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After School Program Class Descriptions

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  • Adventures in Animation K-2nd Grade

    Adventures in Animation - Appropriate for Grades K-2nd
    Explore the wide world of stop-motion animation with CinemaKidz! Children utilize a variety of materials to build props, characters, and fantastical mini-movie sets to feature in original stop-motion animation films. Experiment with combining live action with animation, as well as effects like drawing on each frame, and utilizing green screens and stock footage. Children learn to create their own sounds and special effects to add to their shorts as they work in post-production finishing their animated shorts. Kids will explore various stop-motion and digital animation techniques, and create a variety of both 2D as well as 3D projects.
  • Animal Exploration

    Young zoologists will have the opportunity to make observations, ask questions and use their senses to discover a world filled with amazing creatures!  Through hands-on science activities we will explore the wonders of nature by comparing the different groups of animals, examining bones and feathers, discovering how animals survive in different habitats and investigating the ways that animals can move!  Every week we will practice being kind to our LIVE animal visitors including rabbits, chinchillas, chickens, lizards, turtles, frogs, crabs and other awesome animals!
    Presented by The Art Farm NYC
  • Basketball 4th-5th Graders

    Students will have weekly Basketball class with Mr. B. The students will learn skills and drills and play games.

    The class meets Tuesday 3:15-4:15 for the Winter Term
  • Basketball for 1st-3rd Graders

    This class meets on Thursdays and teaches the kids drills and skills for the game. The kids will even play games amongst themselves.
    This class is Thursdays 3:15-4:15 PM for the Fall and Winter Term.
  • Chess: K-5th Graders

    Chess will meet Chess Master Mr. Goodman and learn the basics of chess. More advanced players will be challenged.
    The class meets Tuesdays and or Wednesdays from 3:30-430 for K-1st Grade and 4:30-5:30 2nd-5th Grade.
  • Chopped and Master Chefs: K-5th Graders

    Calling all Food Network Lovers! The kids will stir, mix and bake recipes each week in this fun class and bring their treat home, hopefully to share with their families.

    K-1st Grade meets: Fridays 3:30-4:30
    2nd-5th Grade meets: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30
  • Co-ed Soccer 1st-2nd Graders

    Our 1st and 2nd Graders will play games and learn drills in this fun and energetic class. The class meets Tuesdays 3:15-4:15.
  • Craft Market Art Class: N-1st Graders

    Students will create different pieces of art each week in this fun and engaging class. This class is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:30
  • Creative Theatre: K-1st Graders

    Calling all actors and performers of all kinds! This class is for you. The students will learn acting through storytelling, improv, song and movement. The students will perform a show at the end of each term. This group meets on Mondays from 3:00-4:00.
  • Drama Dragons: 2nd-5th Grade

    Students will take an acting class on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30. Students will play acting games, memorize lines, learn all about character and put on a show at the end of the term.
  • Empire Baseball: K-5th Grade

    This class will meet in the Spring on Thursdays from 3:15-5pm. Students will play against each other weekly in Central Park.
  • Fashion and Jewelry Design: 2nd-5th Graders

    Join Ms. McCloskey on Thursdays for the Winter Term in her very popular Fashion and Jewelry class. At the end of the trimester the students will have a Fashion and Bake sale and donate their funds to a Charity!
  • Fun Fitness N-1st Graders

    This class will get your kids moving and grooving. They will dance and workout and have fun all at the same time.

    This class is in-person on Wednesdays at 3:15.
  • Gymnastics K-5th Grade: Fall

    This class will meet on Wednesdays in the Fall for K-5th Graders:
    The class is adjusted to the skill level of the students.
    The K-1st Graders will meet from 3:30-4:30 and the 2nd-5th Graders will meet from 4:30-5:30.
  • Harry Potter and Hogwarts: 2nd-5th Grade

    Calling all Harry Potter fans! Come and explore this class and create different projects and experiments all based on all the books of Harry Potter!
  • Hip-Hop: Pre-K-5th Graders (Pre-K-1st, 2nd-5th)

    In this fun class, the students will learn the basics of Hip-Hop and they will create a dance routine.
    This class is on Wednesdays for 2nd-5th grade and Thursdays for Pre-K-1st Grade at 3:30.
  • Lego Robotics: 2nd-5th Graders: Fridays: 3:30-4:30

    Code Advantage will be teaching 2nd-5th graders Lego Robotics on Fridays from 3:30-4:30.

