After-school Activities

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Aldrich Buddies: Inspired by the art represented in our current exhibitions, these workshops are designed to expand a child’s developing definition of art, while magnifying their creativity through stories, artwork and hands-on projects. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to participate alongside their children and to extend the learning experiences back at home. Materials and snacks are included and registration is required.   Right Brain Saturdays. Ages 6 to 10. The two-hour workshops taught by local artists and museum educators allow children to experience artwork in the galleries and to apply the methods, concepts or ideas they see into their own projects. All materials are provided and registration is required a week before workshop date. Visit email or call 203.438.4519.

Amadeus Conservatory of Music offers private music lessons in piano, guitar, bass guitar, voice, drums, suzuki violin and cello (ages 4-6), and all band and orchestral instruments to children and adults of all ages. Our international faculty is composed of enthusiastic and inspiring artists, graduates of the Juilliard School or schools of like caliber who are dedicated to passing on their passion and expertise. Students participate in recitals and have the opportunity to hear their teachers perform. Early Childhood classes (ages 3-5) give young children the opportunity to play real instruments in child-sized proportions, such as 1/8 violins, miniature accordions and guitars, recorders, bongo and conga drums, and other percussion instruments. Music theory, electronic composition, chamber ensembles, and jazz ensembles are offered. The musical theater department gives students the opportunity to become knowledgeable in the art of theater. From performance of Broadway musicals to the various technical aspects of theater, students acquire a real hands-on experience, while working with trained professionals in the field. Locations: Chappaqua: 201 King Street, Bedford: St. Matthew`s Church, 382 Cantitoe Street, and Rye: First Presbyterian Church.  Call 914-238-0388 for more information or visit


Named 2010 Best Kids Theater Class by Westchester Magazine, Applause Westchester is the highly acclaimed music and drama program that offers the perfect class for your child! Classes include Broadway Babies and Rock-n-Roll Babies Music Classes (4 months-3 years), Stars (3-5 years), Superstars (K-5th grade), and the Applause Weekend Workshops (5th-8th grade). Applause Westchester also offers Private Lessons in Singing, Acting, Dance and Piano. At Applause Westchester you can celebrate your child`s birthday with a customized birthday party of your choice that includes acting, singing, and dancing. Parties for ages 1-4 include Princess Party, The Wizard of Oz, Annie, The Sound of Music and more. Our older performance parties for ages 5-10 include our Hip-Hop Extravaganza, Pop-Star Contest, Hairspray and many more.  Packages start at just $395.  Applause Westchester, 114 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543, (914) 835-2200,  Visit


Bach and Roll in-home music lessons provide the highest quality of in home music lessons to students of all ages and abilities. We customize every lesson to make learning fun and easy no matter what style of music. Our highly skilled faculty can help you achieve your musical goals. Visit,, 917 414 0952.

Visit the lower Hudson`s only riverfront environmental center!  Our spacious interpretive center has spectacular views of the Hudson and Palisades, with fish tanks, and interactive exhibits. Outside there is a sandy beach and tidal marsh. Check out for a calendar of monthly family events, classes, and special celebrations. Open 7 days a week, 9 – 5.

bennettlogoBennett Academy of the Performing Arts is a school that teaches music, acting, creative writing, film and voice.  At Bennett Academy both hobbyist and aspiring professionals, receive innovative lessons from some of the best teachers in the performing arts in a safe, supportive environment. The Academy is centrally located in New Rochelle, NY one block away from Larchmont and only minutes away from  Eastchester, Pelham, and Scarsdale.
Web:, phone:914-661-2143, Email:

The Boy Scouts of America offers programs of character development, leadership training, achievement, community service, and FUN in the outdoors for boys starting in 1st Grade.
Summer Camp is a highlight of the Scouting year.
To learn more, visit or call 914-773-1135.  Local groups can be found at
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, Westchester-Putnam Council, 41 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY  10532, 914-449-2611,

