2023-24 Afterschool & Extracurricular Activities in Brooklyn

Macaroni Kid Brooklyn NW's Guide to 2023 kids programs – check back for additions & updates!

By Meredith Kurnov, Publisher & Editor for Macaroni Kid Brooklyn NW January 22, 2024

With some of the greatest variety of kids' programs on the planet, Brooklyn kids' programs cover just about every activity under the sun to nurture your child's interests and skills beyond school. Get in on the fun before programs fill up and let them know you found them on Macaroni KID!

With so many considerations and options, we know choosing an activity can be a tough choice. We hope our guide helps make the decision a little easier. Check out our wonderful featured programs, then scroll below for a comprehensive list of ALL programs organized alphabetically by neighborhood with key details: category, accepted ages, plus dates, times, and cost when they have been submitted.

Check back often as we add even more kids' programs to this list! If you have an activity to add, or would like to feature your program in this guide, please email us

Featured  2023 Programs

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Bouldering Project

Kids are natural climbers and watching them discover climbing makes for a special part of the Bouldering Project experience. Our youth programs teach kids skills like resilience, problem-solving, camaraderie, and calculated risk taking—all while tapping in to their love of adventure. Register here.
Ages 3-16 | Mini-Mountaineers: Tuesday 3:00-3:45pm, Thursday 3:00-3:45pm, Sunday 9:00-9:45pm ($35/per class) | Pebbles: Saturday 9:30-11:00 am; Monday 4:00-5:30 pm; Wednesday 4:00-5:30 pm ($315/10 week session) | Rocks: Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00 pm; Saturday/Sunday 10:00-12:000 pm/ Boulders: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:00-6:00 pm; Saturday 10:30-12:30 pm | Teens: Tuesday, Thursday 4:00-6:00 pm; Saturday 10:30-12:30 ($350/10 week session)

Brooklyn Magic Shop
Magic Arts/Performing Arts/Creative/Prop-Making
Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens

Brooklyn Magic Shop's Magic Arts Program is designed to inspire and grow young magicians' magical interests. Students will explore prop making, improvisation, performance, and foundations in close-up magic using cards, everyday objects, and props. At the end of each half semester, students will take the stage for their magic showcase. Register here.
Ages 7-15: Tuesdays 3:30PM - 5:30PM, $360-$420/half semester
School pickup available: PS 58 and PS 32

Brooklyn Music School
Fort Greene

Arts Reaching Youth (ARY) is an after school program for students in grades K-5 which offers a range of activities in dance, music, and musical theatre. Homework support, healthy snacks, and bus pick-up from participating schools is also included.  ARY is a place for connecting, growing, and learning. Register here.
Grades K-5: Weekdays 4:40 - 6:15pm, Pickup times vary by school, early classes available on Wednesdays
School pickup available at PS 20, PS 56, Community Roots, Compass Charter, Brooklyn Prospect Charter, IES, PS 11, PS 133, PS 38, PS 9

Brooklyn Ninja Academy
Ninja Warrior Obstacle Training
Park Slope/Gowanus

Brooklyn Ninja Academy ninja warrior obstacle training is for ages 6+ of any skill level, and fosters kids’ growth and improvement, while they’re having the time of their lives. A 10-week progressive program teaches future ninjas to overcome ninja warrior obstacles one by one. Ninjas analyze, approach, and conquer obstacles and learn new techniques for climbing, swinging, agility, balance, and strength. There is no better feeling than the ultimate thrill of hitting the buzzer at the top of the iconic Warped Wall, complete with sound effects and lights! Register here.
Ages 6-13: 10-week semesters offered through end of June 2024, One-hour classes after school and on weekends, $575 for 10 weeks
Try a drop in class offered on weekends

Champions Martial Arts
Martial Arts
Brooklyn Heights and Carroll Gardens

Our students learn a lot during our tae kwon do class, such as physical fitness, self-defense, self-control, self-discipline, respect, courtesy, making friends, and so much more! No experience necessary, we believe in each kid's development rhythm! Join us for a free trial! Register here.
Ages 3+: Ongoing dates: 7-month membership pay-in-full option or monthly option, 30-40 minutes classes after school 3:20-7:30pm and on Saturdays
Free trial available for new customers

