Enrichment Classes

Below is a listing of classes and lessons by category — art, cooking, dance, drama, gymnastics & movement, language, martial arts, music, science & nature, swim and even surf. A * means it’s a Port Washington Mama fav. Mommy and me classes and new mama classes are listed too and if your babe is into sports, remember to check out the “get sporty” page. If you have a favorite class that you think other families would enjoy, please send me an email.

Dance

Berest Dance

12 South Washington Street, Power Washington, New York
www.berestdance.com

Family owned and operated, this dance center offers classes for all ages and levels. Curriculum for children ages 2-18 is given 6 days a week. Classes offered, include: intro to dance, kinder ballet, Broadway to ballet, boys only classes, theme and combo classes in musical theater jazz and tap, hip-hop, African, classical ballet, and modern. See website for details.

Dance Arts Centre

1019 Port Washington Boulevard, Port Washington, New York
www.thedanceartscentre.com

Offers mommy & me, hip hop/jazz, ballet, tap, pointe, lyrical, and jazz.

Danceworks

21 Yennicock Avenue, Port Washington, New York
www.danceworksny.com

Owned by Port Mom and dancer, Trish Gargani, this dance center offers classes for students of all ages, starting at 2-3. Classes include: mommy & me, hip hop/jazz, ballet, tap, pointe, and lyrical music theatre. See website for details.

Zawacki Dance

8 Have Ave, Port Washington, New York
www.zawackidanceandworkout.com

Tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet and pre-ballet. Classes for children starting at 3 to adult. Trial class available for $25.

Art

Haven Art Studio

172 Main Street, Port Washington, New York
www.havenartstudiony.com

Classes offered, include: mixed media, sewing and crafting, clay, and drawing and painting. Classes start for 4 year olds on up.

Kidville

9 Service Rd, Roslyn Heights, NY
516.559.7122 | www.kidville.com/roslyn

Kidville offers a wide range of classes and programs for infants – age 6 including art, dance, music, movement and more. Great indoor playspace (which is our favorite part) is available for drop-in play throughout the week and includes matts, trampolines, balance beam, swings, bars, and so much more. Lots of birthday party options (although pricey), too!

Drop-In Play

Long Island Arts and Crafts

Roslyn and Syosset, New York
liartsandcrafts@gmail.com | 516.500.1ART

Art program for children ages 4 and up. Projects include painting, drawing, mosaics, fun with food, collage, decoupage, and sculpture.

Michaels Arts and Crafts

1350 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY
516.627.2875 | www.michaels.com

This arts & crafts store offers kids classes in cake decorating, crocheting, art painting, crafts and more. Birthday parties also available (and very affordable).

Nassau County Museum of Art

1 Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, New York
www.nassaumuseum.org

Young artist programs for kids, teens, and adults.

Not Just Art

183 South St., Oyster Bay, NY
516.922.8300 | www.notjustart.com

For ages 20 months – 12 years, Not Just Art offers classes in art, science, and music. Birthday parties also available.

Roslyn School of Painting

1170 Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, New York
www.loudegg.com/roslyn/roslyn.htm

Art classes available for youngsters and adults. See website for details.

SoulShine Art Studio

146 Main Street, Port Washington, New York

Arts and crafts classes, workshops, and art camps.

The Sandbox Playspace

51 Gibson Ave, Huntington, NY
631.421.1600 | www.sandboxplayspace.com

Appropriate for children 5 and under, Sandbox offers mommy + me and separation classes, birthday parties and open play in a beautifully designed modern play space.

Drop-In Play

 

Drama

Drama Kids International

11 Pilgrim Lane, Westbury, New York
www.dramakids.com

Drama education programs for kids and adults starting at age 3.

Cooking

Michaels Arts and Crafts

1350 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, NY
516.627.2875 | www.michaels.com

This arts & crafts store offers kids classes in cake decorating, crocheting, art painting, crafts and more. Birthday parties also available (and very affordable).

Oh my girls!

140 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, NY
516.802.5800 | www.ohmygirls.com

The first-ever health club designed exclusively for girls, ages 8 -18. OMG! offers a variety of uniquely-styled fitness classes, healthy cooking classes that go beyond just teaching cooking skills, a smoothie bar, birthday party options, and more!

