Our overview features drop-in and seasonal classes for children 8 months to 17 years old in Prospect Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Fort Greene Park and other locations. If you are looking for summer camps, please review our separate summer camp guide here.

Aegir skating lessons | Downtown Brooklyn

Program: Aegir Boardworks skate classes involve small groups of 1-4 students with 1-2 instructors. Our team of skate instructors are all local skaters that are passionate about teaching kids and adults how to skate. We offer beginner and intermediate lessons for those absolutely new to skateboarding or for experienced riders looking to improve their style or learn new things. Every summer, we also offer half and full day skate camps for students on school break, including a half day art program in conjunction with DUMBO’s Creatively Wild Art Studio.

Location: Golconda Park

Ages: 4 years and up

Dates: Weekend lessons 9 am to 12 pm year round. After school lessons, 3 to 5 pm during the school year

Cost: $40 an hour per student for group lessons. $95 for private lessons for up to two students

Contact: Website


Basketball clinics | Brooklyn Bridge Park

Program: The Conservancy’s Youth Basketball Clinics is held in partnership with KING Hoops, NYC’s premier youth basketball organization at Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Join them for 2-hr basketball clinics featuring drills and games. Recommended for ages 7-17. Every Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm until August 31.

Ages: 7 to 17

Location: Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Cost: Free

Hours/dates: Every Tuesday until end of August from 5 to 7 pm

Contact: Register here.


Brooklyn Dance Conservatory | Prospect Park & Carroll Park

Program Brooklyn Dance Conservatory currently offers socially distanced, drop-in dance classes in Prospect Park for ages 1.5 to 8, and in Carroll Park for ages 2-5. 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.

Location: Prospect Park and Carroll Park

Ages: 1.5-8 years

Cost: $30 per class, $15 for the second sibling (scholarships are available)

Contact: brooklyndanceconservatory.combrooklyndanceconservatory@gmail.com

Collective Play Ground  |  Fort Greene Park and Prospect Park

Program: In Collective Kind outdoor 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.

Location: Fort Greene Park and Prospect Park

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

Dates: 6 weeks between July 13th – August 20th (Tuesday AM, 9:30-10:15 | Fort Greene Park, Tuesday PM, 4:00-4:45 | Prospect Park (near LeFrak Center), Wednesday AM, 10:00-10:45 | Prospect Park (near LeFrak Center), Wednesday PM, 3:30-4:15 | Fort Greene Park, Thursday AM, 10:00-10:45 | Prospect Park (near Picnic House), Thursday PM, 4:00-4:45 | Prospect Park (near Picnic House), Friday PM, 3:15-4:00 | Fort Greene Park

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

Contact: 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.

Location: Cadman Plaza and Walt Whitman Park

Ages: 12-24 months, 2-3, 3-5 years

Dates: Now through July 23, M-F with morning and afternoon options.

Cost: $35 single drop-in. Discounts available with a class pack option. Sibling discounts available.

Contact: creativemovementinbbp@gmail.com  https://allysenhooks.wixsite.com/creativemovement


Family Fitness | Brooklyn Bridge Park

Program: Family Fitness at the Liberty Lawn at Pier 6 every 4th Sunday from 12 to 12.45 pm , next one 6/27. Advanced registration is required. Registration opens every Tuesday at 10 am for fitness classes the following week. Find out more here.

Cost: Free

Location: Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Dates: Every fourth Sunday from 12 to 12.45 pm

Ages: All ages

Contact: Find out more here.


Little Creatives Art & Movement BK | Cobble Hill Park, Carroll Park & Cadman Plaza

Program: Little Creatives Art & MovementBK Is an in-person outdoor art class that was created out of love, and built around fun. Our goal is to empower your little artists to become fearless …to push through “mistakes” and to discover their personal form of expression while encouraging children’s independent spirit.

