Our overview features classes and learning pods for children 8 months to 8th Grade in Prospect Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Fort Greene Park and other locations.

Adventurous Treebath Outdoor Park Pods | Prospect Park

Program: Treebath’s Outdoor Park Pods emphasize the importance of outdoor play and socialization in childhood education – more important now than ever. These Outdoor Learning Pods take place entirely outdoors in various local parks. With a maximum of 5 kids per Pod, children will be lead by one of Treebath’s trained nature teachers. Outdoor Park Pods will center on a sustainability curriculum that includes active, cognitive and mindful forest bathing activities that get kids moving, thinking and engaging with nature.

Ages: Pre-K (4yrs)– 2nd Grade

Dates: Spring Park Pods run from Monday, March 8 through Friday, June 11, 2021 two days a week either M/W or T/Th, in am or pm sessions.   Each class is two hours, and meets rain or shine.

Costs: $420/month

Location: Prospect Park

Contact:  https://www.tree-bath.com/enroll-in-outdoor-after-school

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Soccer League | Pier 5

Program: The 2021 Spring Youth Soccer League at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park is back and will start Saturday, March 20 and run for ten weeks, with Wednesday practices starting March 24. Registration for the general public begins on Wednesday, February 24 at 10 AM. The Youth Soccer League is for 1st through 6th graders and the cost is $75. Games take place on Saturday mornings between 8 am and 12 pm, and optional practices take place on Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 7 pm. Start/end dates subject to change due to weather.

Ages: 1st to 6h grades

Dates: Starts Saturday, March 20 and runs for ten weeks

Costs: $75 total for the season

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Contact: Website

Brooklyn Forest | Prospect Park

Program: Brooklyn Forest offers classes in city parks for young children and their caregivers. We want your child’s first class to be filled with wonder. And we believe a wonderful childhood starts with imaginative play and a supportive community; with a meaningful connection to nature and wildlife; with vigorous physical work and nourishing food; with simple rhythms and constant singing; with feeling at home in the forest.

Ages: 12 months to 4 years old

Dates: 13 weeks season starts April 6th, classes run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the mornings for 1.5 hours

Costs: $595 for the season

Location: Prospect Park

Contact: Website

Brooklyn Dance Conservatory | Prospect Park & Cobble Hill

Program details: Brooklyn Dance Conservatory currently offers socially distanced, drop-in dance classes in Prospect Park for ages 1.5 to 8. Classes are always engaging, and use children’s inherent creativity to keep them having fun, while moving and learning. Classes include a variety of dance styles including ballet, modern, jazz, and hip hop. Our outdoor classes provide kids with an imaginative, fun experience, all while learning real dance terminology. Ms. Allegra’s students love meeting new friends and showing off their constantly growing dance vocabulary.

Ages: 1.5-8 years

Dates: Mondays-Saturdays, mornings and afternoons. The days and times of classes vary from week to week to adjust for weather. Each week’s schedule is sent out to the email list on Sundays. If you can make it that week, just follow the email instructions to sign up. Feel free to reach out below to be added to our list. 

Costs: $30, $15 for the second sibling (scholarships are available)

Location: Prospect Park, (Cobble Hill classes returning soon)

Contact: brooklyndanceconservatory.combrooklyndanceconservatory@gmail.com

Child’s Play NY | Fort Greene and Brooklyn Heights

Program Child’s Play NY’s theater curriculum supports vital social-emotional well-being as kids experience playing in-person. Teaching artists work to support children through a range of experiences, prioritizing peer-connection, gross-motor release and empowering new skills. This spring, they are running Magical Creatures and Hogwarts School classes. Kids will warm-up their fairy gibberish, polish their dragon taming tools and jump into magical worlds! Custom, private group classes are also available.

Location: Fort Greene and Brooklyn Heights

Ages: 4-6 and 7-9

Dates: April 5-June 3

Cost: $280 for 8 weeks, $35/week to drop in

Contact: childsplayny.com

Adult-Child Classes with Collective Kind  |  Fort Greene

Program: In Collective Kind adult-child classes we will sing, play, move and read alongside our caregivers as we learn with Montessori-inspired, open-ended materials that can easily be recreated. We will spark ideas for learning through play at home with repurposed materials and most importantly, engage with the natural world. We are a warm, welcoming community that places family relationships at the center. We trust the competence, sensitivity and determination of young children and believe that children construct knowledge through physical and social interactions. We look forward to learning and playing with you soon!

