Fall 2020 Guide to In-Person, Virtual, & Hybrid Activities for Kids of All Ages!
Guide to Greenwich
Fall Activity Registration 2020
Whether your child loves playing piano or soccer, enjoys STEAM or dance, there are a number of different options to choose from including virtual, one-on-one and group classes with COVID-19 safety precautions in place
The Greenwich Suzuki Academy is a comprehensive after-school music program for children age 0-18 years old. They offer Early Childhood Classes for babies and toddlers, and private lessons, group classes, and regular performance opportunities on violin, viola, cello and guitar for children ages 3-18. Their mission is to use Dr. Suzuki’s nurturing approach to music education to give children the tools to enrich their lives.
At songs for seeds, kids are engaged all while laying the foundation of early childhood education through musical activities. Online & backyard classes available Monday – Friday.
Private backyard series:
1-musician for 30-minutes each week
$200 weekly GROUP RATE
*must book at least 5-weeks
*max 10 participants
The mission of the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is to provide a sanctuary and foster curiosity to explore, enjoy and learn about the habitats of the natural world. They provide comprehensive environmental, horticulture and plant science educational programs for children and adults, along with opportunities for recreation, enjoyment and exploration of the natural world for all ages. The preserved 93-acre sanctuary inspires generations to care about and conserve Earth’s resources.
ACCESS TO CHELSEA PIERS IS BY RESERVATION ONLY,
SUBJECT TO CAPACITY LIMITS.
Chelsea Piers is also offering a Remote Learning Program:
contact [email protected]
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. with after care until 4 p.m.
K – grade 5
Looking for a fun, educational, engaging and social activity for your child ages 0 – 10? Want to meet other moms and kids? Join a Music Together class outdoors, in your backyard/pod, or online and have fun singing, dancing and making music with your family and friends in a safe environment. The Fall semester begins now and spaces are filling up fast! Class types include: Babies (Interactive classes for new parents of infants under 8 months,) Mixed Ages (ages 0 -5, siblings can attend together), Rhythm Kids (Drum, dance, sing and create for ages 4-5 and 5- 8), Canta Y Baila Conmigo (Spanish and music immersion ages 0 – 5 ) and Ukelele (ages 6- 10).
Visit https://ctmusictogether.com, email [email protected], or text (203) 256-1656.
These “Hopin’ Music Classes” are designed for EVERYONE to have fun while children learn the basics of music through play. Kids will go on a musical train ride, get down and boogie, and check out different instruments while jamming along with fun, age appropriate music. Many of the movement based songs are designed to reinforce early language development and an understanding of the world around them.
Monday – Old Greenwich Civic Center @ 11am
Tuesday – New Canaan Historical Society @ 9:15am
Tuesday – Darien YWCA @ 11am
Wednesday – Darien YWCA @ 9:45 am
And lots of private backyard classes!
Classes will be outside and will run until Oct. 23rd.
If you’re looking to host a private backyard class, please let them know!
MagicDance ZOOM Interactive Classes for 1-5year olds In
Creative Movement/Dance/Music/Nature/Languages with Virtual Farm and Ocean Dance Visits Wednesdays September 9- December 16
at 10am-10:30am EST
~Drop Ins, Package of 5 classes or Full Semester~
Sibling Discount. Register at magicdance.com or email or call Audrey Appleby at [email protected] or 203-981-4704
Kids In Sports will be hosting indoor and outdoor Sports classes this Fall at the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club. Private off-site classes can be arranged as well.
For more information please visit kidsinsports.com or call 914 358-9732.
YWCA Greenwich Fall registrations are open!-
YWCA Greenwich Gymnastics: Beginning September 13- runs for 14 weeks. Ages 3-11
*Work with GHS Coach Sue Knight
*They will be using all equipment which will be thoroughly cleaned between classes
*Limited number of kids in each class
Register today at ywcagreenwich.org/youth-health-fitness/#gymnastics
YWCA Greenwich Swimming: Enrolling now-Ages 5-12
*Learn water safety skills
*Improve swimming strokes
*Class sizes are kept small to allow for individual attention
Register today at ywcagreenwich.org/youth-aquatics
YWCA Greenwich Junior Golf: Beginning September 10-3 week sessions. Ages 5 & up
*Taught by pro Tom Blumenthal
*Will take place outdoors
*Learn golf fundamentals
*They will now be offering a parent and child class*
Register today at ywcagreenwich.org/youth-health-fitness/#junior_golf
YWCA Greenwich Afterschool Programs: Beginning September 9th. Limited spots available.
