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Welcome to Downtown NYC Baby Classes, where we have compiled a sampling of programs and classes for mommy and me, infants, and toddlers located in Downtown Manhattan, NYC.


Baby Moves - (212) 255-1685 - 139 Perry Street

With a selection of hip infant classes to choose from, this great program and playspace for infants to little ones 3 months through 5 years is a local hit and worth traveling to from all over Manhattan.  There is a grand playroom and creative classroom where infants toddlers with parents can drop in and play. Children may explore Tunnel & Towers, Big Mountain Climber, Zoo Cubes, Crawl Tunnels, plus exciting toys and manipulatives.  They also have a fully stocked classroom with educational supplies and toys for guests to enjoy!  1 Open Play is $20 per family.

Below are descriptions of the class offerings available:

The Musical Toolbox  (NB - 4years) - a baby music class designed to create a sense of wonder, creativity, and excitement about music for the child.  This baby music class will involve plenty of musical movement games, exploration of voice, rhythm development, action and finger play songs, and children will be encouraged to participate in improvisation and creation of their own rhythms and tunes, as well as critical listening to musical examples and environmental sounds.  The class will get to hear, see, and touch various instruments played live.  Each class will include an eclectic selection of music from the traditional classical, jazz, and world music repertory.  The Musical Toolbox classes for children are a perfect prelude or accompaniment to more serious private music study.  ($595)

Early Cortex - (18-30months) / (2's and 3's) - A Baby Gym class where your little one can develop physical and intellectual growth with exciting movement games and gym equipment.   Enhance gross motor skills and creativity by running, climbing, hopping, jumping and tumbling.  Early co-operative baby gym games are introduced through fun props such as beanbags, balls, hoops and dances ribbons. Exciting theme based art projects are incorporated into every class. ($595)

Rock n Roll - (6mos-4 yrs) - This baby music class take you "back to the roots" with the bluesy, hard-driving sounds of Little Richard, The Who, Aretha Franklin, Credence Clearwater Revival and the Allman Brothers Band. Kids will work up a sweat on the dance floor, then settle down for some no-nonsense experience with electric guitars, a drum set, and an open microphone. ($595)

Bluegrass - (6mos-4 yrs) - Kids will experience traditional folk music and classic children's songs through singing, dancing, movement and games. In this early childhood music program, they'll also get to try out the guitar, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin, plus homemade instruments like the washboard and spoons.  Children will learn songs like Jenny Jenkins and Pig in a Pen. ($595)


My Messy Art Shop  - (12-18mos) - Come join us in an wonderful exploration of paint, shaving cream and every conceivable art supply you can think of.  Roll up your sleeves and get ready to experience this fun arty class mixed with music and movement sure to keep even the youngest toddler engaged! (13 wks)


Downtown Babies Inc. - (212) 912 -2300 - 125 WEST 14TH STREET (MCBURNEY YMCA)

Downtown Babies offers  Play & Music Classes, Forums, and social events and parties for Infants and Children up to 5 years.  With a new theme each week and over 1,000 eduacational toys, caregivers and their little ones can enjoy the unique classes and interact to meet new people.  Classes are 45 minutes and 1 drop in session in Manhattan runs $25.  Prepaid classes are $22 per class.  Contact Downtown Babies for their latest class offerings and schedule. 


NY Kids Club - (347) 706-4700 - 38 East 22nd Street (bet. Broadway & Park Ave. South) / 393 South End Ave. (at Liberty Street) - (212) 991-3000

With locations all over NYC, the mission of NYC Kids Club is to provide enrichment programs and classes for kids 6 months - 12 years.  Downtown locations include Grammercy and Tribeca/Battery Park.  The age range for the programs offered and multiple locations all over the city male NY Kids Club one of the most popular source of mommy and me infant, toddler and kids classes in Manhattan.   Below is a sampling of classes for infants:

Gym Babies - (6-24 Months, 2-2.11 Years) - Enthusiastic, nurturing and well trained instructors engage students in innovative and developmentally appropriate exercises utilizing incline/decline mats, balance beam, rings, trampoline, sports skills stations, puppets and props. This is an active adult participation class and a parent or caregiver must be present with each participating child.

Gym Combo - (12-24 Months, 2-2.11 Years) - Simulated preschool program pairs 45 minutes of enriching classroom activities including, art, music, interactive story time and exploration of educational learning stations with 45 minutes of our toddler gymnastics curriculum. This is an active adult participation class and a parent or caregiver must be present with each participating child.

Rock-a-Baby - (6-36 Months) - Rock-a-Baby introduces music to infants and toddlers in fun and exciting new ways! With interactive play, children have a unique opportunity to "be in the band" and engage in a stimulating and educational musical experience... Ranging from classical to jazz, and traditional to rock 'n roll, Rock-a-Baby is an experience that everyone can enjoy! This is an active adult participation class. 

Music, Art, and Story - (12-24 Months) - Children will delight in exploring and creating art with paints, clay, glue, markers and more! Following the project is an interactive and lively music time with puppets and props, a story and a snack and a guaranteed great time for all!  This is an active adult participation class and a parent or caregiver must be present with each participating child.