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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Kids At Work

123 West 20th Street, Second floor (Chelsea)

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

Music for Aardvarks

103 West 73th Street (Upper West Side)

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

The Art Farm in the City

419 E 91st Street between First Avenue & York (Upper East Side)

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

The Art Studio NY

145 West 96th Street #1B (Upper West Side)

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

Downtown Dance Factory

291 Broadway (Tribeca/Soho)

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.

Hands On! A Musical Experience

529 Columbus Avenue between 85th & 86th Street (Upper West Side)

Kids play miniature instruments, learn basic music concepts, and explore stories and movement. Art classes and music classes that incorporate foreign languages and cultures also offered.

Songs for Seeds Upper East Side

328 East 61st Street (Upper East Side)

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. 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 more musical fun.


48 West 68th Street (Upper West Side)

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.