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.
Kids Music Together: Classes for babies, kids under 4, and kids aged 3-5
Community Church, 81-10 35th Avenue.
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
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)
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!