Location: Carroll Park, Cobble Hill Park, & Cadman Plaza

Ages: 12-24 Months| 2-5 Years|  6-8 Years

Dates: July 1st – September 1, 2021

Cost: $35 single drop-in. Discounts available with a class pack option. Sibling discounts available.

Contact: https://littlecreativesart.wixsite.com/my-site  littlecreativesartnmovementbk@gmail.com


Soccer Shots | Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Park & Park Slope

Program 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. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with early childhood education standards. In addition, we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Cadman Plaza Park, JJ Byrne Park and Prospect Park

Ages: 2 -8 years

Cost: $231 per 7 weeks, prorated classes available

Contact: Soccershots.org/nyccentral / nyccentral@soccershots.com


Sportball Soccer and Multi-Sport | McCarren Park & Prospect Park

Sportball Multi-Sport programs introduce children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind Soccer and other popular ball sports including: Baseball, Football, Tennis, Volleyball and More. Using creative instruction, fun story lines and positive encouragement, our Refine, Rehearse, Repeat approach to sports and fitness instruction has a positive impact on childhood physical literacy. This includes enhanced gross motor development (balance, stamina, strength, coordination and timing) along with improved sport skills and social development. Our goal is to build up confidence, competence and Physical Literacy. Our programs target three key areas of childhood development, physical, social and cognitive, helping children build skills for life! Sportball has been offering programs in the Brooklyn Community for over 10 years. We look forward to meeting your little one.

Location: Prospect Park & McCarren Park

Ages: Parent & tots ages 18 months – 3 years, Kids ages 3-5, Kids ages 6-9

Dates:  Summer programs run July 10 – August 28

Price:  $325 For 8 week summer season – Includes a Free Soccer Ball & T shirt

Contact: https://www.sportball.us/new-york/program-schedules/brooklyn/ https://sportballbrooklyn.com/free-soccer-class


Super Soccer Stars | Various locations

Program: Super Soccer Stars is Brooklyn’s #1 youth soccer program for over 20 years! We use the ball as a vehicle to help children not only improve their soccer skills, but also develop self-confidence, teamwork, and socialization skills. Highly trained, certified coaches work in small groups using an age-specific curriculum, providing each player with individual attention. Choose from FUNdamentals, Advanced Training, or Amazing Athletes multi-sport options. Weekly classes, half-day camps, and NEW Scrimmage Games. We kick it safely, following local and CDC guidelines for safe play. Save $20 – Promo Code: SSSBBP21

Location: 10 locations across Brooklyn – including Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park and Cadman Plaza

Ages: 2-12+

Dates: Classes start 6/28 and are available 7-days a week

Cost: Varies by location – monthly class billing and single-week camp options

ContactWebsite (Live Chat) | 212-877-7171


Tam Tam — Music Together | Fort Greene & Bed Stuy

Program: Outdoor Music Together (0-5 years) classes limited to 8 families. Your child will sing, dance, and learn to sing in tune and move to the beat through age-appropriate musical activities and instruments. In case of bad weather, classes will be on Zoom. BYO blanket and anything from the kitchen or any other percussion instruments that your children enjoy!

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

Dates: Classes offered 7 days a week, for 6 weeks (June 21-August 1).

Costs: $205 per family for 6-week semester

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

Contacthttps://www.tamtambrooklyn.com/   contact@tamtambrooklyn.com

Treasure Trunk Theatre | Brooklyn Heights & Carroll Gardens 

Program: Join us for singing, dancing, imagining and more! Our enthusiastic, engaging teaching artists will guide the group through some warm-ups, accompanied on live ukulele or guitar. Then, we open our magical treasure trunk and go on an interactive adventure – singing beloved tunes all along the way! These classes are parent/caregiver accompanied.

Location: Carroll Park & Cadman Plaza

Ages: 0-4 years

Dates: Week of June 28th – Week of July 28th

Cost: $150 for the semester, $35 drop ins

Contact: http://www.treasuretrunktheatre.com/