Activities for Children
For over 80 years the boys of Rye, New York have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things within the fun-filled, values-based environment of Pack 2. Scouting is a global organization and Pack 2 includes many expat families. From building his own “pinewood derby” car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow at one of Pack 2’s many family campouts, your son will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he's in the 1st through 5th grades, or 7-10 years old, we invite you to visit www.ryepack2.com to learn more about Pack 2 and Cub Scouting!
281 Midland Avenue, (914) 967-2535
Rye Recreation offers a variety of great programs for pre-school and school-aged children. They have 3 registration periods, fall (September), winter (December) and spring/summer (March). They send out their comprehensive brochure prior to registration.
21 Locust Avenue, (914) 967-6363
The Rye Y offers an amazing number of classes for children. Popular classes include Baby and Me classes for infant/toddlers, gymnastics, sports classes and swimming. There are 4 sessions per year. Fall registration begins in early August. See brochure or website for details.
Note: Rye Recreation and Rye YMCA offer many classes that fall under the categories highlighted below. Please see their brochures/websites for details.
ART & MUSIC
Just Wee Too - offered locally in Glenville, CT, (514) 433-0003
Fun-filled program for young children ages 14 months to 3½ years and their caregivers. Activities include music, arts and crafts, playtime, stories and snack.
AMADEUS CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, DANCE & THEATER
Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye, (914) 967-0987
Instrumental and vocal instruction.
51 Milton Road, Rye, NY 10580, (914) 967-0912
The Ballet Class has taught ballet to children ages 5 - 18 in Rye for over thirty years. Founded by Lynne Stetson who danced in New York City Ballet under George Balanchine: it is located in the Rye Arts Center where they have a very large, bright studio. The faculty is comprised of an extraordinarily accomplished group of teachers who are presently or have previously been professional ballet dancers in some of the most prestigious ballet companies in the country including New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Students who attend The Ballet Class are given an opportunity to perform on stage in a recital where they can demonstrate their accomplishments. Some students are invited to participate in lecture demonstrations at local schools. Many of their students have moved on to study at School of American Ballet in New York and have become professional ballet dancers in companies throughout the United States.
Director: Heather Watson-Hardie (203) 561-6176
The Greenwich Suzuki Academy strives to bring music to all children by using Dr. Suzuki's loving and nurturing approach, based on the mother-tongue method of how we learn to speak. G.S.A.offers lessons in violin, viola, cello, flute and guitar. G.S.A. is at Christ Church, East Putnam Ave, Greenwich Connecticut.
51 Milton Road, Rye, (914) 967-0700
Numerous arts and music classes for children.
157 Larchmont Ave, Larchmont, (914) 834-3383
“Groovy alternative to the traditional music class for kids. Spirited classes merge original songs and chants influenced by rock ‘n’ roll, the blues, folk, pop and world music with free-form dance time and instrumental jams.” Classes offered for ages 6 months through pre-school.
501 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, (914) 806-0497
Tai Chi & Qi Gung for health and combat. Kids' Kung Fu (starting 4-up), Adult Kung Fu & Traditional Weapons, Chinese MMA.
Christ’s Church, Rye, (914) 630-4570
Music class for pre-school children.
Rye Arts Center, Rye
Contact: Musical Munchkins, 167 Scardsdale Rd, Tuckahoe, (914) 771-7000
Music classes for pre-school children.
116 S Ridge Plaza, Port Chester, (914) 939-1400
Art classes for children.
Keyboard Kids, 44 Purchase Street, Rye, (914) 921-2024
Offers custom software, curriculum and classes for 3-7 year olds and keyboarding classes for students 8-12.
230 Mason St, Greenwich, (203) 625-0930
Dance classes (ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap) for children.
"If anyone is looking for a fabulous children’s face painter for a party, please contact Ana Elena at (914) 837 4490. She is amazing and fantastic with kids!"
MAGICAL MOVEMENT SCHOOL OF DANCE
111 Calvert St, Harrison, (914) 712-0592
Variety of dance classes including creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, aerobics and belly dancing.