Child's Play NY
Theater Productions
Brooklyn Heights

Child’s Play NY theater classes are both right for the child who passionately dreams of being on stage and the one who is simply looking for a joy-filled class. In small ensembles, a company of skilled performers is built - centering bravery, imagination and truthfulness. Improvisation and theater games help stoke creativity, developing the company and the spirit of play. Register here.
Grades 1st-3rd, 3rd-5th, 4th-6th, 6th-8th: Improvaganza for Grades 4-6, Tuesdays; The Addams Family Musical for Grades 4-6, 4p-5:30p on Mondays OR Wednesdays; The Lion King Kids for 1st-3rd, 3:30p-5p Tuesdays OR Thursdays; The Tempest for 3rd-5th, 3p-4:30p Sundays; Much Ado About Nothing for 6th-8th, 4:45p-6:15p Sundays, Pricing varies per program per day, drop-ins available for Improvaganza only
School pickup available: Contact Child's Play NY to inquire 

Creatively Wild Art Studio
Creative/Visual Arts Classes, Life Skills/Lessons, Online Art Classes

Creatively Wild Art Studio DUMBO's original Art Studio offers Art classes for all ages + levels. Since 2009, we have been providing the very best in after school programs in our authentic studio in DUMBO Brooklyn, it is our goal to provide our students with the very best in Arts Education and to foster creative expression, whether you have a serious interest in learning artistic disciplines or simply want to get in touch with your own creative life. Our After School Program of inspiring Art classes are offered in a wide diverse range of media and topics. Private Art classes are available for individuals or small groups in the studio or online. Links: Kids After School | Teen After School | Online Teen Art Classes 
Ages 4-8 (kids) & 9-12 + 13-17 (teens): Mondays-Fridays + Weekend options (see preferred age group for details)
School pickup available: PS 8, Dock Street School, Explore School, PS 307, St. Ann's School
DISCOUNT: FLASH SALES on website | Sign Up for notifications

Hootenanny Brooklyn
Music and Singing
Park Slope/Windsor Terrace

Join us for music classes and lessons at Hootenanny! We offer choir- a playful approach for singing for ages 4-8. Students will find their voice thru games that offer an intro to singing techniques and learn a range of songs! We also offer instrument lessons and Saturday afternoon music workshops. Let's play! Register here.
Ages 4-8: Weekday Afternoons, Saturday Afternoons, $360/semester, $40/drop in, $605/Private Lesson Semester 
School pick up available from PS 154, PS 107, PS 10

Homage Skateboard Academy
Downtown Brooklyn / Boerum Hill

The Homage Skateboard Academy is an indoor skateboarding educational facility. We think that skateboarding is more than just a physical activity so we also teach about skateboarding culture and how skateboarding can change the way a person perceives their surroundings, and the relationship between skateboarding and life lessons. Register here.
Ages 6-14: 4 Weekday Programs Daily: learning sessions ($65/session) 3:30-4:30pm, learning & practice sessions ($120/session) 3:30-6pm,  practice sessions  ($75/session) 4:45-6pm, homework hangout & practice sessions ($95/session) 3:30-6pm

Last Place On Earth
Board Games/Dungeons and Dragons, Theater/Improv, Open Play

Embark on extraordinary adventures at Last Place On Earth’s thrilling clubs! We cater to your kids imagination in D&D, giving a completely new experience to the most classic RPG game. With creative challenges, and a fun-filled atmosphere, our clubs are the perfect way to ignite passions and create lasting memories. Register here.
Ages 8-14 (recommended, but flexible): 
Through January 31, everyday 3:30 - 5:30pm / Extended 7pm pickup offered, $65 Drop - In / $225 Monthly / $950 Semester / $1,700 Full Year / $15 Extended Hours
Open House: September 1st 1pm-5pm - Try out all our clubs in one day!

New York Society of Play

Explore the world of Fantasy Frontier with the New York Society of Play!  Unleash your inner Hero and join forces with your friends to battle monsters, uncover powerful magic items, and save the day! Experience the thrill of adventure, danger, and magic! Register here.
Ages 7-15: Weekdays 3-6PM, Saturdays 10am-1pm, $700/semester
School pickup available from PS31(M-F), PS34(M-F), PS110 (W, F), PS132(M-T, TH-F), Brooklyn Arbor(M, T, F),and PS84(M, T, F)

Soccer Shots
Soccer/Character Building
Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, South Slope, Prospect Heights

Soccer Shots is an engaging children's soccer program for ages 2-8 with a focus on character development. We offer an age-appropriate curriculum, best-in-class coaching, and expert communication! Register here.
Ages 2-8: Fridays After School, Saturday Mornings, Sunday Mornings, $306/season, $0/Free Fun Day trial session

Speakitaly NYC
Italian Language Classes / Cooking Classes / Art Lab / Toddlers

Our programs are for both children who are being introduced to a new foreign language and for those who need the practice to improve what they already know. Our lessons are stimulating and entertaining and they are encouraged to experience the language through fun activities. Register here.
Ages 3-16: 
Through February 17, Weekdays 3:30-6pm, Single class $45 / 17 Weeks  $679 -- 19 Weeks $759

