Head to the CAMP curbside cafe on 16th Street and 5th Avenue for crafting and ice cream.Photo courtesy of the store
Head to the CAMP curbside cafe on 16th Street and 5th Avenue for crafting and ice cream.Photo courtesy of the store

Fun Outdoor Classes for Kids Around NYC

If remote learning has taught us anything, it's that the 'classroom' can be anywhere. And since outdoors is this summer's (and likely this fall's) favorite location, we feel especially grateful that NYC has plenty of open spaces that creative companies are now making use of for outdoor classes for kids.

We're seeing a surge of entertaining and educational pop-up fun for kids and families populating sidewalks, parks, and rooftops, in just about every borough these days. Whether your kid is into tennis, art class or music class, soccer, cooking, or circus arts, there's something literally "out there" just waiting to be discovered. Keep an eye on our NYC calendar, too, as we make the gradual transition from virtual to REAL, in-person things to do.

For more outdoor options, take a peek at all the city playgrounds now open, and our great list of outdoor adventures. Or, find online classes and more virtual entertainment options on our Poppins@Home platform.

Places featured in this article:

Camp - Flatiron (call) 917-997-0439 (map ) 110 5th Avenue New York, NY 10011
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Color Me Mine (call) 212-877-0007 (map ) 177 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10023

UWS Kenshikai Karate & BJJ (call) 212-222-1172 (map ) 928 Columbus Avenue (between 105th & 106th Streets) New York, NY 10025
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Field East of the Diana Ross Playground (map ) W. 82nd Street and Central Park West New York, NY 10024

Pier 40 (call) 212-2428769 (map ) West Houston St and West Side Highway New York, NY 10014
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Made Fresh Daily (map ) 226 Front St New York, NY 10038

Central Park (map ) Umpire Rock Mid-west park near 64th St New York, NY NY

The Rooftop at Pier 17 (map ) 89 South Street New York, NY 10038
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Sportime (call) 212-427-6150 (map ) 1 Randall's Island New York, NY 10035

Prospect Park Tennis Center (call) 718-436-2500 (map ) 50 Parkside Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11226
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LeFrak Center at Lakeside (call) 718-462-0010 (map ) 171 East Drive Brooklyn, NY 11225

The Muse (call) 929-400-1678 (map ) 350 Moffat Street Brooklyn, NY 11237
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Super Soccer Stars NYC (call) 212.877.7171 (map ) 606 Columbus Avenue New York, NY 10024
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Treebath - The Battery (call) 203-532-5379 (map ) State St. & Battery Pl., The Battery Urban Farm New York, NY 10004

Various Parks around NYC (call) 914) 835-2153 (map ) New York, NY

Various locations (call) 800-367-0003 (map ) New York, NY
Monuments Now
Socrates Sculpture Park - 9:00 AM
Brooklyn Bridge Park - various times
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