We provide a variety of activities that entertain and stimulate the social, physical, and academic growth of children. The Kaleidoscope Program is for children in grades K-5 and The Hub is for middle schoolers.
*Small groups (14 or less)
*Cohorts organized by school
*Transportation from most schools
*Extended payment plans
*Financial Aid available*
Register today at ywcagreenwich.org/after-school/
Preschoolers are escorted by staff from car to classroom where protocols are in place to ensure a safe day for both staff and children alike. Daily temperature checks, rotating sanitizing schedules, small class sizes (10 or less) and designated areas for children, toys, and materials are just some of the steps they’ve put in place to ensure a safe learning experience.
Register at ywcagreenwich.org/preschool/
Ready to have FUN with friends?! Get out of the house, away from the computer and into some non-stop, action packed FUN. Kids U is offering classes this Fall for children ages 18 months – 8 years. Class sizes are limited in size and each class will have private access to the facility while they are there. Choose from Mommy and Me Gym, Drop Off Gym, Martial Arts, Ninja Warrior and a new 2 hour Combo class. All classes for children over age 3 are drop off. Visit https://kidsu.com/classes/classes-at-port-chester/ for more info!
The Old Greenwich – Riverside Community Center (OGRCC) offers one of the most comprehensive community youth and adult recreational, athletic, educational, and social programs. Sign up today for fall programs – art, cycling, virtual dance, field hockey, soccer, and tennis. COVID 19 protocols followed. Please visit myogrcc.org to learn more or call 203.637-3659.
Tinkergarten’s Circle Time helps your child stay connected to other kids and the outdoors. Each week, a certified Tinkergarten Leader will guide your child through a delightful 30-min session online that launches them into hours of purposeful play at home. Along the way, you’ll get expert-designed activity guides, live demos, and Q&A with your Leader to keep your child’s playful learning going all week long.
Learn More and Enroll at Tinkergarten.com/circletime.
Fall in a Box
Are you looking to supplement or add to your child’s home activities this Fall? Try our Fall boxes! Containing three themes: apples, pumpkins and turkeys.
The Greenwich Conservatory offers exceptional classical ballet instruction to children ages 2-18, emphasizing proper ballet foundations, musicality, coordination, performance quality and overall quality of movement. Classes include ballet, technique, pointe, pre-pointe, contemporary, ballet conditioning and more. Please refer to the current class schedule and by-level class descriptions. Fall Semester runs Tuesday, September 8th – January 3rd. Classes are limited to 6 – 10 students maximum per class (3 per class for PreBallet2 with parent) for in-person classes and all classes have an online option.
The Greenwich Stars are (5) Time Zero Gravity National Champions. Professional Coaches. No Parent Coaches. No Politics. Held completely outdoors in Greenwich for boys and girls ages 3-16. www.GreenwichStars.com
Grand Slam Tennis Club offers group tennis classes for all skill levels and ages – beginners welcome! Register Now for 2020-21 Fall/Winter Junior Tennis Programs!
Great Tennis, Great Teaching – at Grand Slam
Call 914-234-9206 to register!
Jill Simon Music
First Lesson Free – Lessons available in home – Will travel to you or Zoom.
*Over 20 years of teaching experience
*Wrote Music for Sesame Street, Disney and The Smithsonian
*Won the National Parents’ Choice Award for Education/Entertainment for the book “What Did Elmo Say”
*Sang at Carnegie Hall and with The National Opera Center
*Graduated from The Boston Conservatory of Music
*Previous clients include Michael Jordan, Bill Cartwright and The Pritzker family
“We make your free time, fun time!”
The mission of the Town of Greenwich Parks and Recreation Department – Recreation Division is to deliver high quality leisure time opportunities through safe, well organized, and affordable activity programs and special events.
