributed from the Discovery Room itself. Get there early; they run out quickly.

Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio

Monday–Friday 10:45 am-12 pm
102 Charlton Street (Soho/Tribeca/LES)
$30/family

Join CMA’s teaching artists in a dedicated, specially-designed, safe art and play studio for children ages 1 to 5. Daily drop-in sessions feature a range of stimulating activities including music, storytime and art-making with a range of materials and techniques. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Monday, February 25


Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio

Monday–Friday 10:45 am-12 pm
102 Charlton Street (Soho/Tribeca/LES)
$30/family

Join CMA’s teaching artists in a dedicated, specially-designed, safe art and play studio for children ages 1 to 5. Daily drop-in sessions feature a range of stimulating activities including music, storytime and art-making with a range of materials and techniques. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Tuesday, February 26


Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio

Monday–Friday 10:45 am-12 pm
102 Charlton Street (Soho/Tribeca/LES)
$30/family

Join CMA’s teaching artists in a dedicated, specially-designed, safe art and play studio for children ages 1 to 5. Daily drop-in sessions feature a range of stimulating activities including music, storytime and art-making with a range of materials and techniques. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


Wednesday, February 27


Sing!

Wednesday 9:15 am
1395 Lexington Avenue (Upper East Side)
$20, $10/siblings

Join Rebecca Schoffer and 92Y Parenting Center staff for a fun and interactive sing-a-long of old time favorites, folk songs and childhood classics.

Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio

Monday–Friday 10:45 am-12 pm
102 Charlton Street (Soho/Tribeca/LES)
$30/family

Join CMA’s teaching artists in a dedicated, specially-designed, safe art and play studio for children ages 1 to 5. Daily drop-in sessions feature a range of stimulating activities including music, storytime and art-making with a range of materials and techniques. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.

Kids Karma Yoga StoryTime

Wednesday 11:30 am
25 West 23rd Street (Gramercy & Flatiron)
FREE

Read stories and learn age-appropriate yoga poses at these free action-packed storytimes for yogis up to six years old in a gorgeous brick studio with pretty flower murals. Even at the age of 2, my kids loved trying handstands against the wall.


Thursday, February 28


Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio

Monday–Friday 10:45 am-12 pm
102 Charlton Street (Soho/Tribeca/LES)
$30/family

Join CMA’s teaching artists in a dedicated, specially-designed, safe art and play studio for children ages 1 to 5. Daily drop-in sessions feature a range of stimulating activities including music, storytime and art-making with a range of materials and techniques. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.

Toc Toc! Spanish Class

Thursday 3:00 pm
26-09 Jackson Ave (Queens)
FREE

Children from 0 to 36 months start learning Spanish in an immersive class that mixes story time, sing-along, dancing, games and a puppet show.

MOCAKIDS Storytime

2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm
215 Centre Street (Lower Manhattan)
$10, $5/seniors, students & ages 2–18, free/ages 1 & under

Interactive songs, finger-plays, nursery rhymes, and arts & crafts accompany a bilingual storytime in English and Mandarin. Everyone from native speakers to those seeking their first exposure to a new language are invited.


Friday, March 1


Gateway Storytime

Friday 10:00 am
West 81st Street & Central Park West (Upper West Side)
suggested $22/ages 12-65, $12.50/ages 2-12, $17/students & seniors free/ages 2 & under

Ages 2 to 5 can play in the fascinating Discovery Room, then explore a natural science or cultural topic with a story, song, and visit with a worksheet to a related Museum Hall. One of our favorite NYC activities. We even made it in the website’s photos. Two sessions at 10:10 & 11:10 am.
Free passes available on the day of the program on a designated line outside the 81st Street Planetarium Entrance between 9:45 and 10:05 on a first-come, first-served basis. Any remaining tickets will be distributed from the Discovery Room itself. Get there early; they run out quickly.

Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio

Monday–Friday 10:45 am-12 pm
102 Charlton Street (Soho/Tribeca/LES)
$30/family

Join CMA’s teaching artists in a dedicated, specially-designed, safe art and play studio for children ages 1 to 5. Daily drop-in sessions feature a range of stimulating activities including music, storytime and art-making with a range of materials and techniques. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after for $6 more.


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