Many artists and small businesses in Brooklyn who offer kids classes, camps and other physical family programming have switched to virtual programming during the corona crisis. Classes and programs in our guide vary from free, to fee-based to donation-based to support teachers in these challenging times. The guide features music, art, yoga, foreign language, soccer, theater and more classes for kids of all ages.

AudraRox Music and Theatre classes

Program details: Music & Theatre classes

Age groups: Birth to 4 years Music classes, 2 to 6/7 years Musical Theatre classes

Costs: Online classes are $15 per class / $10 four or more

Days/hours: Music classes – Mondays & Wednesdays @ 10 am & 5:30 pm, Musical Theatre – Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 4 pm

Sign up: Classes are held on ZOOM – email to receive invite – audrarocksbk@gmail.com

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy online activities

Program details: lesson plans and activities available online

Age groups: all

Costs: Free

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Brooklyn Game Lab virtual game lab

Program Details: Like many other youth programs Game Lab has closed its physical doors, but is bringing you great, online programs during this trying time. We’re now offering virtual Dungeons & Dragons every week-day from 3 – 6 pm. This program is appropriate for absolute beginners to experts, as we divide kids into Zoom Rooms by age and experience. Instructions for logging on will be on your receipt. Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game set in an imaginary world based loosely on medieval myth. Players develop characters and go on quests — game play is driven by narrative storytelling. This game is ideal for social connection during this city shut down! Players work together to coordinate their complementary skill sets to problem-solve and overcome diverse challenges.

Age Groups: 4-17 years old

Cost: $60 per class/$250 per month

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Brooklyn Music School online lessons

Program details: Online private lessons with instrument rental and group classes including choir, hip hop and piano fundamentals

Age groups: 5-11

Costs: $17+ per class

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Brooklyn Public Library virtual program

Program details: The Brooklyn Public Library is now offering virtual programming for all ages including story time with local librarians, foreign language learning, SAT test prep, virtual Mario Kart and much more.

Age groups: all

Costs: Free

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CHALK Preschool of Cobble Hill online lessons

Program details: Online lessons, activities and videos and resources for parents of toddlers

Ages groups: 2-6 years old

Costs: Free, just create your own login

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Child’s Play NY musical theater and plays

Program Details, Age Groups, Days and Hours:

Imagine That for PreK – Mondays at 10 am
In our programming for pint-sized players we delight in dramatic play, songs and creative movement and storytelling. Language skills, listening and collaboration blossom during the session. Using their bodies, voices and minds, students reinterpret classic and contemporary children’s literature and are inspired to create their own adventures. Connections are made to the world around them through story and play. A princess hails a cab in Brooklyn…a shark needs to visit the dentist…a superhero visits the grocery store to power-up…a pirate wants a play date with YOU! Let your imagination run wild when we put incredible characters into real-life scenarios.

Frozen Adventures for Grades K-2 – Tuesday at 2:30 pm
Students will bravely go “Into the Unknown” in this musical theater class that will have them singing and dancing their way into winter! Drawing inspiration from the original Snow Queen fairy tale as well as the popular films, kids will play in character.. Theater games and improvs will have them racing reindeer, getting lost (and found!) in the woods, building snowmen and belting out loud to unite the kingdoms!

Hogwarts School for Grades 1-4 – Wednesday at 3:00 pm
School may be out, but Hogwarts is always in! Together we will use theater games to explore our favorite characters and play games inspired from the cannon of Harry Potter.  Special guest characters and missions visit each remote class and help us on our quests.  Come get sorted into your favorite house, jump on your Firebolt and let’s make some magic!

Pokémon in Play for Grades 1-4 – Friday at 4:30 pm
Time to catch ’em all! We will be exploring the vast regions of the Pokémon world, tracking down our favorite Pokémon from the skies above Galar to the depths of the Kanto sea. We’ll undergo the rigorous trials of becoming a master through improv and theater games. We’ll earn badges by proving our prowess, capture our favorite Pokémon, battle Gigantamaxes together, and save each other from the dangers of Team Rocket. So grab your dex and go!

Costs: $25 for 1, $45 for 2 and $65 for 3 classes, drop-ins welcome

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CinemaKidz virtual classes

Program details: CinemaKidz Virtual classes provide a fun and interactive way to explore filmmaking, acting, storytelling and media from the comfort of your home.  Classes are led by our best teachers and experts in each subject.  Our team at Cinemakidz has built fun and engaging ways to teach and explore a wide variety of media. CinemaKidz Virtual classes utilize face to face technology. Classes are limited to 5 participants, which keeps everyone collaborating and engaged. We combine readily available tools, and supply material kits for fun hands-on learning.  We offer a wide variety of courses that encourage children to get moving, as they dance, make music, act, laugh, and learn together.

Age groups: Ages 7 – 15

Costs: Drop-in or semester etc: $125 – 5-session week-long course.  Sibling/multiclass discount as follows: 2 or more classes $50 off, 3 or more classes $100 off

Days/hours: Throughout the day – 9am – 5pm, weekends and custom classes available

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CuratedCare.Com virtual sessions

Program: CuratedCare.com is offering Free Lifetime Membership to families to help during this wonky time. Use this link to sign up for free and connect with teachers and artists providing tons of virtual, fun experiences for kiddos. Pick from Spanish lessons, high energy games, cooking sessions, ballet, hip hop dance, puppet shows, a virtual visit from Elsa, yoga, mediation, art classes and so much more! Bring a little easy-breezy joy, engagement and interaction to your little ones with this offering!