Gymnastics & Movement

*Practice | Body Mind Soul

1500 Old Northern Blvd, Suite 3, Roslyn, NY
516.858.3095 | www.practicemindbodysoul.com

Yoga classes available for mommy & me, kids, mother/daughter, and ‘tweens and teens. Birthday parties available, too!

Cherry Lane Gymnastics

1 Lowell Avenue, New Hyde Park, New York
www.cherrylanegym.com

Baby bug classes start for 1-2 year olds. Great instruction and more competitive lessons for older kids. See website for details.

Dreamnastics

38 Great Neck Road, Great Neck New York
www.dreamnastics.com

Classes for 3 months to 3.5 years. Great facility for kids to climb, bounce, swing and more. Classes start with music and then move to movement. See website for details.

PWMama Tip: Dreamnastics is located in the Waldbaums shopping center on the bottom level of the New York Health & Racquet Club.

Kidville

9 Service Rd, Roslyn Heights, NY
516.559.7122 | www.kidville.com/roslyn

Kidville offers a wide range of classes and programs for infants – age 6 including art, dance, music, movement and more. Great indoor playspace (which is our favorite part) is available for drop-in play throughout the week and includes matts, trampolines, balance beam, swings, bars, and so much more. Lots of birthday party options (although pricey), too!

Drop-In Play

North Shore Gymnastics

102 Harbor Road, Port Washington, New York
www.nsgymnasticspw.com

A variety of movement and gymnastics classes. Ages 20 months and up. See website for details.

Oh my girls!

140 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, NY
516.802.5800 | www.ohmygirls.com

The first-ever health club designed exclusively for girls, ages 8 -18. OMG! offers a variety of uniquely-styled fitness classes, healthy cooking classes that go beyond just teaching cooking skills, a smoothie bar, birthday party options, and more!

Om Sweet Om

12 Irma Avenue, Port Washington, New York
www.omsweetomyoga.com

A number of classes including pre/postnatal yoga, baby & me yoga, kids yoga, family yoga and teen yoga. See website for details.

The Little Gym of Roslyn

32 Glen Cove Road, Greenvale, New York
www.thelittlegym.com

Mommy and Me classes start at 4 months. Gymnastics, sports skills, dance, karate and more for kids ages 3 – 12. Free introductory class available. Visit website for details.

Yoga Life

939 Port Washington Boulevard, Port Washington, New York
www.yogalifepw.com| 516.767.YOGA (9642)

Pre-natal/Post-natal yoga, family yoga, and yoga classes for kids 4+. See website or call for details.

Music

Bach2Rock

1015 Port Washington Blvd, Port Washington, New York
www.b2music.com/portwashington

Bach 2 Rock offers private lessons and group classes for most instruments and vocals starting at age 3 all the way up to adult. Students can even prepare to be part of a rock band! My favorite part? The recording studio. In one session, with no experience necessary, you can learn a song, record it, and go home with it on a CD. See website for details.

iSchool Music

14 Vanderventer Ave, L4, Port Washington, New York
www.ischoolmusicart.com

Private lessons, NYSSMA prep, beginner classes, iBand rock classes and more for ages 4 – adult. Lessons in piano, voice, guitar, drums, saxophone, flute, clarinet, violin, viola and cello. See website for details.

Just Wee Two

1845 Northern Blvd, Manhasset, New York
www.justweetwo.com

A variety of classes, including a Parent & Child class that includes crafts, music, storytime and playtime. Partial separation classes available for children 24 months and older. Other classes include music, art, drama, puppetry, jewelry making and sand art. See website for details.

Kidville

9 Service Rd, Roslyn Heights, NY
516.559.7122 | www.kidville.com/roslyn

Kidville offers a wide range of classes and programs for infants – age 6 including art, dance, music, movement and more. Great indoor playspace (which is our favorite part) is available for drop-in play throughout the week and includes matts, trampolines, balance beam, swings, bars, and so much more. Lots of birthday party options (although pricey), too!

Drop-In Play

Kindermusik

Community Reformed Church (Education Building), Manhasset, New York
www.milimusic.com

Music classes available for ages 18 months – 7 years.

