After School Guide

There is such a variety of different after school programs in Queens, your biggest decision will probably be how to choose between them! Here is our guide on after school options for kids.

Academic Lessons

FasTracKids - offers after school and weekend tutoring help for children ages 3-7.

Kumon - has centers all over Queens. Check out their site to find the one nearest you.

Visual Arts

Architots Young at Art Program – This Middle Village studio offers classes once a week for children years 5+ catered towards painting, sketching, mixed media collage making, and basic sculpting.

Center Stage – This performing arts center will be introducing a new program this fall, as an intro to Visual Arts. The group class will meet on Saturdays.

Performing Arts

College Point Arts Center – The after school program offers homework help as well as elective courses in piano, martial arts, and art. There is a nice selection of weekend classes for children of all ages.

The Douglaston School of Music and Art – They offer private lessons in piano, violin, flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, saxophone, recorder, guitar, voice. There are also classes offered in musical theatre, dance, and choir.

Studio E Dance Studio – This Flushing dance studio offers classes from preschool to adult and has been around forever. They have great recital performances so you can see your tot in action.

The Astoria Dance Center – has a full fall lineup of classes. Check out their website for more info


USA Pools at Flushing Meadow Corona Park Aquatic Center

This is one of Queens’ best kept secrets. This indoor aquatic center offers open swim time as well as lessons for children and adults alike. It is a great, affordable ($10 per lesson) way to spend free time. Call the center for lesson schedules and information.

Horseback Riding

The Forest Hills Equine Center – offers riding instruction in private and semi private lessons.


NY Hall Of Science – After-School Science Clubs offer students an enriching science experience one day a week. Each Club includes homework help, snack, exhibit exploration, and interactive science experiments.


The Potter’s Wheel holds seasonal pottery classes for children.

Michael’s Craft Store has locations all over Queens. They consistently hold free crafting classes for kids.


Tree Of Life Yoga Center in Forest Hills holds Yoga classes for kids ages 3 – 11. Call for a schedule


Young Chefs Academy in Forest Hills has cooking classes for kids of all ages.


The Queens Library has a seemingly endless amount of events and classes for kids. Check out your local branch for everything from tween chess to toddler story time.

Flushing Recreation Center is located across from the Flushing Aquatic center and has a variety of classes for children ranging from Karate to Open Gym. They are affordable and in a very nice facility.

NY Parks Department After School Program holds after school sessions at most of their recreation centers. Call (212)-360-3666 for more information.

The Metropolitan Center for Etiquette and Protocol (718)297-7557 located in Jamaica Estates is offering several programs for children and teenagers. The program’s focus is on socialization and is designed to increase confidence and self-esteem. Students will learn Proper Introductions, Correct Handshakes, Eye contact, Dining skills, Telephone Etiquette, Thank You Notes, Conversation skills, Posture, Interview skills, What to wear, Fashion Tips and so much more.

United Nations International School in Jamaica, Queens has an afterschool program that is open to the public. Call the school at (718)-658-6166 for more information.