The Parks Afterschool Program provides children ages 6-13 the opportunity to engage in fun, safe structured activities under the care of trained staff. Staff create safe, supportive environments for the children that attend the program. The program complements what children are learning in school and strengthens their sense of belonging in the communities in which they live. NYC Parks Afterschool offers academic enrichment, sports and fitness, arts and cultural programming,

Learn to Ride: Free Group Bike Riding Classes for Kids

Learn to Ride—Kids is a free group class for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. With our safe, easy, effective method and experienced instructors, kids will learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Most students get the hang of it in one session, but even if they don’t, parents will leave equipped with an easy,

Kids Cooking for a Brighter Future in the Bronx

This week we are highlighting an amazing culinary program right here in the South Bronx. Coqui the Chef teaches young people and their families in the South Bronx how to cook healthier meals with ingredients right from their kitchen. Similar to Barney and Friends and Dora the Explorer, Coqui the Chef uses a fun, friendly mascot to teach children the importance of building healthy habits through cooking and nutrition classes. This

Summer Camp Open House

The Club of Riverdale (TCR), the premier fitness center for tennis, swimming, basketball, golf and fitness instruction, is offering New York families the opportunity to enjoy a summer filled with ease, fond memories, and a wide array of activity and excitement for all ages. To kick off the season, TCR is hosting a two-day open house where families may sample complimentary cookouts, group exercise classes, tennis/golf classes for kids, and

Sign your child up for a free Fresh Air Fund experience

Join The Fresh Air Fund for our 139th summer of serving New York City children and give your child an experience of a lifetime. The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Fresh Air summers are filled with children running barefoot through the grass, swimming for the first time or gazing

Learn to Swim Vacation Camp with NYC Parks

Over the Mid-winter Recess school break, NYC Parks offers children between the ages of 6 and 17 the opportunity to learn how to swim, stay active and exercise during their break from school. These free classes include both aquatic safety and fitness benefits and are a great way for children to have fun in the winter. Parents interested in signing up their kids for this opportunity should reach out to

Children's Gardening Program Registration

Get ready for a brand new year of gardening fun in NYBG’s Children’s Gardening Program. Beginning Monday, February 2, registration opens for the spring, summer, and fall season of programs! Call 718.817.8181, e-mail the Registration Office, or fax the Registration Form to 718.817.8829. Registration by mail must be postmarked no sooner than Saturday, January 31. Download the Brochure.  2015 Programs: Garden Sprouts, Ages 3–5 Accompanied by a parent or guardian,

Sign up for your IDNYC Card + Membership to Zoos, Museums, and More..

IDNYC is offering a free one year membership to many cultural institutions once signed up with the identification card-which is free. See information below and sign up at your nearest application location. To enroll, visit for an application and for more information. Enrollment Centers are located at: Bronx Business Center – DOF 3030 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor Bronx, NY 10455 (at E 156th St and Third Ave) Mon, Tue,

Bronx Memberships You Should Have in 2015

Many places you visit nowadays offer membership options. Depending on how many times you plan to visit in a year, it often pays for itself in a few visits and has some great perks for you and your family. There are also some great programs and places that you should consider supporting in 2015. Must Haves   The Bronx Zoo If you have young children, this one is a given. With just

The Children's Gardening Program Gets Festive in Fall!

We’ve had a chance to be a part of this program and must stay it is amazing!! The fall Children’s Gardening Program kicks off September 6, treating kids to a cool new season of gardening fun, fresh food, and nature exploration in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden. Sprouts and Crafters will plant, tend, and harvest lettuce, radishes, carrots, and more; learn about such themes as the changing seasons, our fall

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