Age groups: 0-12 years

Costs: Drop-in or semester etc – half hour sessions start at $20, one hour sessions at $40

Days/hours: per family schedules, any day or time

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Creatively WILD Art Studio art classes

Program details: Online Group ART Classes & Private sessions one-on-one OR ONLINE family or group sessions ll Classes offered for all ages & levels: Instruction in Landscape, Still Life, Portrait, Animal Painting, Oil Painting, Watercolor, 3D Mixed media, Self Expression, Art Therapy, Drawing, Illustration, Manga Art & Cartooning, Portfolio Preparation, Toddler Playtime &  Dance Movement Classes

Age groups: * Adult * Kids ages 4.5 yrs-8 yrs * Teens 9-17 & 12-17 yrs * Toddlers 22 mths-3.5yrs

Costs: Toddlers $20 (45 min session)* Kids $30 (1 hr session) *Teens & Adult $60 (2 hr session)

Days/hours: 7 days a week/ see website for schedule/ classes listed by age group

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Elite Minds Montessori

Program details: Preschool “Circle Time”, Music, French lessons and enrichments (music, yoga, movement, storytime)

Age groups: 2-4 years

Costs: $5/day or $20/week

Days/hours: Monday-Friday Circle,Music, French 9:45am-11am, Monday-Friday enrichments  (varies by day, music, yoga, storytime, movement)1:30pm or 3pm

Sign up: Classes are held on ZOOM – email to receive invite –  director@elitemindsmontessori.com

 

Gotham Gymnastics virtual classes

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Gymstars Brooklyn Virtual Classes

Program details: DAILY CLASSES IN: Gymnastics Levels (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced), Hip Hop, Ballet, Yoga for Kids, Dance Jams!

Age groups: 3-8 yr old

Costs: $15 per class. $30 unlimited per week

Days/hours: Daily

Lango Kids Mandarin and Spanish lessons, yoga for kids

Program details: Due to the pandemic, we’re hosting virtual classes for families who would like to continue with Mandarin or Spanish language acquisition. In addition to the language classes, a yoga class has been added as an enrichment option. All lessons are taught by experienced Lango teachers, the backbone of our company. As part of our effort to support the team, 100% of the proceeds will go to paying the teachers directly. Classes are scheduled to begin the week of 3/30/20.

Age groups: 1 – 7 yr old

Costs: Drop-in. Donation based.

Days/hours: Mon-Sat morning

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The Great Room breakdancing, messy art and more

Program: Breakdancing, Acroyoga, Singalong with Kyle, Messy Art and more! Something for kids and their parents, from toddlers to 10 year olds!

Days/hours:

Monday:
Breakdancing – 3:30pm preregistered class only
Breakdancing – 4:30pm preregistered class only

Tuesday:
Messy Art: 10am – 4 years old and up
Breakdancing – 1:30pm for kids ages 3.5-5 year olds
Breakdancing – 4:30pm for kids 6 and up!

Wednesday:
Acro Yoga – 9:15am – 3-8 year olds + a grownup

Thursday
Messy Art: 10am – 10:45am, walkers – 3yrs
Singalong with Kyle: 11am-11:45am – all ages

Friday
Breakdancing – 3:30pm preregistered class only
Breakdancing – 4:30pm preregistered class only

Costs: $10 – $20 per drop-in

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Smith Street Workshop online classes

Program details: Let’s Sing en Francais

Age groups: 6 mo – 4 yrs

Costs: Drop-in $15 (the first class)

Days/hours: Mondays 10am to 10:45am

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Program details: 1:1 and small group tutoring sessions

Age groups: 5 yrs to 18 yrs (K-12th grade)

Costs: Drop-in $70/h (group) or $125/h individual

Days/hours: Monday through Sunday

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Super Soccer Stars @ Home

Program details: Our Soccer Stars @HOME Virtual Classes will take learning to the next level, with fully interactive sessions in a small group setting.  We literally bring our physical location classes straight to your computer or smart device!  Signup for a class that will run the same day, same time and with the same coach each week.

Age groups: 12months – 12-years-old

Costs: $20/season – $50/month

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Treasure Trunk Theatre

Program details: We are excited to be bringing our magical, theatrical classes straight to your home! Join us every weekday for Facebook Live classes for ages 0-8 years old – from Storybook, Musical and Imagination Adventures to Musical Theatre Fun for our budding triple threats! We are also booking private one on one FaceTime classes, and small group Zoom classes – you pick the dates and times!

Age groups: 0-8 years old

Costs: All of our live classes are free to register, but if you are in a position to donate at this time it is so appreciated! The donations go straight to keeping our wonderful teaching artists employed during this challenging time. Private classes are $25 per one on one class (30 minutes) / $20 per child for small group (3-6 kids) classes via Zoom (35 minutes)

Dates/hours: Live classes every day on Facebook! Schedule available on our website weekly. Private classes available anytime that works best for your family!

Live Class Schedule:

Musical Adventure – Mondays at 3:30

Storybook Adventures – Tuesdays at 10:30am

Imagination Adventure – Wednesdays at 2:30pm 

Musical Adventure – Thursdays at 3:30pm

Musical Theatre Fun – Fridays at 10:30am

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We Grow Together parent/baby developmental movement

Program details:  Learn new ways of interacting with your baby through touch and movement which support development and support you as a parent. With Dan Rindler, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Age groups: 5 weeks up to beginning to stand

Costs: $280 for 8 classes, Sliding scale option

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