Music Balance

Port Washington, New York
www.musicbalance.org

Started by a Port dad, this program offers private music lessons and classes for the guitar, violin, viola and bass for students ages 3 through High School. A BalancedBeginnings class is available for newborns; BalancedSteps program is available for toddlers ages 1.5 to 3.5, and BalancedStart offers group lesson on violin or guitar for kids ages 3 to 6. See website for details.

Music for Aardvarks

1 Temple Drive Port Washington, New York
www.longislandaardvarks.com

This music class offers an interactive musical experience for parents and children ages 4 months to 4 years. Song, dance, musical storytelling, instrumental jam sessions, and more. Classes meet at Temple Beth Israel in Port Washington. Classes also available in Syosset, Great Neck, Roslyn, and Bellmore. See website for details.

Music Together

Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Road, Port Washington, New York
www.whiletheyrelittle.com

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through 5 (and for the grown-ups that love them). Additional classes available in other locations. See website for details and to register for a free demonstration.

Not Just Art

183 South St., Oyster Bay, NY
516.922.8300 | www.notjustart.com

For ages 20 months – 12 years, Not Just Art offers classes in art, science, and music. Birthday parties also available.

Peggy Yen – Private Lessons

pegsyen@gmail.com

Ray Mills (guitar, violin, viola, bass guitar) – Private Lessons

musicbalanceny@gmail.com

School of Rock

2 Middle Neck Road, Roslyn, New York
www.roslyn.schoolofrock.com

Music lessons available for all ages and all levels for kids who dream of joining a rock band. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums. Geared towards older kids, it combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals.

New Mamas

*Infants & Moms Class at the Parent Resource Center

232 Main Street #4, Port Washington, New York
www.parentresource.org | 516.767.3808

Part support group, part sing-a-long class for mothers and infants. Guest speakers visit to discuss nutrition, infant massage, feeding issues, baby sign language, post partum depression, and more. The PRC also offers a variety of music, movement, art classes and more to kids of all ages.

Carseat Safety Check (various locations)

www.seatcheck.org

Infant CPR

*Available at Dreamnastics in Great Neck.

Institute for Parenting at Adelphi University

Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
http://www.adelphi.edu/parentinginstitute/parentprograms/index.php

The Institute for Prenting provides programs for parents that include parenting education, resources and support to young and developing families — programs include parent coffee series, me and my parent series (for babies and toddlers), and raising a thinking child series. Visit website for details.

Kidville

9 Service Rd, Roslyn Heights, NY
516.559.7122 | www.kidville.com/roslyn

Kidville offers a wide range of classes and programs for infants – age 6 including art, dance, music, movement and more. Great indoor playspace (which is our favorite part) is available for drop-in play throughout the week and includes matts, trampolines, balance beam, swings, bars, and so much more. Lots of birthday party options (although pricey), too!

Drop-In Play

La Leche League (Manorhaven, New York)

*Meets the first Saturday of the month at 10:30 am, call Wendy at 718.224.1433 for locations.

Mingling Moms (various locations)

www.minglingmoms.com

Luncheons available throughout Nassau County for moms with babies ages birth through 12 months. The luncheons last for two hours, during which there will be a guest speaker on a baby related topic.

Mommy & Me at Chabad of Port Washington

80 Shore Road, Port Washington, New York
www.chabadpw.org | 516.767.8672

For babes 6 months to 2 years and their caretakers, joinMichelle Lublin of Om Sweet Om and Sara Paltiel, Director of Florence Brownstein Preschool, for yoga, music and movement in Chabad’s Israeli-themed immersive indoor playground.

Postpartum Resource Center of New York

www.postpartumny.org

 

Stroller Strides (various locations including Christopher Morley Park, NY)

http://longisland-nassaucounty.fit4mom.com/

Stroller fitness program for moms offering pre- and post-natal fitness classes both indoors and outdoors.

The Sandbox Playspace

51 Gibson Ave, Huntington, NY
631.421.1600 | www.sandboxplayspace.com

Appropriate for children 5 and under, Sandbox offers mommy + me and separation classes, birthday parties and open play in a beautifully designed modern play space.

Drop-In Play

 

Thinkertots

1818 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY
516.488.3414 | www.thinkertots.com

Fun, developmentally enriching classes for infants through grade 1. Mommy & me and separating classes available for music, movement, art, language immersion, reading, science and more. Birthday parties also available. See website for details.

