Winter 2021 Guide to In-Person, Virtual, & Hybrid Activities for Kids of All Ages!

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Peter Layne Arguimbau, luminist artist, paints in the traditional Flemish Technique, grinding his own colors from powdered pigments.  His paintings exude luminous light combined with old world luster.  Peter’s works include classic marines, seascapes, water views, portraits and animals.  Arguimbau has painted, been commissioned and restored paintings in his unique and historic Greenwich ‘Red Barn’ studio/gallery, since 1990.

Schedule a private tour of Peter’s studio and gallery at (203) 274-6176;  info@ArguimbauArt.com.
All are welcome. Masks required.

Red Barn Gallery
121 E. Middle Patent Road
Greenwich, CT 06831

Greenwich Moms has partnered with an incredible community supporter, the Arguimbau Art Gallery, to give you the ultimate guide to Winter activities for your child!

Whether your child loves playing piano or hockey, 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.

Ages 0+

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.

Winter Registration for Greenwich classes starts now! 
Sweet Blue offers a strong emphasis on proper technique with unparalleled expertise. The focus is fostering a lifelong love of water in their students, from ages six months to adults. To learn more, visit sweetblueswim.com.

Eugene’s Music & Learning Studio
New Year, New Music! Get started on your musical New Year’s Resolution with Eugene’s Music & Learning Studio! Register by the 9th and receive 15% of your first lesson with promo code NEWYEAR!

Complete the registration form today to schedule your lesson!

Adult Registration:
https://eugenesmusicstudio.formstack.com/forms/adultregistration

Child Registration:
https://eugenesmusicstudio.formstack.com/forms/registration

Happy New Year!
Eugene’s Music & Learning Studio www.eugenesmls.com (914) 259-8389

If your child is ready to play this winter, then check out Chelsea Piers, located in Stamford, CT. They offer the best learn-to-play environment and sports training for children of all ages and abilities in their state-of-the-art facilities. Committed to providing the safest place to play sports, Chelsea Piers has upgraded their air filtration systems, and implemented enhanced safety and cleaning protocols following all state guidelines on masks, capacities and cohort sizes of 4 students. With over 500,000 sq. ft, Chelsea Piers has plenty of space for kids to learn new skills and safely have fun. Kids receive expert instruction from professional coaches in swimming, gymnastics, tennis, squash, ninja, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball and more! New Semester begins January 23. Get ready to play at Chelsea Piers!

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. 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 info@ctmusictogether.com, or text (203) 256-1656.

Jumpin’ Jams
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.

Ages 1+

YWCA Greenwich Winter virtual and in-person programs available!-

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 Afterschool Programs: 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/

Kids University
Winter Session 1 – Nov. 23 – Jan. 30
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!

Ages 2+

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 winter programs ​which include indoor soccer, and dance. Please visit myogrcc.org to learn more or call 203.637-3659. 

Tinkergarten
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.

Purple Zebras
Winter Box
Are you looking to supplement or add to your child’s home activities this Winter? Try Purple Zebra’s Winter boxes! Containing three themes: snow, valentines, and winter animals..

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. 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.

Ages 3+

Dynamic Martial Arts
For 27 years, Master Corey and his team have been training confident, focused leaders with the life changing experience that is Martial Arts. They care deeply about their students and it is their mission to facilitate their physical and personal transformation.
Give your child the gift of a new experience!
In Studio Martial Arts sessions:
Special December Holiday rate of $99!

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.

Grand Slam Tennis Club offers group tennis classes for all skill levels and ages – beginners welcome! Register Now for 2021 Winter Junior Tennis Programs!

Great Tennis, Great Teaching – at Grand Slam
Call 914-234-9206 to register!

– Virtual Spanish sessions through Zoom.
– Arts & Crafts Winter Playgroups (Spanish/English)
– Party in a Box with fun arts and crafts activities based on a theme of your choice.
– Educational Boxes which includes age appropriate activities for young children.

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

SDSS Martial Arts of Greenwich is offering small, clean and flexible classes for the Fall for all ages. They offer indoor, outdoor and online classes for all ages. Space is limited so contact them for more info!

Natalia Huang Piano Studio provides one on one piano lessons both online and in-person. Students participate in unique performances, exams, and competitions. For all signups through Greenwich Moms through 1/31/21, they will waive the $50 registration fee!

Future Picassos Art Classes for kids online painting, Sketch Illustration, Virtual Birthday Parties,
Painting Parties, Corporate Parties and Playdates. Art Kits and custom Party Kits.
New Teen Leadership Classes to prepare your teen in winning and engaging critical thinking. Register below!

Weekly Saturday Morning Free Sketch Illustration Classes for Kids Everywhere!

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
(203) 661-9501

Ages 4+

Manhattan Mandarin
Manhattan Mandarin has been working with students of all ages and skills levels since 2012. Please join us for a free trial 1:1 lesson or check out our winter group classes. 新年快乐!

Action Art School
Ages 3 1/2 to 13
Fun art classes for kids. Kids will draw out their ideas based on that week’s subject, then they will paint their sketch using their own imagination. Different mediums will be utilized through out the session, including canvas, watercolor, or a collage.

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

Hello Zaniacs! Zaniac Greenwich is reigning in the new 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 and individual lessons for children ages Pre-K through 5th grade in small groups. High Five Sports programs can be run 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 age groups and will emphasize the fundamentals of each sport they teach. 

For more information about classes and discounts call Seth Goodman at (914) 359-0984

OGTA is a family owned public club in the heart of Old Greenwich that offers learn, play, and drill programs for the entire family at all levels. Juniors will be placed in their pathway with kids of a similar age and ability level. They also have weekly match play games and social events. For adults they have leagues, morning and evening clinics, and Point Play options everyday where you can sign up online. Contact them today for a free assessment or any further questions!

info@oldgreenwichtennisacademy.com
www.OldGreenwichTennisAcademy.com
203-637-3398

Ages 5+

MacInspires teaches acclaimed STEAM programs for ages five to seventeen. 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. Join now! Call with any questions, 203.869.3224

Click Here for Tutoring & Education Services Guide!

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