*Programs start the weekend of September 12
Youth Fall Soccer (Ages 3 – 9)
Youth Fall Softball (Ages 7-10)
Fall Field Hockey (Grades 1 – 8)
Greenwich residents may go online to register at www.greenwichct.gov/webtrac. Registration forms can be downloaded and viewed on the Town website at www.greenwichct.gov (Parks and Recreation page, Recreation, Youth Fall Programs).
Natalia Huang Piano Studio delivers high quality one on one piano lessons online and in-person. Besides one on one piano lessons, the studio provides unique performance opportunities and will motivate practicing at home with fun practice challenges! Teachers are skilled in preparing students for piano exams, competitions, and auditions.
“The desire to Create is one of the Deepest Yearnings of the Soul” Dieter Uchtdorf
Join Future Picassos this fall for Saturday classes, Birthday Parties and After School classes in a school near you! www.futurepicassos.com
The Riverside School of Music in Cos Cob, CT offers private lessons in violin, viola, cello, bass, piano and guitar for students of all ages, beginner level to advanced players. Teachers will continue giving online lessons, and in-person teaching is now available in the private studios at their School. Lessons are by appointment, and everyone must wear a mask, wash hands and have a temperature check on arrival.
RSM, 401 East Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob, CT
Old Greenwich Karate classes are held in a safe, well lit training hall, located in a building behind Action Art School on Sound Beach Ave. The floors are matted for student safety.
Rick has been teaching Karate to kids and adults since 1997. He has developed a distinctive approach for fast, fun, efficient learning.
Visit our web at www.ogkarate.com or call 203 637-2685
Harney Pender Keady Academy of Irish Dance
In studio, socially distant beginner Irish Dance classes for ages 4 and up on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4:15. If you have a “Pod” of 5 or more, have a teacher come to your house for indoor or outdoor dance class with your Pod or reserve studio time for your pod to have a class!
Hello Zaniacs! Zaniac Greenwich is reigning in the 2020/2021 school year with positivity, brain power and a safe environment. Their Technology & Academic Enrichment Online Courses for grades K-8th are ideal for children of all levels of mastery. Classes are designed for children to research, explore, experiment, problem solve and create. Designed to fit varied students’ skill and all levels of experience, everyone learns and advances! For more information, visit Zaniac Greenwich!
High Five Sports
Offering sports classes for kids ages Pre-K through 5th grade in small groups. Classes can be at-home or in local parks, with up to 8 children. All classes will be taught by certified teachers and strict CDC guidelines for safety will be enforced. Classes will run throughout the day for all of our age groups and will emphasize the fundamentals of each sport. Guidelines will be consistent with the states Standard for Physical Education so parents can use them as enrichment or an enhancement on a virtual Phys-Ed program.
For more info call Seth Goodman at (914) 359-0984
OGTA offers development and competitive programs for children 4 years and older as well as match play practice and Junior USTA teams. For adults, OGTA offers clinics for all levels, weekly drop-in classes where you signup online, USTA teams, and ladies leagues. The session starts September 9.
Greenwich Cardinals Youth Hockey Association (GCYHA) is the only non-profit youth hockey organization in Greenwich serving boys and girls age 5-18. Their mission is for players to (1) learn and develop hockey skills and knowledge under experienced coaches, and (2) foster a lifelong love of hockey. Limited spots are still available for the 2020-21 season. Please visit GCYHA.com or email [email protected] for more information. GO CARDS!
MacInspires teaches acclaimed STEAM programs for ages five to seventeen in our Makerspaces in Greenwich, CT and Mamaroneck, NY. From coding and 3D printing to robotics, movie making and more, MacInspires is here to inspire your child’s curiosity and unlock their potential through technology and the tech arts!
The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s After School Program offers a wide range of programming in the areas of Academic Support, Aquatics, Arts & Media, Athletics/Recreation and Character Development. Come join us! Call with any questions, 203.869.3224
Greenwich Volleyball Club offers focused training on fundamentals, sportsmanship, and team goals with talented and experienced coaches that are trained to coach your children’s age group! Greenwich Volleyball is offering both indoor and outdoor co-ed volleyball programs this fall. For more information visit https://www.greenwichvolleyballclub.com/home.
Make films with your friends and family! Special FX, Stop Motion Animation, Shorts with professional filmmakers, and Acting for Film & TV with an Acting Coach for Oscar winners. Virtual Livestream 2020, learning and doing in small classes!