As we’ve been featuring local businesses in Forest Hills and asking them what they think about the neighborhood, a common trend we’ve heard is family friendly! Forest Hills lives up to this family friendliness with the various options of after school programs and activities that local businesses offer.
We put together a list of a few that we’ve had the opportunity to interview. If you’re a parent looking for an after school program for your children, check these out.
Publisher’s note: We’re also looking to add other local after school programs to feature (if you’re a business owner, please contact me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org)
All Star Studios
Whether you’re a beginning dancer or experienced one, All Star Studios has a wide variety of classes for ages 3 to adult. Classes are led by teachers who are well-qualified and are passionate about dance and about the students they are training.
All Star Studios is a bright, clean, and spacious facility offering parent viewing windows as well as a well-equipped waiting area which is ideal for parents with smaller children.
If you’re looking for a music school that is not only enjoyable but encouraging and enriching as well, check out Belle Arti.
Their well-organized classes follow a semester schedule that allows kids and parents to enjoy their vacation without having to miss out on lessons. To learn more, read our interview with Claudette Munné, co-owner of Belle Arti in Forest Hills.
Further Music School
Further Music School in Forest Hills is one outlet for kids and adults to explore their musical talents. Serving over 2,000 students since 2007, this community music school also provides music exam prep for exams like the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) exam and the international Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exam.
Will Further Music School be the right fit for your kids music education?
Igniting passion for music and inspiring creativity are valued goals for Hug Music. Co-founder Kana has developed a music therapy method, Musicreative, combining music therapy and music education for children of disabilities. Classes are available that cater to individuals with special needs such as Autism, ADHD, ADD, and Dyslexia.
Istein Education Center
Parents are spoiled for choice at ISTEIN Education Center, a center offering after-school programs, music classes, and Chinese language courses. Located in the heart of Forest Hills, close to bakeries, coffee shops, restaurants and doctor offices, ISTEIN is an ideal center for parents looking to enrich their child’s musical talents, learn a second language or participate in an after-school and summer school program.
During the school year, Learning Lab has an after-school enrichment program on weekdays that provides snack, homework help, and enrichment activities. On weekends, Learning Lab offers a variety of classes, including writing, art, yoga for kids, baby and me yoga, STEM, and chess. They also offer one-on-one tutoring and summer programs.
Using a rope, ball, ribbons, clubs, and choreographed routines, Rhythmic Gymnastics presents a delightful routine filled with grace and agility. Queens Gymnastics, a rhythmic gymnastics school in Forest Hills was established by Mila and Alex, a mother and son team from the Ukraine. Both are passionate about this sport and care deeply for their students.