    Anibots (2nd-5th)

    This class uses LEGO ® robotics to create animal robots and make them move. Why do giraffes have long necks? Why are so many fish-shaped differently? Why do cheetahs need 4 legs? Students will learn about animals and how their bodies help them perform specific tasks. They’ll also learn that concepts like torque, traction, and angular velocity make designing these “anibots” trickier than it may appear

  • Mad Science: 2nd-5th Graders

    Calling all Mad Scientists! This hands on science class will create static electricity everywhere. Sign up fast, this class always has a waitlist!

    The class is Mondays 3:30-4:30
  • Maker Space for 5th Graders

    This special class is only offered for 5th graders. Students will meet with Ms. Steinman on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30 and create different projects in the maker space room.
  • Martial Arts: Pre-K-12th Graders

    Students will study with Howard Latting of WMA Karate. Each of our students enter the program with a desire to learn, enjoy robust physical activity and participate as a team. This program is based on Korean Art and Modern Teachings.

    Mondays: In-Person

    Pre-K-1st Grade at 3:30
    2nd-5th Grade at 4:30
  • Mixed Sports with Mr. B for 4th-5th Graders

    Mr. B will take the kids out to Central Park weekly for a variety of sports.
    This class is Tuesdays 3:15-4:15 Fall
  • Multi-Sports: 2nd-5th Graders

    If you want your child to run around and get all sweaty, this class is for you! The students will play a variety of sports and relay races in Central Park or use our Gym on inclement weather days.

    This class meets on these days:

    Fridays: 2nd-5th Grade: 3:15-4:15
  • Music Video Production 2nd-5th Grade

    Join CinemaKidz and learn the art of making a music video. Students will create and make their own music videos during class.
  • Parkour in Central Park: 1st-5th Graders

    Joel's Kids Action Sports coaches mix conditioning, gymnastics, balance, team work, confidence building and fun. Either indoors or out, we create a manageable obstacle course for the kids to conquer. Positive thinking and success are guaranteed.

    This class meets Thursdays 3:15-4:15
  • Rollerblading and Skateboarding with Joel's Kids on Wheels: 1st-5th Grade

    Join Joel’s experienced, kid-friendly coaches for a fantastic season of inline skating and skateboarding. These are great classes for the young athlete to learn—not just one, but two― skating disciplines. Those who just want to learn one technique can do so.

    Inline skating: Every week, coaches will teach a new skating skill—from basic balance, stopping, turns, skating backwards, and more. Whenever the weather is suitable, students will have terrific fun on wheels in Central Park. This class is open to all skill levels of skaters.

    Skateboarding: Whether you already know how to do an “Ollie” or want to get started with skateboarding, this program is for you. Learn and enjoy the basics through advanced moves on a skateboard. From push-offs to “fakies,” this safe program will thrill students.

    Class is Wednesdays 3-5pm.
  • Soccer on Mondays for Pre-K-K Graders

    Calling Soccer Stars!!! This class will teach the basics of Soccer and the kids will learn drills and play simple games. The class meets on Mondays at 3:15-4:15.
  • Soccer: 3rd-5th Graders

    Students will meet weekly in this fun and energetic class. They will learn skills and drills and play games.
    Class meets Wednesdays: 3:15-4:15 pm
  • Splat Lab: Pre-K-1st Grade

    Splat Lab is an enrichment class that was created for the sole purpose of having fun! Through STEAM inspired activities, kids problem solve, explore and feel a sense of belonging in the group.Kids will have fun creating and creating a mess in this class from making volcanos, slime, and different art project!
  • Volleyball 3rd-5th Graders

    Students in 3rd-5th Grade will meet weekly withe Mr. R and learn drills and skills for Volleyball and they will even play games amongst themselves.

    This class meets Mondays from 3-4pm.
  • Chess: K-5th Graders (K-1st and 2nd-5th)

    Children learn the basics of chess in a friendly and focused atmosphere. The class is suitable for everyone—from beginners to more advanced players.

    This class meets on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 for K-1st Grade and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 for 2nd-5th Graders.