Nature and Science

Alley Pond Environmental Center

228-06 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston, New York
www.alleypond.com

Programs for children starting at 18 months to 12 years. Opportunity to explore nature, create crafts, read stories, take nature walks, pet animals, engage in learning activities, and more. See website for details.

Long Island Children’s Musuem

11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, New York
www.licm.org

Offers a variety of early childhood programs including start (STory+Art), music and movement, and “messy afternoon”. Classes are for children 3-5. $3 with museum admission. See website for details.

Not Just Art

183 South St., Oyster Bay, NY
516.922.8300 | www.notjustart.com

For ages 20 months – 12 years, Not Just Art offers classes in art, science, and music. Birthday parties also available.

Science Museum of Long Island

1526 Plandome Road, Manhasset, New York
www.smli.org

Programs for children 3-5 allow tots to explore the wonderful world of science. Children learn about animals, the environment, space, electricity, chemistry, and more. After school workshops available for grades K – 5. See website for details.

Tanglewood Park & Preserve

1 Tanglewood Rd, Rockville Centre, NY
516.764.0045 | www.cstl.com

Located on a 17 acre preserve with ponds, streams, and enchanted woods, families can enjoy hikes, live animal exhibits, special events and more. A 1.5 hour Tiny Tots workshop is held Mondays throughout the school year for kids ages 18 months to 3 years with new themes each week. Science themed birthday parties available, too! Check website for details.

Swim

Christopher Morley Park

500 Searingtown Rd, Manhasset, New York
516.571.8113

Summer swim lessons are available for multiple levels and age groups at this outdoor olympic size pool. Call for details.

Manorhaven Pool

Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington, New York
516-869-6311

Open during the summer season beginning in June, Manorhaven Pool offers swim lessons for ages 3+. Must register early (and availability fills up quickly). Call for details.

Saf-t-Swim

570 Main Street, Westbury, New York
www.saf-t-swim.com | 516.876.0848

Indoor swim program open year round, mommy and me, semi-private, and small group lessons are available. Mommy and me classes start for babes as young as two months old. See website for details.

Sid Jacobson JCC

300 Forest Drive, East Hills, New York
www.sjjcc.com | 516.484.1545

Year round lessons start for infants as young as six months old and are available all the way through advanced and adult level classes. Group, private, and semi-private lessons available. See website or call for details.

YMCA — Glen Cove

125 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, New York
www.ymcali.org/Glen-Cove | 516.671.8270

Swim lessons at this indoor pool are available for babes starting at six months old (with their caregiver) and are offered through more advanced/adult levels. Visit website or call for details.

Language

*Sandrine Gold (French)

Port Washington, NY
917.449.7538

Local mom, born and raised in France, teaches small group classes and one-on-one tutoring sessions for children ages 2 – adult.

 
 

Spanish Immersion Workshop

Congregational Church of Manhasset, Manhasset, New York
www.spanishiw.com | 516.935.0699

SIW classes are specifically designed for young children and include activities such as songs, games, arts & crafts, story telling, role-playing, snack-tivities, and movement activities.

The Language Workshop for Children

609 Plandome Road, Manhasset, New York
www.languageworkshopforchildren.com

Features play method to teach French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese to kids ages 2 and up. Visit website for details.

The Sandbox Playspace

51 Gibson Ave, Huntington, NY
631.421.1600 | www.sandboxplayspace.com

Appropriate for children 5 and under, Sandbox offers mommy + me and separation classes, birthday parties and open play in a beautifully designed modern play space.

Drop-In Play

 

Martial Arts

Tokey Hill Karate and Martial Arts

360 Port Washington Blvd, Port Washington, NY
516.625.9695 | www.tokeyhill.com

Kids Karate and teen MMA. Birthday parties and training camps available, too!

World Tae Kwon Do

19 Main Street, Port Washington, New York
www.portwtkd.com/taekwondo/

Tae Kwon Do classes for ages 4+.

Surf

Skudin Surf

Long Beach, New York
www.skudinsurf.com

Group and private surf lessons in Long Beach, NY starting at age 5. See website for details.

Surf 2 Live

Long Beach, New York
www.surf2live.com

Surf lessons for adults and children in Long Beach, NY. Camps are open to ages 5 – 18. See website for details.