STEAM Champs
STEAM Coding and Robotics
Downtown Brooklyn

STEAM Champs inspires kids to create and innovate with awesome after school programs that get their gears turning ⚙️🤖. From playing games to making them, your little genius will fall in love with everything STEAM this semester. Reach out for School Pickup Information! Click Here to See Our Programs.
Ages 5 to 7: classes on weekdays from 3:30 to 6:30
Ages 8 to 12: classes on weekdays from 3:30 to 6:30

Stepping Stones Center
Open Play, Arts and Crafts, Cooking Activities
Carroll Gardens

Enroll your child in our engaging Afterschool Program from 3:30pm - 6:00pm. Children will enjoy arts and crafts, cooking, and homework help. Foster their creativity, culinary skills, and academic success. Limited spots available, contact us: 718-243-1432 // Register here.
Ages 4-10: Through June 21, Weekdays 3:30-6pm, Monthly Tuition: 5 Days / $1,015 - 3 Days / $738 - 2 Days / $492

The Craft Studio
Creative, Visual Arts, Crafting, Art
Boerum Hill/Cobble Hill/Downtown Brooklyn

Our classes go beyond the typical art class and focus on "everyone is an artist" and "perfect is boring". On trend projects that kids and parents love, a format that is conducive for no stress and creative fun for all, and inspiration runs wild in our gorgeous studio! Register here.
Ages 18 months - 10 years old: Rolling, drop-in class, semester monthly memberships available, See website for numerous weekday class time options for all ages, $44-$49/class
School pickup available: If requested, can be arranged from any school.
DISCOUNTS: Huge savings with monthly membership and class packs

The Geek Forest
Game Design, Animation, Art and Design and Gaming

Geek Forest is a leading enrichment program focused on game development, animation, art and design, and gaming. As a woman-owned business, we bring a cutting-edge approach to education. Since 2015, our program is designed to empower children with the latest technologies that will shape their future in the digital world. Our team of skilled educators is dedicated to equipping your children with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in this exciting field. Register here.
Ages 6+: Through January 26, Weekdays 3-5pm, with 5:30/6pm extended stay option, $900, +$100 for 5pm pickup, +$150 for 5:30pm pickup, +$300 for 6pm pickup
School pickup available: PS31, PS84, PS110, PS132, ARBOR, C'E Montessori + upon request

Treasure Trunk Theatre 
Theatre Arts and Imaginative Play
Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, "We Come to You" options available

Founded by a local mom of 2, Treasure Trunk is your kiddo's home for creativity, imagination, connection and self expression! We offer options with school pick up for ages 3-9 in Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope and Prospect Heights, as well as custom classes offsite. Your kiddo is invited to dive into their imagination with classes like Broadway Workshop, Project Platform 9 and ¾, Imagination Adventure, Storybook Adventures, and more! Register here.
Ages 0-9: Current semester runs through January 26th with new semester beginning on January 29th, Classes offered Mondays-Fridays between 3:15pm-5:30pm - All with after school pick up available by request, Classes range from $35-45 depending on the length and drop-in vs semester pricing.
School pickup available: Yes! Any school within walking distance of our class locations

Williamsburg Soccer Club
Soccer, Outdoor, Sports
Williamsburg and Greenpoint

Williamsburg Soccer Club provides fun and friendly soccer classes on a weekly basis for kids in Brooklyn 18 months - 10 years old. We play at several indoor and outdoor locations in Williamsburg (McCarren Park and Bushwick Inlet), Greenpoint (The Post), and East Williamsburg (Ten Eyck Playground). Register here.
Ages 18 months - 10 years old: Monday 8:40am-12pm & 3pm-5pm / Tuesday 2:45pm-6pm / Wednesday 3pm-6pm / Thursday 8:40am-12pm & 2:45pm-6pm / Saturday 9am-12:30pm / Sunday 8am-1pm, $475 season 14 weeks, $37.50/drop-in class

All 2023 Programs

Click on a neighborhood to jump to programs in that area:
📍 Brooklyn Heights • DUMBO • Vinegar Hill
📍 Boerum Hill • Cobble Hill • Carroll Gardens • Gowanus • Red Hook
📍 Downtown Brooklyn • Fort Greene • Clinton Hill • Bed-Stuy
📍 Williamsburg • Greenpoint
📍 Park Slope • Prospect Park • Prospect Heights
Beyond Brooklyn NW
📍 At-Home Programs (all neighborhoods)

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