222 Harrison Ave, Harrison, (914) 835-5252
Variety of dance classes for children and adults including ballet, creative movement, pilates, tap, modern, jazz, hip-hop and ballroom.
273 Halstead Ave, Mamaroneck, (914) 3281-5222
Creative movement classes for pre-schoolers ages 3-4 and ballet, jazz and tap for older children.
1290 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, (914) 834-5443
“At Ballet des Enfants, each fairytale ballet class brings together dance and music with enchanting children’s literature, exquisite costumes and props that will capture your child’s heart.” Programs are geared to pre-school up to 7 years.
Beth Conley, (914) 967-7566
Rye sisters Kyle Finnegan and Beth Conley run a very popular modern dance program for girls beginning in Kindergarten. Registration begins the summer before entering Kindergarten.
ECOLOGY - RYE NATURE CENTER
873 Boston Post Road, Rye, (914) 967-5150
Offers ‘Mommy and Me’ program for children ages 2-4 introducing them to the wonders of nature. A popular pre-school ecology course is offered in the fall, winter and spring for 3½-5 year olds. There is also a Kindergarten Ecology program.
EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT - FASTRACKIDS
27 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook, (914) 937-6977
Using programs designed for children 6 months to 8 years old, FasTracKids provides an educational advantage by encouraging children to discover a love of learning in a fun and interactive setting. FasTracKids utilizes revolutionary technology to reinforce a child’s communication, creativity and critical thinking skills that will carry over into the home and school settings.
22 Purdy Ave, Rye, (914) 921-9075
Little Language League is delighted to offer academic excellence in a language school. From infant, preschool, and kindergarten through grade 8, programs set each child up for future success through the ShineImmersion™ curriculum. The language programs are the most innovative, captivating, and effective language education for children available anywhere. Now is your chance to give your child the gift of language with the fundamentals of an excellent early education. The ability to speak and think in another language, whether it be Spanish, Italian, French, or Mandarin, will make them shine throughout their entire life.
151 Crotona Avenue, Harrison, (914) 835-0100
Classes for 10mths through High School.
Playland Ice Arena, Playland, Rye, (914) 813-7061
A variety of figure skating and hockey clinics are offered. Pre-Season classes begin in September followed by Sessions 1,2 and 3 which conclude in April. Private lessons are also available.
Boston Post Road & Weaver Street, Mamaroneck, (914) 834-1069
Run by the Town of Mamaroneck, public skating is often less crowded than Playland.
SWIMMING - Aqua Tots Westchester
Located at Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, (914) 747-2070
Phenomenal swimming programme. Getting into Aqua Tots can sometimes be difficult but once you are in your child is guaranteed a spot for the full year and the subsequent seasons as long as you follow their “rollover registration”. Fall registration for current students begins in June, and new students begin shortly thereafter.
SWIMMING - Purchase College SUNY
The Purchase College Aquatics Program runs year round and offers children’s group lessons.
TAE KWON DO - Bruce Chung’s
250 Halstead Ave, Harrison, (914) 835-0665
Gym Mini Kick It for babies and toddlers 14 months to 3 years old.
Children’s Tae Kwon Do: pre-school classes for children as young as 3 years old, plus separate classes for 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12 years.
WESTCHESTER TAE KWON DO
32 Rye Ridge Plaza, Rye Brook, (914) 251-0038
Offers programs for children and adults.
TENNIS - Rye Racquet Club
3 South Road, Harrison, (914) 835-3030
Offers instructional tennis for children as young as 4 years old.
TENNIS - Sound Shore Indoor Tennis
303 Boston Post Road, Port Chester, (914) 939-1300
Offer Junior Program during the school year for children as young as 4, continuing to Tournament Training for older children.
TENNIS - Sportime at Harbor Island
Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck, (914) 777-5050
Offers a complete menu of tennis programming for juniors at all levels from 4 years of age to adult.