Best of Queens 2011: Classes

During the holidays, we asked you, our great Queens Mamas readers, to complete our Best of Queens 2011 survey, and you may have wondered why. We’ve compiled a list of the best of Queens based on your answers to our survey. We’re going to reveal the winners and runners up for the various categories over the next week. Thanks for helping us create this list, and thanks for being the cool local experts we expected you to be!


Classes for Babies

There are many great classes in Queens for babies. Here is the winner of this category, as voted by you!


Gymboree offers a variety of classes for babies through their Play & Learn series. Each class has activities designed to stimulate babies at different developmental stages. For more information, visit their website.

Runners Up:

Music Together

The concept of Music Together uses music and movement for their classes in a way that stimulates speech articulation, small and large gross motor skills, pre-linguistic skills, and socialization. Mommy, Music and Me offers Music Together classes in Queens.

Music for Aardvarks

This class has a wide variety of musical activities, including singing, dancing, musical story telling, geared for babies as young as 3 months. The theme of the classes are directed at kids growing up in urban environments. They have classes in Sunnyside, Forest Hills, and Astoria. For more information, visit their website.


Classes for Toddlers

Where do you take your kids when they’ve mastered walking, rolling, tumbling on their own? These are your top picks!

Moon Soup

Does your child like art? Does he or she like to get messy? Check out Moon Soup’s Messy Art class – all fun for your kids, zero clean up for you! Plus check out their other classes.

Runners Up:

Music for Aardvarks

You voted for them in both baby and toddler categories!

Alley Pond Environmental Center

You may have heard about Alley Pond Park, but did you know they also have classes for kids in the environmental center? They have quite a variety, including their Toddler Time classes that cover a range of themes every week.