A Guide to Jackson Heights

Photo Jackson Heights is one of Queens’ up and coming neighborhoods for families. The proximity to the city and ethnic diversity make Jackson Heights a cool place to come with kids. Any local mama who lives in or travels to Jackson Heights should know about the website Jackson Heights Life. They are a valuable resource and message board in the community. Courtesy of JHL here is a great list of kid friendly resources in Jackson Heights.


Music

Kids Music Together: Classes for babies, kids under 4, and kids aged 3-5

Community Church, 81-10 35th Avenue.

Music for Aardvarks, a musical experience for families with children ages 3 months to 5 years.  In Jackson Heights at 80-22 Northern Boulevard, and in other nearby neighborhoods as well

Little Mozarts, music and piano lessons for 4-6 year olds.

Community Church, 81-10 35th Ave.

Musica Para Mi, music classes in Spanish for young children.  At Mimi for Me Yoga,

79-05 Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights

Performing Arts Conservatory of New York, high quality instruction in music, dance, and art,
37-57 89th St, Jackson Heights
718-639-1425

Dance and Theater

Mambo Bravo: Children’s classes available, 40-01 80th Street, 3rd Floor

Pachamama Peruvian Arts: Free weekly classes in
Peruvian music and dance for children, held after school at P.S. 212, 34-25 82nd Street.

Queens Museum of Art First Sundays Program free
interactive dance, music, and art programs on the first Sunday of each month, 1:30 – 4:30 pm.

Roberta Wells Conservatory.  Free and affordable arts programming for youth 6 – 21.  Voice classes and dance drill and baton program. 107-20 Northern Blvd

Dance Dynamics, 84-14 Northern Boulevard, 718-476-8071

Queens Dance Institute, 76-11 37th Avenue, 718-899-8788

Dionne Kamara Dance Classes for children, at the Garden School, 33-16 79th Street

Performing Arts Conservatory of New York, high quality instruction in music,
dance, and art, 718-639-1425, 37-57 89th St, Jackson Heights

 

Sports & Fitness

St. Joan of Arc Youth Council, organized sports and other activities, including art, baseball, softball, basketball, chess, soccer, and track. Open to all children in the community.

Super Kickers, soccer classes for 18 months – 14 years.  Located at P.S. 69, 77-02 37th Ave., and at Mambo Bravo, 40-01 80th Street

Super Soccer Stars, classes for young children.  At the Garden School, 33-16 79th St, and at P.S. 212

Tiny Tadpoles Swim Program:
Swimming classes for infants and young children at the Garden School, 78th St. betw. Northern and 34th Ave., contact tinytadpoles (at) hotmail.com for more info or to register

Yogi Baby: Yoga class for infants and their parents, 10:30-11:30 am Wednesdays, at Mambo Bravo, 40-01 80th St.

Martial Arts instruction by Sensei Orlando at Mkekado School of Karate Kickboxing & Self-Defense, including free Active Self-Defense Classes for adults and children, 72-26 Roosevelt Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jackson Heights.

Elmjack Little League, 79-02 19th Ave., East Elmhurst

Mimi for Me Yoga Studio, Kid’s Karma Yoga, Creative Acting & Dance classes.  Call for appointment or drop in. 718-505-YOGA, mimiformeyoga@gmail.com, 79-05 Roosevelt Avenue, 2nd floor.

Miscellaneous

82nd Street Academics, at the Community Church, 81-10 35th Avenue

Fun With Chinese Characters – Chinese Language
Learning through Theatre, Storytelling, Movement and Music. For kids 3 years
and up. At 82nd Street Academics/Community Church, 81-10 35th Avenue

Spy Club, Learn sneaky skills like fingerprinting, code writing, disguises and more. For children in Grades 4-6. Free. Call 718-899-2500 for info.

Jackson Heights Public Library, 35-51 81st St.

Heights of Gaming: Free open gaming, 78-14 Roosevelt Ave. (Superior Pharmacy)

Playgrounds

78th Street Play Street: between 34th Ave. and Northern Blvd.  In 2010, it will be open 7 days/week in July and
August. This is a car free street where kids of all ages can come and play. It is city living at it’s best!

Travers Park

Hart Playground

Gorman Playground

Bulova Park

St. Michael’s Playground

Playground 90

Northern Playground

Fisher Pool

Tot Lot Park

Junction Playground

Frank D. O’Connor Park