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10 NEW New York Activities for the New Year

A New Year in New York means new things to do!

From slime to soccer, to rock music to Italian lessons, there are lots of new options for kids of all ages. Read on to learn more about some of our faves!

Sloomoo Institute

Where: SoHo
Best for: all ages

In this part-installation, part-STEM program, Sloomoo Institute brings together exhibits, interactions, and sensory experiences—including all the slime you can handle. There’s a DIY slime bar, fiberglass slime sculptures, and more!

Gymboree Jersey City

Where: Jersey City
Best for: 5 years and under

These classic children’s classes are now in Jersey City! Designed by experts, Gymboree’s age-appropriate activities help develop the cognitive, physical, and social skills of children as they play. You can read more about Gymboree and its philosophy here.

The GIANT Room

Where: Chelsea
Best for: age 3 – 12 years

This innovation hub was designed for children to practice STEAM (STEM + Arts) & soft skills. With lots of classes to choose from, like Invent Your Own Machines, Art and Music, Public Speaking, the popular Open Studio, and more, there’s something here for every kid.

The Ground

Where: Lower East Side
Best for: age 3 – 10 years

Lower Manhattan’s first indoor soccer facility is now on KidPass! Kids’ training programs are specifically designed for each age group with a strong focus on developing technical skills and basic fundamentals of the game. Bring your little kicker on by.

SuperReal NYC

Where: Financial District
Best for: all ages

At this unprecedented multimedia experiment, made of cutting-edge art and technology, you and your kids will experience five visual spectacles, each one creating a different dimension with a distinct narrative. Lots of fun for all ages.

Kindergarten teacher with children on music lesson in daycare. Little kids toddlers play together with musical toys.

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School of Rock Queens

Where: Whitestone, Queens
Best for: age 4 – 7 years

The ultimate performance-based music school! These classes for little rockers don’t require any prior music experience. Choose from Little Wing classes, where the smallest students learn music appreciation and the beginnings of musical concepts, or Rookies, where kids learn and experiment with multiple instruments so they can later decide which one they ultimately want to continue pursuing.

Work & Tot

Where: Rego Park, Queens
Best for: age 6 months – 5 years

At this co-working and playspace, parents can work, study, and network while on the other side of a LEGO wall, kids are enrolled in a play date under the supervision of carefully vetted play-educators. Win-win!

BeU New York

Where: Battery Park City
Best for: age 9 years and under

This yoga studio provides a special place for moms and dads whose life is all about their children. They intentionally create a place where children flourish while parents replenish themselves. Choose from Parent & Me classes or Kids Yoga classes, taught in age-appropriate increments.

The Writers and Actors Group

Where: Upper West Side
Best for: age 7 years and up

This partner offers workshops, classes, and private coaching for writers, actors, and everyone in between. Classes for kids and teens are aimed at preparing young actors for film and theater acting, including audition technique. Every class is open to actors of all levels!

Speakitaly NYC

Where: Flatiron
Best for: age 3 – 10 years

At these classes, students will learn about Italy, study vocabulary, cook, and much more while having a lot fun speaking Italian with their amazing native teachers. All levels of Italian-speakers, from beginning to advanced, are welcome!

Looking for more things to do in the city? Here are 10 ways to get kids active in the new year. And if you want to discover and book even more fun, check out all upcoming activities across the NY Metro area. 

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