It’s hard to be a parent and not know New York Kids Club, the chain of one-stop-shop spaces for all things tot-oriented, from preschool to classes to play to PJ parties (and more!). They are, seemingly, everywhere. Well, not quite, because the company is in the process of rolling out four new locations in the city to serve the ever-expanding number of families in NYC. Read on to find out where, when and what you’ll find there!

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Greenwich Village location photo: New York Kids Clubs

Uptown, Downtown, Cobble Hill, DUMBO
You’re not the only one who’s noticed all those young families in the city, and that means demand for places like New York Kids Club. The company opened a new facility in Greenwich Village in December and an Upper East Side spot at Sutton Place this week. Early May will bring the debut of New York Kids Club Cobble Hill, Brooklyn and this summer, a new location will open in DUMBO. (For those keeping track, these latest additions bring the NYKC count from 11 to 15!)

While the new clubs themselves will look familiar to anyone who’s been in a NYKC (an aesthetic continuity helps keep kids comfortable), the company’s goal is to reflect and serve the individual communities and families the new outposts call home.

NYKC Marketing Director Jessica Wolf explains that different neighborhoods, parents, and kids have different needs, and each club will not only cater to those particular demands, but do so in the style of the area. That means anything from creating programming when area schools are not in session to hosting local parent groups to establishing an overall vibe at a specific location.

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photo: New York Kids Club

More of the Same, and New Stuff Too!
To describe New York Kids Clubs’ programming as robust is quite an understatement.

Preschool: Its preschool, dubbed New York Preschool, is available for 2s, 3s and 4s, and is dedicated to enriching the whole child through art, movement and cerebral challenges. Through a combination of traditional and progressive curriculum, the program seeks to support each student’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth in an inclusive environment. Learn more about New York Preschool here.

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photo: New York Kids Club

Classes: New York Kids Club offers classes for babies as young as two months old. (That’s Infant Milestones, a caregiver and child class supporting infant development through movement, music, massage, tummy time and more.) But you’ll find virtually every other kind of class as well, for kids up to age 12. General sports, rock climbing, gymnastics, ballet, hip-hop, theater, chess, science, design and engineering (its new Architects and Engineers program), are just some of the classes offered.

NYKC is now offering new ways to sample its considerable slate of classes. The first, the Class Pass, is a flexible drop in pack, which will roll out this summer. Additionally, families can elect the Sampler Class program, which allows members to choose a theme (gym, STEAM, fine art, performing arts) and attend three classes in rotation within a 17-week period. (Price varies by location but is around $600.)

Also new at NYKC: A policy of unlimited and complimentary makeup classes — so if you’re out of town, a child is sick, etc., you can still get your fun and money’s worth.

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photo: New York Kids Club

More Ways to Have Fun at NYKC
Of course, all the new locations will be hosting the Clubs’ popular vacation camps, PJ parties, birthday parties, special events and open play. (Hot tip: you need to be enrolled in a class to buy Open Play passes, but these passes can be used at any NYKC in the city, which can be helpful if your child is uptown at grandma’s  or you need an indoor refuge in the village. (Note: you do need to reserve ahead of time, which you can do online. NYKC will often run specials, during which you can get Open Play passes at a discount.)

New York Kids Clubs also frequently hold special events connected to holidays, etc., and will be hosting and Valentine’s Day celebrations on Friday, February 10 at all locations. Stop by for open play, cookie decorating, making a magnetic heart photo frame, pizza, snacks — and even beer and wine for the grownups! (See individual locations for times.)

New York Kids Club Greenwich Village
11 5th Ave.
646-669-9282

New York Kids Club Sutton Place
401 East 55th St.
646-357-3531

New York Kids Club Cobble Hill
299 Court St.
917-261-3814

New York Kids Club DUMBO
30 Pearl St.

Online: nykidsclub.com

Do you have a New York Kids Club coming to your ‘hood? Tell us in the comments below! 

— Mimi O’Connor