Ages: Children who are developmentally 8 months – 5 years old

Dates: 6-week 45 minute afternoon sessions in April, May and June

Costs: Sliding scale based on household income <$100K  |  $100-$175K  |  >$175K, $120  |  $150  |  $180  per session + sibling discounts available

Location: Shala Yoga House backyard

Contact: https://www.thecollectivekind.com/adultchild-classes

Creative Movement for Kids | Cadman Plaza and Walt Whitman Park

Program: Creative Movement for Kids offers high-energy movement and dance classes. We spark our imaginations, challenge coordination and rhythm, and dance all our sillies out. This gender-neutral class builds confidence and expressivity in your child while providing a safe and encouraging environment to connect with other children. Creative Movement for Kids was founded Summer 2020 by Allysen Hooks, a Brooklyn Heights resident. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School with over 15 years of experience teaching dance to all ages. She loves to share her passion for movement with children. Feel free to inquire about private pods or birthday parties.

Ages: 12-24 months (with caretaker), 2-3 years old, 3-5 years old

Dates: Monday – Friday with morning and afternoon options. Join our mailing list to receive the weekly schedule!

Costs: $35 single drop-in, discount available with class pack option

Locations: Cadman Plaza and Walt Whitman Park

Gymstars Brooklyn| Brooklyn Bridge Park, Commodore Barry Park & Prospect Park

Program: We’re offering outdoor gymnastics, Hip Hop and Parkour classes starting March 15!  We keep students safe, active, challenged and socially distant by innovative resources like: no touch obstacles, solo drills, conditioning and progressions, socially distant relays and games.

Ages: 3 to 13 years old

Dates: Spring Session starts March 15th

Costs: $180 for 6 weeks

Locations: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Commodore Barry Park, Ft. Greene Park, Cadman Plaza, Mt Prospect & Prospect Park

Contactwww.GymstarsBrooklyn.com   Aimshow@hotmail.com

little Lola & tots’ Outdoor escuelita | Bed Stuy

Program: Join us for  this exploratory outdoor option where children will be able to move around, discover free-range learning experiences, and learn through play. Activities will be focused on the environment and will encourage active exploration, problem-solving and independent thinking while promoting diversity and inclusion and strengthening emotional intelligence which are at the core of our spanish bilingual classes. Children will participate in hands-on learning outdoors, on their own and together. We will cultivate artistic expression and creativity through activities such as storytelling, building with nature, and sensory exploration. Our mixed-age group activities will be modified based on child, age, and interest. The outdoor learning style involves exposure to outdoor elements but we will adhere to the guidelines set forth by our city and state officials to maintain good health.

Ages: 2- 6 years old

Dates: Starts on April 5th for 13 weeks, M/W/F 9-2:30 pm

Costs: $800/month for 2 days and $1100/month for 3 days

Location: Herbert Von King Park, 670 Lafayette Ave


Music Together by Naomi Weinberger | Brooklyn Bridge Park

Program details: Outdoor Mixed Ages Music Together classes taught by Naomi Weinberger of Naomi’s Music

Ages: All ages! but focus is on newborns to age 5 together with grown-ups

Dates/times: Wednesdays 4pm and 5pm and Thursdays 10:30am and noon

Costs: $255 for 8 weeks and program materials.  For an extra $30 you can purchase personal props (2 sets of egg shakers, sticks and scarves) or you can bring yours from home.

Location: Pier 6 between the ferry and Fornino Restaurant


Playful Path Collective | Prospect Park

Program details: Playful Path Collective was cultivated out of a need for children to play with others outdoors. Our classes offer children space and gentle guidance for children to connect to nature, themselves, and peers. Focusing on social and emotional development, team-building, and STEM, we use all 586 acres of Prospect Park as our classroom. Your children will come home cheerful, relaxed, and possibly a bit muddy!