BRICKZ 4 KIDZ® is a program designed by teachers, architects and engineering professionals.  “It is a hands-on curriculum that introduces children ages 3-13+ to concepts of engineering, architecture and mechanics using LEGO® bricks, said Marj Santos, Managing Director for BRICKS 4 KIDZ®.  “Lessons from math, science, language arts and social studies are integrated along with themes such as transportation, space, inventions and machines, and robotics,” she added.  In the after-school program, students will design and construct machines, buildings and models using LEGO® bricks and proprietary designs and plans.  World Cup U4Kids is an afterschool program for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade offering classes in art, language, voice, science and homework help.  Children in the Chappaqua Central School District can take the bus to World Cup U4Kids for free.  For more information, please call 914-238-4967 or visit

Chappaqua Children’s Workshop was established in 1982 and is a non-profit organization providing programs for children before and after school in the Chappaqua School District. There is also a preschool program for 2, 3, and pre-k aged children. For more information, call 914.238.3295.

After School Acting for 7-10 year olds.
In this 10-week session, young performers will develop their actor’s instrument.  We will play theater games, sing, move, and act out stories together in a safe and fun environment. We will invite family and friends to the last class to see what their brilliant performers have been experiencing together!
Class meets 10 Thursdays, 4pm-5:30pm at Katonah Yoga in Bedford Hills.
1/22,1/29, 2/5, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16
For Info & Registration:
All classes are taught by professional actor, singer-songwriter, and teaching artist Leah Lawrence.

The Girl Scouts provides quality programming, leadership training, and empowerment for young women throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties. To join or for more information, call 914.747.3080. Girl Scouts of Westchester*Putnam, Pleasantville, NY 10570-2110.

Groove Performing Arts® is a family-friendly music and arts studio offering eclectic, enriching programs and events for kids and their grown-ups in Westchester County.  Groove proudly presents the award-winning music program for kids, Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals*, plus an evolving roster of original classes for kids from birth through elementary school.  Parents also get into the Groove with group guitar lessons, monthly acoustic jams, book launch parties and other grown-ups only events. Classes, jams and lessons are offered in our spacious storefront studio in Larchmont and other family-friendly locations in lower Westchester and (coming soon) the Rivertowns. For complete class schedule and locations, visit  Groove, 108 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538, 914.834.3383,

trackclubThe High Performance Track Club N.Y. is a running club open to athletes of all ages who have shown a desire to participate in the running community.  We will welcome interested athletes of all abilities with the understanding that each person can improve and learn to make running a fun lifetime activity. Our mission is to develop high self-esteem and self-discipline by helping participants reach their full athletic potential through speed, endurance, and muscular strength training.  HPTCNY encourages an attitude of good sportsmanship at all times while stressing the importance of education.  When:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 10th – December 7th 5:00 – 6:30 pm.  Where:  Rye Town Park (meet at the parking lot for Oakland Beach off of Dearborn Ave)  Who: Athletes ranging in age from K – 12.  Why: Because it’s fun to run!  Fees:  Fall Session: $300.00 (Practices held Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 10 – December 7th)  Discounts: 20% discount for each additional child in the family.  For more information please contact us at HPTCNY@GMAIL.COM

Since its establishment in 1944 the School has become one of Westchester County’s most cherished and active cultural resources and  achieved national recognition as a premier community music school for its unsurpassed leadership in education, performance and outreach. The School’s educational approach centers on quality individualized instruction, a comprehensive, broad musicianship program, and numerous performance opportunities for students. HBMS students acquire skills leading to a life-long enjoyment of classical and jazz idioms.  Music Programs for Young Children offer a range of choices for preschoolers – music and movement classes; recorder classes; and Suzuki instruction on a variety of instruments. HBMS also offers a full Preschool for 3 and 4 year-olds.  Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale, NY, 914-723-1169,,

Fairytale Theater. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old. Play, pretend, move, imagine and more! Children will enhance imagination, coordination, and creativity by learning fun and fanciful theater games. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main Street, Irvington. For more information, call 914.591.6602 or visit  Creative Dramatics. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades. Creativity is the key as children learn basic theater skills through theater games, story telling, songs, and movement.  Improvisational Acting. For grades 3-6. We will be using our props and our own bodies to act out scenarios to develop characters and original scenes and stories. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main Street, Irvington, 914.591.6602,