Ages: 2-8 years

Dates: Spring Session: April 5, 2021 – June 25, 2021. Mondays-Fridays.  AM Session for 2+3-year-olds: 9 am-12 pm. PM Session for 5-8 year olds: 3 pm-5 pm. Full-Day Session for 4-6-year-olds: 9 am-3 pm.

Costs: AM Session: $60. PM Session $50. Full-Day Session $100.

Location: Prospect Park, 9th St Entrance

Contact: www.playfulpathcollective.com, playfulpathcollective@gmail.com


Soccer Legion FC | Brooklyn Bridge Park & Cadman Plaza

Program details: PRE TRAVEL SOCCER PROGRAM To be eligible to participate in this program, players must be born between 2013 and 2015 and have at least 1 year of soccer experience in addition to an interest in playing travel soccer within 1-2yrs. Groups will be divided based on age and ability and practice will be keen on individual technical development. Over the past years Soccer Legion FC has offered all girls and boys the ability to try out for the Accelerated Soccer Program. The program has been an enormous success.  Its purpose is to give interested children direct training with a Professional Trainer and to prepare them for the travel soccer competition

Ages: 5-7yrs

Dates/times: 4/5-6/9 from 3:30-5 pm

Costs: $675

LocationPier 5 on Mondays and Cadman Plaza Park on Wednesdays (same times)

Contactinfo@soccerlegion.com  Sign-up Link

Soccer Shots | Brooklyn Bridge Park, Cadman Plaza, Prospect Park

Program details:  Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, curriculum and communication. Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. We offer Public classes as well as Private Sessions for your social bubbles. Our Spring Season 2021 protocols follow all CDC guidelines to ensure fun and safe class for everyone. Let us know if you have any questions or are just passionate about our programs!

Ages: 2-8 years Old

Dates/times: Spring 2021 Begins March 21st, Weekend Mornings and Weekday Afternoons

Costs:  $297 / 9 week season (10 weeks when you register for our Free Fun Day!)

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Cadman Plaza, Prospect Park, Dean St.  & McCarren Park

Contact: Contact us at 347-762-1709 or Soccer Shots NYC Central

Sportball Brooklyn: Soccer Multi-Sport Pods | Prospect Park

Program: Sportball Brooklyn offers classes Coached with Purpose using Sportball Methodology. Our spring season will emphasize soccer and multi-sport including fun games and skills relevant across a variety of sports. All games, activities and instructions are developmentally designed to build your child’s confidence, competence and physical literacy. Our programs target key areas of childhood development, Including gross motor, cognitive and social helping them build skills for life!

Ages: 18 months – 3 yrs (Parent & Tot), 4 yrs – 6 yrs

Dates: Spring Season runs weekday evenings starting April 6th– June 22nd and/or Saturday mornings April 10th-June 26th.  Each class is 45 minutes, and meets rain or shine.

Costs: $450 for 12 weeks

Location: Prospect Park, McCarren Park, Marine Park

ContactWebsite  Brooklyn@sportball.us  347-335-0169

Super Soccer Stars | Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn Bridge Park & Prospect Park

Program detailsSuper Soccer Stars is NYC’s #1 Youth Soccer Program for over 20 years. We use the soccer ball as a vehicle to help children not only develop soccer skills, but also improve self-confidence, physical literacy, and socialization skills. Backed by our crib-to-college, age specific curriculum and player pathway, highly trained, certified coaches lead small classes with low kid-to-coach ratios to promote teamwork, while providing individual attention. Spring locations available across Brooklyn. New this season – Scrimmage Series – take your skills from the class to the field. Private one-on-one or small group classes also available – coaches come to you! All in-person programs meet or exceed local and CDC guidelines for safe play. 

Ages: 2-12+ FUNdamental and Advanced Development options

Dates: Spring Season starts April 5th – classes available 7 days a week

Costs: Starting at $275 for 10 weeks – varies by program and location

Discount Offer: BBPSOCCER21 – Save $20 on any spring enrollment. Expires 4/4/21 – only valid where Super Soccer Stars takes direct enrollment

Locations: Prospect Park, Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Contact: newyork.supersoccerstars.com  For questions please call: (212) 877-7171 

TFD Soccer Training

Program: TFD Soccer is an elite soccer training program in Brooklyn with a holistic approach to training, development for players ages 5-18. TFD addresses all areas of mindset, technical mastery, athletic and physical enhancement, and injury prevention. TFD Soccer is a serious program for serious players who love the game. Group training sessions are organized by age, ability, ambition, and performance.

Age groups: U6 – U18

Dates: Multiple weekday and weekday options available. Contact TFD to find which groups and schedules work for you.

Training costs: Group training or semi-private session fees range from $60-$90 per session based on the session length and number of participants.

Locations: Brooklyn Bridge Park (Piers 2 and 5), Cadman Plaza, and Jesse Owens Field

ContactWebsite  pm@tfdsocceer.com

Treasure Trunk Theatre

Program details: Act, move, create, and play… Where will your imagination take you today? With Treasure Trunk classes, your kiddo will be adventuring, collaborating and making magic all season long. Join us as a drop-in, for the full semester, or book us for a private class with your pod.

Ages: 0-7 years

Dates/times: Outdoor Spring semester begins April 6th, but weekly pop-up classes begin in March and are posted weekly based on the weather. Weekly class dates and times can be found on our website below. If interested in booking private sessions – please email us to book.

Costs: $275 for 9 week session or $32/class for drop-ins. Private class pricing available upon request.

Location: Cadman Plaza, Carroll Park, Mount Prospect Park, & Brooklyn Bridge Park

Contactinfo@treasuretrunktheatre.com  www.treasuretrunktheatre.com

Nido Forest | Prospect Park & Fort Greene Park

Program details: Nido Forest is a Spanish language, play-based, outdoor class for children ages 1.5 to 5 years old with a caregiver. We meet in several locations in Prospect Park and Fort Greene Park. No Spanish language experience is required to join, though many families have some connection to the language. We are open to all in the community. Snack is included and families have access to pre-recorded videos of the songs used in our class.

Ages: 1.5 – 5 years old

Dates/timesMarch 22-June 18, 2021, 13 week session

Costs: $494- $611

Location: Prospect Park and Fort Greene Park


Tam Tam — Music Together and Rhythm Kids | Fort Greene & Bed Stuy

Program: Outdoor Music Together (0-5 years) and Rhythm Kids (4-8 years) classes limited to 8 families per class. In case of bad weather, classes will be on Zoom. BYO blanket, shakers, sticks, instruments & scarves, anything from the kitchen or any other instruments that your children enjoy! Mandatory masks for adults.

Age groups: Music Together (0-5 years old), Rhythm Kids (4-8 years old)

Dates: Classes offered 7 days a week, mornings and afternoons, for 11 weeks (April 5-June 20).

Costs: $330 per family for 11-week semester

Locations: Fort Greene Park, South Oxford Park (Fort Greene), Herbert Von King Park (Bed-Stuy), Jesse Owens Playground (Bed-Stuy)

Contact: https://www.tamtambrooklyn.com/   contact@tamtambrooklyn.com

The Wild Ones Outdoor Pods | Fort Greene & Prospect Park

Program: The Wild Ones Outdoor Pods is an all-outdoors Montessori-based Program for ages 2.5-5.5years. Currently the Pod meets in Fort Greene Park, and Prospect Park but open to expanding to more areas. Each pod has two Teachers and a maximum of 8 children. Each child is given an individualized learning plan encompassing letter/number recognition, phonetics, writing, arithmetic, science, nature, as well as growth and motor skills and socialization.

Ages: 2.5-5.5 years old

Dates: Spring Pods run from Monday, March 15 through Friday, June 25 2021. Classes meet Monday-Friday 9-12 and 2-5 but care can be arranged for early dropoff/midday (12-2pm) and extended daycare. Flexible scheduling allowed. Each class is 3hours, and meets unless there is a DOH/Weather advisory/shutdown

Costs: Inquire for pricing depending on chosen (2-5days) schedule and location; scholarships available

Location: Prospect Park/Fort Greene Park

Contact: www.ilyinc.com  hello-ily@ilyinc.com  929.273.0258